Our Research

Dr. Steve Card

Research interests:

  • Rotary instrumentation
  • Vital pulp therapy
  • Long-term evaluation of Resilon root fillings
  • Endodontic surgery
  • Teaching of endodontic access utilizing 3D printed models

 

Dr. Ashraf F. Fouad

Research interests:

  • Microbiology of endodontic infections using contemporary technologies
  • Vital pulp therapy and dental pulp regeneration
  • The relationship of endodontic disease and systemic disease

 

Dr. Richard D. Gracely

Research interests:

  • Developing pain measurement methods
  • Application of those methods to investigations of the underlying mechanisms of problematic pain syndromes and pain control methods using psychophysical methods, psychophysiological methods, and brain neuroimaging

 

Dr. Asma Khan

Research interests:

  • Odontogenic pain: new diagnostics, analgesics and local anesthetics
  • MicroRNAs: The role of microRNAs as modulators and biomarkers of pain conditions, including odontogenic pain and also¬†wide-spread pain conditions
  • Clinical outcomes of endodontic treatments, including direct pulp caps, regenerative endodontics, and others

 

Dr. Peter Tawil

Research interests:

  • Periapical microsurgery
  • Dentinal defect evaluation
  • New technology and material assessment
  • New technology integration in education

 

Dr. Inna Tchivileva

Research interests:

  • Identification of¬†genetic variants influencing pain sensitivity, evaluation of the likelihood of developing chronic pain diseases, and the response to pain therapy.
  • Pharmacogenetic clinical trials translating basic research findings into clinical practice.
  • The effect of catecholamine-O-methyltransferase gene polymorphism on response to beta-adrenergic blocker therapy in patients with temporomandibular joint disorder