Equipment

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The following equipment is available for biomaterials research.


Specialty Equipment for Measurement of Root Sensitivity

Gingival recession that is common during middle-age causes root exposure and sensitivity to cold. Evaluation of treatments to reduce this sensitivity requires instrumentation capable of delivering a focused stimulus of controlled temperature along with a protocol to access the painful response. Clinical scientists at the Cruzan Center for Dental Research have refined several novel instruments to test changes in cold sensitivity.


Specialty Equipment for Dental Materials Testing

In addition to having a fully equipped machine shop where special testing equipment can be fabricated, the following equipment is available for dental materials testing: