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Yi-Shing Lisa Cheng DDS, MS, PhD

Yi-Shing Lisa Cheng, DDS / MS / PhD

Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Oral Pathology

3302 Gaston Ave., Rm 222
Dallas, Texas 75246
Phone: (214) 828-8912
Fax: (214) 828-8306
Email: ycheng@bcd.tamhsc.edu

Education and Post-Graduate Training

  • Baylor College of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Dallas, ; Certificate in Oral Pathology; 1999-2002
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas; PhD; Biomedical Studies 1995-1999;
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas; MS; Biomedical Studies 1993-1995;
  • China Medical University, School of Dentistry, Taiwan; Residency 1990-1993;
  • Kaohsiung Medical University, School of Dentistry, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; DDS; 1984-1990

Research Interests

Research Grants

  • “Salivary biomarkers for oral cancer in lichen planus patients”. ($381,086, May 1, 2009-April 30, 2012)Principal Investigator, funded by National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Exploratory and Developmental Grant. 1R21DE018757-01A2
  • “Multiresolution FLIM and Reflectance Confocal Microscopy to Detect Dysplasia” ($ 1,561,662, December 10, 2009 – November 30, 2014)Co-investigator, funded by National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.R01CA138653 - 01A2
  • “Fullerene-based photosensitizers for PDT of dysplastic oral keratinocytes.” ($141,414, July 15, 2007-August 31,2008) Subcontractor/Co-PI, funded by National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Small Business Innovation Research Program. 1R43DE018070-01
  • “The role of FGFR2(IIIb) in ameloblast differentiation during tooth development.” ($15,000, February 1, 2007-January 31, 2008) Collaborator, funded by Vice President for Research Development Grant, Texas A&M University Health Science Center.
  • “New nanoparticles for antimicrobial therapy of dental plaque related diseases.” ($145,998, August 1, 2006-January 31, 2007) Subcontractor, funded by National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Small Business Innovation Research Program. 1R43DE017505-01
  • “E-cadherin and snail messenger RNA expression in tobacco associated oral lesions.” ($10,000, June 1, 2005-June 1, 2007) Principal Investigator, funded by Clay Weed Memorial Cancer Fund Trust, Texas
  • “Smad pathway in oral submucous fibrosis.” ($2,340, 9/1/2003-9/1/2004) Co-investigator, funded by National Science Council, Taiwan
  • “Aromatase expression in oral mucosa and squamous cell carcinoma.” ($10,000, 10/1/02-9/30/04).  Principal Investigator, funded by Clay Weed Memorial Cancer Fund Trust, Texas
  • New faculty start-up fund. ($10,000, 4/16/02). Principal Investigator, Funded by Baylor College of Dentistry-TAMHSC, Dallas,Texas
  • “Identification of target antigens in oral pemphigoid.” ($3,727.92, 5/1/00 – 2/1/02). Principal Investigator, funded by Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Baylor College of Dentistry-TAMHSC, Dallas, Texas

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Cheng YSL, Rees T, Jordan L, Oxford L, O’Brien J, Chen H, and Wong D. 2011, Salivary endothelin-1 potential in detecting oral cancer in patients with oral lichen planus or oral cancer in remission. Oral Oncology 47:1122-6.
  • Cheng YSL and Wright J. 2011, Advances in diagnostic adjuncts for oral squamous cell carcinoma. The Open Pathology Journal 5:3-7.
  • Cheng YSL, Caputo T and Plemons J, 2011, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Case of the Month: Ameloblastoma. Texas Dental Journal; 128(1): 102-3, 120-1.
  • Cheng YSL, Wright J, Lucente, J and McQuade, M. 2010, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Case of the Month: Verruciform Xanthoma. Texas Dental Journal; 127(1): 126-7, 130-1.
  • Lin Y, Cheng YSL, Qin C, Lin C, D’Souza R and Wang F. 2009, The epithelial FGFR2 is essential for development and maintenance of the maxillary cervical loop, a stem cell niche in mouse incisors. Developmental Dynamics 238(2): 324-30.
  • Cheng YSL, Kessler H and Lucente J. 2008, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Case of the Month: Idiopathic Osteosclerosis. Texas Dental Journal 125(10): 1026-31.
  • Chang JYF, Stewart JM, Cheng YSL and Wright JM. 2008, Upper lip nodule /Merkel cell carcinoma. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology 105(5):549-53.
  • Cheng YSL, Liang H, Kessler H and Porter K. 2007, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Case of the Month: Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. Texas Dental Journal 124(12): 1216-7, 1222-3.
  • Cheng YSL, Kessler H, Wright J, Lin JR, Lin LM, Huang E and Chen YK. 2007, Salivary gland malignancy with divergent differentiation: is it a teratocarcinosarcoma? Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics 104: 82-8.
  • Cheng YSL, Kessler H, Watkins D, Watson S. 2007, Deep Penetrating Nevus of Cheek Skin. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics 104: e49-e52.
  • Cheng YSL, Kessler H, Rees TD, Philofsky D and Pontikas A. 2007, Gingival swelling in a thirteen-year-old girl with multiple recurrences. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics 103 (1): 85-91.
  • Cheng YSL, Mues G, Wood D and Ding JH. 2006. Aromatase expression in oral keratinocytes and oral squamous cell carcinoma. Archives of Oral Biology 51: 612-620.
  • Cheng YSL and Wright J. 2005, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Case of the Month: Focal cemento-osseous dysplasia. Texas Dental Journal September 122(9): 986-991.
  • Wen-Chen Wang, Cheng YSL, Chung-Ho Chen, Yu-Ru Lin, Yuk-Kwan Chen and Li-Min Lin. 2005, Paget’s disease of bone in a Chinese patient: A case report and review of the literature. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics 99(6): 727-733.
  • Lin CC, Chen CH, Lin LM, Wright JM, Chen YK, Kessler HP, Cheng YSL, and Ellis E. 2004, Calcifying odontogenic cyst with ameloblastic fibroma. Report of three cases. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics 98(4): 451-460.
  • Liang H, Frederiksen  NL, Binnie WH and Cheng YS. 2003, Intraosseous oral leiomyoma: systematic review and report of one case. Dentomaxillofacial Radiology 32: 285-290.
  • Cheng YSL and Wright J. 2003, Periapical lymphoma. Texas Dental Journal June 120(6): 497-500.
  • Cheng YSL, Binnie WH, Shroyer J and Bridges G. 2003, A forehead mass present for 53 years after trauma in childhood. Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine 32(10): 612-617.
  • Cheng YSL, Wright JM, Walstad WR, and Finn MD. 2002, Osteosarcoma arising in Paget’s disease of mandible. Oral Oncology 38(8): 785-92.
  • Cheng YSL, Wright JM, Walstad WR, and Finn MD. 2002, Calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor showing microscopic features of potential malignant behavior. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics 93(3): 287-95.
  • Wright JM, Binnie WH and Cheng YSL. 2001, Oral cancer and precancer. Dental News 8(3): 29-34.
  • Cheng YSL, Rees TD, Wright JM, and Plemons JM. 2001, Childhood oral pemphigoid: a case report and review of the literature. Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine 30: 372-377.
  • Cheng YSL, 1999, Photochemical crosslinking of collagen by 1, 8-naphthalimide. Ph.D. dissertation. Baylor University, Waco, Texas.
  • Cheng YSL, Matthews JL and Judy MM. 1999, Photochemical tissue welding. Chinese Dental Journal 18(4): 305-308.
  • Chen SY, Cheng YSL, and Tsai FM. 1994, Evaluation of industrial silicone rubber used in clinical dentistry. China Medical College Journal 4(1): 21-28.
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Book Chapters

  • Wright J, Kessler H, and Cheng, YSL, 2011, Mucosal and Related Dermatologic Diseases. In: Peterson’s Principles of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 3rd edition. Editors: Miloro M, Ghali GE, Larsen P, and Walte P. People’s Medical Publishing House-USA.

Specialty Training/Board Certifications

2005 - Western Regional Dental Examiner Board, Board certification
2004 - National Dental Board, United States of America: Part II
2003 - Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
1997 - National Dental Board, United States of America: Part I
1990 - National Dental Board, Taiwan

National Service/Recognition

2000 - Lux scholarship, Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, Texas
1990 - Outstanding Undergraduate Student, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan