Dr. William Babler, PhD

Dr. William Babler, PhD
Dr. William Babler, PhD

Acting Chairman
Department of Oral Biology

Associate Professor of Anatomy
Department of Oral Biology

Contact Info

Phone  (317) 278-1355
Fax       (317) 278-1411

Office Address

Indiana University School of Dentistry
Department of Oral Biology
1121 W. Michigan Street, Room 266
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-5186


Papers Published in Refereed Journals

Taft, TB, Babler, W. 1999.  Using individual faculty development plans to facilitate professional growth.  J. Dent. Ed. 63:80.
Brooks, E., Babler, W.J., Hornback, S.  1998.  Retention of students from disadvantaged backgrounds in dental school.  J. Dent. Ed. 62:88.
McCann, A.L., Babler, W.J.  1998. Competency-based curriculum review through assessment.  J. Dent. Ed. 62:93.
Babler, W.J., McCann, A., Cohen, P.A.  1996. A five-year enhanced program for dental student success.  J. Dent. Ed. 60:174.
Mojdehi, M., Babler, W.J.  1995.  Altered periosteal migration following  craniectomy and suturectomy in rats.  J. Dent. Res. 74:181.
Babler, W. J., Meier, R.J., Plato, C.C.  1994.  Dermatoglyphics: today and tomorrow.  Amer. J. Hum. Biol. 6:115.
Elms, T.N., Ceen, R.F., Buschang, P.H., Alexander, R.G., Sachdeva, R., Babler, W.J.  1992.  Long-term stability of cervical pull headgear therapy.  J. Dent. Res. 71(Special Issue):311.
Bablelr, W.J.  Role of Cranial Sutures in Normal and Abnormal Skull Development.  1991.   In: Persing, J.A., Jane, J.A. eds.  Craniofacial Disorders, Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, Vol. 2, #3.  W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia.
Babler, W.J.  1991.  Embryological Development of Epidermal Ridges and Their Configurations.  In:  Plato, C.C., Garruto, R.M., Schaumann, B., eds.  Dermatoglyphics:  A Science in Transition.  National Foundation-March of Dimes, Birth Defects.  Original Article Series, 199-208.
Babler, W.J.  1990.  Prenatal Communalities in Epidermal Ridge Development.  In:  Durham, N.M., Plato, C.C., eds.  Trends in Dermatoglyphic Research.  54-68.  Kluwer Publications, The Netherlands.
Babler, W. J.  1989.  Relationship of altered Cranial Suture Growth to the Cranial Base and Midface.  In:  Persing, J.A., Edgerton, M.T., eds.  Scientific Foundations and Surgical Treatment of Craniosynostosis.  87-95.  Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore.  
Babler, W.J.  1988.  Effects of Multiple Suture Closure on Craniofacial Growth in Rabbits.  In:  Vig, K.W., Burdi, A.R., eds.  Craniofacial Morphogenesis and Dysmorphogenesis.  Craniofacial Growth Series Monograph 21:73-90.   Ann Arbor: Center for Human Growht and Development, University of Michigan. 
Babler, W.J.  1987.  Prenatal Development of Dermatoglyphic Patterns:  Associations with Epidermal Ridge, Volar Pad and Bone Morphology.  In:  Plato, C.C., Schaumann, B., eds.  Collegium Anthropologium, 11:297-304.

Research Interest

Research efforts are directed toward aspects of craniofacial growth and development related to craniofacial morphology, particularly as related to craniofacial malformations and their surgical correction.  A second area of research focuses on the prenatal development of dermatoglyphic traits and their variation.