James E. Jones, DMD, MSD, EdD, PhD

James E. Jones, DMD, MSD, EdD, PhD
James E. Jones, DMD, MSD, EdD, PhD

Professor of Pediatric Dentistry

Contact Info

Phone (317) 944-9604

Office Address

James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children
705 Riley Hospital Drive, Rm 4205
Indianapolis, IN 46202


Book Chapters

Jones, J.E. and Snawder, K.D. (1980) Acid etch techniques, Chapter 7, Handbook of Clinical Pedodontics,  K.D. Snawder, Editor. C.V. Mosby Co., St. Louis. pp. 111-125.

Sadove, A.M., Nelson, C.L., and Jones, J.E. (1988) Alveolar bone grafting: Later. Current Therapy in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, J.L. Marsh, Editor.  B.C. Decker Inc., Toronto. pp.192-197.

Friend, G.W., Jones, J.E., and Harris, E.F. (1990) Dental problems associated with growth hormone deficiency.  Magic Foundation (Monograph)

Jones, J.E. (1991) The mouth of the newborn.  Pediatric Dental Care Update, Mead Johnson., (Monograph)

 Weddell, J.A. and Jones, J.E.: Hospital dental services for children and the use of general anesthesia.  Chapter. 15, Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent, McDonald, Avery and Dean, Editors. C.V. Mosby Co., St. Louis. (9th Edition In press)

Weddell, J.A., Sanders, B.J. and Jones, J.E.:  Dental problems of the disabled child. Chapter 23,  Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent, McDonald, Avery and Dean, Editors. C.V. Mosby Co., St. Louis. (9th Edition In press)

Jones, J.E., Sadove, A.M., Dean, J.A. and Huebener, D.V.: Multidisciplinary team approach to cleft lip and palate management.  Chapter 28, Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent, McDonald, Avery and Dean, Editors. C.V. Mosby Co., St. Louis. (9th Edition In press)

McDonald, R.E., Avery, D.R., Dean, J.A. and Jones, J.E.: Local anesthesia and pain control for the child and adolescent. Chapter 13, Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent, McDonald, Avery and Dean, Editors. C.V. Mosby Co., St. Louis. (9th Edition In press)

McDonald, R.E., Avery, D.R., Dean, J.A. and Jones, J.E.: Management of trauma to the teeth and supporting structures. Chapter 21, Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent, McDonald, Avery and Dean, Editors. C.V. Mosby Co., St. Louis. (9th Edition In press)

Articles in Referred Journals

Jones, J.E. and Hakim, R.S. (1978) Insect cellular differentiation: I. Redifferentiation of the adult labial glands of Manduca sexta (Lepidoptera). Journal of Experimental Zoology, 301:41- 46.

Jones, J.E., Yancey, J.M. and Snawder, K.D. (1978)  Psychological concomitants of treating the dentally handicapped  adolescent: Report of case. Journal of Dentistry for Children, 45:313-318.

Jones, J.E. (1981)  Early management of severs bilateral cleft lip and palate in an infant. Journal of Dentistry for Children, 48:50-54.

Jones, J.E., Coates, T.D. and Poland, C. (1981)  Dental management of idiopathic aplastic anemia: Report of case.  Pediatric Dentistry, 3:267-270.

Jones, J.E., Henderson, L. and Avery, D.R. (1982)  Benefits of a feeding obturator for cleft lip and palate infants.  Special Care in Dentistry, 2:116-120.

Carrol, C.E. and Jones, J.E. (1982)  Pressure appliance therapy following premature loss of primary molars.  Journal of Dentistry for Children, 49:347-351.

Jones, J.E. (1983)  Self concept and parental evaluation of peer relationships in cleft lip and palate children. Pediatric Dentistry, 6:132-138.

Means, L.J., Jones, J.E. and Rao, C.C. (1985) Sublingual emphysema complicating dental anesthesia.  Anesthesia and Analgesia, 64:737-738.

Hazelrigg, C.O. and Jones, J.E. (1985) Conservative management of a fractured mandible in a ten month old child. Journal of Oral Medicine, 40:112-114.

Dean, J.A., Jones, J.E. and Vash, B.V. (1986) Dental management of occulodentaldigital dysplasia: Report of case.  Journal of Dentistry for Children, 53:131-134.

Jones, J.E., Stroup, K.B., Alley, C. and Bull, M.J. (1986) Infant and child passenger restraint systems: The role of pediatric dentistry.  Pediatric Dentistry, (Special issues) 8:109-112.

Nelson, C.E., Jones, J.E. and Sadove, A.M. (1986) Indiana’s craniofacial anomalies team: Dentists play an important role.  Journal Indiana Dental Association, 65:9-13.

Palin, W.E., Sadove, A.M., Jones, J.E. and others. (1987) Perioral electrical injury in a pediatric population. Journal of Oral Medicine, 42:17-21.

Jones, J.E., Dierdorf, S.F. and Clapp, D.W. (1987) General anesthesia for a malignant hyperthermia susceptible patient.  Journal of Oral Medicine, 42:22-24.

Jones, J.E. and Hazelrigg, C.O. (1987) Birooted primary canines. Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology, 63:499-500.                  

Clark, J.C. and Jones, J.E. (1987) Tooth fragments embedded in soft tissue: A diagnostic consideration.  Quintessence International, 18:653-65.

Jones, J.E. and Preusz, G.C. and Gilmore, H.W. (1987) The perceptions of dental school faculty in evaluating faculty performance.  Journal American College of Dentists,  54:13-17.

Koroluk, L.D., Jones, J.E. and Avery, D.R. (1988) Analysis of orthodontic treatment by pediatric dentists and general practitioners in Indiana.  Journal of Dentistry for Children, 55:91-101.

Jones, J.E., Weddell, J.A. and McCown, C. (1988) Incidence and indications for surgical management of phenytoin-induced gingival overgrowth in a cerebral palsy population.  Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 46:385-390.

Jones, J.E. and Preusz, G.C. (1988) Evaluating dental faculty performance: Perceptions of departmental chairpersons. Psychological Reports, 62:883-890.

Sadove, A.M., Jones, J.E., Lynch, T.R, and others (1988) Appliance therapy for perioral electrical burns: A conservative approach.  Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 9:391-395.

Nelson, C.L., Chemello, P.D., Jones, J.E. and others. (1988) The effect of primary alveolar bone grafting on facial growth. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 46:33.

Jones, J.E. and Preusz, G.C. (1989) Evaluating dental faculty performance: Perceptions of dental school deans. Psychological Reports, 64:647-651.

Gorczyca, A.M., Jones, J.E. and Douglas, C.W. (1989)  Orthodontic treatment provided by general  practitioners and pedodontists in Massachusetts. Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, 23:346-352.

Jones, J.E., Preusz, G.C. and Finkelstein, S.F. (1989)  Factors associated with clinical faculty research productivity in United States and Canadian schools of dentistry.  Journal of Dental Education, 53:638-645.

Jones, J.E. and Preusz, G.C. (1989) Evaluating dental faculty performance: Perceptions of United States and Canadian dental school faculty.  Journal American College of Dentists, 54(4):14-18.

Jones, J.E. and Friend, G.W. (1991) Management of phenytoin-induced gingival overgrowth using electrosurgery.  Journal of the California Dental Institute for Continuing Education, 36:44-51.

Friend, G.W., Mincer, H.D., Karruth, K.R. and Jones, J.E. (1991) Natal deciduous molar: Case report. Pediatric Dentistry, 13:517-529.

Jones, J.E. and Friend, G.W. (1991) Cleft orthotics and obturation.  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America, 3:517-529.

Jones, J.E., Jones, W.P. and Preusz, G.C. (1991) relationship between career age and research productivity for academic dentists.  Psychological Reports, 69:331-335.

Jones, J.E. and Preusz, G.C. (1993) Attitudinal factors associated with individual faculty research productivity in academic dentistry.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 76:1191-1198.

Jones, J.E. (1993) Factors associated with clinical faculty research productivity in United Statesand Canadian schools of dentistry.  Dissertation. Indiana University Graduate School of Education.

ones, J.E. (1993) Obturation and orthotics in unilateral cleft lip and palate.  Journal of theTennessee Dental Association, 73:38-40.

Jones, J.E. and Covington, J.S. (1996) Teeth bleaching method proves successful. Journal of the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, 2(3):12.

Jones, J.E. (1998)  Gender and research productivity in United States and Canadian dental schools: A preliminary investigation. European Journal of Dental Education. 2:42-45.

Jones, J.E. Obturation and orthotics for the cleft newborn. (1999)  Journal Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry. 5(1):29-31.

Jones, J.E. and Cooper, M.D. (2002)   Tooth Avulsion: A Protocol for Improved Success, Contemporary Oral Hygiene. 2(4):40-43.

Kowolik, J., Kozlowski, D. and Jones, J.E. (2007) Utilization of stainless steel crowns by general dentists and pediatric dental specialists in Indiana. Journal Indiana Dental Association, 86(3):16-20.

Jones, J.E. (2008) The development of pediatric dentistry in Indiana: A tradition of excellence. Journal Indiana Dental Association, 87(1):76-77


James E. Jones attended the University of Kentucky, graduating with a Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Zoology (1973, 1977).He attended the University Of Louisville School Of Dentistry and received the Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (1978). Following the completion of his dental degree, he completed a residency in Pediatric Dentistry (1978-1980) at the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children at Indianapolis, Indiana. He received a Certificate of Specialty in Pediatric Dentistry form Indiana University School of Dentistry. From 1980-1983, he was in the private practice of Pediatric Dentistry in Jeffersonville, Indiana.


1983, he accepted a full-time teaching position as Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry and received the Master of Science in Dentistry from the School of Dentistry(1983). He completed a United Cerebral Palsy Clinical Dental Fellowship (1983-1984) as well as a Dental Faculty Fellowship sponsored by the American Fund for Dental Health (1986-1987).


Following promotion to Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry in 1984 and Associate Professor of Surgery, Plastic Surgery Section, at Indiana University School of Medicine in 1985, he became a Robert Wood Johnson Dental Health Services Research Fellow at Harvard University in 1987. He received a certificate in Dental Health Services Research from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1989. From 1989 through 1993 he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. During his tenure at the University of Tennessee, he was also Director of Extramural Programs for the of Dentistry as well as Director of the University of Tennessee Craniofacial Anomalies Team. In 1993, he received his Ed.D from the Indiana University Graduate School of Education.


 From August 1993 to August 2005, he was Dean of the School of Health Sciences, Professor of Dental Education, Chairman and Director of Dental Education at Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne and Director of the IPFW Health Sciences Research Institute. During the 2000-2001 academic year, Dr. Jones served as a Congressional Fellow in the 107th Congress with the senior Senator from Indiana, Senator Richard Lugar. In 2003 he received his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Empresarial University. He is presently Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry. He maintains a part-time private practice in pediatric dentistry in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists.


 Dr. Jones has published over 85 articles, book chapters, and research abstracts in the dental, medical, and education literature. He has obtained over 6.0 million dollars in educational, service, training, and research grants. He has presented over 100 lectures in the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East on a variety of topics related to higher education.