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Robert Berkowitz

TitleProfessor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentDentistry
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 683
Rochester NY 14642
Other Positions
TitleProfessor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentPediatrics

 
 Awards And Honors
1976     First Prize, Thesis Award, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
1978     Fellowship, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
1984     Case Western Reserve University - Academic Lifetime Tenure
1991     George Washington University - Academic Lifetime Tenure
 
 Overview
A.B. 1967 Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts
DDS 1972 State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo NY
1972-1975 Pediatric Dentistry Resident, Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
1972-1975 Research Fellow in Pediatric Dentistry, Harvard University
1975-1976 Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, Universitiy of Maryland
1976-1980 Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Pennsylvania
1981-1986 Assoc. Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, Case Western Reserve University
1986-1987 Assoc. Professor of Clinical Dentistry; Director, Division of Preventive
Dentistry, Columbia University
1987-1989 Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, Director Pediatric Dentistry
Residency Program; University of Texas Dental Branch, Houston
1989-1992 Prof. of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and
Assoc. Chair, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Children's National
Medical Center, Washington DC
1992-1996 Assoc. Professor and Director, Pediatric Program, Eastman Dental Center
Rochester, New York
1996-1997 Professor and Director, Pediatric Program, Eastman Dental Center
1993-1997 Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry and Pediatrics, University
of Rochester, Rochester, New York
1997-2006 Professor of Dentistry and Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Chair
Division of Pediatric Dentistry; Director - Pediatric Dentistry Residency
Program; University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
2006 Professor of Dentistry and Pediatrics; Chair, Division of Pediatric Dentistry;
to present Director - Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program; University of Rochester,
Rochester, New York

 
 Selected Publications
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  1. Berkowitz RJ, Amante A, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Billings RJ, Feng C. Dental caries recurrence following clinical treatment for severe early childhood caries. Pediatr Dent. 2011 Nov-Dec; 33(7):510-4.
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  2. Berkowitz RJ, Koo H, McDermott MP, Whelehan MT, Ragusa P, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Karp JM, Billings R. Adjunctive chemotherapeutic suppression of mutans streptococci in the setting of severe early childhood caries: an exploratory study. J Public Health Dent. 2009; 69(3):163-7.
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  3. Vacca Smith AM, Scott-Anne KM, Whelehan MT, Berkowitz RJ, Feng C, Bowen WH. Salivary glucosyltransferase B as a possible marker for caries activity. Caries Res. 2007; 41(6):445-50.
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  4. Berkowitz RJ. Mutans streptococci: acquisition and transmission. Pediatr Dent. 2006 Mar-Apr; 28(2):106-9; discussion 192-8.
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  5. Zhan L, Featherstone JD, Gansky SA, Hoover CI, Fujino T, Berkowitz RJ, Den Besten PK. Antibacterial treatment needed for severe early childhood caries. J Public Health Dent. 2006; 66(3):174-9.
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  6. Chase I, Berkowitz RJ, Mundorff-Shrestha SA, Proskin HM, Weinstein P, Billings R. Clinical outcomes for Early Childhood Caries (ECC): the influence of salivary mutans streptococci levels. Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2004 Sep; 5(3):143-6.
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  7. Chase I, Berkowitz RJ, Proskin HM, Weinstein P, Billings R. Clinical outcomes for Early Childhood Caries (ECC): the influence of health locus of control. Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2004 Jun; 5(2):76-80.
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  8. Graves CE, Berkowitz RJ, Proskin HM, Chase I, Weinstein P, Billings R. Clinical outcomes for early childhood caries: influence of aggressive dental surgery. J Dent Child (Chic). 2004 May-Aug; 71(2):114-7.
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  9. Billings RJ, Berkowitz RJ, Watson G. Teeth. Pediatrics. 2004 Apr; 113(4 Suppl):1120-7.
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  10. Berkowitz RJ. Causes, treatment and prevention of early childhood caries: a microbiologic perspective. J Can Dent Assoc. 2003 May; 69(5):304-7.
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  11. Featherstone JD, Adair SM, Anderson MH, Berkowitz RJ, Bird WF, Crall JJ, Den Besten PK, Donly KJ, Glassman P, Milgrom P, Roth JR, Snow R, Stewart RE. Caries management by risk assessment: consensus statement, April 2002. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2003 Mar; 31(3):257-69.
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  12. Berkowitz RJ. Acquisition and transmission of mutans streptococci. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2003 Feb; 31(2):135-8.
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  13. Lopez L, Berkowitz R, Spiekerman C, Weinstein P. Topical antimicrobial therapy in the prevention of early childhood caries: a follow-up report. Pediatr Dent. 2002 May-Jun; 24(3):204-6.
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  14. Lee JH, Berkowitz RJ, Choi BJ. Oral self-mutilation in the Lesch-Nyhan syndrome. ASDC J Dent Child. 2002 Jan-Apr; 69(1):66-9, 12.
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  15. Hauk MJ, Moss ME, Weinberg GA, Berkowitz RJ. Delayed tooth eruption: association with severity of HIV infection. Pediatr Dent. 2001 May-Jun; 23(3):260-2.
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  16. Lopez L, Berkowitz RJ, Moss ME, Weinstein P. Mutans streptococci prevalence in Puerto Rican babies with cariogenic feeding behaviors. Pediatr Dent. 2000 Jul-Aug; 22(4):299-301.
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  17. Lopez L, Berkowitz R, Zlotnik H, Moss M, Weinstein P. Topical antimicrobial therapy in the prevention of early childhood caries. Pediatr Dent. 1999 Jan-Feb; 21(1):9-11.
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  18. Litman RS, Kottra JA, Berkowitz RJ, Ward DS. Upper airway obstruction during midazolam/nitrous oxide sedation in children with enlarged tonsils. Pediatr Dent. 1998 Sep-Oct; 20(5):318-20.
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  19. Litman RS, Kottra JA, Verga KA, Berkowitz RJ, Ward DS. Chloral hydrate sedation: the additive sedative and respiratory depressant effects of nitrous oxide. Anesth Analg. 1998 Apr; 86(4):724-8.
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  20. Litman RS, Kottra JA, Berkowitz RJ, Ward DS. Breathing patterns and levels of consciousness in children during administration of nitrous oxide after oral midazolam premedication. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1997 Dec; 55(12):1372-7; discussion 1378-9.
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  21. Hauk M, Berkowitz RJ, Moss M, Meyerowitz C, Cassman B, Weinberg GA. Hospitalizations associated with oral lesions in perinatally HIV-infected children. Pediatr Dent. 1997 Nov-Dec; 19(8):484-5.
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  22. Berkowitz RJ, Moss M, Billings RJ, Weinstein P. Clinical outcomes for nursing caries treated using general anesthesia. ASDC J Dent Child. 1997 May-Jun; 64(3):210-1, 228.
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  23. Litman RS, Berkowitz RJ, Ward DS. Levels of consciousness and ventilatory parameters in young children during sedation with oral midazolam and nitrous oxide. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1996 Jul; 150(7):671-5.
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  24. Del Toro A, Berkowitz R, Meyerowitz C, Frenkel LM. Oral findings in asymptomatic (P-1) and symptomatic (P-2) HIV infected children. Pediatr Dent. 1996 Mar-Apr; 18(2):114-6.
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  25. Berkowitz R, Frenkel LM. Cancer in the HIV-infected child. Pediatr Dent. 1996 Mar-Apr; 18(2):127-8.
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  26. Weinstein P. Research recommendations: pleas for enhanced research efforts to impact the epidemic of dental disease in infants. J Public Health Dent. 1996; 56(1):55-60.
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  27. Berkowitz R, Obeid G, McIlveen L, Getson P, Mohla C, Campos J. Comparison of two sampling techniques for quantitation of oral yeast levels. Pediatr Dent. 1994 Jan-Feb; 16(1):62-3.
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  28. Ketchem L, Berkowitz RJ, McIlveen L, Forrester D, Rakusan T. Oral findings in HIV-seropositive children. Pediatr Dent. 1990 May-Jun; 12(3):143-6.
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  29. Berkowitz RJ, Neuman P, Spalding P, Novak L, Strandjord S, Coccia PF. Developmental orofacial deficits associated with multimodal cancer therapy: case report. Pediatr Dent. 1989 Sep; 11(3):227-31.
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  30. Berkowitz RJ, Feretti GA, Berg JH. Dental management of children with cancer. Pediatr Ann. 1988 Nov; 17(11):715-25.
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  31. Berkowitz RJ, Strandjord S, Jones P, Hughes C, Barsetti J, Gordon EM, Cheung NK, Warkentin P, Coccia PF. Stomatologic complications of bone marrow transplantation in a pediatric population. Pediatr Dent. 1987 Jun; 9(2):105-10.
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  32. Johnsen DC, Gerstenmaier JH, DiSantis TA, Berkowitz RJ. Susceptibility of nursing-caries children to future approximal molar decay. Pediatr Dent. 1986 Jun; 8(3):168-70.
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  33. Berkowitz RJ. Streptococcus mutans and dental caries in infants. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 1985 Jun; 6(6):463-6.
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  34. Berkowitz RJ, Hughes C, Rudnick M, Gordon EM, Strandjord S, Cheung NK, Warkentin P, Coccia PF. Oropharyngeal Candida prophylaxis in pediatric bone marrow transplant patients. Am J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 1985; 7(1):82-6.
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  35. Berkowitz RJ, Jones P. Mouth-to-mouth transmission of the bacterium Streptococcus mutans between mother and child. Arch Oral Biol. 1985; 30(4):377-9.
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  36. Berkowitz RJ, Turner J, Hughes C. Microbial characteristics of the human dental caries associated with prolonged bottle-feeding. Arch Oral Biol. 1984; 29(11):949-51.
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  37. Gordon EM, Berkowitz RJ, Strandjord SE, Kurczynski EM, Goldberg JS, Coccia PF. Burkitt lymphoma in a patient with classic hemophilia receiving factor VIII concentrates. J Pediatr. 1983 Jul; 103(1):75-7.
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  38. Berkowitz RJ, Crock J, Strickland R, Gordon EM, Strandjord S, Coccia PF. Oral complications associated with bone marrow transplantation in a pediatric population. Am J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 1983; 5(1):53-7.
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  39. Stern RC, Berkowitz RJ, Shurin SB, Sorensen RU, Haaga JR. Multiple microaerophilic streptococcal lung abscesses after orthodontic treatment. Pediatrics. 1982 Nov; 70(5):722-4.
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  40. Freedman A, Sexton T, Reich D, Berkowitz RJ. Neuropathologic chewing in comatosed children: a case report. Pediatr Dent. 1981 Dec; 3(4):334-6.
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  41. Anolik R, Berkowitz RJ, Campos JM, Friedman AD. Actinobacillus endocarditis associated with periodontal disease. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 1981 Oct; 20(10):653-5.
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  42. Berkowitz RJ, Turner J, Green P. Maternal salivary levels of Streptococcus mutans and primary oral infection of infants. Arch Oral Biol. 1981; 26(2):147-9.
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  43. Berkowitz R, Ludwig S, Johnson R. Dental trauma in children and adolescents. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 1980 Mar; 19(3):166-71.
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  44. Berkowitz RJ, Turner J, Green P. Primary oral infaction of infants with Streptococcus mutans. Arch Oral Biol. 1980; 25(4):221-4.
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  45. Shelton PG, Berkowitz RJ, Forrester DJ. Nursing bottle caries. Pediatrics. 1977 May; 59(5):777-8.
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  46. Berkowitz RJ. Streptococcus mutans - establishment and transmission in infants. ASDC J Dent Child. 1976 May-Jun; 43(3):192-5.
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  47. Berkowitz RJ, Jordan HV. Similarity of bacteriocins of Streptococcus mutans from mother and infant. Arch Oral Biol. 1975 Nov; 20(11):725-30.
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  48. Berkowitz RJ, Jordan HV, White G. The early establishment of Streptococcus mutans in the mouths of infants. Arch Oral Biol. 1975 Mar; 20(3):171-4.
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  49. Needleman HL, Berkowitz RJ. Electric trauma to the oral tissues of children. ASDC J Dent Child. 1974 Jan-Feb; 41(1):19-22.
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