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Biomaterials Science


Chan KS, Koike M, Okabe T. Grindability of Ti-alloys. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 37: 1323-1331, 2006.

Chan KS, Koike M, Okabe T. Modeling wear of Ti-alloys for dental applications. Acta Biomateria 3(3): 383-389, 2007.

Griggs JA. Ceramic-metal systems. In: Powers JM, Sakaguchi RL, eds. Restorative Dental Materials, 12th ed. 465-478. St. Louis: Mosby, 2006.

Keanini RG, Watanabe K, Okabe T.  Theoretical model of the two-chamber pressure casting process.  Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B 36B: 283-292, 2005.

Kikuchi M, Takahashi M, Sato H, Okuno O, Nunn ME, Okabe T. Grindability of cast Ti-Hf alloys.  J Biomed Mater Res Part B: Appl Biomater 77B: 34-38, 2006.

Kogan P, He J, Glickman GN, Watanabe I. The effect of various additives on setting properties of MTA. J Endodont 32(5): 69-72, 2006.

Koike M, Chan KS, Okabe T. Dental titanium casting at Baylor College of Dentistry – Update. In: Gungor MH, Imam MA, Froes FH, eds. Innovation in Titanium Technology. 199-208. Warrendale, PA: The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, 2007.

Koike M, Ito M, Okuno O, Kimura K, Takeda O, Okabe HT, Okabe T. Evaluation of Ti-Cr-Cu alloys for dental applications. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance 14(6): 778-783, 2005. Koike M, Ohkubo C, Fujii H, Okabe T. Total characterization of cast Ti-Fe-O-N alloys for dental applications. Journal of Japan Institute of Light Metals 55(12): 682-686, 2005.

Kurogi T, Nakamura S, Koike M, Terano M, Hisastune K, Fujii H. The corrosion behavior of titanium in formic acid, oxalic acid and formaldehyde. Int Chin J Dent 6: 1-7, 2006.

Mikai M, Koike M, Fujii H. Quantitative analysis of allergenic ingredients in eluate extracted from used denture base resin. J Oral Rehabil 33: 216-220, 2006.

Mitchell RJ, Koike M, Okabe T. Posterior amalgam restoration – usage, regulation, and longevity. Dental Clinics of North America 51: 573-589, 2007.

Ng CCH, Dumbrigue HB, Al-Bayat MI, Griggs JA, Wakefield CW. Incomplete ferrule: Effect of location of remaining tooth structure on the fracture resistance of endodontically treated teeth. J Prosthet Dent 95: 290-296, 2006. Nour El-din AK, Miller BH, Griggs JA. Immediate bonding to bleached enamel. Oper Dent 31: 106-114, 2006.

Ohkubo C, Hosoi T, Ford P, Watanabe I. Effect of surface reaction layer on grindability of cast titanium alloys. Dent Mater 22: 268-274, 2006.

Ohkubo C, Hosoi T, Fujii H, Koike M, Okabe T. Wear of cast titanium: A summary of ongoing studies. Proceedings of the Third Asia International Conference on Tribology 173-174, 2006.

Ohkubo C, Takeuchi K, Sato Y, Shimura I, Aoki T, Tanaka Y, Watanabe I, Hosoi T. Wear resistance of magnetic Fe-Pt alloy teeth. Prosth Res Prac 4: 42-47, 2005.

Saab XE, Griggs JA, Powers JM, Engelmeier RL. Effect of abutment angulation on the strain on the bone around an implant in the anterior maxilla. J Prosthet Dent 97: 85-92, 2007.

Sato H, Kikuchi M, Komatsu M, Okuno O, Okabe T.  Mechanical properties of cast Ti-Hf alloys. J Biomed Mater Res Part B: Appl Biomater 72B: 362-367, 2005.

Shimizu K, Okabe T, Koike M, Sekino K. Strengths of cast commercially titanium and Ti-6Al-4V. The Journal of Technological Researches. The College of Engineering, Kanto Gakuin University. 50(2): 41-48, 2007.

Shimizu H, Sato H, Watanabe K, Koike M and Okabe T. Mold filling of titanium alloys. In: Gandin CA, Bellet M, eds. Modeling of casting, welding and advanced solidification processes-XI. 143-149. Warrendale, PA: The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, 2006.

Sinyayev VA, Kunitsa TN, Shustikova ES, Levchenko LV, Griggs J. Effect of amorphous calcium and calcium-magnesium phosphates on microbes. Association of Science and Technology 2(13): 120-125, 2006.

Tanaka Y, Watanabe I, Okabe T. Cross-sectional TEM analysis of porcelain fused to gold-coated titanium. Dent Mater J 26: 84-88, 2007.

Watanabe I, Baba N. Effect of welding parameters on penetration of Nd: YAG laser into cast Ti and Au- and Ag-based alloys. Quint Int 38(8): 41-46, 2007.

Watanabe I, Baba N, Chang J, Chiu Y. Nd: YAG laser penetration into cast titanium and gold alloy with different surface preparations. J Oral Rehabil 33: 443-446, 2006.

Watanabe I, Gonzalez JA, Woody RD, Schow SR. Functional and esthetic reconstruction for a patient with mandibular osteosarcoma: A clinical report. Int Chin J Dent 5: 91-95, 2005.

Watanabe I, Liu J, Saimoto A, Griggs J, Okabe T. Effect of surface reaction layer on three-point flexure bond strength of resin composite to cast Ti and Ti-6Al-7Nb. In: Zardiackas L, Kraay, J, Freese H, eds. Titanium, Niobium, Zirconium, and Tantalum for Medical and Surgical Applications 113-119. West Conshohocken: ASTM International, 2006.

Watanabe I, Nguyen K, Benson PA, Tanaka Y. Joint properties of cast Fe-Pt magnetic alloy laser-welded to Au- and Ag- alloys. J Biomed Mater Res 76B:190-195, 2006.

Watanabe I, Topham DS. Laser welding of cast titanium and dental alloys using argon shielding. J Prosthodont 15: 102-107, 2006.

Other news

Darla Benson joined the department Aug. 28 as an educational specialist. She previously worked at HSC-BCD from 2000-2004.

Dr. Jason Griggs left HSC-BCD to serve as professor in the biomedical materials science department at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., where he will take over the position of chair of the department in January.

Drs. Toru Okabe and Mari Koike were awarded $52,000 for a three-year investigation of the corrosion behavior of the dental magnetic attachment through Tohoku University from a Japanese government agency, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Company.  

Debbie Roberts was promoted April 23 to administrative coordinator from administrative assistant I.

Biomedical Sciences


Hutchins B. An Interactive Color Atlas of the Human Skull. V 1.0. McBetty Publishing Co., 2007.

Other News

Dr. Robert Hinton has been selected as a member of the National Board Anatomic Sciences Test Construction Committee, administered by the American Dental Association’s Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations.  His term will begin January 2008. 

Dr. Bob Hutchins was a member of the Commission on Dental Accreditation site visit team at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Sept. 17-21.


Other News

Dr. Miles Beach is the new director of predoctoral periodontics.

The department welcomes Dr. Ben Meyrat as a full-time assistant professor in predoctoral periodontics.

Restorative Sciences


Dr. Ali Bolouri presented a continuing education course titled “Conventional implant supported complete denture fabrication” Sept. 14 at the Texas A&M Health Science Center South Texas Center in McAllen, Texas.