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November 10, 2010
Presentor: Karl F. Leinfelder

As already discussed in a previous "Ask an Expert" column, the purpose of the post is two-fold. The primary intention of the post is to provide retention of the core as well as the restoration...

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Karl F. Leinfelder

Karl F. Leinfelder, DDS, MS
Professor Emeritus, University of Alabama
Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina

Dr. Karl F. Leinfelder, a native of Wisconsin, earned both his Doctor of Dental Surgery and Master of Science (dental materials) degrees from Marquette University. After serving for eight years on the faculty at Marquette, he joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry where he attained the rank of Professor and Director of Biomaterials Clinical Research in the Dental Research Center. In 1983, he joined the School of Dentistry at the University of Alabama and is the recipient of the Joseph Volker Chair. He also served as Chairman of the Department of Biomaterials until 1994. Presently he holds positions at both universities; adjunct professor at University of North Carolina and Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama. Recipient of the Dr. George Hollenbeck award (1995) as well as the Norton N. Ross award for outstanding clinical research (1997), and the American College of Prosthodontists Distinguished Lecturer Award (1998). Presently serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Dental Association and a Dental Materials Research Consultant for numerous materials companies. Dr. Leinfelder has published over 275 papers on restorative materials, authored more than 150 scientific presentations, two textbooks on restorative systems and has lectured nationally and internationally on Clinical Biomaterials.

What Cement Should I Use?

November 10, 2010
Presentor: Karl F. Leinfelder

Not too many years ago zinc phosphate was the principal luting agent for all indirect restorations. These included both ceramic and metal-based materials. While zinc phosphate cement ...

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Karl F. Leinfelder

Karl F. Leinfelder, DDS, MS
Professor Emeritus, University of Alabama
Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina

Dr. Karl F. Leinfelder, a native of Wisconsin, earned both his Doctor of Dental Surgery and Master of Science (dental materials) degrees from Marquette University. After serving for eight years on the faculty at Marquette, he joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry where he attained the rank of Professor and Director of Biomaterials Clinical Research in the Dental Research Center. In 1983, he joined the School of Dentistry at the University of Alabama and is the recipient of the Joseph Volker Chair. He also served as Chairman of the Department of Biomaterials until 1994. Presently he holds positions at both universities; adjunct professor at University of North Carolina and Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama. Recipient of the Dr. George Hollenbeck award (1995) as well as the Norton N. Ross award for outstanding clinical research (1997), and the American College of Prosthodontists Distinguished Lecturer Award (1998). Presently serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Dental Association and a Dental Materials Research Consultant for numerous materials companies. Dr. Leinfelder has published over 275 papers on restorative materials, authored more than 150 scientific presentations, two textbooks on restorative systems and has lectured nationally and internationally on Clinical Biomaterials.