Kalman Lab Research

Kalman lab

The Kalman lab focuses on medical devices and technologies relevant to clinical dentistry; specifically, the development of innovative devices, prototype design, fabrication, laboratory testing, clinical evaluation, intellectual property protection, manufacturing considerations and regulatory.

Technologies are designed with the intent of short-term industry translation. Current projects fall under the appropriate Health Canada categories for medical device technology.

• Information & Communication Software
• Devices to Restore, Correct or Modify Body Structure
• Devices to Prevent Disease & Abnormal Physical State


About Dr. Les Kalman

Dr KalmanDr. Kalman, DDS, is a General Dentist and Assistant Professor in Restorative Dentistry and Academic Lead for Continuing Dental Education. His research has been supported by the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Fund, the National Research Council and the ICOI IDREF.

Kalman is an active member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Standards Council of Canada and serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry. He has been recognized as a fellow, master and diplomate (ICOI)

Contact:  ljkalman@icloud.com


Open to considerations.

Recent Publications

Kalman, L. Development of a novel shade determination application. J Dent Res Dent Clin Dent Prospect: 2019; 14(1):73-76.

Kalman L., Hosein Y. and Chimel T. Workflow Development of a 3D Printed Novel Implant Abutment. 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing: Volume: 6 Issue 5: October 16, 2019. 

Kalman L. and Vakili E. Exploring an Alternative Model for the Delivery of Outreach Dentistry to At-Risk Youth. Biomed J Sci & Tech Res: 2018; 5(4).

Kalman L. and Quincy Sofowora. A novel technique for the impression, model fabrication and provisionalization of pinlays. JODDD: 2018; 12(1): 77-81.

Kalman L. Preliminary Investigation of a Novel Mouthguard. International Journal of Preventive Medicine: 2018; 9: 60.

Recent News  

 Smile Shade research:
• has been granted a United States Trademark (Reg. No. 5,949,627)
• entered a partnership with World Discoveries for commercialization
• resulted in a peer-reviewed publication


Dr. Les Kalman Award

Les was inducted as a Fellow with the Academy of Osseointegration in 2019 and he will be inducted as a Fellow to the American College of Dentists in October, which will occur during the centennial celebration of the organization.

The new fellows will be affectionally known as the Centurions.


Recent grants

International Congress of Oral Implantologists Implant Dentistry Research and Education Foundation (IDREF) grant: $21720.00
Title: In Vitro Testing and Assessment of 3D Printed Solid and Lattice Structured Titanium Implant Overdenture Bars

Schulich Dentistry Internal Research Grant: $6980.00
Title: Assessment of 3D Printed Zirconia Veneers & Crowns