Michael J. Kowolik, BDS, PhD

Michael J. Kowolik, BDS, PhD
Michael J. Kowolik, BDS, PhD

Professor, Department of Periodontics and Allied Dental Programs
Executive Associate Dean

Contact Info

Phone  (317) 278-0223
Fax       (317) 274-1363 

Office Address

Periodontics and Allied Dental Programs
Indiana University School of Dentistry
1121, West Michigan Street, DS 260
Indianapolis, IN, 46202


Papers Published in Refereed Journals

Dowsett SA, Eckert GJ and Kowolik MJ 2002 The applicability of partial-mouth examination to periodontal disease assessment in an untreated population. Journal of Periodontology 73: 975-981

Dowsett SA, Foroud T, Archila L, Eckert GJ, Koller D and Kowolik MJ 2002 The effect of shared genetic and environmental factors on periodontal disease parameters in untreated adult siblings. Journal of Periodontology 73: 1160-1168

Dowsett SA and Kowolik MJ 2002 Extending scientific horizons in the developing world - the Central American experience British Dental Journal 193: 311-315

Dowsett SA and Kowolik MJ 2003 Oral Helicobacter pylori: can we stomach it? Critical Reviews In Oral Biology and Medicine 14: 226-233

Owens J, Dowsett SA, Eckert GE, Zero D and Kowolik MJ 2003 Partial mouth assessment of periodontal disease in an adult population of the United States. Journal of Periodontology 74: 1206-1213

Chu KT, Oshida Y, Hancock EB, Kowolik MJ, Barco T and Zunt, SL. 2004 Hydroxyapatite/PMMA composites as bone cements. Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering 14: 87-105

Van Dyke TE, Cutler CW, Kowolik MJ, Singer RS, Buchanan W and Biesbrock AR. 2005 Effect of topical cimetidine rinse on gingival crevicular neutrophil leukocyte function. Journal of Periodontology 76: 998-1005

Kowolik MJ and Dowsett SA. 2005 Leukocyte response to dental plaque accumulation: A risk factor for Heart Disease? Archives of Internal Medicine 165: 1795-1796

Permpanich P, Kowolik M J, Galli DM. 2006 Resistance of fluorescence-labeled Actinobacillus Actinomycetemcomitans strains to phagocytosis and killing by human neutrophils. Cellular Microbiology 8: 72-84

Khan SM, Blanchard SB, Dowsett SA, Eckert GJ, Kowolik MJ 2006 Periodontal Assessment by Right- and Left-Handed Examiners: Is There a Difference? Journal of Periodontology 77: 1099-1103

Research Interest

  • Basic and applied studies of inflammatory cell function
  • Clinical studies of inflammatory disease, including genetics
  • Oral - systemic disease associations and clinical models
  • Helicobacter pylori transmission and the oral cavity
  • Clinical, global and ethical issues in research

B.D.S. - University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
Fellowship in Dental Surgery with specialty in Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry - The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ph.D. - University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland