Newman is an Associate Professor in the department of Restorative Dentistry,
and Biomaterials. Dr. Newman has been active in promoting student research at
the School of Dental Medicine. “[My] research can range from practical applied
questions on commercial clinical materials to experimentally designed
materials” says Dr. Newman. His research interests are in new innovations
in dental materials that include composites, impression material bonding, NiTi
wires, and fluoridated dental materials. His contributions in dental research
are also focused on improving dental techniques in the clinic where he has
collaborated with clinicians and scientists alike. Research is intrinsic to
dentistry, but dental research must have a clinical relevance and application.
Research projects must not only address the scientific questions, but it must
also address the clinical application. Clinicians like Dr. Newman collaborating
with scientists can help bridge the gap to further improve dental patient care.
Newman isn’t teaching dental students Material Sciences or working in the
laboratory in RC1 North, He enjoys his many hobbies that include dancing,
particularly the tango. He also enjoys listening to an eclectic mix of music
that he also loves to share with his students during their 10 min breaks. He also
serves on the Board of the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society advocating our
profession to maintain its professional integrity.
Newman loves working with students! He is never shy in voicing his
encouragement and motivation to incorporate some level of research into each
student’s dental school experience. Dr. Newman can meet with you to discuss
project ideas that may interest you. Schedule a meeting with him via e-mail.
His office is located in RC1 North room 2105.
“If you have an idea for a research project or a
concept you would like to pursue we can hone in a research hypothesis and a
method of studying that hypothesis. If your ideas are not in the realm of
dental materials, as the Faculty Advisor to the Colorado Student Research Group
I can help a student find a faculty member that can come closest to meeting
[your] research interests. Over the years I have sent many students to
International/American Association of Dental Research meetings. Many, many more
have presented at Research Day. All of these types of presentations can enhance
your credentials for graduate dental education”. -Dr. Newman-