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Department News - October 2012

Biomedical Sciences


Kramer PR, LL Bellinger. A non-invasive model for measuring nociception after tooth pulp exposure. Journal of Dental Research 2012; 91:883-887.

Strom TA, Arora A, Osborn B, Karim N, Komabayashi T, Liu X. Endodontic release system for apexification using calcium hydroxide microspheres. Journal of Dental Research (Published online ahead of print).

Martin A, David V, Li H, Dai B, Feng JQ, Quarles LD. Overexpression of the DMP1 C-terminal fragment stimulates FGF23 and exacerbates the hypophosphatemic rickets phenotype in Hyp mice. Journal of Molecular Endocrinology 2012; (Aug 28 Epub ahead of print).

Yuan B, Feng JQ, Bowman S, Liu Y, Blank RD, Lindberg I, Drezner MK. Hexa-D-Arginine treatment increases 7B2•PC2 activity in Hyp-mouse osteoblasts and rescues the Hyp phenotype. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 2012; (Aug 09 Epub ahead of print).

Zhu Q, Gibson M, Liu Q, Liu Y, Lu Y, Wang X, Feng JQ, Qin C. Proteolytic processing of dentin sialophosphoprotein (DSPP) is essential to dentinogenesis. Journal of Biological Chemistry 2012; (Jul 13 Epub ahead of print).

Gibson M, Zhu Q, Liu Q, Liu Y, Lu Y, Wang X, Feng JQ, Qin C. Loss of DSPP leads to periodontal diseases in mice. Journal of Periodontal Research 2012; (Aug 31 Epub ahead of print).

Wang X, Wang S, Lu Y, Gibson MP, Liu Y, Yuan B, Feng JQ, Qin C. FAM20C plays an essential role in the formation of murine teeth. Journal of Biological Chemistry 2012; (Aug 30 Epub ahead of print).


Dr. Jian “Jerry” Feng served as a presenter and co-chairman of the International Symposium on Tooth Development, which was July 10-11 at the West China School of Stomatology in Chengdu. The goal of the symposium was to highlight cutting-edge advances in all aspects of tooth development, including research in dentin, enamel and cementum, and to promote all levels of modern biomedical research, including basic, translational and clinical.


Dr. Robert Hinton was an invited speaker at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Association for Dental Education in Europe, the European counterpart of the American Dental Education Association, which was Aug. 29-Sept. 1 in Lyon, France. His talk was titled “Evidence-Based Practice at Baylor College of Dentistry: The Road Traveled and the Road Ahead.”


Dental Hygiene

In the news

Lisa Mallonee’s comments about nutrition and oral health made headlines recently in The Dallas Morning News. Read Mallonee’s take on the interplay between eating habits and cavities in this Sept. 21 health blog.




Carney C, Rossmann J, Kerns D, Cipher D, Rees T, Solomon E, Rivera F, Beach M. A comparative study of root defect coverage using Acellular Dermal Matrix with and without a recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor. Journal of Periodontology July 2012.

Koylass JM, Valderrama P, Mellonig JT. Histologic evaluation of an allogeneic mineralized bone matrix in the treatment of periodontal osseous defects. International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry 2012 Aug; 32(4):405-11.


The American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs named Dr. Jeffrey Rossmann to an expert panel titled the “Periodontal Clinical Recommendations Project,” which became effective at the 2012 ADA annual meeting in San Francisco.

Dr. Pilar Valderrama was nominated to become an ITI — International Team for Implantology — Fellow. She will give an oral presentation on Oct. 26 in Andover, Mass., as part of her nomination.


Dr. David Kerns was named to the American Academy of Periodontology Committee on the Task Force for the Revised Accreditation Standards for Periodontics. The appointment became effective at the AAP meeting in Los Angeles, which was Sept. 29-October 2.

Drs. Miles Beach and Rossmann were reappointed to the Education Committee for the American Academy of Periodontology for 2012-2013. Appointments became effective at the AAP meeting in Los Angeles.