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Susan Herring, PhD

Susan Herring

Professor Emeritus, Orthodontics
Professor, Oral Health Sciences



Biomechanics of the skull and TMJ. Functional morphology of oral behavior, especially mastication. Effects of muscle activity and loading on craniofacial skeletal biology and growth.


  1. Herring SW. In Press. Biomechanics of teeth in bone: function, movement and prosthetic rehabilitation. In Mineralized Tissues in Oral and Craniofacial Science: Biological Principles and Clinical Correlates, ed. McCauley L and Somerman M. Wiley.
  2. Herring SW, Li Y, Liu Y, Liu ZJ, Popowics TE, Rafferty KL, Wang S. 2011. Oral biology and dental models. In The Minipig in Biomedical Research, ed. McAnulty PA, Dayan, A, Hastings KH, Ganderup, N-C. Taylor & Francis, pp. 487-511.
  3. Herring SW, Rafferty KL, Liu ZJ, Lemme M. 2011. Mastication and the postorbital ligament: dynamic strain in soft tissues. Integ Comp Biol. 51(2):297-306. PMID:21593142.
  4. Herring SW. 2011. Muscle-bone interactions and the development of skeletal phenotype. In Epigenetics: Linking Genotype and Phenotype in Development and Evolution, ed. Hallgrimsson B, Hall B. San Francisco, U. Calif. Press, pp. 221-237.
  5. Ochareon P, Herring SW. 2011. Cell replication in craniofacial periosteum: appositional vs. resorptive sites. J. Anat. 218: 285-297. PMID:21223257.
  6. Chaison JB, Chen SK, Herring SW, Bollen A-M. 2010. Bone volume, tooth volume, and incisor relapse: a three-dimensional analysis of orthodontic stability. Am. J. Orthod. Dentofacial Orthop. 138:778-786. PMID:21130337.
  7. Patterson J, Siew R, Herring SW, Lin ASP, Guldberg R, Stayton PS. 2010. Hyaluronic acid hydrogels with controlled degradation properties for oriented bone regeneration. Biomaterials 31:6772-6781. PMID: 20573393.
  8. Yeh K, Popowics T, Rafferty K, Herring S, Egbert M. 2010. The effects of tooth extraction on alveolar bone biomechanics in the miniature pig, Sus scrofa. Arch Oral Biol. 55:663-669. PMID: 20580345.
  9. Dutra E, Caria PHF, Rafferty KL, Herring SW. 2010. The buccinator during mastication: a functional and anatomical evaluation in minipigs. Archives Oral Biol. 55:627-638. PMID: 20621287.
  10. Burn AK, Herring SW, Hubbard R, Zink K, Rafferty K, Lieberman DE. 2010. Dietary consistency and the midline sutures in growing pigs. Orthod. Craniofac. Res. 13:106-113.