Paul E. McMullin, PhD, SE

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Paul W. McMullin, Ph.D. (Civil Engineering), SE
Sandy, UT
8:30 a.m.
Saturday, June 30, 2018
International Academy of Endodontics, Annual Meeting
The Scottsdale Princess Resort
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
“Engineering Cracks"
This presentation will introduce basic engineering principles that can be applied to cracking teeth. It will discuss stress and strain, modulus of elasticity, thermal stress, fatigue, and fracture. It will present these concepts in an accessible fashion, and provide a framework for applying sound engineering principles to treating cracks in teeth.


Stress, fatigue, fracture, stress concentrations, structural integrity


Attendees will learn: 

  1. Fundamental engineering terminology related to mechanics of materials
  2. How engineering principles can be applied to teeth
  3. Overview of a holistic structural integrity model to address cracking



Ingenium Design, LLC, Partner
University of Utah, Adjunct Assistant Professor

About the Presenter:
Paul W. McMullin, SE, Ph.D., is an educator, structural engineer, and photographer. He holds degrees in Mechanical and Civil engineering and is a licensed engineer in numerous states. He is a founding partner of Ingenium Design, providing innovative solutions to heavy industrial facilities. Currently an adjunct professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, USA, he has taught for a decade and loves bringing project-based learning to the classroom.