The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of wollastonite (CaSiO3) material on the linear firing shrinkage and flexural strength of dental aluminous core porcelain. Twenty five specimens were prepared in a manner that each five of them contained 0%, 2%, 3%, 4%, and 5% wollastonite by weight. The linear firing shrinkage values were determined according to the formula given in the standard ANSI/ADA (American National Standards Institute/American Dental Association) 69 and the flexural strength of the specimens was evaluated using 3-point bending test. The results of this study showed that addition of wollastonite reduced the linear firing shrinkage and increased the flexural strength of dental aluminous core porcelain. The highest reduction (approx. 20%) in the linear firing shrinkage was obtained by the addition of 5% wollastonite. Kruskal-Wallis test found a statistically significant difference among the mean linear firing shrinkage values of the porcelain groups at the 95% confidence level (p < 0.05). Mann Whitney U statistical test was performed to demonstrate which porcelain groups show statistically significant difference. In spite of achieving 30% increase in the flexural strength by the addition of 2% wollastonite, no statistically significant difference was found among the mean flexural strength values of the porcelain groups (p > 0.05). (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.