Tracy Popowics , PhD

Associate Professor, Oral Health Sciences

Office: B-147C, Lab: B-160


Functional Morphology of oral hard tissue. I am specifically interested in how tooth and alveolar bone architecture affects the distribution of stress and strain within the masticatory system.


  1. ORALB 561 – Oral Tissue Development, Structure, and Function
  2. ORALB 510 – Development, Structure and Function of Oral Tissues


  1. Yeh, K. and Popowics T.: The impact of occlusal function on structural adaptation in alveolar bone of the growing pig, Sus scrofa. Arch. Oral Biol., 56(1): 79-89, 2010.
  2. Popowics, T., Yeh, K.D., Rafferty, K., and Herring, S.: Functional cues in the development of osseous tooth support in the pig, Sus scrofa. J. Biomech. 42(12): 1961-6, 2009.
  3. Popowics, T., Foster, B.L., Swanson, E.C., Fong, H. and Somerman, M.J.: Defining the roots of cementum formation. CTO, 181: 248-257, 2005.
  4. Popowics, T. E., Rensberger, J. M. and Herring, S.W.: The fracture behavior of human and pig molar cusps. Arch. Oral. Biol. 46:1-12, 2001.