Laura Tam


Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education

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D.D.S., M.Sc. 


As Director of the Comprehensive Care program, Dr. Laura Tam ensures that DDS candidates receive comprehensive professional training. Her¬†research in restorative dentistry explores short and long-term effects of wear and tear on restorative dental materials ‚Äď for example, the effects of saliva on dentin-resin.

Research & Clinical Specialties
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Tam, LE, Woo, J and Ho, S. The effect of bleaching time on dentin fracture toughness in vitro. J Esthet and Restor. Dent, 22(3):179-185, 2010.

Ryan, E-A, Tam, LE and McComb, E. Comparative translucency of esthetic composite resins in relation to tooth structure. J Can Dent Assoc, 76(4): 221-222, 2010 (abridged version) and J Can Dent Assoc., 76: a84, 2010 (electronic full version).

Shokati, B, Tam, LE, Santerre JP, Finer, Y. Effect of salivary esterase on the integrity and fracture toughness of dentin-resin interface. J Biomed Mater Res, Part B: Applied Research, 94B(1): 230-237, 2010.