Laura M. Romito, DDS, MS

Laura M. Romito, DDS, MS
Laura M. Romito, DDS, MS

Associate Professor of Oral Biology
Director, Nicotine Dependence Program


Contact Info

Phone  (317) 278-6210
Fax        (317) 278-1411

Office Address

Indiana University School of Dentistry
Department of Oral Biology
1121 W. Michigan Street, Room 235
Indianapolis, Indiana  46202


Publications

Papers Published in Refereed Journals


1. Romito, L., Eckert G. Relationship of Biomedical Science Content Acquisition Performance to Students' Level of PBL Group Interaction:  Are Students Learning During PBL Group?   J Dent Edu 2011 May; 75 653-664

2.  Patel A., Blanchard S., Christen A., Bandy R., Romito L.  A Survey of U.S. Periodontists' Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors Related to Tobacco Cessation Interventions.  Journal of Periodontology  Mar 2011; 82(3): 367-76.

3.  Romito, L., Saxton MK., Coan L., Christen A.G. Retail Promotions and Perceptions of R.J. Reynolds' Novel Dissolvable Tobacco in a U.S. Test Market Harm Reduction  J2011 May 15;8(1)4.  Romito, L.M., McDonald, J., Chapter 12:  "Nutritional Considerations for the Pediatric Dental Patient".  In: Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent.  Dean J.A., Avery D.R., and McDonald R.E., eds.  Mosby/Elsvvier:  St. Louis. 2011.

4. Romito, L.M., McDonald, J., Chapter 12:  "Nutritional Considerations for the Pediatric Dental Patient".  In: Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent.  Dean J.A., Avery D.R., and McDonald R.E., eds.  Mosby/Elsevier:  St. Louis. 2011.

5. Wong, D., Dszemidzic M., Talavage T., Romito L., Byrd K.  Motor Control of Jaw Movements: An MRI Study of Parafunctional Clench and Grind Behavior.  Brain Res  Apr 6; 1383:206-17.  Epub 2011 Feb 2. 

 6. Gregson, K., Romito L., Garetto L.  Students' Attitudes Toward Integrating Problem Based Learning into a DDS Pharmacology curriculum. J. Dent Edu.  201- May;74 (5):489-98.

7.  Byrd K.E., Romito, L., Dzemidzic, M., Wong, D. and Talavage, T. T.   MRI Study of Brain Activity Elicited by Oral Parafunctional Moevments.  J Oral Rehab. 2009:36(5): 346-361.

8.  Coan L, Christen A., Romito, L.M.  Implementation of a Tobacco Cessation Program Within the Dental Hygiene Curricula.  J Dent Edu June 2007;71(6):776-84.

 

 

 


Research Interest

Health promotion areas pertinent to oral health, particularly tobacco include: tobacco dependence education (TDE), instruction and assessment, pharmacological and behavioral components of clinical tobacco dependence treatment, and tobacco product surveillance and marketing.  Additional health promotion areas include: patient safety, diet and nutrition, oral parafunction and associated co-morbidities.