School of Dentistry


Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics



The center has a versatile X-ray micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) system which can provide high-resolution digital imaging of the microstructures of dental biomaterials and restorations. The system is being used to nondestructively assess the quality of restorative procedures, monitor the development of artificial caries in tissues subjected to different demineralizing and remineralizing regimes, and characterize the architecture of scaffolding foam materials.

Micro-CT unit

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