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64 3 479 5189
Senior Lecturer
Department of Oral Rehabilitation
BDentTech(Hons) BSc PhD (Otago)
Research summary


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.


Chen, K., Li, K. C., Ekambaram, M., Zhang, Y., Fu, Y., & Mei, M. L. (2024). Combined effect of a bioinspired self-assembling peptide and fluoride varnish on remineralisation of artificial early enamel caries lesion: An in vitro study. Caries Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1159/000537986 Journal - Research Article

Aziz, S., Loch, C., Li, K. C., Anthonappa, R., Meldrum, A., & Ekambaram, M. (2024). Remineralization potential of dentifrices with calcium sodium phosphosilicate and functionalized tri‐calcium phosphate in the deeper incipient carious lesions: An in vitro study. Clinical & Experimental Dental Research, 10, e876. doi: 10.1002/cre2.876 Journal - Research Article

Abdelmoneim, D., Clark, D. E., Schmidlin, P., Botter, S., Li, K. C., Porter, G. C., Seo, B., & Duncan, W. J. (2024). In vivo healing of low temperature deproteinized bovine bone xenograft in a rabbit cranial model. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.37693 Journal - Research Article

Reyes, K., Plaksina, P., Barazanchi, A., Jansen van Vuuren, W.-A., Waddell, J. N., & Li, K. C. (2023). Microleakage of chairside moulded, 3D-printed and milled provisional restorations using a curve-fit approach. Brazilian Dental Journal, 34(6), 91-99. doi: 10.1590/0103-6440202305644 Journal - Research Article

Dohan, Z., Friedlander, L. T., Cooper, P. R., Li, K.-C., Ratnayake, J. T., & Mei, M. L. (2023). In vitro models used in the formation of root caries lesions: A review of the literature. Dentistry Journal, 11, 269. doi: 10.3390/dj11120269 Journal - Research Other

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