Chris H. Miller, BA, MS, PhD

Chris H. Miller, BA, MS, PhD
Chris H. Miller, BA, MS, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Oral Microbiology
Indiana University School of Dentistry

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Papers Published in Refereed Journals

Palenik, C.J., Burgess, K., and Miller, C.H.  2005.  Effects of delayed microbial analysis of dental unit waterline specimens.  Amer. J. Dent. (in press)
Miller, C.H., and Palenik, C.J.  2005.  Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team, 3rd ed., Elsevier-Mosby, St. Louis.
Walker, R.J., Miller, C.H., Palenik, C.J., Burke, F.J.T.  2004.  An investigation of the microbial contamination of dental unit air and water lines.  Internat. Dent. J.  54:438-444.
Harte, J.A., Miller, C.H.  2004.  Sterilization Update 2003.  Compend. 25(#1, Suppl):24-29.
Palenik, C.J., and Miller, C.H.  2003.  The effect of distillation and line cleaning on the quality of water emitted from dental units.  Am. J. Dent. 16(#6) 385-389.
Miller, C.H., Byrne, B.E.  2003.  Infection control strategies for the dental office.  In:  ADA Guide to Dental Therapeutics, S. Ciancio, ed.,  ADA Publications, 3rd ed., Chicago, 551-566.
Miller, C.H., Byrne, B.E. 2003.  Topical antiseptics.  In:  ADA Guide to Dental Therapeutics, S. Cuancio, ed., ADA Publications, 3rd ed., Chicago, 189-199.
Miller, C.H., Tan, C.M., Beiswanger, M.A., Gaines, D.J., Setcos, J.C., and Palenik, C.J.  2000.  Cleaning dental instruments:  Measuring the effectiveness of an instrument  washer/disinfector.  Amer. J. Dent. 13(1-2):39-43.
Palenik, C.J., Burke, F.J.T., and Miller, C.H.  2000.  Strategies for dental clinic infection  control.  Dent. Update.  27:7-15.
Miller, C.H., and Byrne, B.E.  2000.  Topical antiseptics.  In ADA Guide to Dental Therapeutics, S. Ciancio, ed.  ADA Publishing, 187-197.
Miller, C.H.  2000.  Infection control strategies for the dental office.  In: ADA Guide to Dental Therapeutics, S.Ciancio, ed.  ADA Publishing, 543-558.
Palenik, C.J. and Miller, C.H.  1999.  Moving towards a latex-free environment: Advice from experiences in US dentistry.  Dent. Update 26:427-430.
Matis, B.A., Cochran, M.A., Miller, C.H.  1999.  Evaluation of an illuminated mirror.  J. Indiana Dent. Assoc. 78(2):20-25.
Bagg, J., MacFarlane, T., Poxton, I., Miller, C., Smith, A.  1999.  Essential microbiology for dental students.  Oxford Univ. Press.
Flanagan, D.A., Palenik, C.J., Setcos, J.C., Miller, C.H.  1998.  Antimicrobial activities of dental impression materials.  Dent. Mater.  14:399-404.
Fischer, E.J., Arens, D.E., Miller, C.H.  1998.  Bacterial leakage of mineral trioxide aggregate as compared with zinc-free amalgam, intermediate restorative material, and super-EBA as a  root-end filling material.  J. Endodon.  24(3):176-179.
Betner, M.D., Beiswanger, M.A., Miller, C.H., Palenik, C.J.  1998.  Effect of ultrasonic cleaning on microorganisms.  Amer. J. Dent. 11(4):185-188.
Miller, C.H.  1996.  Microbes in dental unit water.  Calif. Dent. Assoc. J. 24(1):47-52.

Research Interests

Infection Control.  Primarily development and validation of procedures, chemicals, and equipment designed to control the spread of infectious agents.  Efforts concentrate on the development of special methodologies that can measure microbial killing that occurs when performing a particular infection control procedure.  

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