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Alumni Thesis Titles

Graduate Program: Alumni & Thesis Titles

   Alumnus

Year

       Thesis Title

Ghazal,Tariq 2013 Prevalence, Incidence and Risk Factors for Early Childhood Caries among Young African-American Children in Alabama
Blackwelder, Aaron 2013 Association between dietary factors and malocclusion
Chukwu, Stella 2013 Knowledge of risk factors for oral cancer among adult Iowans

Kavand, Golnaz

2012

Associations of adolescents’ and parents’ dental esthetic perceptions with dental fluorosis and the Dental Aesthetic Index: a longitudinal study

Bidarkar, Atul

2012

In vitro prevention of secondary demineralization by ICON (infiltration concept)

Kim, MyungJoo (Julie)

2012

Service learning’s impact on dental students’ attitude to community service

Jennings, Adrienne

2011

Variables associated with hours worked by Iowa dentists

Oliveira, Deise Cruz

2011

Minimally invasive dentistry approach in dental public health

Shelley, Johnette

2010

Significant indicators of intent to leave among army dental corps junior officers

Valencia, Alejandra

2010

Racial and ethnic disparities in access and utilization of dental services among children in Iowa

Kohli, Richie

2009

Oral health-related quality of life in individuals with ectodermal dysplasias

McKernan, Susan

2009

Modeling a state dentist workforce using county level data

Bhagavatula, Pradeep

2009

Fluorosis in the early permanent dentition: evaluating gene-environment interactions

Pendharkar, Bhagyashree

2009

Fourth year dental students' barriers to tobacco intervention

Rankin, Scott

2009

Dietary fluoride intake of Iowa Fluoride Study children with an emphasis on solid foods

Colthirst, Paul

2008

Utilization of dental services by foster care children in Iowa

Nair, Rahul

2008

Determinants of early childhood caries among WIC enrolled children in Linn County, Iowa

Yousef, Yousef

2008

Factors affecting Iowa family physicians' frequency of referral and other oral health-related practices targeting high caries-risk children (0-3)

Leary, Kecia

2007

School nurses and their role in the oral health school-aged children

Brister, Timothy

2006

Utilization of dental services by Medicaid-enrolled residential care facility residents in Iowa

Gaskin, Elizabeth

2006

Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of federal service and civilian dentists concerning minimal intervention dentistry

Saleh, Linda

2006

Cross-cultural education in US dental schools

Huang, Zhaomin

2004

Chinese students' esthetic perceptions of computer-generated dental fluorosis compared with those of U.S. students

McQuistan, Michelle

2004

Iowa general dentists' referral of children, 0-14 years, to pediatric dentists

Bunch, Norman

2003

Web-based infant oral health education for non-dentists

Venker, Daniel

2003

Twelve-month dental sealant retention comparing two sealant placement techniques : a retrospective chart review of an Iowa elementary school-based sealant program

Algenio, Generand

2002

 Factors affecting the use of stainless steel crowns by general and pediatric dentists

Butani, Yogita

2002

Assessment of the quality of reporting of observational studies in the pediatric dental literature

Hughes, Ryan

2002

Fee increase impact on dental participation and access in the Indiana Dental Medicaid program

Olson, David Douglas

2002

Acceptability and efficacy of chlorhexidine gel in head start children

Yamani, Mustafa

2002

Assessing satisfaction with dental care in an HIV population receiving medical care at the infectious diseases clinic, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Chowdhury, Jyoti

2001

Influence of intrinsic motivation on dental utilization

Gastmann, Diane

2001

Factors that influence the timing of the first dental visit

Hong, Liang

2001

In vitro evaluation of topical fluorides on different root surfaces

Mariri, Boipelo

2001

Effects of medically administered antibiotics and dietary habits on dental caries experience in the primary dentition

O'Toole, Cynthia

2001

Perceptions of barriers to dental care for elderly nursing home residents

Steinbock, Kari

2001

The descriptive epidemiology of lip, oral and pharyngeal cancer in Iowa during 1973-1997

Bhuridej, Patita

2000

Parents' perceived utility of school-based dental sealant programs: is there an opportunity cost of class time lost?

Owais, Arwa Issa

2000

A clinical trial comparing two sealant techniques : 6-month retention rates

Meeske, Jessica

1999

Factors affecting Iowa pediatric and general dentists' perceptions of school-based sealant programs

Patwardhan, Nitin

1999

Patients' attitudes toward the role of the dentist in providing tobacco education/cessation

Weber, Karin

1999

Caries in early childhood related to prolonged on-demand breastfeeding

McGrady, Jodi

1998

Access to dental care for developmentally disabled residents of group homes in the state of Iowa

Diefenderfer, Kim

1997

Junior dental students' assessments of dental patients' caries risk status

Iyer, Murali

1997

Characteristics of smokeless tobacco users in Bangalore, India

Jones, Jill

1997

Comparison of three saliva collection methods in an elderly population

Schuchard, Sheryl

1997

Factors predicting preventive dental utilization in the elderly

Wettach, Mary Halverson

1997

A comparison of smoking cessation counceling behaviors of eastern Iowa dentists who participated in COMMIT intervention and those dentists who did not participate

Harvey, Hayley

1996

Factors affecting the utilization of dental services by adolescents

Blanco, Valerie

1995

An evaluation of the burden and attitude of caregivers of Alzheimer's disease patients and self-reported oral health care behaviors

Chalmers, Jane

1995

Factors influencing nurses aides' provision of oral care for nursing facility residents

Cowen, Howard

1995

Effectiveness of two electric toothbrushes (Oralgiene and Interplak) on care-dependent residents of a nursing facility

Hamasha, Abed Al-Hadi

1995

Factors associated with missing teeth, edentulism and teeth needing to be extracted in the institutionalized elderly

Kanellis, Michael

1995

The persuasive effect of audience response on maternal attitudes toward baby bottle tooth decay

McCunniff, Michael

1995

Factors affecting the utilization of dental services by low income children

Bermel, Stephanie Nowysz

1991

Acidogenic potential of traditional Mexican-American foods

Skotowski, Mary Catherine

1991

Risk factors associated with dental fluorosis

Warren, John

1991

Family and individual factors related to acceptance of dental treatment by nursing home residents

Hosanguan, Chanchai

1988

Factors related to preventive orientation of practicing dentists in Bangkok, Thailand

Budding, Lynn Martin.

1987

The use of smokeless tobacco by a group of rural Iowa teenagers : associations with oral mucosal changes

Whitehill, James Michael

1985

Spouse concordance for measures of dental health

Swett, Lisa

1983

Utilization of dental services : the Sac and Fox Indians, Tama, Iowa

Jones, Rhys

1981

Continuity of care in the Linn County Dental Health Center

Townsend, Bradley

1982

Iowa survey of oral health : periodontal aspects of the adult population

Hunt, Ronald

1982

Diffusion of a dental innovation : pit and fissure sealants

Jackson, Peggy Anne

1981

The health beliefs of the elderly : a comparative study of utilizers and nonutilizers of preventive community health nursing services

Morris, Martha

1980

Factors affecting utilization of a preventative health clinic for the elderly

Spence, Catherine J.

1977

A study of demographic characteristics of selected participants and their descriptions of dental health

Beedle, George

1975

Psycho-social variables as predictors of an improved oral health state in fourth grade students following an oral health instructional sequence

 

Oral Science PhD Program:
Alumni with Dental Public Health Emphasis

   Alumnus

Year

       Thesis Title

McKernan, Susan

2012

Dental service areas: methodologies and applications for the evaluation of access to care

Kateeb, Elham

2012

Factors related to the use of atraumatic restorative treatment (art) in pre and post-pediatric dentistry programs and in pediatric dentistry practices in the U.S.

Yousef, Yousef

2011

Medical professionals' oral health knowledge, attitudes and related practices performed for high caries-risk children

Chankanka, Oitip

2010

Dietary intake and dental caries in children

Chi, Donald

2009

The impact of chronic condition status, chronic condition severity and other factors on access to dental care for Medicaid-enrolled children in Iowa

Hong, Liang

2004

The association of diffuse opacities of dental enamel with amoxicillin use during early childhood

Weber, Karin

2003

A comparison of the effectiveness of three educational intervention in the prevention of early childhood caries

Bhuridej, Patita

2003

Treatment outcomes of sealants on first permanent molars: natural history, survivorship, and cost-utility analysis

Kolker, Justine

2003

The natural history of teeth restored with large amalgam or crown restorations: factors associated with subsequent treatment, the timing of subsequent treatment and the costs associated with treatment selection