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Faculty Areas of Research

Faculty Research Areas

Endodontics Faculty Research
Email Name Area Website Anvina Paranjpe Biomaterials in Endodontics Web profile Lindsey Yap Retrospective dental records, dental education, and endodontic outcomes/treatment

OMS Faculty Research
Email Name Area Website Andrea Burke Bone metabolism, craniofacial disorders, rare skeletal diseases, fibrous dysplasia, osteonecrosis, osteomyelitis, gender disparity in oral and maxillofacial surgery Web profile Austin Gaal Oral and maxillofacial surgery; cleft lip and palate; cleft and craniofacial differences; craniofacial trauma Ivy F Lin Sustainability, effects of climate change on health, dental public health Web profile

Please refer to the Faculty Research Areas page in Oral Health Sciences for an extensive list.

Oral Medicine Faculty Research
Email Name Area Website Milda Chmieliauskaite Qualitative research, mixed-methods research, patient perspectives, burning mouth syndrome, neuropathy and systemic diseases/treatment related/postsurgical, chronic post-traumatic/post-surgical pain, taste/smell, education and specialty selection by dental graduates David R. Dean Oral chronic graft-versus-host disease, irAEs/Immunotherapy-associated mucositis, oral complications of cancer therapy, effect of oral microbiome on GVHD/Oral mucositis. Website Mark Drangsholt Diagnosis and Causes of orofacial pain; evidence based medicine Web profile Kimberly Espinoza Disabilities, public health, medical sociology, special care dentistry Peggy Lee Ultrasound use in dentistry, CBCT Web profile Paul Yager Home diagnostics, global health, detection of pathogens, measurement of human disease biomarkers at POC. Web profile

Orthodontics Faculty Research
Email Name Area Website Greg Huang Orthodontic Clinical Research, openbite Web profile Zi-Jun Liu Craniofacial Biology Web profile

Pediatric Dentistry Faculty Research
Email Name Area Website Travis Nelson Pediatric procedural sedation, pediatric restorative dentistry, dental care for Children with Special Needs Website Ana Seminario Global health, HIV, electronic health records, dental anomalies, refugee oral health Website

Periodontics Faculty Research
Email Name Area Website Diane Daubert Peri-implant disease prevalence and risk factors, and treatment modalities, along with periodontal and gingival diseases. Website Sumita Jain Porphyromonas gingivalis pathogenesis focusing on virulence factors including lipopolysaccharide and outer membrane vesicles, with the goal of identifying anti-Pg therapeutics; and gene expression of virulence genes in health vs. disease, to identify diagnostic markers. Jeffrey McLean Microbiome, Oral inflammation, Gingivitis, Periodontitis Website Virginia Plata Health services research related to RIDE/SLR Website Johnny Wang Dental implant integration and stability; Peri-implantitis treatment

Restorative Dentistry Faculty Research
Email Name Area Website Yen-Wei Chen All ceramic restorations, Digital dentistry Web profile Kwok-Hung Chung Biomaterials and Implant Biomechanics Web profile Sami Dogan Remineralization of dental hard tissues Web profile Mats Kronstrom Implant dentistry, dental education, prosthodontics, decision making in dentistry Web profile Pollene Speed-Mcintyre Restorative dentistry, Health disparities, access to dental care, implant dentistry, geriatric dentistry Web profile Ali Sadr Adhesive Dentistry/Digital Dentistry/Cariology, Non-destructive Imaging by Infared Web profile Hai Zhang Dental implantology, Prosthodontics, Mineralized tissue regeneration. Tooth root development, cementum formation and regeneration. Web profile

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