Research The Eastman Institute for Oral Health, ranking in the top five for NIDCR dentistry funding, continues to gain international attention for breakthrough discoveries. We work on a wide range of projects, including oral infectious diseases, salivary gland biology, craniofacial development, and community-based disease prevention. We focus on basic-science research as well as translational, clinical and community dentistry research. We have four specific research goals as we expand our capabilities: To boost our national reputation as a research institution To enhance clinical and translational research To better integrate basic with translational and clinical research efforts To improve the overall quality and number of research-intensive faculty Our Publications Lasers Use in Dental Implantology. Implant Dent. 2013 Apr 6.Romanos GE, Gupta B, Yunker M, Romanos EB, Malmstrom H. Immediately Loaded Platform-Switched Implants in the Anterior Mandible with Fixed Prostheses: A Randomized, Split-Mouth, Masked Prospective Trial. Romanos GE, Malmstrom H, Feng C, Ercoli C, Caton J. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 2013 Mar 28. Oral rehabilitation of an edentulous patient using two-segment le fort I repositioning and implant-supported fixed prostheses. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2013 Mar-Apr;28(2):e106-11. Abdel-Azim T, Fantuzzo J, Batalocco G, Cho S, Ercoli C, Morton D. Prevalence of torus mandibularis in Rochester, New York, region. N Y State Dent J. 2013 Jan;79(1):25-7. Romanos GE, Sarmiento HL, Yunker M, Malmstrom H. Morphology of Bone Particles After Harvesting With 4 Different Devices. Papadimitriou DE, Schmidt EC, Caton JG, Romanos GE.Implant Dent. 2013 Apr;22(2):187-192. Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma: How to Proceed in an Emergency. .Kochman, Doron; Contemporary Pediatrics, 2013 Feb; 30 (2): 23-33. Streptococcus mutans: a new Gram-positive paradigm? Lemos JA, Quivey RG, Koo H, Abranches J. Microbiology. 2013 Feb 7. The effect of core material, veneering porcelain, and fabrication technique on the biaxial flexural strength and weibull analysis of selected dental ceramics. Lin WS, Ercoli C, Feng C, Morton D. J Prosthodont. 2012 Jul;21(5):353-62. Dental treatment for high-risk patients with refractory heart failure: A retrospective observational comparison study. Findler, Mordechai ; Elad, Sharon ; Kaufman, Eliezer ; Garfunkel, Adi A. Quintessence International, 2013 Jan; 44 (1): 61-70. Morphology of Bone Particles After Harvesting With 4 Different Devices. Papadimitriou,Dimitrios E.V.; Schmidt,Erich C.; Caton,Jack G.; Romanos,Georgios E. Implant Dent., Jan 2013 Hematopoietic stem cells and bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw. Oral Dis. 2012 Dec 8. Elad S, Zadik Y, Yarom N, Or R, Shapira M. Oral rehabilitation of a patient with bruxism and cluster implant failures in the edentulous maxilla: a clinical report. J Prosthet Dent. 2012 Jul;108(1):1-8. Lin WS, Ercoli C, Lowenguth R, Yerke LM, Morton D. Short term serum pharmacokinetics of diammine silver fluoride after oral application. BMC Oral Health. 2012 Dec 31;12(1):60. Vasquez E, Zegarra G, Chirinos E, Castillo JL, Taves DR, Watson GE, Dills R, Mancl LL, Milgrom P. Sonosurgery for atraumatic tooth extraction: A clinical report. J Prosthet Dent. 2012 Dec;108(6):339-43. Papadimitriou DE, Geminiani A, Zahavi T, Ercoli C. The Stephan Curve revisited. Odontology. 2012 Dec 6. Bowen WH. Nerve growth factor induced after temporomandibular joint inflammation decelerates chondrocyte differentiation. Oral Dis. 2012 Nov 24. Huang H, Shank G, Ma L, Tallents R, Kyrkanides S. Effects of implant surgery on blood pressure and heart rate during sedation with propofol and midazolam. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2012 Nov-Dec;27(6):1520-6. Ueno D, Sato J, Nejima J, Maruyama K, Kobayashi M, Iketani T, Sekiguchi R, Kawahara H.