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Lawrence Gettleman

GettlemanName: Lawrence Gettleman, B.A., DMD, MSD

Title: Professor

Current Position:
Professor of Prosthodontics & Biomaterials

Phone:
(502) 852-1185

Fax:
(502) 852-7573

E-mail:
gettleman@louisville.edu

Background

  • Rutgers College,  B.A. 1962
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine, D.M.D., 1966
  • St. Louis University, School of Dentistry, M.S.D. in Fixed Prosthodontics, 1968
  • U.S. Public Health Service, LCDR, Dental Health Center, San Francisco,.  Materials & Technology Branch, 1968-70
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Instructor - Assistant Professor 1971-76
  • LSU School of Dentistry, New Orleans, Associate Professor & Biomaterials Chair, 1976-80
  • Gulf South Research Institute, New Orleans, Senior Staff Associate, 1980-88
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials, University of Texas, Dental Branch, Houston, Texas.  Senior Scientist, Houston Biomaterials & Biometrics Research Center, 2005 - present
  • Part-time dental practice, limited to prosthodontics (Boston; New Orleans & Metairie LA; Louisville)


Faculty Practice Location

U of L Healthcare Outpatient Center
401 E. Chestnut St., Suite 550
Louisville, KY 40202 
(502)-852-5401

Research Interests and Current Projects

  • Fundamentals and problem solving in dental biomaterials, new product development;  prosthodontics, and restorative dentistry;  clinical trials;  in vivo / in vitro correlation of clinical performance;  tarnish and corrosion of metals;  polymer substitutes for metals and ceramics in dentistry;  resilient denture liners and facial prosthetic materials;  wear and abrasion;  toxic responses of materials;  high school science fair activities.
  • Finishing U01 NIH-funded multicenter phase III controlled, randomized, prospective single-crossover clinical trial in maxillofacial prosthetics;  $2,902,479, funded August 21, 2003 – May 31, 2009
  • Mouth guards that improve performance to motivate use by athletes, military, and workers.
  • Hand washing studies for health care workers who wear finger rings under gloves
  • Replica implants using advanced processing methods
  • Facial transplants (with Kleinert-Kutz & Associates Hand Center)
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Materials Science Technology, Inc.  Re-introduction of Novus™ resilient denture liner + other uses of polyphosphazenes


Teaching Activities

  • Preview to Dentistry (ULSD undergraduate students);  Correlated Sciences (UofL freshman students);  Oral Biology Seminar (ULSD MS in oral biology students);  Advanced Implantology (postdoctoral students)
  • Sullivan University, College of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Experiential Education (pharmacy students)
  • Clinical Complete Dentures
  • Introduction to Indirect Restorations


Recent Graduate Students

  • Ramya Ramamurthy, BDS Detection of Mesio-Buccal Canals in Maxillary Molars Using Parallax Analog and Digital Images.  Master of Science in Oral Biology, UofL, Allan G. Farman, preceptor, 2005
  • Ben B. Alderdice, Jr.  Insertion and Removal of Maxillofacial Prostheses over Transcutaneous Implants.  Master of Science in Oral Biology, UofL, pending 2006
  • Sony Markose, BDS.  Effects of Formulation Variables on the Mechanical Response of Maxillofacial Prosthetic Materials under Static and Dynamic Deformation Conditions.  Master of Science, Medical and Dental University of New Jersey,  New Jersey Dental School, 2007
  • Swapna Nadikuda, BDS.  Effect of Finger Rings on Microbial Cross-Contamination During Dental Clinical Procedures.  Master of Science in Oral Biology candidate, 2010
  • Nausheen Banu, BDS,  Mouth Guards and Improved Upper Body Muscle Performance.  Master of Science in Oral Biology candidate, discontinued


Service (current and last three years)

  • U.S. Public Health Service, Dental Professional Advisory Panel (DePAC)
  • Louisville Medical Reserve Corps volunteer
  • American Red Cross, apheresis donor
  • Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Louisville Regional Science Fairs, Inc., 1st vice president, printed program editor & publisher
  • Kentucky Science Fair Endowment, Inc., secretary
  • Harvard Club of Louisville, treasurer
  • American United for Separation of Church & State, treasurer
  • Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, board member
  • University of Louisville:  Faculty Senate Committee on Libraries;  Committee for the Review of Individual Financial Interests in Research;  Medical Education Research Team;  Dental School Volunteer Captain;  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Committee on Library and Other Learning Resources;  Friends of the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library
  • School of Dentistry:  Faculty Assembly, secretary;  Vendor Relations Committee;  Research Self-Study Accreditation Committee;  Faculty Assembly Research Committee
  • UofL University Club, Program & Membership Committee
  • UofL Cares Committee, 2011-present


Memberships

  • American Dental Association (Kentucky Dental Association, Louisville Dental Society);  (Standards Committee on Dental Products – representing the American College of Prosthodontists);  ADA Clinical Evaluator (ACE) Panel;  Representing LDS on Louisville Water Company’s Customer Advisory Council
  • International Association for Dental Research (Dental Materials Group, Prosthodontics Research Group); Louisville Section councilor & treasurer
  • American Dental Education Association
  • Academy of Dental Materials, charter member
  • Society for Biomaterials, charter member
  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  • Academy for Sports Dentistry
  • Harvard Dental Alumni Association
  • Harvard Medical Alumni Association
  • U.S. Metric Association
  • Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity; Phi Student Chapter co-advisor
  • American College of Dentists
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Louisville Section treasurer
  • Harvard Club of Louisville, treasurer
  • Kentucky Academy of Science


Honors and Awards (Top 3-5)

  • Dr. Grace Milliken Award in Research, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Fellow,  Academy of General Dentistry
  • Fellow,  Academy of Dental Materials
  • Fellow,  American College of Dentists
  • Fellow, American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  • Three U.S. patents on resilient denture liners
  • Currently serve on editorial boards for:
    • Journal of Prosthodontics: Implant, Esthetic and Reconstructive Dentistry
    • U.S. Public Health Service Dental Recruitment Newsletter
    • Journal of Biomedical Materials Research – Part B, Applied Biomaterials
    • Dental Materials Journal (Japan)
    • The Open Dentistry Journal
    • International Journal of Oral Science (China)
    • Clinical Audit;  Patient Related Outcome Measures.
  • Current reviewer for:
    • Journal of Dentistry
    • Journal of Dental Research
    • Journal of the American Dental Association
    • Biomaterialia
    • Materials Chemistry & Physics
    • Journal of Materials Processing Technology
  • Special Emphasis Panels (Study Sections) for the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health
  • Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Science Fair Program Support and Promotion, by the American Dental Association on behalf of the Louisville Dental Society
  • Faculty Favorite Award, A Celebration of Teaching and Learning. University of Louisville
  • Louisville Dental Society, Community Service Award
  • Distinguished Faculty Award for Service to the Community, Commonwealth and Region, University of Louisville
  • Certificate of Merit Award, Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity
  • Fellowship Award for Outstanding Contributions to Dentistry, Kentucky Dental Association


Support Staff

Office – Linda Klump  (502) 852-6928  lcklum01@louisville.edu          

Publications (last 5 years)

  • Waters, P.J., Farah, S.A., Gettleman, L., Roberts, D., and Kiat-amnuay, S.:  Maxillofacial Prosthetics Skin Retention to Silicone and Chlorinated Polyethylene.  J. Dent. Res. Abstract No. 1441, 2007.
  • Alderdice, B.B., McNabb, J. B., Scheetz, J.P., Kiat-amnuay, S., and Gettleman, L.:  Insertion and Removal of Maxillofacial Prostheses over Transcutaneous Implants.  J. Dent. Res., Abstract No. 1461, 2007
  • Gettleman, L.:  Multicenter Trial of Chlorinated Polyethylene Elastomer for Maxillofacial Prosthetics.  USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 6, 2007
  • Caicedo, R., Baker, R.L., Gettleman, L., and Clark, S.J.:  Effectiveness of 3 Different Obturation Methods in the Filling of a Simulated Lateral Defect.  Research!Louisville, Oct. 16, 2007
  • Kiat-amnuay, S. Chambers, M.S., Jacob, R.F., Anderson, J.D., Johnston, D.A., Sheppard, R.A., Haugh, G.S., and Gettleman, L.:  Multicenter Trial of CPE for Maxillofacial Prosthetics.  Trans. Amer. Acad. of Maxillofacial Prosth.  Scottsdale, AZ. Oct. 28-30, 2007
  • Alderdice, B.B., McNabb, J.B., Scheetz, J.P., Kiat-amnuay, S., and Gettleman, L.:  Insertion and Removal of Silicone and CPE Maxillofacial Prostheses over Transcutaneous Implants.  Trans. Amer. Acad. of Maxillofacial Prosth.  Scottsdale, AZ. Oct. 28-30, 2007
  • Gettleman, L., Chambers,. M.S., Jacob, R.F., Anderson, J.D., Johnston, D.A., Sheppard, R.A., Haugh, G.S., and Kiat-amnuay, S.  Multicenter Trial of Chlorinated Polyethylene Elastomer (CPE) for Maxillofacial Prosthetics.  J. Dent. Res., Abstract No. 624, 2008
  • Gettleman, L., Chambers,. M.S., Jacob, R.F., Anderson, J.D., Johnston, D.A., Sheppard, R.A., Haugh, G.S., and Kiat-amnuay, S.  Multicenter Trial of Chlorinated Polyethylene Elastomer (CPE) for Maxillofacial Prosthetics.  J. Dent. Res., Abstract No. 3016, 2008)
  • Alur, A.A., Rane, M.J., Mayfield, T.G., Scheetz, J.P., and Gettleman, L.:  Simulated Microbe Removal Around Finger Rings Using Different Hand Sanitation Methods.  J. Dent. Res., Abstract No. 802, 2009
  • Caicedo, R., Denny, W., Gettleman, L., and Clark, S.:  Microleakage and Fracture Resistance of Four Intraradicular Posts Using Four Types of Luting Cements.  J. Endodont. 36:375, Abstract PR57. p. 594, 2010
  • Nadikuda, S., Staat, R.H., Carrico, R.L., Lorenz, D.J., and Gettleman, L.:  Finger Rings Under Gloves:  Cross-Contamination and Tears During Clinical Procedures.  J. Dent. Res., Abstract No. 1375, 2011


Journal Articles (last 5 years)

  • Kiat-amnuay, S., Waters, P.J., Roberts, D., and Gettleman L.:  Adhesive Retention of Silicone and Chlorinated Polyethylene for Maxillofacial Prostheses.  J. Prosthet. Dent. 99:483-88, 2008
  • Alur, A.A., Rane, M.J., Mayfield, T.G., Scheetz, J.P., and Gettleman, L.:  Simulated Microbe Removal Around Finger Rings Using Different Hand Sanitation Methods.  Int. J. Oral Sci. 1(3): 138–144, 2009
  • Eleni, P.G., Krokida, M.K., Polyzois, G.L., and Gettleman, L.:  Material Properties of Maxillofacial Chlorinated Polyethylene Elastomer Stored in Simulated Skin Secretions.  J. Biomed. Mater. Res., Part B, Applied Biomaterials.  91B(2): 964-74, 2009
  • Kiat-amnuay, S., Jacobs, R.F., Chambers, M.S., Anderson, J.A., Sheppard, R.A., Johnston, D.A., Haugh, G.S., and Gettleman, L.:  Clinical Trial of Chlorinated Polyethylene for Facial Prosthetics.  Int. J. Prosthod. 23:3:151-58, 2010
  • Eleni, P.N., Katsavou, I., Krokida, M.K., Polyzois, G.L., and Gettleman, L.:  Mechanical Behaviour of Facial Prosthetic Elastomers after Outdoor Weathering.  Dent. Mater 25:12, 1493-1502, 2010
  • Eleni, P.N., Krokida, M., Polyzois, G., , Gettleman, L., Bisharat, G.I.:  Effects of Outdoor Weathering on Facial Prosthetic Elastomers.  Odontology, 99:68-76, 2011
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