John H. Purk, DDS, MS, PhD
John H. Purk, DDS, MS, PhD

John H. Purk, DDS, MS, PhD

Professor
Chair, Chair - Department of Diagnostic Sciences
School of Dentistry

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Diagnostic Sciences

Position

  • Professor

Teaching Activity

  • DAR 214 - Dental Assisting - Summer
  • DAR 314 - ABC Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning - Fall, Spring and Summer
  • DAR 414 - ABC - Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning - Fall, Spring and Summer
  • DAR 416 - AB - Patient Assessment Clinic - Fall, Spring and Summer

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • BOOK CHAPTERS 
    “Morphologic and Structural analysis of material/tissue interfaces relevant to dental reconstruction”.  Editor - Paulette Spencer, DDS, PhD Acker's Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering Director, Bioengineering Research Center University of Kansas and Anil Misra from a book titled Material-tissue interfacial phenomena: Contributions from dental reconstructions., 2016

Articles

  • C. Amyot, J. Purk, B. Williams, Van Ness, C.  Using tablet technology and instructional videos to enhance preclinical dental laboratory learning., J Dent Educ, 78(2), 250-258, 2014
  • Dusevich, VM, Purk, JH, Eick, JD. Choosing the Right Accelerating Voltage for SEM., Microscopy Today, 18(01), 48-52, 2010
  • Purk, JH, Dusevich, V, Atwood, J, Spencer, B, Kruse, D, Webb, T, Williams, A, Tira, D. Microtensile Dentin Adhesive Bond Strength Under Different Positive Pulpal Pressures., American Journal of Dentistry, 22, 357-360, 2009
  • Dusevich, VM, Purk, JH, Eick, JD. Coloring Pictures for Electron Microscopists or Elements of Digital Image Manipulation for Students., Microscopy Today, 16(4), 62-63, 2008
  • Purk, JH, Vladimir Dusevich, Alan Glaros, J David Eick.  Adhesive analysis of voids in class II composite resin restorations at the axial and gingival cavity walls restored under in vivo versus in vitro conditions., Dental Materials, 23, 871-877, 2007
  • Purk, JH, Matthew Healy, Vladimir Dusevich, Mary Walker, Alan Glaros, J David Eick. In-Vitro Microtensile Adhesive Strength to Gingival and Pulpal Molar Walls., Journal of American Dental Association, 137(10), 1414-1418, 2006
  • Purk, JH, Ganne,S, Parikh, R, Dusevich, V, Glaros, A, Eick,JD. An in-vitro microtensile test of scotchbond multipurpose adhesive applied at different priming times., Operative dentistry, 29(6), 693-697, 2004
  • Purk, JH, Dusevich, V.,Glaros, A, Spencer, P, Eick, JD. In-vivo vs. in-vitro microtensile bond strength of axial vs. gingival cavity walls in class II composite resin restorations. i. Also cited in the 2005 Year Book of Dentistry, Mosby Year Book as an abstract: 12-14. Zakariasen, KL, editor, Mosby Year Book, St. Louis, MO 63146., Journal of the American Dental Assocication, 135(2), 185-193, 2004
  • Kula, KS, Nash, TD, Purk, JH. Shear-Peel Bond Strength of Orthodontic Primers in Wet Conditions. Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research., 6(2), 96-100, 2003
  • Purk JH, Willes M, Tira DE, Eick JD, Hung SH. The effect of different storage conditions on a polyether and a polyvinylsiloxane impression material., Journal of American Dental Association, 129(7), 1014-1021, 1998
  • Purk JH, Roberts S, Elledge D, Chappell RP, Eick JD.  Marginal ridge strength of class II tunnel restorations., American Journal of Dentistry, 8(2), 75-79, 1995
  • Hung SH, Purk JH, Tira DE, Eick JD. Accuracy of one-step versus two-step putty wash adhesive silicone impression technique., J Prosth Dent, 67(5), 583-589, 1992
  • Carracho AL, Chappell RP, Glaros A, Purk JH, Eick JD.  The effect of storage and   thermocycling on the shear bond strength of three dentinal adhesives., Quintessence international, 22(9), 745-752, 1991
  • Feil P, Reed TR, McMillen S, Killip J, Purk JH. An experimental evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of the leadup activity., J Dent Educ, 55(9), 560-564, 1991
  • Purk JH. A direct adhesive technique using composite resin as an interim replacement of a missing maxillary canine., General Dentistry, 39(2), 110-112, 1991
  • Purk JH, Hung SH, Chappell RP, Casper RL, Eick JD.  The effect of time on the adhesion of light-body to heavy-body express polyvinylsiloxane in the two-step reline impression technique., American Journal of Dentistry, 3(6), 249-252, 1990
  • Purk JH, Eick JD, Roberts M, Chappell RP, Moore DL.  Fracture strength of class I vs class II restored premolars tested at the marginal ridge.II. Cavosurface bonding and cavosurface bonding plus internal enamel bonding. Quintessence Int 1990 August;21(8):655-62. (a)  Also published in the Italian Edition, Quintessence Int 1992 April;8(4):259-66.  (b)  Also cited in the 1992 Year Book of Dentistry, Mosby Year Book as an abstract: 259-61. Meskin, LH editor, Mosby Year Book, St. Louis, MO 63146, 21(8), 655-662, 1990
  • Purk JH, Eick JD, Deschepper E, Chappell RP, Tira DE.  Fracture strength of class I vs class II restored premolars tested at the marginal ridge.I. Standard preparations. Quintessence Int 1990 July;21(7):545-51.  (a) Also published in the Italian Edition, Quintessence Int 1990, December;6(12):735-41.  (b) Also cited in the 1992 Year Book of Dentistry, Mosby Year Book as an abstract: 256. Meskin, LH editor, Mosby Year Book, St. Louis, MO 63146, 21(7), 545-551, 1990
  • Purk JH. Special matrix for restoring teeth with subgingival class II root caries., J Prosth Dent, 61(2), 254, 1989
  • Purk JH et al. Dental services available for indigent patients in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area., Midwestern Dentist, 63(5), 11-9, 1987

Publications

  • ABSTRACT, A.Patel*, J. Purk, V. Dusevich, M. Walker. Gingival microtensile bond under 15.0 cm/H2O pressure and cyclic loading. Abstract 3535., J Dent Res, Special Issue, 2013
  • ABSTRACT, J. Purk*, A. Kumar, V. Dusevich. In-vivo microtensile strength of Silorane vs. Bis-GMA Adhesive system. Abstract 21., J Dent Res, Special Issue, 2012
  • ABSTRACT, J. Purk, Y. Zhang, Y. Liu, Y. Wang. Degree of Conversion for Silorane Resin with Different Light Outputs. Abstract 159., J Dent Res, Special Issue, 2011
  • ABSTRACT, J. Purk, J. Thomure, V. Dusevich and D. Tira.  Beveled vs Non-Beveled Gingival Margins in Class II Composite Preparations. Abstract 3186., J Dent Res, Special Issue, 2011
  • ABSTRACT, A. J. Burnett*, J. Purk, V. Dusevich.  Microtensile bond strength at the gingival-wall under 15.0 cm/H2O pressure. Abstract 19., J Dent Res, Special Issue, 2011
  • ABSTRACT, J. Purk, V. Dusevich, D. Kruse, J. Atwood, A. Glaros, JD Eick. Bonding to Beveled vs Non-Beveled Enamel at the Gingival Margin. Abstract 15., J Dent Res, Special Issue, 2010
  • ABSTRACT, J. Purk, D. Rainwater*, K. Williams and V. Dusevich. Gingival Adhesive Bond Strength under 15.0 cm of Pulpal Pressure. Abstract 202., J Dent Res, Special Issue, 2010
  • ABSTRACT, A. Holt, M..P. Walker, J.H. Purk, V. Dusevich, N. Lara, C. Mo, J.D. Eick, and E.L. Nalvarte-Kostoryz. Composite Dust Particle Cytotoxicity and Release of HMGB1 from Macrophages. Abstract 980., J Dent Res, Special Issue, 2010
  • ABSTRACT, V. Dusevich, J. Purk, JD Eick. Fractography of Dentin - Composite Interface Created at Positive Pulpal Pressure. Poster Number 16, Paper Number 181, Richmond, VA. , Microscopy and Microanalysis, 2009
  • ABSTRACT, J. Purk, V. Dusevich, J. Atwood, D. Kruse, A.Glaros, JD Eick. Ethanol Vs. Wet Dentin Bonding under a Positive Pulpal Pressure. Abstract 2324., J Dent Res, Special Issue, 2009
  • ABSTRACT, J. Purk, T. Webb, A. Williams, and V. Dusevich.  Gingival Adhesive Bond Strength under 5.0 Cm of Pulpal Pressure. Abstract 1795., J Dent Res, Special Issue, 2009
  • ABSTRACT, J. Purk, A. Williams, T. Webb, and V. Dusevich, Superficial Dentin Adhesive Microtensile Bond Strength under Positive Pulpal Pressure. Abstract 2319, J Dent Res, Special Issue, 2009
  • ABSTRACT, EL Nalvarte, Y. Wang, Y. Che, C. Mo, K. Mark,  J. Purk.  Composite Dust Particles and Lung Epithelial Permeability. Abstract 1646., J Dent Res, Special Issue, 2009
  • ABSTRACT, J. Purk, Dusevich, V, Glaros, A, Eick, JD. In-Vitro microtensile bond strength of four self-etch adhesives. Abstract 0830., J Dent Res, Special Issue, 2008
  • ABSTRACT, J. Purk, J. Atwood*, B. Dawson and D. Kruse.  Microtensile Dentin Adhesive Bond Strength Under Different Positive Pulpal Pressures. Abstract 0346., J Dent Res, Special Issue, 2008
  • ABSTRACT, J. Purk, B. Spencer Dawson*, J. Atwood and D. Kruse.  Adhesive Bond Strength Under Pulpal Pressure at the Gingival Wall. Abstract 0345, J Dent Res, Special Issue, 2008
  • ABSTRACT, J. Purk, D. Kruse*, J. Atwood and B. Spencer Dawson. Effect of Potassium Oxalate on Dentin Adhesive Microtensile Bond Strength. Abstract 0194., J Dent Res, Special Issue, 2008
  • ABSTRACT, Purk, JH*, V. Dusevich, A. Glaros, J.D. Eick. In-Vitro Microtensile Adhesive Strength of Four Adhesives to Gingival Walls. Abstract 339., J Dent Res, 86(Special Issue A- CD), 2007
  • ABSTRACT, Purk, JH, A. Timock, T. Redfearn, Vladimir Dusevich, J.D Eick. Microtensile Dentin Adhesive Bond Strength After ESEM Vacuum Exposure. Abstract 280., J Dent Res, 85(Special Issue A- CD), 2006
  • ABSTRACT, Purk, JH, Timock A, Redfearn T, Dusevich V, Glaros A, J.D Eick.  Microtensile Bond Strength Analysis of Three Different Adhesive Systems. Abstract 1844., J Dent Res, 85(Special Issue A- CD), 2006
  • ABSTRACT, Purk, JH, Steven Raphael, Harvey Eplee, Karen Williams. A Survey of Best Management Practices of Amalgam Waste among U.S. and Canadian Dental Schools. Abstract 138., J Dent Educ, 69(1), 155, 2005
  • ABSTRACT, Purk, JH, Vladimir Dusevich, Mary Walker, Alan Glaros, J.David Eick. Light Distance Microtensile Adhesive Strength to Gingival Molar Walls. Abstract 476., J Dent Res, 84(Special Issue A- CD), 2005
  • ABSTRACT, Purk, JH,  and Matthew Healy, Vladimir Dusevich, Mary Walker, Alan Glaros, J David Eick. In-Vitro Microtensile Adhesive Strength to Gingival and Pulpal Molar Walls. Abstract 2948., J Dent Res, 84(Special Issue-CD), 2005
  • ABSTRACT, JH Purk*, V. Dusevich, A. Glaros, J.D. Eick. Fractographic Analysis: In-Vivo vs In-Vitro Restored Class II Cavity Walls. Abstract 440 - Oral Presentation, J Dent Res, 82(Special Issue), 2003
  • ABSTRACT, JH Purk, S. Ganne*, RV. Parikh, A. Glaros, J.D. Eick. In-vitro microtensile test of scotchbond multipurpose at different priming times. Abstract 113 - Oral Presentation., J Dent Res, (82)Special Issue, 2003
  • ABSTRACT, JH Purk, RV. Parikh*, S. Ganne, A. Glaros, JD. Eick.  In-vitro Microtensile Test of Four Dentin Adhesives at Gingival Walls. Abstract 223 - Poster Presentation, J Dent Res, (82)Special Issue, 2003
  • Ph.D. Dissertation
    A Clinical Study to Evaluate the Microtensile Bond Strength of a Composite Resin Tested Under In-vivo and In-vitro Conditions at 24 Hours at the Axial and Gingival Walls of Class II Cavity Preparations.
     , 2002
  • ABSTRACT, JH Purk*, Dusevich V, Glaros A, Spencer P, Eick JD. Microtensile strength of in-vivo vs. in-vitro cavity walls in premolars. Abstract 944., J Dent Res, (81)Special Issue, A- 138, 2002
  • ABSTRACT, Chartier J*., Cornille R., Purk JH, Dusevich V., Eick JD.  Microtensile Bond Strength  Comparison of 1 hour vs 24 hour. Abstract 3356., J Dent Res, (81)Special Issue, A- 414, 2002
  • ABSTRACT, JH Purk*, Krenkel DC, Glaros A, Spencer P, Eick JD. Microtensile strength of gingival  vs. axial walls in in-vitro premolars. Abstract 1700., J Dent Res, (80)Special Issue, 248, 2001
  • ABSTRACT, JH Purk*, Krenkel DC, Glaros A, Spencer P, Eick JD. Flexural strength of composite resin vs fiber reinforced composite. Abstract 2421., J Dent Res, (79)Special Issue, 446, 2000
  • ABSTRACT, Nash TD*, Purk JH, Kula KS.  Tensile/Peel orthodontic bond strengths with and without moisture insensitive primer. Abstract 3235., J Dent Res, (79)Special Issue, 548, 2000
  • ABSTRACT, Hamilton C*, Purk JH, Dusevich VM, Eick JD. In-vitro microtensile study comparing bur vs. saw cut dentin surfaces. Abstract 548., J Dent Res, (80)Special Issue, 104, 2000
  • ABSTRACT,  Colombo A*, Purk JH, Glaros A, Schreiner R, Chappell R.  Surface treatments of indirect composite bonded to direct composite,  Abstract 1404., J Dent Res, (76)Special Issue, 189, 1992
  • ABSTRACT, JH Purk*, Willes M, Hung SH, Eick JD, Tira D.  The effect of different storage conditions on two impression materials. Abstract 804., J Dent Res, (71)Special Issue, 206, 1992
  • ABSTRACT, JH Purk*, Elledge D, Roberts R, Chappell RP, Eick JD.  Tunnel preparation vs class II tested at the marginal ridge.  Abstract 1013., J Dent Res, (70)Special Issue, 392, 1991
  • ABSTRACT, JH Purk*, Hung SH, Chappell RP, Casper RL, Eick JD.  Tensile bond strength of a  polyvinylsiloxane impression material over time.  Abstract 970., J Dent Res, (69)Special Issue, 230, 1990
  • ABSTRACT,  Hung SH*, Purk JH, Tira DE, Eick JD. Accuracy of one-step versus two-step putty/wash addition silicone impression. Abstract 2043., J Dent Res, (69)Special Issue, 364, 1990
  • ABSTRACT, Carracho AL*, Chappell RP, Glaros A,  Purk JH, Eick JD. Storage and thermocycling effects on the bond strength of dentin adhesives.  Abstract 1414., J Dent Res, (69)Special Issue, 285, 1990
  • Master's Thesis
    Fracture strength at the marginal ridge of class II amalgam vs class I composite resin premolar restorations restored with two different acid etching techniques., 1989
  • ABSTRACT, JH Purk*, Eick JD, Roberts R, Chappell RP, Moore DL. Class II amalgam restoration vs class I undermined composite restorations.  Abstract 0237., J Dent Res, (68)Special Issue, 211, 1989
  • ABSTRACT, JH Purk*, Eick JD, Deschepper E, Chappell RP, Tira DE.  Treatment comparisons for upper premolars with undermined marginal ridges.  Abstract 1186., J Dent Res, (67)Special Issue, 261, 1988
  • Videos Developed
    1. Video of Carving of Class II Amalgam Restoration with Dr. Shara Dunlap
    2. Video of Leaky and Permeable Dentin at the laboratories of Dr David Pashley, Augusta, GA- June 2010
    3.  3-27; I-Pad videos for D-6410L developed with Cindy Amyot
    4. Operative I & II Videos, Composite Preparation & Restoration, Veneer Preparation & Restoration, Amalgam Preparation & Restoration. 10/01/12 - 05/14/14.

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Bonding to the dentin of the gingival wall of class II resin composites and to the enamel

Current Research Projects

  • Clinical evaluation of technologies for dental disease diagnosis and treatment - Co-PI or Consultant

Grant Funding Received

  • In-vivo study of an oxirane low shrink-stress composite. Project #: 1 K23 DE016324-01 A1, PHS-NIDCR.