Michael Meharry, D.D.S.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry

Midwestern University 
College of Dental Medicine                                        
Dental Institute Rm # 205
5855 W Utopia Rd
Glendale, AZ 85303-5251
Office: (623) 806-7185

e-mail: mmehar@midwestern.edu


B.S. Industrial Studies La Sierra University 1976
D.D.S. Dentistry Loma Linda University 1980
M.S. Operative Dentistry University of Iowa 2008


With the development of Dental bonding materials and techniques over the last two decades, dentists now have more capability to deliver more natural looking treatment options to restore function and esthetics.  We have also been able to whiten teeth successfully in the majority of cases without having to perform operative procedures.Much research has been done and still continues to compare and assess the strength, durability, and effectiveness of bonding (Adhesive Dentistry) and bleaching materials and protocols.  The trend is to simplify bonding protocols with combining the separate coupling, priming, and adhesive components to increase placement efficiency and complexity. This has most often resulted in weaker and /or less durable bonds.  Search for the balance of strength and ease of placement continues by combining the "all in one" adhesive cements with a dentin primer, and the variance of protocol steps.

Selected Publications

Two Dental Adhesives' Bond to Build-up Material Compared Over Time

M. Meharry, W. Brachvogel, L. Sommerhalter,  A. Stein, J.C. Mitchell
          IADR (International Association for Dental Research) Abstract 

Comparison of Self-adhesive Resin Cements With and Without Dentin Primer 
M. Meharry, J. Schwartz, A. Montalvo, N. Esmaili, T. Pulido, J.C. Mitchell
            IADR (International Association for Dental Research) Abstract 

Double-masked, randomized, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of intranasal K305 (3% tetracaine plus 0.05% oxymetazoline) in anesthetizing maxillaryteeth

Elliot V. Hersh, Andres Pinto, Mana Saraghi, Najeed Saleh, Lisbeth Pulaski, Sharon M. Gordon, Douglas Barnes, Gary Kaplowitz, Ira Bloom, Mohammad Sabti, Paul A. Moore, Sean Lee, Michael Meharry, David Y. He, Yiming Li, JADA Apr 2016  PMID: 26822100

Evaluation of Stain Penetration by Beverages in Demineralized Enamel Treated With Resin Infiltration
J Lee, J-W Chen S Omar, SR Kwon,  M Meharry
Operative Dentistry, 2016, 41-1,   PMID: 26606191   


Efficacy of four lining materials in sandwich technique to reduce microleakage in class II composite resin,

 Moazzami SM, Sarabi N, Hajizadeh H  S, Li Y, Meharry MR, Shahrokh H.

Oper Dent. 2014 May-Jun;39(3):256-63. doi: 10.2341/11-495-L. Epub 2013 Oct 23. PMID: 24151926

Comparison of enamel and dentin shear bond strengths of current dental bonding adhesives from three bond generations.
Meharry MR, Moazzami SM, Li Y. 
Oper Dent. 2013 Nov-Dec;38(6):E237-45. doi: 10.2341/12-521-L. Epub 2013 Jun 26. PMID: 23802638

The effect of surface defects in early caries assessment using quantitative light-induced fluorescence (QLF) and micro-digital-photography (MDP).
Meharry MR, Dawson D, Wefel JS, Harless JD, Kummet CM, Xiao X. 
J Dent. 2012 Nov;40(11):955-61. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2012.08.001. Epub 2012 Aug 11. PMID: 22892465

Efficacy of do-it-yourself whitening as compared to conventional tooth whitening modalities: an in vitro study.
Kwon SR, Meharry M, Oyoyo U, Li Y. Oper Dent. 2015 Jan-Feb;40(1):E21-7. doi: 10.2341/13-333-LR. Epub 2014 Oct 3. PMID: 25279797

Re-reattachment of a fractured maxillary central incisor: a case study. 
Meharry M. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2012 Nov-Dec;33(10):E138-44. PMID: 23631535 Quest for Whiter Teeth - Trends and Traps
Michael Meharry,  Sean Lee,  Yiming Li
Loma Linda University Dentistry  Volume 22, Number 2