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First Panoramic X-ray Machine
First Panoramic X-ray Machine
Images provided by speaker
modern ultra-high speed handpiece Curing Bonded Resin Composite Filling Material
Curing Bonded Resin Composite Filling Material

From Dental Materials to Panoramic X-Rays:
The NIST-ADA Dental Research Collaboration

Clifton Carey
Paffenbarger Research Center
NIST Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory

(jointly sponsored by NIST Standards Alumni Association)

Friday, December 5, 2008
10:30 a.m., Green Auditorium
VTC to Boulder will be Room 4550


The Paffenbarger Research Center (PRC) has a distinguished 80-year history. It began as a collaborative effort between NBS and the American Dental Association to develop specifications and test methods for dental materials used by the U.S. War Department. Developed, too, were instruments and materials used in the daily practice of dentistry that have had an unparalleled impact on oral care. These inventions include the panoramic x-ray machine, the high speed handpiece, resin composite filling materials, and dental bonding systems. The PRC is a classic example of NIST’s goal to include private organizations in research of mutual interest. The presentation will provide a historical perspective of the ADA/NIST collaboration and highlight 80 years of accomplishments.

Anyone outside NIST wishing to attend must be sponsored by a NIST employee and receive a visitor badge. For more information, call Kum J. Ham at 301-975-4203.

Colloquia are videotaped and available in the NIST Research Library.