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Ross H. Tallents, D.D.S.

Dentistry

Clinical Interests

General Dentistry

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 341-7177

Office: (585) 275-5012

Fax: (585) 273-1233

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groupAn Accountable Health Partner

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Biography

Dr. Tallents is one of the area's leaders in diagnosing and treating temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. In addition to practicing with the Faculty Practice, he is a professor in the EIOH Orthodontics and Prosthodontics Division and program director of the Orofacial Pain program. Dr. Tallents has co-authored 149 publications on his research, including the diagnosis and management of patients with TMJ disorders, mechanisms for managing chronic mouth and facial pain, systemic bone and muscle pains, sleep disorders and the family genetics of cleft lip and palate.

Research

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 µ-opioid receptor as a strategy for the induction of anti-nociception, utilizing the body's endogenous opioids to control pain.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Education

0-1973
| Eastman Dental Center
General Dentistry

1966
BS | Albany Coll of Pharmacy
Pharmacy

0-1979
| Eastman Dental Center
Prosthodontics

1972
DDS | Georgetown College
Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1972 - 06/30/1973
Residency in General Dentistry Residency at Eastman Dental School

07/01/1977 - 06/30/1979
Residency in Prosthodontics at Eastman Dental School

Awards


Induction
Sponsor: International College of Dentists

Publications

Journal Articles

9/2013
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 0; 19(6):604-10. Epub 2012 Dec 12.

8/4/2012
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.

9/7/2011
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.

Books & Chapters

2010
Chapter Title: Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and Bruxism.
Book Title: Bruxism. Theory and Practice. Paesani, DA (Editor)
Author List: Restrepo-Jaramillo; Tallents RH; Kyrkanides S.
Published By: Quinteessence Publishing2010

2000
Chapter Title: Occlusion and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
Book Title: Oral Surgery
Author List: Tallents RH, Stein S, and Moss M
Published By: CV Mosby2000

2000
Chapter Title: Temporomandibular Joint Disorders in Children
Book Title: Early Orthodontic Treatment
Author List: Stein S, Tallents RH, and Moss MA
Published By: Quintessence Publishing2000

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