Dr. McQuistan joined the College of Dentistry as a visiting professor in 2004 and became an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive & Community Dentisty in 2005 and an associate professor in 2013.
Dr. McQuistan teaches primarily third- and fourth-year predoctoral didactic and clinical classes. She is the course director of the community-based extramural programs and provides clinical teaching in the Geriatric and Special Needs Clinic. Dr. McQuistan also participates with the graduate curriculum.
Dr. McQuistan works in the Geriatric and Special Needs Clinic and also in faculty practice.
Dr. McQuistan is currently involved in two main areas of research: oral health literacy and the longitudinal outcomes of community-based clinical activities (extramural programs). Her past research has included studying the Iowa general dentists' referral of children from ages 0-14 to pediatric dentists, and the use of sports sponsorship in tobacco advertising. She supervises residents, pre-doctoral, and undergraduate students.
1: McQuistan MR, Qasim A, Shao C, Straub-Morarend CL, Macek MD. Oral health knowledge among elderly patients. J Am Dent Assoc. 2015 Jan;146(1):17-26. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2014.10.002. Epub 2014 Dec 18. PubMed PMID: 25569494.
2: 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.
3: Major N, McQuistan MR, Qian F. Association of community-based dental education components with fourth-year dental students' clinical performance. J Dent Educ. 2014 Aug;78(8):1118-26. PubMed PMID: 25086144.
4: McQuistan MR, Mohamad A, Kuthy RA. Association between dentists' participation in charitable care and community-based dental education. J Dent Educ. 2014 Jan;78(1):110-8. PubMed PMID: 24385530.
5: Kuthy RA, Jennings AD, McQuistan MR, Marshall TA, Qian F. Influence of minor children and contribution to household income on work hours of female dentists. J Public Health Dent. 2013 Summer;73(3):245-51. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12022. Epub 2013 May 14. PubMed PMID: 23668978.
6: McKernan SC, Kuthy RA, Momany ET, McQuistan MR, Hanley PF, Jones MP, Damiano PC. Geographic accessibility and utilization of orthodontic services among Medicaid children and adolescents. J Public Health Dent. 2013 Winter;73(1):56-64. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12006. Epub 2013 Jan 4. PubMed PMID: 23289856; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4114349.
7: Crawford JF, McQuistan MR, Williamson AE, Qian F, Potter KS. Should endodontists place dental implants? A national survey of general dentists. J Endod. 2011 Oct;37(10):1365-9. doi: 10.1016/j.joen.2011.06.002. Epub 2011 Jul 28. PubMed PMID: 21924183.
8: Shelley JJ, McQuistan MR, Delacruz G, Marshall TA, Momany ET. Significant indicators of intent to leave among Army Dental Corps junior officers. Mil Med. 2011 Jun;176(6):631-8. PubMed PMID: 21702379.
9: Johnsen DC, Marshall TA, Finkelstein MW, Cunningham-Ford MA, Straub-Morarend CL, Holmes DC, Armstrong SR, Aquilino SA, Sharp HM, Solow CM, McQuistan MR. A model for overview of student learning: a matrix of educational outcomes versus methodologies. J Dent Educ. 2011 Feb;75(2):160-8. PubMed PMID: 21293038.
10: Kuthy RA, McQuistan MR, Heller KE, Riniker-Pins KJ, Qian F. Dental students' perceived comfort and future willingness to treat underserved populations: surveys prior to and immediately after extramural experiences. Spec Care Dentist. 2010 Nov-Dec;30(6):242-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1754-4505.2010.00161.x. Epub 2010 Oct 19. PubMed PMID: 21044104; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3003618.
11: Pendharkar B, Levy SM, McQuistan MR, Qian F, Squier CA, Slach NA, Aquilino ML. Fourth-year dental students' perceived barriers to providing tobacco intervention services. J Dent Educ. 2010 Oct;74(10):1074-85. PubMed PMID: 20930238.
12: McQuistan MR, Kuthy RA, Qian F, Riniker-Pins KJ, Heller KE. Dentists' treatment of underserved populations following participation in community-based clinical rotations as dental students. J Public Health Dent. 2010 Fall;70(4):276-84. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2010.00182.x. PubMed PMID: 20545828.
13: Potter KS, McQuistan MR, Williamson AE, Qian F, Damiano P. Should endodontists place implants? A survey of U.S. endodontists. J Endod. 2009 Jul;35(7):966-70. doi: 10.1016/j.joen.2009.04.021. PubMed PMID: 19567316.
14: McQuistan MR, Kuthy RA, Heller KE, Qian F, Riniker KJ. Dentists' comfort in treating underserved populations after participating in community-based clinical experiences as a student. J Dent Educ. 2008 Apr;72(4):422-30. PubMed PMID: 18381848.
15: Kuthy RA, Heller KE, Riniker KJ, McQuistan MR, Qian F. Students' opinions about treating vulnerable populations immediately after completing community-based clinical experiences. J Dent Educ. 2007 May;71(5):646-54. PubMed PMID: 17493973.
16: McQuistan MR, Kuthy RA, Daminano PC, Ward MM. General dentists' referrals of 3- to 5-year-old children to pediatric dentists. J Am Dent Assoc. 2006 May;137(5):653-60. PubMed PMID: 16739546. 17: Kuthy RA, McQuistan MR, Riniker KJ, Heller KE, Qian F. Students' comfort level in treating vulnerable populations and future willingness to treat: results prior to extramural participation. J Dent Educ. 2005 Dec;69(12):1307-14. PubMed PMID: 16352766.
18: McQuistan MR, Kuthy RA, Damiano PC, Ward MM. General dentists' referral of children younger than age 3 to pediatric dentists. Pediatr Dent. 2005 Jul-Aug;27(4):277-83. PubMed PMID: 16320430.
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Dr. McQuistan is a member of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry and the American Dental Education Association. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health.