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Dr. Harmeet D. Walia is an American endodontist and inventor. He introduced the use of nickel titanium shape memory alloy for the manufacture of root canal files, which had traditionally been made of carbon or stainless steel. [1]

Dr. Walia received the prestigious Ralph F. Sommer Award in recognition for his work from the American Association of Endodontists in 2005.[2]


  1. ^ Walia H, Brantley WA, Gerstein H. An Initial Investigation of the Bending and Torsional Properties of Nitinol Root Canal Files. J Endod 1988;14:346-351.
  2. ^ "American Association of Endodontists’ 2005 Award Recipients". AAE.  


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