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Jack L Ferracane Ph.D.

  • (503) 494-4327

    Portland Campus

    • Professor of Restorative Dentistry School of Dentistry

Areas of interest

  • dental composites, dental resins, practice-based research, bioactive materials, oral biofilms, bioactive materials, biomaterials


  • B.S., University of Illinois Illinois 1978
  • M.S., Northwestern University Illinois 1981
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University Illinois 1983

Honors and awards

  • Elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Honorary Dental Society
  • Honorary Member, Delta Chapter at OHSU
  • OHSU Faculty Senate Award for Outstanding Leadership, June, 2001
  • Wilmer Souder Award from the Dental Materials Group of the International Association for Dental Research, 2006
  • Honorary Professor, University of Birmingham School of Dentistry, Birmingham, UK, 2006
  • Honorary Member, Oregon Dental Association, November, 2011
  • Founders Award, Academy of Dental Materials, October, 2012
  • OHSU Faculty Senate Research Award, June, 2013
  • Honorary Member, American College of Dentists, October, 2013
  • Vice-President of the American Association for Dental Research, 2013 (Assumed presidency March 2016)
  • Hollenback Memorial Prize from the Academy of Operative Dentistry, 2016
  • Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers, 2016

Memberships and associations

  • American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Member (1979 - present)
  • Academy of Dental Materials Fellow (1983 - present)
  • IADR Dental Materials Group Chapter - America (Member 1979 - present)
  • American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Member (2005-current)
  • International Association for Dental Research Member (1979 - present)


Selected publications

  • 1. Hyun HK, Salehi S, Gwinner F, Ferracane JL. Biofilm formation affects surface properties of novel bioactive glass-containing composites. Dent Mater. 31(12):1599-608, 2015. PMID: 26590029

  • 2. Ferracane JL, Hilton TJ. Polymerization stress - Is it clinically meaningful? Dent Mater. 32(1):1-10, 2016. PMID: 26220776

  • 3. Khvostenko D, Hilton TJ, Ferracane JL, Mitchell JC, Kruzic JJ. Bioactive glass fillers reduce bacterial penetration into marginal gaps for composite res orations. Dent Mater. 32(1):73-8, 2016. PMID: 26621028


  • "Methacrylate saccharide-based monomers for dental adhesive systems." International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives  In: , Vol. 87, 01.12.2018, p. 1-11.
  • "Observable characteristics coincident with internal cracks in teeth : Findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network." Journal of the American Dental Association  In: , Vol. 149, No. 10, 01.10.2018, p. 885-892.e6.
  • "Enhancing the Value of Dental Biomaterials Research : “Reducing the Noise”." Journal of Dental Research  In: , Vol. 97, No. 5, 01.05.2018, p. 481-482.
  • "Associations of types of pain with crack-level, tooth-level and patient-level characteristics in posterior teeth with visible cracks : Findings from the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network." Journal of Dentistry  In: , Vol. 70, 01.03.2018, p. 67-73.
  • "A dentin-derived hydrogel bioink for 3D bioprinting of cell laden scaffolds for regenerative dentistry." Biofabrication  In: , Vol. 10, No. 2, 024101, 10.01.2018.
  • "Influence of increment thickness on radiant energy and microhardness of bulk-fill resin composites." Dental Materials Journal  In: , Vol. 37, No. 2, dmj/2017-032, 01.01.2018, p. 206-213.
  • "Effect of bioactive glass-containing resin composite on dentin remineralization." Journal of Dentistry  In: , 01.01.2018.
  • "In vitro biofilm formation on resin-based composites cured under different surface conditions." Journal of Dentistry  In: , 01.01.2018.
  • "Effect of pulse width modulation-controlled LED light on the polymerization of dental composites." Dental Materials  In: , 01.01.2018.
  • "A Novel Strategy to Engineer Pre-Vascularized Full-Length Dental Pulp-like Tissue Constructs." Scientific Reports  In: , Vol. 7, No. 1, 3323, 01.12.2017.
  • "Effectiveness of high irradiance for short-time exposures on polymerization of composite under metal brackets." Angle Orthodontist  In: , Vol. 87, No. 6, 01.11.2017, p. 834-840.
  • "Research and Dental Education : An AADR Perspective on the "advancing Dental Education: Gies in the 21st Century" Project." Journal of Dental Research  In: , Vol. 96, No. 10, 01.09.2017, p. 1073-1075.
  • "Academy of Dental Materials guidance—Resin composites : Part I—Mechanical properties." Dental Materials  In: , Vol. 33, No. 8, 01.08.2017, p. 880-894.
  • "Light-emitting diode beam profile and spectral output influence on the degree of conversion of bulk fill composites." Operative Dentistry  In: , Vol. 42, No. 4, 01.07.2017, p. 418-427.
  • "Degradation of optical and surface properties of resin-based composites with distinct nanoparticle sizes but equivalent surface area." Journal of Dentistry  In: , Vol. 59, 01.04.2017, p. 48-53.
  • "Models of Caries Formation around Dental Composite Restorations." Journal of Dental Research  In: , Vol. 96, No. 4, 01.04.2017, p. 364-371.
  • "Effect of insufficient light exposure on polymerization kinetics of conventional and self-adhesive dual-cure resin cements." Operative Dentistry  In: , Vol. 42, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. E1-E9.
  • "Photopolymerization of cell-laden gelatin methacryloyl hydrogels using a dental curing light for regenerative dentistry." Dental Materials  In: , 01.01.2017.
  • "Correlation between symptoms and external characteristics of cracked teeth. Findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network." Journal of the American Dental Association  In: , 2017.
  • "Effect of Crystallization Firing on Marginal Gap of CAD/CAM Fabricated Lithium Disilicate Crowns." Journal of Prosthodontics  In: , 2017.
  • "Effect of shade, opacity and layer thickness on light transmission through a nano-hybrid dental composite during curing." Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry  In: , 2017.
  • "Evaluation of three different decontamination techniques on biofilm formation, and on physical and chemical properties of resin composites." Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part B Applied Biomaterials  In: , 2017.
  • "Thermographic analysis of the effect of composite type, layering method, and curing light on the temperature rise of photo-cured composites in tooth cavities." Dental Materials  In: , 2017.
  • "Modulation of Streptococcus mutans virulence by dental adhesives containing anti-caries agents." Dental Materials  In: , 2017.
  • "Biomaterials for Oral Health." Dental Clinics of North America  In: , 2017.
  • "In vitro biofilm formation on resin-based composites after different finishing and polishing procedures." Journal of Dentistry  In: , 2017.
  • "Academy of Dental Materials guidance-Resin composites : Part II-Technique sensitivity (handling, polymerization, dimensional changes)." Dental Materials  In: , 2017.
  • "3D printed versus conventionally cured provisional crown and bridge dental materials." Dental Materials  In: , 2017.
  • "Influence of the compliance and layering method on the wall deflection of simulated cavities in bulk-fill composite restoration." Operative Dentistry  In: , Vol. 41, No. 6, 01.11.2016, p. e183-e194.
  • "Understanding the mechanical behavior of the material-tissue and material-material interface in dental reconstructions."   Material-Tissue Interfacial Phenomena: Contributions from Dental and Craniofacial Reconstructions. Elsevier Inc., 2016. p. 112-146.

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