Bryan Michalowicz

Bryan Michalowicz

Academic Title

Professor and Erwin Schaffer Chair in Periodontal Research
Division of Periodontology
Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences


Pre-Dental, BS, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio), 1981
Periodontics, MS, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, 1988
Other Education
Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Case Western School of Dentistry (Cleveland, Ohio), 1983

Contact Info



Office Address

17-116 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Research Projects

1UO1DE018902, S Engebretson (PI) 07/21/2008 – 07/20/2013
Project Title: Diabetes and Periodontics Trial
The major goal of this study is to determine if non-surgical periodontal therapy reduces HbA1c levels in patients with type 2 diabetes and periodontitis.
Role: Site PI

1R21DE018717, R Gopalakrishnan (PI) 08/0120/10 – 07/31/2012
Project Title: Periodontal disease as a risk factor for ONJ
The major aims of the study are to: (a) To determine the association between clinical and microbiological measures of periodontitis and risk of ONJ development. (b) To determine whether ONJ is associated with increased mucosal invasion of putative periodontal pathogens and Actinomyces species
Role: Co-investigator

AHC (UIMN) Faculty Development Grant
B Michalowicz & J Molitor (co-PIs) 01/01/2010 – 12/31/2011
Project title: Prognostic Utility of Periodontal Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis
The major aims of this study are to determine if moderate to advanced periodontitis and the bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis are associated with anti-CCP antibodies in shared epitope-positive, non-rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Role: Co-PI


Case Western Reserve University Alumni Scholarship, 1977-1981

Balint Orban Award for outstanding graduate research, American Academy of Periodontology, 1988

Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology, 1991

Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Fraternity, 1993

Invited Participant, American Academy of Periodontology World Workshop in Periodontics, 1996

Clinical Research Award, American Academy of Periodontology, 2001, 2007


Engebretson SP, Hyman LG, Michalowicz BS, Schoenfeld ER, Gelato MC, Hou W, Seaquist ER, Reddy MS, Lewis CE, Oates TW, Tripathy D, Katancik JA, Orlander PR, Paquette DW, Hanson NQ, Tsai MY. The effect of nonsurgical periodontal therapy on hemoglobin A1c levels in persons with type 2 diabetes and chronic periodontitis: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2013 Dec 18;310(23):2523-32.

Thumbigere-Math V, Michalowicz B, de Jong E, Griffin T, Basi D, Hughes P, Tsai M, Swenson K, Rockwell L, Gopalakrishnan R. Salivary proteomics in bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw. Oral Dis. 2013 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print].

Demmer RT, Trinquart L, Zuk A, Fu BC, Blomkvist J, Michalowicz BS, Ravaud P, Desvarieux M. The influence of anti-infective periodontal treatment on C-reactive protein: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. PLoS One. 2013 Oct 14;8(10):e77441.

DPTT study group, Engebretson S, Gelato M, Hyman L, Michalowicz BS, Schoenfeld E. Design features of the Diabetes and Periodontal Therapy Trial (DPTT): a multicenter randomized single-masked clinical trial testing the effect of nonsurgical periodontal therapy on glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels in subjects with type 2 diabetes and chronic periodontitis. Contemp Clin Trials. 2013 Nov;36(2):515-26.

Thumbigere-Math V, Michalowicz BS, Hodges JS, Tsai ML, Swenson KK, Rockwell L, Gopalakrishnan R. Periodontal disease as a risk factor for bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw. J Periodontol. 2014 Feb;85(2):226-33.

Sanz M, Kornman K; working group 3 of the joint EFP/AAP workshop. Periodontitis and adverse pregnancy outcomes: consensus report of the Joint EFP/AAP Workshop on Periodontitis and Systemic Diseases. J Periodontol. 2013 Apr;84(4 Suppl):S164-9.

Michalowicz BS, Gustafsson A, Thumbigere-Math V, Buhlin K. The effects of periodontal treatment on pregnancy outcomes. J Clin Periodontol. 2013 Apr;40 Suppl 14:S195-208.

Thumbigere-Math V, Gopalakrishnan R, Michalowicz BS. Teriparatide therapy for bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw: a case report and narrative review. Northwest Dent. 2013 Jan-Feb;92(1):12-8. Review.

Michalowicz BS, Hodges JS, Pihlstrom BL. Is change in probing depth a reliable predictor of change in clinical attachment loss? J Am Dent Assoc. 2013 Feb;144(2):171-8.

Skaar D, O'Connor H, Lunos S, Luepker R, Michalowicz BS. Dental procedures and risk of experiencing a second vascular event in a Medicare population. J Am Dent Assoc. 2012 Nov;143(11):1190-8.

Michalowicz B. Perio causes everything? Perspectives on the association of oral health and systemic disease. Northwest Dent. 2012 Jan Feb;91(1):15-20.

Skaar DD, O'Connor H, Hodges JS, Michalowicz BS. Dental procedures and subsequent prosthetic joint infections: findings from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey. J Am Dent Assoc. 2011 Dec;142(12):1343-51.

Demmer RT, Molitor JA, Jacobs DR Jr, Michalowicz BS. Periodontal disease, tooth loss and incident rheumatoid arthritis: results from the First National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and its epidemiological follow-up study. J Clin Periodontol. 2011 Nov;38(11):998-1006.

Michalowicz BS, Hodges JS, Lussky RC, Bada H, Rawson T, Buttross LS, Chiriboga C, Diangelis AJ, Novak MJ, Buchanan W, Mitchell DA, Papapanou PN. Maternal periodontitis treatment and child neurodevelopment at 24 to 28 months of age. Pediatrics. 2011 May;127(5):e1212-20.

Michalowicz BS, Novak MJ, Hodges JS, DiAngelis A, Buchanan W, Papapanou PN, Mitchell DA, Ferguson JE, Lupo V, Bofill J, Matseoane S, Steffen M, Ebersole JL. Serum inflammatory mediators in pregnancy: changes after periodontal treatment and association with pregnancy outcomes. J Periodontol. 2009 Nov;80(11):1731-41.

Lockhart PB, Brennan MT, Thornhill M, Michalowicz BS, Noll J, Bahrani-Mougeot FK, Sasser HC. Poor oral hygiene as a risk factor for infective endocarditis-related bacteremia. J Am Dent Assoc. 2009 Oct;140(10):1238 44.

Thumbigere-Math V, Sabino MC, Gopalakrishnan R, Huckabay S, Dudek AZ, Basu S, Hughes PJ, Michalowicz BS, Leach JW, Swenson KK, Swift JQ, Adkinson C, Basi DL. Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw: clinical features, risk factors, management, and treatment outcomes of 26 patients. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Sep;67(9):1904-13.

Wolff RE, Wolff LF, Michalowicz BS. A pilot study of glycosylated hemoglobin levels in periodontitis cases and healthy controls. J Periodontol. 2009 Jul;80(7):1057-61.

Ebersole JL, Novak MJ, Michalowicz BS, Hodges JS, Steffen MJ, Ferguson JE, Diangelis A, Buchanan W, Mitchell DA, Papapanou PN. Systemic immune responses in pregnancy and periodontitis: relationship to pregnancy outcomes in the Obstetrics and Periodontal Therapy (OPT) study. J Periodontol. 2009 Jun;80(6):953-60.

Michalowicz BS, Hodges JS, Novak MJ, Buchanan W, DiAngelis AJ, Papapanou PN, Mitchell DA, Ferguson JE, Lupo VR, Bofill J, Matseoane S. Change in periodontitis during pregnancy and the risk of pre-term birth and low birthweight. J Clin Periodontol. 2009 Apr;36(4):308-14.

Durand R, Gunselman EL, Hodges JS, Diangelis AJ, Michalowicz BS. A pilot study of the association between cariogenic oral bacteria and preterm birth. Oral Dis. 2009 Sep;15(6):400-6.

Novak MJ, Novak KF, Hodges JS, Kirakodu S, Govindaswami M, Diangelis A, Buchanan W, Papapanou PN, Michalowicz BS. Periodontal bacterial profiles in pregnant women: response to treatment and associations with birth outcomes in the obstetrics and periodontal therapy (OPT) study. J Periodontol. 2008 Oct;79(10):1870-9.

Michalowicz BS, DiAngelis AJ, Novak MJ, Buchanan W, Papapanou PN, Mitchell DA, Curran AE, Lupo VR, Ferguson JE, Bofill J, Matseoane S, Deinard AS Jr, Rogers TB. Examining the safety of dental treatment in pregnant women. J Am Dent Assoc. 2008 Jun;139(6):685-95.

Hodges JS, Michalowicz BS. Re: Issues and early evidence for the economic evaluation of the effects of periodontal therapy on pregnancy outcomes. Quinonez R, Stearns SC. (J Periodontol 2008;79:203-206). J Periodontol. 2008 May;79(5):772; author reply 773.

Stoltenberg JL, Osborn JB, Carlson JF, Hodges JS, Michalowicz BS. A preliminary study of intra-pocket topical versus injected anaesthetic for scaling and root planing. J Clin Periodontol. 2007 Oct;34(10):892-6.

Michalowicz BS, Durand R. Maternal periodontal disease and spontaneous preterm birth. Periodontol 2000. 2007;44:103-12. Review.

Madden RP, Hodges JS, Salmen CW, Rindal DB, Tunio J, Michalowicz BS, Ahmad M. Utility of panoramic radiographs in detecting cervical calcified carotid atheroma. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2007 Apr;103(4):543-8.

Michalowicz BS, Hodges JS, DiAngelis AJ, Lupo VR, Novak MJ, Ferguson JE, Buchanan W, Bofill J, Papapanou PN, Mitchell DA, Matseoane S, Tschida PA; OPT Study. Treatment of periodontal disease and the risk of preterm birth. N Engl J Med. 2006 Nov 2;355(18):1885-94.

Wohlfahrt JC, Wu T, Hodges JS, Hinrichs JE, Michalowicz BS. No association between selected candidate gene polymorphisms and severe chronic periodontitis. J Periodontol. 2006 Mar;77(3):426-36.

Pihlstrom BL, Michalowicz BS, Johnson NW. Periodontal diseases. Lancet. 2005 Nov 19;366(9499):1809-20. Review.

Diehl SR, Wu T, Michalowicz BS, Brooks CN, Califano JV, Burmeister JA, Schenkein HA. Quantitative measures of aggressive periodontitis show substantial heritability and consistency with traditional diagnoses. J Periodontol. 2005 Feb;76(2):279-88.

Rhodus NL, Michalowicz BS. Periodontal status and sulcular Candida albicans colonization in patients with primary Sjögren's Syndrome. Quintessence Int. 2005 Mar;36(3):228-33.

Preshaw PM, Hefti AF, Novak MJ, Michalowicz BS, Pihlstrom BL, Schoor R, Trummel CL, Dean J, Van Dyke TE, Walker CB, Bradshaw MH. Subantimicrobial dose doxycycline enhances the efficacy of scaling and root planing in chronic periodontitis: a multicenter trial. J Periodontol. 2004 Aug;75(8):1068-76.

Ginos MA, Page GP, Michalowicz BS, Patel KJ, Volker SE, Pambuccian SE, Ondrey FG, Adams GL, Gaffney PM. Identification of a gene expression signature associated with recurrent disease in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Cancer Res. 2004 Jan 1;64(1):55-63.

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