Dr. Kolker joined the College of Dentistry in 2005 after completing a research fellowship at the University of Michigan and a PhD in oral science at Iowa as an NIDCR Dentist-Scientist. She is an associate professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry.
Dr. Kolker is director of 082:122, Operative Dentistry I, a freshman course. She is also a clinical instructor for sophomore, junior and graduate students in the Department of Operative Dentistry.
She participates in intramural dental practice in the Department of Operative Dentistry.
Dr. Kolker's current interests include early caries clinical detection and root caries classification using the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS). Dr. Kolker also actively incorporates ICDAS into the dental curriculum at Iowa.
1: Coe JM, Best AM, Warren JJ, McQuistan MR, Kolker JL, Isringhausen KT. Service-learning's impact on dental students' attitude towards community service. Eur J Dent Educ. 2014 Aug 21. doi: 10.1111/eje.12113. PubMed PMID: 25142286; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4336626.
2: Kolker JL. Middle-aged (45 to 64 years) persons may have different factors associated with root caries than older adults (= 65). J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2013 Dec;13(4):185-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2013.10.011. Epub 2013 Oct 11. PubMed PMID: 24237748.
3: St-Pierre L, Bergeron C, Qian F, Hernández MM, Kolker JL, Cobb DS, Vargas MA. Effect of polishing direction on the marginal adaptation of composite resin restorations. J Esthet Restor Dent. 2013 Apr;25(2):125-38. doi: 10.1111/jerd.12020. Epub 2013 Mar 19. PubMed PMID: 23617387.
4: Amer RS, Kolker JL. Restoration of root surface caries in vulnerable elderly patients: a review of the literature. Spec Care Dentist. 2013 May-Jun;33(3):141-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1754-4505.2012.00302.x. Epub 2012 Dec 5. Review. PubMed PMID: 23600986.
5: Chankanka O, Levy SM, Marshall TA, Cavanaugh JE, Warren JJ, Broffitt B, Kolker JL. The associations between dietary intakes from 36 to 60 months of age and primary dentition non-cavitated caries and cavitated caries. J Public Health Dent. 2012 Nov 8. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2012.00376.x. PubMed PMID: 23134446.
6: Chankanka O, Cavanaugh JE, Levy SM, Marshall TA, Warren JJ, Broffitt B, Kolker JL. Longitudinal associations between children's dental caries and risk factors. J Public Health Dent. 2011 Fall;71(4):289-300. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2011.00271.x. Epub 2011 May 31. PubMed PMID: 22320287; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4353577.
7: Chankanka O, Marshall TA, Levy SM, Cavanaugh JE, Warren JJ, Broffitt B, Kolker JL. Mixed dentition cavitated caries incidence and dietary intake frequencies. Pediatr Dent. 2011 May-Jun;33(3):233-40. PubMed PMID: 21703076; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3690298.
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Dr. Kolker is a member of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry; the American Board of Dental Public Health; the International and American Association for Dental Research; the Academy of Operative Dentistry; the American Dental Education Association; and the American Dental Association. Dr. Kolker is vice president of the American Board of Operative Dentistry, and she is a member of the ICDAS Coordinating Committee.