Stephen D. Campbell

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This article presents a brief history of dental ceramics and offers perspectives on recent research aimed at the further development of ceramics for clinical use, at their evaluation and selection, and very importantly, their clinical performance. Innovative ceramic materials and ceramics processing strategies that were introduced to restorative dentistry(More)
This study demonstrated that quantitative fractography can be used to study failed aluminous and glass-ceramic central porcelains. Fracture surfaces of DICOR and Vitadur-N core porcelain modulous-of-rupture bars were studied to identify fracture mirror features useful in (1) locating the source of fracture and (2) calculating the stress at fracture in(More)
In-Ceram material is a relatively new all-ceramic restorative material with improved properties that require research. The clinical selection of restorative materials is based on a number of parameters such as esthetics, fit, and strength. This study determined the flexural strength of In-Ceram system components and compared the core material with(More)
The surface roughness of crown and bridge materials should be minimized to obtain optimal biocompatability. This study used scanning electron microscopy to evaluate the effect of polishing procedures on two all-ceramic crown materials (Dicor and Cerestore). The "as formed," unpolished specimens of both Dicor and Cerestore materials presented a rough(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this review was, first, to critically evaluate published evidence on the effects of artificial crowns and fixed partial dentures (FPDs) on adjacent periodontal tissue health, and second to synthesize this evidence into meaningful summaries. Restoration qualities that contribute to inflammatory responses were identified based on(More)
Feldspathic porcelains, which are used in the construction of porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) restorations, have an inherent weakness because of their brittle nature and processing flaws. A relatively new product, the Tuf-Coat ion exchange system, claims to substantially strengthen feldspathic porcelains. This study compared the strengthening effect of the(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe the criteria used by advanced education in prosthodontic program (AEPP) directors to select their residents, to rank them by perceived importance, and further assist prospective candidates with the application process for AEPP. MATERIALS AND METHODS Questionnaires were distributed to all prosthodontic(More)
The "as-cast" fit of metal ceramic restorations has been reported to deteriorate during the high-temperature firing cycles used for application of porcelain veneer. In this study, thermocycling and surface finishing or cold working were examined for their effects on marginal adaptation of metal ceramic castings. Methods for minimizing the loss of marginal(More)
The three-dimensional geometry of conventional fixed prostheses complicates the study of the thermal cycling distortion in metal ceramic alloys. Any explanation of the etiology of thermal cycling distortion in metal ceramic restorations must account for the observed magnitude, timing, and direction of the deformation. The simplified experimental geometry(More)
The complex three-dimensional geometry of conventional full crown restorations severely complicates the study of thermal cycling distortion in metal ceramic castings. A simplified experimental geometry was developed to (1) maximize the measuring sensitivity, (2) eliminate the casting variables, (3) allow the direct measurement of casting distortion, and (4)(More)