Science Colloquium discusses tooth remineralization and hypersensitivity

The next Penn State Berks Science Colloquium will feature Dr. Robert L. Karlinsey, CEO and owner of Nanotech and former research faculty member at the Oral Health Research Institute at Indiana University School of Dentistry. He will give a presentation titled "Fluoride and functionalized beta-TCP combinations for improved remineralization" on Friday, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m. in room 5, Luerssen Building. This presentation is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

According to Karlinsey?s abstract, ?This presentation will describe the development and application of a functionalized ß-tricalcium phosphate (TCP) system that is combined with fluoride for remineralization of incipient carious lesions and eroded enamel, as well as for the relief of hypersensitivity. Presently, the technology is found in 3M ESPE professional preventive products including Clinpro? 5000 and Varnish? 5% NaF White Varnish with TCP. Also discussed, will be the basic scientific underpinnings for the design of the functionalized ß-TCP system, including in vitro, in situ, and clinical case studies in support of the promising technology.?

The Science Division colloquia are of broad and general interest, accessible to a general audience. All students, faculty, and interested members of the Penn State Berks and surrounding community are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the Penn State Berks Science Colloquium Coordinator Dr. Jianbing Qi, Associate Professor of Physics, at 610-396-6132 or via e-mail at [email protected].