Gerardo Maupomé, BDS, MSc, DDPH RCS(E), PhD

Gerardo Maupomé, BDS, MSc, DDPH RCS(E), PhD
Gerardo Maupomé, BDS, MSc, DDPH RCS(E), PhD

Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry

Contact Info

Phone  (317) 274-5529
Fax       (317) 274-5425

Office Address

Indiana University School of Dentistry 
Oral Health Research Institute 
415 Lansing St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2876


Dr. Maupomé is an oral health researcher with primary interests in dental health services research and oral epidemiology, oral treatment needs among patients at high risk of disease or subject to health and social disparities, and analysis of professional practices – including how dental professionals make therapeutic decisions. 

After receiving his dental training at the Universidad Nacional in México City, Dr. Maupomé was awarded a MSc in Experimental Oral Pathology in 1986 and a PhD in Public Health in 1991 from the University of London, in the United Kingdom. He received a diploma in Dental Public Health from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1991, and completed a residency in Dental Public Health with Baylor College of Dentistry in 2006. 

From 2000 until 2005, Dr. Maupomé was a researcher with the scientific program of a large HMO in the private sector, the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Oregon. From 1995 until 2000, Dr. Maupomé was a faculty member at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He had academic appointments with the Institute of Health Promotion Research and the Department of Oral Health Sciences from 2000 until 2005, and an honorary affiliation with the University of California at San Francisco Dental School from 2002 until 2005. Besides being a Professor with Indiana University School of Dentistry since 2005, he currently has an affiliation with the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. in Indianapolis.

He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Public Health, IUPUI School of Medicine, and an Investigator with the Center for Urban Health in the Schools of Science, of Liberal Arts, and of Medicine, in Indianapolis. Dr. Maupomé is a Visiting Professor with the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom; and an Affiliated Professor, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Indiana University at Bloomington.

Dr. Maupomé has been involved in various research projects – spanning from epidemiological studies assessing the impact of public health fluoridation, to clinical trials of chlorhexidine varnishes; from community demonstrations to promote healthier lifestyle decisions, to quantitative appraisals of factors contributing to poor oral health and failure to access dental services; and from qualitative investigations into social and economic determinants of health, to economic analyses of the costs implied in health conditions and associated therapeutic procedures. Some of these studies have been focused on American Indians, people of Mexican and Hispanic origin, those 65 years of age and older, children, and population groups with restricted access to dental services.


Selected citations (2006-present) from 150+ manuscripts published and in press:

 Acuña-González G, Medina-Solís CE, Maupomé G, Escoffié-Ramírez M, Hernández-Romano J, Márquez-Corona ML, Islas-Marquez AJ, Villalobos-Rodelo JJ. Heredity and socioeconomic risk factors for non-syndromic cleft lip and/or palate: hospital-based, matched case-control study in Mexico. Biomedica. In press.

 Casanova-Rosado AJ, Medina-Solís CE, Casanova-Rosado JF, Vallejos-Sánchez AA, Martinez-Mier EA, Loyola-Rodríguez JP, Islas-Márquez AJ, Maupomé G. Association between developmental enamel defects in the primary and permanent dentitions. European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. In press.

 Casanova-Rosado JF, Medina-Solís CE, Casanova-Rosado AJ, Vallejos-Sánchez AA, Patiño-Marín N, Maupomé G, Gómez-Gómez V. Clinical characterization of mouth opening among Mexican adolescents and young adults. Journal of Dental Sciences. In press.

  AS Papas, WM Vollmer, CM Gullion, J Bader, R Laws, J Fellows, J F Hollis, G Maupomé, ML Singh, J Snyder, P Blanchard for the PACS Collaborative Group. Efficacy of Chlorhexidine for the Prevention of Adult Caries: A Randomized Trial. Journal of Dental Research. In press.

 Islas-Granillo H, Borges-Yañez SA, Medina-Solís CE, Casanova-Rosado AJ, Minaya-Sánchez M, Villalobos-Rodelo JJ, Maupomé G. Socioeconomic, sociodemographic and clinical variables associated to root caries in a group of Mexican elders aged 60+.  Geriatrics & Gerontology International. In press.

  Islas-Granillo H, Borges-Yañez SA, Lucas-Rincón SE, Medina-Solís CE, Casanova-Rosado AJ, Márquez-Corona ML, Maupomé G. Edentulism risk indicators among Mexican elders 60 years-old and older. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. In press.

 Currie R, Pretty I, Tickle M, Maupomé G. Letter from America: state-funded dental provision. Community Dental Health. In press.

 González-Osorio CA, Medina-Solís CE, Pontigo-Loyola AP, Casanova-Rosado JF, Escoffié-Ramirez M, Corona-Tabares MG, Maupomé G. [Ecologic study in Mexico (2003-2009) on cleft lip/palate and associated socio-demographic, socio-economic, and pollution factors]. Anales de Pediatría. 2011; 74(6):377-387.

 Karanja N, Lutz T, Ritenbaugh C, Maupomé G, Jones J, Becker T, Aickin M. The TOTS community intervention to prevent overweight in American Indian toddlers: A feasibility and efficacy study. Journal of Community Health 2010 Dec;35(6):667-75.  

 Schafer SM, Maupomé G, Eckert GJ, Roberts WE. The Discrepancy Index relative to age, sex and the probability of completing treatment by a single resident in a two-year graduate Orthodontics program. American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics 2011; 139:70-3.

 Parrish LD, Roberts WE, Maupomé G, Stewart KT, Bandy RW, Kula KS. The relationship between the ABO Discrepancy Index and treatment duration in a graduate orthodontic clinic. Angle Orthodontics 2011; 81(2):192-7.

 Maupomé G, Karanja N, Ritenbaugh C, Lutz T, Aickin M, Becker T. Dental caries in American Indian toddlers after a community-based beverage intervention. Ethnicity and Disease 2010; 20(4):444-50.

 Vollmer WM, Papas AS, Bader JD, Maupomé G, Gullion CM, Hollis JF, Snyder JJ, Fellows JL, Laws RL, White BA, for the PACS Collaborative Research Group. Design of the Prevention of Adult Caries Study (PACS): A randomized clinical trial assessing the effect of a chlorhexidine dental coating for the prevention of adult caries. BMC Oral Health 2010; 10:23.

 Minaya-Sánchez M, Vallejos-Sánchez AA, Casanova-Rosado AJ, Casanova-Rosado JF, Medina-Solís CE, Maupomé G, Márquez-Corona ML, Islas-Granillo H. Confirmation of symmetrical distributions of clinical attachment loss and tooth loss in a homogeneous Mexican adult male population. Journal of Dental Sciences. 2010; 5(3):126-30.

 Maupomé G, Shulman JD, Medina-Solis CE, Ladeinde O. Is there a relationship between asthma and dental caries? A critical review of the literature. Journal of the American Dental Association. 2010; 141(9):1061-74. 

 Villalobos-Rodelo JJ,  Medina-Solís CE, Maupomé G, Lamadrid-Figueroa H, Casanova-Rosado AJ, Casanova-Rosado JF, Márquez-Corona ML. Dental needs and socio-economic status associated with dental services’ utilization taking place in the presence of dental pain: a case control study. Journal of Orofacial Pain. 2010;24(3):279-86.

 Maupomé G,  Schrader S, Mannan S, Garetto L, Eggertsson H. Diagnostic thinking and information used in clinical decision-making: a qualitative study of expert and student dental clinicians. BMC Oral Health 2010; 10(1):11.

 Herrera MS, Lucas-Rincón SE, Medina-Solís CE, Maupomé G, Márquez-Corona ML, Islas-Granillo H, Islas-Márquez AJ. [Socio-economic inequalities in oral health: Factors associated with tooth brushing among Nicaraguan schoolchildren]. Revista de Investigación Clínica 2009; 61(6):489-96.

 Swigonski NL, Yoder KM, Maupomé G, Ofner S. Dental providers attitudes regarding the application of fluoride varnish by pediatric health care providers. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 2009;69(4):242-7.

 Offenbacher S, Beck JD, Moss K, Mendoza L, Paquette DW, Couper DJ, Stewart DD, Falkner KL, Graham SP, Grossi SG, Gunsolley JC, Madden T, Maupomé G, Trevisan M, Van Dyke TE, Genco RJ.  Results from the PAVE Study (Periodontitis and Vascular Events):  A Pilot Multi-Centered, Randomized Controlled Trial to Study Effects of Periodontal Therapy in a Secondary Prevention Model of Cardiovascular Disease. Journal of Periodontology 2009; 80(2):190-201.

 Pulfer RM, Drake CT, Maupomé G, Eckert GJ, Roberts WE. Influence of malocclusion complexity on orthodontics treatment outcome. Angle Orthod 2009; 79(3):468-472.

 Pontigo-Loyola AP, Islas-Márquez A, Loyola-Rodríguez JP, Maupomé G, Marquez-Corona ML, Medina-Solis CE. Dental fluorosis in 12- and 15-year-olds at high altitude in above optimal fluoridated communities in Mexico. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 2008; 68(3):163-6.  

 Bader JD, Perrin NA, Maupomé G, Rush WA, Rindal BD. Exploring the contributions of components of caries risk assessment guidelines. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 2008; 36:357-62.

 Medina-Solis CE, Pontigo-Loyola AP, Maupomé G, Lamadrid-Figueroa H, Loyola-Rodríguez JP, Hernández-Romano J, Villalobos-Rodelo JJ, Marquez-Corona ML. Dental fluorosis prevalence and severity using Dean’s index based on 6 teeth, and on 28 teeth. Clinical Oral Investigations 2008; 12:197-202. 

 Vallejos-Sánchez AA, Medina-Solis CE, Maupomé G, Casanova Rosado JF, Minaya-Sánchez M, Villalobos-Rodelo JJ, Pontigo-Loyola AP. Socio-behavioral factors influencing tooth brushing frequency in schoolchildren. Journal of the American Dental Association 2008; 139:743-9. 

 Aguilar-Zinser V, Irigoyen ME, Rivera G, Maupomé G, Sánchez-Pérez L, Velázquez C. Cigarette smoking and dental caries among professional truck drivers in Mexico. Caries Research 2008; 42:255-62.

 Cunha-Cruz J, Hujoel PP, Maupomé G, Saver BG. Systemic antibiotics and tooth loss in periodontal disease. Journal of Dental Research 2008; 87(9):870-5.

 Medina-Solís CE, Pérez-Núñez R, Maupomé G, Avila-Burgos L, Pontigo-Loyola AP, Patiño-Marín N, Villalobos-Rodelo JJ. National survey on edentulism and its geographic distribution, among Mexicans 18 years of age and older (with emphasis in WHO age groups). Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 2008; 35:237-44.

 Maupomé G, Gullion CM, Peters D, Little SJ. A comparison of dental treatment utilization and costs by HMO members living in fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 2007; 67(4):224-33.

 Yoder KM, Maupomé G, Ofner S, Swigonski N. Knowledge and use of fluoride among Indiana dental professionals. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 2007; 67(3):140-7.

 Villalobos-Rodelo JJ, Medina-Solís CE, Maupomé G, Vallejos-Sánchez AA, Lau-Rojo L, Ponce de León-Viedas MV. Socioeconomic and socio-demographic variables associated with oral hygiene status in Mexican schoolchildren ages 6-12 years. Journal of Periodontology. 2007; 78(5):816-22.

 Wyatt CCL, Maupomé G, Hujoel PP, MacEntee MI, Persson GR, Persson RE, Kiyak HA. Chlorhexidine and preservation of sound tooth structure in older adults; a placebo-controlled trial. Caries Research 2007; 41(2):93-101.

 Pontigo-Loyola AP, Medina-Solís CE, Borges-Yáñez SA, Patiño-Marín N, Islas-Márquez A, Maupomé G. Prevalence and severity of dental caries in adolescents ages 12 and 15 living in communities with various fluoride concentrations. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 2007; 67(1):8-13.

 Saver BG, Cunha-Cruz J, Hujoel PP, Maupomé G. Are statins associated with decreased tooth loss in chronic periodontitis? Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2007; 34:214-9.

 Medina-Solís CE, Pérez-Núñez R, Maupomé G, Casanova-Rosado JF. Edentulism among Mexicans 35 years old and older, and associated factors. American Journal of Public Health 2006; 96:1578-81.

 Rindal DB, Rush WA, Perrin NA, Maupomé G, Bader JD. Outcomes associated with dentists’ risk assessment. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 2006; 34:381-6.

 Cunha-Cruz J, Saver B, Maupomé G, Hujoel PP. Statin use and tooth loss in chronic periodontitis patients. Journal of Periodontology 2006; 77(6):1061-6.

 Vallejos-Sanchez AA, Medina-Solís CE, Casanova-Rosado JF, Maupomé G, Minaya-Sanchez M, Pérez-Olivares S. Dental fluorosis in cohorts born before, during, and after the national salt fluoridation program in a community in Mexico. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. 2006; 64(4):209-13.

 Clark DC, Shulman JD, Maupomé G, Levy SM. Changes in dental fluorosis following the cessation of water fluoridation. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 2006; 34:197-204.

 Pérez-Núñez R, Medina-Solís CE, Maupomé G, Vargas-Palacios A. Factors associated with dental health coverage in Mexico: findings from the National Performance Evaluation Survey 2002-2003. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 2006; 34:387-97.

Borges-Yáñez SA, Irigoyen- Camacho ME, Maupomé G. Risk factors and prevalence of periodontitis in community-dwelling elders in Mexico. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2006; 33:184-94.

Maupomé G, Peters D, Rush WA, Rindal DB, White BA. The relationship between cardiovascular xerogenic medication intake and the incidence of crown/root restorations. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 2006; 66(1):49-56.





Dr. Maupome continues his active research agenda in the following areas: to expand studies in oral epidemiology and dental health services research for all types of populations groups (both in North America and in less developed countries), with special attention to the identification, characterization, evaluation, and contrasts of disease manifestations and associated risk factors. Placing the various disease outcomes in the context of the outcomes derived from treatment courses (preventive and rehabilitative) will remain an important part of his research, using various investigation approaches – in isolation or in combination. Also, the use of mixed-methods to evaluate patterns of professional practices, and how decisions for dental treatment are made, will complement goals for educational research and the creation of an evidence base of innovative clinical approaches to manage oral conditions/diseases.