Oregon Health & Science University
Table of Contents
Biographical Information; Military Service; University of Michigan; University of Oregon Dental School; Teaching and Research; Department of Biomaterials; Dental Amalgam Research; Professional Associations and Awards; Changes in Biomaterials; Engineering Background; Family Life
David Mahler, Ph.D., begins by discussing his family background and childhood, born and raised in Yonkers, New York. He then talks about his education and military service, earning a degree at the University of Michigan, focusing on aeronautical engineering, and enlisting in the U.S. Navy's V-12 Program. Mahler then describes becoming interested in dentistry, applying for a research position at the University of Michigan's Department of Dental Materials where he eventually earned his Ph.D. in Dental Materials and Engineering Mechanics. He then discusses how he became involved at the University of Oregon Dental School, asked to start a program in biomaterials as well as his opinions on the evolution of the university's administration. Mahler discusses his research in dental amalgam and changes in biomaterials as well as more about his engineering background. He concludes by talking a bit about his family life.
Transcript of oral history interview with David Mahler, Ph.D., conducted on November 19, 2009 by J. Henry Clarke, D.M.D.
School of Dentistry
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Mahler, Ph.D. (interviewee), David and Clarke, D.M.D. (interviewer), J. Henry, "Interview with David Mahler, Ph.D." (2009). Oral History Collection. 96.