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Ralph H. Saunders, D.D.S., M.S.

Dentistry

Clinical Interests

General Dentistry

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-7978

Fax: (585) 461-5420

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Biography

It's good news that people are living longer and keeping more of their teeth than ever before. Dr. Saunders' career has focused on caring for the oral health of older adults. He is actively involved in the practice, education and research related to geriatric dentistry. Dr. Saunders is a professor in the Department of Dentistry at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and a professor of geriatrics/aging as well.

Credentials

Education

1969
BA | Depauw University
Zoology

1974
DDS | Ohio State University
Dentistry

1988
MS | University of Rochester
Dental Science

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1975 - 06/30/1976
Residency in at University of Rochester Medical Center

Awards

2008
ADA Evidence-based Curriculum (Initial Class)
Sponsor: American Dental Association
Location: Chicago, IL

2006
Special Care Dentistry Association - Poster Contest
Sponsor: Special Care Dentistry Association
Location: Chicago, IL

1989
ADA Geriatric Dental Health Care Award
Sponsor: American Dental Association
Location: Chicago, IL

1974
Oral Medicine Senior Award
Location: The Ohio State University

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Publications

Journal Articles

2011
Saunders R, Sithole V, Koutrouli E, Feng C, Malmstrom. "Perceptions of dental esthetics among older African Americans. Special Care Dentistry 2011; 31(2); 48-52." Special Care Dentistry. 2011; 31(2): 48-52.

2008
Jensen, P; Saunders, R; Thierer, T; Friedman B. "Factors associated with oral health-related quaility of life in community-dwelling elderly persons with disabilities." J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008; 56: 711-17.

2007
Saunders, R; Friedman, B. "Oral health conditions of community-dwelling cognitively intact elderly persons with disabilities." Gerodontology. 2007; 24: 67-76.

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Videos

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