Journal of Oral Biology

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Sang-Choon Cho
Dr. Sang-Choon Cho

is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Advanced Program for International Dentists in Implant Dentistry & Co-Director of Clinical Research, Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, New York University College of Dentistry, USA. Currently he is an ICOI Ambassador & a Diplomate of ICOI.

Dr. Yihong Li
Dr. Yihong Li

is a Professor and Director in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology at NYU College of Dentistry, USA . Her studies that determined oral microbial colonization and diversity in children with severe early dental caries, maternal-infant oral microbial transmission, effect of HIV infection on oral microbiota, and the connection between oral microbiota and other oral diseases.

Dr. Zafrulla Khan
Dr. Zafrulla Khan

is Director and Professor, Maxillofacial/Oncologic Dentistry at University of Louisville, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA. Principal Investigator of three Clinical trials sponsored by Pharmaceutical companies in the effects of radiation and ora-phrayngeal cancer.

Dr. Thomas G.H. Diekwisch
Dr. Thomas G.H. Diekwisch

is a Professor and Head of the Department of Oral Biology at UIC, United States. Research in the Brodie Laboratory for Craniofacial Genetics focuses on stem cells and epigenetic control of pluripotency by the chromatin remodeling factor CP27. Other areas include craniofacial tissue engineering as well as development and evolution of tooth enamel.

Dr. Daniel H. Fine
Dr. Daniel H. Fine

is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oral Biology and Director of the Center for Oral Infectious Diseases from Rutgers University, USA. His research focuses on host/parasite interactions in periodontal disease with a special emphasis on molecular genetics related to virulence of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans.

Dr. Kazuhiko Nakano
Dr. Kazuhiko Nakano

is a Professor and Chairman of Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry, Japan. He also contributes as a Head of Pediatric Dentistry Clinic, Osaka University Dental Hospital. His research focuses on pediatric dentistry and clinical oral microbiology & regarding Streptococcus mutants, systemic diseases, such as infective endocarditis.

Dr. Louis M. Lin
Dr. Louis M. Lin

is a Professor of Endodontic, New York University of Dentistry, USA. His research focuses on periapical responses to root canal infection, innervation of pulpitis and apical periodontitis, histopathology of regeneration in immature permanent teeth with irreversible pulpitis. He is a Diplomate of American Board of Endodontics and has published more than seventy peer-reviewed articles.

Dr. Nick Girdler
Dr. Nick Girdler

is a Professor of Sedation Dentistry from Newcastle University, UK. His research interests are focused in the field of anxiety management and conscious sedation in dentistry. He leads a research team investigating new methods of sedation, which provides an alternative to dental general anaesthesia.

Dr. Rosemary Dziak
Dr. Rosemary Dziak

is a Professor in the department of Oral Biology at University of Buffalo, USA. She is the member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Science, International Association for Dental Research, American Society for Bone & Mineral Research. Her research interest includes human bone cells, a signal transduction mechanism & tissue engineering.

Dr. George E. White
Dr. George E. White

is a Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at Nova Southeastern University, USA. He spent most of his career as chairman of pediatric dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He was the founder of a newsletter called, Mastering Clinical Pediatric Dentistry and founder of the first electronic dental journal called, Protocols in Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Lawrence Gettleman
Dr. Lawrence Gettleman

is a Professor of prosthodontics & biomaterials at the University of Louisville’s School of Dentistry, USA. He was principal investigator of eight NIH research grants, developing Novus™ permanent soft denture liner and chlorinated polyethylene for maxillofacial prosthetics. He joined the LSU School of Dentistry, maintained a clinical practice in prosthodontics.

Dr. Mutlu Özcan
Dr. Mutlu Özcan

is a Professor and Head of Dental Materials Unit at the University of Zurich, Dental School, Zurich, Switzerland. Her clinical and scientific work relates to reconstructive dentistry with a particular emphasis on minimal invasive, adhesive applications.

Dr. Paulette Spencer
Dr. Paulette Spencer

is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Kansas School of Engineering, USA. Her research interest includes designing, synthesizing, and developing novel bio-materials for the repair and reconstruction of mineralized tissues, Bio-imaging, Bio-materials, Tissue Engineering, Biomedical Product Design and Development.

Dr. Ashu Sharma
Dr. Ashu Sharma

is a Professor in the Department of Oral Biology at University of Buffalo, USA. His research focuses on virulence mechanisms of periodontal bacteria with special emphasis on bacteria-host interactions at the innate immune interface and how the bacteria modulate the host immunity to gain access to the host.

Dr. Radosevich
Dr. Radosevich

is a Professor in Dental Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. Focuses on immune recognition, response various molecular & biochemical approaches in understanding morphology, physiology & cell biology of human cancer.

Dr. Joel Schwartz
Dr. Joel Schwartz

is a Professor in Dental Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. Studies various risks of gum, head & neck diseases. Long term goal is to produce a clinical early screening approach which provides evaluation for local oropharynx, cavity cancers & distant carcinogenesis using a hand held device.

Dr. Mahmoud Rouabhia
Dr. Mahmoud Rouabhia

is a Professor in Dental Faculty at Laval University, Canada. His research interest includes studying the interaction between host & oral microorganisms, the role of local innate immunity, investigating the tobacco effect on the oral cavity, developing novel bio-materials for tissue replacement, stimulating tissue regeneration through different factors including electrical stimulation.

Dr. Bronislaw L. Slomiany
Dr. Bronislaw L. Slomiany

is a Professor of Oral Biology, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, USA. His Research is focused on Biology & function of alimentary tract secretions, Glycobiology of saliva & GIT, mucus structure & macromolecular organization, the role of mucus in mucosal defense & mucosal inflammatory responses to bacterial invasion.

Dr. Nadarajah Vigneswaran
Dr. Nadarajah Vigneswaran

is a Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Emory University School of Medicine, USA. His clinical research focuses on evaluating non-invasive diagnostic devices and molecular biomarkers for early diagnosis of oral precancers. His basic research involves the development of experimental animal models for pre-clinical testing of molecular targeted diagnostic imaging and therapy for oral cancer.

Dr. Kalu U. Ogbureke
Dr. Kalu U. Ogbureke

is Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial/Head and Neck Pathology and Chair of the Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical sciences at the University Of Texas School Of Dentistry at Houston, USA. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Georgia Regents University colleges of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Cemil Yesilsoy
Dr. Cemil Yesilsoy

is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Endodontology, Temple University, USA. He has lectured internationally on the use of rotary instruments, endodontic techniques, pulp biology, and management of complex endodontic therapy. He brings a wealth of experience in clinical re-treatment and techniques to manage difficult root canal therapy.

Dr. Chunhao Li
Dr. Chunhao Li

is an Associate professor in the Department of Oral Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA. His research interests focuses on understanding the biology & pathogenesis of the pathogenic spirochetes, including the Lyme disease spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi and the oral spirochete Treponma denticola, by using a genetic, biochemical, genomic, proteomic & animal model approach.

Dr. Ahmad Waseem
Dr. Ahmad Waseem

is an Associate Professor in Oral Biology at the Centre for Clinical and Diagnostic Oral Sciences, Institute of Dentistry, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, UK. His research focuses on identifying the molecular changes associated with oncogenic transformation of oral keratinocytes also interested in cytokeratins.

Dr. Hussein M. Assaf
Dr. Hussein M. Assaf

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Care at CWRU School of Dental Medicine, as well as the Associate Director of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program, USA. He also serves as the director of both Aesthetic Dentistry and preclinical Operative courses and lectured on tooth bleaching and adhesive dentistry.

Dr. Laurie St-Pierre
Dr. Laurie St-Pierre

is an Associate Professor in the department of Operative Dentistry from Laval University, Quebec City. She maintains an intra-university private practice limited to restorative and esthetic dentistry. Her area of interest and research are esthetic dentistry, minimally invasive dentistry, dental materials, adhesion, marginal adaptation and Cariology.

Dr. Colleen Watson
Dr. Colleen Watson

is an Associate Professor at NYU College of Dentistry in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, USA. She is a skillful, dedicated, and compassionate professional, with a practice in General Dentistry and Oral Implantology. Her desire to be further skilled in a dental specialty, led to the completion of a Fellowship in Oral Implantology and Biomaterials.

Dr. Richard Presland
Dr. Richard Presland

is an Associate Professor & Director of the Oral Biology graduate program at University of Washington School of Dentistry, USA. His research focuses on salivary proteomics & biomarker discovery, with a particular focus on chronic graft-versus-host disease, also in epithelial keratinocyte differentiation, especially genes that encode proteinases & cytokeratins.

Dr. Vincent K.Tsiagbe
Dr. Vincent K.Tsiagbe

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Biology; Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, USA. He is a member of the AAI, the Society for Leukocyte Biology. Research focuses on elucidation of molecular mechanism of endogenous retroviral proteins in cancer & immunologic basis of periodontal disease.

Dr. Guy R. Adami
Dr. Guy R. Adami

is an Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, UIC, USA. His work has focused on measurement of gene expression in the mouth. Using brush cytology, he has shown that painless collection of a minimal number of cells from the mouth has the potential to allow the diagnosis of oral diseases, including lichen planus and oral squamous cell carcinoma.

Dr. Rajiv Saini
Dr. Rajiv Saini

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology of Pravara Institute of Medical sciences-Loni, Maharashtra, India. His area of research is Oral Hygiene, Biofilm, Peri-Implantitis, Plaque Maturation and Oral-Systemic Health Association. He is an author of the three books published more than 110 research articles.

Dr. Nanda Veena
Dr. Nanda Veena

is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontology at NYU College of Dentistry, USA. Her research focuses on clinical studies related with gingival enlargement & implants.

Dr. Saurabh Lall
Dr. Saurabh Lall

is a Clinical Analyst and Specialist at Star Dental Centre Pvt Ltd, India. He is a specialist in Periodontology & Implant Dentistry into exclusive specialty practice. He has been inducted as a Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine (London, UK) & Pierre Fauchard Academy (USA) in 2014 for his exceptional contribution to global clinical & academic dentistry.

Dr. Gustavo Oliveira
Dr. Gustavo Oliveira

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Dentistry & Oral Medicine at the University Of Louisville, USA. He is actively involved in dental materials research, with special emphasis in the fields of adhesive and esthetic dentistry. He maintains an intramural practice devoted to restorative and esthetic dentistry.

Dr. Yuanyuan Duan
Dr. Yuanyuan Duan

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Materials Science, School of Dentistry, University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA. Her research interests include fatigue testing and failure analysis of dental implant and ceramic, biomechanical study of dental restorations using finite element method and virtual surgical planning for orthognathic surgery.

Dr. Stefan Baumgartner
Dr. Stefan Baumgartner

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry at University of Zurich, Switzerland. His clinical and scientific work relates to orthodontics with particular interest in hard tissue related problems in orthodontics (caries, enamel cracks etc.).

Dr. Walid Fakhouri
Dr. Walid Fakhouri

is an Assistant Professor at the School of Dentistry, UTHSC, TX, USA. Research focuses on studying the genetic &epigenetic factors that cause micrognathia and cleft palate, two of the most common craniofacial disorders at birth, role of the genetic interaction between two transcription factors IRF6 and TWIST1 on epithelial-mesenchymal interaction during mandibular development.

Dr. Nicholas Makhoul
Dr. Nicholas Makhoul

is the Director of the McGill Oral and Maxillofacial Residency Program and Assistant professor at McGill University, USA. He maintains a maxillofacial oncology and reconstrcution practice at the McGill University Health Center and is involved in translational research in the fields of tissue engineering and outcomes data in oral cancer patients.

Dr. Konstantinos Chochlidakis
Dr. Konstantinos Chochlidakis

is an Assistant Professor in the Restorative Department, Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University, USA. He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, International Team of Implantology as well as the American Prosthodontic Society.

Dr. Mario D. Ramos
Dr. Mario D. Ramos

is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Cariology and Restorative Dentistry at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale-FL, USA.

Dr. Thottala Jayaraman
Dr. Thottala Jayaraman

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral Biology at University of Pittsburgh, USA. His research focuses on molecular mechanisms that regulate cellular calcium homeostasis, bone mineralization and regeneration.

Dr. Amirali Zandinejad
Dr. Amirali Zandinejad

is an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry, USA. He completed his AEGD residency and prosthodontics program at the university of Rochester in NY. He is a full time faculty at the department of oral health and rehabilitation and maintains a practice limited to Implants, Esthetic Dentistry and Prosthodontics.

Dr. Julia Yu Fong Chang
Dr. Julia Yu Fong Chang

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery at University of Washington, USA. Her research interest is on clinical to basic research related to dentistry, oral pathology, cancer, stem cells and tumor stem cells. Mainly focuses on studying dental epithelial stem cells, long-term goals are to explore applications of DESC in regenerative medicine.

Dr. Isabel Rambob
Dr. Isabel Rambob

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Dentistry at University of Maryland, USA. She is also a guest lecturer at the New York University College of Dentistry, Howard University College of Dentistry and VA Medical Center Baltimore. Her research interest is on dental management of HIV + patients, and she has lectured nationally and internationally.

Dr. Kabilan Velliyagounder
Dr. Kabilan Velliyagounder

is an Assistant Professor in the department of Oral Biology at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, New Jersey, USA. He is working on host-pathogen interaction studies focusing specifically on protective role of human lactoferrin on different oral diseases and testing its effects in in vivo mouse model.

Dr. Ryan Moseley
Dr. Ryan Moseley

is a Senior Lecturer in Tissue Engineering & Reparative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University, UK. He is also Director of the MSc Programme in Tissue Engineering. His research focusses on mechanisms underlying cellular wound healing in oral & dermal tissues during health & disease; & development of cellular, biomaterial& pharmaceutical strategies to promote tissue repair.

Dr. George Raymond
Dr. George Raymond

is a Clinical Educator at Department of Cariology And Comprehensive Care, New York University at College of Dentistry United States and Adjunct Professor Department of Science & Mathematics College of New Rochelle.

Dr. Iryna Branets
Dr. Iryna Branets

is a Clinical Educator in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, New York University College of Dentistry, USA. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Research interests are radiation dosimetry, radiation dose reduction and radiation image quality.

Dr. M Ali Saghiri
Dr. M Ali Saghiri

is a Researcher at university of Wisconsin, USA. Department of ophthalmology & Visual Science and working in Translational biomedical engineering. His research interests include Bio-materials with particular interest in angiogenesis in dentistry & ophthalmology applications. Other research on Nano Biomaterial, animal Models & other in vivo models of angiogenesis.

Dr. Charles P. Sia
Dr. Charles P. Sia

holds the position as the Chairman of the Department of Oral&Maxillofacial Surgery at Gullas Medical Center-University of the Visayas and a Consultant in Oral-Maxillofacial and Implant Surgery at St. Luke’s Medical Center - Global City, Philippines. His research interest includes Regenerative and Reconstruction techniques in Maxillofacial region, Bone Grafting, Biomaterials and Growth Factors, Orthognathic Surgery, Cleft Surgery.

Edoardo Brauner
Edoardo Brauner

is currently working in the department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Sciences at La Sapienza University, Italy. His research is focalized on the planning and treatment of traumatized, post oncological and malformed patients in order to improve their quality of life and on planning malformed patients maxillofacial surgery and their rehabilitation needs as well as the rehabilitation of post-oncological and traumatized patients.