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David Berzins, B.S., Ph.D. (Profile)
david.berzins@marquette.edu

Research Interests

  • Thermal analysis of dental materials
  • Setting mechanisms in dental materials
  • Electrochemical properties of dental alloys

Active Projects

  • MTA and calcium silicate cement setting mechanisms
  • Resin-modified glass-ionomer setting reaction competition
  • Properties and structure of nickel-free stainless steel wires
  • Nickel titanium mechanical, electrochemical, and thermal properties

Selected Publications

Ninan E, Berzins DW. Torsion and bending properties of shape memory and superelastic nickel-titanium rotary instruments. J Endod. 2013 Jan;39(1):101-4.

 

Thomas JT, Roberts HW, Diaz L, Bradley TG, Berzins DW. Effect of light-cure initiation time on polymerization efficiency and orthodontic bond strength with a resin-modified glass-ionomer. Orthod Craniofac Res. 2012 May;15(2):124-34.

 

Sarantopoulos DM, Beck KA, Holsen R, Berzins DW. Corrosion of CoCr and NiCr dental alloys alloyed with palladium. J Prosthet Dent. 2011 Jan;105(1):35-43.

 

Berzins DW, Roberts HW. Phase transformation changes in thermocycled nickel-titanium orthodontic wires. Dent Mater. 2010 Jul;26(7):666-74.

 

Chedella SC, Berzins DW. A differential scanning calorimetry study of the setting reaction of MTA. Int Endod J. 2010 Jun;43(6):509-18.

 

Berzins DW, Abey S, Costache MC, Wilkie CA, Roberts HW. Resin-modified glass-ionomer setting reaction competition. J Dent Res. 2010 Jan;89(1):82-6.

 

 

 

 

Pradeep Bhagavatula, B.D.S., M.P.H., M.S.
pradeep.bhagavatula@marquette.edu

Research Interests

  • Dental Health Services Research

  • Epidemiology of Oral Diseases

Active Projects

  • Patterns of utilization of dental services by children and adolescents enrolled in public and private insurance programs in Wisconsin

  • Role of candidate gene polymorphisms, environmental factors, and their interactions in etiology of dental fluorosis

Selected Publications

Bhagavatula P, Xiang Q, Szabo A, Eichmiller F, Kuthy RA, Okunseri CE. Rural-urban differences in dental service use among children enrolled in a private dental insurance plan in Wisconsin: analysis of administrative data. BMC Oral Health. 2012 Dec 21;12:58.


Bhagavatula P, Xiang Q, Eichmiller F, Szabo A, Okunseri C. Racial/ethnic disparities in provision of dental procedures to children enrolled in Delta Dental insurance in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. J Public Health Dent. 2012 Sep 13.

 

 

T. Gerard Bradley, B.D.S., M.S., DrMedDent
thomas.bradley@marquette.edu

Research Interests

  • Orthodontic materials
  • Evidence-based clinical outcomes

Active Projects

  • Coated orthodontic wires
  • Mechanical properties of clear aligner systems
  • Ceramic brackets and bonding characteristics.

Selected Publications

Bradley TG, Berzins DW, Valeri N, Pruszynski J, Eliades T, Katsaros C. An investigation into the mechanical and aesthetic properties of new generation coated nickel-titanium wires in the as-received state and after clinical use. Eur J Orthod. 2013 Jul 19. doi:10.1093/ejo/cjt048

 

Bradley TG. Changes in orthodontic treatment modalities in the past 20 years: exploring the link between technology and scientific evidence. J Ir Dent Assoc. 2013 Apr-May;59(2):91-4.

 

Bradley TG, Bosio JA, Grauer D. Residents' journal review. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2013 May;143(5):599-601.

 

Chang Y, Koenig LJ, Pruszynski JE, Bradley TG, Bosio JA, Liu D. Dimensional changes of upper airway after rapid maxillary expansion: a prospective cone-beam computed tomography study. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2013 Apr;143(4):462-70.

 

 

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Andrew R. Dentino, B.S., D.D.S., Ph.D. (Profile)
andrew.dentino@marquette.edu

Research Interests

  • Plaque control, mechanical & chemical
  • Antimicrobial / anti-adhesive polymer systems
  • Treatment of periodontitis & peri-implantitis with local drug delivery

Active Projects

  • Anti-adhesive anionic polymers as anti-plaque agents
  • Phase 3 Clinical Trial Employing Minocycline Microspheres in the Treatment of Peri-implantitis

Selected Publications

Dentino, AR, S. Lee, J. Mailhot, and A. Hefti. Principles of Periodontology. Periodontology 2000 2013; 61 (1): 16-53.

 

Raj, P.A. and A.R. Dentino, Denture Polymers with Antimicrobial Properties: A Review of The Development and Current Status of Anionic Poly(methylmethacrylate) Polymers. Journal of Future Science: Future Medicinal Chemistry,2013; 5(14), 1635–1645.

 

 

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Cesar D Gonzalez, D.D.S., M.S.
cesar.gonzalez@marquette.edu

Research Interests

  • Oral health in children
  • Caries risk assessment in children

Active Projects

  • Oral health in Head Start populations

Selected Publications

Roucka TM, Gonzalez CD. Call of duty. Gen Dent. 2013 Jan-Feb;61(1):20-2.

 

Okunseri C, Okunseri E, Gonzalez CD, Visotcky A, Szabo A. Erosive Tooth Wear and Consumption of Beverages Among Children in the United States. Caries Res 2011;45:130-135 (DOI: 10.1159/000324109)

 

Loyola-Rodriguez JP, Villa-Chavez C, Patino-Marin N, Aradillas-Garcia C, Gonzalez CD, De la Cruz-Mendoza E. Association between Caries, Obesity and Insulin Resistance in Mexican Adolescents.

J Clin Pediatr Dent, 36(1):49-54, 2011

 

Gonzalez CD, Okunseri C. Senior Dental Student’s Experience with Cariogram in a Pediatric Clinic. J Dent Educ. 2010 74: 123-129.


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Brian D. Hodgson, D.D.S.
brian.hodgson@marquette.edu

Research Interests

  • Near infra-red phototherapy
  • Evidence-based clinical outcomes
  • Patients with Special Health Care Needs
  • Cancer therapy-induced oral mucositis

Active Projects

  • Panoral vs. Intra-oral Bitewing radiographs for caries detection
  • Molar-Incisor Hypomineralization
  • Third molar development in 8 year old children

Selected Publications

Migliorati C, Hewson I, Lalla RV, Antunes HS, Estilo CL, HODGSON B, Fontana Lopes NN, Schubert MM, Bowen J, Elad S. Systematic review of laser and other light therapy for the management of oral mucositis in cancer patients. Supportive Care in Cancer, 2013;21:333-341

HODGSON BD, Margolis DM, Salzman DE, Eastwood D, Tarima S, Williams LD, Sande JE, Vaughan WP, Whelan HT. Amelioration of oral mucositis pain by NASA near infra red light emitting diodes in bone marrow transplant patients. Supportive Care in Cancer, 2012;20(7):1405-1415.

 

HODGSON BD, Pyszka B, Henry MM, Buchman E, Whelan HT. Effect of Photobiomodulation on Vinblastine Poisoned Murine HERS Cells. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, 2011;29(4):233-7.

 

Hong CH, Napeñas JJ, HODGSON BD, Stokman MA, Mathers VM, Elting LS, Brennan MT. A systematic review of dental disease in patients undergoing cancer therapy. Supportive Care in Cancer, April 2010;18:1007-21.

 

Vergotine RJ, HODGSON B, Lambert L. Pulp polyp associated with a natal tooth: case report. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 2009;34(2):161-4.

HODGSON BD, Davies K, Gonzalez, CD. The acrocallosal syndrome: A literature review and case report. Journal of Dentistry for Children (Chic) 2009 May-Aug;76(2):170-7.

 

 

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Lisa J. Koenig, B.CH.D., D.D.S., M.S.
lisa.koenig@marquette.edu

Research Interests

  • CBCT applications in the dental specialties
  • Role of accessory canals in perineural tumor spread
  • Tele-educational system for radiographic interpretation

Active Projects

  • CBCT applications for companion animals
  • Tools to Improve Outcomes of Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Retromolar foramen and perineural tumor spread
  • Bitewing comparative study

Selected Publications

Soukup JW, Miles CR, Dress R, Koenig LJ, Snyder CJ, Hetzel S, Schwarz T. Comparison of the diagnostic image quality of the canine maxillary dentoalveolar structures obtained by cone-beam computed tomography and 64-multidetector computed tomography. In submission.

 

Chang Y, Koenig LJ, Pruszynski JE, Bradley TG, Bosio JA, Liu D. Dimensional changes of upper airway after rapid maxillary expansion: a prospective cone-beam computed tomography study. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2013 Apr;143(4):462-70.

M. Wu, X. Zhang, L. Koenig, J. Lynch, T. Wirtz, E. Mao and L. Ying (2009), Web-based Training Method for Interpretation of Dental Images, Journal of Digital Imaging (DOI: 10.1007/s10278-009-9223-7)

 

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Dawei Liu, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. (Profile)
dawei.liu@marquette.edu

Research Interests

  • Vibration and ultrasound to modulate bone remodeling
  • Induction of external apical root resorption
  • Mechanotransduction in bone
  • Biomechanics in clinical orthodontics and adult patient treatment

Active Projects

  • Mechanotransduction in bone
  • Roles of mechanical factors in external apical rooth resorption during orthodontic tooth movement

Selected Publications
    Liu D, Genetos DC, Shao Y, Gesit DJ, Li J, Ke HZ, Turner CH, Duncan RL. Activation
    of extracellular-signal regulated kinase (ERK1/2) by fluid shear is Ca(2+)- and

    ATPdependent in MC3T3-E1 osteoblasts. Bone 2008;42:644-652.

    Liu D, Ou ZS. Low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) induces opposite metabolic
    responses of osteocytes versus cementoblasts in vitro. J Musculoskeletal Neuronal
    Interact 2007;7(4):364-365.

 

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Denis P. Lynch, D.D.S., Ph.D.
denis.lynch@marquette.edu

Research Interests

  • Mucocutaneous disorders
  • Oral premalignancy
  • Oral viral infections
  • Xerostomia

Active Projects

  • Photodynamic therapy for treatment of oral leukoplakia
  • Antigen specific therapy for bullous pemphigoid

Selected Publications
    Lynch DP. Oral Manifestations of Viral Diseases. In: Tyring SK, editor. Mucosal
    Immunology and Virology. New York: Springer Verlag; 2006; p. 99-156.

    Koenig LJ, Lynch DP, Yancey KB. Segmental odontomaxillary dysplasia presenting
    with facial hypertrichosis, commissural lip clefting and hyperlinear palms. Pediatr
    Dermatol 2008;25(4):491-492.

 

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Christopher Okenseri, B.D.S., M.Sc. (Profile)
christopher.okunseri@marquette.edu

Research Interests

  • Oral Epidemiology and Oral Health Disparities
  • Health Services Research: Service delivery, Access to care, Policy and Cost/Quality of care
  • Oral Health Prevention and Health Promotion

Active Projects

  • Dental care and emergency departments
  • Dental service utilization in Children, Adolescents and Adults
  • Preventive Care Services

Selected Publications

Okunseri C, Okunseri E, Fischer MC, Sadeghi SN, Xiang Q, Szabo A. Nontraumatic dental condition-related visits to emergency departments on weekdays, weekends and night hours: findings from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care survey. Clin Cosmet Investig Dent. 2013 Sept 2(5):69-76.

 

Okunseri C, Okunseri E, Garcia RI, Vistocky A, Szabo A. Predictors of dental care use: findings from the national longitudinal study of adolescent health. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Nov 53(5):663-70.

 

Okunseri C, Okunseri E, Chilmaza CA, Harunani S, Xiang Q, Szabo A. Racial and ethnic variations in waiting times for emergency department visits related to nontraumatic dental conditions in the United States. J Am Dent Assoc. 2013

Jul 144(7):828-36.

 

Bhagavatula P, Xiang Q, Szabo A, Eichmiller F, Kuthy RA, Okunseri CE. Rural-urban differences in dental service use among children enrolled in a private dental insurance plan in Wisconsin: analysis of administrative data. BMC Oral Health.2012 Dec21;12:58.

 

 

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Soni Prasad, B.D.S., M.S., F.A.C.P.
soni.prasad@marquette.edu

Research Interests

  • Implant outcome measures
  • Titanium
  • CBCT based implant planning

Active Projects

  • Clinical trial, “A Prognostic Model for Implant Restorations Based on Clinical and Patient Information.”

 

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Thomas W. Radmer, B.S., D.D.S., M.A. (Profile)
thomas.radmer@marquette.edu

Research Interests

  • Forensic odontology
  • Casual random blood glucose screening
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Diabetes and oral healthcare

Active Projects

  • Arch width and ethnicity
  • Quantification of characteristics of the human dentition
  • Teaching random casual blood glucose screening
  • Displacement of the anterior teeth in the maxilla and mandible

Selected Publications
    Johnson LT, Blinka D, VanScotter-Asbach P, Radmer T. Quantification of the Individual
    Characteristics of the Human Dentition: Methodology. J Forensic Identification 2008;
    July/August 58(4):409-417.

    Vergase S, Kimmel A, Radmer T, Bradley TG, Bahcall J. In Vitro Evaluation of the XR-
    150 X-Ray Unit for Forensic Odontology. J Forensic Odontostomatol 2004;22:5-8.

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Ezedin M. Sadeghi, D.D.S., M.S.
ezedin.sadeghi@marquette.edu

Research Interests

  • Head and neck syndromes
  • Clinical and histopathologic evaluation of the odontogenic lesions
  • Clinical investigation of oral mucosal lesions

Active Projects

  • Monthly report of selected clinical cases of oral lesions in WDA monthly publication
  • Investigation on oral cancer
  • Investigation on clinical behavior of odontogenic tumors

Selected Publications
    Sadeghi E, Koenig LJ, Clark D. Intrabony neurilemmoma: diagnosis and management.
    JADA 1998;129(6):729-732. Review.

    Sadeghi E, Hawkins P, Chang C, Row R. Mantle Cell Lymphoma of the Hard Palate:
    A case report and review of the differential diagnosis based on the histomorphology
    and immunophenotyping pattern, Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod
    2003;96(9):316-320.

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Amir Seifi, D.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D.

amir.seifi@marquette.edu


Research Interests

  • Oral Cancer
    • Oral cancer awareness
    • Oral cancer prevention
    • Oral cancer risk assessment

Active Projects

  • Oral cancer awareness among MUSOD patients

Selected Publications
Seifi A, Weaver EM, Whipple ME, Ikoma M, Farrenberg J, Huang ML, Vieira J.

The lytic activation of KSHV during keratinocyte differentiation is dependent upon a suprabasal position, the loss of integrin engagement, and calcium, but not the interaction of cadherins.

 

 

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Gary L. Stafford, D.M.D
gary.stafford@marquette.edu

Research Interests

  • Evidence-based Dentistry
  • Dental Education Costs and Benefits

Active Projects

  • Dental School Administrative Structures: A Comparison
  • Dental Education Costs: A White Paper

Selected Publications

Johnson, LT., Radmer, TW., Juetter, DC., Corliss, GF., Stafford, GL., Wirtz, TS., Groffy, RL., Thulin, JD., Ahn, KW., Visotky, AE., “Replication of known dental characteristics in porcine skin: emerging technologies for the imaging specialist.” (Accepted for publication 10.31.13) NCJIS.gov Dec 2013

 

Stafford, GL., “Fostering collaboration with an evidence-based decision making model designed for curricular change.”  Journal of Dental Education (Accepted for publication 04.19.13)

 

 

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Geoffrey A. Thompson, D.D.S., M.S.
geoffrey.thompson@marquette.edu

Research Interests

  • Dental materials
  • Standards

Active Projects

  • Articulated Maxillary Cast Position
  • Die space thickness with CAD and 3-D printing technology
  • Abrasive wear of zirconia glaze

Selected Publications

Thompson GA, Luo Q, Hefti A. (2013). Castability and analysis of four dental alloys following centrifugal and induction casting. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Available online 10 October 2013.

 

Schaefer O, Kuepper H, Thompson GA, Hefti AF, Guentsch A. (2013). Effect of CNC-milling on the marginal and internal fit of dental ceramics: a pilot study. Dental Materials, 29, 851-858.

 

Schaefer O, Kuepper H, Sigusch BW, Thompson GA, Hefti AF, Guentsch A. (2013). Three-dimensional fit of lithium disilicate partial crowns in vitro. Journal of Dentistry, 41, 271–277.

 

Hsueh CH, Thompson GA, Jadaan OM, Wereszczak AA, Becher PF. (2008). Analyses of layer-thickness effects in bilayered dental ceramics subjected to thermal stresses and ring-on-ring tests.  Dental Materials, 24, 9-17.

 

Co-author, International Organization for Standardization. (2008). ISO 6872: 2008: Dental ceramic. Geneva, Switzerland: Author.

 

Wood M, Thompson GA, Agar J. (2007). A comparison of debonding strengths of four metal-ceramic systems with and without opaque porcelain.  The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 97, 141-149.

 

Thompson GA. (2003). Determining the fatigue parameters and Weibull estimates of bilaminate disks by constant displacement-rate flexural testing. Dental Materials, 20, 51-62.

 

Thompson GA. (2000). Influence of relative layer heights and testing method on the fracture mode and origin in a bilayered dental ceramic composite. Dental Materials, 16(4), 235-243.

 

Thompson GA, Schwartz JM. (1997). Oral rehabilitation of a patient with amelogenesis imperfecta. Journal of Prosthodontics, 6(4), 257-264.

 

 

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Jeffrey M. Toth, B.S.Eng., Ph.D. (Profile)
jeffrey.toth@marquette.edu

Research Interests

  • Tissue engineering
  • Bone grafts and bone graft substitutes
  • Osteoinductive substances and materials
  • Retrieval and implant analyses

Active Projects

  • Delivery of osteoinductive proteins on implants
  • Pre-clinical testing of orthopaedic and dental biomaterials
  • Retrieval analysis of explanted spine devices and dental implants

Selected Publications

Roberts HW, Toth JM, Berzins DW, Charlton DG. Mineral Trioxide Aggregate: A Versatile Biomaterial for Endodontic Treatment. Dent Mat 2008;24:149-164.

 

Al Jabbari YS, Fournelle RA, Ziebert G, Toth JM, and Iacopino AM. Mechanical Behavior and Failure Analysis of Prosthetic Retaining Screws after Long-Term Use In-vivo. Parts I through IV. J Prosth Dent 2008;17:149-210.

 

Brekke JH and Toth JM. Principles of Tissue Engineering Applied to Programmable Osteogenesis. J Biomed Mat Res: Appl Biomat 1998;43(4):380-398.

 

 

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