Sumita Mitra, MS, PhD has left her mark on nanotechnology and dental materials for more than three decades. Though she has been retired for more than ten years, her influence and her work continues--and her work with the School of Dentistry’s Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics (MDRCBB) makes up a large part of that influence.
School of Dentistry Professor Conrado Aparicio, PhD, is leading a research team focused on reducing infection rates for patients with bone-integrated prosthetic limbs. As a mechanical engineer with deep experience advancing the science of dental implants, he is the lead investigator on a new $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense.
Past and present visiting scholars from Brazil, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Spain, Malaysia and Turkey were brought together virtually by the Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics (MDRCBB) this month.
“We are all eager to be back in the lab, but in the meantime, there is value in virtual connection,” said Professor Alex Fok, PhD, director of the MDRCBB. “Our best work is built on collaboration and partnerships with people and organizations around the world.”
Conrado Aparicio, PhD, MScEng, is the real deal. He is the consummate educator with superb student evaluations and a mentor of award winning students at all levels of professional education. Lauded by students as “100% good” and “a precious treasure”, he also is universally respected by faculty and colleagues as a scientific pioneer and thought leader with a global reach.
Conrado Aparicio, PhD, MScEng (Restorative Sci-Biomaterials) and Robert Jones, PhD, DDS (Developmental/Surg Sci- Pediatric Dentistry) have been awarded a two-year subcontract from TDA Research (Wheat Ridge, CO) to collaborate on the development of a novel, long-term stable dental resin polymer system for initial use to improve dental sealants and, later, restorative materials.
The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry’s Minnesota Dental Resource Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics (MDRCBB) celebrated its 25th anniversary with colleagues from around the world on October 17-18, 2016.
University President Eric W. Kaler and Mrs. Karen Kaler were among the more than 500 fairgoers who stopped by the School of Dentistry's booth at the Minnesota State Fair on August 26. The exhibit featured activities that promote the school's patient clinics and research expertise, and advance awareness of oral health as an integral component of health and wellbeing.
The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry's Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics (MDRCBB) was featured on NPR's Marketplace on February 15.
The School of Dentistry's past, present and future came together June 26 as Moos Tower hosted Fridjtov Owre of Norway, a relative of Dr. Alfred Owre, the School of Dentistry's influential dean from 1905 to 1927.
On Wednesday, February 11, 3M ESPE brought 13 dental practitioners from Saudi Arabia to visit the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.