Jeffrey M. Karp, DMD, MS

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences

Jeffrey M. Karp

Contact Info

jmkarp@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-659-4900

Fax 612-659-4901

Office Address:
University of Minnesota Pediatric Dental Clinic Made Possible by Delta Dental of Minnesota
701 25th Ave. S., Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences

Director, Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program

Division of Pediatric Dentistry


The Ohio State University and Columbus Children's Hospital (Pediatric Dentistry), 2004

DMD, Temple University School of Dentistry, 2002

MS, The Ohio State University (Pediatric Dentistry), 2004

Muhlenberg College (Biochemistry), 1998

Summary

Dr. Jeff Karp is a pediatric dentist and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He is the Director of the Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program and the University of Minnesota Pediatric Dental Clinic Made Possible by Delta Dental of Minnesota. Jeff is a member of the Education Policy Committee, Graduate and Advanced Education Committee, and the Peer Review Committee at the School of Dentistry. Dr. Karp, a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, maintains clinical privileges with University of Minnesota Physicians and the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. In this capacity, he provides pediatric dental and oral health services for infants, children, and adolescents with complex medical conditions, physical, neurodevelopmental, and intellectual disabilities, and cleft and craniofacial differences.

Dr. Karp is a 2016 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Fellow. He is a member of the national Executive Committee for the Section on Oral Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Karp is a Co-Investigator for the 3-year School of Dentistry project, Integrating Dental and Medical Care Through a New Telehealth Network, funded by the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation. Jeff is also the staff pediatric dentist for the Pediatric Leukemia and Lymphoma Comprehensive Care clinic and the interdisciplinary Epidermolysis Bullosa team. Dr. Karp is a pediatric dentist for the University of Minnesota Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Clinics.

Throughout his time in full time academics at both the University of Rochester/Eastman Institute for Oral Health [2004-2012] as well as the University of Minnesota [2012-Present], Dr. Karp has actively participated in scholarly activities including roles as key personnel and principal investigator for research and clinical service grants funded by various sponsors including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, and the Minnesota Department of Health. Dr. Karp lectures locally as well as nationally on oral health topics for pediatric healthcare professionals, has authored numerous peer reviewed abstracts, articles, and book and handbook chapters, serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several peer reviewed dental journals, and was a member of the editorial board for the journal Pediatric Dentistry for 8 years (2006-2014).

In his spare time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 daughters, iPhone photography, Instagram, listening to audiobooks and podcasts, catching up on technology news, cooking, and sleeping.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2015, Best Oral Health Poster Abstract Award, Section on Oral Health, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • 2005, Finalist, Graduate Student Research Award competition, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • 2003, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, American Cancer Society Ohio Division 
  • 2002, Inductee, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, Kappa Kappa Chapter

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Oral health education of pediatric health care providers
  • Oral manifestations of systemic disease
  • Telehealth, teledentistry, and mobile technologies
  • Interdisciplinary team care for patients with special health care needs
  • Hospital dentistry

Publications

Refereed Journal Publications

Petrova E, Miller WP, Myers SL, Karp JM. Management of Red Teeth in an International Patient with X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy. Pediatr Dent. 2015; 37(6):xx. in press

Law CS, Karp JM. Behavior guidance symposium workshop B report – training implications. Pediatr Dent. 2014; 36(2): 154-7.

Fantuzzo JJ, Roger JM, Barroner MD, Karp JM. Self-mutilation of the lower lip in a child with dystonia secondary to megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy treated with Botox injections: A Case Report. J Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 2014; e1-e4.

Gill JB, Karp JM, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT. Oral Piercing Injuries Treated in United States Emergency Departments, 2002-2008. Pediatr Dent 2012; 34(1): 56-60.

Karp JM. Delayed Tooth Emergence. Pediatr Rev. 2011. 32(1): e4-17.

Amin SB, Karp JM, Benzley LP. Unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia and early childhood caries in a diverse group of neonates. Am J Perinatol. 2010; 27(5):393-7.

Berkowitz RJ, Koo H, McDermott MP, Whelehan MT, Ragusa P, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Karp JM, Billings R. Adjunctive chemotherapeutic suppression of mutans streptococci in the setting of severe early childhood caries: an exploratory study. J Public Health Dent. 2009; 69(3):163-7.

Karp JM, Milner LA. Oral eruption cysts in a child with hepatoblastoma. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2009; 31(7):509-11.

Karp JM. Dental surgery under general anesthesia for preschool patients with orofacial clefts. Pediatr Dent. 2009; 31(5):426-31.

Karp JM, Berkowitz RJ. Clinical Outcomes for Severe Early Childhood Caries. Current Pediatric Reviews. 2008; 4(3): 169-173.

Coyle S, Karp JM, Shirakura A. Oral rehabilitation of a child with amniotic band syndrome. J Dent Child. 2008; 75(1):74-9.

Karp JM. Index of suspicion. Pediatr Rev. 2008; 29(12):437-44.

Karp JM, Ganoza GG. Dental trauma after cardiac syncope in a patient with long QT syndrome. Pediatr Dent. 2006; 28(6):547-52.

Karp JM, Moss AJ. Dental treatment of patients with long QT syndrome. J Am Dent Assoc. 2006; 137(5):630-7.

Karp J, Bryk J, Menke E, McTigue D. The complete endodontic obturation of an avulsed immature permanent incisor with mineral trioxide aggregate: a case report. Pediatr Dent. 2006; 28(3):273-8.

Karp JM; Rodrigo KA; Pei P; Pavlick MD; Andersen JD; McTigue DJ; Fields HW; Mallery SR. Sanguinarine activates polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon associated metabolic pathways in human oral keratinocytes and tissues. Toxicol Lett. 2005; 158(1):50-60.

Book Chapters

Karp JM, Pitt MB. Chapter 22: Infectious Diseases. Pediatric Dentistry Handbook 5th Edition. Eds. Nowak A, Casamassimo PS. American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, under contract.

Karp JM, Berkowitz RJ. Chapter 22: Infectious Diseases. Pediatric Dentistry Handbook. Eds. Nowak A, Casamassimo PS. American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 2011.

Berkowitz RJ, DenBesten PK, Karp JM. Prevention of Dental Caries. AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care. McInerny TK, Adams HM, Campbell D, Kamat DM, Kelleher KJ. Elk Grive Village, 2008.

Karp JM, Berkowitz RJ. Chapter 22 Infectious Diseases. Pediatric Dentistry Handbook. Eds. Nowak A, Casamassimo PS. American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 2008.

Published Abstracts

Karp J, Cohen R, Amin SB. Dental Surgery Under General Anesthesia Among Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Graduates. Abstract #28705. American Academy of Pediatrics National Convention and Exhibition. Washington, D.C. October 2015.

Varma N, Karp J, Ivers J, Pitt MB. Facebook for Education: Can Posting Infographics to Newsfeeds Fill Knowledge Gaps About Oral Health? Abstract #29245. American Academy of Pediatrics National Convention and Exhibition. Washington, D.C. October 2015.

Olson M, Karp JM. Pediatric Dentistry for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. A Bibliometric Analysis of Published Literature Since 2009. Global Summit on Innovations in Health and IDD. American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry. July 2015.

Maguire C, Karp J. Emergency Instructions for Tooth Avulsions on Pediatric Dentistry Practice Websites. Abstract #369. American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Session. May 2015.

Cortes E, Karp JM, Lunos S. Appointment Outcomes for Moderate Sedation Cases: A Retrospective Chart Review. Abstract #293. American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Session. May 2015.

Amin SB, Karp J, Kopycka-Kedzierawski D, Wang H. Neonatal Jaundice and Dental Enamel Hypoplasia in Children Born Prematurely - A Prospective Study. Abstract #1579.584. Pediatric Academic Societies. San Diego, California. April 2015.

Varma N, Karp JM, Pitt MB. Gaps in the Teeth: Knowledge Gaps About Oral Health Persist Among Pediatric Residents. Abstract #2933.651. Pediatric Academic Societies. San Diego, California. April 2015.

Karp J, Batra A, Kopycka-Kedzierawski D. Interactive Teledentistry for Nitrous Oxide - Oxygen Case Selection in Pediatric Dentistry. J Dent Res. Vol 94 (Spec Iss A): 1284, 2015.

Karp J, Howe S, Stull S, Holmgren D, Ogden J. A 10-Step Approach for Exceeding 95% Dental Appointment Attendance in Uninsured Children. American Academy of Pediatrics National Convention and Exhibition. San Diego, California. October 2014.

Karp J, Roettger M. Mouthguard Use During Sports and Recreational Activities: What You Need to Know. American Academy of Pediatrics National Convention and Exhibition. San Diego, California. October 2014.

Amin SB, Karp J, Kopycka-Kedzierawski D, Amin R, Wang H. Developmental Defects of Enamel is Influenced by Degree of Prematurity. Abstract #205. American Association of Dental Research, Charlotte, North Carolina. March 2014.

Hanwatkar P, McIntosh S, Karp J, Veazie P, Gajendra. Fluoride Varnish: Knowledge, Preferences, and Practices of General and Pediatric Dentists. Abstract #1190. American Association of Dental Research, Charlotte, North Carolina. March 2014.

Ly-Mapes O, Karp JM, Smith T, Hyman SL. Covariates Associated with Dental Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. International Meeting for Autism Research. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. May 2012.

Shope E, Karp J. Access to Optimally Fluoridated Community Water Systems by Children Born with Orofacial Clefts in New York State. American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association. Abstract #254. San Jose, California. April 2012.

Yonker T, Mendicino A, Karp JM. A Vibrant Approach to Early Childhood Caries in Migrant Children. National Primary Oral Health Conference. Washington, DC. October 2011.

Karp JM, Shope ET. Pediatric Dentistry for Children with Orofacial Clefts: A Bibliometric Analysis of Published Literature Since 2000. American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association, #277. San Juan, Puerto Rico. April 2011.

Amin SB, Karp J, Benzley L. Unconjugated Hyperbilirubinemia and Early Childhood Caries in a Diverse Group of Neonates. Pediatric Academic Societies. #2851.350. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. May 2010.

Dahle D, Karp JM, Koltz PF, Emerson CO, Girotto JA. Readability of Craniofacial Team Correspondence Letters. American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. #508. Fort Worth, Texas. March 2010.

Karp JM, Amante A, Girotto JA. Prevention of Dental Caries Through Craniofacial Team Fluoride Varnish Programs. American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. #43. March 2010.

Karp J, Tuncer A. Airway Management for Dental Surgery under General Anesthesia in Patients with Repaired Oral Clefts. American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. #31. Scottsdale, Arizona. April 2009.

Koltz P, Katzel, Hyatt, Karp J, Hauk M, Girotto J. Incidence of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Infants with Oral Clefting. American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. #22. Scottsdale, Arizona. April 2009.

Clinical

Board Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry