Stephen Gross

Stephen Gross, Ph.D.

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Stephen Gross, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Organic Chemistry

402.280.2270
Rigge Science Building 223 StephenGross@creighton.edu

Stephen Gross

Dr. Gross' research interests are mechanisms for toughening dental compositions, novel methods for tissue mineralization, and ion permeability of polymer composites.

Education

Ph.D. (2000) University of North Carolina
B.S. (1996) Binghamton University

Selected Publications

B. Burbank, M. Slater, A. Kava, J. Doyle, W. A. McHale, M. A. Latta, S. M. Gross. "Ion release, fluoride charge, and adhesion of orthodontic cement containing microcapsules." Journal of Dentistry, 2016, 45 32.

US 8, 889, 161 "Microencapsulated Compositions and Methods for Tissue Mineralization." Gross SM, Latta MA, McHale B.

US 8, 735, 463 "Self - Healing Dental Composites and Related Methods." Gross SM, Latta MA.

M. Falbo, T. A. Greving, M. Q. Schmidt, M. T. Davidson, W. A. McHale, M. A. Latta, S. M. Gross*. “Ion Permeable Microcapsules: The Effect of Counterions, Temperature and Concentration.” Invited Book Chapter for the ACS Symposium Book Series: Polymer for Personal Care Products, 2013.

M. Falbo, P. Elassal, T. A. Greving, W. A. McHale, M. A. Latta, S. M. Gross*. “The control of Phosphate Ion Release from Ion Permeable Microcapsules Formulated in to Rosin Varnish and Resin Glaze.” Dental Materials, 2013, 29, 804.

M. T. Davidson, T. A Greving, W. A. McHale, M. A. Latta, S. M. Gross*. “Ion Permeable Microcapsules for Remineralization”, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 2012, 100A, 665-672.

B. E. Wertzberger, J. T. Steere, R. M. Pfeifer, M. A. Nensel, M. A. Latta, S. M. Gross*. “Physical Characterization of a Self Healing Dental Composite”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2010, 118, 428.

E. S. Sterner, Z. P. Rosol, E. M. Gross, S. M. Gross*.“Thermal Analysis and Ionic Conductivity Measurements of Ionic Liquid Containing Composites with Different Crosslinkers.”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2009, 114, 2963.

Z. P. Rosol, N. J. German, S. M. Gross*.“The Solubility, Conductivity and viscosity of Lithium Salts in Ionic Liquids.” Green Chemistry, 2009, 11, 1453.

D.J. Kiserow, C. Shi, S.M. Gross, J.M. Desimone, G.W. Roberts,“Solid State Polymerization of Poly(bisphenol A carbonate) Facilitated by Supercritical Carbon Dioxide.” In: Advances in Polycarbonates. D.J. Brunelle, M.R. Korn (eds), American Chemical Society, Washington D.C., 2005. (Book chapter)

US 8,231,586 “Cerebrospinal fluid collection and methods.” Kizer R, Gross SM.

USPTO 20130011453 “Buffered Microencapsulated Compositions and Methods.”Gross SM, Latta, MA, McHale B.

USPTO 20110082232“Self Healing Dental Composites and Related Methods.”Gross SM, Latta MA.

USPTO 20110071234“Self Healing Dental Composites and Related Methods.”Gross SM, Latta MA. Covers biocompatible approaches to self healing dental composites.

USPTO 20100272764“Microencapsulated Compositions and Methods for Tissue Mineralization.”Gross SM, Latta MA, McHale B.

USPTO 2008300340 “Self-Healing Dental Composites and Related Methods.”Gross SM, Latta MA.

Selected Presentations

Gross, Stephen M.; Nishibun, Trevin; Fischer, Kaitlyn; Latta, Mark A.; McHale, William; "Controlled release of Microencapsulated Remineralzing Agents." American Association of Dental Research Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, March, 2016.

Gross, Stephen M.; Zalsman, Barry; McHale, William; Latta, Mark; "Enamel Fluoride Uptake Measurements from Sealants Formulated with Microencapsulated Remineralizing Agents." 62nd European Organisation for Caries Research (ORCA) Conference, Brussels, Belgium, July 2015.

Gross, Stephen M.; Brant, McHale; William; Latta, Mark A.; "Enhanced Uptake and Re - Release of Toothpaste Fluoride from Microcapsule - Containing Dental  Materials." 94th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association of Dental Research, Boston, MA March, 2015.

Gross, Stephen M.; Fulton, Josh; Latta, Mark A.; McHale, William; “Effect of glass filler on ion release from glaze formulations.”92nd General Session and Exhibition of the International Association of Dental Research, Seattle, WA, March, 2013.

Invited Presentation: Stephen M. Gross, Michelle Falbo, Phil Elassal, William McHale, Mark Latta.“Ion Permeable Microcapsules for Remineralization”, American Chemical Society Midwest Regional Meeting, Omaha, NE, October, 2012.

Stephen M. Gross, Michelle Falbo, Phil Elassal, William McHale, Mark Latta.“Ion Permeable Microcapsules for Remineralization”, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2012.

Gross, Stephen M.; Latta, Mark A.; Messbarger N.“Physical Characterization of a Biocompatible Self Healing Dental Composite.”90th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association of Dental Research, San Diego, CA March, 2011.

Invited Talk: Gross, Stephen M.;“Chemical Mechanisms for Toughening Dental Composites”89th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association of Dental Research, Barcelona, Spain July, 2010.