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Project Dissemination (2005-2009)

The most common methods for disseminating the research in ultrasonics is through presentation at conferences and publication of research papers. The use of a group-specific web site, such as this, is also a valuable dissemination tool that enables those unable to attend conferences or without access to the relevant journals, such as students and general practitioners, to gain an insight into our work.

Research dissemination made possible through EPSRC Research Grants

  • EP/F020090 (University of Birmingham)
  • GR/T22551, EP/C536894 and EP/D500834 (University of Birmingham)
  • EP/C536908§ (Bath University)
  • GR/T22568ζ (Cardiff University)

 Papers Published / In Press

  • Lea SC & Tomson PLM. Use of ultrasonic instrumentation in endodontics. Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry - Endodontic Therapy, 2009; (In Press).
  • Lea SC, Felver B, Landini G & Walmsley AD. Ultrasonic scaler oscillations and tooth surface defects. Journal of Dental Research, 2009; 88: 229-234.
  • Lea SC, Felver B, Landini G & Walmsley AD. Ultrasonic scaler oscillations and tooth surface defects. Journal of Dental Research, 2009; 88: 229-234.
  • Lea SC & Walmsley AD. Mechano-physical and biophysical properties of power driven scalers – driving the future of powered instrument design and evaluation. Periodontology 2000, 2009; 51: 63-78.
  • Scheven BAA, Cooper P, Shelton D, Walmsley AD, Smith AJ. Therapeutic Ultrasound for dental tissue repair. Medical Hypotheses 2009; 73: 591–593
  • Felver B, King DC, Lea SC, Price GJ & Walmsley AD. Cavitation occurrence around ultrasonic scalers. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 2009; 16: 692-697.
  • Lea SC, Felver B, Landini G & Walmsley AD. Three dimensional ultrasonic scaler probe oscillations. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 2009; 36: 44-50. 
  • Scheven BA, Man J, Millard JL, Cooper PR, Lea SC, Walmsley AD & Smith AJ. VEGF and odontoblast-like cells: Stimulation by low frequency ultrasound. Archives of Oral Biology, 2009; 54: 185-191.
  • Felver B, King DC, Lea SC, Price GJ & Walmsley AD. Scanning laser vibrometry and luminol photomicrography to map cavitational activity around ultrasonic scalers. Proceedings SPIE, 2008; 7098: 70980Q-1.
  • Bartlett PA, Meydan T, Lea SC, Moses AJ, Williams PI, Landini G & Walmsley AD. A comparison of and the compensation for magnetostrictive core inductances in magnetic transducer systems. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2008; 320: e1061-e1064.
  • Walmsley AD, Lea SC, Landini G, Moses AJ. Advances in Power Driven Pocket / Root Instrumentation. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 2008; 35 (Suppl. 8): 22-28.
  • Poole RL, Lea SC, Dyson JE, Shortall ACC & Walmsley AD. Vibration Characteristics of Dental High-Speed Turbines and Speed-Increasing Handpieces. Journal of Dentistry, 2008; 36: 488-493.
  • Lea SC, Lightstone JJ, Landini G & Walmsley AD. The effect of water flow rate on ultrasonic scaler performance. Perio, 2008; 5: 51-55.
    A copy of this paper may be viewed by clicking here.
  • Lea SC. Cavitation damage to ultrasonic scalers. Dental Health, 2008; 47: 5-8.
    A copy of this paper may be viewed by clicking here.
  • Scheven BA, Millard JL, Cooper PR, Lea SC, Walmsley AD & Smith AJ. Short-term in vitro effects of low frequency ultrasound on odontoblast-like cells. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 2007; 33: 1475-1482.  
  • Tomson PLM, Lea SC, Lumley PJ & Walmsley AD. Variation in power output of piezon-master 400 ultrasound generators and analytic handpieces. Journal of Endodontics, 2007; 33: 574-577.
  • Lea SC, Khan A, Patanwala HS, Landini G & Walmsley AD. The effects of load and toothpaste on the vibration characteristics of powered toothbrushes. Journal of Dentistry, 2007; 35: 350-354.
  • Lea SC, Landini G & Walmsley AD. The effect of wear on ultrasonic scaler tip displacement amplitude. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 2006;33: 37-41.
  • Phway TPP, Zurek S, Meydan T and Walmsley A.D. Control of tip oscillation in magnetostrictive dental scalers.  Sensors and Actuators 2006 :A 129 ;167–171 
  • Lea SC. Perfect teeth: laser vibrometry helps to improve efficacy in dental ultrasonics. Polytec LM Info Special. (2005) Issue 2: 16-17.
  • Lea SC, Price GJ & Walmsley AD. A study to determine whether cavitation occurs around dental ultrasonic scaling instruments. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 2005; 12: 233-236.

Abstracts from Conference Presentations

British Society for Dental Research, Glasgow, September 2009

International Association for Dental Research, Miami, April 2009

4th Meeting of the Pan European Federation and Annual Meeting of the Continental European Division, London, September 2008

European Magnetic Sensors & Actuators Conference, Caen, July 2008

  • Bartlett P, Lea SC, Williams PI, Landini G, Meydan T,  Moses AJ, Walmsley AD & Shah AA. Vibration modes generated in ultrasonic dental scaler transducer components. EMSA 2008.

International Association for Dental Research, Toronto, July 2008

AIVELA, Ancona, June 2008

  • Felver B, King DC, Lea SC, Price GJ & Walmsley AD. Scanning laser vibrometry and luminol photomicography to map cavitational activity around ultrasonic scalers. AIVELA 2008.

American Association for Dental Research, Dallas, April 2008

Spring Scientific Meeting of the British Endodontic Society, March 2008.

British Society for Dental Research and Nordisk Odontogisk Förening Joint Scientific Meeting, University of Durham, April 2007

International Association for Dental Research, Brisbane, June 2006

American Association for Dental Research, Orlando, March 2006

Presentations at National / International Conferences and Meetings

  1. Walmsley AD, Lea SC, Landini G & Lightstone JJ. Water flow rate significantly reduces unloaded ultrasonic scaler performance. American Association for Dental Research, March 2006 (Orlando, USA).
  2. Lea SC, Walmsley AD &. Landini G. How ultrasonic scaler performance changes with water loading. American Association for Dental Research, March 2006 (Orlando, USA).
  3. Lea SC & Walmsley AD. Cavitation damage to dental ultrasonic scalers. International Association for Dental Research, June 2006 (Brisbane, Australia).
  4. Lea SC, Bartlett P, Meydan T, Landini G, Moses AJ & Walmsley AD. Development of a multi-directional dynamic load measuring tooth model. Joint Scientific Meeting of British Society for Dental Research and Nordisk Odontogisk Förening, April 2007 (University of Durham).
  5. Bartlett P, Lea SC, Meydan T, Landini G, Walmsley AD & Moses AJ. Vibration modes generated in magnetostrictive ultrasonic dental scaler inserts. Joint Scientific Meeting of British Society for Dental Research and Nordisk Odontogisk Förening, April 2007 (University of Durham).
  6. Felver B, Walmsley AD & Lea SC. Ultrasonic scaling tip movements investigated with a scanning laser vibrometer. Joint Scientific Meeting of British Society for Dental Research and Nordisk Odontogisk Förening, April 2007 (University of Durham).
  7. King DC, Felver B, Lea SC, Walmsley AD & Price GJ. Sonochemical characterisation of dental ultrasound instruments. Joint Scientific Meeting of British Society for Dental Research and Nordisk Odontogisk Förening, April 2007 (University of Durham).
  8. Felver B, King DC, Walmsley AD, Price GJ & Lea SC. Cavitation analyses around ultrasonic scalers. Joint Scientific Meeting of British Society for Dental Research and Nordisk Odontogisk Förening, April 2007 (University of Durham).
  9. Scheven BA, Millard JL, Cooper PR, Lea SC, Walmsley AD & Smith AJ. Ultrasound effects on odontoblast-like cells in vitro. Joint Scientific Meeting of British Society for Dental Research and Nordisk Odontogisk Förening, April 2007 (University of Durham).
  10. Poole RL, Lea SC, Dyson JE, Shortall ACC & Walmsley AD. Vibrations of high-speed dental handpieces measured using laser vibrometry. Joint Scientific Meeting of British Society for Dental Research and Nordisk Odontogisk Förening, April 2007 (University of Durham).
  11. Bartlett P, Lea SC, Meydan T, Landini G, Moses AJ & Walmsley AD. Vibration modes generated in magnetostrictive ultrasonic dental scaler inserts. Mechanics of Medical Devices Meeting. Institute of Physics, May 2007 (London).
  12. Poole RL, Lea SC, Shortall ACC & Walmsley AD. Characterisation of dental drill vibrations using laser technology. Graduate School Poster and Networking Conference, June 2007 (University of Birmingham).
  13. Felver B, Walmsley AD & Lea SC. Correlation of ultrasonic scaling tip motion and the occurrence of cavitation. Graduate School Poster and Networking Conference, June 2007 (University of Birmingham).
  14. Bartlett P, Meydan T, Lea SC, Moses AJ, Williams PI, Landini G & Walmsley AD. A comparison of and the compensation for magnetostrictive core inductances in magnetic transducer systems. Soft Magnetic Materials, SMM18 Conference, September 2007 (Cardiff).
  15. Scheven BA, Millard JL, Cooper PR, Lea SC, Walmsley AD & Smith AJ. In vitro effects on odontoblast-like cells by ultrasound. UK Therapy Ultrasound Interest Group, September 2007 (London).
  16. Walmsley AD, Lea SC, Landini G & Moses AJ. European workshop - European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), Subcommittee European Academy of Periodontology, 6th European Workshop on Periodontology
    Contemporary Periodontics, February 2008 (Charterhouse at Ittingen, Switzerland).
    Main theme:  Innovation and Periodontal Practice
    Review: Walmsley AD et al, Advances in power driven pocket / root instrumentation.    
    Including: Consensus statement, implications for clinical practice and suggestions for future research.
  17. Tabiat-Pour S, Tomson PLM, Lumley PJ, Walmsley AD & Lea SC. Cutting ability of a KiS 2D tip with varying powers and loads. Spring Scientific Meeting of the British Endodontic Society, March 2008.
  18. Felver B, Walmsley AD & Lea SC. Ultrasonic scaler tip oscillation and the effect of water flow. American Association for Dental Research, April 2008 (Dallas, USA).
  19. Felver B, Poole RL, Walmsley AD & Lea SC. 3D investigation of ultrasonic scaling tip motion. American Association for Dental Research, April 2008 (Dallas, USA).
  20. Lea SC, Felver B, Patel V & Walmsley AD. Correlation of laser vibrometric and laser profilometric scaler instrumentation damage. American Association for Dental Research, April 2008 (Dallas, USA).
  21. Felver B, Walmsley AD & Lea SC. Ultrasonic probe oscillation detected with 3D scanning laser vibrometry. 4th Meeting of the Pan European Federation and Annual Meeting of the Continental European Division, September 2008 (London, UK). 
  22. Poole RL, Lea SC, Shortall ACC & Walmsley AD. The effect of load on high-speed dental handpiece vibrations. 4th Meeting of the Pan European Federation and Annual Meeting of the Continental European Division, September 2008 (London, UK).
  23. Poole RL, Lea SC, Shortall ACC & Walmsley AD. Evaluating vibrations transmitted through teeth during high-speed cutting. IADR April 2009 (Miami, USA).
  24. Felver B, King DC, Lea SC, Price GJ & Walmsley AD. Mapping the occurrence of cavitation along ultrasonic scaler tips. IADR April 2009 (Miami, USA).
  25. Lea SC, Lumley PJ & Walmsley AD. New insight into the movement of ultrasonic root canal files. British Society for Dental Research, September 2009 (Glasgow UK).
  26. Greeves AH, Walmsley AD & Lea SC. Ultrasonic scaler cross section influences oscillation and cavitation production. British Society for Dental Research, September 2009 (Glasgow UK).