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Recent SURF Publications


Lee PP, Stanton AR, Hollender LG. Greater mandibular horizontal condylar angle is associated with temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2017 Apr;123(4):502-507. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2016.12.008. Epub 2016 Dec 29.


Davis C, Sikes J, Namaranian P, Laramore G, Dillon J. Neutron beam radiation therapy: an overview of treatment and oral complications when treating salivary gland malignancies. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Apr;74(4):830-5. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2015.10.014. Epub 2015 Oct 28.


Nakao S, Scott JM, Masterson EE, Chi DL. Non-traumatic Dental Condition-Related Emergency Department Visits and Associated Costs for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disoders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 May; 45(5): 1396-407. doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2298-0.

Dillon JK, Brown CB, McDonald TM, Ludwig DC, Clark PJ, Leroux BG, Futran ND. How does the close surgical margin impact recurrence and survival when treating oral squamous cell carcinoma? J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015 Jun;73(6):1182-8. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2014.12.014. Epub 2014 Dec 17.

Torres SR, Chen CS, Leroux BG, Lee PP, Hollender LG, Lloid M, Drew SP, Shubert MM. Mandibular inferior cortical bone thickness on panoramic radiographs in patients using bisphosphonates. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2015 May;119(5):584-92. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2015.02.005. Epub 2015 Feb 14.


Chi DL, Masterson EE, Wong JJ. U.S. emergency department admissions for nontraumatic dental conditions for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Intellect Dev Disabil. 2014 Jun;52(3):193-204. doi: 10.1352/1934-9556-52.3.193.

Dillon JK, Brown CB, McDonald TM, Ludwig DC, Clark PJ, Leroux BG, Futran ND. How does the close surgical margin impact recurrence and survival when treating oral squamous cell carcinoma.J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2014 Dec; pii: S0278-2391(14)01820-5. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2014.12.014. [Epub ahead of print].

Popowics T, Boyd T, Hinderberger H. Eruptive and functional changes in periodontal ligament fibroblast orientation in CD44 wild-type vs. knockout mice. J Periodontal Res. 2014 Jun;49(3):355-62. doi: 10.1111/jre.12113. Epub 2013 Jul 1.

Tse R, Booth L, Keys K, Saltzman B, Stuhaug E, Kapadia H, Heike C. Reliability of nasolabial anthropometric measures using three-dimensional stereophotogrammetry in infants with unrepaired unilateral cleft lip. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Apr;133(4):530e-42e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000000014


Huang GJ, Roloff-Chiang B, Mills BE, Shalchi S, Spiekerman C, Korpak AM, Starrett JL, Greenlee GM, Drangsholt RJ, Matunas JC. Effectiveness of MI Paste Plus and PreviDent fluoride varnish for treatment of white spot lesions: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2013 Jan;143(1):31-41. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2012.09.007.


Bates SB, Riedy CA. Changing knowledge and beliefs through an oral health pregnancy message. J Public Health Dent. 2012 Spring;72(2):104-11. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2011.00289.x. Epub 2011 Oct 20.

Chi DL, Raklios NA. The relationship between body system-based chronic conditions and dental utilization for Medicaid-enrolled children: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Oral Health. 2012 Aug 7;12:28. doi: 10.1186/1472-6831-12-28.

Coolidge T, Irwin SP, Leyster KA, Milgrom P. Determinants of receiving intravenous sedation in a sample of dentally-fearful patients in the USA.SAAD Dig. 2012 Jan; 28:52-60.

Heaton LJ, Hyatt HA, Huggins KH, Milgrom P.. United States Dental Professionals’ perceptions of dental anxiety and need for sedation in patients with mental illness.SAAD Dig. 2012 Jan;28:23-30.

Li L, Wataha JC, Cate C, Zhang H, Dijulio D, Chung WO. Ni(II) alters the NFκB signaling pathway in monocytic cells. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2012 May;100(4):934-9. doi: 10.1002/jbm.b.32655. Epub 2012 Jan 28.

Wadhwani C, Hess T, Piñeyro A, Opler R, Chung KH. Cement application techniques in luting implant-supported crowns: a quantitative and qualitative survey. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2012 Jul-Aug;27(4):859-64.


Chung KH, Whiting D, Kronstrom M, Chan D, Wataha J. Retentive characteristics of overdenture attachments during repeated dislodging and cyclic loading. Int J Prosthodont. 2011 Mar-Apr;24(2):127-9. PMID: 21479277.

Coolidge T, Skaret E, Heima M, Johnson EK, Hillstead MB, Farjo N, Asmyhr O, Weinstein P. Thinking about going to the dentist: a Contemplation Ladder to assess dentally-avoidant individuals’ readiness to go to a dentist. BMC Oral Health. 2011 Jan 27;11:4. PMID: 21272356

Herring SW, Rafferty KL, Liu ZJ, Lemme M.  Mastication and the postorbital ligament: dynamic strain in soft tissues.  Integr Comp Biol. 2011 Aug;51(2):297-306. Doi: 10.1093/icb/icr023. Epub 2011 May 18. PMID: 21593142

Paranjpe A, Smoot T, Zhang H, Johnson JD.  Direct contact with mineral trioxide aggregate activates and differentiates human dental pulp cells.  J Endod. 2011 Dec;37(12):1691-5. Epub 2011 Oct 27. PMCID: PMC3223385. PMID: 22099907 [PubMed – in process].

Ramsay DS, Seaman J, Kaiyala KJ. Nitrous oxide causes a regulated hypothermia: rats select a cooler ambient temperature while becoming hypothermic. Physiol Behav. 2011 Apr 18;103(1):79-85. PMID: 21184766.

Raffery KL, Liu ZJ, Ye W, Navarrete AL, Nguyen TT, Salamati A, Herring SW. Botulinum toxin in masticatory muscles: short- and long-term effects on muscle, bone, and craniofacial function in adult rabbits. Bone. 2012 Mar;50(3):651-62. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2011.11.015. Epub 2011 Dec 2.

Torres SR, Chen CS, Leroux BG, Lee PP, Hollender LG, Santos EC, Drew SP, Hung KC, Schubert MM. Mandibular cortical bone evaluation on cone beam computed tomography images of patients with bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2012 May;113(5):695-703. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2011.11.011. Epub 2012 Apr 12.

Truelove EL, Dean D, Maltby S, Griffith M, Huggins K, Griffith M, Taylor S. Narrow band (light) imaging of oral mucosa in routine dental patients. Part I: Assessment of value in detection of mucosal changes. Gen Dent 2011 Jul-Aug;59(4):281-9; quiz 290-1, 319-20.  PMID 21903568 [PubMed – in process].


Chaison JB, Chen CS, Herring SW, Bollen AM. Bone volume, tooth volume, and incisor relapse: a 3-dimensional analysis of orthodontic stability. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2010 Dec; 138(6):778-86.  PMID: 21130337.

Coats SR, Berezow AV, To TT, Jain S. Bainbridge BW, Banani KP, Darveau RP.  The lipid A phosphate position determines differential host Toll-like receptor 4 responses to phylogenetically related symbiotic and pathogenic bacteria. Infect Immun. 2011 Jan;79(1):203-10. Epub 2010 Oct 25. PMID 20974832. PMCID: PMC3019871.

Coolidge T, Hillstead MB, Farjo N, Wesinstein P, Coldwell SE. Additional psychometric data for the Spanish Modified Dental Anxiety Scale, and psychometric data for a Spanish version of the Revised Dental Beliefs Survey. BMC Oral Health. 2010 May 13; 10-12. PMC2887771.

Meng GK, Chung KH, Fletcher-Stark ML, Zhang H. Effect of surface treatments and cyclic loading on the bond strength of acrylic resin denture teeth with autopolymerized repair acrylic resin. J Prosthet Dent 2010 Apr; 103(4):245-52.  PMID: 20362768.

Sherman JJ, Cramer AP. Rebuttals to critics of studies of the decline of empathy. Acad Med. 2010 Dec;85(12):1813;author reply 1813-4. PMID: 2107027.

Ye W, Abu AF, Liu ZJ. Assessment of cell proliferation and muscular structure following surgical tongue volume reduction in pigs. Cell Prolif. 2010 Dec;43(6):562-72. PMID: 21039994.

Yin L, Swanson B, An J, Hacker BM, Silverman GA, Dale BA, Chung WO. Differential effects of periopathogens on host protease inhibitors SLPI, elafin, SCCA1, and SCCA2. J Oral Microbiol. 2010 May 4;2. PMID: 21523231.

Yu SH, Beirne OR. Laryngeal mask airways have a lower risk of airway complications compared with endotracheal intubation: a systematic review. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Oct; 68(10):2359-76. Epub 2010 Jul 31. PMID: 20674126.

Recent SURF Honors and Awards

2006 Zach Lowe Caulk/Dentsply Competition, National Student Research Group, AADR Second place
2006 Jeremy Horst NIDCR grant to support his research and participation in DDS/PhD program
2006 Rebecca Bockow American Assoc. of Women Dentists Colgate Research Scholarship
2006 Daniel Bakko SoD Research Advisory Committee travel award,
42st Annual Dental Students’ Conference on Research
2006 Sean McPhee SoD Research Advisory Committee travel award, AADR Meeting, Orlando Recipient
2006 Whitney Frank Jack I Nicholls Clinical Research Award Recipient
2007 Catherine Hsu IADR travel award Recipient
2007 Sean McPhee IADR Periodontal Research Group Past Presidents Award First place
2007 Mikaely Moore Caulk/Dentsply Competition, National Student Research Group, IADR First place
Rebecca Bockow Caulk/Dentsply Competition, National Student Research Group, IADR Second place
2007 Catherine Hsu SoD Research Advisory Committee travel award, IADR/AADR meeting, New Orleans Recipient
2007 Steven Kwan SoD Research Advisory Committee travel award,
43rd Annual Dental Students’ Conference on Research
2007 Brandon Yamamura SoD Research Advisory Committee travel award Runner-up
2007 Jason Dashow Jack I Nicholls Clinical Research Award Recipient
2008 SoD Research Advisory Committee travel award,
44th Annual Dental Students’ Conference on Research

University of Washington Student Research Group (UWSRG) Awards

2006 Daniel Bakko UWSRG, Epidemiology/Clinical Research First place
2006 Mikaely Moore UWSRG, Epidemiology/Clinical Research Second place
2006 Steven Kwan UWSRG, Basic Science First place
2006 Catherine Hsu UWSRG, Basic Science Second place

Miscellaneous Awards

2007 Rosana Bishai 2007 Academy of Dentistry International Terry T. Tanaka Student Humanitarian Award Recipient