Price, Richard

Phone: (902) 494-1226


Division Head / Professor, Department of Dental Clinical Sciences, Divisions of Fixed Prosthodontics, Comprehensive Care


Academic Credentials:
BDS (London), DDS (Dal), MS (Mich), FDS RCS (Edin), FRCD (C), PhD (Malmo)
Professional Appointments:
Professor of Prosthodontics and cross appointed in the School of Biomedical Engineering at Dalhousie University
Personal Website:

Google Scholar Profile:

Price RB. The Dental Curing Light In Dental Composite Materials for Direct Restorations, eds Miletic V. Springer, Cham, 2018.

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, Rueggeberg FA. Light Curing of Restorative Materials In Sturdevant’s Art & Science of Operative Dentistry E-Bookeds Andre Ritter, Lee Boushell & Ricardo Walter. Elsevier, 7th edition, 2017.


Price RB, Sauro S, Alex G. What factors affect long-term bond durability and how can bond strength be improved? Inside Dentistry Aug 2018, 57-59.

Price RB, Ferracane JL. Enhancing the value of dental biomaterials research: "Reducing the Noise". J Dent Res 2018; 97(5):481-482. doi: 10.1177/002203451875824

Oliveira LRS, Braga SSL, Bicalho AA, Ribeiro MTH, Price RB, Soares CJ. Molar cusp deformation evaluated by micro-CT and enamel crack formation to compare incremental and bulk-filling techniques. J Dent 2018

Andre CB, Nima G, Sebold M, Giannini M, Price RB. Stability of the light output, oral cavity tip accessibility in posterior region and emission spectrum of light-curing units. Oper Dent 2018 doi: 10.2341/17-033-L

MM AlShaafi, A AlQussier, MQ AlQahtani, and RB Price Effect of Mold Type and Diameter on the Depth of Cure of Three Resin-Based Composites. Operative Dentistry 2018; In-Press.

L Schliebe, SSL Braga, AA Bicalho, MTH Ribeiro, RB Price, CJ Soares. Novo Método de Análise de Deflexão de Cúspide por micro-CT e de Trincas por Transiluminação em Restaurações de Resinas Compostas em Molares Journal of Health Sciences 2018; 19(5):138 DOI:

L Schliebe, MTH Ribeiro, ABF Vilela, RB Price, CJ Soares. Efeito da Microcirculação Pulpar Simulada e Fontes Fotoativadoras na Geração de Calor na Câmara Pulpar Durante Restaurações Bulk Fill. Journal of Health Sciences 2018; 19(5):141

Ernst C-P, Price RB, Callaway A, Masek A, Schwarm H, Rullmann I, Willershauden B, Ehlers V. Visible Light Curing Devices - Irradiance and Use in 302 German Dental Offices. Journal of Adhesive Dentistry. 2018, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p41-55.

O'Neill C, Kreplak L, Rueggeberg FA, Labrie D, Shimokawa CAK, Price RB. Effect of tooth brushing on gloss retention and surface roughness of five bulk-fill resin composites. Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry 2017; 30(1):59-69

Samaha S, Bhatt S, Finkelman M, Papathanasiou, Perry R, Strassler H, Kugel G, Garcia-Godoy F, Price R. Effect of instruction, light curing unit, and location in the mouth on the energy delivered to simulated restorations. American Journal of Dentistry 2017; 30(6):343-349.

Price RBT. Light Curing in Dentistry. Dental Clinics 61(4):751-778.

Rueggeberg F, Giannini M, Arrais CAG, Price RBT. Light curing in dentistry and clinical implications: a literature review. Brazilian Oral Research 2017; 31 

MacDonald K, Price RB, Boyd D. The feasibility and functional performance of ternary borate-filled hydrophilic bone cements targeting therapeutic release thresholds for strontium. J of Functional Biomaterials 2017; 8(3):28 doi:10.3390/jfb8030028

Soares CJ, Rodrigues MP, Oliveira LRS, Braa SSL, Barcelos LM, Silva GRD, Giannini M, Price RB. An Evaluation Of The Light Output From 22 Contemporary Light Curing Units - Brazilian Dental Journal 2017: 28(3):362-371 DOI: 10.1590/0103-6440201601466

Shimokawa C, Sullivan B, Turbino ML, Soares CJ, Price RB. Influence of Emission Spectrum and Irradiance on Light Curing of Resin-Based Composites. Oper Dent. 2017; 42(5):537-547 DOI: 10.2341/16-349-L

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. Consensus Statement on Bulk Fill Resin Composites. CDA Oasis Discussions. {}

Soares CJ, Rodrigues MP, Vilela AB, Rizo ER, Ferreira LB, Giannini M, et al. Evaluation of Eye Protection Filters Used with Broad-Spectrum and Conventional LED Curing Lights. Braz Dent J. 2017;28(1):9-15.

Valliant EM, Dickey BT, Price R, Boyd D, Filiaggi MJ. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy as a tool to study the setting reaction in glass-ionomer cements. Materials Letters 2016;185:256-259.

Shortall AC, Price RB, MacKenzie L, Burke FJ. Guidelines for the selection, use, and maintenance of LED light-curing units - Part 1. Br Dent J 2016;221:453-460.

Shortall AC, Price RB, MacKenzie L, Burke FJ. Guidelines for the selection, use, and maintenance of LED light-curing units - Part II. Br Dent J 2016;221.

Shimokawa C, Harlow J, Turbino M, Price R. Ability of four dental radiometers to measure the light output from nine curing lights. J Dent 2016

Kalliecharan D, Germscheid W, Price RB, Standbury J, Labrie D. Shrinkage stress kinetics of bulk fill resin-based composites at tooth temperature and long time. Dent Mater 2016; 32:1322-1331.

Birch S, Price R, Andreou P, Jones G, Portolesi A. Variations in survival time for amalgam and resin composite restorations: a population based cohort analysis. Community Dent Health 2016;33:208-212.

Shimokawa C, Turbino M, Harlow J, Price H, Price R. Light output from six battery operated dental curing lights. Materials Science and Engineering: C 2016 69:1036-1042.

Kostylev I, Winters T, Labrie D, Price RB. Role of the beam profile and sample geometry in the bonded-disk method on the shrinkage kinetics of two dental resins. Dent Mater 2016, 32(8):1026-35

Harlow JE, FA Rueggeberg, D Labrie, B Sullivan, RB Price. Transmission of violet and blue light through conventional (layered) and bulk cured resin-based composites. J Dent 2016 doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2016.06.007

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. Curious curing: how do you know you're getting the right output from your LED? Dental Town Magazine July 2016 p50-55.

Issa Y, Watts DC, Boyd D, Price RB. Effect of curing light emission spectrum on the nanohardness and elastic modulus of two bulk-fill resin composites. Dent Mater 2016 32(4):535-50.

Dickey B, Price R, Boyd D. Exploring the unexpected influence of the Si:Ge ratio on the molecular architecture and mechanical properties of Al-free GICs. J Biomater Appl 2016;31:730-742.

Dickey B, R Price, D Boyd. Evidence of a complex species controlling the setting reaction of glass ionomer cements. Dent Mater 2016 32(4):596-605.

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, D Labrie, EM Bruzell, DH Sliney, HE Strassler. The dental curing light: A potential health risk. J Occup Environ Health 2016; 13:639-646.

AlShaafi MM, Harlow JE, Price HL, Rueggeberg FA, Labrie D, AlQahtani MQ, Price RB. Emission characteristics and effect of battery drain in "budget" curing lights. Operative Dentistry. 2016, 41(4):397-408.

AlShaafi MM, Haenel T, Sullivan B, Labrie D, Alqahtani MQ, Price RB. Effect of a broad-spectrum LED curing light on the Knoop microhardness of four posterior resin based composites at 2, 4 and 6-mm depths. J Dent 2016, 45:14-8

Alshaafi M, Alqahtani MQ, Price RB. Effects of Different Porcelains and Shades on Light Transmission and Resin Polymerization. Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2016;24:138–144.

Rueggeberg FA, Price RB, Harlow J, Sullivan B. Erratum to: Effect of mold type, diameter, and uncured composite removal method on depth of cure. Clin Oral Investig. 2016 Jan 28. PubMed PMID: 26820290.

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, Rueggeberg FA, Harlow J, Sullivan B. Effect of mold type, diameter, and uncured composite removal method on depth of cure. Clin Oral Invest. 2015 DOI 10.1007/s00784-015-1672-4

Harlow JE, Sullivan B, SHortall AC, Larie D, Price RB. Characterizing the output settings of dental curing lights. J Dent. 2016 44:20-6

AlQahtani MQ, Michaud PL, Sullivan B, Labrie, D, AlSaafi MM, Price RB. Effect of high irradiance on depth of cure of a conventional and a bulk fill resin-based composite. Operative Dentistry 2015, 40-5.

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, Ferracane JL, Shortall AC. Light-Curing Units: A review of what we need to know. J Dent Res. 2015 doi:10.1177/0022034515594786

Bhatt S, Ayer CD, Price RB, Perry R. Effect of curing light and restoration location on energy delivered. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2015 Mar;36(3):208-14. PubMed PMID: 25822747.

Selig D, Haenel T, Hausnerová B, Moeginger B, Labrie D, Sullivan B, Price RB. Examining exposure reciprocity in a resin based composite using high irradiance levels and real-time degree of conversion values. Dent Mater. 2015 May;31(5):583-93. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2015 Mar 21. PubMed PMID: 25804190.

Haenel T, Hausnerová B, Steinhaus J, Price RB, Sullivan B, Moeginger B. Effect of the irradiance distribution from light curing units on the local micro-hardness of the surface of dental resins. Dent Mater. 2015 Feb;31(2):93-104. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2014 Dec 5. PubMed PMID: 25483935.

Kostylev I, Labrie D, Price RB. Time- resolved 2D shrinkage field of dental resins using laser interferometry. Applied Optics 2015; 54:1852-60.

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. Curing lights. Dental Advisor. Sept 2015. 37

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, Labrie D, Rueggeberg FA, Sullivan B, Kostylev I, Fahey J. Correlation between the beam profile from a curing light and the microhardness of four resins. Dent Mater. 2014 Dec;30(12):1345-57. PubMed PMID: 25460008.

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. Light curing guidelines for practitioners: a consensus statement from the 2014 symposium on light curing in dentistry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. J Can Dent Assoc. 2014;80:e61. PubMed PMID: 25437940.

Roulet J-F, Price RB. Consensus statement from May Light Sources Meeting. Light Curing – Guidelines for Practitioners. Journal of Adhesive Dentistry 16;4, 2014.

Platt JA, Price RB. Light curing explored in Halifax. Oper Dent. 2014 Nov-Dec;39(6):561-3. doi: 10.2341/1559-2863-39.6.561. PubMed PMID: 25325329.

Strassler HE, Price RB. Understanding light curing, Part I. Delivering predictable and successful restorations. Dent Today. 2014 May;33(5):114, 116, 118 passim; quiz 121. Review. PubMed PMID: 25283042.

Brennan-Pierce EP, MacAskill I, Price RB, Lee JM. Riboflavin-sensitized photo-crosslinking of collagen using a dental curing light. Biomed Mater Eng. 2014;24(4):1659-71. doi: 10.3233/BME-140979. PubMed PMID: 24948451.

Mutluay MM, Rueggeberg FA, Price RB. Effect of using proper light-curing techniques on energy delivered to a Class 1 restoration. Quintessence Int. 2014 Jul-Aug;45(7):549-56. doi: 10.3290/j.qi.a31959. PubMed PMID: 24847493.

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, AC Shortall, and WM Palin. Contemporary Issues in Light Curing. Operative Dentistry: January/February 2014, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 4-14.

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, HE Strassler, HL Price, S Seth, CJ Lee. The effectiveness of using a patient simulator to teach light-curing skills. Journal of the American Dental Association 2014; 145(1):32-43.

Michaud PL, Price RB, Labrie D, Rueggeberg FA, Sullivan B. Localised irradiance distribution found in dental light curing units. J Dent. 2014 Feb;42(2):129-39. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2013.11.014. Epub 2013 Nov 25. PubMed PMID: 24287255.

Alshaafi MM, Alquhtani MQ, Price RB. Effect of exposure time on the polymerization of resin cement through ceramic. The Journal of Adhesive Dentistry 2014 16(2):129-135.

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, Dickie D, Strassler H. Guidelines for Successful Light Curing. Inside Dental Assisting. 2014;4: 30-38.

Correra I, Rueggeberg FA, Price RB. Instrucoes e cuidados com a fotopolimerizacao do dia a dia. Revista Brasileira de Odontologia 2014; 71(2): 172-175

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. Effective Use of Dental Curing Lights: A Guide for the Dental Practitioner: MARC and the four CORE variables. ADA Professional Product Review. 2013; 8(2):2-12.

Federlin M, Price R. Improving light-curing instruction in dental school. J Dent Educ. Jun;77(6):764-772, 2013.

JL Ferracane, DC Watts, N Barghi, C-P Ernst, FA Rueggeberg, A Shortall, R Price, H Strassler. Effective Use of Dental Curing Lights: A Guide for the Dental Practitioner. ADA Professional Product Review 2013; 8(2):2-12.

MQ AlQahtani, MM AlShaafi, RB Price. Effects of single-peak vs polywave light-emitting diode curing lights on the polymerization of resin cement. J Adhes Dent 2013; 15:5 pages.

T Haenel, RB Price, J Steinhaus, B Moginger, B Hausnerova. Lichthartende dentalkomposite: Einflussw auf die aushartung. ZWR-Das Deutsche Zahnarzteblatt 2013; 122(3).

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Guest Editorial.World Experts Symposium on Light Sources in Dentistry. Inside Dentistry. 2013.

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Guest Editorial. What is the latest thinking on fast-curing composites? Inside Dentistry. 2: 42-46, 2013.

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Guest Editorial. Avoiding Pitfalls When Using a Light-Curing Unit. Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry. 34(4): 304-305, 2013.

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Ferracane J. Effect of Energy Delivered on the Shear Bond Strength to Dentin. Canadian Journal of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. Dec 5:48-55, 2012.

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World Experts Gather in Halifax for Light Curing Symposium. J Can Dent Assoc 2012;78:c153

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Guest Editorial. Light Curing Matters. The Journal of Adhesive Dentistry 2012;14(6).

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Guest Editorial. Symposium on light sources in dentistry. Dent Mater (2012)

Labrie D, Moe J, Price RB, Young ME, Felix CM. Evaluation of Ocular Hazards from 4 Types of Curing Light. J Can Dent Assoc 2011;77:b116

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, Whalen JM, Price TB, Felix CM, Fahey J. The effect of specimen temperature on the polymerization of a resin-composite. Dent Mater. ePub: 2011 Jul 26.

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, Labrie D, Kazmi S, Fahey J, Felix CM. Intra- and inter-brand accuracy of four dental radiometers. J Clin Oral Investig. ePub: 2011/05/13

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, Labrie D, Whalen, M, Felix CM. Effect Of Distance On Irradiance And Beam Homogeneity From Four LED Curing Units. J Can Dent Assoc 2011;77:b9

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. Editorial: Light Energy Matters. J Can Dent Assoc 2010;76:a63

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. Editorial: Bond-Strength Tests for Adhesives. JCDA Express 2010;5

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, Felix CM, Whalen JM. Factors affecting the energy delivered to simulated Class I and Class V preparations. J Can Dent Assoc 2010;76:a94. With video at:

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, Labrie D, Rueggeberg FA, Felix CM, Fahey J. Irradiance differences in the violet (405 nm) and blue (460 nm) spectral ranges among dental light curing units. J Esthet Restor Dent. 2010; 22:363-377.

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, Fahey TJ, Felix CM. Knoop hardness of five composites cured with second and third generation LED curing lights. Quintessence International. 2010 (41):e181-91.

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, Felix CM, McLeod M. Quantifying light energy delivered to a Class I restoration. J Can Dent Assoc. 2010 (76): 10701

Blay J, Price RB. Cellular Inhibition Produced by Dental Curing Lights is an Artifact. J Biomedical Materials Res. 2010(93): 367-74

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, Fahey TJ, Felix CM. Knoop Microhardness Mapping Used to Compare the Efficacy of LED, QTH and PAC Curing Lights. Operative Dentistry 2010(35): 38-68.

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, Felix CM, McLeod M. Effect of Configuration Factor on Shear Bond Strengths of Self-etch Adhesive Systems to Ground Enamel and Dentin. Oper Dent. 2010 (35) 84-93.

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, Rueggeberg FA, Labrie D, Felix CM. Irradiance Uniformity and Distribution from Dental Light Curing Units. J Esthet Restor Dent. 2010;22:86-103.