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Marilynn Rothen, RDH, MS

Marilynn Rothen

Clinical Associate Professor, Oral Health Sciences
Research Implementation Manager
Regional Clinical Dental Research Center
Institute of Translational Health Sciences



Research Interests

Current research interests are primarily in the area of dental caries management and caries risk assessment, in addition to a long standing interest in the treatment of patients with dental fear and related behavior modification.


  1. Cuhna-Cruz, J., Wataha, J.C., Heaton, L.J., Rothen, M., Sobieraj, M., Scott, J., and Berg, J.  The prevalence of dentin hypersensitivity in general dental practices in the northwest United States. J Am Dent Assoc 2013; 144:288-96.
  2. Cuhna-Cruz, J., Scott, J., Rothen, M., Mancl, L., Lawton, T., Brossel, K., and Berg, J. Salivary Characteristics and Dental Caries: Evidence from General Dental Practices. J Am Dent Assoc 2013; 144:e31-40.
  3. Rothen, M., Cunha-Cruz, J., Mancl, L., Leroux, B., Latzke Davis, B., Coyne, J., Gillette, J., Berg, J. Inter-examiner Reliability of Salivary Diagnostic Tests in a Practice-based Research Network. J Dent Hyg 2011; 85:143-50.
  4. Persson, G.R., Hitti, J., Verhelst, R., Vaneechoutte, M., Persson, R.E., Hirschi, R., Weibel, M., Rothen, M., Temmerman, M., Paul, K., Eschenbach, D. The vaginal microflora in relation to gingivitis. BMC Infectious Diseases 2009, 9:6.
  5. Ly, K.A., Riedy, C.A., Milgrom, P., Rothen, M., Roberts, M.C., Zhou, L. Xylitol Gummy Bear Snacks: A School-based Randomized Clinical Trial. BMC Oral Health 2008 Jul 25;8:20.
  6. Riedy, C.A., Milgrom, P., Ly, K.A., Rothen, M., Mueller, G., Hagstrom, M.K., Tolentino, E., Zhou, L., Roberts, M.C. A Surrogate Method for Comparison Analysis of Salivary Concentrations of Xylitol-Containing Products. BMC Oral Health 2008, 8:5.
  7. Ly, K.A., Milgrom, P., Roberts, M.C., Yamaguchi, D.K., Rothen, M., Mueller, G. Linear Response of Mutans Streptococci to Increasing Frequency of Xylitol Chewing Gum Use: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  BMC Oral Health 2006 Mar 24; 6:6.
  8. Milgrom, P., Ly, K.A., Roberts, M.C., Rothen, M., Mueller, G., Yamaguchi, D.K.  Mutans Streptococci Dose Response to Xylitol Chewing Gum.  J Dent Res 2006; 85: 177-181.