Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2018 Comparison of the mechanical properties of translucent zirconia and lithium disilicateJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry.  120:132-137. 2018
2017 Machinability of CAD-CAM materialsJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry.  118:194-199. 2017
2017 Evaluation of Different Polishing Systems and Speeds for Dental ZirconiaJournal of Prosthodontics.  26:410-418. 2017
2017 Light-transmitting fiber optic posts: An in┬ávitro evaluationJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry.  117:116-123. 2017
2017 Microleakage around Class V Composite Restorations after Ultrasonic Scaling and Sonic Toothbrushing around their MarginJournal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry.  29:41-48. 2017
2016 Dentist material selection for single-unit crowns: Findings from the National Dental Practice-Based Research NetworkJournal of Dentistry.  55:40-47. 2016
2016 Wear, strength, modulus and hardness of CAD/CAM restorative materialsDental Materials.  32:e275-e283. 2016
2016 A 2-year Retrospective Clinical study of Enamic Crowns Performed in a Private Practice SettingJournal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry.  28:231-237. 2016
2016 Cleaning Methods for Zirconia Following Salivary ContaminationJournal of Prosthodontics.  25:375-379. 2016
2016 Long-span fixed partial denture repair: A conservative modern material solutionChinese Journal of Polymer Science2016
2016 Long-span fixed partial denture repair: A conservative modern material solutionDentistry Today.  35. 2016
2016 Wear of an enhanced resin-modified glass-ionomer restorative materialAmerican Journal of Dentistry.  29:171-174. 2016
2016 Factors influencing the progression of noncarious cervical lesions: A 5-year prospective clinical evaluationJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry.  115:571-577. 2016
2016 Gloss and stain resistance of ceramic-polymer CAD/CAM restorative blocksJournal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry.  28:S40-S45. 2016
2016 Translucency, Stain Resistance, and Hardness of Composites Used for Invisalign AttachmentsJournal of Clinical Orthodontics.  50:170-176. 2016
2015 Depth of cure of bulk fill composites with mono wave and polywave curing lightsAmerican Journal of Dentistry.  28:357-361. 2015
2015 Effect of grain size on the monoclinic transformation, hardness, roughness, and modulus of aged partially stabilized zirconiaDental Materials.  31:1487-1492. 2015
2015 Two-year randomized, controlled clinical trial of a flowable and conventional composite in Class i restorationsOperative Dentistry.  40:594-602. 2015
2015 Influence of etching protocol and silane treatment with a universal adhesive on lithium disilicate bond strengthOperative Dentistry.  40:372-378. 2015
2015 Two-year clinical trial of a universal adhesive in total-etch and self-etch mode in non-carious cervical lesionsJournal of Dentistry2015
2015 Clinicians reaping benefits of new concepts in impressioningCompendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry.  36:152-153. 2015
2015 Bonding a veneered zirconia anterior fixed partial dentureCompendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry.  36. 2015
2015 Color and gloss of nano-filled resin-modified glass ionomers and resin compositesJournal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry.  27:293-299. 2015
2015 Contact angle of unset elastomeric impression materials Presented at the American Association for Dental Research Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, March 2014.Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.  114:536-542. 2015
2015 Fracture load of ceramic restorations after fatigue loadingJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry.  114:266-271. 2015
2015 General Dentists' Use of Isolation Techniques during Root Canal Treatment: From the National Dental Practice-based Research NetworkJournal of Endodontics.  41:1219-1225. 2015
2015 Phase transformation of dental zirconia following artificial agingJournal of Biomedical Materials Research.  103:1519-1523. 2015
2015 Wear of nanofilled dental composites at varying filler concentrationsJournal of Biomedical Materials Research.  103:424-429. 2015
2014 Dental ceramics: a current reviewCompendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry.  35. 2014
2014 Enamel wear opposing polished and aged zirconiaOperative Dentistry.  39:189-194. 2014
2014 Influence of particle abrasion or hydrofluoric acid etching on lithium disilicate flexural strengthJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry.  112:1164-1170. 2014
2014 Wear of enamel opposing zirconia and lithium disilicate after adjustment, polishing and glazingJournal of Dentistry.  42:1586-1591. 2014
2013 An analysis of the physiologic parameters of intraoral wear: A reviewJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics.  46. 2013
2013 Are you removing your PVS impression materials too soon?Alpha Omegan.  106:38-39. 2013
2013 The wear of polished and glazed zirconia against enamel.J Prosthet Dent.  109:22-29. 2013
2012 Evaluation of outgassing, tear strength, and detail reproduction in alginate substitute materialsOperative Dentistry.  37:540-547. 2012
2012 Characterization of third-body media particles and their effect on in vitro composite wearDental Materials.  28. 2012
2012 Effect of light activation on resin-modified glass ionomer shear bond strengthOperative Dentistry.  37:380-385. 2012
2011 Flow profile of regular and fast-setting elastomeric impression materials using a shark fin testing deviceJournal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry.  23:171-176. 2011
2008 Tensile elastic recovery of elastomeric impression materialsJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry.  100:29-33. 2008
2008 Tear dtrength of five elastomeric impression materials at two setting times and two tearing ratesJournal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry.  20:186-193. 2008
2007 Crown retention and flexural strength of eight provisional cementsJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry.  98:455-460. 2007

Principal Investigator On

  • Private Grant  awarded by IVOCLAR-VIVADENT 2017 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by 3M COMPANY 2015 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by DENTSPLY IMPLANTS 2016 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by IVOCLAR-VIVADENT 2016 - 2019
  • 3M Innovative Research Fellowship  awarded by American Dental Association 2017 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by DENTAL MATERIAL GESELLSCHAFT MBH (DMG) 2015 - 2018
  • Bioactive Materials: Ion Release, Secondary Caries Depth and Elemental Analysis of Surrounding Tooth  awarded by American Dental Association 2017 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by TRENDSIGHT ORAL CARE 2016 - 2017
  • Private Grant  awarded by 3M COMPANY 2016 - 2017
  • Private Grant  awarded by DENTSPLY IMPLANTS 2015 - 2017
  • Investigator On

  • Private Grant  awarded by 3M ESPE 2011 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by IVOCLAR-VIVADENT 2015 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by SEPTODONT 2014 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by DENTSPLY International 2012 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by 3M COMPANY 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by DENTAL MATERIAL GESELLSCHAFT MBH (DMG) 2014 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by IVOCLAR-VIVADENT 2011 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by GC AMERICA, INC 2013 - 2015
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2012
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine in Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2011
  • Master of Biomedical Engineering in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2007
  • Full Name

  • Nathaniel Lawson