Research: Recent Publications 

Askelson NM, Chi DL, Momany B, Kuthy RA, Ortiz C, Hanson JD, Damiano PC. Encouraging early preventive dental visits for preschool-aged children enrolled in Medicaid: using the Extended Parallel Process Model to conduct formative research. J Public Health Dent 2014;74(1):64-70 

Askelson NM, Chi DL, Hanson JD, Ortiz C, Momany B, Kuthy RA, Damiano PC. Preventive dental care utilization for preschool-aged children in Medicaid: parents’ perceptions and experiences with Medicaid dentists. J Theory Prac Dent Public Health 2014;1(3):26-31. 

Caplan DJ. Chronic apical periodontitis is more common in subjects with coronary artery disease. J Evid Base Dent Pract 2014;14:149-50.

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 and cavitated caries.  Journal of Public Health Dentistry.  2014.

Coe JM, Best AM, Warren JJ, McQuistan MR, Kolker JL, Isringhausen KT.  Service-learning’s impact on dental students’ attitude toward community service.  Eur J Dent Educ.  2014 

de Deco CP, Reis MR, Marchini AM, Rocha RF, Santos MB, Marchini L. Taste alteration, mouth dryness and teeth staining as side effects of medications taken by elderly. Brazilian Journal of Oral Science 2014;13(4):257-261.

de Paula SB, Mendonca PF, Santos MB, Santos JF, Marchini L. Evaluation of health parameters, use of drugs, and alcohol intake among an  elderly population of São José dos Campos, Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Oral Science 2014;13(1):76-82.

Do, L. G., Scott, J. A., Thomson, W. M., Stamm, J. W., Rugg-Gunn, A. J., Levy, S. M.,  Spencer, A. J. (2014). Common risk factor approach to address socioeconomic inequality in the oral health of preschool children--a prospective cohort study. BMC Public Health, 14, 429.

Francis SL, Morrissey JL, Letuchy EM, Levy SM, Janz KFSustained effects of physical activity on bone health:  Iowa Bone Development Study, Bone, 63: 95-100, 2014. 

Ghazal, T., Levy, S. M., Childers, N. K., Broffitt, B., Cutter, G., Wiener, H. W., Cavanaugh, J. (2014). Prevalence and incidence of early childhood caries among African-American children in Alabama. J Public Health Dent. 

Guzman-Armstrong S, Warren JJ, Cunningham-Ford MA, von Bergmann H, Johnsen DC. Concepts in critical thinking applied to caries risk assessment in dental education. Journal of Dental Education 2014;78(6):914-920.

Hernandez MM, Marshall TA. Reduced odds of pulpal exposure when using incomplete caries removal in the treatment of dentinal cavitated lesions. J Am Dent Assoc. 2014 

Hong L, Levy SM, Warren JJ, Broffitt B. Infant breast-feeding and childhood caries: a nine-year study.. Pediatric dentistry 2014;36(4):342-7 

Hoyle DA, Ryan PM, Hand JS, Damiano P, Schneider GB.  Retaining new dentists in Iowa: a role for dental schools in facilitating graduates' connections to practice opportunities in underserved areas.  J Dent Educ 2014 Apr; 78(4):512-9.

Janz KF, Letuchy EM, Francis SL, Metcalf KM, Burns TL, Levy SM. Objectively measured physical activity predicts hip and spine bone mineral content in children and adolescents ages 5-15 years: Iowa Bone Development Study. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne), 15;5:112. Jul. 2014.

Janz KF, Letuchy EM, Burns TL, Eichenberger Gilmore JM, Torner JC, Levy SM.  Objectively measured physical activity trajectories predict adolescent bone strength: Iowa Bone Development Study.  Br J Sports Med, 48(13): 1032-1036, 2014.

Kuthy RA, Jones MP, Kavand B, Askelson NM, Chi DL, Wehby GL, Damiano PC.  Time until first dental caries for young children first seen in community health centers.  Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2014.

Kuthy RA, McKernan S, Reynolds JC, Damiano PC.  Results of the 2013 survey of Iowa dentists: participation in the Title 19 program & other practice characteristics.  Iowa Dent J 2014; 100(3):17-24.

Levy SM, Zend Z, Shaffer JR, Crout R, Feingold E, Weeks DE, Cuenco KT, Keun M, Weyant RJ, Wang T, McNeil D, Marazita ML, Broffitt B.  Genome-wide association study of primary dentition pit-and-fissure and smooth surface caries.  Caries Research 2014.

Levy SM, Warren JJ, Phipps K, Letuchy E, Broffitt B, Eichenberger-Gilmore J, Burns TL, Kavand G, Janz K, Torner JC, Pauley CA.  Effects of life-long fluoride intake on bone measures of 15-year-olds: a prospective cohort study.  Journal of Dental Research 2014 Apr; 93(4):353-359.

Li C, Jin D, Letuchybone EM, Burns TL, Janz KF, Torner JC, Levy SM, Saha PK.  Segmentation and characterization of cortical using multi-detector CT imaging can distinguish male-female and athletes in young adults. Medical Physics 2014 

Liu Y, Jin D, Li C, Janz KF, Burns TL, Torner JC, Levy SM, Saha PK.  A robust algorithm for thickness computation at In vivo resolution and its application to human trabecular bone CT imaging.  Trans Biomed Eng, 61(7): 2057-2069, 2014.

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.

Major N, McQuistan MR¸Qian F.  Community-based dental education and clinical performance among 4th-year dental students.  J Dent Educ.  2014 Aug;78(8):1118-1126. 

Marchini L, Costa PV, Santos MB. Alcohol and Medication use among Elderly Community-Dwelling Brazilians. International Journal of Gerontology 2014 

Marchini AM, Goncalves LL, Salgado MC, Prado RF, Marchini L, Carvalho YR, Rocha RF. Alcoholic and isocaloric diet, but not ovariectomy, influence the apoptosis of bone cells within the alveolar bone crest of rats. Archives of Oral Biology 2014;59:424 

Marchini L, Silva JC, Santos JF. Factors influencing patients’ satisfaction with complete dentures: a qualitative study. Brazilian Dental Science 2014;17(2):83-88. 

Marchini L. Patients’ satisfaction with complete dentures: an update.. Brazilian Dental Science 2014;17(4):5-16. 

Marchini L, Ferreira NM, Santos MB, Santos JF. Sleep bruxism associated with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in children.. Cranio: The Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice 2014

Marshall TA. Low intake of sugars may reduce risk of dental caries.. J Evid Base Dent Prac 2014;14(2):56-58. 

Marshall TA, Straub-Morarend C, Handoo NQ, Solow C, Cunningham-Ford MA, Finkelstein MW. Integrating Critical Thinking and Evidence-Based Dentistry Across a Four-Year Dental Curriculum: A Model for Independent Learning. Journal of Dental Education 2014;78(3):359-367. 

McKernan SC, Reynolds JC, Kuthy RA, Kateeb ET, Momany ET, Adrianse NB.  The relationship between altruistic attitudes and dentists' Medicaid participation.  J Am Dent Assoc 2014 Dec 18.

McQuistan MR, Mohamed A, Kuthy RA. Association of dentists' participation in charitable care and community based dental education. Journal of Dental Education 2014;78(1):110-118 

Nashleanas BM, McKernan S, Kuthy RA, Qian F. Career influences among final year dental students who plan to enter private practice. BMC Oral Health 2014;14(1):18.

Polk DE, Geng M, Levy SM, Koerber A, Flay BR Frequency of daily toothbrushing: predictors of change in 9- to 11-year old US children.  Community Dental Health 2014 31(3):136-140.

Reynolds JC. Results of the 2013 Survey of Iowa Dentists: Participation in the Title 19 program and other practice characteristics. Iowa Dental Journal 2014;100(3):17-24.

Santos MB, Miranda BB, Marchini L. Patients Perceptions of Benefits and Risks of Complete Denture Therapy. Journal of Prosthodonticas 2014 

Schneider GB, Cunningham-Ford MA, Johnsen DC, Eckert M, Mulder M. Outcome Mapping: A Method for Dental Schools to Coordinate Learning and Assessment Based on Desired Characteristics of a Graduate. Journal of Dental Education 2014;78(9):1268-1278.

Shaffer JR, Carlson JC, Stanley BOC, Feingold E, Cooper M, Vanyukov MM, Maher BS, Slayton RL, Willing MC, Reis SE, McNeil DW, Crout RJ, Weyant RJ, Levy SM, Vieira AR, Marazita ML Effects of enamel matrix genes on dental caries are moderated by fluoride exposures.  Human Genetics 2014.

Shonka JM, Weber-Gasparoni K, Kramer KW, Warren JJ, Marshall TA, Dawson DV. Spill-proof beverage container usage among young WIC-enrolled children. Pediatric Dentistry 2014;36(3):222-227.

Stanley BOC, Feingold E, Cooper M, Vanyukov MM, Maher BS, Slayton RL, Willing MC, Reis SE, McNeil DW, Crout RJ, Weyant RJ, Levy SM, Vieira AR, Marazita ML, Shaffer JR.  Genetic association of MPPED2 and ACTN2 with dental caries.  Journal of Dental Research 2014; 93(7):626-632.

Vargas CM, Dye BA, Kolasny CR, Buckman DW, McNeel TS, Tinanoff N, Marshall TA, Levy SM. Early childhood caries and intake of 100 percent fruit juice. Data from NHANES, 199-2004. Journal of the American Dental Association 2014;145(12):1254-1261.