Judith A. Buchanan

Judith A. Buchanan

Academic Title

Professor
Division of Prosthodontics
Department of Restorative Sciences

Education

Bachelor's
Mathematics, BS, Georgia Southern College, 1970
Master's
Biochemistry, MS, University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Science, 1973 - Dentistry, Honorary MS, University of Pennsylvania, 1980
Ph.D.
Biochemistry, Ph.D., University of Texas, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 1975
Other Education
Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), University of Florida College of Dentistry, 1980 - Executive Leadership, completed program, Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women, 2001

Contact Info

Email
buchanan@umn.edu

Phone
612-625-9251

Fax
612-626-2654

Administrative Contact

Sue Jackson
612-624-2424
sjackson@umn.edu

Office Address

15-238 Moos Tower
515 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Bio Statement

Dr. Buchanan began her career as a biochemist but interestingly changed to dentistry upon the completion of her biochemistry post-doctoral work in 1977. She received her DMD in 1980 from the University of Florida, College of Dentistry graduating first in her class, and eventually pursued teaching and research at the University of Mississippi and the University of Illinois.

She spent a good deal of her career in dental research, but she has had a long-standing interest in the field of virtual reality and incorporating simulation technology into educational curricula. Under her leadership as Academic Dean at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (1997-2005), the school became the first to incorporate virtual reality-based simulation clinics into its curriculum. Dr. Buchanan is an ADA accreditation consultant which she's been doing since 1995 and has been independently conducting Mock Site Accreditation visits for since 1997.

She served for 22 years in the military (in the National Guard and Army reserves) and attained the rank of lieutenant colonel in the National Guard. In 2003 she was deployed to run dental clinics in Bosnia and Germany. She came to the University of Minnesota in 2005 excited about her new "deployment" here because of "a visionary and enthusiastic dean and the quality of the school." The school is benefiting greatly from Buchanan's blend of experience, virtual curriculum knowledge and accreditation expertise.

Research Interests

Learning styles

Virtual technology related to the enhancement of educational curricula

Awards

American College of Dentists, 1993

Sigma Xi Fraternity, 1985

Omicron Kappa Upsilon, 1981

Alpha Omega Fraternity for Highest Scholastic Standing, 1981

Quintessence Book Award, 1980

NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, 1976-1977

Publications

Book Chapters

Buchanan, J and Williams, J. Simulation in Dentistry/Oral Surgery in Practical Health Care Simulation. ed Gary Lloyd et al., Elsevier/Hanley & Belfus, publishers. 2004

Selected Refereed Publications:

Berthold, P, Lopez, N, Agwu-Jones, C, Taylor, L, Buchanan, J. Learning Styles and Computer Knowledge of International and US Born Dental Students. In preparation

Buchanan, J. Experience with Virtual Reality Based Technology in Teaching Restorative Dental Procedures. J Dent Ed, 68(12):1258-1265, 2004

Buchanan, J., Agwu-Jones, C, Taylor, L, Gluch, J, Stewart, D, Berthold, P. Learning Styles and Computer Comfort of Dental Students, a Longitudinal Study, In preparation

Buchanan, J, Agwu-Jones, C, Taylor, L, Berthold, P;.Relationship of Learning Styles, Computer Comfort Usage and First Year Dental GPA and Operative Laboratory Grade. In preparation

Haden, NK, Catalanotto, FA, Alexander, CJ, Bailit, H, Battrell, A, Broussard, Jr, J, Buchanan, J, Douglass, CW, Fox III, CE, Glassman, P, Lugo, RI, George, M, Meyerowitz,C, Scott II, ER, Yaple, N, Bresch, J, Gutman-Betts, Z, Luke, GG, Moss, M, Sinkford, JC, Weaver, RG, Balachovic, RW, Improving the Oral Health Status of All Americans: roles and Responsibilities of Academic Dental Institutions: The report of the ADEA President's Commission. J Dent Ed, 67(5):563-583, 2003

Greene, S.R., Yuan, Z.A., Wright, J.T., Amjad, H. Abrams, W. R., Buchanan, J.A.,Trachtenberg, D.I., Gibson, C. W., A New Frameshift Mutation Encoding a Truncated Amelogenin Leads to X-Linked Amelogenesis Imperfecta. Arch of Oral Biol 47:211-217, 2002

Buchanan, J.A., Use of Simulation Technology in Dental Education. J Dent Ed, 65(11):1225-12-31, 2001

Rose, J. Buchanan, J., Sarrett, D., The DentSim System, J Dent Educ, 63(5):421-423, 1999

Lentz DS, Buchanan JT, Alexander J, Zardiackas L. Mercury penetration into the pulp of teeth restored with amalgam. American J. of Dent., 4(2) 171-174, 1989.

Lentz DS, Buchanan JT, Basinger DR. Analyses of dental pulp in restored teeth. Scanning Microscopy, 3(1):193-198, 1989.

Buchanan J, Krolls S, Sneed W, Wetzel W. Oncocytoma in the nasal vestibule. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 99(1):63-65, July, 1988.

Portera J, Thomson J. Reuse of existing crown after tooth fracture at the gingival margin. J. Pros. Dent., 49, No. 5, 1982.

Thomson JA, Laipis P, Stein GS, Stein LL, Lander M, Chattopadhyay SK, Rowe WP. Regulation of expression of endogenous type C virogenes: Evidence for transcriptional control of AKR viral expression. Virology, 101, 529-533, 1980.

Selected Abstracts:

Maggio, M. Gottlieb, R, Morgan, Y, Buchanan, J, Zimmet, E. Microscopy Instruction in Preclinical Dental Education Positively Enhances Performance. ADEA annual meeting, March 8-11, 2006 Orlando Florida

Gottlieb, R., Buchanan, J., Berthold, P. and Maggio, M. 2005. Preclincal dental students perception of implementation of Virtual Reality Based Technology in dental education. ADEA annual meeting 2005, JDE 2005 69:58

Gottlieb, R., Buchanan, J., Berthold, P. and Maggio, M. 2005. Faculty evaluations and expectations of VRBT and non-VRBT trained D1 students. ADEA annual meeting 2005, JDE 2005 69:59.

Maggio, M., Buchanan, J., Berthold, P. and Gottlieb, R. 2005. Virtual Reality Based Technology(VRBT) training positively enhances performance on preclinical practical examinations. ADEA annual meeting 2005, JDE 2005 69:155.

Maggio, M., Buchanan, J., Berthold, P. and Gottlieb, R. 2005. Curriculum changes in preclinical laboratory education with Virtual Reality Based Technology. ADEA annual meeting 2005, JDE 2005 69:154.

Lopez, N., Maggio, M., Buchanan, J. and Berthold, P. 2004. Virtual reality simulation in preclinical education of foreign educated dentists. IADR General Session March, 2004 Hawaii.

Berthold, P, Lopez, N, Agwu-Jones, C, Taylor, L, Buchanan,J. Learning Styles and Computer Knowledge of International and US Born Dental Students. IADR meeting, Gothenberg, Sweden, June 2003, J Dent Res 82 (Spec Iss B) 2003: B-210

Buchanan, J, Agwu-Jones, C, Taylor, L, Lopez, N, Gluch, J, Berthold, P;.Relationship of Learning Styles, Computer Comfort Usage and First Year Dental Grades. IADR Meeting, Gothenberg, Sweden J Dent Res 82 (Spec Iss B) 2003: B-210

Agwu-Jones, C, Berthold, P, Lopez, N, Taylor, L, Buchanan, J. Relationship of Learning Styles with Gender and Computer Comfort and Usage. ADEA meeting, San Antonio, TX March 2003, J Dent Ed 67(1):191

Stivelman, C, Buchanan, JA, Establishing a Multifactorial Approach to Evaluating Ethics in a Competency Based Education System, ADEA, March 2002, San Diego. J Dent Ed 66(1):272

Buchanan, J Overview of Three Years' Experience With Virtual Reality Based Technology in Dental Education, ADEA, March 2001, Chicago, IL Oral Presentation

Silverton, S., Buchanan, J Faculty Calibration for Competency Evaluations in Oral Medicine: Pitfalls & Profits AADS, April 2000, Washington, DC J Dent Res 64(1):230

Buchanan, J, Gluch, J, Stewart, D Use of Virtual Reality Based Technology in Teaching Dental Operative Procedures, AADS, April 2000, Washington, DC J Dent Res 63(1):74

Stewart, D, Gluch, J, Hammrich, P, Buchanan, J Virtual Reality Technology Versus Traditional Preclinical Lab: Perceptions of First Year Dental Students AADS, March 1999, Vancouver, BC J Dent Res 63(1):74

Gluch, J, Stewart, D, Buchanan, J, Hammrich, P Virtual Reality Technology in Preclinical Laboratory: Differential Student Responses Based on Learning Styles AADS, March 1999, Vancouver, BC J Dent Res 63(1):58

Mante, F, Mante, M, Smithgall, F, Abu-Hanna, A, Weintraub, G, Buchanan, J. Customization of a Virtual Reality System for Use in Dental Education AADS, March 1999, Vancouver, BC

Thomson JA*, Stein JL, Kleinsmith LJ, Stein GS. Activation of histone gene transcription by nonhistone chromosomal phosphoproteins. _Science_, 194:428, 1976.

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