Research Day

Faculty Presentations

Digital Prosthodontics- Ready for Private Practice or Just Glitzy Hype?


John A. Sorensen, DMD, PhD, FACP
Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry

Besides his clinical teaching duties in predoc and Graduate Prosthodontics, Sorensen is Director of Research for the Graduate Prosthodontics Program and Department of Restorative Dentistry. He has coauthored 3 of the 100 most referenced articles in the prosthodontic literature.

As Director of B4T, Sorensen leads his group in extensive investigation of all stages of the digital prosthodontic workflow.

Research on Thermoforming Plastic and 3D Printed Aligner-like Devices in Orthodontics

Roozbeh Khosravi, DMD, PhD
Roozbeh Khosravi, DMD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics

Dr. Rooz Khosravi is a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Orthodontics. He is involved in the training of both graduate as well as dental students. His main research activities and passion are in digital technology and 3D printing in dentistry. Dr. Rooz also practices at PORTH, a modern orthodontic clinic powered by digital technology. In addition to private practice and academic life, Dr. Rooz is an orthodontist-scientist consultant in various companies expanding the boundaries of digital orthodontics.

Development of Optical Coherence Tomography: Benchside to Chairside

Alireza Sadr
Alireza Sadr, DDS, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Sadr received his DDS degree from the National University of Iran and completed his advanced training in operative dentistry and PhD in Dental Science in Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) in Japan in 2008. He directed a Global Center of Excellence program in dental research in TMDU prior to joining UW in 2015. His research focus is advanced materials and technologies for adhesive and minimally invasive dentistry, which has led to over 200 manuscripts and multiple funded projects. He is currently directing preclinical operative dentistry 1 to 5 courses at UW, while continuing as a mentor of SURF and graduate students at the B4T research lab and practicing dentistry. Dr. Sadr is a member of IADR and Secretary General of the IAAD. He is an inducted faculty member of the OKU Sigma Sigma chapter and has received SOD student Faculty Award for 3 years in a row.