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Sean Lee, DDS
Professor, Restorative Dentistry
School of Dentistry
Member, Research, SD, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Research & Grantsmanship    Funded Research Project (PI)
  • Clinical Evaluation of a New Dental Adhesive in Posterior Composite Restoration (6th year evaluation). ( 11/2013 - 2/2014 )
  • Clinical Evaluation of a New Dental Adhesive in Posterior Composite Restoration (5th year evaluation). ( 11/2012 - 1/2013 )
  • iBOND Self Etch, A 24-Month Clinical Evaluation. ( 10/2009 - 4/2010 )
  • A 5-year Evaluation of A New Low Shrinkage Composite Resin (TEX-Tetric Evoceram) ( 7/2009 - 9/2009 )
  • Associate Professor ( 7/2005 - 6/2006 )
  • Validate and Compare Techniques for Assessing Plaque Formation on Dentures ( 7/2004 - 6/2005 )
  • A Practice-based, Randomized, Examiner-blind Study on Efficacy of Treatment Using SIROLaser Disinfection after Scaling and Root Planing, against Treatments of ARESTIN®  and SIROLaser Disinfection after Manual Scaling and Root Planing, and against Manual Scaling and Root Planing alone in the Treatment of Chronic Periodontitis. ( 1/2012 - Present )
  Funded Research Project (CI)
  • Clinical Investigation to Assess Whitening Efficacy of Crest 3D Whitestrips Using a Camera Based Digital Imaging System and Shade Methods ( 3/2014 - 6/2014 )
  • Determination of setting time and how easy to remove residual cement of Maxcem-Elite. ( 2/2014 )
  • The clinical investigation of Colgate CSPR Repair and Prevent Toothpaste as compared to Colgate Cavity Protection Toothpaste in controlling established plaque and gingivitis - a six-month study ( 7/2013 - 10/2013 )
  • Clinical investigation on the at-home tooth whitening efficacy of a disposable tray preloaded with 6% hydrogen peroxide as compared to a negative control ( 7/2013 - 9/2013 )
  • Intranasally administered kovacaine mist to placebo for anesthetizing maxillary teeth in adults ( 3/2013 - 9/2013 )
  • Clinical investigation on toothwhitening efficacy of Ultradent Fit Tray as compared to Crest 3D White Whitestrips with Advanced Seal Technology - Advanced Vivid ( 3/2013 - 8/2013 )
  • The clinical investigation on tooth whitening efficacy for comparing Colgate Optic White toothpaste to Crest 3D White Vivid toothpaste and Colate Cavity protection toothpaste (repeated research of previous one due to a different ingredient) ( 1/2013 - 4/2013 )
  • Clinical investigation of hypersensitivity reduction efficacy of the CSPR US toothpaste as compared to the CSPR US calcium silicate toothpaste ( 9/2011 - 5/2012 )
  • Prevalence & incidence of allergy and contact dermatitis in dental faculty and student atLLUSD, 2nd allergy study. ( 9/2011 - 10/2011 )
  • Clinical Investigation on Tooth Whitening Efficacy for Colgate Whitening Toothpaste ( 3/2011 - 6/2011 )
  • Evaluation of Tissue Responses and Osseointegration of MDI Mini Dental Implant and MDI Hybrid Dental Implants in Comparison with MDL Mini Dental Implants and Zimmer One-Piece Implants in Miniature Swine ( 6/2010 - 6/2011 )
  • Clinical investigation of the dentinal hypersensitivity reduction efficacy of three products: Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Toothpaste and Crest Cavity Protection Toothpaste immediately following direct topical application of the product and after subsequent brushing with the product for seven days ( 5/2010 - 7/2010 )
  • Evaluation of Clinical Efficacy of Dash Chairside Whitening System and Opalescence Boost In-Office Whitening System ( 2/2010 - 5/2010 )
  • Clinical Efficacy of an 8% Arginine, Calcium Carbonate Desensitizing Paste and A Paste Containing Casein Phosphopeptide and Amorphous Calcium Phosphate on Dentinal Hypersensitivity Reduction Immediately Upon Post-Scaling Professional Product Application and Its Sustained Relief Through 28 Days ( 7/2009 - 12/2009 )
  • Clinical Evaluation of The Extrinsic Stain Prevention Efficacy of Colgate Whitening Toothpaste Containing 0.243% NaF and 20% HCS as Compared to Crest Regular Toothpaste ( 7/2009 - 11/2009 )
  • Clinical Investigation on two Dentifrices (8% Arginine/1450 MFP/Calcium Carbonate Toothpaste and Anticavity Toothpaste) in Controlling Supragingival Calculus Formation and Gingivitis. A Twelve Week Clinical Trial in California. ( 2/2009 - 11/2009 )
  • Effect of an Experimental Self-adhesive Dental Luting Cement (MTDID 17089) on the Pulp Tissue of Exposed and Unexposed Class V Cavities ( 1/2009 - 7/2009 )
  • Tooth Whitening Efficacy of JH Tooth Whitening Brush ( 6/2009 )
  • Effect of an experimental caries indicator system ( 6/2007 - 12/2007 )
  • Evaluation of Effect of Zoom! Advanced Power Light on Hydrogen Peroxide Content of Zoom2 Whitening Gel ( 6/2007 )
  • Evaluation of Prototype of Colgate Visible White Chairside ( 5/2007 )
  • Evaluation of advanced power light on H2O2 content of Zoom2 whitening gel ( 3/2007 - 4/2007 )
  • Comparative tooth whitening efficacy for three toothwhitening toothpastes ( 1/2007 - 4/2007 )
  • Effects of Zoom2 advanced power light on clinical efficacy and safety of discus Zoom2 whitening gel using a split-arch design ( 10/2006 - 4/2007 )
  • Prevalence and severity of gingivitis in adults ( 7/2006 - 4/2007 )
  • Clinical Study on Antiplaque/Antigingivitis Efficacy and Safety of Oral care Gel ( 3/2006 - 4/2007 )
  • Effect of an experimental silorane based dentin bonding system on the pulp tissue of exposed and unexposed cavities ( 10/2006 - 3/2007 )
  • Compare the bonding strength of porcelain materials to dentin dentin using 6 esthetic resin cements ( 9/2006 - 11/2006 )
  • Effect of an experimental dentin bonding system on the pulp tissue of exposed and unexposed Class V cavities ( 8/2006 - 11/2006 )
  • Evaluation of Tooth Whitening Efficacy of Swabplus Advanced Dental Whitening System ( 6/2006 - 8/2006 )
  • The Effect of Angle Deviation of X-Rite’s Shade Measurements of Vitapan Classical Shade Guide ( 7/2004 - 6/2005 )
  • The objective of this clinical research study is to evaluate the comparative efficacy performance of three dentifrices - the SnF toothpaste, Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste and Colgate Cavity Protection Toothpaste in controlling gingivitis and dental plaque in adults. ( 8/2014 - Present )
  • The clinical investigation on tooth whitening efficacy for comparing Colgate Optic White toothpaste to Crest 3D White Vivid toothpaste and Colate Cavity protection toothpaste ( 6/2012 - Present )
  • A comparison study to Assess the Whitening Effect of Two Professional Bleaching Regimens (Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed LED Accelerator and Ultradent Opalescence Boost PF) ( 1/2012 - Present )
  • Effect of Probiora3 Oral Care Probiotics Usage on Clinical and Microbiological Parameters in a Young, Dentally Healthy Adult Population. ( 9/2011 - Present )
  • Clinical efficacy and safety of Night white ACP carbamide peroxide as compared to Opalescence PF carbamide peroxide ( 11/2006 - Present )
  Non-Funded Research Project
  • Evaluation of clinical efficacy of crest 3D 2-hour express whitestrips ( 2/2012 - 3/2012 )
  • Quantification of calcium release from enamel in soft drinks ( 9/2011 - 3/2012 )
  • Porcelain Gloss Meter ( 2/2009 - 11/2009 )
  Abstracts Reporting Research -- Peer Reviewed
  • Instant/Lasting Dentin Hypersensitivity Reduction Efficacy of Two Professionally-Applied Desensitizing Pastes. ( 6/2009 - 7/2011 )
  • Whitening Effectiveness Comparison of Four Different Bleaching Tray Designs. ( 8/2011 - 3/2011 )
  • Efficacy of Various Reservoir Depths on Toothwhitening in Primary Teeth. ( 9/2010 - 3/2011 )
  • In vitro Study of Varying Reservoir Depths Efficacy in Toothwhitening. ( 9/2010 - 3/2011 )
  • Instant effectiveness comparing Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief and Sensodyne Rapid Relief. ( 5/2010 - 3/2011 )
  •  iBOND Self Etch , A 24-Month Clinical Evaluation. ( 1/2010 - 7/2010 )
  • Whitening Effectiveness Comparison of Four Different Bleaching Tray Designs. ( 1/2010 - 7/2010 )
  • Identification of Microorganisms in Dental Plaques Using Checkerboard DNA-DNA Hybridization. ( 1/2010 - 4/2010 )
  • Instant/Lasting Dentin Hypersensitivity Reduction Efficacy of Two Professionally-Applied Desensitizing Pastes.  ( 10/2009 - 4/2010 )
  • Tongue-coating Score Variations in Different Tongue-coating Zones. ( 9/2008 - 4/2010 )
  • A Six-month Clinical Evaluation of iBOND Self Etch. ( 7/2009 )
  • Clinical Evaluation of New Dental Adhesive in Posterior Composite Restorations.Scientific information, Heraeus Kulzer GmbH, 13, 2008 ( 9/2008 )
  • SBS of Zirconia to dentin via esthetic resin cements. ( 1/2007 )
  • SBS of Empress2 to dentin via esthetic resin cements. ( 1/2007 )
  • Clinical Efficacy of A New Photodynamic Treatment for Periodontal Diseases. ( 1/2007 )
  • Comparative Efficacy of Photodynamic Periodontal Treatment between Genders. ( 1/2007 )
  • Recovery Rates of Periodontal Pockets Treated with Photodynamic Disinfection. ( 1/2007 )
  • Prevalence and Severity of Gingivitis in American Adults. ( 1/2007 )
  • Effect of Light Treatment on in vitro Tooth Bleaching Efficacy . ( 6/2006 )
  • Antimicrobial Potential of Six Herbal Toothpastes in Four Oral Microbes. ( 6/2006 )
  • Effect of Bleaching on Enamel Remineralization/Color of Extracted Adolescent Teeth. ( 6/2006 )
  • Comparison of by Visual and Colorimeter Assessment. ( 6/2006 )
  • A Survey of Social Behavior related to Bad Breath . ( 6/2006 )
  • Tooth Bleaching Efficacy and Age, Gender, Ethnicity and Smoking. ( 6/2006 )
  • Correlation in Tooth Shade Determination between Visual and Colorimeter . ( 6/2006 )
  • Comparison of Oral Odor between Vegetarians and Non-Vegetarians. ( 4/2005 )
  • Evaluation of Clinical Efficacy and Safety of trèswhite by Opalescence. ( 4/2005 )
  • Sterilox on Controlling Microbial Contamination, Reducing Biofilms in Dental Waterlines . ( 4/2005 )
  • Effect of Angle Deviation on X-Rite CIELAB Measurements of Vitapan Classical Shade . ( 4/2005 )
  • Effect of Experimental Office Whitening Gel on Human Enamel. ( 4/2005 )
  • Sterilox on Controlling Microbial Contamination, Reducing Biofilms in Dental Waterlines ( 4/2004 )
  Abstracts Reporting Research -- Non-Peer Reviewed
  • The clinical investigation of Colgate Total Toothpaste as compared to Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste and Crest Pro-Health Mouthwash, and Crest Cavity Protection Toothpaste and Crest Fluoride Mouthwash in reducing plaque and gingivitis: A six-week clinical study in the US ( 5/2014 - 8/2014 )
  • Tongue-coating Score Reproducibility in Five Different Tongue-coating Methods ( 4/2013 - 6/2013 )
  • Five-Year Clinical Evaluation of Tetric EvoCeram Restorations in Anterior Teeth. ( 2/2010 - 5/2010 )
  • Plaque Removal Efficacy of Three Toothbrushes. ( 4/2009 )
  • Clinical Evaluation Ndurance nano-dimer Conversion Technology Dental Composite. ( 4/2009 )
  • A Six-month Clinical Evaluation of iBOND Self Etch. ( 4/2009 )
  • Effect of Bleaching Gel ACP or Fluoride on Enamel. ( 9/2008 )
  • Dentin/pulp Biocompatibility of an Adhesive System for Silorane restorative. ( 9/2008 )
  • Effectiveness of Floss versus Toothpick in Removing Supragingival Interproximal Plaque. ( 6/2008 - 9/2008 )
  • Global GUM Triad Anchorless Toothbrush - A Clinical Trial ( 4/2008 - 9/2008 )
  • Comparison of Bleaching Efficacy with light to without light Using Zoom2! ( 4/2008 - 5/2008 )
  • Effect of an Experimental Caries Indicator System on the Pulp Tissue of Exposed and Unexposed Class V Cavities ( 8/2007 - 1/2008 )
  • Surface Repolishing of Venus Clinical restoration. ( 11/2007 )
  • Clinical efficacy and safety of Night white ACP carbamide peroxide as compared to Opalescence PF carbamide peroxide ( 7/2007 - 9/2007 )
  • Clinical Evaluation of a New dental Adhesive in Posterior Composite Restoration. ( 10/2007 - Present )
  • Clinical evaluation of a new low shrinkage dental composite on Class III and Class IV restorations using modified USPHS criteria ( 7/2007 - Present )