Dr. Igor Pesun is an Associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.
He completed his dental education at the University of Manitoba, and then a General Practice Residency at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Canada. He returned to set up a general practice in Winnipeg and was a part-time instructor and clinical researcher at the University of Manitoba. After 4 years of private practice he entered the Medical College of Georgia's Graduate Prosthodontic Program and received a Certificate in Prosthodontics and a Masters in Oral Biology.
His full time academic career began at the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry. As an active member of the department he taught in the undergraduate clinic and instructed the graduate prosthodontic residents in their didactic, research and clinical courses. As a Board Certified Prosthodontist in the USA and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, his private prosthodontic practice provides restorative, maxillofacial, implant and esthetic dental care. He has published articles on basic, applied, clinical, and educational research.
Dr. Pesun is involved in a number of local, national and international organizations and continues to serve as a reviewer for a number of national and international dental journals. Helping practitioners to expand their clinical practice with contemporary techniques he has lectured to various groups in Bolivia, Caribbean, Croatia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua and USA.
Pesun IJ, Swain V. Helping Michaela. College of Dentistry Alumni Journal Autumn 2015: 11.
Minski J, Pesun IJ, Narvey M, Pantel C, Swain V. Michaela’s appliance: A Novel Appliance to Allow Successful use of CPAP in a premature infant with a cleft lip and palate. Posted May 12, 2015. http://wp.me/p5NWfD-4H.
Pesun IJ, Warren G. Automation Arrives. College of Dentistry Alumni Journal Spring 2015:7.
Pesun IJ. 5 Things I can’t live without. Dental Team Work. May 2013:6(5):8.
Hecker DM, Pesun IJ. Maxillofacial Prosthodontics. Northwest Dentistry Jan - Feb 2000; 79(1): 21-23.
Pesun IJ, Madden R. A Review of the Current Status of Vital Bleaching. Northwest Dentistry Mar-Apr 1999; 78(2): 24-33.
Pesun IJ, Mayclin T. Troubleshooting Vinyl Polysiloxane Impressions. Northwest Dentistry Jan-Feb 1999; 78(1):29-32.
2015 Pesun IJ. Digital Dentures Fabrication. CDA Oasis Discussions.ca. http://www.oasisdiscussions.ca/2015/11/27/dd/ Posted November 27, 2015.
2015 Pesun IJ. Digital dentures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHO6nwwe-lQ
2010 Hein C, Bertone M, Pesun IJ. Inter-professional healthcare: diabetes and its interrelation between oral and systemic health. Script consultant and actor (Dr. Gunther). Filmed July 2010.
2009 Primary investigator Synca Inc. Unrestricted research grant on use of fibered reinforcement of denture base materials. $2000.00
2008 CHERD "An Interprofessional Perspective of Community-based Service Learning: Outcome Assessment of the Externship by Various Stakeholders." $5,000.00
2008 Co Applicant. Nobel Biocare Educational Support Agreement. $780,000.00
2007 Straumann unrestricted educational grant to support undergraduate and graduate implant rehabilitation. $6000.00
2004 - 2006 American Academy Of Fixed Prosthodontics Tylman Research Committee. Accuracy of Two Impression Techniques With Angulated Implants. $2500
2002 -2006 Zimmer (Centerpulse) Implant Company Undergraduate Implant Education Grant. 5 year Grant. $100,000
2004 Co Applicant as Councilor for Removable Prosthodontic Section with the Fixed Prosthodontic Section and ACP to ADEA Council of Sections Project Pool Grant for New Vision for Prosthodontic Education Symposium March 5 2004 Seattle Washington. $7700
2002 Five - University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Summer Student Research Program. $1600
2002 Education materials for use in preclinical education. Ultradent Company. $500
2001 - 2003 Tylman Student Research Grant American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics. Effect of Metal Design on Esthetics of Metal Ceramic Restorations. $2000
2001 Five - University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Summer Student Research Program. $1250
2000 University of Minnesota Cancer Center. Use of Amifostine Plus Pilocarpine to Provide Relief or Oral Side Effects in Head and Neck Cancer Patients. $12,018
2000 Unrestricted Education Grant Alza Pharmaceutical. Use of Amifostine Plus Pilocarpine to Provide Relief or Oral Side Effects in Head and Neck Cancer Patients. $5000
2000 Two - University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Summer Student Research Program. $654
1999 - 2002 R44 SBIR Phase II Clinical Evaluation of New Methacrylic Siloxane Resin-based Soft Denture Liners. $150,000.00
1999 Five - University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Summer Student Research Program. $1250
1998 Two - University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Summer Student Research Program. $500
1998 NIH Minority Dental Student Research Program. $250
1997 R43 DE 09898-01A3 SIRB Phase 1: Evaluation Of Gap Size Formation And Polishability Of Soft Reline Materials $5000
1997 Two - NIH Minority High School Summer Apprentice Program. $500
1997 University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Summer Student Research Program. $250
1996 Bush Faculty Development Program on Excellence and Diversity in Teaching. $300 1996 Tylman Student Research Grant American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics $2500
1996 University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Summer Student Research Program. $250 1993,
1994 Dentistry Canada Fund for Advanced Education in a Specialty Field. $2500 1993 Medical College of Georgia Research Grant for the School of Dentistry New Researchers. $500
Igor J. Pesun DMD, MSc, FACP, FRCD(C)
Associate Professor and
Director, Graduate Prosthodontics Program, Restorative Dentistry,
Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
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