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Frank Roberts, DDS, PhD

Frank Roberts

Professor, Associate Dean, Regional and Global Affairs and RIDE
Acting Chair, Periodontics



Regulation of inflammation in human adult periodontitis and other chronic inflammatory diseases, effects of chronic neutropenia on oral health, and biology and imaging of the dental implant.


  1. Schuler RF, Janakievski J, Hacker BM, O’Neal RB, Roberts FA.*  Effect of implant surface and grafting on implants placed into simulated extraction sockets: a histologic study in dogs.  Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2010 Sep-Oct;25(5):893-900.
  2. Roberts FA, Hacker BM, Oswald TK, Mourad PD, McInnes C.  Evaluation of the use of ultrasound within a power toothbrush to dislodge oral bacteria using an in vitro Streptococcus mutans biofilm model.  Am J Dent. 2010 Apr;23(2):65-9.
  3. Mourad PD, Roberts FA, McInnes C.  Synergistic use of ultrasound and sonic motion for removal of dental plaque bacteria.  Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2007 Jul;28(7):354-8.
  4. Smith, J., Wong, C.S., Salamonik, E.B., Hacker, B.M., McDonald, R.A., Mancl, L.A., Williams, B.J., Ibrahim, A., and Roberts, F.A.* 2006  Sonic Tooth Brushing Reduces Gingival Overgrowth in Renal Transplant Recipients.  Pediatr. Nephr. Nov;21(11):1753-9.
  5. Cai, S., Fatherazi, S., Presland, R., Belton, C., Roberts, F.A., Goodwin, P., Schubert, M., and Izutsu, K. 2006. Evidence that TRPC1 Contributes to Calcium-Induced Differentiation of Human Keratinocytes. Pflugers Arch. Apr;452(1):43-52.
  6. Wang IC, Roberts FA.* 2005  Adjunctive Periodontal Therapies.  Pract. Proced. Aesthet. Dent. May;17(4):245-6.
  7. Hacker, B.M. and Roberts, F.A.* 2005.  Genetics of Periodontal Disease Pathogenesis.  Pract. Proced. Aesthet. Dent. 17(2):97-102 (cover article).