UW School of Dentistry

Joana

Joana Cunha-Cruz , DDS, MPH, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Oral Health Sciences

206.685.6397

silvajcc@uw.edu

B-224c

Background

Dental degree from the State University of Pernambuco, Brazil and MPH and PHD in Public Health (Epidemiology) from the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 Research interests

  • Oral health epidemiology, including the epidemiology of dental caries, head and neck cancer, dentin hypersensitivity and third molar management.
  • Social epidemiology, including disparities in oral health and multilevel determinants of oral health.
  • Evidence-based dental practice, including critical appraisal of the literature, epidemiological methods, and systematic reviews

 Publications

  1. Cunha-Cruz, J., Scott, J., Rothen, M., Mancl, L., Lawhorn, T., Brossel, K., Berg, J., and N. PRECEDENT. Salivary Characteristics and Dental Caries: Evidence from general practices. . J Am Dent Assoc., 2013; 144(5): e31-e39.
  2. Cunha-Cruz J, Wataha JC, Heaton LJ, Rothen M, Sobieraj M, Scott J, Berg J. The prevalence of dentin hypersensitivity in general dental practices in the northwest United States. J Am Dent Assoc. 2013;144(3):288-96.
  3. Cunha-Cruz J, Scott J, Rothen M, Mancl L, Lawhorn T, Brossel K, Berg J, N. PRECEDENT. Salivary characteristics and dental caries: Evidence from general dental practices. J Am Dent Assoc. 2013;144(5):e31-40. PMID: 23449905.
  4. Cunha-Cruz J, Stout JR, Heaton LJ, Wataha JC. Dentin hypersensitivity and oxalates: a systematic review. J Dent Res. 2011;90(3):304-10. PMID: 21191127; PMCID: PMC3144108.
  5. Cunha-Cruz J, Pashova H, Packard JD, Zhou L, Hilton TJ. Tooth wear: prevalence and associated factors in general practice patients. Comm Oral and Dent Epidemiol. 2010. PMID: 20370807.
  6. Hujoel PP, Zina LG, Moimaz SA, Cunha-Cruz J. Infant formula and enamel fluorosis: a systematic review. J Am Dent Assoc. 2009;140(7):841-54.
  7. Cunha-Cruz J, Hujoel PP, Maupome G, Saver B. Systemic antibiotics and tooth loss in periodontal disease. J Dent Res. 2008;87(9):871-6. PMCID: 2577017.
  8. Cunha-Cruz J, Hujoel PP, Nadanovsky P. Secular trends in socio-economic disparities in edentulism: USA, 1972-2001. J Dent Res. 2007;86(2):131-6. PMID: 17251511.