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

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-1762

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
Pharmacology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

1987 - 1993
University of Rochester, Department of Dental Research NIDCR - Cariology Training Program

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

1/16/2021
Lung CB, Watson GE, Verma S, Feng C, Saunders RH. "Duration of effect of Biotène spray in patients with symptomatic dry mouth: A pilot study." Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology.. 2021 Jan 16; Epub 2021 Jan 16.

12/17/2020
Strain JJ, Love TM, Yeates AJ, Weller D, Mulhern MS, McSorley EM, Thurston SW, Watson GE, Mruzek D, Broberg K, Rand MD, Henderson J, Shamlaye CF, Myers GJ, Davidson PW, van Wijngaarden E. "Associations of prenatal methylmercury exposure and maternal polyunsaturated fatty acid status with neurodevelopmental outcomes at 7 years of age: results from the Seychelles Child Development Study Nutrition Cohort 2." The American journal of clinical nutrition.. 2020 Dec 17; Epub 2020 Dec 17.

12/16/2020
Cediel Ulloa A, Gliga A, Love TM, Pineda D, Mruzek DW, Watson GE, Davidson PW, Shamlaye CF, Strain JJ, Myers GJ, van Wijngaarden E, Ruegg J, Broberg K. "Prenatal methylmercury exposure and DNA methylation in seven-year-old children in the Seychelles Child Development Study." Environment international.. 2020 Dec 16; 147:106321. Epub 2020 Dec 16.

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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