Ralph H. Saunders, D.D.S., M.S.View Contact & Scheduling
Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Dentistry (SMD)
Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Medicine, Geriatrics/Aging (SMD) - Joint
Residency & Fellowship
Residency, General Practice, University of Rochester Medical Center. 1975 - 1976
DDS | Ohio State University College of Dentistry. 1974
ADA Evidence-based Curriculum (Initial Class). 2008
Special Care Dentistry Association - Poster Contest. 2006
ADA Geriatric Dental Health Care Award. 1989
Oral Medicine Senior Award. 1974
Perceptions of dental esthetics among older African Americans. Special Care Dentistry 2011; 31(2); 48-52.
Saunders R, Sithole V, Koutrouli E, Feng C, Malmstrom.
Special Care Dentistry. 2011; 31(2): 48-52.
Factors associated with oral health-related quality of life in community-dwelling elderly persons with disabilities.
Jensen, P; Saunders, R; Thierer, T; Friedman B.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008; 56: 711-17.
Oral health conditions of community-dwelling cognitively intact elderly persons with disabilities.
Saunders, R; Friedman, B.
Gerodontology. 2007; 24: 67-76.
Dental caries in older adults.
Saunders, R; Meyerowitz, C.
Dental Clinics of North America. 2005; 44: 293-308.
Trends in predoctoral education in geriatric dentistry.
Saunders, R; Yellowitz, J; Dolan, T; Smith, B.
J Dent Educ. 1998; 62: 314 - 18.
The use of intraoral applicators in applying topical fluorides in institutionalized older adults.
Saunders, R; Davila, E; Fu, J; Hayes, A; Zero, D.
Spec Care Dent. 1994; 14: 1-5.
The effect of hyposalivatory medications on saliva flow rates and dental caries in adults aged 65 and older.
Saunders, R; Handelman S.
Spec Care Dent. 1993; 13: 1-5.
The prevalence of coronal and root decay in institutionalized older adults.
Saunders, R; Handelman, S.
NYS Dent J. 1991; 57: 25-30.
Hyposalivatory drug use, whole stimulated salivary flow, and mouthdryness in older, long-term care residents.
Handelman, S; Baric, J; Saunders, R; Espeland, M.
Spec Care Dent. 1989; 9: 12-16.
Dentists' verbal communication leads during an interview with geriatric patients.
Handelman, S; Stege, P; Baric, J; Espeland, M; Saunders, R.
Spec Care Dent. 1986; 6: 253-57.
Survey of dental services in nursing homes in western New York State.
Saunders, R; Leverett, D.
NYS Dent J. 1985; 51: 33-35.
A study of nonverbal behaviors of dentists with healthy older patients using closed circuit television.
Baric, J; Espeland, M; Stege, P; Saunders, R; Handelman, S.
Gerodontics. 1985; 1: 170-74.
Graduate education in geriatric dentistry.
Gerodontology. 1985; 4: 53-57.
Relationship of age and tooth loss in a chronic care facility.
Saunders, R; Solomon, E; Handelman, S.
Spec Care Dent. 1982; 2: 25-31.
Parotid and whole saliva in prediction of serum total and free phenytoin concentration.
Anavekar, S; Saunders, R; Wardell, W; Shoulson, I; Emmings, F; Gringeri, A.
Clin Pharmacol Ther. 1978; 24: 629-34.
Take a giant step to independent living. Adaptive Toothbrushing.
Teaching Exceptional Children. 1976; 9: 7-9.