Ross H. Tallents, D.D.S.

Ross H. Tallents, D.D.S.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 683
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-5012
Fax: (585) 273-1233

Research Bio

Dr. Tallents is Professor of Dentistry in the Divisions of Orthodontics and Prosthodontics and Program Director of the Orofacial Pain Program.

Research interests include diagnosis and management of patients with TMD, chronic pain mechanisms for the management of orofacial pain and systemic musculoskeletal pains, sleep disorders and familial genetics of cleft lip and palate. Our laboratory has also developed a somatic mosaic animal model for monarthritis in the TMJ and knee that allow us to study treatments in single joints. We also have unregulated the ยต-opioid receptor as a strategy for the induction of anti-nociception, utilizing the body's endogenous opioids to control pain.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Induction | International College of Dentists

Recent Journal Articles

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2013 Sep
Huang H, Shank G, Ma L, Tallents R, Kyrkanides S. "Nerve growth factor induced after temporomandibular joint inflammation decelerates chondrocyte differentiation." Oral diseases. 2013 Sep; 19(6):604-10. Epub 2012 Dec 12.
2012 Aug 4
Kyrkanides S, Brouxhon SM, Tallents RH, Miller JN, Olschowka JA, O'Banion MK. "Conditional expression of human ?-hexosaminidase in the neurons of Sandhoff disease rescues mice from neurodegeneration but not neuroinflammation." Journal of neuroinflammation. 2012 Aug 4; 9:186. Epub 2012 Aug 04.
2011 Sep 7
Kyrkanides S, Tallents RH, Miller JN, Olschowka ME, Johnson R, Yang M, Olschowka JA, Brouxhon SM, O'Banion MK. "Osteoarthritis accelerates and exacerbates Alzheimer's disease pathology in mice." Journal of neuroinflammation. 2011 Sep 7; 8:112. Epub 2011 Sep 07.
Kyrkanides, S.; Moore, T.; Miller, J.H.; Tallents R.H. "Melvin Moss' function matrix theory- revisited." Orthodontic Waves. 2011; 7(1): 1-7.
Lim WH; Toothman J; Miller JH; Tallents RH; Brouxhon SM; Olschowka ME; Kyrkanides S. "IL-1beta inhibits TGF? in the temporomandibular joint." J Dent Res. 2009; 88: 557-562.

Current Appointments

Professor of Clinical Dentistry - Department of Dentistry (SMD) - Primary


Dentist-Prosthodontics - American Board of Orthodontics


DDS | Dentistry | Georgetown College1972
BS | Pharmacy | Albany Coll of Pharmacy1966
Prosthodontics | Eastman Dental CenterAttended 0 - 1979
General Dentistry | Eadsman Dental CenterAttended 0 - 1973

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Prosthodontics at Eastman Dental School07/01/1977 - 06/30/1979
Residency in General Dentistry Residency at Eastman Dental School07/01/1972 - 06/30/1973