Research in the Spotlight

In this section, we highlight a selection of the recent research produced by faculty and students at the Dugoni School. A larger list of published research can be found on the Publications page. 

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The (Potentially Preventable) Cost of Care

This study looked at rates and costs of surgical oral care for children enrolled in Medicaid.

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A SMART Restoration Technique

A technique to halt decay and seal teeth in a single appointment using two products.

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The Mouth's Immune Response to Bacteria

Researchers find that fusobacterium nucleatum sets off a cascade of responses by the immune system in the mouth.

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Caring for Patients Who Use Meth

Research aimed at mitigating the negative effects of methamphetamine use and improving patient care.

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Orafacial Pain

Categorizing types of pain to help dentists avoid unnecessary treatments, provide lasting relief.

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Avoiding Needlesticks

A modified technique for administering anesthesia.

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Anesthesia Injection Research Garners Awards

Students Robin Lambert and Riddhima Suri are receiving notice for research exploring a modified technique to administer anesthetic.

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Detection of Early-Stage Oral Cancer by Dental Hygienists

A survey assessing dental hygienists' knowledge and ability to detect early-stage lesions, and the factors that impact their success rate.

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Phototoxicity of Liposomal Zn- and Al-Phthalocyanine

How effective are they against cervical and oral squamous cell carcinoma cells in vitro?

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Effect of Root Canal Treatment with Novel Tool

A study looking at how teeth handle stress loads after a root canal performed using particular methods and tools.

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Improving the Medical Curriculum

How best to prepare dental students to treat patients with medically complex conditions?

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Dental Caries: An Update on Dental Trends and Therapy

A review of caries risk assessment in children, and the role of oral health professionals and other medical professionals.