College of Dentistry Research Additional News & Notices
Congratulations to Drs. Fitzhugh A, Dehghan M, Versluis D, Simon JF on co-authoring the article: Effectiveness of a neutralizing mouthwash in rehardening softened enamel. Journal Cosmetic Dent 2014:30(3) Fall:72-79, 2014.
Congratulations to Drs. Morris K, Smith N on co-authoring the article: Rationale for Caries Inhibition of Debonded Glass Ionomer Sealants: An In Vitro Study. Pediatric Dentistry; 2014 in press.
Congratulations to Drs. Do T, Church B on co-authoring the article: Cuspal Flexure, Depth-of-cure, and Bond Integrity of Bulk- fill Composites. Pediatric Dentistry; 2014 in press.
Congratulations to Drs Ahuja S, Wicks R, Selecman A on co-authoring the article: Fabrication of new restorations with a consideration of oral hygiene. J Indian Prosthodont Soc 2014; in press.
Congratulations to Drs Agnihotry A, Gill K, Ivanoff C, Kocchar R on co-authoring the article: Teaching future dentists to detect and report suspected child abuse and neglect. International Journal of Ethics, Trauma and Victimology, In press.
Congratulations to Drs Egbert N, Cagna D, Ahuja S, Wicks R on co-authoring the article: Accuracy and reliability of stitched cone beam computed tomography images. Imaging Science In Dentistry, in press.
Congratulations to Drs Jain V, Babu J, Ahuja, S, Wicks R, Garcia-Godoy F on co-authoring the article: Comparison of fungal biofilm formation on three contemporary denture base materials. Int J Experimental Dental Sci 2015; in press.
Dr. George Huang was selected as the 2015 recipient of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Distinguished Scientist Award for Pulp Biology & Regeneration Research!
Congratulations to Drs Lenahan, Wells , Scarbecz on co-authoring the article: A retrospective study of 248 pediatric oral sedations utilizing the combination of meperidine and hydroxyzine for dental treatment in Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 20l14; in press.
Congratulations to Drs Wicks , Ahuja , Jain , and Selecman on co-authoring the article: Stable thermoplastic pressure formed record bases in J Prosthet Dent 2014; in press.
Congratulations to Drs Verissimo , Santos-Filho, Tantbirojn , Versluis , Soares on co-authoring the article: Modifying the biomechanical response of mouthguards with hard inserts: a finite element study in Am J Dent 2014; in press.
Congratulations to Drs Hong , Liu , Hottel, Hoff , and Cai on co-authoring the article: Neighborhood socioeconomic context and emergency department visits for dental care in a U.S. Midwestern metropolis in J Public Health 2014; in press.
Congratulations to Drs Simon, Dehghan , Tantbirojn on co-authoring the article: A systematic approach: Performing what they learned in J Cosmetic Dent 2014;30(3)Fall:70-71, 2014.
Congratulations to Dr. Simon who published the article: Principles of adhesion and bonding., in Inside Dentistry 2014;10(Nov): 88-93.
Congratulations to Drs. Ferreira C, Babu J, Migliorati E, Stein S and Garcia-Godoy F on co-authoring: Assessment of the effect of CO2 laser irradiation on the removal of bacteria seeded on commercially available and blasted acid-etched titanium dental implants: an in vitro study. International Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Implants 2014; in press
Congratulations to Drs de Melo EV, Kauling A , Freitas SF, Cardoso AC, Ferreira CF on co-authoring: The ability of dental specialists to distinguish lateral incisor metal-free from porcelain-fused-to-metal implant supported crowns.Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2014; in press.
Congratulations to Drs Kim JW, Ha JH, Cheung GSP, Versluis A, Kwak SW, Kim HC on co-authoring: Safety of the factory preset rotation angle of reciprocating instruments. J Endod 2014; 40:1671-1675.
Congratulations to Drs Francis AV, Braxton AD, Ahmad W, Tantbirojn D, Simon JF, Versluis A on co-authoring: Cuspal flexure and extent of cure of a bulk-fill flowable base composite. Operative Dentistry, 2014 in press.
Congratulations to Drs Tylka D on co-authoring: the e-book: iOcclusion, a primer for students of occlusion. American College of Prosthodontists Task Force on Occlusion Education, 2014.
Congratulations to Dr.Farahani, her presentation:Neuropilin-1 and oral squamous cell carcinoma was accepted for the poster and the poster discussion session on drug targets during the West Cancer / University of Tennessee Health Science Center- 2014 Cancer Research Symposium on November 4, 2014, Germantown, TN.
Congratulations to Dr. Ivanoff, he has been invited to participate as a plenary lecturer at the Anniversary Scientific Conference at the Medical University of Plovdiv in May 2015.
Congratulations to Drs. Ahuja, Babu, Wicks, Garcia-Godoy and Tipton on their paper recently accepted for publication: Cytotoxic effects of three denture base materials on gingival epithelial cells and fibroblasts: An in vitro study. International Journal of Experimental Dental Science (IJEDS) 2014; in press.
Congratulations to Dr. Hottel, who just received a grant of $340,000 from TicTocStop, Inc., to conduct a clinical study on the use of oral appliances in mitigating severity, frequency of motor and vocal tics. The study is titled:Cranio-Facial Relationship Manipulation with an Oral Appliance Mitigating the Severity and Frequency of Motor Tics Associated with Neuro-Psychiatric Disorders such as Tourette Syndrome and Chronic Tic Disorder
Dr. Shahrabi-Farahani contributed to the chapter: "Role of Scaffolds in Dentistry - From Conventional to
Modern Innovative Biomaterials", in the eBook:
Frontiers in Biomaterials: The Design, Synthetic Strategies and Biocompatibility of Polymer Scaffolds for Biomedical Application. Editors: S Cao & H Zhu.
Dr. Azim A, co-authored the article: Azim A, Deutsch A, Solomon C. The prevalence of middle mesial canals in mandibular molars following guided troughing under high magnification - an in vivo investigation. J Endod 2014; in press.
Dr. Tylka D co-authored the article: A Systematic Review of Systematic Reviews of the Efficacy of Stabilization Splints in the Management of Patients with TMD, on the American Equilibration Society website, 2014.
Congratulations to Dr. Edward Harris: Volume 26 issue 3 of the Dental Anthropology Journal is called the, Edward Harris Tribute Volume.
Drs Tantbirojn and Versluis, co-authored the article: Tantbirojn D, Fernando C, Versluis A. Failure strengths of composite additions and repairs. Operative Dentistry, in press.
Drs. Williams, Ballard, Woods and Anderson’s presentation: Campus to Community Partnerships: Building Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Learning Experiences has been accepted at the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants FallFest Conference2014 in Gatlinburg, TN, October 6-10, 2014.
Dr. Versluis co-authored the article: ‘Screw-in’ tendency of rotary nickel-titanium files due to design geometry. International Endodontic Journal 2014; in press. Lee CJ, Ha JH, Versluis A, Kwak SW, Byeon K, Kim HC.
Drs Livada, Fine, and Shiloah co-authored the publication: Root amputation: A new look into an old procedure in the journal New York J Dent 2014;80:24-29.
Dr. Caplan has been invited to present: An attorney’s view of the bite mark admissibility in United States courts at the American Association of Forensic Sciences Scientific Session in Seoul, South Korea in October 2014.
Dr. Rawal has been invited to present: Intraosseous (central) sebaceous adenocarcinoma at the College of American Pathologists 2014 meeting in Chicago, IL in September.
Dr. Huang co-authored the article: Immunohistochemical and Histochemcial Analysis of Newly Formed Tissues in Root Canal Space Transplanted with Dental Pulp Stem Cells Plus Platelet-rich Plasma featured in the Journal of Endodontics 2014; in press.
Dr. Huang co-authored the book chapter: Chapter: Regenerative Endodontics (Revitalization/Revascularization)Mineral Trioxide Aggregate: Properties and Clinical Applications, in the book Mineral Trioxide Aggregate: Properties and Clinical Applications, 2014:141-176, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Drs. Tantbirojn and Versluis helped co-author the article: Effect of photo-activation timing on mechanical properties of resin cements and bond strength off fiberglass posts to root dentin featured in Operative Dentistry, 2014; in press.
Drs. Thomas,Scarbecz,Christian co-authored the article: The incidence and pattern of maxillofacial injuries in helmeted vs. non-helmeted motorcycle accident victims featured in, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2014; in press.
Drs. Dehghan, Harrison, Scarbecz, and Langham co-authored the article: Implementation of the "comprehensive care" educational model: student survey at University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, in the Journal of Dental Education, 2014; in press.
Drs. Suliman, Trojan, Tantbirojn, and Versluis co-authored the article: Enamel loss following ceramic bracket debonding: A quantitative analysis in vitro featured in Angle Orthodontist, 2014; in press.
Drs. Tantbirojn and Versluis co-authored the article: Effect of occlusal loading and mechanical properties of composite resin on stress generated in posterior restoration featured in Am J Dent, 2014; in press.
Dr. Ferriera co-authored the article: Revalence of peri-implant diseases – Part 1 in the journal Dentistry 2014; 4:238.
Dr.Garcia-Godoy co-authored the article: Effect of cryopreservation on the characteristics of dental pulp stem cells of intact deciduous teeth featured in: Arch Oral Biol, 2014; 59:970-976.
Drs. Tantbirojn, Simon, and Versluis co-authored the article: Cuspal flexure, depth-of-cure, and bond integrity of bulk-fill composites featured in Pediatric Dentistry, 2014; in press.
Dr.Rawal co-authored the article: Desmoplastic fibroma of the mandible: A series of three cases and review of literature, in Head and Neck Pathology, 2014; in press.
Dr.Hong co-authored the article: Infant breast-feeding and childhood caries: A nine-year study in the journal Pediatric Dentistry, 2014;36:342-347.
Dr. Ivanoffco-authored the article: Deletion syndrome 22q13: What the dentist should know to manage children with Phelan-McDermid syndrome effectively featured in the Journal of Tennessee Dental Association, 2014;94:15-18.
Dr. Garcia-Godoy co-authored the publication: Clinical and radiographic outcomes of partial caries removal restorations performed in primary teeth in the journal, Am J Dent 2014;27:68-72.
DrsDehghan, Tantbirojn, Versluis and D-4 student PJ Stanley co-authored the publication: Investigation of treatment options to minimize the effects of acid erosion on enamelin the journal Gen Dent 2014 July/Aug; 62(4):e30-e33.
Drs Habib , Hottel, and Hong co-authored the article: Antimicrobial effects of non-thermal atmospheric plasma as a novel root canal disinfectant in the journal Clin Plasma Med 2014; in press.
Dr.Huang co-authored the article: Regeneration of the dentine–pulp complex with revitalization/revascularization therapy: challenges and hopes in the journalInt Endod J 2014;47:713-724.
DrsOwens and Phebus co-authored the publication: Effects of carbonated cola beverages, sports and energy drinks and orange juice on primary and permanent enamel dissolution, in the journal Austin J Dent 2014;1:1-7
Dr.Garcia-Godoy co-authored the publication: Proportion and extent of manifestation of molar-incisor-hypomineralizations according to different phenotypes, in the journal J Public Health Dent 2014;74:42-49.
Drs Habib, Hottel and Hong co-authored the publication: Prevalence and risk factors of dental erosion in American children. J Clin Pediatr Dent 2013;38:143-148.
Drs Simon and George co-authored the publication: Factors for successful composite restorations. Inside Dent 2014; 10:60-69.
Drs FerreiraandWicks co-published the article: Occlusal Rehabilitation of Pseudo-Class III Patient in the journal J Prosthodontics 2014, in press.
Dr Karunagaran co-published the article: Nanometer-scale features on micrometer-scale surface texturing: A bone histological, gene expression, and nanomechanical study in the journal of Bones 2014, in press.
Congratulations to Dr. Caplan for being invited to speak at the Application of Forensic Dentistry session at the BIT Conference in Hainan Province, China in November 2014.
Drs Stamatacos and Hottel co-published the article: The Advantages of the Photolysis of Hydrogen Peroxide Utilizing LED Light as a Hydroxyl Radical-Based Disinfection Methodology for Photo Eradication of Dental Plaque Biofilms in the Austin Journal of Dentistry 2014, in press.
Dr. Migliorati CA co-published the article: Oral and dental late effects in survivors of childhood cancer: a Children's Oncology Group report. Support Care Cancer 2014; in press.
Drs Swati, Wicks, and Brandt co-published the article: Extraction, Bone reduction, immediate placement and immediate loading of implants in the mandible-Case Report. Dentistry Today 2014, In press.
Dr. Ahuja co-published the article: An easy and predictable technique to register the Retruded Contact Position (RCP) using a disposable jaw relation recording device. Compend Contin Educ Dent 2014; in press.
Drs Huang and Garcia-Godoy co-published the article: The missing concepts in de novo pulp regeneration. J Dent Res 2014; in press.
Drs Ross and Hottel co-published the article: Efficacy of Philips Sonicare AirFloss compared to manual flossing: An in vitro study in J Tenn Dent Assoc 2014; in press.
Dr. Garcia-Godoy co-published the article: The effect of electrical treatment on cyclic fatigue of NiTi instruments. Scanning 2014; in press.
Dr. Garcia-Godoy co-published the article: Randomized clinical trial of adhesive restorations in primary molars. 18-month results. Am J Dent 2013 Dec;26(6):351-355.
Dr. Ahuja co-published the article: Fabrication of definitive implant supported removable restorations with a consideration of esthetic and restorative space". Dentistry Today 2014; in press.
Dr. Garcia-Godoy co-published the article: Respiratory diseases are associated with molar-incisor-hypomineralizations. Swiss Dent J 2014;124:286-293.
Dr. Shahrabi-Farahani co-published the article:. Neuropilin1 expression correlates with differentiation status of epidermal cells and cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas. Laboratory Invest 2014; in press.
Drs Lea, McBride and Hottel co-published the article: Changes in the clinical training of dental students at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. JSDA (AR State Dental Association), in press.
Drs Azim and Huang co-published the article: Acquisition of anatomical parameters concerning molar pulp chamber landmarks using CBCT. J Endod 2014; in press.
Drs Ferreira, Babu, Tipton, and Hottel co-published the article: Assessment of the effect of chemical agents used in dentistry on the removal of Porphyromonas gingivalis and Escherichia coli from sandblasted acid-etched titanium dental implants: an in vitro study. J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2014; in press.
Dr. Garcia-Godoy co-published the article: Neural crest-derived dental stem cells - Where we are and where we are going. J Dent 2014; in press.
Drs Garcia-Godoy and Scarbecz co-published the article:. Biol Trace Elem Res 2014; Apr 4; in press.
Dr. Garcia-Godoy co-published the article: Incomplete caries removal and indirect pulp capping in primary molars: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Dent 2013;26:196-200.
Drs Ivanoff, Hottel, and Garcia-Godoy co-published the article: Breaking the fluoride diffusion barrier with combined dielectrophoresis and AC electroosmosis. Am J Dent 2013;26:228-236.
Dr. Wells co-published the article: Gender shifts and effects on behavior guidance. Pediatr Dent 2014;36:138-144.
Drs Tantbirojn, Dondaldson and Versluis co-published the article: Microleakage of composite and two types of glass ionomer restorations with saliva contamination at different steps. Pediatr Dent 2014;36:14-17.
Dr. Garcia-Godoy co-published the article: Correlation between long-term in vivo amalgam restorations and the presence of heavy elements in the dental pulp. J Trace Elem Med Biol 2014;28:200-204.
Recent graduate of the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences Master's of Science in Biomedical Sciences - Laboratory Management program, Robyn Bills, was presented with the Sigma Xi Excellence in Student Research Award upon graduating in December 2013. The title of her project was "Real-time PCR analysis of P53 and CD82 gene expression in oral cancer cell lines." This project was completed in the Bioscience Research Lab under the guidance of microbiologist, Dr. Yanhui Zhang and Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy.
Sigma Xi is the world's largest fraternity of professional research scientists and engineers, and boasts over 200 Nobel Laureates.
Drs Ragain and Deuring published the following article: Dental amalgam: Still a good restorative material option for complex restorations in molar teeth. J Dent Oral Disord Ther 2014;2(2), 2.
Dr. DeSchepper published the following article: Dental Anatomy Review for Dental Students. MedEdPORTAL; 2014. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9721.
Dr. Migliorati co-published the following article: MASCC/ISOO clinical practice guidelines for the management of mucositis secondary to cancer therapy. Cancer 2014.
Drs Ross and Hottel published the following article: Efficacy of Philips Sonicare AirFloss compared to manual flossing: An in vitro study. J Tenn Dent Assoc 2014.
Dr. Garcia-Godoy F co-published the following article: The effect of electrical treatment on cyclic fatigue of NiTi instruments. Scanning 2014; in press.
Dr. Garcia-Godoy F, co-published the following article: andomized clinical trial of adhesive restorations in primary molars. 18-month results. Am J Dent 2013 Dec;26(6):351-355.
Dr. Migliorati co-published the following article: The intersection of oral medicine and interprofessional education (IPE). Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology 2014; in press.
Dr. Ahuja co-published the following article: Fabrication of definitive implant supported removable restorations with a consideration of esthetic and restorative space. Dentistry Today 2014; in press.
2013 - 2014
Dr. Garcia-Godoy co-published the following article: GINI Plus 10 Study Group. Respiratory diseases are associated with molar-incisor-hypomineralizations. Swiss Dent J 2014;124:286-293.
Dr. Shahrabi-Farahani co- published the following article: Neuropilin1 expression correlates with differentiation status of epidermal cells and cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas. Laboratory Investigation, 2014 in press.
Drs Lea McBride and Hottel published the following article: Changes in the Clinical Training of Dental Students at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. JSDA (AR State Dental Association), 2014 in press.
Congratulations to Dr. George Huang, Department of Bioscience Research, for being appointed to the editorial board of the journal Stem Cell Research and Therapy this past February 2014.
Congratulations to Dr. Dan Tylka, Department of Prosthodontics, for being appointed to the editorial board of The Journal of Craniomadibular & Sleep Practice this past February 2014.
Drs James Ragain and William Deuring, Department of Restorative Dentistry, just published their editorial titled: Dental Amalgam: Still a good restorative material option for complex restorations in molar teeth, in the J Dent Oral Disord Ther 2014;2(2), 2.
Drs Sarah Gibb, Antheunis Versluis, Daranee Tantbirojn and Swati Ahuja just published their article titled: Comparison of polymerization shrinkage of pattern resins, in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 2014; in press.
Drs Martha Wells, Daranee Tantbirojn, and Antheunis Versluis published their article titled: Depth of cure of sealants polymerized with high-power light emitting diode curing lights, in the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2014; in press.
Dr. Barry Owens editorial title: Evidenced-Based Dentistry: Goals for the Profession and Common Misconceptions on January 26th, 2014 in symbiosisonlinepublishing.org
Dr. Jegdish Babu had the following article published in the Journal of Periodontal Research: Shim E, Babu J. Glycated albumin, produced in diabetic hyperglycemia, promotes monocyte secretion of inflammatory cytokines and bacterial adherence to epithelial cells. J of 2014; in press.
Dr. Georgre Huang had the following article published in Photomedicine and Laser Surgery: Al Shahrani M, DiVito E, Hughes CV, Nathanson D, Huang G T-J. Enhanced removal of Enterococcus faecalis biofilms in the root canal using sodium hypochlorite plus photon induced photoacoustic streaming: An in vitro study. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery 2014; in press.
Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy recently published the following article in American Journal of Dentistry: Hosoya Y, Ando S, Otani H, Yukinari T, Miyazaki M, Garcia-Godoy F. Ability of Barrier Coat S-PRG coating to arrest artificial enamel lesion in primary teeth. Am J Dent 2013; 26:286-290.
Drs Jeffery Phebus and Barry Owens recently published this article in General Dentistry: Phebus JG,Owens BM, de Rijk W, Davis A, Johnson WW. Fracture Resistance Of Permanent Anterior Incisors Using Fiber Reinforced Composite Posts. General Dentistry (in press); March/April 2014.
Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy recently published this article in Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry: CTrushkowsky RD, Garcia-Godoy F. Dentin Hypersensitivity: Differential Diagnosis, Tests, and Etiology. Compend Contin Educ Dent 2014;35:99-103.
Drs Andrew Johnson, Antheunis Versluis, Daranee Tantbirojn and Swati Ahuja published the following article in the Journal of Prosthodontic Research: Johnson A, Versluis A, Tantbirojn D, Ahuja S. Fracture Strength of CAD/CAM Composite and Composite-Ceramic Occlusal Veneers. Accepted by Journal of Prosthodontic Research.
Drs. Tony Wicks and Werner Shintaku, along with postdoc student Andrew Johnson, had an article accepted for publication
in the Journal of Prosthodontics: Wicks RA, Shintaku WH, Johnson AC. Three-dimensional location of the retaining screw axis for a cemented
single tooth implant restoration. J Prosth. 2012; in press.
Announced 07 Feb 2012
Dr. Anthony Versluis just had an article accepted for publication: Kanjanaouthai A, Mahatumarat K, Techalertpaisarn
P, Versluis A. Effect of the inclination of a maxillary central incisor on periodontal stress:
Finite element analysis. The Angle Orthodontist. 2012; in press.
Announced 07 Feb 2012
Drs. James Simon and Laura Darnell just had a new paper published. Simon JF, Darnell LA. Considerations for Proper Selection of Dental Cements. Compendium. 2011;33(1):28-36.
Announced 24 Jan 2012
Drs. Chris Ivanoff, Timothy Hottel, and Franklin Garcia-Godoy just had an article accepted in the prestigious journal, Electrophoresis. Ivanoff CS, Hottel TL, Garcia-Godoy F Dielectrophoresis: a model to transport drugs directly into teeth. Electrophoresis. 2012; in press.
Announced 13 Jan 2012
Drs. Jegdish Babu and Jacob Shiloah just had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology.
Babu J, Cohen B, Shiloah J, Ofek I. Inhibition of Streptococcus gordonii Metabolic Activity in Biofilm by Cranberry
Juice High Molecular Weight Component. J Biomed Biotech. 2012; in press.
Announced 13 Jan 2012
The International College of Dentists presented Dr. H. Clifton Simmons, Editor of the Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association, with The Golden Pen Award, Division 2 for Outstanding Article, which is an award presented to the editor of a publication that contains an article or series of articles that is of current importance to the dental profession. The award was given to Dr. Simmons for the article titled, “Regenerative Dentistry: Translating Advancements in Basic Science Research to the Dental Practice,” which was submitted by Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. and his collaborator, Dr. Peter Murray, Ph.D., who is a professor at Nova Southeastern University. The article was featured in the Fall 2010 issue of the Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association.
Announced 10 Jan 2012
Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy is the lead author on a paper recently published in Dental Traumatology. Garcia-Godoy F, Murray PE. Recommendations for using regenerative endodontic procedures in permanent immature traumatized teeth. Invited Review. Dental Traumatology. 2012;28:33-41.
Announced 8 Jan 2012
Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy just had a paper accepted for publication in the Scanning, the premier journal for scanning microscopy. Saghiri MA, Lotfi M, Garcia-Godoy F, Mehrvazfar P, Sobhani MA, Rezaie S, Asgar K. The effect of some fluids on surface oxidation of stainless steel endodontic files and amount of iron ion as a product of corrosion. Scanning. 2012;in press.
Announced 6 Jan 2012
Drs. Versluis-Tantbirojn and Versluis had two articles published in the November/December 2011 issue of Pediatric Dentistry:
- Parco TM, Tantbirojn D, Versluis A, Beiraghi S. Microleakage of Self-etching Sealant on Noncontaminated and Saliva-contaminated Enamel. Ped Dent. 2011;33(7):479-483(5).
- Alsaffar A, Tantbirojn D, Versluis A, Beiraghi S. Protective Effect of Pit and Fissure Sealants on Demineralization of Adjacent Enamel. Ped Dent. 2011;33(7):491-495(5).
Announced 20 Dec 2011
Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy had an article published in the most recent edition of the European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. Cardoso-Silva E, Barberia E, Ramos Atances HA, Maroto M, Hernandez A, Garcia-Godoy F. Microbiological analysis of gingivitis in pediatric patients under orthodontic treatment. Euro J Paedia Dent. 2011;12(4).
Announced 5 Dec 2011
Drs. Scott Hollis, Laura Darnell, and Timothy Hottel recently had an article published in the Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association. Hollis W, Darnell LA, Hottel TL. Computer Assisted Learning: A New Paradigm in Dental Education. J Tenn Dent Assoc. 2011;91(4):14-18.
Announced 5 Dec 2011
Drs. Maurice Lewis, Waletha Wasson, Mark Scarbecz, Mary Aubertin, Marjorie Woods, and the late Wisdom Coleman had an article published in the most recent issue of the Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association. Lewis MW, Wasson W, Scarbecz M, Aubertin MA, Woods M, Coleman W, Himel VT, Gravely-Griffin T. Tennessee Smiles: The UT Grassroots Oral Health Outcome Initiative. J Tenn Dent Assoc. 2011;91(4):20-9.
Announced 5 Dec 2011
Drs. Swati Rawal, Mustafa Dabbous, and David Tipton had an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Periodontology Research. Rawal SY, Dabbous MKh, Tipton DA. Effect of cannabidiol on human gingival fibroblast extracellular matrix metabolism: MMP production and activity, and production of fibronectin and transforming growth factors ß. J Periodont Res. 2011; in press. * This research was funded by a grant from the UT College of Dentistry Alumni Endowment Fund.
Announced 14 Oct 2011
Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy will have a chapter published in the latest edition of the textbook The Dental Pulp. Murray PE, Garcia-Godoy F. “Stem Cells and Regeneration of the Pulpodentin Complex.” In: Seltzer and Bender, The Dental Pulp. 2011, Quintessence Publishing, Berlin.
Announced 13 Oct 2011
Drs. Daranee Versluis-Tantbirojn and Anthony Versluis just had a paper published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Campodonico CE, Tantbirojn D, Olin PS, Versluis A. Cuspal deflection and depth of cure in resin-based composite restorations filled by using bulk, incremental and transtooth-illumination techniques. J Am Dent Assoc. 2011 Oct;142(10):1176-82.
Announced 13 Oct 2011
Drs. Chris Ivanoff and Timothy Hottel just had a paper accepted for publication in Food and Chemical Toxicology. Ivanoff CS, Ivanoff AE, Hottel TL. Gallium poisoning: A rare case report. Food and Chemical Toxicology. 2011;in press.
Announced 13 Oct 2011
Drs. Scott Hollis, Laura Darnell, Timothy Hottel, and Janet Harrison had an article published in the recent issue of the Journal of the Arkansas Dental Association. Hollis W, Darnell LA, Hottel TL, Harrison J. The latest advances in dental simulation at the University of Tennessee. JASDA. 2011;83(2):37-38.
Announced 5 Oct 2011
Drs. Chris Ivanoff, Timothy Hottel, and Franklin Garcia-Godoy recently had an article accepted for publication in the American Journal of Dentistry. Ivanoff CS, Hottel TL, Garcia-Godoy F, Riga AT. Dielectrophoresis enhances the whitening effect of carbamide peroxide on enamel. Am J Dent. 2011; in press.
Announced 4 Oct 2011
Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy recently had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Toxicology. Ausiello P, Cassese A, Miele C, Beguinot F, Garcia-Godoy F, Di Jeso B, Ulianich L. Cytotoxicity of dental resin composites: an in vitro evaluation. J Applied Toxicol. 2011; in press.
Announced 4 Oct 2011
Dr. Edward Harris was the sole author on an article recently published in Angle Orthodontist. Harris EF. Sex Differences in esthetic treatment needs in American Black and White adolescent orthodontic patients. Angle Orthodontist. 2011 Sep;81(5):743-749.
Announced 30 Sep 2011
Dr. Cesar Migliorati is the author on a paper recently accepted for publication. Martins MA, Martins MD, Lascala CA, Curi MM, Migliorati CA, Tenis CA, Marques MM. Oral Oncology. In Press.
Announced 30 Aug 2011
Dr. Edward F. Harris recently had an article published: Edgar HJH, Daneshvari S, Harris EF, Kroth PJ. Inter-observer agreement on subjects’ race and race-informative characteristics. PLoS ONE 2011:6(8)1-8.
Announced 30 Aug 2011
Dr. Liang Hong recently had an article published: Hong L, Levy SM, Warren JJ, Broffitt B. Amoxicillin use during early childhood and fluorosis of later developing tooth areas. J Pub Health Dent. 2011; 71(3):229-235.
Announced 25 Aug 2011
Updated: Alumni Endowment Grant Guidelines!
At the July, 2011 Alumni Board Meeting, changes were approved for the Alumni Endowment Grant Guidelines. The guidelines are effective in the October 2011 cycle forward
Announced 24 August 2011
Dr. Jim Simon was recently included in the “Roundtable” in the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, July/August 2011, in a discussion on “The Amalgam Controversy: Where do we go from here?” in conjunction with Drs. Christensen and Strassler.
Announced 9 August 2011
Dr. Edward Harris former faculty member Dr. Ann Smith, and former Pediatric Dentistry resident, Jeff Evans, recently had a paper published. Harris EF, Evans JB, Smith AS. Bilateral asymmetry of tooth formation is elevated in children with simple hypodontia. Arch Oral Biol. 2011 Jul;56(7):687-94.
Announced 27 July 2011
Dr. Cesar Migliorati just had a paper published: Nicolatou-Galitis O, Papadopoulou E, Sarri T, Boziari P, Karayianni A, Kyrtsonis MC, Repousis P, Barbounis V, Migliorati CA. Osteonecrosis of the jaw in oncology patients treated with bisphosphonates: prospective experience of a dental oncology referral center. Oral Surg Oral Med oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2011 May 28 [Epub ahead of print].
Announced 19 July 2011
Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy recently had an article accepted for publication, which is the result of 28 years of follow-up to case studies published by his father in 1951. Mendoza-Mendoza A, Solano-Reina E, Iglesias-Linares A, Garcia-Godoy F. Retrospective long-term evaluation of autotransplantation of premolars to the central incisor region. Int Endod J, in press.
Announced 11 July 2011
Drs. Sid Stein, Eva Dean, Swati Rawal and David Tipton recently had an article published in the Journal of Periodontal Research: Stein SH, Dean IN, Rawal SY, Tipton DA. Statins regulate interleukin -1beta-induced RANKL and osteoprotegerin production by human gingival fibroblasts. J Periodont Res. 2011 Aug;46(4):483-90.
Announced 6 July 2011
Congratulations to the following faculty who had articles published in the latest issue of the Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association:
- Antonelli, J, Hottel TL, Siegel SC, Darnell LA. The acrylic resin transfer coping technique for making accurate interocclusal records. J Tenn Dent Assoc. 2011;91:17-23
- Rosebush M, Rao SK, Samant S, Gu W, Handord C, Pfeffer LM, Nosrat CA. Oral Cancer: Enduring characteristics and emerging trends. J Tenn Dent Assoc. 2011;91:24-29.
- Stein SH, Tipton DA. Vitamin D and its impact on oral health - An update. J Tenn Dent Assoc. 2011;91:30-35.
- Versluis A, Versluis-Tantbirojn D. Filling cavities or restoring teeth? J Tenn Dent Assoc. 2011;91:36-42.
Announced 16 June 2011
Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy and former chair of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Lina Cardenas, just published a book chapter. Cardenas L, Garcia-Godoy F, Splieth CH. Pulpectomy. In: Splieth CH, Revolutions in Pediatric Dentistry. Chapter 15, Quintessence Publishing Company. Berlin. 2011.
Announced 4 May 2011
Dr. Anastasios Karydis recently had an article published online, ahead of print, in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology: Martin A, Liu S, David V, Li H, Karydis A, Feng JQ, Quarles LD. Bone proteins PHEX and DMP1 regulate fibroblastic growth factor Fgf23 expression in osteocytes through a common pathway involving FGF receptor (FGFR) signaling. FASEB J. 2011 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print].
Announced 3 May 2011
Dr. Daranee Versluis-Tantbirojn and Dr. Antheunis Versluis recently had an article published in Quintessence International:Tantbirojn D, Chongvisal S, Augustson DG, Versluis A. Hardness and postgel shrinkage of preheated composites. Quintessence Int. 2011 Mar;42(3):e51-9.
Announced 3 May 2011
Drs. Swati Ahuja and David Cagna had an article published: Ahuja SA, Cagna DR. Classification and management of restorative space in edentulous implant overdenture patients. J Prosthet Dent. 2011;105:332-337.
Announced 3 May 2011
Congratulations to Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy, who received an award as former President of the IADR/AADR Cariology Division “For Promotion of Dental Research World-Wide.” Dr. Godoy received this award at the joint meeting of the International American and Canadians Associations for Dental Research, which was held in San Diego in March 2011.
Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy recently had a paper accepted for publication: Shin DH, Yun DI, Park MG, Ko CC, Garcia-Godoy F, Kim HI, Kwon YH. Influence of DPSS Laser on Polymerization Shrinkage and Mass Change of Resin Composites. Photomed Laser Surg. 2011 Mar 21. [Epub ahead of print].
Drs. David Tipton, Mustafa Dabbous, and Edwin Thomas (Bioscience Research) were recently elected to the Executive Committee of the American Association of Oral Biologists (AAOB) for the period of March 2011-March 2013.
- Dr. David Tipton - Secretary/Treasurer
- Dr. Mustafa Dabbous - Elected Program Director
- Dr. Edwin Thomas - Chair, Awards Committee
Congratulations to these three professors!
Congratulations to Drs. Swati Ahuja and Russell Wicks for their recent book chapter: Ahuja SA, Wicks RA. Shielding Techniques and Mouthguards. Dental Horizons, Essentials of Oral Health. PARAS MEDICAL, 1st Ed., 2011:22-30.
Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy recently had a paper published in Clinical Oral Investigations: Kühnisch J, Bücher K, Henschel V, Albrecht A, Garcia-Godoy F, Hickel R, Heinrich-Weltzien R. Diagnostic performance of the Universal Visual Scoring System (UniViSS) on occlusal surfaces. Clin Oral Invest. 2011;15:215-223.
Dr. Melody Barron has been invited to give a lecture to the Pulmonology Fellows at UTHSC in the Sleep Medicine Module. Her lecture “Sleep, Oral Appliances for OSA - the Physician/Dentist Connection” will be on Tuesday, April 26th.
Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy recently had two articles published in the February issue of the American Journal of Dentistry.
- Pecie R, Krejci I, Garcia-Godoy F, Bortolotto T. Noncarious cervical lesions - a clinical concept based on the literature review. Part 1: Prevention. Am J Dent. 2011 Feb;24(1):49-56.
- Sword RJ, Sword JJ, Brackett WW, Tay FR, Pashley DH, Garcia-Godoy F. New method of measuring water permeability of adhesive resin films. Am J Dent. 2011 Feb;24(1):20-4.
Dr. Liang Hong recently had a paper published in Public Health Reports: Hong L, Ahmed A, McCunniff M, Liu Y, Cai J, Hoff G. Secular trends in hospital emergency department visits for dental care in Kansas City, Missouri, 2011-2006. Public Health Reports. March-April 2011;126:210-219.
Dr. Daranee Versluis-Tantbirojn and Dr. Antheunis Versluis recently had a paper published: Tantbirojn D, Pfeifer CS, Braga RR, Versluis A. Do low-shrink composites reduce polymerization shrinkage effects? J Dent Res. 2011 Jan 31 [Epub ahead of print].
Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy (Dept. of Bioscience Research) recently had two papers published in the American Journal of Dentistry:
Park JK, Hur B, Ko CC, Garcia-Godoy F, Kim HI, Kwon YH. Effect of light-curing unites on the thermal expansion of resin nanocomposites. Am J Dent. 2010 Dec;23(6):331-4
Garcia-Godoy A, Garcia-Godoy F. Effect of an 8.0% arginine and calcium carbonate in-office desensitizing paste on the shear bond strength of composites to human dental enamel. Am J Dent. 2010 Dec;23(6):324-6.
UT College of Dentistry Student Research Day, Feb. 15, 2011
The Student Research Day for the College of Dentistry was held on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at the Student Alumni Center (SAC) on the UTHSC campus in Memphis. Thirty-one students presented their summer research projects in twenty-six poster and table clinics. Read more
Dr. Mark Scarbecz (Dept. of Bioscience Research) recently had a paper published in Journal of Dental Education: Scarbecz M, Russell CK, Shreve RG, Robinson MM, Scheid CR. Faculty development to improve teaching at a health sciences center: A needs assessment. J Dent Educ. 2011 Feb; 75(2):145-159. PMID: 21293037
Dr. Timothy Hottel (Dept. of Prosthodontics) has been invited to Las Vegas, Nevada to give a presentation at the International Congress of Oral Implantologists Winter meeting, to be held February 10-13, 20111.
The following articles by UT faculty were published in the most recent issue of the Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association (Volume 90, Issue 3, Fall, 2010)
- Garcia-Godoy F, Murray PE. Regenerative Dentistry: Translating Advancements in Basic Science Research to the Dental Practice, pp. 12-18
- Hottel TL, Antonelli J, Darnell LA. Tensile Bond Strength of Three Dual-Cure Bonding Systems, pp. 20-23
- DiFiore PM, Bowen SE. Cemento-osseous Dysplasia in African-American Men: A Report of Two Clinical Cases, pp. 26-28
Drs. Anthony Versluis and Daranee Tantbirojn-Versluis recently had a paper published in Dental Materials: Versluis A, Tantbiojn D, Lee MS, Tu LS, Delong R. Can hygroscopic expansion compensate polymerization shrinkage? Part I. Deformation of restored teeth. Dent Mater. 2010 Oct 20. [Epub ahead of print].
Dr. Anthony Versluis (Department of Bioscience Research) recently had a paper published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.: da Silva NR, Rapos LHA, Versluis A, Fernandes-Neto A J, Zoares CJ. The effect of post, core, crown types, and ferrule presence on biomechanical behavior of endodontically treated bovine anterior teeth. J Prosthet Dent. 2010 Nov; 104(5):306-17.
Dr. Cesar Migliorati (Department of Biologic and Diagnostic Sciences) recently had a paper accepted for publication in Nature Reviews Endocrinology.: Migliorati C, Epstein J, Abt E, Berenson J. Osteonecrosis of the jaw and bisphosphonates in cancer: A narrative review. Nat Review Endocrionol.2010.
We are excited to welcome new employees to our dental research team:
- Antheunis Versluis, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Biomaterials, Department of Bioscience Research
- Daranee Versluis Tantbirojn, D.D.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry
- Yanhui Zhang, Ph.D., Research Associate, Department of Bioscience Research
- Kimberly DeMonaco, R.D.H., Clinical Research Associate, Department of Bioscience Research
Dr. James Simon recently presented a poster (Tensile bong strength of ceramic crowns using resin
cement) at the 25th Celebration of CEREC, which took place in Las Vegas on August
26th-28th. Dr. Simon presented this poster with two D4 students: Jennifer Hill and Nathaniel Hill. This poster won 1st place at the meeting.
Congratulations to Dr. Simon and the two D4 students!
Dr. Liang Hong (Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health) recently had an article
published in the European Journal of Oral Sciences.
Ritts AC, Li H, Yu Q, ZU C, Yao X, Hong L, Wang Y. Dentin surface treatment using a non-thermal argon plasma brush for interfacial bonding improvements in composite restoration. Euro J Oral Sci. Oct 2010; 118(5):510-6.
Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy recently had an article accepted for publication in Dental Materials. This is a research study for which Dr. Godoy has been working for the past 10 years
with German research collaborators.
Garcia-Godoy F, Karmer N, Feilzer AJ, Frankenberger R. Long-term degradation of enamel and dentin bonds: 6-year results in vitro vs. in vivo.
Drs. Harry H. Mincer, Jahanzeb Chaudhry and Mark Scarbecz have published in the Journal of Forensic Science: Angel JS, Mincer HH, Chaudhry J, Scarbecz M. Cone-beam Computed Tomography for Analyzing Variations in Inferior Alveolar Canal Location in Adults in Relation to Age and Sex* J Forensic Sci. 2010 Jul 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 20666920
Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy recently had an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Prosthodontics.
Ayad MF, Maghrabi AA, Garcia-Godoy F. Relationship of margin design for fiber-reinforced composite crowns to compressive fracture resistance. Aug 2010 [Epub ahead of print].
Dr. Cimara Ferreira recently had an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Oral Implantology.:
Souza JG, Bianchini M, Ferreira CF. Relationships between smoking and bleeding on probing. Aug 2010 [Epub ahead of print].
Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy recently had an article published in the Journal of Applied Oral Science.
Garcia F, Murray PE, Garcia-Godoy F, Namerow KN. Effect of aquatine endodontic cleanser on smear layer removal in the root canals of ex vivo human teeth. 2010 Aug; 18(4):403-8. Based on this study, the FDA awarded Puricore FDA approval for use of Aquatine as an endodontic irrigant.
Dr. Christopher Nosrat and his lab members and collaborators, among others Drs. Shailaja Kishan Rao and Molly Rosebush, had an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.:
Rao SK, Pavicevic Z, Du Z, Kim JG, Fan M, Jiao Y, Rosebush M, Samant S, Gu W, Pfeffer LM, Nosrat CA. Pro-inflammatory genes as biomarkers and therapeutic targets in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Aug 2010 [Epub ahead of print]. http://www.jbc.org/cgi/doi/10.1074/jbc.M110.150490
Dr. Swati Ahuja and Dr. David Cagna (Department of Prosthodontics) recently had an article published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry:
Ahuja S, Cagna DR. Defining available restorative space for implant overdentures. J Prosth Dent. Aug 2010; 104(2):133-6.
Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy has an article in press in the journal Dental Materials. Long-term degradation of enamel and dentine bonds: 6-year results in vitro vs. un vivo. Dent Mater, in press (2010). (Garcia-Godoy F, Kramer N, Feilzer AJ, Frankenberger R).
Drs. David Tipton and Mustafa Kh. Dabbous recently had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Periodontal Research. Effect of bisphosphonates on human gingival fibroblast production of mediators of osteoclastogenesis: RANKL, OPG, and IL-6. J Periodont Res. 2010. [in press]. (Tipton DA, Seshul BA, Dabbous MK).
This manuscript is a result of Dr. Seshuls Master of Dental Science research project. Dr. Seshul was mentored by Dr. Tipton while he was a resident in Periodontology. For this research, Dr. Seshul awas a finalist in the 2008 Balint Orban Memorial Competition, sponsored by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP).
The Spring 2010 issue of the Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association (Volume 90, Issue 2, Spring 2010) contains four papers written by UT College of Dentistry faculty:
- The oral biopsy: Indications, technique and special considerations
Drs. Molly Rosebush, K. Mark Anderson, Swati Rawal, Harry Mincer, and Yeshwant Rawal
- Effects of an oral health education program for pregnant women
Dr. Lina Cardenas
- Developing a fixture level cast for implants with interfering axial convergence
Drs. Swati Ahuja, Russell Wicks, and Robert Brandt
- Quick and easy: Indirect fabrication of composite veneers
Drs. Kenneth King and Llewellyn Powell
Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy recently had a paper published in Lasers in Medical Science journal. Diode-pumped solid-state laser for bonding orthodontic brackets: effect of light intensity and light-curing time. Lasers Med Sci. 2010 June 8 [Epub ahead of print]. (Kim YO, Park SB, Son WS, Ko CC, Garcia-Godoy F, Kim HI, Kwon YH).
Dr. David Cagna had a paper published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Annual review of selected scientific literature: Report of the Committee on Scientific Investigation of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. J Prosthetic Dent. 2010. 104(1):13-47. (Donovan TE, Becker W, Cagna DR, Hilton TJ, Rouse J).
Dr. Garcia-Godoy was recently awarded an R56 from NIDCR for $135,202 to continue his research project on biocompatibility of restorative treatments. He also recently received $100,000 from Procter & Gamble to support research in the College of Dentistry.
Dr. Garcia-Godoy recently had a research article published in the American Journal of Dentistry Sealing properties of a calcium aluminate agent. J Am Dent 2010;23:121-124. (Pameijer CH, Zmener O, Alvarez Serrano S, Garcia-Godoy F).
Dr. Liang Hong recently accepted a faculty position at UT in Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health. We are very excited to have Dr. Hong as part of the College of Dentistry as he will be an asset in both academics and dental research. Dr. Hong will begin at UT on July 1st.
Dr. Cesar Migliorati recently had a research article published in JADA: How patients lack of knowledge about oral bisphosphonates can interfere with medical and dental care. J Am Dent Association 2010; 141; 562-566. (Migliorati CA, Mattos K, Palazzolo MJ).
After nine years of service to the UT College of Dentistry, Dr. Waldemar De Rijk will be retiring at the end of June 2010.
Dr. Adam Lloyd recently received the Edward M. Osetek Educator Award, recognized by the American Association of Endodontists as one of the organizations highest awards at its 2010 Annual Session in San Diego, CA. Dr. Lloyd is the 16th recipient of this award and has earned the esteem and respect of peers and students. Dr. Lloyd also recently received the Excellence in Teaching Award presented by the UT Student Government Association Executive Council for his expertise in preclinical education.
Students in the College of Allied Health Sciences recognized Dr. John S. Covington with the presentation of the Excellence in Teaching Award presented through the UT Student Government Association Executive Council for his strong desire and interest in the professional development of students.
Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy recently had two article submissions accepted for publication:
Diagnostic performance of the universal visual scoring system (UniVISS) on occlusal surfaces. Clin Oral Investig. 2010 Mar 11. [Epub ahead of print]. (Kühnisch J, Bücher K, Henschel V, Albrecht A, Garcia-Godoy F, Mansmann U, Hickel R, Heinrich-Weltzien R).
Effect of lactic acid irrigant on shear bond strength of Epiphany adhesive sealer to human detin surface. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol, Endod. 2010; 109:e100-e106. (Ayad MF, Faraf AM, Garcia-Godoy F).
Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy has been invited to present a 2-hour lecture at the International Dental Federation (FDI) meeting in Brazil this September. Session Title: Management of the Pedodontic Patient A Current Evidence-Based Approach.
Dr. Mark Scarbecz recently had an article published in Transformative Dialogues: teaching and learning eJournal (2010; Mar: 3(3)), Assessing teaching activities on an academic health science center campus. (Russell CK, Shreve R, Hofmann P, Scarbecz M, Scheid C, Brescia W, Schwab C, Robinson MM).
Dr. Adam Lloyd, with the support of Dr. Peter DiFiore (Interim Co-Chair), has officially completed the application for UT CoD to host a post-graduate endodontic program.
The Scientific Advisory Committee of the 2010 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) North America has named Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy as Chair of the Craniofacial and Dental Tissue Engineering session. This conference will be held in Orland, FL on December 6-8, 2010.
Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy recently had an article published in Cell Tissue Restoration (2010; Mar 23) [Epub ahead of print]: Osteogenic differentiation of stem cells derived from human periodontal ligaments and pulp of human exfoliated deciduous teeth. (Chadipiralla K, Yochim JM, Bahuleyan B, Huang CY, Garcia-Godoy F, Murray PE, Stelnicki EJ). Drs. Garcia-Godoy and Huang hold a patent for this process.
The Tennessee Smiles Program, initiated by Dr. Waletha Wasson, is currently featured on the Tennessee Alumnus Website .
Drs. Akira Ito, Irina Vukmanovic Nosrat, and Christopher Nosrat recently had an article published in Neuroscience Letters (2010 Mar 8; 471(3):189-94): Taste cell formation does not require gustatory and somatosensory innervation, Ito, A, Nosrat IV, Nosrat CA.
Dr. Laura Darnell recently had an article published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2010 Jan; 141(1):7-15): Variations in the mechanical properties of Alouatta palliate molar enamel, Darnell LA, Teaford MF, Livi KJ, Weihs TP.