Robert J. Berkowitz, D.D.S.

Robert J. Berkowitz, 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) 275-5251
Fax: (585) 442-7504
Administrative: (585) 276-3145

Journal Articles

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Berkowitz RJ;* Amante A; Kopycka-Kedzierawski D; Feng C; Billings RJ (*Identifies the Communicating Author for all Journal Bibliiographic entries). ""Dental caries recurrence following clinical treatment for severe early childhood caries"". Pediatric Dentistry. 2011; 33(7): 510--514.
Berkowitz RJ*; Koo H; McDermott M, Whelehan MT; Karp J; Billings RJ (* identifies the Communicating Author for all Journal Bibliographic entries). "Adjunctive chemotherapeutic suppression of mutans streptococci in the setting of severe early childhood caries". J Pub Health Dent (in press). 2009; .
Karp J*; Berkowitz RJ. "Hot Topics: The Avulsed Tooth in Prepubertal Children (on line course)." PediaLink. American Academy of Pediatrics. 2008; . Link
Karp J; Berkowitz RJ*. "Clincal outcomes for severe early childhood caries". Clin Rev Pediatr. 2008; 4(3): 169-173 (online journal).
Vacca Smith AM, Scott-Anne KM, Whelehan MT, Berkowitz RJ, Feng C, Bowen WH. "Salivary glucosyltransferase B as a possible marker for caries activity." Caries research. 2007 41(6):445-50. Epub 2007 Sep 07.
Zahn, L., Featherstone, J.D.B.*; Gansky, S.A.; Hoover, C.I.; Fuijino, T.; Berkowitz, R.J.; Den Besten, P.K. "Antibacterial treatment needed for severe early childhood caries." Journal Public Health Dentistry. 2006; 66(3): 174-179. Link
Berkowitz, R.J.*. "Acquisition and transmission of mutans streptococci." Pediatric Dentistry. 2006; 28(2): 107-109. Link
2004 Sep
Chase I, Berkowitz RJ, Mundorff-Shrestha SA, Proskin HM, Weinstein P, Billings R. "Clinical outcomes for Early Childhood Caries (ECC): the influence of salivary mutans streptococci levels." European journal of paediatric dentistry : official journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry. 2004 Sep; 5(3):143-6.
2004 Jun
Chase I, Berkowitz RJ, Proskin HM, Weinstein P, Billings R. "Clinical outcomes for Early Childhood Caries (ECC): the influence of health locus of control." European journal of paediatric dentistry : official journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry. 2004 Jun; 5(2):76-80.
Billings, R.J.*; Berkowitz, R.J.; Watson, G;. "Teeth - Article in The Vulnerability and Sensitivity of the Developing Embryo, Infant, Child and Adolescent to the Effects of Environmental Chemicals, Drugs and Physical Agents as Compared to the Adult; the Importance of the Stage of Development and the Magnitude of the Exposure." Pediatrics (special supplement). 2004; 113: 1120-1127.
Graves CE, Berkowitz RJ, Proskin HM, Chase I, Weinstein P, Billings R. "Clinical outcomes for early childhood caries: influence of aggressive dental surgery." Journal of dentistry for children (Chicago, Ill.). 2004 71(2):114-7.
2003 May
Berkowitz RJ. "Causes, treatment and prevention of early childhood caries: a microbiologic perspective." Journal (Canadian Dental Association). 2003 May; 69(5):304-7.
Berkowitz, R.J. "Acquisition and transmission of mutans streptococci." Journal of California Dental Association. 2003; 31: 135-138. Link
DenBesten, P*; Berkowitz, R.J. "Early childhood caries: an overvview with reference to our experience in California." Journal of California Dental Association. 2003; 31: 139-143. Link
Featherstone, J.D.;* Adair, S.M.; Anderson, M.H.; Berkowitz, R.J. "Caries management by risk assessment: consensus statement." Journal of California Dental Association. 2003; 31: 257-269. Link
Lopez L, Berkowitz R, Spiekerman C, Weinstein P. "Topical antimicrobial therapy in the prevention of early childhood caries: a follow-up report." Pediatric dentistry. 2002 24(3):204-6.
Lee JH, Berkowitz RJ, Choi BJ. "Oral self-mutilation in the Lesch-Nyhan syndrome." ASDC journal of dentistry for children. 2002 69(1):66-9, 12.
Hauk MJ, Moss ME, Weinberg GA, Berkowitz RJ. "Delayed tooth eruption: association with severity of HIV infection." Pediatric dentistry. 2001 23(3):260-2.
Lopez L, Berkowitz RJ, Moss ME, Weinstein P. "Mutans streptococci prevalence in Puerto Rican babies with cariogenic feeding behaviors." Pediatric dentistry. 2000 22(4):299-301.
Lopez L, Berkowitz R, Zlotnik H, Moss M, Weinstein P. "Topical antimicrobial therapy in the prevention of early childhood caries." Pediatric dentistry. 1999 21(1):9-11.
Litman, R.S.*; Kottra, J.A.; Verga, K.A.; Berkowitz, R.J.; Ward, D.S. "Chloral hydrate sedation; the additive sedative and respiratory depressant effects of nitrous oxide." Anesthesia Prog. 1998; 86: 724-728. Link
Litman RS, Kottra JA, Berkowitz RJ, Ward DS. "Upper airway obstruction during midazolam/nitrous oxide sedation in children with enlarged tonsils." Pediatric dentistry. 1998 20(5):318-20.
1997 Dec
Litman RS, Kottra JA, Berkowitz RJ, Ward DS. "Breathing patterns and levels of consciousness in children during administration of nitrous oxide after oral midazolam premedication." Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. 1997 Dec; 55(12):1372-7; discussion 1378-9.
Berkowitz, R.J.*. "Summary: curriculum/accreditation." Pediatric Dentistry. 1997; 19: 228. Link
Berkowitz RJ, Moss M, Billings RJ, Weinstein P. "Clinical outcomes for nursing caries treated using general anesthesia." ASDC journal of dentistry for children. 1997 64(3):210-1, 228.
Hauk M, Berkowitz RJ, Moss M, Meyerowitz C, Cassman B, Weinberg GA. "Hospitalizations associated with oral lesions in perinatally HIV-infected children." Pediatric dentistry. 1997 19(8):484-5.
Litman, R.S.*; Berkowitz, R.J.; Ward, D.S. "Levels of consciousness and ventilatory parametes in young children during sedation with oral midazolam and nitrous oxide." Archives of Pediatric Adolescent Medicine. 1996; 150: 671-675. Link
Weinstein P. "Research recommendations: pleas for enhanced research efforts to impact the epidemic of dental disease in infants." Journal of public health dentistry. 1996 56(1):55-60.
Del Toro A, Berkowitz R, Meyerowitz C, Frenkel LM. "Oral findings in asymptomatic (P-1) and symptomatic (P-2) HIV infected children." Pediatric dentistry. 1996 18(2):114-6.
Berkowitz R, Frenkel LM. "Cancer in the HIV-infected child." Pediatric dentistry. 1996 18(2):127-8.
DelToro, A.; Berkowitz, R.J.*. "Periodontal disease associated with HIV infection." Journal of Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry. 1995; 1(4): 7.
Berkowitz R, Obeid G, McIlveen L, Getson P, Mohla C, Campos J. "Comparison of two sampling techniques for quantitation of oral yeast levels." Pediatric dentistry. 1994 16(1):62-3.
Berkowitz, R.J.*; Rakusan, T.; McIlveen, L;. "Dental caries and pedaitric HIV infection." Pediatric AIDS and HIV Infection. 1991; 2: 133. Link
Perez, R.; Berkowitz, R.J.*; McIlveen, L.; Forester, D. "Dental trauma in children: a survey." Endodontic Dental Traumatolgoy. 1991; 7: 212-213. Link
Berkowitz, R.J.*; Rakusan, T.; McIlveen, L; Ahlstrom, P. "Oral manifestations of pediatric HIV infection". Pediatric AIDS and HIV Infection. 1990; 1: 49-52. Link
Ketchem L, Berkowitz RJ, McIlveen L, Forrester D, Rakusan T. "Oral findings in HIV-seropositive children." Pediatric dentistry. 1990 12(3):143-6.
1989 Sep
Berkowitz RJ, Neuman P, Spalding P, Novak L, Strandjord S, Coccia PF. "Developmental orofacial deficits associated with multimodal cancer therapy: case report." Pediatric dentistry. 1989 Sep; 11(3):227-31.
1988 Nov
Berkowitz RJ, Feretti GA, Berg JH. "Dental management of children with cancer." Pediatric annals. 1988 Nov; 17(11):715-25.
1987 Jun
Berkowitz RJ, Strandjord S, Jones P, Hughes C, Barsetti J, Gordon EM, Cheung NK, Warkentin P, Coccia PF. "Stomatologic complications of bone marrow transplantation in a pediatric population." Pediatric dentistry. 1987 Jun; 9(2):105-10.
1986 Jun
Johnsen DC, Gerstenmaier JH, DiSantis TA, Berkowitz RJ. "Susceptibility of nursing-caries children to future approximal molar decay." Pediatric dentistry. 1986 Jun; 8(3):168-70.
Downing, C.; and Berkowitz, R.J.*. "Chemical dependency or Munchausen's syndrom". Journal American Dental Association. 1986; 112(6): 806-808.
Berkowitz, R.J.*; Rudnick, M.; Gordon, E.M.; Strandjord, S.; Cheung, N.K.; Walkertin, P.; Coccia, P.F.. "Prevention of oropharyngeal candidiasis in pediatric B.M.T. patients." American Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. 1985; 7: 82-85. Link
Berkowitz, R. J.*. "Streptococcus mutans and 'Infant Caries'.." Compendium of Continuing Education in General Dentistry. 1985; 6: 463-467. Link
Berkowitz, R.J.*; Jones P. "Maternal transmission of Streptococcus mutans." Archives of Oral Biology. 1985; 30: 647-650. Link
Berkowitz RJ, Turner J, Hughes C. "Microbial characteristics of the human dental caries associated with prolonged bottle-feeding." Archives of oral biology. 1984 29(11):949-51.
Berkowitz, R.J.*; Crock, J.; Strickland, R.; Gordon, E.M.; Strandjord, S.; Coccia, P.F. "Oral complications associated with B.M.T. in a pediatric population." American Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Ontology. 1983; 5: 53-57. Link
Gordon, E.M.*; Berkowitz, R.J.; Strandjord, S.; Gordon, E.K.; Goldberg, J.D.; Coccia, P.F. "Burkitt's lymphoma in a patient with classic hemophilia receiving factor VIII concentrates". Pediatrics. 1983; 103: 75-77. Link
1982 Nov
Stern RC, Berkowitz RJ, Shurin SB, Sorensen RU, Haaga JR. "Multiple microaerophilic streptococcal lung abscesses after orthodontic treatment." Pediatrics. 1982 Nov; 70(5):722-4.
1981 Dec
Freedman A, Sexton T, Reich D, Berkowitz RJ. "Neuropathologic chewing in comatosed children: a case report." Pediatric dentistry. 1981 Dec; 3(4):334-6.
1981 Oct
Anolik R, Berkowitz RJ, Campos JM, Friedman AD. "Actinobacillus endocarditis associated with periodontal disease." Clinical pediatrics. 1981 Oct; 20(10):653-5.
Berkowitz RJ, Turner J, Green P. "Maternal salivary levels of Streptococcus mutans and primary oral infection of infants." Archives of oral biology. 1981 26(2):147-9.
1980 Mar
Berkowitz R, Ludwig S, Johnson R. "Dental trauma in children and adolescents." Clinical pediatrics. 1980 Mar; 19(3):166-71.
Johnson, R.*; Yaari, A.; Berkowitz, R.J.; Currier, G.F. "Techniques for pulp therapy for primary and immature permanent teeth." Compendium of Continuing Education in General Dentistry. 1980; 1: 27-35. Link
Berkowitz RJ, Turner J, Green P. "Primary oral infaction of infants with Streptococcus mutans." Archives of oral biology. 1980 25(4):221-4.
1977 May
Shelton PG, Berkowitz RJ, Forrester DJ. "Nursing bottle caries." Pediatrics. 1977 May; 59(5):777-8.
Berkowitz RJ. "Streptococcus mutans - establishment and transmission in infants." ASDC journal of dentistry for children. 1976 43(3):192-5.
1975 Nov
Berkowitz RJ, Jordan HV. "Similarity of bacteriocins of Streptococcus mutans from mother and infant." Archives of oral biology. 1975 Nov; 20(11):725-30.
1975 Mar
Berkowitz RJ, Jordan HV, White G. "The early establishment of Streptococcus mutans in the mouths of infants." Archives of oral biology. 1975 Mar; 20(3):171-4.
Needleman HL, Berkowitz RJ. "Electric trauma to the oral tissues of children." ASDC journal of dentistry for children. 1974 41(1):19-22.


Berkowtz RJ; Den Besten PK; Karp JM. "Prevention of Dental Caries". Textbook of Pediatric Care. McInerny TK; Adam HM; Campbell D; Kamat DM: Kelleher KJ. : American Academy of Pediatrics, 2009.
Karp, J and Berkowitz, R.J.. "Infectious Diseases". The Handbook. : American Academy of Pedatric Dentistry, 2006.
Berkowitz, R.J. and DenBesten, P.K.. "Prevention of Dental Caries". Primary Pediatric Care. R. Hoekelman. : Mosby, 2001.
Berkowitz, R.J. and Shapiro, R.. "Dental Procedures". Procedures for Primary Care Pediatricians. J. Goepp and G. Hostetler. : Mosby, 2001.
Berkowitz , R.J., Zero, D. and Edelstein, B.. "Dental Caries". Twenty Common Problems in Preventive Health Care. JD. Campos-Outcalt. : McGraw-Hill, 2000.
Berkowitz, RJ and DenBesten, PK: Contributor. "Prevention of Dental Caries". Primary Pediatric Care. : Hoekelman, Mosby, 1996.
Berkowitz, R.J.:Contributor. The Handbook. : American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 1996.
Berkowitz R.J. and DenBesten, P.K.; Contributor. "Prevention of Dental Caries". Primary Pedatric Care. R. Hoekelman. : Mosby, 1996.
Berkowitz, R.J., McIlveen, L., and Obeid, G., Contributor. "Pediatric Odontogenic Infections". Advances in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. S. Aronoff. : Mosby, 1993. chapter
Berkowitz, R.J., Berg, J. and Ferretti G., Contributor. "Oral Complications of Bone Marrow Transplantation". Bone Marrow Transplantation in Children. F.L. Johnson, C. Pochedly. : Raven, 1990. chapter
Berkowitz, R.J. and Johnsen, D. C., Contributor. "Diseases of the Oral Cavity". Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics. R.E. Behrman and V.C. Vaughn III. : Saunders, 1987.
Berkowitz, R.J. and Smith, R.M.. "Anesthesia for Dentistry in Chidlren". Anesthesia for Infants and Children. Robert M. Smith. : C.V. Mosby Co., 1980.
Berkowitz, R.J.. "Bacteria, Sugar and Caries". Changing Perspectiveds in Caries Research. : Medcom, Inc., 1979.
Berkowitz, R.J.. "Dental Caries, Diseases of the Mouth and Teeth". Principles of Pediatrics: Health Care of the Young. R. Hoekelman, et al.. New York: McGraw Hill Book Co., 1978. Chapter
Berkowitz, R.J.. "Sugar, Plaque and Caries". Nutrition Sugar and Caries. : Medcom, Inc., 1977.