Research Profile: Igor J. Pesun

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.


Scholarly Activities:

Articles Published in Refereed Journals

  • Pesun IJ, Todescan R, Nowak M, Shah A.  Clinical experience with 81 consecutively placed one-piece implant for retention of mandibular overdentures.  Submitted JOMI 2016
  • Choy M, Pesun IJ, Nowakowski A, Kim A. Comparative Study of All Ceramic Crowns versus Metal Ceramic Crowns.   Submitted J Prosth 2016.
  • Kurupati A, Patel J, Nowakowski A, Pinherio F, Swain V, Cunha R, Pesun I. Orthodontic Extrusion: An Alternative To Traditional Crown Lengthening: A Case Report.  Oral Health Submitted 2015.
  • Naghipur S, Pesun IJ, Nowakowski A, Kim A. Twelve-year survival of two surface composite resin and amalgam premolar restorations placed by dental students. J Prosth Dent Accepted February 2016.
  • Pesun IJ, Minski J, Narvey M, Pantel C, Swain V. Use of an obturator with nCPAP in a premature infant with a cleft lip and palate.  J Prosth Dent 2015 March 18 [Epub ahead of print] 2015 May; 113 (5): 493-497.
  • Nogueira-Filho G, Pesun I, Isaak-Ploegman C, Wijegunasignhe M, Wierzbicki T, McCulloch CA. Longitudinal comparison of cytokines in peri-implant fluid and gingival crevicular fluid in healthy mouths. J Periodontol. 2014 Nov;85(11):1582-8.
  • Bernas AJ, Wilshire WA, Lekić M, Pesun IJ. Orthodontic shear bond strengths of a new self-adhering resin to enamel, restorative composite and porcelain. Submitted Angle Orthodontics. 2013.
  • Pesun IJ, Hoffman J, Mazurat RM. Simplified Implant Guide Fabrication. Submitted J. Prosth 2013.
  • Roperto R, Ghazy M, El-Mowafy O, Pesun IJ. Effect of Surface Conditioning and Resin Cements on the Adhesion of Fiber Posts. J Dent Oral Health. 2013, Vol 1:102.
  • Nowakowski A, Serebnitski A, Pesun IJ. Use of Hemisection a case study. Oral Health 2010 March, 84-86.
  • Pesun IJ, Swain VL. Three-way trays. Easy to use and abuse. J Can Dent Assoc. 2008 Dec; 74(10): 907-11.
  • Swain VL, Pesun IJ, Hodges JS. The effect of metal ceramic restoration framework design on tooth color. J Prosthet Dent 2008; Jun;99(6):468-76.
  • Conrad HJ, Seong WJ, Pesun IJ. Current ceramic materials and systems with clinical recommendations: a systematic review. J Prosthet Dent. 2007 Nov;98(5):389-404.
  • Matwychuk MJ, Bowles WR, McClanahan SB, Hodges JS, Pesun IJ. Shaping abilities of two different engine-driven rotary nickel titanium systems or stainless steel balanced-force technique in mandibular molars. J Endod. 2007 Jul;33(7):868-71.
  • Doyle SL, Hodges JS, Pesun IJ, Law AS, Bowles WR. Retrospective cross sectional comparison of initial nonsurgical endodontic treatment and single-tooth implants. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2007 Jun;28(6):296-301.
  • Conrad HJ, Pesun IJ, DeLong R, Hodges JS. Accuracy of two impression techniques with angulated implants. J Prosthet Dent. 2007 Jun;97(6):349-56.
  • Doyle SL, Hodges JS, Pesun IJ, Baisden MK, Bowles WR. Factors affecting outcomes for single-tooth implants and endodontic restorations. J Endod. 2007 Apr;33(4):399-402.
  • Doyle SL, Hodges JS, Pesun IJ, Law AS, Bowles WR. Retrospective Cross Sectional Comparison of Initial Non-Surgical Endodontic Treatment and Single-Tooth Implants. JOE 2006 September: 32 (9):822-827
  • Rafter ME, Pesun IJ, Herren MC, Linfante JC, Mina M, Wu CD, Casada JP. A Preliminary Survey of Interprofessional Education. JDE 2006 April; 70 (4): 417-427.
  • Benting D, Pesun IJ. Compliance of Resilient Denture Liners Immersed in Effervescent Denture Cleansers J Prosthodont 2005; 14:175-183.
  • Castellon RG, Combe EC, Pesun IJ. The effect of artificial saliva on the rheological properties of tooth whitening systems. J Oral Rehabil. 2004 Dec; 31(12): 1149-54.
  • Brosky ME, Pesun IJ, Morrison B, Hodges JS, Lai JH, Liljemark W. Clinical evaluation of resilient denture liners. Part 2: Candida count and speciation. J Prosthodont. 2003 Sep;12(3):162-7.
  • Brosky ME, Keefer OA, Hodges JS, Pesun IJ, Cook G. Patient perceptions of professionalism in dentistry. J Dent Educ. 2003 Aug;67(8):909-15.
  • Villar A, Pesun IJ, Brosky ME, Fines C, Hodges JS, DeLong R, Lai JH. Clinical evaluation of a new resilient denture liner. Part 1: Compliance and color evaluation. J Prosthodont. 2003 Jun;12(2):82-9.
  • Willie T, Pesun IJ, Combe EC, Lindquist GC, Hodges JS. A clinical pilot study of the time-dependent composition of tooth bleaching systems. J Oral Rehabil. 2003 May;30(5):510-4.
  • Pesun IJ, Hodges J, Lai JH. Effect of finishing and polishing procedures on the gap width between a denture base resin and two long-term, resilient denture liners. J Prosthet Dent. 2002 Mar;87(3):311-8.
  • Brosky ME, Pesun IJ, Lowder PD, Delong R, Hodges JS. Laser digitization of casts to determine the effect of tray selection and cast formation technique on accuracy. J Prosthet Dent. 2002 Feb;87(2):204-9.
  • Willie T, Pesun IJ, Combe EC, Lindquist GC, Hodges JS. A clinical pilot study of the time-dependent composition of tooth bleaching systems. J Oral Rehabil. 2003 May;30(5):510-4.
  • Pesun IJ, Olson AK, Anderson G, Hodges JS. Amalgam and Composite Wear Comparison: An In Vivo Pilot Study. J Prosth Dent 2001; Accepted pending revisions.
  • Pesun IJ, Hodges JS, Lai JH. Effect of finishing and polishing procedures on the gap width between a denture base resin and two long-term, resilient denture liners. J Prosthet Dent. 2002 Mar;87(3):311-8. Pesun IJ Brosky ME, Korioth TWP, Hodges J, Devoe BJ. Operator-induced compressive axial forces during implant gold screw fastening. . J Prosth Dent July 2001; 86 (1): 15-19.
  • Pesun IJ, Villar A, Hodges JS, DeLong R, Lai JH Schneider D. Development of a Non-Destructive Compliance Test for Resilient Denture Liners. J Prosth 2001; 10(2); 91-96
  • Martinez JE, Combe EC, Pesun IJ. Rheological Properties of Vinyl Polysiloxane Impression Pastes. Dent Mat 2001; 17: 471-476.
  • Willie T, Combe EC, Pesun IJ, Giles DW. Rheological Characteristics of Tooth Bleaching Materials. J Oral Rehab 2000; 27: 1060-1063.
  • Pesun IJ, Olson AK, Hodges JS, Anderson G. Measurement of In Vivo Wear of Posterior Composite Resin Restorations. J Prosth Dent September 2000; 84 (3): 353-359.
  • Pesun IJ, Steflik DE, Parr GE, Hanes PJ Histologic Evaluation Of The Periodontium Of Abutment Teeth In Combination Implant - Tooth Fixed Partial Denture. JOMI 1999; 14(3): 14-22.
  • Pesun IJ. Intrusion of Teeth in Combination Implant -to-Tooth Fixed Partial Denture: A Review of the Theories. J Dental Technology 1998; 15(3): 17-30. Pesun IJ. Intrusion of Teeth in Combination Implant -to-Tooth Fixed Partial Denture: A Review of the Theories. J Prosthod 1997; 6: 268-277.
  • Pesun IJ. Fabrication of a Guide for Non-Radiographic Evaluation of Bone Contours. J Prosthet Dent 1997; 77(6): 621-623. Judson Hickey Scientific Writing Award Winner. Pesun IJ, Gardner FM. Fabrication of a Guide for Radiographic Evaluation and Surgical Use. J Prosthet Dent 1995; 73(6): 548-552.
  • Mazurat RD, Love WB, Pesun IJ. The role of the restorative dentist in the diagnosis and maintenance phases of implant therapy--Part II: Prosthetic planning. J Can Dent Assoc. 1994 Sep;60(9):814-8.
  • Mazurat RD, Pesun IJ, Love WB. The role of the restorative dentist in the diagnostic and maintenance phases of implant therapy--Part I: Patient selection. J Can Dent Assoc. 1994 Sep;60(9):811-3.

Book Chapters

  • Pesun IJ.  Soft liners for Removable prosthesis. In Sacher E.  Ed.  From Materials towards Medical Devices: Biomaterials and Bioengineered Device Research for Dental Applications. World Scientific Publishing Company (WSPC) Series 2016 submitted.

Book reviews

  • Pesun IJ. McCracken's Removable Partial Dentures, 11th edition. J Prosthodont. 2005 Sep;14(3):210-1.

Published Thesis

  • Pesun IJ. The combination implant-natural tooth fixed partial denture: the effect on the periodontium of the abutment. Ms Thesis. Augusta GA, Medical College of Georgia, School of Graduate Studies, 1995: 134 pp

Published Patents

  • Major D, Pesun IJ. Patient controlled moisture evacuator Dental Apparatus. US provisional application No. 61,231,262. August 4, 2008

Articles Published in Non Refereed Journals

  • 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.

Articles Published from National /International Meetings

  • Pesun IJ, Pintado M, Holtan J, Lee PK, Chau A. Clinical Evaluation of Posterior Composite Restorations: A Pilot Study. Dental Materials Research Group IADR 1998; #1048. (The Dental Materials Group of the IADR requests a full paper based on the abstract presented at the IADR that they in turn published.)

Abstracts Published from National/ International Meetings

  • Sam AJ, Wiltshire WA, Pesun IJ, Cameron JJ. A Comparison of Attractive Faces with Ideal and Non-Ideal Smiles. J Dent Res. 2014;#478 (Special Issue B, IADR Abstracts).
  • Robertson L, Pesun I, França R. Anaerobic Effect and Degree of Conversion of Three Dental Adhesives. J Dent Res. 2014;#471 (Special Issue B, IADR Abstracts).
  • Gong V, Robertson L, Pesun I, França R. Comparison of the Atomic Concentrations of Four Pulp-Capping Material Surfaces. J Dent Res. 2013; #3084 (Special Issue B, IADR Abstracts).
  • Robertson L, Gong V, Pesun I, França R. X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Characterization of Six Dentin Bonding Agents. J Dent Res. 2013; #1874 (Special Issue B, IADR Abstracts).
  • Kolson T, Brothwell D, Benitez H, MacDonald L, Pesun IJ, Schonwetter D. Preliminary perspective of dental and dental hygiene externship programs: Initial framing of key student externship experiences. JDE. 2010: Jan 75(1) # T6 Pg 101.
  • Laberge C, Wiltshire W, Brothwell D, Pesun IJ. Relapse of the lower incisors post-orthodontic treatment: when is re-treatment perceived as clinically necessary, according to dental professionals? Submitted CAO Annual session Winnipeg MB 2010.
  • Pesun IJ, Dong C, Adarve R, Burke L, Wong L. Multimedia development to aid in teaching of cast removable partial denture design. ADEE Annual Session. Zagreb, Croatia. September 3 – 6 2008.
  • Doyle SL, Hodges JS, Pesun I, Law AS, Bowles WR. Retrospective Cross-sectional comparison of initial NSRCT and single tooth implant restorations. AAE Annual Session. Honolulu HI. March 31 2006.
  • Rainer A, Pesun IJ. The cognitive influence on interactive multimedia design: Towards the development of a computer-based instruction in removable partial dentures. JDE. 2004: Jan 69(1) # T6 Pg 101.
  • Pesun IJ, Villar A, Hodges JS, Delong R. Effect of testing conditions on Compliance Of Resilient Denture Liners. J Dent Res. 2003; 82 (Special Issue B IADR Abstracts) #3093.
  • Villar A, Pesun IJ, Hodges JS, Brosky ME, Ison L, Doyen C, Delong R, Lai JH, Schneider D. Clinical Evaluation Of Compliance Of Resilient Denture Liners. J Dent Res. 2002; 81 (Special Issue IADR Abstracts) #1820.
  • Fines CD, Pesun IJ, Hodges JS, Ison L, Doyen C, Brosky ME Lai JH, Schneider D. Patient Satisfaction with two Resilient Denture Liners. J Dent Res. 2002; 81 (Special Issue IADR Abstracts) #1821.
  • Villar A, Pesun IJ, Hodges JS, Brosky ME, Ison L, Doyen C, Ko CC, Lai JH, Schneider D. Clinical Evaluation Of Color Of Soft Denture Liners. J Dent Res. 2002; 81 (Special Issue IADR Abstracts) #1822.
  • Brosky ME, Morrison B, Pesun IJ, Hodges JS, Liljemark W, Ison L, Doyen C, Lai JH, Schneider D. Speciation of Candida from Two Soft Denture Liners. J Dent Res. 2002; 81 (Special Issue IADR Abstracts) #1824.
  • Brosky ME, Morrison B, Pesun IJ, Hodges JS, Liljemark W, Ison L, Doyen C, Lai JH, Schneider D. Quantitative analysis of Candida from Two Resilient Denture Liners. J Dent Res. 2002; 81 (Special Issue IADR Abstracts) #1825.
  • Pesun IJ, Villar A, Hodges JS, Ison L, Doyen C, Brosky ME, Lai JH, Schneider D, Noble M. A Clinical Study Evaluating Compliance of Resilient Denture Liners. J Dent Res. 2001; 80 (Special Issue IADR Abstracts) #1417.
  • Martinez JE, Combe EC, Pesun IJ. Rheological Properties of Vinyl Polysiloxane Impression Pastes. J Dent Res. 2001; 80 (Special Issue) #620.
  • Brosky ME, Pesun IJ, Li L, DeLong R, Hodges JS. Comparison of Stone Casts Using Calipers and an Optical Digitizer. J Dent Res. 2001; 80 (Special Issue) #892.
  • Willie T, Pesun IJ, Combe EC, Lindquist GC, Hodges JS. Time Dependent Composition of Tooth Bleaching System in Vivo. J Dent Res. 2001; 80 (Special Issue) #919.
  • Brosky ME, Pesun IJ, Devoe BJ, Korioth TWP. Operator-Induced Axial Forces During Implant Gold Screw Fastening. J Dent Res. 2000; 79 (Special Issue) #558.
  • Olson AK, Pesun IJ, Anderson GC, Hodges JS. Amalgam and Composite: An In Vivo Wear Comparison. J Dent Res. 2000; 79 (Special Issue) #981.
  • Villar A, Pesun IJ, Hodges JS, DeLong R, Douglas WH, Lai JH. Non-Destructive Compliance Testing of Soft Denture Liners. J Dent Res. 2000; 79 (Special Issue) #1640.
  • Lowder PD, Pesun IJ, Brosky ME, DeLong R, Hodges JS. Evaluation Of Stone Casts Using Different Impression And Laboratory Techniques. J Dent Res. 2000; 79 (Special Issue) #3094.
  • Pesun IJ, Hodges J, Lai JH. Evaluation of the Polishability of Soft Lining Materials. J Dent Res. 1999; 78 (Special Issue) #2933.
  • Willie T, Combe EC, Pesun IJ, Giles DW. Rheological Characteristics of Tooth Bleaching Materials. J Dent Res. 1999; 78 (Special Issue) #1698.
  • Olson AK, Pesun IJ, Anderson GC. Wear Measurement of Posterior Resin Composite Restorations Using Profilometry. J Dent Res. 1999; 78 (Special Issue) #124.
  • Pesun IJ, Pintado M, Holtan J, Lee PK, Chau A. Clinical Evaluation of Posterior Composite Restorations: A Pilot Study. J Dent Res. 1998; 77 (Special Issue) 1048.
  • Nemeth BR, Pesun IJ, Rhem K. Evaluation of Combination Syndrome for Patients with Mandibular Implants. J Dent Res. 1998; 77 (Special Issue) 760.
  • Pesun IJ, Steflik DE, Hanes P, Knoernschild K, Parr G, Singh BB, Welter D. Histologic Evaluation of Abutment Teeth in Combination Implant-Tooth FPDs. J Dent Res. 1998; 77 (Special Issue) 528.
  • Backman M, Lua MJ, Clay D, Noble F, Pesun IJ. Development of an Interactive Computer Program for Teaching Oral Anatomy. Journal of Dental Education 1997; 61 (2): 183.
  • Pesun IJ, Nemeth BR, Rehm K, Ritenour ER, Rudney JD. Evaluation of Combination Syndrome for Patients with Mandibular Implants. J Dent Res. 1997; 76 (Special Issue) 2373.
  • Pesun IJ, Steflik DE, Hanes P, Knoernschild K, Parr G, Singh BB, Welter D. Effect on Periodontium of Teeth Combined with an Implant FPD. J Dent Res. 1996; 75 (Special Issue) 1145.
  • Waldron TW, Pesun IJ, Sasik CT, Olin PS, Korioth TWP. 3-D Forces and Moments on Dental Implants during a Simulated Clenching Task. J Dent Res. 1996; 75 (Special Issue) 1329.

Abstracts Published from Secondary Sources

  • Benting D, Pesun IJ. Compliance of Resilient Denture Liners Immersed in Effervescent Denture Cleansers J Prosthodontics 2005; 14:175-183 Abstract republished in PPAD 2006 Jan/Feb 18(1): 34.

Presentations

  • Pesun IJ, Mazurat R. Hands on Implant Restorative Module. Zimmer Institute. Carlsbad CA, USA. November 11,12,v2010.
  • Pesun IJ. Prosthodontic Review. Kennedy Seminars. Cabo San Luca, Mexico. March 16,17,18, 2010.
  • Pesun IJ. Simplifying Implant Prosthodontics. Zimmer Dental. Moncton NB. November 27, 2009
  • Pesun IJ. Orthodontics in Prosthodontic Treatment. Alpha Omega Society. Winnipeg MB, November 12, 2009
  • Pesun IJ. Implant Prosthodontics Manitoba Dental Assistants Association. Greenwood Hotel. Winnipeg MB, October 3, 2009.
  • Pesun IJ. Maxillofacial Prosthodontics. Cancer Care Manitoba Head and Neck Disease site Group. April 30, 2009
  • Pesun IJ, Cholakis E and A, Iacopino AM. Dental Implants Among Us and the Oral Systemic Connection. Moderator for Mini-Medical School. University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine. March 25, 2009.
  • Pesun IJ. Complete dentures and Implant dentistry. Zimmer Dental. Fort Garry Hotel. Winnipeg MB. November 4, 2008.
  • Pesun IJ. Single Tooth Implant Restorations. Zimmer Dental. Fort Garry Hotel. Winnipeg MB. October 25, 2008.
  • Pesun IJ. Cutting Edge Technology for teaching Multimedia Removable Partial Denture Course. Session: 176- Cutting Edge Technology for Teaching Prosthodontics: State of the Art Programs and Methodology for Implementation. ADEA
  • Annual Session. Dallas TX March 31, 2008.
  • Pesun IJ. Dentistry. Grade Four Class. Maple Leaf School. Winnipeg, MB March 19, 2008
  • Pesun IJ. Simplifying Implant Prosthodontics. Winnipeg Dental Society. Winnipeg MB March 14, 2008.
  • Pesun IJ. Updating our Approach to the Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth. Continuing Dental Education University of Manitoba. Winnipeg MB. January 12, 2008
  • Pesun IJ Chizick K. Abutment selection for dental implants. Canadian Association of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. Winnipeg MB September 15,2007
  • Pesun IJ. Single Tooth Implant Restorations. Zimmer Dental. Sheraton Hotel. Vancouver BC August 24, 2007.
  • Pesun IJ. Hands on Implant program. Zimmer Institute. Carlsbad CA, March 1-4, 2007
  • Pesun IJ. Single Tooth Implant Restorations. Zimmer Dental. Inn at the Forks. Winnipeg MB November 17, 2006.
  • Pesun IJ. Course Director. Welcome to Implant Dentistry. Continuing Dental Education, University of Minnesota. September 7 - 10 2006.
  • Pesun IJ. Incorporating implants into you general dentistry practice. Dental Seminar and Symposia. Hyatt Maui, HI. February 6 - 13, 2006.
  • Pesun IJ. What’s New in Dentistry? Three-Way Trays: Easily Overused And Abused. Continuing Dental Education, University of Minnesota. January 20, 2006.
  • Pesun IJ. Restorative expanded Functions Training Program. Continuing Dental Education, University of Minnesota. November 18, 2005.
  • Pesun IJ. Restorative expanded Functions Training for Health Partners. Continuing Dental Education, University of Minnesota. June 10, 2005.
  • Pesun IJ. Replacing the Single Central Incisor: Temporary Partial Restorations. Continuing Dental Education, University of Minnesota. May 20, 2005.
  • Pesun IJ. Improving the Prosthodontic Restoration using Orthodontics. Dr Gao Orthodontic Study Club Egan MN. April 12 2005 Pesun IJ. Removable Partial Denture Review. Les Curtis Study Club Aberdeen South Dakota. April 21, 2005.
  • Pesun IJ. Course Director. Welcome to Implant Dentistry. Continuing Dental Education, University of Minnesota. February 4 - 7 2005.
  • Pesun IJ, Cook G. Removable Prosthodontic Education and Standard of Care. Minnesota Dental Association. St. Paul MN February 28, 2004.
  • Pesun IJ. Prosthodontics for the General Practitioner. Dental Seminar and Symposia. Hyatt Kauai, HI. February 8 - 13, 2004.
  • Pesun IJ. Implants combined with Removable Partial Dentures. St. Cloud Dental Society November 10, 2003.
  • Pesun IJ. Implants combined with Removable Partial Dentures. South Central Dental Study Club. September 15, 2003.
  • Pesun IJ. Simplifying Implant Prosthodontics. Tri-county Dental Study Club. March 18 2003.
  • Pesun IJ. Combination Implant and Tooth Restorations & BioEsthetic Abutments. Denticlinics Continuing Dental Education, University of Minnesota. January 31, 2003.
  • Pesun IJ. New dowel and core materials. Denticlinics Continuing Dental Education University of Minnesota January 18 2002.
  • Pesun IJ. Prosthodontics for the General Practitioner. ULAN University Leon Nicaragua November 12 – 18 2002.
  • Pesun IJ. Prosthodontics for the General Practitioner. Denticlinics Continuing Dental Education University of Minnesota Steamboat CO February 14 – 16 2002.
  • Pesun IJ. Simplifying Implant Prosthodontics. D&S Dental Laboratory Annual Continuing Dental Education Program. Waunakee Wisconsin October 11, 2001.
  • Pesun IJ. Prosthodontics for the General Practitioner. Annual Meeting Les Curtis Study Club, Aberdeen South Dakota. April 14, 2000.
  • Pesun IJ. Prosthodontics for the General Practitioner. Denticlinics. University of Minnesota, Continuing Dental Education. Fort Meyers FL. March 27-31, 2000.
  • Pesun IJ Combination Implant and Tooth restorations & Bioesthetic Abutments. Dental Implants Today. Continuing Dental Education, University of Minnesota. March 3, 2000.
  • Pesun IJ. Review of Removable Partial Denture Design. Midwest Association of Institutional Dentists. Bloomington MN June 7 1999.
  • Pesun IJ. Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth. West Central Dental Association Meeting. Willmar, MN. May 6, 1999.
  • Pesun IJ. Provisional Restorations. Winter Dental Assistants’ Seminar. University of Minnesota, Continuing Dental Education University of Minnesota. November 7, 1998.
  • Pesun IJ. Prosthodontics for the General Practitioner. Dental Seminar and Symposia. Hyatt Kauai, HI. February 7 - 12, 1998.
  • Pesun IJ. Simplifying Implant Prosthodontics. What’s New In Dentistry? University of Minnesota Continuing Dental Education University of Minnesota. January 9, 1998.
  • Pesun IJ. New Materials in Prosthodontics. Mankato Study Club. Mankato, MN. September 15, 1997.
  • Pesun IJ. Simplifying Implant Prosthodontics . University of Manitoba Class of 1987 Reunion. Winnipeg, MB Canada. August 2, 1997.
  • Pesun IJ. Simplifying Implant Prosthodontics . Tri-County Study Club. Alexandria, MN. August 20. 1997.
  • Pesun IJ. Major Speaker at the 3rd International Seminar of Periodontology and Prosthodontics at the University of Univalle Cochabamba, Bolivia. October 17 - 19 1996.
  • Pesun IJ. Pre-Surgical Prosthodontics. University Of Manitoba Class Of 1986 Reunion. Winnipeg, MB Canada. June 28, 1996.
  • Pesun IJ. An Overview of Prosthodontics and Implants - Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. Northwestern District Dental Society Summer Meeting. Detroit Lakes MN, June 7 and 8, 1996.
  • Pesun IJ. Biomechanical Considerations for the Restoration of the Implant-Natural Tooth Fixed Partial Denture. Presentation to The American College of Prosthodontists, East Georgia Section. Augusta GA. May 18, 1995.
  • Pesun IJ. The Combination Implant-Natural Tooth Fixed Partial Denture: The Effect on the Periodontium. Presented to University Hospital Dental Department, University Hospital. Augusta, GA. February 6, 1995.
  • Pesun IJ. Selection of Patients for Implants. Paper presented at the joint meeting of Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Academy of Canadian Prosthodontists. Banff AB, Canada. March 23-25, 1992.

Poster Presentations

  • Naghipur S, Pesun IJ, Nowakowski A, Kim A. Twelve-year survival of two surface composite resin and amalgam premolar restorations placed by dental students. 2016 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition. PO-055 Sunday, March 13, 2016, Denver, CO.
  • Naghipur S, Pesun IJ, Nowakowski A, Kim A. Twelve-year survival of two surface composite resin and amalgam premolar restorations placed by dental students. Manitoba Dental Associaiton Annual meeting. January 29, 2016.  Winnipeg MB.
  • Pesun IJ, Swain V, Minski J, Narvey M, Pantel C. Use of an obturator with nCPAP in a premature infant with a cleft lip and palate.  Manitoba Dental Associaiton Annual meeting. January 29, 2016.  Winnipeg MB. 
  • Pesun IJ, Swain V, Minski J, Narvey M, Pantel C. Use of an obturator with nCPAP in a premature infant with a cleft lip and palate.  10th Annual Dr. JM Bowman Neonatal Reserch Symposium. October 29,2015.  Winnipeg MB. 
  • Foidart M, Todescan R, Pesun IJ. Twenty-Two-Year Follow-up of Implant Treatment for Partial Edentulism: Condition of Adjacent Teeth and Patient Satisfaction.    Manitoba Dental Association Annual Meeting, January 24,25, 2014, Winnipeg, MB.

Table Clinics

  • Rainer A, Pesun IJ. The cognitive influence on interactive multimedia design: Towards the development of a computer-based instruction in removable partial dentures. ADEA TechnoFair and Expo. Tuesday March 8 2005
  • Pesun IJ. Use of Thermoplastic Impression Materials for Dowel and Core Fabrication. 2003 Star of the North Meeting St. Paul MN. Pesun IJ. Bone Mapping and the Fabrication of a Contra-Angle Handpiece Guide Stent. Table clinic presented at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Maxi-course Medical College of Georgia Augusta, GA. June 25,1994.
  • Pesun IJ. An Overview of Articulators. Table clinic presented at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Maxi-course Medical College of Georgia Augusta, GA. June 24,1994.

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Current Educational Contracts

  • 2009 Primary Applicant Fellowship and Undergraduate Education Grant Zimmer Dental. $150,000.00

Funded Grants

  • 2009 Primary Applicant University Educational Grant Zimmer Dental. $750,000.00
  • 2009 Co Applicant Viadent denture tooth support for undergraduate education
  • 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