Scott L Tomar

Scott L Tomar,

Professor

Department: PHHP-COM EPIDEMIOLOGY
Business Phone: (312) 413-7365
Business Email: stomar@dental.ufl.edu

About Scott L Tomar

Dr. Scott Tomar is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He currently serves as Associate Dean for Prevention and Public Health Sciences at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry. Dr. Tomar has more published more than 150 journal articles and book chapters, contributed to seven reports of the US Surgeon General, and is as a consultant for numerous governmental agencies and professional organizations. He is Vice President of the American Board of Dental Public Health, the Immediate Past Chair of the American Public Health Association’s Oral Health Section and has served as President of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) and the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research Group. Dr. Tomar is a former editor of Journal of Public Health Dentistry and Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice. He has received a number of awards, including IADR’s H. Trendley Dean Distinguished Scientist Award and AAPHD’s Distinguished Service Award. He received his B.A. and D.M.D. degrees from Temple University, M.P.H. degree from Columbia University, and certificate in Dental Public Health and Dr.P.H. degree in Oral Epidemiology from The University of Michigan. Dr. Tomar is a graduate of CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service and is a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health.

Accomplishments

Jack Hein Public Service Award
2019 · American Association for Dental Research
Term Professorship Award
2017-2020 · University of Florida
Presidential Oral Health Hero Award
2017 · Florida Dental Hygienists’ Association
Community Service Award
2014 · University of Florida Health Science Center
H. Trendley Dean Distinguished Scientist Award
2011 · International Association for Dental Research
Distinguished Service Award
2004 · American Association of Public Health Dentistry

Board Certifications

  • Dental Public Health
    American Board of Dental Public Health

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-3108-1945

Publications

2021
Association of Candida albicans and Cbp+ Streptococcus mutans with early childhood caries recurrence.
Scientific reports. 11(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41598-021-90198-3. [PMID] 34031498.
2021
Dental students’ comfort discussing nutrition and obesity prevention with parents and caregivers.
Journal of dental education. 85(6):828-834 [DOI] 10.1002/jdd.12575. [PMID] 33624303.
2021
Geographic Distribution of Pediatric Dentists and Community Characteristics of Their Locations in Florida.
Journal of dentistry for children (Chicago, Ill.). 88(2):101-107 [PMID] 34321141.
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2021
Radiological evaluation of lacrimal apparatus injury after functional endoscopic sinus surgery.
The Journal of laryngology and otology. 135(3):229-233 [DOI] 10.1017/S0022215121000384. [PMID] 33641683.
2021
The health care utilization model: Application to dental care use for Black and Hispanic children
Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 81(3):188-197 [DOI] 10.1111/jphd.12430.
2021
The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Dental Care: An Integrative Literature Review.
International journal of environmental research and public health. 18(15) [DOI] 10.3390/ijerph18157865. [PMID] 34360160.
2020
Cues used by dentists in the early detection of oral cancer and oral potentially malignant lesions: findings from the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology. 130(3):264-272 [DOI] 10.1016/j.oooo.2020.05.007. [PMID] 32561250.
2020
Duration of Cigarette Smoking Is a Stronger Risk Factor Than Number of Cigarettes Smoked per Day for Head and Neck Cancer, and Quitting Dramatically Lowers the Risk.
The journal of evidence-based dental practice. 20(1) [DOI] 10.1016/j.jebdp.2020.101419. [PMID] 32381417.
2020
Hospital Inpatient Admissions of Children and Adolescents for Nontraumatic Dental Conditions in Florida.
Pediatric dentistry. 42(3):212-216 [PMID] 32522325.
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2020
Hospital use for non‐traumatic dental conditions among older adults in Florida
Gerodontology. 37(1):66-71 [DOI] 10.1111/ger.12448.
2020
Self‐reported factors associated with dental care utilization among Hispanic migrant farmworkers in South Florida
Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 80(3):186-193 [DOI] 10.1111/jphd.12364.
2020
Silver Diamine Fluoride Helps Prevent Emergency Visits in Children with Early Childhood Caries.
Pediatric dentistry. 42(3):217-220 [PMID] 32522326.
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2020
The incidence of oropharyngeal cancer and rate of human papillomavirus vaccination coverage in Florida, 2011 through 2015.
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939). 151(1):51-58 [DOI] 10.1016/j.adaj.2019.08.022. [PMID] 31902400.
2019
Dental Status and Treatment Needs of Children in Foster Care.
Pediatric dentistry. 41(3):206-210 [PMID] 31171072.
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2019
Feasibility and usability of measuring receipt of sealants in 2 states.
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939). 150(10):839-845 [DOI] 10.1016/j.adaj.2019.05.022. [PMID] 31561760.
2019
Hospital inpatient admissions for nontraumatic dental conditions among Florida adults, 2006 through 2016.
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939). 150(6):514-521 [DOI] 10.1016/j.adaj.2019.01.001. [PMID] 30955700.
2019
Impact of the promotora model on the improvement of oral health knowledge of caregivers
Revista de Salud Pública. 21(1):64-69 [DOI] 10.15446/rsap.v21n1.73770.
2019
Impact of the promotora model on the improvement of oral health knowledge of caregivers
Revista de Salud Pública. 21(1):64-69 [DOI] 10.15446/rsap.v21n1.73770.
2019
Medicaid caseload for pediatric oral health care.
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939). 150(4):294-304.e10 [DOI] 10.1016/j.adaj.2018.11.020. [PMID] 30922459.
2019
Oral cancer examinations and lesion discovery as reported by U.S. general dentists: Findings from the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network.
Preventive medicine. 124:117-123 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.03.034. [PMID] 31122615.
2019
Oral Health Effects of Combusted and Smokeless Tobacco Products.
Advances in dental research. 30(1):4-10 [DOI] 10.1177/0022034519872480. [PMID] 31538806.
2019
Oral Health Effects of Tobacco Products: Science and Regulatory Policy.
Advances in dental research. 30(1):2-3 [DOI] 10.1177/0022034519872481. [PMID] 31538807.
2019
Projecting the economic impact of silver diamine fluoride on caries treatment expenditures and outcomes in young U.S. children.
Journal of public health dentistry. 79(3):215-221 [DOI] 10.1111/jphd.12312. [PMID] 30741498.
2019
The Transnational Tobacco Industry and Oral Health
Community Dental Health. 163-168 [DOI] 10.1922/CDH\_SpecialIssueTomar06.
2019
The Transnational Tobacco Industry and Oral Health.
Community dental health. 36(2):163-168 [DOI] 10.1922/CDH_SpecialIssueTomar06. [PMID] 31046205.
2018
ADA Health Policy Institute’s methodology overestimates spatial access to dental care for publicly insured children.
Journal of public health dentistry. 78(4):291-295 [DOI] 10.1111/jphd.12285. [PMID] 30086597.
2018
Cost Estimates for Bioactive Cement Pulpotomies and Crowns in Primary Molars.
Pediatric dentistry. 40(1):51-55 [PMID] 29482683.
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2018
Estimating the Cost Savings of Preventive Dental Services Delivered to Medicaid-Enrolled Children in Six Southeastern States.
Health services research. 53(5):3592-3616 [DOI] 10.1111/1475-6773.12811. [PMID] 29194610.
2018
Interdisciplinary Community-Based Oral Health Program for Women and Children at WIC.
Maternal and child health journal. 22(11):1617-1623 [DOI] 10.1007/s10995-018-2557-3. [PMID] 29936657.
2018
Women’s sense of coherence and its association with early weaning.
Jornal de pediatria. 94(6):624-629 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jped.2017.08.007. [PMID] 29097193.
2017
Dental-Related Use of Hospital Emergency Departments by Hispanics and Non-Hispanics in Florida.
American journal of public health. 107(S1):S88-S93 [DOI] 10.2105/AJPH.2017.303746. [PMID] 28661817.
2017
Estimating Demand for and Supply of Pediatric Preventive Dental Care for Children and Identifying Dental Care Shortage Areas, Georgia, 2015.
Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974). 132(3):343-349 [DOI] 10.1177/0033354917699579. [PMID] 28358619.
2017
Hookah Use Among Florida High School Students, 2011-2014.
American journal of preventive medicine. 52(2):220-223 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.10.027. [PMID] 27931794.
2017
Measuring quality: caries-related emergency department visits and follow-up among children.
Journal of public health dentistry. 77(3):252-262 [DOI] 10.1111/jphd.12206. [PMID] 28252806.
2017
The cost-effectiveness of three interventions for providing preventive services to low-income children.
Community dentistry and oral epidemiology. 45(6):522-528 [DOI] 10.1111/cdoe.12315. [PMID] 28639259.
2016
Costs And Savings Associated With Community Water Fluoridation In The United States.
Health affairs (Project Hope). 35(12):2224-2232 [PMID] 27920310.
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2016
Oral Health Knowledge and Practices of WIC Staff at Florida WIC Program.
Journal of community health. 41(3):612-8 [DOI] 10.1007/s10900-015-0136-8. [PMID] 26699151.
2016
Policy Development Fosters Collaborative Practice: The Example of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
Dental clinics of North America. 60(4):921-42 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cden.2016.05.009. [PMID] 27671962.
2016
Quality of Physician Communication about HPV Vaccine-Letter.
Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 25(5) [DOI] 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-15-1303. [PMID] 26908431.
2016
The Impact of an Infant Oral Health Program on Dental Students’ Knowledge and Attitudes.
Journal of dental education. 80(11):1328-1336 [PMID] 27803205.
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2016
Trends in dental-related use of hospital emergency departments in Florida.
Journal of public health dentistry. 76(3):249-57 [DOI] 10.1111/jphd.12158. [PMID] 27103213.
2015
Adolescent Electronic Cigarette Use: Associations With Conventional Cigarette and Hookah Smoking.
American journal of preventive medicine. 49(2):199-206 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.02.013. [PMID] 25840880.
2015
Authors’ response.
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939). 146(12):870-1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.adaj.2015.10.016. [PMID] 26610828.
2015
Developing and testing pediatric oral healthcare quality measures.
Journal of public health dentistry. 75(3):191-201 [DOI] 10.1111/jphd.12087. [PMID] 25684132.
2015
Does the Structure of Dental Hygiene Instruction Impact Plaque Control in Primary School Students?
Journal of dental hygiene : JDH. 89(3):180-9 [PMID] 26077537.
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2015
Effect of training pediatricians and family physicians in early childhood caries prevention.
The Journal of pediatrics. 166(4):1055-61.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.12.040. [PMID] 25662286.
2015
Effects of a Brief Case Management Intervention Linking People With HIV to Oral Health Care: Project SMILE.
American journal of public health. 105(1):77-84 [PMID] 24832421.
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2015
Electronic cigarettes: the tobacco industry’s latest threat to oral health?
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939). 146(9):651-3 [DOI] 10.1016/j.adaj.2015.07.002. [PMID] 26314967.
2015
Measuring quality of dental care: Caries prevention services for children.
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939). 146(8):581-591 [DOI] 10.1016/j.adaj.2015.03.017. [PMID] 26227643.
2015
The effect of Medicaid primary care provider reimbursement on access to early childhood caries preventive services.
Health services research. 50(1):136-60 [DOI] 10.1111/1475-6773.12200. [PMID] 25039907.
2014
Randomized trial of two e-learning programs for oral health students on secondary prevention of eating disorders.
Journal of dental education. 78(1):5-15 [PMID] 24385519.
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2013
Evaluation of a theory-driven e-learning intervention for future oral healthcare providers on secondary prevention of disordered eating behaviors.
Health education research. 28(3):472-87 [DOI] 10.1093/her/cyt050. [PMID] 23564725.
2013
Evidence of emerging hookah use among university students: a cross-sectional comparison between hookah and cigarette use.
BMC public health. 13 [DOI] 10.1186/1471-2458-13-302. [PMID] 23560649.
2012
Developing and Pretesting Case Studies in Dental and Dental Hygiene Education: Using the Diffusion of Innovations Model
. 76:590-601
2012
Developing and pretesting case studies in dental and dental hygiene education: using the diffusion of innovations model.
Journal of dental education. 76(5):590-601 [PMID] 22550105.
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2012
Evaluate, assess, treat: development and evaluation of the EAT framework to increase effective communication regarding sensitive oral-systemic health issues.
European journal of dental education : official journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe. 16(4):232-8 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1600-0579.2012.00747.x. [PMID] 23050505.
2012
Evidence-based clinical recommendations regarding screening for oral squamous cell carcinomas.
Texas dental journal. 129(5):491-507 [PMID] 22779205.
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2012
Increasing the Capacity of Oral Health Students To Deliver Secondary Prevention of Disordered Eating Behaviors: Evaluation of a Theory-Based Online Training Program
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 43
2012
Selecting a comparison group for 5-year oral and pharyngeal cancer survivors: two methods.
BMC medical research methodology. 12 [DOI] 10.1186/1471-2288-12-63. [PMID] 22551236.
2012
Tobacco-use interventions delivered by oral health professionals may increase tobacco cessation rates.
The journal of evidence-based dental practice. 12(2):62-4 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jebdp.2012.03.012. [PMID] 22726778.
2011
Carbon monoxide levels among patrons of hookah cafes.
American journal of preventive medicine. 40(3):324-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amepre.2010.11.004. [PMID] 21335264.
2011
Factors for increasing adoption of e-courses among dental and dental hygiene faculty members.
Journal of dental education. 75(5):589-97 [PMID] 21546592.
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2011
Oral health-related quality of life among low-income adults living with HIV.
Journal of public health dentistry. 71(3):241-7 [PMID] 21972465.
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2011
There is weak evidence that a single, universal dental recall interval schedule reduces caries incidence.
The journal of evidence-based dental practice. 11(2):89-91 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jebdp.2011.03.006. [PMID] 21605833.
2011
Utilization of dental care services among low-income HIV-positive persons receiving primary care in South Florida.
AIDS care. 23(1):98-106 [DOI] 10.1080/09540121.2010.498861. [PMID] 21218282.
2010
Attributes of an ideal oral health care system.
Journal of public health dentistry. 70 Suppl 1:S6-14 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2010.00172.x. [PMID] 20545832.
2010
Commentary on Post et al. (2010): Snus, a cautionary reminder.
Addiction (Abingdon, England). 105(4):747-8 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.02922.x. [PMID] 20403023.
2010
Design and statistical analysis of oral medicine studies: common pitfalls.
Oral diseases. 16(3):233-41 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1601-0825.2009.01634.x. [PMID] 19874532.
2010
Evidence-based clinical recommendations regarding screening for oral squamous cell carcinomas.
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939). 141(5):509-20 [PMID] 20436098.
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2010
Influences of adult-onset diabetes on orofacial pain and related health behaviors.
Journal of public health dentistry. 70(2):85-92 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2009.00147.x. [PMID] 19765201.
2010
Non-cigarette tobacco use among women and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica. 89(4):454-464 [DOI] 10.3109/00016341003605719. [PMID] 20225987.
2010
Patterns of dual use of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco among US males: findings from national surveys.
Tobacco control. 19(2):104-9 [DOI] 10.1136/tc.2009.031070. [PMID] 20008157.
2010
Preventive oral health care in early childhood: knowledge, confidence, and practices of pediatricians and family physicians in Florida.
The Journal of pediatrics. 157(6):1018-1024.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2010.05.045. [PMID] 20655542.
2010
Smoking status and pain level among head and neck cancer patients.
The journal of pain. 11(6):528-34 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpain.2009.09.006. [PMID] 20015696.
2010
The prevalence of smokeless tobacco use remained low and unchanged among US men in 2000-2005 while smoking declined.
The journal of evidence-based dental practice. 10(3):183-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jebdp.2010.05.001. [PMID] 20797672.
2009
Changes in the oral health of US children and adolescents and dental public health infrastructure since the release of the Healthy People 2010 Objectives.
Academic pediatrics. 9(6):388-95 [DOI] 10.1016/j.acap.2009.09.018. [PMID] 19945073.
2009
Cigarette smoking does not increase the risk for early failure of dental implants.
The journal of evidence-based dental practice. 9(1):11-2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jebdp.2008.12.017. [PMID] 19269607.
2009
Dental care visits among dentate adults with diabetes and periodontitis.
Journal of public health dentistry. 69(4):284-9 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2009.00136.x. [PMID] 19552674.
2009
Dental public health: the “big picture” specialty.
The Journal of the American College of Dentists. 76(1):31-5 [PMID] 19537481.
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2009
Development and Evaluation of a Web-Based Training Program for Oral Health Care Providers On Secondary Prevention of Eating Disorders
. 73:718-729
2009
Development and evaluation of a web-based training program for oral health care providers on secondary prevention of eating disorders.
Journal of dental education. 73(6):718-29 [PMID] 19491349.
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2009
Effectiveness of a Social Marketing Media Campaign To Reduce Oral Cancer Racial Disparities
Journal of the National Medical Association. 101:774-782
2009
Effectiveness of a social marketing media campaign to reduce oral cancer racial disparities.
Journal of the National Medical Association. 101(8):774-82 [PMID] 19715040.
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2009
Factors associated with early-stage diagnosis of oral and pharyngeal cancer.
Community dentistry and oral epidemiology. 37(4):333-41 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2009.00470.x. [PMID] 19515198.
2009
Involuntary exposure to cigarette smoke may increase risk for progression of periodontitis.
The journal of evidence-based dental practice. 9(4):229-30 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jebdp.2009.05.008. [PMID] 19913745.
2009
Is smokeless tobacco use an appropriate public health strategy for reducing societal harm from cigarette smoking?
International journal of environmental research and public health. 6(1):10-24 [DOI] 10.3390/ijerph6010010. [PMID] 19440266.
2008
A review of malocclusion among individuals with mental and physical disabilities.
Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry. 28(1):19-26 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1754-4505.2008.00005.x. [PMID] 18271770.
2008
Attitudes and practices of Florida nurse practitioners on oral cancer prevention and early detection.
Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education. 23(1):57-62 [DOI] 10.1080/08858190701634722. [PMID] 18444048.
2008
Dental care visits among dentate adults with diabetes, United States, 2003.
Journal of public health dentistry. 68(2):102-10 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2007.00064.x. [PMID] 18221318.
2008
Dental Students’ Opinions and Knowledge About Caries Management and Prevention
. 72:26-32
2008
Dental students’ opinions and knowledge about caries management and prevention.
Journal of dental education. 72(1):26-32 [PMID] 18172232.
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2008
Effectiveness of Social Marketing Media Campaign To Reduce Oral Cancer Racial Disparities
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 35
2008
Metallic taste phantom predicts oral pain among 5-year survivors of head and neck cancer.
Pain. 140(2):323-331 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pain.2008.09.004. [PMID] 18845396.
2008
Oral cancer in African Americans: addressing health disparities.
American journal of health behavior. 32(6):684-92 [DOI] 10.5555/ajhb.2008.32.6.684. [PMID] 18442347.
2008
Perceived oral health status and unmet dental needs among adults in Union County.
Today's FDA : official monthly journal of the Florida Dental Association. 20(5):16-9 [PMID] 18567186.
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2008
Perspectives of African Americans and dentists concerning dentist-patient communication on oral cancer screening.
Patient education and counseling. 71(1):41-51 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pec.2007.11.011. [PMID] 18242933.
2008
Planning and evaluating community oral health programs.
Dental clinics of North America. 52(2):403-21, vii [DOI] 10.1016/j.cden.2007.11.005. [PMID] 18329451.
2008
Research Productivity of Members of Iadr Behavioral Sciences and Health Services Research Group: Relationship To Professional and Personal Factors
. 72:1142-1148
2008
Research productivity of members of IADR Behavioral Sciences and Health Services Research Group: relationship to professional and personal factors.
Journal of dental education. 72(10):1142-8 [PMID] 18923094.
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2008
Smoking increases the incidence of tooth loss and smoking cessation reduces it.
The journal of evidence-based dental practice. 8(2):105-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jebdp.2008.03.012. [PMID] 18492590.
2008
The influence of active coping and perceived stress on health disparities in a multi-ethnic low income sample.
BMC public health. 8 [DOI] 10.1186/1471-2458-8-41. [PMID] 18230164.
2007
Epidemiologic perspectives on smokeless tobacco marketing and population harm.
American journal of preventive medicine. 33(6 Suppl):S387-97 [PMID] 18021914.
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2007
Florida nurse practitioners’ attitudes and practices regarding oral cancer prevention and early detection.
Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 19(12):668-75 [PMID] 18042132.
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2007
Perceived risk of harm from cigarettes or smokeless tobacco among U.S. high school seniors.
Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. 9(11):1191-6 [PMID] 17978994.
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2007
Public Health Perspectives on Surveillance for Periodontal Diseases.
Journal of periodontology. 78 Suppl 7S:1380-1386 [DOI] 10.1902/jop.2007.060340. [PMID] 29539089.
2007
Public health perspectives on surveillance for periodontal diseases.
Journal of periodontology. 78(7 Suppl):1380-6 [PMID] 17608610.
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2007
Tobacco concerns.
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939). 138(2):154-6 [PMID] 17272367.
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2006
An assessment of the dental public health infrastructure in the United States.
Journal of public health dentistry. 66(1):5-16 [PMID] 16570745.
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2006
Dental health history forms may underreport adolescent smoking.
The journal of evidence-based dental practice. 6(3):224-6 [PMID] 17138447.
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2006
Perception of racism explains the difference between Blacks’ and Whites’ level of healthcare trust.
Ethnicity & disease. 16(4):792-8 [PMID] 17061729.
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2006
Smoking and obesity may be independent risk factors for periodontitis.
The journal of evidence-based dental practice. 6(2):191-2 [PMID] 17138433.
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2006
Trends in smokeless tobacco use among adults and adolescents in the United States.
American journal of public health. 96(5):897-905 [PMID] 16571699.
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2005
Estimated impact of competing policy recommendations for age of first dental visit.
Pediatrics. 115(4):906-14 [PMID] 15805363.
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2005
Florida adults’ oral cancer knowledge and examination experiences.
Journal of public health dentistry. 65(4):221-30 [PMID] 16468464.
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2005
Individual self-reported items are not accurate markers for a history of chronic periodontitis.
The journal of evidence-based dental practice. 5(4):219-21 [PMID] 17138380.
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2005
Mental health differences between rural and urban men living with HIV infection in various age groups.
Journal of community health. 30(5):355-75 [PMID] 16175958.
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2005
Perceived social status, language and identified dental home among Hispanics in Florida.
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939). 136(11):1572-82 [PMID] 16329424.
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2005
Prevalence of noncavitated and cavitated carious lesions in 5-year-old head start schoolchildren in Alachua County, Florida.
Pediatric dentistry. 27(1):54-60 [PMID] 15839396.
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2005
Smoking “shisha” (water pipe) or cigarettes may increase the risk for dry socket following extraction of mandibular third molars.
The journal of evidence-based dental practice. 5(1):47-9 [PMID] 17138333.
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2004
Effectiveness of a community-based oral cancer awareness campaign (United States).
Cancer causes & control : CCC. 15(2):121-31 [PMID] 15017124.
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2004
Errors in analyzing associations between use of smokeless tobacco and cigarettes.
Addiction (Abingdon, England). 99(2):260-2; author reply 262 [PMID] 14756720.
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2004
Is trust a predictor of having a dental home?
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939). 135(11):1550-8; quiz 1622 [PMID] 15622659.
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2004
Racial differences in oral and pharyngeal cancer treatment and survival in Florida.
Cancer causes & control : CCC. 15(6):601-9 [PMID] 15280639.
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2004
Smokeless tobacco use: harm reduction or induction approach?
Preventive medicine. 38(3):309-17 [PMID] 14766113.
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2004
Smoking and smokeless tobacco: increased risk for oral pain.
The journal of pain. 5(4):218-25 [PMID] 15162344.
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2003
Declining smoking in Sweden: is Swedish Match getting the credit for Swedish tobacco control’s efforts?
Tobacco control. 12(4):368-71 [PMID] 14660769.
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2003
Is use of smokeless tobacco a risk factor for cigarette smoking? The U.S. experience.
Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. 5(4):561-9 [PMID] 12959794.
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2003
Oral health surveillance: past, present, and future challenges.
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2003
Re: chronic disease mortality in a cohort of smokeless tobacco users.
American journal of epidemiology. 158(10):1021; author reply 1021-2 [PMID] 14607811.
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2003
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Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. 5(4):571-3 [PMID] 12959795.
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2003
Spit (Smokeless) Tobacco Intervention for High School Athletes: results after 1 year.
Addictive behaviors. 28(6):1095-113 [PMID] 12834653.
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2003
Trends and patterns of tobacco use in the United States.
The American journal of the medical sciences. 326(4):248-54 [PMID] 14557744.
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2002
ACORN, UF-CD serve needy communities.
Today's FDA : official monthly journal of the Florida Dental Association. 14(12) [PMID] 12572226.
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2002
Building the science base for dental public health.
Journal of public health dentistry. 62(3) [PMID] 12180039.
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2002
Snuff use and smoking in U.S. men: implications for harm reduction.
American journal of preventive medicine. 23(3):143-9 [PMID] 12350445.
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2001
An economic evaluation of community water fluoridation.
Journal of public health dentistry. 61(2):78-86 [PMID] 11474918.
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2001
Dentistry’s role in tobacco control.
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939). 132 Suppl:30S-35S [PMID] 11803650.
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2001
Quantifying the diffused benefit from water fluoridation in the United States.
Community dentistry and oral epidemiology. 29(2):120-9 [PMID] 11300171.
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2000
Dental and other health care visits among U.S. adults with diabetes.
Diabetes care. 23(10):1505-10 [PMID] 11023144.
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2000
Microcanals of dentin associated with maxillary primary anterior teeth.
Pediatric dentistry. 22(4):318-20 [PMID] 10969440.
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2000
Smoking-Attributable Periodontitis in the United States: Findings From NHANES III.
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2000
Smoking-attributable periodontitis in the United States: findings from NHANES III. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
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1999
A pilot study of the use of smokeless tobacco.
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1999
Assessment of early childhood caries and dietary habits in a population of migrant Hispanic children in Stockton, California.
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1999
Chewing tobacco use and dental caries among U.S. men.
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1999
Surveillance for use of preventive health-care services by older adults, 1995-1997.
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1998
Adult dental visits in California: successes and challenges.
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1998
Incidence and predictors of smokeless tobacco use among US youth.
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1998
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1997
Oral mucosal smokeless tobacco lesions among adolescents in the United States.
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1997
Review of the evidence that pH is a determinant of nicotine dosage from oral use of smokeless tobacco.
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1997
Smokeless tobacco: an addicting drug.
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1997
State smoking prevalence estimates: a comparison of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and current population surveys.
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1996
Do dentists and physicians advise tobacco users to quit?
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1996
The peril of smokeless tobacco.
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1996
Trends in smokeless tobacco use among men in four states, 1988 through 1993.
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1995
Additional evidence implicating moist snuff as a potent carcinogen.
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1995
Epidemiology of tobacco use and dependence.
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1995
Loss of periodontal attachment in HIV-seropositive military personnel.
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1994
Surveillance for selected tobacco-use behaviors–United States, 1900-1994.
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1991
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Grants

Sep 2018 – May 2020
Access to Preventive Dental Care for Children in the United States
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: GEORGIA INST OF TECH via NATL INST OF HLTH NIDCR
Sep 2016 – Sep 2020
The Child Health Quality (CHeQ) Partnership Program
Role: Project Manager
Funding: AGCY HEALTHCARE RES AND QUALITY
Sep 2014 – Aug 2018
Evaluating Florida's Oral Health Needs and Workforce Capacity
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: US HLTH RESOURCES AND SERV ADMN

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
HLP7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2012,2014-2018
DEN6302C Intro Cli Diag/Trtmnt
2007,2012-2015,2015-2017,2017
DEN5221 Oral Hlth Manage
2014-2016
DEN5210 Dev Biol Psychosoc 1
2011-2016
DEN6502 Preventive Dentistry
2011-2013,2015
DEN6001 Intr Evdnce Dent Prac
2015
PHC6601 Seminar in Contemporary Public Health Issues
2015
PHC6946 Public Health Internship
2014
DEN5010 Interdis Serv Learn 1
2014
DEN6705L Public Health Dent
2013
PHC6003 Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases and Disability
2007
HSA6905 Individual Study in Health Administration
2006
DEN5001 Intro Dental Profess

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