Oral Health Resources & Dental Public Health Reports from San Antonio, Texas.

 

Research Reports by Dental Public Health Residents in the Department of Community Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

1994 to 2007.

Ordered alphabetically by Resident.

Residency Directors:

1991-1994 Sena Narendran BDS, DDPH, MSc,

1994-2005 John P Brown BDS MS PhD.

2005-         David Cappelli DMD MPH PhD.



UPDATING THE WATER FLUORIDATION REPORTING SYSTEM IN TEXAS

Author: Joseph A. Bartoloni, DMD, MPH        

Date: May 2004

Keywords: community water fluoridation, quality assurance, standards, Texas Department of State Health Services (formerly TDH),Centers for Disease Control, water fluoride reporting system.

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MEASURING THE VALIDITY OF SEVERAL DENTAL UNIT WATERLINE TEST  METHODS AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A CONTINUOUS AND INTERMITTENT IODINE-BASED CLEANER

Authors: Joseph A. Bartoloni, DMD, MPH

Date: May, 2004.

Keywords: dental, equipment, waterline, microorganisms, biofilm, cleaning, testing, monitoring, standards, iodine, ADA, CDC, EPA.

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN IN TEXAS: A DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS OF THEIR CARIES STATUS AND INDICATORS OF THE USE OF SEALANTS.

Authors: Irene G. Bober-Moken, DMD, MPH

Date: August 1999

Keywords: socioeconomic status, child, Hispanic, oral health surveillance, dental caries, sealants, dental attendance, TDSHS (formerly), EPSDT, Medicaid, dental indicators, Texas Dental Survey 1998-99.

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EVALUATION OF THE MIXTURE OF PREVENTIVE AND RESTORATIVE SERVICES

PERFORMED BY THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE DENTAL CORPS

Authors: Irene G. Bober-Moken, DMD, MPH

Date: August 1999

Keywords: dental treatment, preventive, restorative, prosthetic, US Air Force Dental Corps, dental services research, dental staff, productivity, water fluoridation, ethnicity, race, and gender.

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IDENTIFICATION OF ADOLESCENTS WITH SEVERE GINGIVITIS IN A SCHOOL BASED PROGRAM

Authors: David P. Cappelli, DMD, MPH

Date: August, 1999

Keywords: gingivitis, periodontitis, adolescent, school, Hispanic, school nurse, screening, identification, validation, referral, intervention, outcome, effectiveness, periodontal indices.

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CLINICAL, MICROBIOLOGICAL, AND IMMUNOLOGICAL MARKERS OF GINGIVITIS AND PERIODONTITIS UNDER DISEASE INDUCTION AND PROGRESSION

Author: David P. Cappelli, DMD, MPH

Date: August, 1999

Keywords: gingivitis, periodontitis, indices, biomarkers, clinical, microbiologic, immunologic, disease onset, disease progression, nonhuman primate model, disease modeling, prospective design, causal pathway.

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FEASABILITY REPORT ON PATIENT SUPPLY FOR ADVANCED DENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN LAREDO, TX

Author: Suman Challa, BDS, MSPH

Date: September, 2006

Keywords: oral health status, need and demand for dental services, child, adult, senior, Laredo Tx, Webb County TX, US-Mexico border, Hispanic, demographics, screening, advanced dental education, training, NAFTA.

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ORAL HEALTH IN NURSING HOME RESIDENTS

Author: Suman Challa, BDS, MSPH

Date: September, 2006

Keywords: nursing home residents, long-term care, oral health and disease indicators, quality of life, seniors, racial and ethnic disparity, oral health disparity, minimum data set (CMS).

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Identification of Issues and Solutions for a Collaborative Oral Health Plan in Texas

Author: Moshtagh R. Farokhi, D.D.S., M.P.H., FAGD

Date: October, 2005.

Keywords: Public hearings and input, oral health, Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS), Maternal and Child Health Bureau ( MCHB, HRSA,USPHS) advocates, stakeholders, health planning, access, barriers, resources, surveillance of oral health.

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The Influence of Acculturation on Measures of Oral Health Practices for Mexican- American Mothers and Children Who Attend the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children Hospital, WIC Clinic in San Antonio, Texas

Author: Moshtagh R. Farokhi, D.D.S., M.P.H., FAGD,

Date: August, 2007.

Keywords: Early childhood caries, maternal acculturation, Mexican-American, health

attitudes knowledge and beliefs , feeding practices, Women Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC).

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PREDICTING DENTAL MANPOWER REQUIREMENTS FOR THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

Author: Gary C. Martin, DDS, MPH

Date: July, 1997.

Keywords: Tri-service Comprehensive Oral Health Survey, dental disciplines/specialties, dentist productivity, workforce estimation, composite time value units.

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RESPONSE OF ORAL LEUKOPLAKIA ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF SMOKELESS TOBACCO IN AIR FORCE BASIC MILlTARY TRAINEES AFTER SIX WEEKS OF INVOLUNTARY TOBACCO USE CESSATION

Author: Gary C. Martin, DDS, MPH

Keywords: Oral cancer, leukoplakia, involuntary tobacco cessation, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco, males, clinical resolution, US Air Force recruits.

Date: July, 1997.

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PROVIDER INPUT FOR IMPROVEMENT OF THE EARLY AND PERIODIC SCREENING, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT (EPSDT) DENTAL PROGRAM IN TEXAS

Author: Nuala B. Porteous, BDS, MPH

Date: 1995

Keywords: EPSDT, Medicaid, Texas Department of State Health Services, access to dental care, Federal poverty level, barriers to care, dentists’ participation, dentists knowledge of EPSDT, patient/parent attitudes and behavior, fee schedule, processing of claims.

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A PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF THE TUBERCULIN SKIN TEST CONVERSION RATES IN DENTAL HEALTH CARE WORKERS.

Author: Nuala B. Porteous, BDS, MPH

Date: 1995

Keywords: Texas, tuberculosis, dental workers, TB transmission, HIV infection, multidrug resistance, TB and health care facilities, dental worker protection, tuberculin skin test (Mantoux), BCG TB vaccine, risk estimate.

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Prevalence of ErosiveTooth Wear in South West San Antonio, Texas

Author: Rahma Shah BDS, MSc, DDPHRCS

Date: Sept, 2005

Keywords: Erosive tooth wear, tooth erosion, prevalence, Hispanics, demographics, adolescents, acidic foods and beverages, citric acid /salt Mexican confections ,oral health awareness, oral health screening.

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Exploring the Relationship between Specific Salivary Components, Dental Caries and Aging

Author: Rahma Shah BDS, MSc, DDPHRCS

Date: September, 2005

Keywords: Dental caries, coronal, root, aging, salivary organic and inorganic components, salivary proteins, salivary enzymes, parotid saliva, submandibular/sublingual saliva, stimulated, unstimulated, flow rate, concentration, output, San Antonio Longitudinal Study of Aging ( SALSA), statistical modeling of  caries, and specific salivary constituents with age.

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Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Adolescent High School Students In Brownsville, Texas to the Risk Factors for Oral Cancer

Author: Kishore Shetty, BDS, DDPH, MSc

Date: August, 1997

Keywords: Mexican American, adolescents, demographics, tobacco, alcohol, smoking, smokeless tobacco, intake of fresh fruit and vegetables, oral cancer risk, knowledge attitudes and behaviors, early signs of oral cancer.

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A review of the opinions and practices to oral cancer and the Dental Oncology Newsletter among the dental professionals in Texas

Author: Kishore Shetty, BDS, DDPH, MSc

Date: August, 1997

Keywords: Oral cancer, continuing education of dental professionals, oral cancer screening, awareness knowledge  and attitudes of dental professionals, Texas Cancer Council, Dental Oncology Education Program, Oral Cancer Newsletter.

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Features of Early Childhood Caries Related to Prevention and Early Intervention

Author: Odalis P. Skur, DDS,MPH

Date: August, 2001

Keywords: Early childhood caries, severity scale, treatment assessment scale, enamel caries, cavitated lesions, remineralization, arrested lesions,  restoration, evaluation of an Infant Oral Health Program, Women Infants and Children Nutrition program ( WIC), oral screening.

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Information Received by a U.S. Population from the Spanish Media During a Fluoridation Campaign

Author: Odalis P. Skur, DDS, MPH

Date: August, 2001

Keywords: Community water fluoridation, education of the public, Spanish radio, television and print media, Spanish and English language, information dissemination, positive and negative attitudes, perceptions and misconceptions, program hosts and guests.

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A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY OF MORTALITY RATES DUE TO ORO·PHARYNGEAL CARCINOMA IN TWO SOUTH TEXAS COUNTIES

Author: Richard  Walker, DDS, MPH

Date: February, 1994

Keywords: Bexar and Nueces Counties of Texas, 1981-1989,age, death rates, oro-pharyngeal cancer mortality rates, Texas Department of Health,population, gender, ethnicity.

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A STUDY OF ORAL HEALTH STATUS, KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND PREVENTIVE PRACTICES AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS

Author: Richard Walker, D.D.S., M.P.H.

Date: February, 1994

Keywords: 9th-12th grade children, Hispanic , White, Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, oral health, knowledge attitudes and behaviors, dental caries prevalence (DMFT/S), CPITN, dental fluorosis, restorative treatment need.

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COST·EFFECTIVENESS STUDY OF A SCHOOL·BASED SEALANT PROGRAM

Author: Carlos W. Werner, BDS, MSc, DrPH

Date: 1996

Keywords: School based dental prevention program, Mott Dental Clinic, Michigan, sealants, dental caries, cost-effectiveness.

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AN EXPERT SYSTEM FOR PLANNING DENTAL CARIES PREVENTIVE PROGRAMS

Author: Carlos W. Werner, BDS, MSc, DrPH

Date: 1996

Keywords: Knowledge-Based Expert System (KBES),preventive program model, fluorides, diet, sealants, efficacy and effectiveness of dental caries preventive methods. estimation model, preventive program decision support system.

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