Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education
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 – for example, the effects of saliva on dentin-resin.
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.