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Periodontics News & Events


2017 Graduation Brunch

4th Annual Resident Appreciation Event

December 2016 - The Year End Issue

May 2016 – The “Mixed” Issue

December 2015 - The End of the Year Issue

May 2015 - The Graduation Supplement

April 2015 - The Everything Issue

December-January 2014-2015 - The Staff Issue

October 2014 - The Allied Issue

July 2014 - The Resident/Student Issue

April 2014 - The Allied Issue

 Please see side bar on left for older archived Newsletters

Awards & Recognition 

Dr. Yusuke Hamada has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Annual Meeting Scholarships, sponsored by Straumann.

Congratulations to Dr. Greg Phillips. Dr. Phillips is the IDA President Elect and will become IDA President in 2017. 

Professor Patsy Capps made a presentation at the ADEA meeting in Denver. Comprehensive Patient Care: Incorporating and Teaching Four-Handed Dentistry
Kenneth L. Allen, D.D.S., M.B.A. New York University College of Dentistry
David L. Glotzer, D.D.S. New York University College of Dentistry
Patricia Capps, C.D.A., RDH, M.S. Indiana University School of Dentistry
Barbara Smith, C.D.A., BS New York University College of Dentistry

Dr. Michael Kowolik completed his term as chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Association for Dental Research, during the annual conference of the association, held in Los Angeles, in March. The committee is currently charged with revising the Code of Ethics, in line with that of the International body, IADR.

Michelle Quirke was nominated and accepted as a member to the Early Career Teaching Academy, Center for Teaching and Learning, at IUPUI. She also attended the Orientation Presentation Workshop sponsored by the Office of Student Transitions and Mentor Initiatives, at IUPUI, on March 21, 2016. The revamped IUSD Undergraduate Orientation Module was presented by Dr. John on April 18.

Dr. Carol Walters was named a winner of the 2016 Prestigious External Award Recognition (PEAR) recipient for the School of Dentistry. Congratulations Dr. Walters. We appreciate your hard work.

Professor Lisa Maxwell was elected Secretary to the Section on Dental Hygiene Education.  This is a 3 year commitment to the Section and then she will ascend to Chair-Elect then Chair. Congratulations Professor Maxwell.

Dr. Allison Marlow and Dr. Tsuyoshi Tanaka received the Henry M. Swenson Award for Excellence and Scholarship in Periodontology at the Graduation Brunch, on May 7 .

Dr. Tanaka was also presented with the E. Brady Hancock Resident Award

Dr. Liz Ramos and Dr. Steven Blanchard received Indiana UniversityTrustees Teaching Awards for 2016.

Dr. Liz Ramos was selected as one of two Outstanding IUPUI Woman Leaders in the Newcomer Faculty category for our 2016 Women's History Month Leadership Awards.  In addition, Dr. Ramos was presented with a 2016 Educator Award from the AAP for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics.

Dr. Rana Shahi (clinical) and Dr. Krithika Rajkumar (basic sciences) were finalists at the AAP 2015 Research Forum Competition.

Per the IDA announcement on August 13, 2015:

Dr. Sarah Herd Appointed Trustee-at-Large   

Per House Resolution 15/205BS-1, on Friday, August 7 the Council on the New Dentist appointed Dr. Sarah Herd (IDDS) to serve as our first New Dentist at-large Trustee. The New Dentist at-large position was created by the 2015 House of Delegates to allow new dentists participation on the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Herd's two-year term begins immediately. Our congratulations to Dr. Herd.

On Friday, July 10, 2015, the Volpe Research Competition was held on the campus of Ohio State University. Our Department had the honor of having two of our recently graduated residents, Dr. Krithika Rajkumar and Dr. Bindu Dukka be chosen to participate in the competition. It was a national competition.  It was especially heartening because several of the other participants were PhD candidates. To have 2 of our residents chosen is a testament to the quality of their work as well as of our program.  Both Dr. Rajkumar and Dr. Dukka made excellent presentations and definitely made us proud through their work. Dr. Rajkumar received an ‘Honorable Mention’ and a check for $1, 000. Congratulations Dr. Rajkumar for your fine representation of our Department. Congratulations Dr. Dukka for your fine representation of our Department. Dr. Dukka is the first resident to participate as a finalist in the Midwest Graduate Student Research Competition and the Volpe Competition.

Dr. Bindu Dukka, 3rd year resident, was one of the 3 finalists chosen to present her research project at the Midwest Society of Periodontology’s Graduate Student Research Forum on February 28th, in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Vanchit John, is the President of the AAP Foundation 2014-2015.

Dr. Steven Blanchard will continue as a Director of the American Board of Periodontology in 2015.

Dr. Vanchit John received the IDA/IUSD Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award for 2014.

Dr. Vanchit John  Received the Indiana Dental Association’s 2014 Groundbreaker Award for his outstanding contributions to diversity in leadership

Dr. Sivaraman Prakasam (clinical) & Dr. Weiping Zhang (basic sciences) were finalists at the AAP 2013 Research forum Competition.

Dr. Sivaraman Prakasam received the AAP foundation "teaching fellowship" for 2013-2014

Dr. Daniel Shin  received AAP foundation scholarship and completed the 2013 ADEA/AAL Institute for teaching and learning training program 

Dr. Vanchit John, Chair, Department of Periodontics, is currently Secretary/Treasurer of the AAP foundation and will be President in 2014.

Dr. Vanchit John, Chair, Department of Periodontics has become a Fellow of the American College of Dentistry. 


Recent Publications From The Department

Scholarly Activity in 2013-2016

Poster Presentations

  1. M Meadows,* DA Zahl, L Romito, J Platt, N Pinney, LP Garetto, ED Ramos, CJ Guba.  Enhancing evidence-based patient care across the DDS curriculum.  2016 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, Denver , Colorado
     
  2. SB Blanchard, KS Gregson, ED Ramos.* Student Assessment of Two Methods for Pre-Clinical Pharmacology Instruction.  2016 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, Denver , Colorado
     
  3. ED Ramos,* A Wang, C Swinford, M Srinivasan.  Evaluation of Bacterial Density Associated with Salivary Epithelial Cells as a Marker for Periodontitis.  2016 AADR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Los Angeles, California

  4. Quirke M. Improving First-Year Student Research and Information Literacy Pedagogy by Integrating Librarians, at E.C. Moore Symposium at IUPUI on March 25, 2016 with colleagues, Sean Stone and Sara Low

  5. Shahi RG, Albuquerque MTP, Munchow EA, Blanchard SB, Gregory RL, Bottino MC.  Novel bioactive tetracycline-containing fibers as a potential antibacterial dental implant coating.  2015 AAP Research Forum, Orlando, FL

Research Day Posters

  1. Double Membrane Technique with Sandwich Bone Graft for Ridge Augmentation. Marlow. A, Towns. S, Blanchard. S, Y Hamada. Y, Alsayed H.

  2. Antimicrobial Activity of Indigo wood (Isatis indigotica Fort) and Plains Wild Indigo (Baptisia bracteata) Roots. Chang J, Chang AC.

  3. BR with Combination Bone Grafts for Early Implant Bone Loss. Kishimoto T*, Hamada, Blanchard S.

  4. Peripheral Ossifying Fibroma: A Clinical and Histological Case Report. T. de Bedout*, V. John, P. Edwards, S. Blanchard

  5. Double Membrane Technique with Sandwich Bone Graft for Ridge Augmentation. Marlow. A, Towns. S, Blanchard. S, Y Hamada. Y, Alsayed H.

  6. Antimicrobial Activity of Indigo wood (Isatis indigotica Fort) and Plains Wild Indigo (Baptisia bracteata) Roots. Chang J, Chang AC.

  7. GBR with Combination Bone Grafts for Early Implant Bone Loss. Kishimoto T*, Hamada, Blanchard S.

Publications

  1. Capps, P., Breen, C. & Walker, S.  (2015) Expanded Functions/Dental Materials in American Dental Educators Association Allied Dental Compendium, Curriculum Guidelines Submitted & accepted to be published June 2016
     
  2. John V, AlQallaf H, de Bedout T. Periodontal Disease and Systemic Diseases: An Update for the Clinician. Journal of the Indiana Dental Association. Winter 2016. 95(1); 16-22.
     
  3. Shin D, Hamada Y, John V. Emerging therapeutic strategies and future challenges in Clinical Periodontics. Journal of the Indiana Dental Association. Winter 2016. 95(1); 24-29
     
  4. Hamada Y, Shin D, John V. Peri-Implant disease- A Significant complication of Dental Implant supported Restorative Treatment. Journal of the Indiana Dental Association. Winter 2016. 95(1); 30-38
     
  5. Rowe MJ, Kamocki K, Pankajakshan D, Li D, Bruzzaniti A, Thomas V, Blanchard SB, and Bottino MC.  Dimensionally stable and bioactive membrane for guided bone regeneration:  An in vitro study.  J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater (accepted March 2015)
     
  6. El Kholy K, Genco RJ, and Van Dyke TE.  Oral infections and cardiovascular disease.  Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism.  26:315-321, 2015.
     
  7. Shahi RG, Albuquerque MTP, Munchow EA, Blanchard SB, Gregory RL, Bottino MC.  Novel bioactive tetracycline-containing fibers as a potential antibacterial dental implant coating. Odontology (submitted 8 Aug2015) (Originally submitted to J Perio but not accepted—resubmitted to Odontology)
     
  8. Miles M, Parks T, Eckert G, Blanchard S.  Comparative Evaluation of Mandibular Canal Visibility on Cross-Sectional Cone-Beam Computed Tomography Images:  A Retrospective Study.  J Oralmaxillofac Radiol (accepted 30 Oct 2015)
     
  9. Lane BA, Luepke P, Chaves E, Maupome G, Eckert GJ, Blanchard S, John V. Assessment of the calibration of periodontal diagnosis and treatment planning among dental students at three dental schools. J Dent Educ. 2015 Jan; 79(1):16-24.
     
  10. Dukka H, Blanchard S, John V and Gossweiler M. Improved Guided Bone Regeneration in an Acutely Infected Alveolus Utilizing a Combined Medical Ozone/Oxygen Therapy, Platelet Rich Fibrin and Allograft – A Case Report. Clin Adv Periodontics (submitted Feb 2015)
     
  11. Scheyer ET1, Sanz M, Dibart S, Greenwell H, John V, Kim DM, Langer L, Neiva R, Rasperini G Periodontal soft tissue non-root coverage procedures: a consensus report from the AAP Regeneration Workshop. J Periodontol. 2015 Feb; 86(2 Suppl): S73-6
     
  12. Shahi R, Hamada Y, Shin D, Krishna R, John V. Mucogingival Surgery- A Review of Clinical Procedures and Case Reports. J Indiana Dent Assoc Summer 2015; 94 (3), 26-39.
     
  13. Prakasam S, Rajkumar K, Rieter J. Differential Expression of Peptidoglycan Recognition Proteins in Trophoblasts In Response to Peptidoglycans And Its Components.  PLOS ONE (open access) (submitted 9/1/15)
     
  14. Venkataraman A, Almas K. Rheumatoid arthritis and periodontal disease: an update. NY State Dent J. 2015; 81(5):30-35.

  15. Walker, K, Jackson, R, Maxwell, L. The Importance of Developing Communication Skills:  Perceptions of Dental Hygiene Students, Journal of Dental Hygiene (accepted September 2015)

  16. John V, Sanz M, Dibart S, Langer L, Greenwell H, Kim D, Neiva R, Rasperini G ,  Scheyer ET. Soft Tissue Non-Root Coverage: Practical Applications from the AAP Regeneration Workshop. Clin Adv Periodontics 2015;5: 11-20

  17. Scheyer ET, Sanz M, Dibart S, Langer L, John V, Greenwell H, Kim D, Nieva R, Rasperini G. Periodontal soft tissue non-root coverage procedures: A consensus report from the AAP Regeneration Workshop. J Periodontol 2015; 86 (Suppl.):S73-S76

  18. Developing Anterior Esthetics with Implant Supported Restorative Treatment- A Review of Existing Information and Case Report Series. Vanchit John, DDS, MSD, Ranjitha Krishna DMD, MSD, MPH Santiago Ocampo Rodriguez, DDS, (MSD) Daniel Shin DDS, MSD- Journal of the Indiana Dental Association; Fall 2014:93(4): 26-37
     
  19. An Assessment of the Calibration of Periodontal Diagnosis and Treatment Planning among Dental Students at Three Dental Schools, Lane. B, Luepke. P, Chaves. E, Maupome. G, Eckert. GJ, Blanchard. S, John.V. 2014. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Dental Education.

  20. Rheumatoid arthritis and periodontal disease: An update. Venkatraman A. 2014. Accepted for publication to the New York State Dental Journal

  21. Diabetes and Periodontal Disease. The Bi-Directional link. John V, De Bedout T. Dimensions of dental hygiene. Vol 12 (3); March 2014

  22. Dental Implant safety checklist: A Delphi Study, A. Christman, S. Schrader, V. John, S. Zunt, G. Maupome, & S. Prakasam. The Journal of the American Dental Association 145.2 (2014): 131-140

  23. Indiana University School of Dentistry Student Outreach Clinic –A clinical environment of growth, respect, and learning entirely organized and managed by students. Heather Taylor. Accepted for Publication in January 2014 American Dental Hygiene Association Access Magazine.

  24. Consensus Training: An Effective Tool to Minimize Variations in Periodontal Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Among Dental Faculty and Students. John V, Lee SJ, Prakasam. S, Eckert GJ, Maupome G. Journal of Dental Education, Volume 77, No 8, 1022-1032, 2013.

  25. Complications Associated with the Placement and Restoration of Dental Implants- A Case Report Series. John V, Lane B, Chu G. Journal of the Indiana Dental Association, Summer 2013, 92 (3)

  26. The Effects of Resolvin D1 on Human Gingival Fibroblasts Cell Survival and Cytokine Expression. Khaled M, Shibani NA, Labban N, Baterseh G, Song F, Ruby J, Windsor LJ.   J Periodontol. 2013 Feb 11.

  27. Gingival evaluation of the pediatric cardiac patient. Nozrati E, Eckert GE, Kowolik MJ, Ho JG, Schamberger MS, Kowolik JE. 2013 Pediatric Dentistry 35:456-62

  28. Role of salivary epithelial toll-like receptors 2 and 4 in modulating innate immune responses in chronic periodontitis. Swaminathan V, Prakasam S, Puri V, Srinivasan M.   J Periodontal Res. 2013 May 17. doi: 10.1111/jre.12066.

  29. Differential expression of TLR-2 and TLR-4 in the epithelial cells in oral lichen planus.  Janardhanam SB, Prakasam S, Swaminathan VT, Kodumudi KN, Zunt SL, Srinivasan M. Arch Oral Biol. 2012; 57:495-502 

Textbook Chapters

  1. McDonald RE, Avery DR, Weddell JA, Shin D, John V. Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease. Dean J, Avery DR, McDonald RE. Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent, 10th Edition, Mosby Elsevier, 2015

Oral Presentations

Steven Blanchard.  Successful Management of the Pneumatized Maxillary Sinus for Implant Restorations, 35th Anniversary Funakoshi Research Institute for Clinical Periodontology, Fukuoka, Japan, October 2015. 

Steven Blanchard. Managing Extraction Sockets and Edentulous Sites for Future Implant Placement, 35th Anniversary Funakoshi Research Institute for Clinical Periodontology, Fukuoka, Japan, October 2015

Vanchit John. Calibration Efforts at the Indiana University School of Dentistry-Department of Periodontics and Allied Dental Programs- Presented at the Pre-Doctoral Educators Workshop, AAP Meeting, San Francisco, September 20th, 2014

Vanchit John. Developing Anterior Esthetic with Implant Supported Restorations. Japan Implant Practice Society, Tokyo, Japan. June 22, 2014.

Patricia Capps. Best Practices in Reaching Out to the Underserved Populations, Indiana University School of Dentistry Dental Assisting Programs. Presented at the ADEA Allied Directors Conference, June 8, 2014

Michael Kowolik. Inflammation, Oral and Systemic: Everything is connected. The IDA Annual Meeting, May 14, 2014

Michael Kowolik. Inflammation, the Good, the Bad and the Inevitable. The Second International Scientific Conference, Irbid, Jordan, May 7-8, 2014.

Michael Kowolik. Inflammation in the Mouth, Heart, Stomach, Brain; Life and Death. They’re all connected. Research, Evidence-Based Practice and Performance Improvement in Healthcare Conference, University of Southern Indiana. April 16, 2014.

Poster Presentations

  1. Rajkumar K, Ramos E, Blanchard S.  Perils of piercing—a case report. IUSD Research Day, Indianapolis, IN, April 2014.

  2. Dukka H, Gossweiler M, John V, Blanchard SB.  Effects of platelet-rich fibrin matrix on bone regeneration and soft tissue healing in combination with freeze dried bone allograft in ridge augmentation:  a case report.  IUSD Research Day, Indianapolis, IN, April 7, 2014.  (Received Indiana Dental Association Best Clinical Case Award)

  3. Kula III T, Ramos E, George D, Kula Jr T.  A multidisciplinary approach to treating a medically compromised patient.  IUSD Research Day, Indianapolis, IN, April 7, 2014. (‘Honorable Mention’ -IDA Clinical Case Report Competition)

  4. Hassan M, Blanchard SB, Prakasam S.  Intentional exposure of barrier membranes in ridge preservation procedures: clinical, radiological, and histological comparison of amnion chorion with dense PTFE.  AAP Research Forum, AAP 100th Annual Meeting, September 21, 2014, San Francisco, CA.

  5. Taylor H, Maxey H, Stone C.  Snapshot of Indiana Dental Hygiene Labor Market:  Implications for Allied Dental Education Programs.  Presented at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health (May 2014).

  6. Taylor H, Maxey H.  Expanding Access to Dental Care through Dental Hygienists – The Need for Policy Change in Indiana.  Presented at the 2014 IUPUI Research Day.

  7. Peptidoglycan Recognition Proteins: Expression Profile in Chronic Periodontitis. P. Sharma, S. Makkattil, V. John, S. Prakasam, Periodontics and Allied Dental Health, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN. Presented at the AAP Annual meeting, Philadelphia, September 2013

  8. Hassan M, John V, Blanchard SB. Trephined Core Osteotome Sinus Lift and Immediate Implant Placement after Maxillary Molar Extraction: A Novel Technique. Indiana University School of Dentistry, Annual Research Day, April 15th 2013.

  9. Lane B, Blanchard SB, John V.  Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy in an Uncontrolled Diabetic Patient. Indiana University School of Dentistry, Annual Research Day, April 15th 2013.

  10. Bennett DE II, McClellan BC,  Prakasam. S, John V. Dental Implant Placed in Infected Extraction Socket Immediately Following Extraction. Indiana University School of Dentistry, Annual Research Day, April 15th 2013.

 

Other News

A recent publication from the department title "Designing a Dental Implant Safety Checklist" was featured as a cover story in JADA February 2014 issue. The study was part of  Dr. Adam Christman's , (a recent graduate from the program) Masters research work under the mentorship of Dr. Prakasam.

 

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