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Harvey P. Kessler, DDS / MS

Harvey P. Kessler, DDS / MS

Professor
Director of Pathology, Department of Diagnostic Sciences

3302 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75246
Phone: (214) 828-8116
Fax: (214) 828-8306
Email: hkessler@bcd.tamhsc.edu

Education and Post-Graduate Training

  • Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC; Certificate; 1979-1980; Oral Pathology Fellowship
  • U.S. Army Institute of Dental Research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC; Certificate; 1977-1979; Oral Pathology
  • George Washington University, Washington, DC; MS; 1977-1979; Oral Biology
  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas; Certificate; 1974-1975; General Dentistry
  • University of Maryland, School of Dentistry, Baltimore, Maryland; DDS; 1970-1974; Dentistry
  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; BA; 1966-1970; Chemistry

Research Interests

Research Grant

  • Kochevar GJ, Kessler HP.  Early diagnosis of oral carcinoma using mutant PP32R1. NIH-National Cancer Institute 1 R03 CA112622-01A1, $145,500
    July 1,2005 – June 30, 2007.  (Co-investigator)

Selected Publications

Refereed Papers
  • Cheng YSL, Kessler HP, Lucente J.  Idiopathic Osteosclerosis.  Texas Dental Journal, 2008, 125(10):1026, 1030-1031.2.    Naidu A, Dechow PC, Spears R, Kessler HP, Wright JM, Opperman LA.  Effects of bisphosphonates on osteoblast behavior.  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod, 2008, 106:829-837.
  • Chang JYF, Kessler HP, Wright JM.  Localized juvenile spongiotic gingival hyperplasia.  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod, 2008, 106:411-418.
  • Jump TR, Kessler HP.  Surgical Ciliated Cyst.  Texas Dental Journal, 2008, 125(3):276-277, 2828-283.
  • Razaq S, Kessler HP, Phillips W.  Solitary Plasmacytoma of Bone.  Texas Dental Journal, 2008, 125(2):182-183, 188-190.
  • Cheng YSL, Kessler HP, Watkins D, Watson S.  Deep penetrating nevus of cheek skin.  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod, 2007, 104:e49-e52.
  • Cheng YSL, Kessler HP, Wright JM, Huang E, Lin J-R, Lin L-M, Chen Y-K.  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod, 2007, 104:82-88.
  • Cheng YSL, Kessler HP, Rees TD, Philofsky D, Pontikas A.  Gingival swelling an a 13-year old girl with multiple recurrences.  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod, 2007, 103:85-91.
  • Cheng YSL, Liang H, Kessler HP, Porter K.  Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis.  Texas Dental Journal, 2007, 124(12):1216-1217, 1222-1223.
  • Chang JYF, Marcantoni H, Kessler HP.  Ameloblastic Fibro-Odontoma. Texas Dental Journal, 2007, 124(7):686-687, 694-695.
  • Kessler HP, Pollock K.  Malignant Melanoma.  Texas Dental Journal, 2007, 124(3):314, 322-324.
  • Kessler HP, Phillips D.  Bilateral Subpontic Osseous Hyperplasia.  Texas Dental Journal, 2006, 123(12):1153, 1156-1159.
  • Chang JY, Heaton M, Rees TP, Kessler HP.  Discoid Lupus Erythematosus.  Texas Dental Journal, 2006, 123(6):552-553, 556-557.
  • Miles BA, Schwartz-Dabney C, Sinn DP, Kessler HP.  Bilateral metastatic breast adenocarcinoma within the temporomandibular joint:  A case report.  J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 2006, 64(4):712-718.
  • Mansour M, Kessler HP.  Verruciform Xanthoma.  Texas Dental Journal, 2005, 122(12):1248-1249, 1252-1253.
  • Cillo JE, Ellis E, Kessler HP.  Pericoronal Squamous Odontogenic Tumor Associated With an Impacted Mandibular Third Molar:  A Case Report.  J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 2005, 63(3):413-416.
  • Naidu A, Kessler HP, Stewart J-M.  Odontogenic Keratocyst.  Texas Dental Journal, 2005, 122(5):480-481, 487.
  • Kessler HP.  Herpes Virus Infections:  A Review for the Dental Practitioner.  Texas Dental Journal, 2005, 122(2):150-165.
  • Kessler HP.  Lingual mandibular sequestration with ulceration.  Texas Dental Journal, 2005, 122(2):198-199, 206-207.
  • Bhan P, Kessler HP.  Sialolithiasis. Texas Dental Journal, 2004, 121(10):1002, 1006-1007.
  • Lin C-C, Chen C-H, Wright JM, Kessler HP, Cheng Y-SL, Ellis E. Calcifying odontogenic cyst with ameloblastic fibroma: Report of three cases. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod, 2004, 98:451-460.
  • Kessler, HP. Intraosseous Ameloblastoma.  Oral Maxillofacial Surg Clin N Am, 2004, 16:309-322.
  • Kessler HP, Untermann B. Respiratory Epithelial Adenomatoid Hamartoma of the Maxillary Sinus Presenting as a Periapical Radiolucency:  A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod, 2004, 97:607-612.
  • Proenca IF, Kessler HP.  Pyogenic Granuloma. Texas Dental Journal, 2004, 121(3):238, 244.
  • Hassanein AM, Glanz SM, Kessler HP, Eskin TA, Liu C. Beta-Catenin is expressed aberrantly in tumors expressing shadow cells; pilomatricoma, craniopharyngioma, and calcifying odontogenic cyst. American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Vol. 120, 2003, p. 732-736.
  • Kessler HP, Schwartz-Dabney C, Ellis E.  AAOMP Case Challenge: Recurrent Left Mandibular Enlargement. Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, Vol. 4, No. 4, 2003, p. 127-137.
  • Kessler HP.  Arteriovenous Malformation. Texas Dental Journal, Vol. 120, No. 10, 2003, p. 901, 912-913.
  • Kessler HP.  Condensing Osteitis.  Texas Dental Journal, Vol. 120, No. 2, 2003, p. 178, 188-189.
  • Kessler HP.  Ameloblastoma.  Texas Dental Journal, Vol. 119, No. 7, 2002, p. 650, 654-655.
  • Kessler HP.  Intraoral Lipoma. Texas Dental Journal, Vol. 119, No. 1, 2002, p. 94-95, 100.
  • Kessler HP.  Book Review:  Diagnostic Surgical Pathology of the Head and Neck. Head and Neck, Vol. 23, No. 9, 2001, p. 815-816.
  • Castle JT, Cardinali M, Kratochvil FJ, Abbondanzo SL, Kessler HP, Auclair PL, Yeudall WA.  P53 and Cyclin D1 Staining Patterns of Malignant and Premalignant Oral Lesions in Age Dependent Populations.  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod, Vol. 88, No. 3, 1999, p. 326-332.
  • Castle JT, Thompson LD, Frommelt RA, Wenig BM, Kessler HP. Polymorphous Low Grade Adenocarcinoma: A Clinicopathologic Study of 164 Cases.  Cancer, Vol. 86, No. 2, 1999, p. 207-219.
  • Brannon RB, Kessler HP.  Problems in Mass-Disaster Dental Identification:  A Retrospective Review. J Forensic Sci, Vol. 44, No. 1, 1999, p. 123-127.
  • Morse DR, Esposito JV, Kessler HP, Gorin R.  Age Estimation Using Dental Periapical Radiographic Parameters: A Review and Comparative Study of Clinically Based and Regression Models with the Desert Storm Victims. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, Am J Forensic Med Pathol, Vol. 15, No. 4, 1994, p. 303-318.
  • Kessler HP, Pemble CW. Forensic Dental Identification of Casualties During Operation Desert Storm.  Military Medicine, Vol. 158, No. 6, June 1993, p. 359-362.
  • Knights EM, Brokaw WC, Kessler, HP.  The Incidence of Dentigerous Cysts Associated with a Random Sampling of Unerupted Third Molars. General Dentistry, Vol 39, No. 2, February 1990, p.
  • Kraut RA, Kessler HP.  Quantification of Bone in Dental Implant Sites after Composite Grafting of the Mandible:  Report of a Case, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1989, p. 153-158.
  • Kraut RA, Kessler HP.  Chronic Sclerosing Sialadenitis Associated With Second Stage Implant Surgery, Compendium of Continuing Education In Dentistry, Vol. IX, No. 8, September 1988, p. 610-615.
  • Gardner DG, Kessler HP, Morency R, Schaffner DL  The Glandular Odontogenic Cyst--An Apparent Entity, Journal of Oral Pathology, Vol. 17, No. 8, August 1988, p. 359-366.
  • Kessler HP, Kraut RA.  Dentigerous Cyst Associated With an Impacted Mesiodens. General Dentistry, Vol. 37, No. 1, January/February 1989, p. 47-49.
  • Jones TK, Hansen CA, Singer MT, Kessler HP.  Dental Implications of Nickel Hypersensitivity. J Pros Dent, Vol. 56, No. 4, October 1986, p. 507-509.
  • Vire DE, Stalker WH, Kessler HP. An Epithelium-Lined Sinus Tract, Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol, Vol. 53, No. 2, February 1982, p. 209-211.
  • Kessler HP, Webb JG. An Evaluation of Actinic Blocking Agents, Military Medicine, Vol. 146, No. 5, May 1981, p. 339-342.
  • Kessler HP, Callahan MD, van der Waal I. Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma, Left Maxilla--A Case for Diagnosis. Military Medicine, Vol. 146, No. 3, March 1981, p. 213-214.

Non-refereed Papers

  • Kessler HP.  Letter to the Editor:  Median Rhomboid Glossitis.  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod, 1996, 82(4):360
  • Kessler HP.  Diagnostic Quiz.  Florida Dental Association Journal, 2000, 12(4):26-27.
  • Kessler HP.  Diagnostic Quiz.  Florida Dental Association Journal, 2000, 12(3):13-14.
  • Kessler HP.  Diagnostic Quiz.  Florida Dental Association Journal, 1999, 11(10):5C-6C.
  • Kessler HP.  Diagnostic Quiz.  Florida Dental Association Journal, 1999, 11(8):5C-6C.
  • Kessler HP.  Diagnostic Quiz.  Florida Dental Association Journal, 1999, 11(4):10A-12A.
  • Kessler HP.  Diagnostic Quiz.  Florida Dental Association Journal, 1999, 11(2):4C-5C.
  • Kessler HP.  Diagnostic Quiz.  Florida Dental Association Journal, 1998, 10(11):5C-6C.
  • Kessler, HP.  Forensic Dentistry.  U.S. Army Dental Research Detachment Information Bulletin, 1994, 8(2):

Review articles

  • Kessler HP.  Book Review:  Diagnostic Surgical Pathology of the Head and Neck.  Head and Neck, 2001, 23(9):815-816.


Book Chapters

  • Kessler HP.  Chapter 21:  Pathology of the Teeth.  In DeLong L, Burkhart N, Editors, General and Oral Pathology for Dental Hygienists.  Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2008.

 

Abstracts

  • Kochevar GJ, Kessler HP. Mutant pp32r1 in oral carcinoma. American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, April 3, 2006, Washington, DC.
  • Cheng Y, Kessler HP. Deep penetrating nevus in a combined nevus.  60th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, April 25, 2006, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Chen Y, Cheng Y, Kessler HP, Wright J. A 60 year old man with four poorly differentiated malignancies of the head and neck within 8 years. 59th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, April 18, 2005, Destin, Florida.
  • Hassanein A, Glanz S, Kessler H, Eskin T, Liu C. Beta-Catenin is mutated in tumors expressing shadow cells; pilomatricoma, craniopharyngioma, and calcifying odontogenic tumor.  91st Annual Meeting, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, 27 February 2002, Chicago, IL

Specialty Training/Board Certifications

  • 1995-present - Texas State Board of Dental Examiners
  • 1982 - Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • 2006-2007 - President, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • 1979 - Diplomate, American Board of Oral Medicine

National Service/Recognition

  • 2006 - Literary Award, Texas Section, International College of Dentists.
  • 2006 - Teaching Excellence Award, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry
  • 1996 - Navy Commendation Medal
  • 1995 - Department of Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • 1995 - Fellow, International College of Dentists
  • 1992 - Joint Services Commendation Medal
  • 1991 - National Defense Service Medal (Bronze Star Device)
  • 1990 - Overseas Service Ribbon
  • 1990 - Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • 1990 - Army Commendation Medal  (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • 1989 - "A" Proficiency Designator
  • 1986 - Meritorious Service Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • 1985 - Army Service Ribbon
  • 1984 - Order of Military Medical Merit
  • 1984 - Meritorious Service Medal
  • 1977 - Army Commendation Medal
  • 1974 - National Defense Service Medal
  • 1974 - Magna Cum Laude Graduate, University of Maryland School of Dentistry
  • 1974 - Omicron Kappa Upsilon
  • 1973-1974 - Gamma Pi Delta (Excellence in Prosthetic Dentistry)
  • 1973-1974 - Gorgas Odontological Society (Scholastic Achievement)