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Francis K. Mante

Francis K. Mante, BDS, MS, PhD, DMD, MA (Hon)

Associate Professor, Director of Biomaterials

Division of Restorative Dentistry

Hamilton Village, Room 201C

Phone: 215-898-4971

Fax: 215-898-4558


Professional Biography

Dr. Mante’s current research effort involves development of a new resin based endodontic retrograde filling material, strategies for reducing friction in orthodontic appliances and the development of superior appliances that facilitate the movement of teeth during treatment. Additionally, he also researches improvement of fracture toughness of dental composites and is investigating the use of liquid rubbers as toughening agents for dental composites.

Honors / Credentials
  • Walter Joyce Fellow, Marquette University, 1984-87
  • University Fellow, Northwestern University, 1988-90
  • Fellow, American Society of Osseointegration, Philadelphia, PA, 1992
  • Faculty Fellow, Dubois College House, University of Pennsylvania, 1992-94
  • Burton C. Borgelt/SCADA Faculty Advisor Award, Student Clinicians-American Dental Association, 2005-2006″
  • BDS, Dentistry, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana, 1974-79
  • MS, Dental Materials, Marquette University, 1984-88
  • PhD, Biological Materials, Northwestern University, 1987-91
  • DMD, University of Pennsylvania, 1993-95
  • MA (Honoris Causa), University of Pennsylvania, 1999″
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