Alvin Wee, DDS, BDS, MS, MPH, PhD

Professor
Alvin Wee, DDS, BDS, MS, MPH, PhD

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9-470A Moos Tower 515 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Affiliations:
Department of Restorative Sciences,
Division of Prosthodontics

Titles

Director, Division of Prosthodontics
Professor

Education

PhD, University of Nebraska

DDS, Creighton University

MPH, The Ohio State University

MS, University of Iowa

BDS, National University of Singapore

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Biography

Bio

Dr. Wee’s professional career started at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Dentistry in 1998, where he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2004. His academic career continued at the University of Nebraska Medical Center as Director of the Division of Oral Facial Prosthetics, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and then at Creighton University as Director of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics. In 2014, he accepted a position at the Veterans Affairs Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System in Omaha, Nebraska. He was Assistant Dental Service Chief and Dental Laboratory supervisor. He joined the University of Minnesota in 2019 as a tenured Full Professor.

Research Summary

Dr. Wee has received research funding as principal investigator (NIH R15 and NIH K23) and co-investigator (NIH R01 and VA RR&D) from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, as well as several other agencies. Dr. Wee has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and several textbook chapters.

His research foci are:
(1) Major: Clinical translational aspects of color science with regard to teeth/skin and their respective restorative materials
(2) Minor: Early detection of oral and oropharyngeal cancer
(3) Minor: Educational research in the area of restorative dentistry and prosthodontics

Teaching Summary

Dr. Wee teaches in both the pre doctoral prosthodontic clinic and the advanced prosthodontic clinic. He is the course director for Clinical Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics for the D3 and D4 dental students.

Service Summary

His service responsibilities include holding the following offices: (1) Honorary Treasurer for the International Academy for Oral and Facial Rehabilitation and (2) Vice President for the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics. He also sits on the Board of Directors as Director of the Division of Education and Research for the American College of Prosthodontists and the International Society of Maxillofacial Rehabilitation. Dr. Wee is currently an Assistant Editor of the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. He has been invited to present more than 100 presentations both nationally and internationally on various aspects of dentistry.

Clinical Summary

As part of his faculty practice, he currently treats patients with complex oral rehabilitation needs, one day a week, at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System.

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Clinical Research, Fellowship
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, United States

Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Prosthodontics, Residency
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa, United States

Honors and Recognition

National Recipient of the Clinical Excellence in Dentistry Award, Department of Veteran's Affairs

Inducted into Epsilon Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), National Dental Honor Society

Inaugural Claude R. Baker Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching Predoctoral Fixed Prosthodontics, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics

Ruth L. Kirschetein National Research Service Award, NIH T32 DE14320, NIH / NIDCR

The Ohio State Fisher College/Deloitte Touche Business Plan Competition, Second Place, The Ohio State University

Student Government Teaching Award, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

Clinical Instructor of the Year , The Alpha Omega Professional Dental Fraternity

Honored Hooder, The Ohio State University Graduating Dental Class

Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship, Rotary International Foundation

Silver Jubilee Award, National University of Singapore Dental Society

Publications

Selected Publications

Akl, M. A., Mansour, D. E., Mays, K., Wee, A. G., 2021. Mathematical Tooth Proportions: A Systematic Review. Journal of Prosthodontics,
doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/jopr.13420 

Wee, A., Sheets, J. L., Marx, D. B., Ariani, N., Valentim A. R. Bar\~ao, Wee, A. G., 2021. Faculty versus Student Repeatability on Evaluating Translucency of the Anterior Dentition. Prosthesis, doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/prosthesis3040030

Sheets, J., Wee, A., Simetich, B., Beatty, M., 2020. Effect of Water Dilution on Full-Arch Gypsum Implant Master Casts. Prosthesis, 2 (4): 266--276. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/prosthesis2040024

Manzotti, A., Roenitz, C., Yuan, J. C., Sukotjo, C., Isabella da Silva Vieira Marques, Alfaro, M. F., Wee, A. G., 2020. Status of Sleep Apnea and Snoring Disorder Curriculum in U.S. Advanced Education Prosthodontic Programs. Journal of Prosthodontics, doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/jopr.13199

Papazoglou, E., Wee, A. G., Carr, A. B., Urban, I., Margaritis, V., 2020. Accuracy of complete-arch implant impression made with occlusal registration material. The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 123 (1): 143--148. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2018.12.011

Bishal, A. K., Wee, A. G., Valentim A.R. Bar\~ao, Yuan, J. C., Landers, R., Sukotjo, C., Takoudis, C. G., 2019. Color stability of maxillofacial prosthetic silicone functionalized with oxide nanocoating. The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 121 (3): 538--543. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2018.06.007

Wee, A., 2019. Predoctoral Dental Education in Tooth Prognosis and Treatment Complexity: A Survey of U.S. Dental Schools.. Journal of dental education, doi: https://doi.org/10.21815/jde.019.122

Wee, A., 2019. Qualifications and Characteristics North American Dental Deans Seek in Department Chairpersons.. Journal of dental education, doi: https://doi.org/10.21815/jde.019.059

Wee, A., 2019. Retrospective Evaluation of the Status of Advanced Dental Education in Prosthodontics from 2006 to 2016.. Journal of dental education, doi: https://doi.org/10.21815/jde.019.092

Bitencourt, S., Kanda, R., de Freitas Jorge, C., Bar\~ao, V.A.R., Sukotjo, C., Wee, A., Goiato, M., Pesqueira, A., 2019. Long-term stainability of interim prosthetic materials in acidic/staining solutions. Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry,

Wee, A., 2018. Wear Characteristics and Volume Loss of CAD/CAM Ceramic Materials.. Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists, doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/jopr.12782

Wee, A., 2018. U.S. Maxillofacial Prosthetics Programs: Fellows' and Directors' Perspectives.. Journal of dental education, doi: https://doi.org/10.21815/jde.018.138

Wee, A., 2018. Research Productivity of Directors of U.S. Advanced Education in Prosthodontics Programs.. Journal of dental education, doi: https://doi.org/10.21815/jde.018.136

Wee, A., 2017. Effect of brushing and thermocycling on the shade and surface roughness of CAD-CAM ceramic restorations.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2017.06.001

Wee, A., 2017. Initial investigation of the corrosion stability of craniofacial implants.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2017.02.015

Wee, A., 2017. Assessment of treatment outcomes for facial prostheses in patients with craniofacial defects: A pilot retrospective study.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2016.10.014

Wee, A., 2017. Maxillofacial prosthetics training and practice profiles in the United States.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2016.12.020

Wee, A., 2017. Maxillofacial prosthodontics practice profile: a survey of non-United States prosthodontists.. Journal of otolaryngology - head \& neck surgery = Le Journal d'oto-rhino-laryngologie et de chirurgie cervico-faciale, doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40463-017-0211-5

Wee, A., 2016. Survey of Advanced Education in Prosthodontics Directors and Residents on Practices in Esthetic Dentistry.. Journal of dental education,

Wee, A., 2016. Characteristics Identified for Success by Restorative Dental Science Department Chairpersons.. Journal of dental education,

Wee, A., Weiss, R., Wichman, C., Sukotjo, C., Brundo, G., 2016. Characteristics identified for success by restorative dental science department chairpersons. Journal of Dental Education, 80 (3): 275-280.

Wee, A., 2016. Evaluating a Web-Based Educational Module on Oral Cancer Examination Based on a Behavioral Framework.. Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education, doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13187-014-0776-x

Wee, A., 2016. Promoting oral cancer examinations to medical primary care providers: a cluster randomized trial.. Journal of public health dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/jphd.12161

Wee, A., 2015. Lighting conditions used during visual shade matching in private dental offices.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2015.09.020

Bar\~ao, V.A.R., Ogawa, E., Moreno, A., Mesquita, M., Wee, A., Assun?\~ao, W.G., 2015. Long-term clinical evaluation of the color stability and stainability of acrylic resin denture teeth. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 113 (6): 628-635.

Wee, A., 2015. Flexural strength of small connector designs of zirconia-based partial fixed dental prostheses.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2015.06.022

Wee, A., 2014. Proposed shade guide for attached gingiva--a pilot study.. Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists, doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/jopr.12195

Wee, A., 2013. Coverage error of commercial skin pigments as compared to human facial skin tones.. Journal of dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdent.2013.07.010

Wee, A., 2013. The combination of a nylon and traditional partial removable dental prosthesis for improved esthetics: a clinical report.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-3913(13)60002-5

Wee, A., 2013. Proposed shade guide for human facial skin and lip: a pilot study.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-3913(13)60344-3

Wee, A., 2012. Oral Appliances in Snoring and Sleep Apnea Syndrome. Therapy in Sleep Medicine, 230-242.

Wee, A., 2012. Oral cancer screening and dental care use among women from Ohio Appalachia.. Rural and remote health,

Wee, A., 2012. Incisal translucency of vital natural unrestored teeth: a clinical study.. Journal of esthetic and restorative dentistry : official publication of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry ... [et al.], doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1708-8240.2012.00511.x

Wee, A., 2011. Dental insurance and dental service use by U.S. women of childbearing age.. Public health nursing (Boston, Mass.), doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1446.2010.00914.x

Cheng, A., Wee, A., Gan, S., 2011. Prosthodontic management of an edentulous patient with an acquired maxillary defect reconstructed with an abdominus free flap: a clinical report. Singapore dental journal, 32 (1): 28-32.

Wee, A., 2011. Color change during the surface preparation stages of metal ceramic alloys.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-3913(11)60091-7

Wee, A., 2010. Dental services utilization by women of childbearing age by socioeconomic status.. Journal of community health, doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10900-009-9214-0

Wee, A., 2010. Assessing tooth color differences in digital facial portraits.. Journal of dental research, doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0022034510376772

Wee, A., 2010. Maxillofacial materials reinforced with various concentrations of polyhedral silsesquioxanes.. Journal of dental biomechanics, doi: https://doi.org/10.4061/2010/701845

Wee, A., 2010. Smokeless tobacco use and periodontal health in a rural male population.. Journal of periodontology, doi: https://doi.org/10.1902/jop.2010.090310

Douglas, R., Steinhauer, T., Wee, A., 2009. Intraoral determination of the tolerance of dentists for perceptibility and cceptability of shade mismatch. Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, 21 (2): 133-134.

Wee, A., 2009. The management of an edentulous maxilla using a CAD/CAM-guided immediately loaded provisional implant prosthesis with screw-retained and cement-retained abutments: a clinical report.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-3913(09)00140-1

Wee, A., 2009. Reliability and accuracy of four dental shade-matching devices.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-3913(09)60028-7

Wee, A., 2009. Effect of repeated firings on the color of opaque porcelain applied on different dental alloys.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-3913(09)60085-8

Wee, A., 2009. Coverage error of gingival shade guide systems in measuring color of attached anterior gingiva.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-3913(08)60290-5

Wee, A., 2008. Factors associated with smokeless tobacco cessation in an Appalachian population.. Addictive behaviors, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2008.01.004

Wee, A., 2008. The management of a completely edentulous patient using simultaneous maxillary and mandibular CAD/CAM-guided immediately loaded definitive implant-supported prostheses: a clinical report.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-3913(08)00069-3

Wee, A., 2008. The management of a severely resorbed edentulous maxilla using a bone graft and a CAD/CAM-guided immediately loaded definitive implant prosthesis: a clinical report.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-3913(08)00014-0

Wee, A., 2008. Estimating the color of maxillary central incisors based on age and gender.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-3913(08)60155-9

Wee, A., 2008. Prosthodontic management of an irradiated maxillectomy patient with severe trismus using implant-supported prostheses: a clinical report.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-3913(08)60081-5

Cheng, A., Leong, E., Khin, N., Wee, A., Fung, C., Lee, C., 2007. Osseointegrated implants in craniofacial application: Current status. Singapore Dental Journal, 29 (1): 1-11.

Wee, A., 2007. A measure of nicotine dependence for smokeless tobacco users.. Addictive behaviors, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2007.01.005

Wee, A., 2007. Measurement of color for craniofacial structures using a 45/0-degree optical configuration.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2006.10.013

Wee, A., 2007. In vitro model to evaluate reliability and accuracy of a dental shade-matching instrument.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-3913(07)60119-x

Wee, A., 2007. Smokeless tobacco use and salivary cotinine concentration.. Addictive behaviors, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2007.06.012

Wee, A., 2007. Serving the public good: challenges of dental education in the twenty-first century.. Journal of dental education,

Wee, A., 2007. Intraoral determination of the tolerance of dentists for perceptibility and acceptability of shade mismatch.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2007.02.012

Wee, A., 2007. Osseointegrated implants in craniofacial application: current status.. Singapore dental journal,

Wee, A., 2007. Use of a porcelain color discrimination test to evaluate color difference formulas.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-3913(07)60043-2

Wee, A., 2007. Perceptibility and acceptability of CIELAB color differences in computer-simulated teeth.. Journal of dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdent.2007.03.006

Wee, A., 2007. Coverage error of three conceptually different shade guide systems to vital unrestored dentition.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-3913(07)60053-5

Wee, A., 2006. Prosthodontic management of acquired partial mandibulectomy discontinuity defects: a clinical report.. Singapore dental journal,

Wee, A., 2006. Prosthodontic management of edentulous patient with limited oral access using implant-supported prostheses: a clinical report.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2006.04.010

Schricker, S., Hamza, T., Jere, D., Dotrong, M., Wee, A., 2006. Effect of methacrylated hyperbranched polymers on the fracture properties of denture base materials. Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry, 43 (2): 205-212.

Wee, A., 2006. Management of acquired mandibular defects--prosthodontic considerations.. Singapore dental journal,

Wee, A., 2005. Clinical color match of porcelain visual shade-matching systems.. Journal of esthetic and restorative dentistry : official publication of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry ... [et al.], doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1708-8240.2005.tb00468.x

Wee, A., 2005. Color formulation and reproduction of opaque dental ceramic.. Dental materials : official publication of the Academy of Dental Materials, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dental.2004.09.003

Wee, A., 2005. Color accuracy of commercial digital cameras for use in dentistry.. Dental materials : official publication of the Academy of Dental Materials, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dental.2005.05.011

Wee, A., 2004. Altered prosthodontic treatment approach for bilateral complete maxillectomy: a clinical report.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022391304002537

Brewer, J., Wee, A., Seghi, R., 2004. Advances in color matching. Dental Clinics of North America, 48 (2): 341-358.

Wee, A., 2004. The use of an intraoral electrolarynx for an edentulous patient: a clinical report.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022391304001325

Wee, A., 2003. Prosthodontic complications of Spline dental implants.. Implant dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/01.id.0000045053.31342.e4

Wee, A., 2002. Accuracy of 3 conceptually different die systems used for implant casts.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1067/mpr.2002.121110

Wee, A., 2002. Variation in color between intended matched shade and fabricated shade of dental porcelain.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1067/mpr.2002.125727

Wee, A., 2002. A new prosthodontic approach for craniofacial implant-retained maxillofacial prostheses.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1067/mpr.2002.127896

Wee, A., 2001. Vacuum-formed tooth position record as an index for the fabrication of an endosseous implant-supported prosthesis.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1067/mpr.2001.119583

Wee, A., 2001. Accuracy and pourability of gypsum preweighed packages.. Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists, doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-849x.2001.00086.x

Wee, A., 2001. Maxillofacial prosthetic rehabilitation of a midfacial defect complicated by microstomia: a clinical report.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1067/mpr.2001.115030

Wee, A., Monaghan, P., Johnston, W., 2001. Accuracy and pourability of gypsum preweighed packages. Journal of Prosthodontics, 10 (2): 86-90.

Wee, A., 2000. Fabrication of a two-piece superstructure for a fixed detachable implant-supported mandibular complete denture.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1067/mpr.2000.108454

Wee, A., 2000. Evaluating porcelain color match of different porcelain shade-matching systems.. Journal of esthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1708-8240.2000.tb00234.x

Wee, A., 2000. Prosthodontic management of limited oral access after ablative tumor surgery: a clinical report.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1067/mpr.2000.109490

Wee, A., 2000. Comparison of impression materials for direct multi-implant impressions.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-3913(00)70136-3

Wee, A., 2000. Utilization of the neutral zone technique for a maxillofacial patient.. Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists, doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-849x.2000.00002.x

Wee, A., 1999. Using a facsimile (fax) as an aid for communication in maxillectomy planning between the prosthodontist and surgeon.. Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists, doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-849x.1999.tb00023.x

Wee, A., 1999. Hinged mandibular removable complete denture for post-mandibulectomy patients.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-3913(99)70135-6

Wee, A., 1999. 1998 Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Award. Maxillofacial prosthodontic management of a facial defect complicated by a necrotic frontal bone flap: a clinical report.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-3913(99)70124-1

Cheng, A., Wee, A., 1999. Reconstruction of cranial bone defects using alloplastic implants produced from a stereolithographically-generated cranial model. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore, 28 (5): 692-696.

Wee, A., 1999. Reconstruction of cranial bone defects using alloplastic implants produced from a stereolithographically-generated cranial model.. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore,

Wee, A., 1999. Strategies to achieve fit in implant prosthodontics: a review of the literature.. The International journal of prosthodontics,

Wee, A., 1998. Use of low fusing alloy in dentistry.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-3913(98)70029-0

Wee, A., 1998. Evaluation of the accuracy of solid implant casts.. Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists, doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-849x.1998.tb00199.x

Wee, A., 1998. The management of implant-retained overdenture treatment with custom-made metallic attachment housing.. Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists, doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-849x.1998.tb00184.x

Wee, A., 1998. A new and easy method of stabilizing casts with cyanoacrylate.. The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-3913(98)70227-6

Wee, A., 1997. Immediate maxillofacial prosthodontic rehabilitation after radical mid-face tumor resection.. Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists, doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-849x.1997.tb00106.x

Schneider, R., Wee, A., 1996. Fabricating low-fusing metal casts for more accurate implant prosthodontics.

Wee, A., 1996. Fabricating low-fusing metal casts for more accurate implant prosthodontics.. Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists,

doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-849x.1996.tb00515.x

Grants and Patents

Grants and Patents

Former Grants

NIH, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research-Clinical Trial Pilot Grant (Direct: $1,344,263/-)
“Smokeless Tobacco Use and Cessation in Rural Appalachia (R01 DE013926)”, Date: July 2002 to 2005
PI: Mary Ellen Wewers, Ph.D. Co-I: Alvin G. Wee (35% Release Time); Melvin Moeschberger, Ph.D., et al

NIH, National Eye Institute, Academic Research Enhancement Award (Direct: $126,000/-)
“Visual Assessment of Color Difference (R15 EY013527)”, Date: August 2002 to September 2005
PI: Alvin G. Wee (5% Release Time). Co-I: William M. Johnston, Ph.D.; Delwin T. Lindsey, Ph.D.

NIH, NIDCR – Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (Direct: $650,000/-)
“Intervention to Prevent Delayed Diagnosis of Oral Cancer (K23 DE016890)”, Date: Sep 2006 to 2012
PI: Alvin G. Wee (75% Release Time). Primary Mentor: Electra D. Paskett, Ph.D.

Department of Veterans Affairs, RR&D Merit Review Award: Pilot Project Grant (Direct: $100,000/-)
“Viscoelastic Properties of Human Facial Skin (IO1 RX000499)”, Date: April 2012 to 2013
PI: Mark W. Beatty, D.D.S. Co-I: Alvin G. Wee; David B. Marx, Ph.D.

Center for Medicare Services
“Reducing Unnecessary Hospitalization of Nursing Home Residents”
(Sub-contract to Consultant: $29,120/-) Date: April 1, 2013 to June 9, 2017
Main PI: Brenda Bergman-Evans, Ph.D., APRN-NP, APRN-CNS, Dental Consultant: Alvin G. Wee