Faculty of Engineering

Postal address
Pleinlaan 2
1050
Brussel
Belgium

Applied Physics and Photonics

Postal address
Pleinlaan 2
1050
Brussels
Belgium
Contact
Phone: +32-2-6293454

Expertise

  • Optical characterization of dental resin cements-The role of the bonding resin cement remains a critical issue . When a cement polymerizes without adhesion to others materials, this shrinkage process will not induce stresses in the cement. Diffuse manifestations of the latter stress are pain, cold and heat-sensitivity and micro-cracks. If the tolerable stress is exceeded, clinically visible fractures occur. Any of these manifestations can lead to local or total loss of the composite resin cement-facing bond, due to percolation in the micro-leakage or micro-cracks and consecutive solution of the resin cement. We propose an original technique to characterize the amount of shrinkage of the cementing materials and the consecutive stresses appearing in the tooth-cement-facing structure during bonding using a special type of single mode optical fiber, namely highly birefringent (HB) polarization maintaining fiber.
  • Forensic science; Improved techniques and analysis in industrial investigations on dental materials (e.g.polymers,metals and porcelain) Research and arbitration in national and international legal/insurance lawsuits and dental interests;

Research output

  1. Dental composite resins: measuring the polymerization shrinkage using optical fiber Bragg grating sensor

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

  2. Optical fiber sensors and their application in monitoring stress build-up in dental resin cements

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

  3. OPTICAL FIBER SENSORS FOR MONITORING STRESS BUILD-UP IN DENTAL CEMENTS

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

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Activities

  1. Koning Boudewijnstichting

    Activity: Consultancy

  2. KGSO-CEJA (External organisation)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of external research organisation

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Prizes

  1. Full Member EACD

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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