Edward C. Combe, PhD, DSc, MSc

Professor Emeritus, Department of Restorative Sciences

Edward C. Combe

Contact Info

combe001@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-624-0190

Professor Emeritus, Department of Restorative Sciences

Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics (MDRCBB)


Summary

Awards & Recognition

  • Instructor of the Year award - University of Minnesota School of Dentistry 1997, 1998, 2000 & 2003
  • Century Club Professor of the Year - University of Minnesota School of Dentistry 2002
  • Elected to Honorary Membership of Omicron Kappa Upsilon by the Beta Beta Chapter 2004

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Rheological properties of biomaterials, including impression materials, bleaching gels, etchant gels and flowable composites; Adhesion and adhesive materials; Surface free energy of biomaterials and biological materials; Development of dental gypsum products

Patents

  • B W Bertenshaw, E C Combe, D C Tidy & J N C Laycock. U.S.A. Patent 4,174,334 (1979)
  • E C Combe, B C Cohen & A D Wilson. U.S.A. Patent 5,141,560 (1992)
  • E C Combe & E S Reeh. U.S.A Patent 6,028,125 (2000)
  • E C Combe & E S Reeh. U.S.A Patent 6,197,846 (2001)
  • J H Warford III, E C Combe & J H Warford II. U.S.A Patent 6,342,203 (2002)
  • E C Combe, J H Warford III & J H Warford II. U.S.A Patent 6,342,204 (2002)
  • E C Combe, J H Warford III & J H Warford II. U.S.A Patent 6,419,904 (2002)
  • J H Warford III, E C Combe & J H Warford II. U.S.A Patent 6,451,292 (2002)

Publications

Books:

E C Combe. Notes on Dental Materials, published by Churchill Livingstone (Edinburgh). Six English editions. Translations in Japanese, German, Malaysian, Spanish, Indonesian and Polish

E C Combe, F J T Burke & W H Douglas. Dental Biomaterials, Published in 1999 by Kluwer Academic Publishers (Boston)

Recent papers in peer-reviewed journals:

T. Wille, E C Combe, I J Pesun & D W Giles. Rheological characteristics of tooth bleaching materials. JOURNAL OF ORAL REHABILITATION 27: 1060-1063, 2000.

R S Kess, E C Combe & B S Sparks. Factors influencing the wettability of vinyl polysiloxane impression materials.JOURNAL OF PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY 84: 98--102, 2000

F J T Burke, A-M S Shaglouf, E C Combe & N H F Wilson. Fracture resistance of five pin-retained core build-up materials on teeth with and without extracoronal preparation. OPERATIVE DENTISTRY 25: 388-194, 2000.

F J T Burke, E C Combe & W H Douglas. The current status of dentine bonding systems: 1. Mode of action. DENTAL UPDATE, 27: 85-93, 2000.

F J T Burke, E C Combe & W H Douglas. The current status of dentine bonding systems: 2. Clinical Uses. DENTAL UPDATE, 27: 124-130, 2000.

E C Combe & F J T Burke. Contemporary resin-based composite materials for direct placement restorations: packables, flowables and others. DENTAL UPDATE 27: 326-332, 334-336, 2000

J E Martinez, E C Combe & I J Pesun. Rheological properties of vinyl polysiloxane impression pastes. DENTAL MATERIALS 17: 471-476, 2001.

E J Swift, J Perdigao, E C Combe, C H Simpson & M F Nunes. Effects of restorative and adhesive curing methods on dentin bond strengths. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF DENTISTRY 14: 137-149, 2001.

E C Combe, B D Cohen & K Cummings. Alpha- and beta-forms of gutta-percha in products for root canal filling.INTERNATIONAL ENDODONTIC JOURNAL, 34: 447-451, 2001.

R K Grandhi, E C Combe & T M Speidel. Shear bond strength of stainless steel orthodontic brackets with a moisture- insensitive primer. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPEDICS 119: 251-255, 2001.

K M Abdelaziz, E C Combe, & J S Hodges. The effect of disinfectants on the properties of dental gypsum. 1. Mechanical properties. JOURNAL OF PROSTHODONTICS, 11: 161-167, 2002.

R W Arnold, E C Combe & J H Warford III, Bonding of stainless steel brackets to enamel with a new self-etching primer.AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPEDICS 122: 274-276, 2002.

E S Reeh & E C Combe. New core and sealer materials for root canal obturation and retrofilling. JOURNAL OF ENDODONTICS 28: 520-523, 2002.

F J T Burke, A C C Shortall, E C Combe & T C Aitchison. Assessing restorative dental materials. 1. Test methods and assessment of results. DENTAL UPDATE 29: 188-194, 2002.

F J T Burke, A C C Shortall, E C Combe & T C Aitchison.Assessing restorative dental materials. 2. Questions for a dental sales representative DENTAL UPDATE 29: 244-248, 2002.

A J Wahl, E C Combe, Polack M A & L V Martens. Effect of water quality on the bonding of resin to moist dentin.AMERICAN JOURNAL OF DENTISTRY 15: 114-116, 2002.

K M Abdelaziz, E C Combe, & J S Hodges. The effect of disinfectants on the properties of dental gypsum. 2. Surface properties. JOURNAL OF PROSTHODONTICS, 11: 234-240, 2002.

J O Twomey, K M Abdelaziz, E C Combe & D L Anderson, Calcium hypochlorite as a disinfecting additive for dental stone. JOURNAL OF PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY, 90: 282-288, 2003.

M R Kauppi & E C Combe. Polymerization of orthodontic adhesives using modern high-intensity visible curing lights.AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPEDICS, 124: 316-322, 2003.

T Wille, I J Pesun , E C Combe, G C Lindquist G C & J S Hodges. A clinical pilot study of the time-dependent composition of tooth bleaching systems. JOURNAL OF ORAL REHABILITATION , 30: 510-514, 2003.

K M Abdelaziz, A Attia, & E C Combe. Evaluation of disinfected casts poured in gypsum with gum arabic and calcium hydroxide additives. JOURNAL OF PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY , 92: 27-34, 2004.

D J Schneider, E C Combe & L V Martens. The effect of washing water on bonding to etched enamel. JOURNAL OF ORAL REHABILITATION, 31: 85-89, 2004.

E C Combe, B A Owen & J S Hodges. A protocol for determining the surface free energy of dental materials. DENTAL MATERIALS, 20: 262-268, 2004.

R G Castellon, E C Combe & I J Pesun. The effect of artificial saliva on the rheological properties of tooth whitening systems. JOURNAL OF ORAL REHABILITATION, 31: 1149-1154, 2004.

S D Knorr, E C Combe, L F Wolff & J S Hodges. The surface free energy of dental gold-based materials. DENTAL MATERIALS, 21 272-277, 2005.