Oral Inflammation and Cancer Cluster Faculty
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Commensal microorganisms interact with the immune system; mouse models
Predictors of recurrence in head and neck cancer;benign and malignant disease of the head and neck; head and neck reconstruction; salivary gland disease; obstructive sleep apnea
Division of Oral Pathology
Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences
Developing standardized training and calibration methods for periodontal examiners, sensory judges, and examiners who perform the Research Diagnostic Criteria (RDC) examination for patients with temporo-mandibular joint-disorder (TMJ-D); breath odor assessment and treatments; diabetes and dentistry
Division of Periodontology
Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences
Identifying and characterizing gender-related biologic factors that may predispose women to develop TMDs or related orofacial pain conditions; identifying how cellular, humoral, genetic and neuroendocrine/hormonal factors are associated with individual responses to alloplastic implant materials; identifying and developing methods to investigate the histopathology of TMJ tissues associated with implant wear debris and foreign body reactions
Oral cancer: early detection and chemoprevention; oral manifestations of systemic disease; chronic degenerative autoimmune diseases; Sjögren's Syndrome
Testing the hypothesis that Calprotectin serves as an innate intraepithelial defense against bacterial invasion in vitro and provide evidence for a fundamental role for this protein in resistance to infections.
Bacterial etiology of periodontal diseases, new diagnostic techniques to identify bacteria in plaque, the role of cytokines on the periodontal disease process, and the expression of virulence factors by periodontopathic bacteria and the host response to those virulence factors