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Dorota Kopycka-Kedzierawski, D.D.S., M.P.H.

Dorota Kopycka-Kedzierawski, D.D.S., M.P.H.

General Dentistry , Eastman Institute for Oral Health (EIOH)

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University Dental Faculty Group

2400 South Clinton Avenue, Suites 125 & 220
Rochester, NY 14618

About Me

Dr. Kopycka-Kedzierawski has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years. She provides comprehensive dental care to patients with a variety of dental needs. She serves as director of the Clinical and Translational Research Core at Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and as assistant node director for...
Dr. Kopycka-Kedzierawski has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years. She provides comprehensive dental care to patients with a variety of dental needs. She serves as director of the Clinical and Translational Research Core at Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and as assistant node director for the Northeast Region of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network. Her research interests include oral disease distribution and control, the study of cavities and their causes, and teledentistry - the use of communications technology for dental care. A native of Poland, Dr. Kopycka-Kedzierawski and her family have been in Rochester for over 20 years. She enjoys spending time with her son and husband, traveling, reading and gardening.

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Dentistry (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Residency, Dentistry, General Practice, Eastman Dental Center. 1999 - 2002

Education

MPH | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry. 2003

DDS | Medical University of Lublin (Poland). 1992

Awards

Michael Buonocore Award, Rochester, NY 2001. 2001

Trainee in Research Grant, Rochester Training Program for Oral Health Clinical Research, University of Rochester, Rochester NY. 2000 - 2003

Research

Dr. Dorota Kopycka-Kedzierawski currently serves as an Assistant Node Director for the Northeast Region of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (National Dental PBRN) and as Director of the Clinical and Translational Research Core at Eastman Institute for Oral Health. In the PBRN netw...
Dr. Dorota Kopycka-Kedzierawski currently serves as an Assistant Node Director for the Northeast Region of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (National Dental PBRN) and as Director of the Clinical and Translational Research Core at Eastman Institute for Oral Health. In the PBRN network, she lead a multicenter, prospective, cohort study entitled "Management of Dentin Hypersensitivity". Dr. Kopycka-Kedzierawski is currently principal investigator of a double-blind placebo-controlled phase II randomized controlled trial entitled “Povidone Iodine Efficacy Study” (PIES). This project is assessing efficacy of an antimicrobial agent to prevent new cavitated caries lesions that require follow-up restorative/surgical intervention after oral rehabilitation in the Operating Room (OR) under general anesthesia. Her research interests include, risk factors for Early Childhood Caries (ECC), ECC prevention, teledentistry, oral epidemiology, and dental practice-based research.

Clinical Trials

Povidone Iodine Efficacy Study

Lead Researcher: Dorota Kopycka-kedzierawski

This is a clinical trial to determine whether 10% Povidone Iodine prevents new cavities when applied to the teeth of children with Severe Early Childhood Caries (S-ECC). Study participants will be followed for approximately 24 months af...

Publications

Journal Articles

Implementation of a 4Ms approach in age-friendly oral health care at an Academic Specialty Care Dental Clinic.

Arany S, Cavalcanti L, Phildor D, Watson GE, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Eliav E, Medina-Walpole A, Caprio T

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2024 April 25 Epub 04/25/2024.

Perceptions of mental health screening and referral to treatment in National Dental-Practice Based Research Network practices: A qualitative study.

Berryhill MB, Culmer N, Smith T, Kopycka-Kedzierawski D, Gurganus R, Curry G

Journal of public health dentistry.. 2024 April 1 Epub 04/01/2024.

Psychosocial Risk Exposure Limits Routine Pediatric Oral Health Care.

Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Feng C, Billings RJ, Watson GE, Ragusa PG, Flint K, Wong CL, Gill SR, Manning S, O'Connor TG

AJPM focus.. 2024 April 3 (2):100191. Epub 01/20/2024.

Dental staff and patient attitudes about nicotine replacement therapy samples in dental care: A National Dental Practice-Based Research Network study.

Japuntich SJ, Dunbar MS, Predmore Z, Bloom EL, Fang P, Basile S, Rindal DB, Waiwaiole LA, Carpenter MJ, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Dahne J, Lischka TR, Richardson P,

Community dentistry and oral epidemiology.. 2023 December 14 Epub 12/14/2023.

Early childhood caries prevention through a developmental origins model of the oral microbiome, host and oral environment, and sociodemographic influences.

Gill SR, O'Connor TG, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT

Quintessence international.. 2023 September 1954 (8):610-611. Epub 1900 01 01.

Acceptance and Usability of an Innovative mDentistry eHygiene Model Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic Within the US National Dental Practice-Based Research Network: Mixed Methods Study.

Xiao J, Kopycka-Kedzierawski D, Ragusa P, Mendez Chagoya LA, Funkhouser K, Lischka T, Wu TT, Fiscella K, Kar KS, Al Jallad N, Rashwan N, Ren J, Meyerowitz C,

JMIR human factors.. 2023 August 1810 :e45418. Epub 08/18/2023.

Characteristics of Dentists in the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network: Dentists in the National Dental PBRN.

Cunha-Cruz J, Gilbert GH, Allareddy V, Cochran DL, Fellows J, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, McBurnie M, Meyerowitz C, Mungia R, Rindal DB, Gordan VV,

Journal of dentistry.. 2023 August 10 :104653. Epub 08/10/2023.

The Oral Microbiome and Cross-Kingdom Interactions during Pregnancy.

Gilbert Klaczko C, Alkhars N, Zeng Y, Klaczko ME, Gill AL, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Jusko TA, Sohn MB, Xiao J, Gill SR

Journal of dental research.. 2023 July 11 :220345231176459. Epub 07/11/2023.

Accuracy of Telemedicine Consultations in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Gangwani P, Mooneyham R, Feng C, Kopycka-Kedzierawski D, Kolokythas A

Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.. 2023 January 81 (1):65-71. Epub 09/22/2022.

A Prospective Longitudinal Study of Early Childhood Caries Onset in Initially Caries-Free Children.

Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Billings RJ, Feng C, Ragusa PG, Flint K, Watson GE, Wong CL, Manning S, Gill SR, O'Connor TG

JDR clinical and translational research.. 2022 June 9 :23800844221101800. Epub 06/09/2022.

Onset and resolution of pain among treated and untreated posterior teeth with a visible crack: Three-year findings from the national dental practice-based research network.

Funkhouser E, Ferracane JL, Hilton TJ, Gordan VV, Gilbert GH, Mungia R, Burton V, Meyerowitz C, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT,

Journal of dentistry.. 2022 February 25119 :104078. Epub 02/25/2022.

Removable Denture Wearing as a Risk Predictor for Pneumonia Incidence and Time to Event in Older Adults.

Alzamil H, Wu TT, van Wijngaarden E, Mendoza M, Malmstrom H, Fiscella K, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Billings RJ, Xiao J

JDR clinical and translational research.. 2021 October 23 :23800844211049406. Epub 10/23/2021.

Outcomes of treatment and monitoring of posterior teeth with cracks: three-year results from the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network.

Ferracane JL, Hilton TJ, Funkhouser E, Gordan VV, Gilbert GH, Mungia R, Burton V, Meyerowitz C, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Group NDPC

Clinical oral investigations.. 2021 October 9 Epub 10/09/2021.

Assess an innovative mDentistry eHygiene model amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network: Protocol for design, implementation, and usability testing.

Xiao J, Meyerowitz C, Ragusa P, Funkhouser K, Lischka T, Mendez Chagoya LA, Al Jallad N, Wu TT, Fiscella K, Ivie E, Strange M, Collins J, Kopycka-Kedzierawsk DT

JMIR research protocols.. 2021 September 22 Epub 09/22/2021.

The use of teledentistry in facilitating oral health for older adults: A scoping review.

Ben-Omran MO, Livinski AA, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Boroumand S, Williams D, Weatherspoon DJ, Iafolla TJ, Fontelo P, Dye BA

The Journal of the American Dental Association.. 2021 September 11 Epub 09/11/2021.

Anticholinergic medication-related dry mouth and effects on the salivary glands.

Arany S, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Caprio TV, Watson GE

Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology.. 2021 August 29 Epub 08/29/2021.

Prediction of early childhood caries onset and oral microbiota.

Quivey RG, O'Connor TG, Gill SR, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT

Molecular oral microbiology.. 2021 July 27 Epub 07/27/2021.

Social, Psychological, and Behavioral Predictors of Salivary Bacteria, Yeast in Caries-Free Children.

Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Scott-Anne K, Ragusa PG, Cvetanovska M, Flint K, Feng C, Watson GE, Wong CL, Billings RJ, Quivey RJ, O'Connor TG

JDR clinical and translational research.. 2021 March 10 :2380084421999365. Epub 03/10/2021.

Oral Microbiota Composition Predicts Early Childhood Caries Onset.

Grier A, Myers JA, O'Connor TG, Quivey RG, Gill SR, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT

Journal of dental research.. 2020 December 24 :22034520979926. Epub 12/24/2020.

Baseline characteristics as 3-year predictors of tooth fracture and crack progression: Findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network.

Hilton TJ, Funkhouser E, Ferracane JL, Gilbert GH, Gordan VV, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Meyerowitz C, Mungia R, Burton V,

The Journal of the American Dental Association.. 2020 December 22 Epub 12/22/2020.

Interprofessional collaboration and smartphone use as promising strategies to improve prenatal oral health care utilization among US underserved women: results from a qualitative study.

Wang L, Ren J, Fiscella KA, Bullock S, Sanders MR, Loomis EL, Eliav E, Mendoza M, Cacciato R, Thomas M, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Billings RJ, Xiao J

BMC oral health.. 2020 November 2320 (1):333. Epub 11/23/2020.

Association between Dental Anomalies and Orofacial Clefts: A Meta-analysis.

Marzouk T, Alves IL, Wong CL, DeLucia L, McKinney CM, Pendleton C, Howe BJ, Marazita ML, Peter TK, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Morrison CS, Malmstrom H, Wang H, Shope ET

JDR clinical and translational research.. 2020 October 8 :2380084420964795. Epub 10/08/2020.

Development of a prognostic model for caries onset and progression from early childhood caries incidence in urban preschool children.

Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Billings RJ, Feng C

European archives of paediatric dentistry : official journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry.. 2019 August 20 (4):303-309. Epub 12/11/2018.

Intergenerational task: Helping expectant mothers obtain better oral health care during pregnancy.

Billings RJ, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Xiao J

The Journal of the American Dental Association.. 2019 July 150 (7):565-566. Epub 1900 01 01.

Concordance between practitioner questionnaire responses and observed clinical treatment recommendations for treatment of dentin hypersensitivity: findings from the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network.

Litaker MS, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Rindal DB, Fellows JL, Heft MW, Meyerowitz C, Chonowski S, Gilbert GH,

BMC oral health.. 2019 June 1419 (1):112. Epub 06/14/2019.

Electronic and paper mode of data capture when assessing patient-reported outcomes in the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network.

Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Cacciato R, Hennessey R, Meyerowitz C, Litaker MS, Heft MW, Johnson KS, Reyes SC, Johnson JD, Baltuck CT, Gilbert GH,

Journal of investigative and clinical dentistry.. 2019 June 2 :e12427. Epub 06/02/2019.

Human genes influence the interaction between Streptococcus mutans and host caries susceptibility: a genome-wide association study in children with primary dentition.

Meng Y, Wu T, Billings R, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Xiao J

International journal of oral science.. 2019 May 3011 (2):19. Epub 05/30/2019.

Preferences for peer-reviewed versus other publication sources: a survey of general dentists in the National Dental PBRN.

Melkers J, Hicks D, Isett KR, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Gilbert GH, Rosenblum S, Burton V, Mungia R, Melkers MJ, Ford G,

Implementation science : IS.. 2019 March 114 (1):19. Epub 03/01/2019.

Prenatal Oral Health Care and Early Childhood Caries Prevention: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Xiao J, Alkhers N, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Billings RJ, Wu TT, Castillo DA, Rasubala L, Malmstrom H, Ren Y, Eliav E

Caries research.. 2019 53 (4):411-421. Epub 01/10/2019.

Association of periodontal disease with depression and adverse birth outcomes: Results from the Perinatal database; Finger Lakes region, New York State.

Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Li D, Xiao J, Billings RJ, Dye TD

PloS one.. 2019 14 (4):e0215440. Epub 04/18/2019.

Association between Oral Candida and Bacteriome in Children with Severe ECC.

Xiao J, Grier A, Faustoferri RC, Alzoubi S, Gill AL, Feng C, Liu Y, Quivey RG, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Koo H, Gill SR

Journal of dental research.. 2018 December 97 (13):1468-1476. Epub 07/26/2018.

Advancement Of Teledentistry At The University Of Rochester's Eastman Institute For Oral Health.

Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, McLaren SW, Billings RJ

Health affairs.. 2018 December 37 (12):1960-1966. Epub 1900 01 01.

Patient-Centered Dentinal Hypersensitivity Treatment Outcomes: Results from the National Dental PBRN.

Heft MW, Litaker MS, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Meyerowitz C, Chonowski S, Yardic RL, Gordan VV, Mungia R, Gilbert GH,

JDR clinical and translational research.. 2018 January 3 (1):76-82. Epub 11/13/2017.

Candida albicans and Early Childhood Caries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Xiao J, Huang X, Alkhers N, Alzamil H, Alzoubi S, Wu TT, Castillo DA, Campbell F, Davis J, Herzog K, Billings R, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Hajishengallis E, Koo H

Caries research.. 2018 52 (1-2):102-112. Epub 12/21/2017.

Incidence of early childhood caries: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Javed F, Feng C, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT

Journal of investigative and clinical dentistry.. 2017 November 8 (4)Epub 09/29/2016.

Management of dentin hypersensitivity by practitioners in The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network.

Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Meyerowitz C, Litaker MS, Heft MW, Tasgaonkar N, Day MR, Porter-Williams A, Gordan VV, Yardic RL, Lawhorn TM, Gilbert GH,

The Journal of the American Dental Association.. 2017 October 148 (10):728-736. Epub 06/16/2017.

Accuracy of teledentistry examinations at predicting actual treatment modality in a pediatric dentistry clinic.

McLaren SW, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Nordfelt J

Journal of telemedicine and telecare.. 2017 September 23 (8):710-715. Epub 08/09/2016.

Management of Dentin Hypersensitivity by National Dental Practice-Based Research Network practitioners: results from a questionnaire administered prior to initiation of a clinical study on this topic.

Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Meyerowitz C, Litaker MS, Chonowski S, Heft MW, Gordan VV, Yardic RL, Madden TE, Reyes SC, Gilbert GH,

BMC oral health.. 2017 January 1317 (1):41. Epub 01/13/2017.

Compliance with dental treatment recommendations by rural paediatric patients after a live-video teledentistry consultation: A preliminary report.

McLaren SW, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT

Journal of telemedicine and telecare.. 2016 April 22 (3):198-202. Epub 06/26/2015.

Candida albicans Carriage in Children with Severe Early Childhood Caries (S-ECC) and Maternal Relatedness.

Xiao J, Moon Y, Li L, Rustchenko E, Wakabayashi H, Zhao X, Feng C, Gill SR, McLaren S, Malmstrom H, Ren Y, Quivey R, Koo H, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT

PloS one.. 2016 11 (10):e0164242. Epub 10/14/2016.

Comparative effectiveness study to assess two examination modalities used to detect dental caries in preschool urban children.

Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Billings RJ

Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association.. 2013 November 19 (11):834-40. Epub 09/21/2013.

Oral piercing injuries treated in United States emergency departments, 2002-2008.

Gill JB, Karp JM, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT

Pediatric dentistry.. 2012 34 (1):56-60. Epub 1900 01 01.

Prevalence of dental caries and dental care utilisation in preschool urban children enrolled in a comparative-effectiveness study.

Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Billings RJ

European archives of paediatric dentistry : official journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry.. 2011 June 12 (3):133-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Dental caries recurrence following clinical treatment for severe early childhood caries.

Berkowitz RJ, Amante A, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Billings RJ, Feng C

Pediatric dentistry.. 2011 33 (7):510-4. Epub 1900 01 01.

Assessment of caries experience in 12-year-old adolescents in Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Pardi V, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Billings RJ, Pereira SM, de Meneghim M, Pereira AC

Oral health & preventive dentistry.. 2010 8 (4):361-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Effect of tobacco smoke on the oral health of U.S. women of childbearing age.

Iida H, Kumar JV, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Billings RJ

Journal of public health dentistry.. 2009 69 (4):231-41. Epub 1900 01 01.

Adjunctive chemotherapeutic suppression of mutans streptococci in the setting of severe early childhood caries: an exploratory study.

Berkowitz RJ, Koo H, McDermott MP, Whelehan MT, Ragusa P, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Karp JM, Billings R

Journal of public health dentistry.. 2009 69 (3):163-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Caries status and overweight in 2- to 18-year-old US children: findings from national surveys.

Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Auinger P, Billings RJ, Weitzman M

Community dentistry and oral epidemiology.. 2008 April 36 (2):157-67. Epub 1900 01 01.

Dental needs and status of autistic children: results from the National Survey of Children's Health.

Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Auinger P

Pediatric dentistry.. 2008 30 (1):54-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Prevalence of dental caries in Early Head Start children as diagnosed using teledentistry.

Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Bell CH, Billings RJ

Pediatric dentistry.. 2008 30 (4):329-33. Epub 1900 01 01.

Dental screening of preschool children using teledentistry: a feasibility study.

Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Billings RJ, McConnochie KM

Pediatric dentistry.. 2007 29 (3):209-13. Epub 1900 01 01.

Application of nonhomogenous Markov models for analyzing longitudinal caries risk.

Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Billings RJ

Community dentistry and oral epidemiology.. 2006 April 34 (2):123-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Teledentistry in inner-city child-care centres.

Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Billings RJ

Journal of telemedicine and telecare.. 2006 12 (4):176-81. Epub 1900 01 01.

Healthful eating practices may lower caries prevalence in the primary dentition in children aged 2 to 5 years.

Kopycka-Kedzierawski D, Billings RJ

The journal of evidence-based dental practice.. 2005 March 5 (1):35-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

A longitudinal study of caries onset in initially caries-free children and baseline salivary mutans streptococci levels: a Kaplan-Meier survival analysis.

Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Billings RJ

Community dentistry and oral epidemiology.. 2004 June 32 (3):201-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Sugar-starch combinations are associated with dental caries in low-risk adolescents

Billings, R. J.; Kopycka-Kedzierawski, D.T;.

Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice. 2004; 4(3): 242-243.

The reduction of broken appointment rates through an automated appointment confirmation system.

Almog DM, Devries JA, Borrelli JA, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT

Journal of dental education.. 2003 September 67 (9):1016-22. Epub 1900 01 01.

The reduction of broken appointment rates through an automated appointment confirmation system

Almog, D. M.; Devries, J. A.; Borrelli, J. A.; Kopycka-Kedzierawski, D. T.;.

J Dent Educ. 2003; 67(9): 1016-22.

Identification and Removal of Barriers to the Use of Computer Algebra Systems in the Science Curriculum,3rd National Conference on Technology in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Esham, B; Kedzierawski, A; Kopycka, D; Rommel-Esham, K;.

2003; : 65-68.

Correlations between students’ experiences in high school and in calculus I

Kopycka, D; Cervello, K ; Kedzierawski, A; Thompsin, K;.

NY State Mathematics Teacher Journal. 2003; 53(3): 102-106.

Books

Oral Microbiology and Immunology, 2nd ed (2013)

Chapter: Dental Caries: General Concepts Pathogenic Mechanisms in Dental Caries

Authors: Robert G. Quivey, Jr., Hyun Koo, Jose Lemos, and Dorota T. Kopycka-Kedzierawski

Publisher: The American Society for Microbiology Press 2013