Department of Dental Public Health: Publications


Journal Articles:


Wu H, Teng P-N, Jayaraman T, Onishi S, Li J, Bannon L, Huang H, Close J, Sfeir C. Dentin Matrix Protein 1 (DMP1) Signals via Cell Surface Integrin. J Biol Chem, 2011; June.

Brodie A, Crow H, Eber R, Handysides R, Holexa R, Kiat-amnuay, Spallek H. Evaluating Postdoctoral Dental Candidates: Exploring A National Qualifying Examination. J Dent Educ, 2011;75(6):719-725.

Vieira AR, Deeley KB, Callahan NF, Noel JB, Anjomshoaa I, Carricato WM, Schulhof LP, DeSensi RS, Gandhi P, Resick JM, Brandon CA, Rozhon C, Patir A, Yildirim M, Poletta FA, Mereb JC, Letra A, Menezes R, Wendell S, Lopez-Camelo JS, Castilla EE, Orioli IM, Seyman F, Weyant RJ, Crout R, McNeil DW, Modesto A, Marazita ML. Detection of Streptococcus Mutans Genomic DNA in Human DNA Samples Extracted from Saliva and Blood. ISRN Dentistry 2011.

O'Donnell JM, Goode JS Jr, Henker R, Kelsey S, Bircher NG, Peele P, Bradle J, Close J, Engberg R, Sutton-Tyrrell K. Effect of a Simulation Educational Intervention on Knowledge, Attitude, and Patient Transfer Skills: From the Simulation Laboratory to the Clinical Setting. Simul Healthc. 2011 Apr;6(2):84-93.

Olson JC, Cuff CF, Lukomski S, Lukomska E, Canizales Y, Wu B, Crout RJ, Thomas JG, McNeil DW, Weyant RJ, Marazita ML, Paster BJ, Elliot T. Use of 16S Ribosomal RNA Gene Analysis to Characterize the Bacterial Signature Associated with Poor Oral Health in West Virginia. BioMed Central Oral Health 2011.


Tellis CM, Rosen C, Taylor TT, Horton MJ, Close JM, Sciote JJ. Mitochondrial Abnormalities in Human Posterior Cricoaryteniod Muscle. J Voice, 2010 Aug; Epub Ahead of Print.

Wang X, Shaffer JR, Weyant RJ, Cuenco KT, DeSensi RS, Crout R, McNeil DW, Marazita ML. Genes and their Effects on Dental Caries (Tooth Decay) May Differ between Primary and Permanent Dentitions. Caries Research 2010.


Wendell S, Wang XJ, Brown M, Cooper ME, DeSensi RS, Weyant RJ, Crout R, McNeil DW, Marazita ML. Taste Genes Associated with Dental Caries. Journal of Dental Research 2010. 


Miles P, Weyant RJ. Porcelain Brackets during Initial Alignment: Are Self-Ligating Cosmetic Brackets More Efficient?  Australian Orthodontic Journal 2010;26(1):21.

Polk DE, Weyant RJ, Manz MC.  Socioeconomic Factors in Adolescents’ Oral Health:  Are They Mediated by Oral Hygiene Behaviors or Preventive Interventions?  Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2010;38:1-9. 

Guggenheimer J, Close JM, Eghtesad B, Shay C.  Characteristics of Oral Abnormalities in Liver Transplant Candidates.  Int J Organ Transpl Med. 2010:1(3):107-113.


Kahlon S, Rinchuse D, Robison JM, Close JM. In-Vitro Evaluation of Frictional Resistance with 5 Ligation Methods and Gianelly-Type Working Wires. American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics. 2010:138(1):67-71.

Boynes SG, Moore PA, Lewis CL, Zovko J, Close J.  Complications Associated with Anesthesia Administered for Dental Treatment in a Special Needs Center. Spec Care Dentist 2010:30(1):3-7.


Smith HA, Markovic N, Danielson ME, Matthews A, Youk A, Talbott EO, Larkby CA, Hughes T.  Sexual Abuse and Sexual Orientation as Predictors for Obesity.  Journal of Women’s Health 2010.


Smith HA, Matthews A, Markovic N, Youk A, Danielson ME, Talbott EO.  A Comparative Study of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use among Heterosexual and Lesbian Women.  Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2010.

Song M, Spallek H, Polk D, Schleyer T, Wali T. How Information Systems Should Support the Information Needs of General Dentists in Clinical Settings: Suggestions from a Qualitative Study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010:10:7.


Spallek H, O’Donnell JA, Clayton M, Anderson P, Krueger A. Paradigm Shift or Annoying Distraction:  Emerging Implications of Web 2.0 for Clinical Practice. Applied Clinical Informatics 2010.


Spallek H, O’Donnell JA, Yoo YJ. Preparing for Significant Curricular Revisions. Jour Dent Edu 2009.


Ragin CC, Watt A, Markovic N, Bunker CH, Edwards RP, Eckstein S, Fletcher H, Garwood D, Gollin SM, Jackson M, Patrick AL, Smikle M, Taioli E, Wheeler VS, Wilson JB, Younger N, McFarlane-Anderson N. Comparisons of High-risk Cervical HPV infections in Caribbean and US populations.  Journal of Infectious Agents and Cancer; 2009.


Parrott M, Bodnar L, Simhan H, Harger G, Markovic N, Roberts JM. Maternal Cereal Consumption and Adequacy of Micronutrient Intake in the Periconceptional Period. Public Health Nutrition;2009.

Gilbert S, Wilson DO, Christie NA, Luketich JD, Landreneau RJ, Close JM, Schuchert MJ. Should Endobronchial Ultrasonography be Part of the Thoracic Surgeon’s Armamentarium?  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009;137(2):413-8.


Abdulwahab MN, Boynes SG, Moore PA,  Seifikar S, Al-Jazzaf A, Alshuraida A, Zovko JG and Close JM.  The Efficacy of Six Local Anesthetic Formulations Used for Posterior Mandibular Buccal Infiltration Anesthesia.  J Am Dent Assoc; 2009.


Guggenheimer J, Close JM, Eghtesad B. Sialadenosis in Patients with Advanced Liver Disease. Head and Neck Pathology 2009;3:100-105.

O'Donnell JA, Hamilton MK, Markovic N, Close J.  Overcoming Barriers to Tobacco Cessation Counseling in Dental Students.  Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry;2009.

Thyvalikakath TP, Monaco V, Thambuganipalle H, Schleyer T. Comparative study of Heuristicevaluation and Usability Testing Methods. Stud Health Technol Inform 2009;322-7.


Bekhuis T, Thyvalikakath TP, Oliver R. Interventions for Treating Ameloblastomas of the Jaws (Protocol).Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2009;4(CD003975). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003975.pub2.


Gillette J, Matthews J, Frantsve-Hawley J, Weyant RJ. The Benefits of Evidence-based Dentistry for the Private Dental Office. Dent Clin North Am 2009;53(1):33-45.


Wise JL, Crout RJ, McNeil DW, Weyant RJ, Marazita ML, Wenger SL. Cryptic Subtelomeric Rearrangements and X Chromosome Mosaicism: A Study of 565 Apparently Normal Individuals with Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization. PLoS ONE 2009;4(6):e5855. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005855.


Wise JL, Crout RJ, McNeil DW, Weyant RJ, Marazita ML, Wenger SL. Human Telomere Length Correlates to the Size of the Associated Chromosome Arm. PLoS ONE 2009;4(6):e6013. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0006013.


Martin CA, McNeil DW, Crout RJ, Ngam PW, Weyant RJ, Heady HR, Marazita ML. Oral Health Disparities in Appalachia: Orthodontic Treatment Need and Demand. JADA 2008 May;139.

Thyvalikakath TP, Monaco V, Thambuganipalle HB, Schleyer T. A Usability Evaluation of Four Commercial Dental Computer-based Patient Record Systems. J Am Dent Assoc 2008;139(12):1632-42.


Horton MJ, Rosen C, Close JM, Sciote JJ.  Quantification of Myosin Heavy Chain RNA in Human Laryngeal Muscles: Differential Expression in the Vertical and Horizontal Posterior Cricoarytenoid and Thyroarytenoid.  Laryngoscope 2008;118(3):472-7.


Pendleton R, Rinchuse D, Robison JM, Close JM, Marangoni R.  Attachment Bond Strengths of Thermoplastic Retainer Materials Using Two Acrylic Bonding Resins.  J Clin Orthod 2008;42(4):215-9.

Novak MJ, Albather HM, Close JM. Redefining the Biologic Width in Severe, Generalized, Chronic Periodontitis: Implications for Therapy.  J Periodontol 2008;79(10):1864-9.


Polk DE, Weyant RJ, Crout RJ, McNeil DW, Tarter RE, Thomas JG, Marazita ML.  Study protocol of the Center for Oral Health Research in Appalachia (COHRA) etiology study.  BMC Oral Health 2008 Jun;8(18).  PMCID: PMC2443132. doi:10.1186/1472-6831-8-18.


Rubin RW, Rustveld LO, Weyant RJ, Close JM. Exploring Dental Students’ Perceptions of Cultural Competence and Social Responsibility.  J Dent Educ. 2008;72(10):1114-21.


Spallek H, Butler, BS, Schleyer TK, Weiss PM, Wang X, Thyvalikakath TP, Hatala CL, Naderi RA. Supporting Emerging Disciplines with e-Communities: Needs and Benefits. J Med Internet Res, 2008;10(2):e19.


Spallek H, Butler BS, Schleyer TK, Weiss PM, Wang X, Thyvalikakath TP, Hatala CL, Naderi RA. Supporting Emerging Disciplines with e-Communities:  Needs and Benefits. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2008.     


Rubin RW, Weyant RJ, Trovato, CA. Utilizing Debates as an Instructional Tool for Dental Students. Journal of Dental Education 2008;72(3):282-87.  


Schleyer TK, Spallek H, Butler BS, Subramanian S, Weiss D, Poythress ML, Rattanathikun P, Mueller G. Facebook for Scientists: Requirements and Services for Optimizing How Scientific Collaborations are Established. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2008.         

Santucci AK, Lingler JH, Schmidt KL, Nolan BA, Thatcher DL, Polk DE. Peer-Mentored Research Development Meeting: A Model for Successful Peer Mentoring among Junior Level Researchers. Academic Psychiatry 2008;32:493-497.


Olton D, Li J, Wilson ME, Rogers T, Close J, Huang L, Kumta PN, Sfeir C.  Nanostructured Calcium Phosphates (NanoCaPs) for Non-viral Gene Delivery: Influence on the Synthesis Parameters on Tansfection Efficiency. Biomaterials 2007;28(6):1267-79.


El-Sherif A, Fernando HC, Santos R, Pettiford B, Luketich JD, Close JM, Landreneau RJ.  Margin and Local Recurrence after Sublobar Resection of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.  Ann Surg Oncol 2007;14(8):2400-5.


Schleyer TK, Thyvalikakath TP, Malatak P, Marotta M, Shah T, Phanichphant P, Price G, Hong J. Feasibility of a Three Dimensional Charting Interface for General Dentistry. J Am Dent Assoc 2007; 138(8):1072-82.


Schleyer TK, Thyvalikakath TP, Malatack P, Marotta M, Shah TA, Phanichphant P, Price G, Hong J. Feasibility of a Three-dimensional Charting Interface for General Dentistry. JADA 2007;138(8).

Thyvalikakath TP, Schleyer TK, Monaco V. Heuristic Evaluation of Clinical Functions in Four Practice Management Systems. J Am Den Assoc 2007;138(2):209-18.


Hamilton MK, Markovic N.  How-to Guide for Conducting a Community Oral Cancer Screening.   Pennsylvania Dental Journal 2006;73:12-14.     

Guggenheimer J, Eghtesad B, Close J, Shay C, Fung JJ. Dental Health Status of Liver Transplant Candidates. Liver Transplantation 2006. 

Schleyer TK, Thyvalikakath TP, Spallek H, Torres-Urguidy MH, Hernandez P, Yuhanick J. Clinical Computing in General Dentistry. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2006;13(3):344-52.     


Corby PM, Schleyer T, Spallek H, Hart TC, Weyant RJ, Corby AL, Bretz WA. Using Biometrics for Participant Identification in a Research Study: A Case Report. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2006 Mar-Apr;13(2):233-235. 

Weyant RJ, Manz M, Corby P, Rustveld L, Close J. Factors Associated with Parents’ and Adolescents’ Perceptions of Oral Health and Need for Dental Treatment. Community Dentistry Oral Epidemiology 2006;34:1-10.              


Bretz WA, Weyant RJ, Corby PM, Ren D, Weissfeld L, Kritchevsky SB, Harris T, Kurella M, Satterfield S, Visser M, Newman AB. Systemic Inflammatory Markers, Periodontal Diseases, and Periodontal Infections in an Elderly Population.  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2005;53(9):1532-7.

Hamilton MK, Weyant RJ.  Smoking Cessation Training Improves Provider Performance but Has Limited Effect on Patient Smoking Behavior.  Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice 2005;5:11-13.


Lain KY, Markovic N, Ness RB, Roberts JM.  Effect of Smoking on Uric Acid and Other Metabolic Markers throughout Normal Pregnancy.  Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 2005;90(10):5743-6.


Katancyk JA, Kritchevsky SB, Bretz WA, Weyant RJ, Corby PM, Crapo R,  Jensen R, Waterer G, Harris T, Rubin S, Simonsick E, Newman AB. Periodontitis and Airway Obstruction. Journal of Periodontology 2005 Nov;76(11 Suppl):2161-7.


Bretz WA, Corby PM, Schork NJ, Robinson MT, Coelho M, Costa S, Melo Filho MR, Weyant RJ, Hart TC. Longitudinal Analysis of Heritability for Dental Caries Traits.  J Dent Research 2005 Nov;84(11):1047-51.

Schleyer TK. Information Technology in Dental Practice-based Networks. J Dent Research 2005.

Spallek, H, Etzel, KR, Maher, BS. Dental School Applicants’ Use of Website Information during the Application Process. J Dent Ed 2005;69(12):1359-1367.

Famili P, Cauley JA, Weyant R, Suzuki JB. Longitudinal Analyses of the Relationship between Periodontal Disease, Tooth Loss, and the Rate of Bone Loss in Older Women. Journal of Periodontology 2005;76(1):11-15. PUBMED ID 15830632.


Books and Book Chapters:


Schleyer T, Thyvalikakath TP, Smailagic S. Informatics Innovation in Clinical Care: a Visionary Scenario for Dentistry. In: Proceedings of AHIC 2010: The realities of eHealth. 2010 Apr 28-30. Kitchener, Ontario.

Hamilton MK, Markovic N.  Tobacco Cessation:  How-To Guidance and Resources for Practitioners.  Chapter 20.  In:  Bailey BJ, Johnson JT, Head and Neck Surgery - Otolaryngology,  Fifth Edition, Volume 1.  Philadelphia.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2005.



Rashedi S, Ranalli DN, Studen-Pavlovich D, Geary JW, Close JM. Comparison of Oral Health Status of Patients with Disabilities by Residential Setting. Special Care Dentistry 2008;28(4):171 Abstract #121.