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Dorota Kopycka-Kedzierawski, D.D.S., M.P.H.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 341-7177

Office: (585) 275-0706

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Dentistry

Biography

Dr. Kopycka-Kedzierawski has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years. She provides comprehensive dental care to patients with a variety of dental needs. She serves as director of the Clinical and Translational Research Core at Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and as deputy director for the Northeast Region of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network. Her research interests include oral disease distribution and control, the study of cavities and their causes, and teledentistry - the use of communications technology for dental care. A native of Poland, Dr. Kopycka-Kedzierawski and her family have been in Rochester for over 20 years. She enjoys spending time with her son and husband, traveling, reading and gardening.

Professional Background

Dr. Dorota Kopycka-Kedzierawski currently serves as a Deputy Director for the Northeast Region of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (National Dental PBRN) and as Director of the Clinical and Translational Research Core at Eastman Institute for Oral Health. In the PBRN network, she leads a multicenter, prospective, cohort study entitled "Management of Dentin Hypersensitivity". Her research interest include oral epidemiology, teledentistry as an adjunct tool to screen, diagnose and refer young children for oral disease, especially Early Childhood Caries (ECC) and caries risk assessment in children and adults. She directs two graduate courses in Oral Epidemiology that are designed for postgraduate dental residents.

Research

Dr. Dorota Kopycka-Kedzierawski currently serves as a Deputy Director for the Northeast Region of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (National Dental PBRN) and as Director of the Clinical and Translational Research Core at Eastman Institute for Oral Health. In the PBRN network, she just completed a multicenter, prospective, cohort study entitled "Management of Dentin Hypersensitivity". Her research interest include oral epidemiology, teledentistry as an adjunct tool to screen, diagnose and refer young children for oral disease, especially Early Childhood Caries (ECC) and caries risk assessment in children and adults. Currently, she leads a prospective cohort study, funded by NIH/NIDCR, to examine oral biology, behavioral and social mechanisms for ECC onset in young, initially caries-free children. She directs two graduate courses in Oral Epidemiology that are designed for postgraduate dental residents.

Credentials

Education

1992
DDS | Medical University of Lublin (Poland)

2003
MPH | University of Rochester

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/01/1999 - 06/01/2002
Residency in Dentistry, General Practice at Eastman Dental Center

Awards

2001
Michael Buonocore Award, Rochester, NY 2001
Sponsor: Eastman Department of Dentistry

2000 - 2003
Trainee in Research Grant, Rochester Training Program for Oral Health Clinical Research, University of Rochester, Rochester NY
Sponsor: NIH/NIDCR

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.

2/25/2022
Funkhouser E, Ferracane JL, Hilton TJ, Gordan VV, Gilbert GH, Mungia R, Burton V, Meyerowitz C, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, . "Onset and resolution of pain among treated and untreated posterior teeth with a visible crack: Three-year findings from the national dental practice-based research network." Journal of dentistry.. 2022 Feb 25; 119:104078. Epub 2022 Feb 25.

10/23/2021
Alzamil H, Wu TT, van Wijngaarden E, Mendoza M, Malmstrom H, Fiscella K, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Billings RJ, Xiao J. "Removable Denture Wearing as a Risk Predictor for Pneumonia Incidence and Time to Event in Older Adults." JDR clinical and translational research.. 2021 Oct 23; :23800844211049406. Epub 2021 Oct 23.

Books & Chapters

2013
Chapter Title: Dental Caries: General Concepts Pathogenic Mechanisms in Dental Caries
Book Title: Oral Microbiology and Immunology, 2nd ed
Author List: Robert G. Quivey, Jr., Hyun Koo, Jose Lemos, and Dorota T. Kopycka-Kedzierawski
Edited By: Lamont, Hajishengallis, and Jenkinson
Published By: The American Society for Microbiology Press 2013

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