K. J. Anusavice
K. J. Anusavice received a Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Florida (UF) in 1970 and a D.M.D. degree from the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) in 1977. After serving as an Associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at MCG, he was appointed as the Chair of the Department of Dental Biomaterials at the UF College of Dentistry (UFCD) where he served in this position for 26 years. He also served as the Associate Dean for Research at the UFCD from 1987 until 2010. He works currently as a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry and the Director of the Center for Dental Biomaterials. His research has been focused primarily on the structure versus property relationships of ceramics used for metal-ceramic and all-ceramic restorations. He has received continuous grant support from NIH over the past 27 years for research on the performance of metal-ceramic systems, the time-dependent probability of ceramic fracture, and the controlled release of therapeutic agents from sealing resins to prevent secondary caries.
Biography Updated on 17 January 2011