Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Minh  Luong

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Comprehensive Dentistry

Mentor:  Dr. Bennett T. Amaechi

Phone:  210-567-4584



Research Mentor's Lab


2012 D.D.S. University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2018 Ph.D Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan


My work focuses on the development and evaluation of new restorative dental materials using non-invasive diagnostic modalities including optical coherence tomography. My postdoctoral research is about the mechanism of anticaries and anti-sensitivity agents through evaluation of various agents tailored for management of dental caries, dental erosion, and dentin hypersensitivity. 

Professional Memberships

2014-2020 International Association of Dental Research (IADR)


Dao Luong MN, Shimada Y, Turkistani A, Tagami J, Sumi Y, Sadr A. 2016. Fractography of interface after microtensile bond strength test using swept-source optical coherence tomography. Dent Mater 32: 862-869

Luong MN, Shimada Y, Sadr A, Yoshiyama M, Tagami J, Sumi Y. 2018. Cross-sectional imaging of tooth bonding interface after thermal stresses and mechanical fracture. Dent Mater J.; 37(5):754-760.

Koninami N, Shimada Y, Hosaka K, Luong MN, Yoshiyama M, Sadr A, Sumi Y, Tagami J. 2019. The effect of flowable composite lining and dentin location on microtensile bond strength and internal fracture formation. Dent Mater J;38(5):798-805.

Luong MN, Otsuki M, Shimada Y, Ei TZ, Tagami J, Sumi Y. 2019. Effect of wavelength of light on tooth bleaching. Lasers Med Sci 34(5):901-6.

Hu X, Luong MN, Zhang H, Zhu H, Chan DC, Sadr A. 2019. One-year durability of bond strength of universal adhesives to dentin with or without phosphoric acid etching. J Adhes Sci Technol;33:2356-68.

Sadr A, Bakhtiari B, Hayashi J, Luong MN, Chen YW, Chyz G, Chan DC, Tagami J. 2020. Effect of fiber reinforcement on adaptation and bond strength of a bulk-fill composite in deep preparation. Dent Mater 36(4):527-34.

Wijetunga CL, Otsuki M, Hiraishi N, Luong MN, Tagami J. 2020. Effect of pH of bleaching agent on tooth bleaching action in vitro. Accepted for Dent Mater J

Bakhsh TA, Sadr A, Tagami J, Luong MN, Turkistani A, Almhinmeed Y, Alshouibi E. 2020. Effect of light irradiation condition on gap formation in water-based self-etch adhesive; CP-OCT Study. Z Med Phys;S0939-3889(20)30024-6.

Luong MN, Shimada Y, Araki K, Yoshiyama M, Tagami J, Sadr A. 2020. Diagnosis of occlusal caries using dynamic slicing of optical coherence tomography volumes. Sensors;20(6):1659.

Luong MN, Huang L, Chan DC, Sadr A. 2020. Effect of bioactive desensitizer on dentin tubule sealing and bonding. J Funct Biomat, 11, 38; doi:10.3390/jfb11020038.