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Dr Kc Li

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Oral Rehabilitation
QualificationsBDentTech(Hons) BSc PhD (Otago)
Research summaryBiomaterials

Research

My research interest is on the failure analyses of amorphous and crystalline materials under in situ and in vitro conditions. My expertise are macro and nano-scale mechanical properties testing as well as structural, adhesive and cyclic failure analysis using both experimental testing and finite element methods. My main research area is dental materials science and biomechanics.

Publications

Wong, P. Y. W., Lim, S. L., Loi, S. T. Y., Mei, M. L., Li, K. C., Aziz, S., & Ekambaram, M. (2022). A comparative study of two chemical models for creating subsurface caries lesions on aprismatic and prismatic enamel. Journal of Oral Science. Advance online publication. doi: 10.2334/josnusd.22-0311

Singh, R. G., Lyons, K. M., Waddell, J. N., & Li, K. C. (2022). Effect of thermocycling on the mechanical properties, inorganic particle release and low temperature degradation of glazed high translucent monolithic 3Y-TZP dental restorations. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 136, 105495. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2022.105495

Badarneh, A., Choi, J. J. E., Lyons, K., Waddell, J. N., & Li, K. C. (2022). Wear behaviour of monolithic zirconia against human enamel: A literature review. Biotribology, 100224. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.biotri.2022.100224

Waddell, N., Li, K. C., Barazanchi, A., Shah, K. C., Al-Amleh, B., Lyons, K. M., & Wu, B. M. (2022). Contemporary implant materials. In J. Beumer, III, R. F. Faulkner, K. C. Shah & B. M. Wu (Eds.), Fundamentals of implant dentistry (Vol. 1): Prosthodontic principles. (2nd ed.) (pp. 60-85). Batavia, IL: Quintessence Publishing.

Negrini, M., Batson, P. B., Smith, A. M., Smith, S. A. F., Prior, D. J., Henry, H., Li, K. C., & Tamberg, Y. (2022). Understanding the crystallographic and nanomechanical properties of bryozoans. Journal of Structural Biology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jsb.2022.107882

Waddell, N., Li, K. C., Barazanchi, A., Shah, K. C., Al-Amleh, B., Lyons, K. M., & Wu, B. M. (2022). Contemporary implant materials. In J. Beumer, III, R. F. Faulkner, K. C. Shah & B. M. Wu (Eds.), Fundamentals of implant dentistry (Vol. 1): Prosthodontic principles. (2nd ed.) (pp. 60-85). Batavia, IL: Quintessence Publishing.

Chapter in Book - Research

Abdelmoneim, D., Porter, G. C., Coates, D. E., Duncan, W. J., Waddell, J. N., Hammer, N., & Li, K. C. (2022). The effect of low-processing temperature on the physicochemical and mechanical properties of bovine hydroxyapatite bone substitutes. Materials, 15, 2798. doi: 10.3390/ma15082798

Journal - Research Article

Badarneh, A., Choi, J. J. E., Lyons, K., Porter, G., Waddell, N., & Li, K. C. (2022). The effect of aging on the wear performance of monolithic zirconia. Dental Materials. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.dental.2022.04.018

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Goh, R., Tawse-Smith, A., Atieh, M., Duncan, W., Ma, S., & Li, K. C. (2022). The effect of implantoplasty on dental implant fracture resistance: A systematic review. IIUM Journal of Orofacial & Health Sciences, 3(1), 124-135. doi: 10.31436/ijohs.v3i1.113

Journal - Research Article

Negrini, M., Batson, P. B., Smith, A. M., Smith, S. A. F., Prior, D. J., Henry, H., Li, K. C., & Tamberg, Y. (2022). Understanding the crystallographic and nanomechanical properties of bryozoans. Journal of Structural Biology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jsb.2022.107882

Journal - Research Article

Porter, G. C., Abdelmoneim, D., Li, K. C., Duncan, W. J., & Coates, D. E. (2022). The effect of low-temperature thermal processing on bovine hydroxyapatite bone substitutes, toward bone cell interaction and differentiation. Materials, 15, 2504. doi: 10.3390/ma15072504

Journal - Research Article

Ratnayake, J., Guan, G., Polonowita, A., Gray, A. R., Loch, C., Li, K. C., Waddell, J. N., Lyons, K., & Brunton, P. A. (2022). Measuring changes in jaw opening forces to assess the degree of improvement in patients with temporomandibular disorders. Applied Sciences, 12(3), 1224. doi: 10.3390/app12031224

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Singh, R. G., Lyons, K. M., Waddell, J. N., & Li, K. C. (2022). Effect of thermocycling on the mechanical properties, inorganic particle release and low temperature degradation of glazed high translucent monolithic 3Y-TZP dental restorations. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 136, 105495. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2022.105495

Journal - Research Article

Steel, S., Pearcy, Q., Li, K. C., Scholze, M., & Zwirner, J. (2022). The relationship between the pH value of a hydration solution and the biomechanical properties of Crosado-embalmed human iliotibial bands. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2022.105266

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Wong, P. Y. W., Lim, S. L., Loi, S. T. Y., Mei, M. L., Li, K. C., Aziz, S., & Ekambaram, M. (2022). A comparative study of two chemical models for creating subsurface caries lesions on aprismatic and prismatic enamel. Journal of Oral Science. Advance online publication. doi: 10.2334/josnusd.22-0311

Journal - Research Article

Grymak, A., Chen, S., Mudliar, V. L., Li, K. C., & Waddell, J. N. (2021). The influence of kava and carbonated soft drink on the mechanical properties of denture base resins. New Zealand Dental Journal, 117(4), 193-201.

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Lee, Y.-L., Li, K. C., Yiu, C. K. Y., Boyd, D. H., & Ekambaram, M. (2021). Evaluation of developmentally hypomineralised enamel after surface pretreatment with Papacarie Duo gel and different etching modes: An in vitro SEM and AFM study. European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40368-021-00671-w

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Lee, Y.-L., Li, K. C., Yiu, C. K. Y., Boyd, D. H., Waddell, J. N., & Ekambaram, M. (2021). Bonding universal dental adhesive to developmentally hypomineralised enamel. Journal of Adhesive Dentistry, 23(6), 513-525. doi: 10.3290/j.jad.b2288247

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Sharma, A., Waddell, J. N., Li, K. C., Sharma, L. A., Prior, D. J., & Duncan, W. J. (2021). Is titanium–zirconium alloy a better alternative to pure titanium for oral implant? Composition, mechanical properties, and microstructure analysis. Saudi Dental Journal, 33, 546-553. doi: 10.1016/j.sdentj.2020.08.009

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Singh, R. G., Li, K. C., Lyons, K. M., & Waddell, J. N. (2021). Effect of two brands of glaze material on the flexural strength and probability of failure of high translucent monolithic zirconia. Materials, 14(22), 7022. doi: 10.3390/ma14227022

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Zwirner, J., Safavi, S., Scholze, M., Li, K. C., Waddell, J. N., Busse, B., … Hammer, N. (2021). Topographical mapping of the mechanical characteristics of the human neurocranium considering the role of individual layers. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 3721. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-80548-y

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Barazanchi, A., Li, K. C., Al-Amleh, B., Lyons, K., & Waddell, J. N. (2020). Adhesion of porcelain to three-dimensionally printed and soft milled cobalt chromium. Journal of Prosthodontic Research, 64, 120-127. doi: 10.1016/j.jpor.2019.05.007

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Barazanchi, A., Li, K. C., Al-Amleh, B., Lyons, K., & Waddell, J. N. (2020). Mechanical properties of laser-sintered 3D-printed cobalt chromium and soft-milled cobalt chromium. Prosthesis, 2, 313-320. doi: 10.3390/prosthesis2040028

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Jum'ah, A. A., Brunton, P. A., Li, K. C., & Waddell, J. N. (2020). Simulated clinical adjustment and intra-oral polishing of two translucent, monolithic zirconia dental ceramics: An in vitro investigation of surface roughness. Journal of Dentistry, 101, 103447. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2020.103447

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Mudliar, V. L., Li, K. C., Jansen van Vuuren, L., & Waddell, J. N. (2020). The influence of undercut depths on the accuracy of casts poured from irreversible hydrocolloid impression materials. Heliyon, 6, e03143. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e03143

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Poilliot, A., Li, K. C., Müller-Gerbl, M., Toranelli, M., Zhang, M., Zwirner, J., & Hammer, N. (2020). Subchondral bone strength of the sacroiliac joint: A combined approach using computed tomography osteoabsorptiometry (CT-OAM) imaging and biomechanical validation. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 111, 103978. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2020.103978

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Porter, G. C., Tompkins, G. R., Schwass, D. R., Li, K. C., Waddell, J. N., & Meledandri, C. J. (2020). Anti-biofilm activity of silver nanoparticle-containing glass ionomer cements. Dental Materials, 36, 1096-1107. doi: 10.1016/j.dental.2020.05.001

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Ratnayake, J., Guan, G., Polonowita, A., Li, K. C., Gray, A., Waddell, J. N., Loch, C., & Brunton, P. A. (2020). Can the measurement of jaw-opening forces assist in the diagnosis of temporomandibular disorders? Journal of Oral & Facial Pain & Headache, 34(3), 199-205. doi: 10.11607/ofph.2587

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Scholze, M., Safavi, S., Li, K. C., Ondruschka, B., Werner, M., Zwirner, J., & Hammer, N. (2020). Standardized tensile testing of soft tissue using a 3D printed clamping system. HardwareX, 8, e00159. doi: 10.1016/j.ohx.2020.e00159

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Jansen van Vuuren, W.-A., Wong, P., Al-Amleh, B., Lyons, K. M., Li, K. C., & Waddell, J. N. (2018). Effect of a glaze layer on adhesion energy between resin cements to zirconia ceramic. International Journal of Adhesion & Adhesives, 84, 451-456. doi: 10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2018.03.003

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Swain, M. V., Gee, C., & Li, K. C. (2018). Influence of ageing on glass and resin bonding of dental glass-ceramic veneer adhesion to zirconia: A fracture mechanics analysis and interpretation. Acta Biomaterialia, 74, 454-463. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2018.04.049

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Barazanchi, A., Li, K. C., Al-Amleh, B., Lyons, K., & Waddell, J. N. (2017). Additive technology: Update on current materials and applications in dentistry. Journal of Prosthodontics, 26(2), 156-163. doi: 10.1111/jopr.12510

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Falland-Cheung, L., Waddell, J. N., Li, K. C., Tong, D., & Brunton, P. (2017). Investigation of the elastic modulus, tensile and flexural strength of five skull simulant materials for impact testing of a forensic skin/skull/brain model. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 68, 303-307. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.02.023

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Li, K. C., Tran, L., Prior, D. J., Waddell, J. N., & Swain, M. V. (2016). Porcelain bonding to novel Co-Cr alloys: Influence of interfacial reactions on phase stability, plasticity and adhesion. Dental Materials, 32(12), 1504-1512. doi: 10.1016/j.dental.2016.09.008

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Li, K. C., Prior, D. J., Waddell, J. N., & Swain, M. V. (2015). Comparison of the microstructure and phase stability of as-cast, CAD/CAM and powder metallurgy manufactured Co–Cr dental alloys. Dental Materials, 31(12), e306-e315. doi: 10.1016/j.dental.2015.10.010

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Li, K. C., Prior, D. J., Waddell, J. N., & Swain, M. V. (2015). Microstructure, phase content, and thermal stability of a cast Co-Cr dental alloy after porcelain sintering cycles using electron backscatter diffraction. Journal of Materials Research, 30(14), 2188-2196. doi: 10.1557/jmr.2015.178

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Li, K. C., Ting, S., Prior, D. J., Waddell, J. N., & Swain, M. V. (2014). Microstructural analysis of Co-Cr dental alloy at the metal-porcelain interface: A pilot study. New Zealand Dental Journal, 110(4), 138-142.

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Ting, S., Li, K. C., Waddell, J. N., Prior, D. J., Jansen van Vuuren, L., & Swain, M. V. (2014). Influence of a tungsten metal conditioner on the adhesion and residual stress of porcelain bonded to cobalt-chromium alloy. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 112(3), 584-590. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2013.12.009

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Li, K. C., Waddell, J. N., Prior, D. J., Ting, S., Girvan, L., Jansen van Vuuren, L., & Swain, M. V. (2013). Effect of autoclave induced low-temperature degradation on the adhesion energy between yttria-stabilized zirconia veneered with porcelain. Dental Materials, 29(11), e263-e270. doi: 10.1016/j.dental.2013.08.204

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Badarneh, A., Choi, J. J. E., Lyons, K., Waddell, J. N., & Li, K. C. (2022). Wear behaviour of monolithic zirconia against human enamel: A literature review. Biotribology, 100224. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.biotri.2022.100224

Journal - Research Other

Melo, M. A., Mei, M. L., Li, K. C., & Hamama, H. H. (2022). Editorial: The use of bioactive materials in caries management. Frontiers in Oral Health, 3, 832285. doi: 10.3389/froh.2022.832285

Journal - Research Other

Dissanayake, S. S. M., Ekambaram, M., Li, K. C., Harris, P. W. R., & Brimble, M. A. (2020). Identification of key functional motifs of native amelogenin protein for dental enamel remineralisation. Molecules, 25(18), 4214. doi: 10.3390/molecules25184214

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