NCOFI is involved in cutting edge research, has an active mentoring program with University undergraduate and graduate students, routinely publishes original research papers in international peer reviewed dental and engineering journals and is mostly self-funded to maintain objectivity. NCOFI is also involved on a research level with helping some of the largest dental companies in industry run segments of national studies on subjects such as novel implant designs. Currently NCOFI is focused on applied research developing new technology that will potentially change the practice of dentistry.
Sheets CG, Wu JC, Rashad S, Phelan M, Earthman JC. “In vivo study of the effectiveness of quantitative percussion diagnostics as an indicator of the level of structural pathology of teeth after restoration.” Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Article in Press.
Sheets CG, Wu JC, Rashad S, Phelan M, Earthman JC. “In vivo study of the effectiveness of quantitative percussion diagnostics as an indicator of the level of the structural pathology of teeth.” Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. 2016 Aug;116(2):191-199.
Sheets CG, Paquette JM, Wu JC, Otten JF. “A Clinical Protocol for the Removal of Balancing Interferences”. Inside Dentistry. October 2015:11(10):72-78.
Sheets CG, Stewart DL, Wu JC, Earthman JC. “An in vitro comparison of quantitative percussion diagnostics with a standard technique for determining the presence of cracks in natural teeth.” Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. 2014 Aug;112(2):267-275.
Sheets CG, Hui DD, Bajaj V, Earthman JC, “Quantitative percussion diagnostics and bone density analysis of implant-bone interfaces in the maxilla and mandible,” J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2013; 28(6): 1581-1588.
VanSchoiack LR, Shubayev VI, Myers RR, Sheets CG, Earthman JC. “In Vivo Evaluation of Quantitative Percussion Diagnostics for Determining Implant Stability”, J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2013; 28(5):1286-92.
Dinh A, Sheets CG, Earthman JC. “Analysis of percussion response of dental implants in an in vitro study,” Materials Science and Engineering. 2013; 33(5): 2657-63
Paquette JM, Sheets CG. “An Impression Technique for Repeated Success”. Inside Dentistry. February 2012:8(2).
Wu JC, Lai LC, Sheets CG, Earthman J, Newcomb R; “A comparison of the marginal adaptation of cathode-arc vapor-deposited titanium and cast base metal copings”. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry; 2011:105:6:403-9.