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Gene E. Watson, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-1762

Fax: (585) 273-1237

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Dentistry

Biography

Dr. Watson, who has been with the Faculty Practice for more than 20 years, performs research in dry mouth, cavities, and the positive and negative effects of dental drugs. He has published and lectured nationally and internationally, and has served as a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. In addition to dentistry, Dr. Watson is jointly appointed in the Department of Environmental Medicine and the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Credentials

Education

1980
DDS | West Virginia University School of Medicine

1995
PHD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry
Clinical Pharmacology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

Awards

2007
URMC Excellence in Research Award - 2007

1987 - 1993
National Research Service Award
Sponsor: NIDCR / National Institutes of Health
Location: University of Rochester

Publications

Journal Articles

6/9/2022
Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Billings RJ, Feng C, Ragusa PG, Flint K, Watson GE, Wong CL, Manning S, Gill SR, O'Connor TG. "A Prospective Longitudinal Study of Early Childhood Caries Onset in Initially Caries-Free Children." JDR clinical and translational research.. 2022 Jun 9; :23800844221101800. Epub 2022 Jun 09.

5/30/2022
Love TM, Wahlberg K, Pineda D, Watson GE, Zareba G, Thurston SW, Davidson PW, Shamlaye CF, Myers GJ, Rand M, van Wijngaarden E, Broberg K. "Contribution of child ABC-transporter genetics to prenatal MeHg exposure and neurodevelopment." Neurotoxicology.. 2022 May 30; Epub 2022 May 30.

5/11/2022
James AK, Dolgova NV, Nehzati S, Korbas M, Cotelesage JJH, Sokaras D, Kroll T, O'Donoghue JL, Watson GE, Myers GJ, Pickering IJ, George GN. "Molecular Fates of Organometallic Mercury in Human Brain." ACS chemical neuroscience.. 2022 May 11; Epub 2022 May 11.

Books & Chapters

2011
Chapter Title: Neurodevelopmental Effects of Maternal Nutrition Status and Exposure to Methyl Mercury from Eating Fish during Pregnancy: Evidence from the Seychelles Child Development Study
Book Title: Developmental Neurotoxicology Research: Principles, Models, Techniques..........
Author List: Phillip W. Davidson, J.J. Strain, Gary J. Myers, Conrad F. Shamlaye, Sally Thurston, Maxine P. Bonham, Emeir M. Duffy, Julie M.W. Wallace, Gene E. Watson, and Thomas W. Clarkson
Published By: John Wiley and sons 2011

2006
Chapter Title: Chapter 5. Toxicological Effects of Lead in Laboratory Animals and In Vitro Test Systems Section 5.8. Effects on Bone and Teeth
Book Title: Air Quality Criteria for Lead
Author List: Gene Watson
Published By: National Center for Environmental Assessment-RTP Division, US EPA 2006 in Research Triangle Park

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