Price, Richard

Phone: (902) 494-1226

Email: richard.price@dal.ca

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

Prosthodontist

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:



Research Interests:

Over the past 15 years I have built world-leading expertise in the design, evaluation, and use of dental curing lights. My optics laboratory houses a FT-IR spectrometer, capable of real time monitoring of resin polymerization, an automated hardness tester, laser beam profilers, fiberoptic spectrometers and power meters. I have worked with most of the global dental manufacturers assisting them to evaluate and study their new curing lights, materials and provide consulting advice. I am an inventor on a patent application filed by Dalhousie University for MARC™ (a device which measures the light energy delivered to simulated restorations). Currently I am investigating the longevity of posterior resin composite restorations, the light output from dental curing lights in dental offices, the existence of any 'blue-light' hazard, the benefits of fast vs. slow curing of dental restorations.

Links:
http://www.cda-adc.ca/en/services/essentials/2014/issue2/#31/z
http://dalnews.dal.ca/2010/04/29/marc.html
http://fizz.phys.dal.ca/~labrie/facilities.html
www.jcda.ca/article/a94

Research Projects:

First International Symposium on Light Sources in Dentistry Funding
Funding Agency:CIHR Dissemination Events
Start Date:2012End Date:2013
Investigator Status:Principal Investigator
Link:http://www.dal.ca/faculty/dentistry/news-events/news/2012/10/22/world_experts_gather_in_halifax.html
A Population Based Study To Compare The Long-Term Survival and Costs Of Posterior Amalgam And Resin Composite Restorations
Funding Agency:Nunatsiavut Government
Start Date:2012End Date:2013
Investigator Status:Principal Investigator
Co-Investigators:S Birch, P Andreou, G Jones, A Portolesi
Developing a New Standard for Reporting the Light Output from Dental Curing Lights
Funding Agency:Faculty of Dentistry Research Fund
Start Date:2011End Date:2012
Investigator Status:Principal Investigator
Defining the requirements for a commercial device that can be used to assess adequacy of the polymerisation of light cured polymeric resin materials.
Description:In this project the Price laboratory worked with BlueLight to develop a device that can correlate the results obtained on MARC with the capacity of a variety of curing lights to polymerize dental resin material from a variety of manufacturers.
Funding Agency:NSERC Engage
Start Date:2010End Date:2011
Investigator Status:Principal Investigator
Co-Investigators:Christopher Felix
An Evaluation of Six Light-Emitting Diode Curing Lights to Cure Two Composites
Funding Agency:Invoclar-Vivodent Research Contract
Start Date:2010End Date:2011
Investigator Status:Principal Investigator
Advancing a Novel Training and Research Tool in Response to Market Feedback
Funding Agency:Innovacorp Early Stage Commercialization Fund
Start Date:2010End Date:2011
Investigator Status:Principal Investigator
Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Bridge Funding
Funding Agency:Faculty Research Fund
Start Date:2008End Date:2009
Investigator Status:Principal Investigator
A Prototype Curing Light
Funding Agency:Parkell and Ivoclar-Vivadent
Start Date:2007End Date:2008
Investigator Status:Principal Investigator
Self-etching Bonding Systems
Funding Agency:3M ESPE
Start Date:2007End Date:2008
Investigator Status:Principal Investigator
Evaluating a New Self Etching Dentin Bonding System
Funding Agency:Ultradent
Start Date:2006End Date:2007
Investigator Status:Principal Investigator
Comparing the Effects of Seven Different Curing Lights on the Knoop Hardness of Five Composites
Funding Agency:Den-Mat
Start Date:2006End Date:2007
Investigator Status:Principal Investigator
Development of a Collaborative Team to Study the Cytotoxic Effects of Inadequate Polymerization of Resin Composites, and the Cytotoxic Effects of Dental Curing Lights
Funding Agency:CIHR Short Term Clinician Investigator Award
Start Date:2005End Date:2006
Investigator Status:Principal Investigator