Katherine S. Kula, MS, DMD, MS

Katherine S. Kula, MS, DMD, MS
Katherine S. Kula, MS, DMD, MS

Joseph R. & Louise Ada Jarabak Endowed Professor,
Chair and MSD Program Director


Contact Info

Phone  (317) 274-8301
Fax       (317) 278-1438

Office Address

Indiana University School of Dentistry
Department of Orthodontics and Oral Facial Genetics
1121 W. Michigan St., Room 204
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5186

Honors and Awards

2009                Joseph R. and Louise Jarabak Endowed Professor

2006                Advisory Board, Dental Assisting Program, Penn Valley Community College

2005                American Board of Orthodontics Certification

2004-pres        Who’s Who in America’s Teachers

2002                First Place, American Dental Education Association, World Wide Web Instructional Media

2002-2007       Board of Directors, The Virginia Brown Community Orthodontic Program

2002-pres        Who’s Who in American Women

2002-pres        Who’s Who in the World

2003-pres        Who’s Who in America

1999                First Place, American Association of Dental Schools, Oral Research Competition

1999-2007       Graduate Faculty, UMKC

1997                Employee Excellence Award, Honorable mention, Faculty, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry

1996                Finalist, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Education Research Foundation Award

1996-pres        Who’s Who in Medicine and Science

1996                Best Abstract, ClinChem-96; Current Issues…Future Practice, American Association Clinical Chemistry, Coauthor with T. Kula (First author)

1995-1997       Board of Directors, Bridges:  Academic Leadership for Women Program

1995                Finalist, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Education Research Foundation Award

1994                Finalist, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Education Research Foundation Award

1994                First Place, Clinical Practice Category for Active Members, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Table Clinics

1994                Partial Scholarship, Bridges: Academic Leadership for Women Program

1992                Graduate Faculty, UNC

1989                Fellow, American College of Dentistry

1986                Fellow, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

1984                Graduate Faculty, UMAB

1980                Graduate Research Award, American Academy of Pedodontics

1977                Block Drug Essay Award, University of Kentucky

1973                Regional Award, Star Teacher, Junior Chamber of Commerce

1972                Outstanding Teacher, Lexington Catholic High School

1966                Beta Beta Beta, Biological Honor Society

Editorships

2002                Kula K, Kula T (Guest Eds).  Technology in the Orthodontic Office. Semin Orthod  2004;10(3):189-238.

1991                Kula K, Rule J (Eds).  Proceedings of the Symposium:  FDA and ADA Evaluation of Dental Products:  Implications for Dentists and their Patients.  J Publ Health Dent  1992;52(6):323-422, Special Issue

1987-1992       Prevention Section Editor, Clark’s Clinical Dentistry

Publications

Book chapters

Ghoneima A,   Eman, Kula K, Windsor J.   Three-dimensional (3D) Imaging and Software Advances in Orthodontics.  In:  Orthodontic Treatment.   InTech.  2012.  Pp.

Kula K, Josell S.  Oral Problems, Chap. 127. In:  McMillan J, Feigin R, DeAngelis C, Jones M.  (eds.) Oski’s Pediatrics:  Principles and Practice.  Lippincott Co., Philadelphia.  4th ed.  Pp. 781-800, 2006.

Kula K, Wright T.  Oral Problems. In:  Oskar et al. (eds.) Principles and Practice of Pediatrics.  Lippincott Co., Philadelphia.  3rd ed.  1999.

Kula K.  Teaching Strategies:  Teaching Options and Effectiveness:  Computer Assisted Instruction.  In:  Roberts WE,  White RA, McGaghie WC. (eds).  Proceedings of the Orthodontic Educational Development Symposium.  Am Assoc Orthodont, St. Louis.  Pp.55-66, 1995.

Kula K.  Dental Problems.  In:  Oskar et al. (eds).  Second Ed. Principles and Practice of Pediatrics:  Lippincott Co., Philadelphia.  Pp. 859-878, 1994

Chan J, Wyborny L, Kula K.  Clinical Applications of Fluoride.  In:  Hardin, J.F. (ed.) Clark's Clinical Dentistry.  Lippincott Co., Philadelphia.  Section II, Prevention, Chap. 7, 25p., 1990.

Abrams R, Kula K, Josell S.  Early Childhood Prevention Programs.  In:  Hardin, J.F. (ed.) Clark's Clinical Dentistry.  Lippincott Co., Philadelphia.  Section II, Prevention, Chap. 13, 14p., 1989.

Kula K.  Dental Problems.  In:  Oskar et al. (eds).  Principles and Practice of Pediatrics:  Lippincott Co., Philadelphia. Chap. 33, Pp. 785-804, 1989.

Kula K, Wei, S.  Fluoride Supplements and Dietary Fluorides.  In:  Wei S. (Ed.)  Use of Clinical Fluorides.  (Lea & Febiger; Phila., PA.), 1985.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Kula K, Ghoneima A.  Reduce white spot lesions.  Dimensions of dental hygiene.  2012;10:28-32.

Smith T, Ghoneima A, Stewart K, Liu S, Eckert G, Halum S, Kula K. Three-dimensional computed tomography analysis of airway volume changes following rapid maxillary expansion.  Am Jour Orthodont Dentofac Orthoped.  2012;141:618-626.

Parrish BC, Katona TR, Isikbay SC, Stewart KT, Kula KS: The effects of application time of a self-etching primer and debonding methods on bracket bond strength. Angle Orthod 2012;82(1):131-6.

Ghoneima A, Kula K. Accuracy and reliability of cone-beam computed tomography for airway volume analysis.  Europ J Orthod Advance Access  doi:10.1093/ejo/cjr099.

Ghoneima A, Abdel-Fattah E, Hartsfield J, El-Bedwehi A, Kamel A,  Kula K. Effects of rapid maxillary expansion on the cranial and circum-maxillary sutures. Am Jour Orthodont Dentofac Orthoped 2011;140(4):510-9.

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

Parris V, E.A. Martinez-Mier EA, Stewart KS, Dean J, Eckert G, KulaKS. An assessment of orthodontic needs and esthetic self-perception in Honduran adults utilizing an outreach clinic.  In Revision, Commun Dental Health.

AlBarakati S, Kula KS, Ghoneima A. The reliability and reproducibility of cephalometric measurements:  a comparison of conventional versus digital methods.  Dentomaxillofacial Radiol 2012;41:11-17.

Detterline D, Isikbay S, Brizidine E, Kula K.  Comparison between clinical outcomes of 0.018-inch and 0.022-inch bracket slot size using the ABO Objective Grading System.  Angle Orthod.  2010;80:528-532.

Ghoneima A, Abdel-Fattah E, El-Bedwehi A, Eraso F, Kula K, Hartsfield J.  Skeletal and dental changes after rapid maxillary expansion: A computed tomography study.  Austral Orthod Jour 2010;26(2):141-8.

Sachdeva K, Kula K, Hartsfield J, Weaver D, Eraso F.  The use of CBCT for the assessment of tomography tricho-rhino-phalangeal syndrome (trps) type 1.  In preparation.

Chapman J, Gonzalez C, Eckert G, Kula K, Roberts WG. Risk factors for incidence and severity of incipient caries ("white spot lesions") occurring during treatment with fixed orthodontic appliances.  Am Jour Orth Dentofac Orthop.  2010;138(2):188-94.

Sachdeva K, Kula K, Hains F.  Provisional restoration to preserve interdental papillae in the esthetic zone, – a case report.  Jour Indiana Dent Assoc.  2009;88:31-35.

Barlow M, Kula K.  Factors influencing efficiency of sliding mechanics to close extraction space:  Evidenced-based orthodontics.  Orthod Craniofac Res  2008;11(2):65-73.

Kula K, Trimmell J, Lu Y, Briscoe P, Feng J. Tooth agenesis in a family and homozygous PAX9 mutation in exon 3:  Case report.  World Jour Orthod  2008;9:412.e55-61.

Sanchez D, Walker M, Kula K, Williams K, Eick D.  Fluoride prophylactic agents effect on ceramic bracket tie-wing fracture strength.  Angle Orthod  2008;78(3):524-30, 2008.

Walker MP, Ries D, Kula K, Ellis M, Fricke B. Mechanical property and surface characterization of beta titanium and stainless steel orthodontic wire following topical fluoride treatment. Angle Orthod 2007;77:342-348.

Ye L, Kula K. Status of lingual orthodontics.  World J Orthod 2006;7:361-368.

Bird S, Williams K, Kula K.  Preoperative acetaminophen versus ibuprofen for control of pain following orthodontic separator placement.  Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop.  2007;132:504-510.

Walker MP, White R, Kula K. Effect of fluoride prophylactic agents on the mechanical properties of nickel-titanium-based orthodontic wires. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2005;127:662-669.

Johnson G, Walker MP, Kula K. Fracture strength of ceramic bracket tie wings subjected to tension. Angle Orthod. 2005; 75:95-100.

Kula K, Kula T, Glaros A, Barlow J.  Evaluation of printed and monitor-displayed images taken with digital cameras and imported into the Dolphin imaging system.  Semin Orthod 2004;10:220-225

Kublashvili T, Kula K, Glaros A, Hardman P, Kula T.  Comparison of conventional and digital radiographic methods and cephalometric analysis software:  II.  Soft tissue. Semin Orthod 2004;10:212-219.

Roth J, Kula T, Glaros A, Kula K.  Effect of a computer generated telephone reminder system on appointment attendance.  Semin Orthod 2004;10:190-193.

Gregston M, Kula T, Hardman P, Glaros A, Kula K.  Comparison of conventional and digital radiographic methods and cephalometric analysis software:  I.  Hard tissue.  Semin Orthod 2004;10:204-211.

Kula K, Nash T, Purk J.  Shear-peel bond strength of orthodontic primers in wet conditions.  Orthod Craniofac Res 2003;6:96-100.

Kula KS, Schreiner R, Brown J, Glaros A.  Clinical bond failure of precoated and operator-coated orthodontic brackets.  Orthod Craniofac Res 2002;5:1-5.

Feil PH, Grauer JS, Gadbury-Amyot CC, Kula KS, McCunniff M.  Intentional use of the Hawthorne effect to improve oral hygiene compliance in orthodontic patients.  J Dent Educ 2002;66:1129-1135.

Kula KS, Glaros A, Larson B, Tuncay O. Reasons that orthodontic faculty teach and leave academia:  a survey. J Dent Educ 2000;64:755-762.

Wright JT, Price JA, Bowden D, Dawson D, Kula K, Hart TC.  Variable phenotypes of the tricho-dento-osseous syndrome are associated with a mutation in the DLX3 homeobox gene.  J Am Soc Orthop Surg (Special Issue) 2000;27-31.

Cartwright A, Kula K, Wright JT. Craniofacial features associated with amelogenesis imperfecta. Jour Craniofac Genet Dev Biol  1999;19:148-156.

Maurice T, Kula K.   Dental arch asymmetry in the mixed dentition.  Angle Orthod 1998;68:37-44.

Cobb T, Phillips C, Kula K, Proffit W.  Alignment efficiency of initial wires. Clin Orthod Res 1998;1:12-19.

Price JA, Wright JT, Kula K, Bowden DW, Hart TC.  A common DLX-3 gene mutation is responsible for tricho-dento-osseous syndrome in Virginia and North Carolina families.  Jour Med Genetics 1998;35:825-828.

Harter CT, Kula T, Glaros A, Kula K.  Evaluation of technology:  Digital cameras.  Orthod Rev  1998:12:29-33.

Kula K, Esmailnejad A, Hass A.  Dental arch asymmetry in children with large overjets.  Angle Orthod 1998;68:45-52.

Kula K, Phillips C, Gibilaro A, Proffit WR.  The effect of ion implantation of TMA archwires on the rate of orthodontic sliding space closure.  Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop 1998;114:577-581.

Spangler GS, Hall KI, Kula K, Hart TC, Wright JT.  Enamel structure and composition in the tricho-dento-osseous syndrome.  Conn Tiss Res  1998;39:165-175.

Kula K, McKinney J, Kula T.  Effects of topical fluoride gels on a dental composite containing barium boroaluminosilicate glass and silica filler particles. Dent Mater 1997;13:305-311.

Wright JT, Kula K, Hall K, Simmons JH, Hart T.  Analysis of the Tricho-dento-osseous syndrome genotype and phenotype. Am J Med Genet  1997;72:197-204.

Hart TC, Bowden DW, Bolyard J, Kula K, Hall K, Wright JT.  Genetic linkage of the tricho-dento-osseous syndrome to chromosome 17q21.  Hum Mol Gen  1997;6:2279-2284.

Kula K, Webb E, Kula T.  Effect of one minute and of four minute treatments of topical fluorides on a composite resin.  Pediatr Dent  1996;18:24-28.

Kula K, Blakey G, Wright JT, Terry B.  High-flow vascular malformations:  Literature review and case report. Ped Dent  1996;18:322-327.

Kula K, Hall K, Hart T, Wright J.  Craniofacial morphology of the tricho-dento-osseous syndrome. Clin Genet 1996;50:446-454.

Kula K, Kula T.  The effect of topical APF foam and other fluorides on veneer porcelain surfaces.   Pediatr Dent  1995;17:356-361.

Almeida MA, Phillips C, Kula K, Tulloch C.  Stability of the palatal rugae as landmarks for analysis of dental casts.  Angle Orthodont 1995;65:43-48.

Doucette L, Flodstrom G, Kula T, Kula K.  Enhancement of laboratory mathematics skills of clinical laboratory science students using a computer assisted laboratory mathematics program.  Clin Lab Sci 1995;8:161-162.

Kula K, Josell S, Kula T.  The effect of topical fluorides on ceramic brackets.  Am J Orthod Dent Orthoped  1994;106:513-517

Juambelz J, Kula K, Perman J.  Lactose intolerance and nursing caries.  J Dent Child  1994;60:377-384.

Kula K, Thompson V, Kula T, Nelson S, Selvaggi R, Liao R. Effect of topical fluorides on sealant materials in vitro.  J Esthetic Dent  1992;4:121-127.

Kula K.  Dentists, Drugs and Decisions:  Introduction to the Problem.  In:  Kula, K. and Rule, J. (Eds. of Special Edition).  FDA and ADA Evaluation of Dental Materials:  Implications for Dentists and Their Patients.  J Publ Health Dent 1992;52:325-28..

Kula K, Hansen H. Fluoride supplementation and the concentration of fluoride in ground water from Eastern and Southern Maryland.  J Md Dent Assoc  1989;32:16-25.

Kula K, Kula T, Davidson W, Parker E. Pharmacologic evaluation of a fluoride releasing device on adolescents.  J Dent Res  1987; 66:1:38-1542.

Kula K, Nelson S, Kula T, Thompson, V. In vitro effect of 1.2% APF gel on the surfaces of composite resins with different filler partiles.  J Pros Dent 1986;56:161-169.

Strassler, H, Minah G, Kula K, Naumann B. In  vitro model system for microbiological study of dental plaque in fissures of caries-prone population. J Clin Microbiol 1986;23:6-10.

Minah G, Kula K, Strassler H. Microbiological assessment of enamel inserts worn intraorally in children.  J Dent Res  1984;63:1006-1009,.

Kula K, Tatum B, Owen D, Smith R, Rule J. An occlusal and cephalometric analysis of children with ankylosis of primary molars.  J Pedodont  1984;8:146-159.

Kula K, Nelson S, Thompson V.  In vitro effect of 1.23% APF gel on composite resins.  J Dent Res   1983;52:846-849.

Kula K, Patil S, Hanson J, Nowak A, Zellweger H. Ring chromosome 5 with dental anomalies.  Pediatr Dent  1981;3:329-333.

Non-peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Kula K, Kula T.  Introduction.  Semin Orthod  2004;10:189.

Kula K, Kula T.  Multimedia educational programs.  Orthod Products 2003;10(5):22-23.

Terry BS, Kula K.  Treatment of posterior crossbite in children.  Focus MDA.  October/November 2003;83(7):12.

Doucette L, Flodstrom G, Kula T, Kula K.  A computer assisted laboratory mathematics module for medical technology students.  Proceedings:  Curricula for the 21st century; An inter-institutional symposium.  1992;Pp.18-23.

Abstracts

Parrish L, Roberts W, Maupome G, Stewart K, Bandy R, Kula K.  The relationship between the ABO Discrepancy Index and treatment duration.  Accepted, 2011 IADR Meeting.

Smith T, Ghoneima A, Eckert G, Kula K.  Three-dimensional CT analysis of airway volume following RME treatment, Accepted 2011 IADR Annual Meeting.

Glupker L., Ghoneima A., Eckert G, Kula K.  Comparison of airway dimensions between African American and Caucasian Subjects.  Accepted, 2011 IADR Annual Meeting.

Mittal N, Shroff B, Best AM, Kula K, Lindauer S.  Comparison of compliance of home-schooled and non-home-schooled orthodontic patients.  Accepted, 2011 IADR Annual Meeting.

Kroczek C, Fu T, Kula K, ChenJ.  Comparison of three dimensional force systems of sliding mechanics.  Accepted 2010 IADR Meeting.

Morford L, Tyler J, Fardo D, Wall M, Morrison M, KulaK, Hartsfield J. Association Analysis of Class-II Division-2 (CII/D2) with RUNX2 and RUNX3.  Accepted 2010 IADR Meeting.

Morford L, Wall M, Morrison M, KulaK, Hartsfield J. Association Analysis of Class-II Division-2 (CII/D2) with PAX9 and MSX1.  Accepted 2010 AADR Meeting.

Ries D, Walker MP, Kula K, Ellis M, Fricke B.  Effect of topical fluoride agents on orthodontic wire mechanical properties (Abst. No. 796).  Jour Dent Res 2006; 85; Spec Iss.

Kula K, Kim-Weroha N, Sanchez D, Williams K.  Relation of orthodontic treatment outcome and number of assigned residents (Abst. No. 796).  Jour Dent Res 2005: 84:Spec Iss.

Brussel TC, Kula K, Williams KB.  Comparison of the effects of Herbst and cervical pull headgear (Abst No 3672).  Jour Dent Res 2005: 84:Spec Iss

Barlow M, Kula K.  Space closure using sliding mechanics: Evidence-based literature review (Abst No 3696).  Jour Dent Res 2005: 84:Spec Iss.

Briscoe PR, Trimmell J, Kula K, Lu Y, Feng J.  The genetic components that determine familial hypodontia.  Jour Dent Educ  2004;68:31.

Kula T, Roth J, Glaros A, Kula K.  Outcome of computerized telephone reminders on clinic appointment attendance.  Jour Dent Educ  2004;68:128.

Briscoe PR, Trimmell J, Kula K, Lu Y, Feng J.  The genetic components that determine familial hypodontia.  2004 Hinman Student Research Symposium

Roth J, Kula T, Glaros A, Kula K.  Effect of computerized telephone reminders on Appointment attendance in an university clinic.  2003 AAO Book of Papers.  Vol. 11

Gregston M, Kula T, Hardman P, Glaros A, Kula K.  Comparisons of multiple methods of analyzing conventional and digital radiographs.  Annual AAO Meeting, 2003.  

Decota J, Kula KS, Feil P, Kula TJ.  Evaluation of profile attractiveness (photographs and silhouettes) by three groups.  Jour Dent Res 2001;80:178, #1141.

Grauer J, Feil P, Kula K, Amyot C, McCunnif M.  Intentional use of the Hawthorne effect to improve oral hygiene compliance of orthodontic patients.  Jour Dent Educ 2001;65:29, No. 39.

Schreiner R, Kula K, Glaros A.  Clinical bond survival of precoated and operator coated orthodontic brackets.   AAO Annual Meeting 2001.

Nash TD, Purk JH, Kula KS.  Tensile/peel orthodontic bond strengths with and without moisture insensitive primer. J Dent Res 2000;79(Spec Issue):548.

White R,  Dusevich V, Eick D, Spencer K, Williams K, Kula K.  Effect of topical fluorides on TMA wire. J Dent Res 2000;79(Spec Issue):527.

Harter CT, Kula TJ, Glaros A, Kula K.  Comparison of the resolution of a 35 mm and two digital cameras. 2000 Annual Meeting AAO

Kula K, Hirsberg B, Tira D, Kula T.  Comparison of the reliability of computerized and manual cephalometric measurements. 2000 Annual Meeting AAO.

Brown JT, Kula K, Glaros A.  A clinical comparison between precoated and uncoated orthodontic brackets.  2000 Annual Meeting AAO

Kula KS, Glaros A, Larson B, Tuncay O.  Why orthodontic faculty consider leaving academia.  Jour Dent Educ 2000;64:201.

Kula KS, Brown T, Daneman B.  Collaboration between a private foundation and a dental school working to provide orthodontic treatment to children from working families. Surgeon General’s Workshop and Conference on Children and Oral Health, 2000.

Price JA, Wright JT, Kula K, Bowden DW.  A common DLX3 gene mutation is responsible for tricho-dento-osseous syndrome in Virginia and North Carolina families.  Jour Med Genet  1998;35:825.

Kula K, Malek M, Bird S, Kula T.  The effect of home fluoride gels on orthodontic wires.  1998 AAO Annual Meeting.        

Cartwright AF, Kula K, Phillips C, Wright T.  Craniofacial morphology in amelogenesis imperfecta enamel.  J Dent Res  1998;77(Spec Issue A):184.

Kula K, Esmailnejad A, Haas A.  Molar rotations in children with large overjets. J Dent Res  1997;76:128.

Wright JT, Hall KI, Kula K, Simmons JH.  The genotype and phenotype of the tricho-dento-osseous syndrome.  J Dent Res  1997;76:28.

Kula K, Ritter K, Webb W, White R.  Retrospective study of impacted canines and treatment modalities.  J Dent Res  1997;76:126.

Kula K, Gibalaro A, Proffit W.  Space closure on ion-implanted TMA wire.  AAO Book of Papers   Vol 5,1997:  p. 28.

Webb W, Ritter KW, Kula K, White R.  Factors influencing treatment of impacted maxillary canines.  J Oral Maxillofac Surg 1997;55(Suppl 3):126.         

Kula K, Esmailnejad A, Hass A.  Dental asymmetry in children with overjets >7mm.  J Dent Res 1996;75:439.

Kula K, Hall K, Hart T, Wright.  Craniofacial morphology of tricho-dento-osseous syndrome patients.  J Dent Res 1996;75:337.

Hall KI, Hart TC, Kula K, Wright JT.  Phenotypic variation in the Tricho-Dento-Osseous Syndrome.   J Dent Res 1996;75:337.

Spangler GS, Hall KI, Hart TC, Kula K, Wright JT.  Enamel composition and structure in the Tricho-Dento-Osseous Syndrome.   J Dent Res 1996;75:198.

Kula K, Hall K, Hart T, Wright.  Craniofacial morphology of tricho-dento-osseous syndrome patients.  J Ped Dent 1996;18:164.

Hart TC, Hall KI, Kula K, Wright JT.  Diagnostic criteria of the Tricho-dento-osseous Syndrome.  1996 Ann Meeting Am Soc Human Genet.

Maurice T, Kula K.  Dental arch asymmetry in children with mixed dentition. Pediatr Dent 1996;18:337.

Kula K, Webb E, Kula T.  Effects of topical fluorides on composite resin surface and weight.  J Dent Res 1995;74:185.

Kula K, Webb E, Kula T.  Effects of topical fluorides on composite resin surface and weight.  Ped Dent 1995;17:140.

Kula T, Kula K.  A multimedia computer program to calibrate pipets and review pipet principles.  Clin Lab Sci 1995;8:154.

Kula T, Kula K.  A multimedia computer program to review quality control principles.  Clin Chem 1995;41:S204.

Hart TC, LaRue T, Hall K, Kula K, Wright TW.  Genotype-phenotype analysis of tricho-dento-osseous syndrome.  Am J Human Genet  1995;57:A21.

Kula T, Kula K. An interactive computer program to review clinical chemistry principles.  Clin Lab Sci 1994;7:152.

Kula K, Kula T.  Effect of APF foam and other topical fluorides on porcelain.   Ped Dent  1994;16:155.

Kula K, Almeida M, Hass A.  Transverse arch parameters of children with primary molar ankylosis. J Dent Res 1994;73:364.

Kula T, Kula K.  An interactive multimedia computer program to review pipet principles.  Clin Chem 1994;40:1015.

Kula K, Craig J, Plotkin J.  A multimedia approach for teaching craniofacial development.  J Dent Educ 1993;57:141.

Kula K, Josell S, Kula T.  In vitro effect of home-use topical fluorides on ceramic brackets.  J Dent Res 1993;72:139.

Kula T, Kula K.  A computer program used for quality control to calculate performance limits, select rules, and identify rule violations.  Clin Lab Sci 1993;6:151.

Crafton C, Kula K.  Correlating iodide permeability and microhardness tests in quantifying enamel demineralization.  Pediatr Dent 1992;15(2):142.

Kula T, Kula K.  Computerized linearity evaluation.  Clin Lab Sci 1992;5:145.

Kula T, Kula K.  Computerized interpretation of the Shewhart multi-rules.  Clin Lab Sci 1990;3:213.

Kula K, Romberg E, Shelton P, Abrams R.  A program with routine use of computerized statistical software to facilitate student feedback and faculty standardization. J Dent Ed 1989;53:64.

Kula K, Myrick P, Agarwal S, Suzuki J.  Serum analysis of prepubertal periodontitis patients.  J Dent Res 1989;68:240.

Kula T, Prabhu A, Atcherson M, Kula K.  A computerized pipette calibration system. Clin Lab Sci 1989;2:139.

Gerhardt D, Kula K, Thompson V, Kula T.  Effects of fluoride gels on a glass-ionomer filling Material.  J Dent Res 1988;67:141.

Kula K, McKinney J, Kula T, Thompson V.  Effects of topical fluorides on weight and wear of a dental composite.  J Dent Res 1988;67:381.

Minah G, Kula K, Suzuki J, Hahn E.  Cultural assessment of prepubertal periodontitis.  J Dent Res 1987;66:308.

Suzuki J, Kula K, Trail L, Hahn E, Minah G.  Clinical and immunologic features of prepubertal periodontitis.  J Dent Res 1987;66:230.

Niehaus C, Meiller T, Peterson D, Overholser D, Kula K.  Oral complications in children during cancer therapy.  J Dent Res 1986;65:280.

Suzuki J, Gregory T, Duckett L, Kula K. Neutrophil chemotaxis defects in prepubertal periodontitis patients.  J Dent Res 1986;65:269.

Strassler H, Minah G, Kula K.  Evaluation of intraoral cariogenicity testing models in adults with low caries experiences.  J Dent Res 1986;65:199.

Kula K, Kula T, Davidson W, Minah G, Shern R, Mirth D, Romberg E, Geipe D, Parker E, Little W.  Effect of intraoral releasing devices on parameters in adolescents.  J Dent Res  1986;65:210.

Suzuki J, Kula K, Trail L, Collison B.  Clinical profile of patients with periodontitis affecting the deciduous dentition.  J Dent Res 1986;65:269.

Davidson W, Kula K, Kula T, Parker E, Gipe D.   Use of intraoral fluoride releasing devices in adolescents.  62nd Congress of the European Orthodontic Society, 1986.

Suzuki J, Kula K, Trail T, Hahn E, Minah G.  Clinical immunologic and cultural features of prepubertal periodontitis.  International Conference on Periodontal Research, 1986.

Minah G, Kula K, Kula T, Strassler H, Harrison B.  Effect of topical fluoride on artificial fissural implants in children.  J Dent Res 1985;64:258.

Davidson W, Kula K, Parker E, Kula T.  Durability of intraoral fluoride devices in clinical trial.  J Dent Res 1985;64:319.

Kula K, Kula T, Davidson W, Parker E.  Pharmacologic evaluation of intraoral fluoride releasing device in adolescents.  J Dent Res 1985;64:201.

Kula T, Kula K, Davidson W, Parker E.  Fluoride quantitation in body fluids of subjects with intra-oral releasing devices.  Clin Chem 1985;31:1012.

Kula K, Nelson S, Thompson V.  Effects of topical fluorides on composite resins with different fillers.  J Dent Res 1984;63:175.

Minah G, Kula K, Strassler H.  Microbiological assessment of enamel implants worn intraorally in children.  J Dent Res 1984;63:202.

Kula K, Thompson V, Nelson S.  In vitro effect of 1.23% APF gel on sealants.  J Dent Res 1983;62:268.

Minah G, Kula K.  Comparison of oral microflora of dental students and children.  J Dent Res 1982;61:252.

Tatum B, Kula K, Owen D, Smith R, Rule J, Romberg E.  An occlusal and cephalometric analysis of pediatric patients with ankylosis.  J Dent Res 1982;61:341.

Kula K, Nelson S, Thompson V. In vitro effect of APF gel on three composite resins.  J Dent Res 1982;61:302.

Kula K, Wei S, Wefel J.  Absorption of fluoride from certain baby foods.  J Dent Res 1980;59(A):309.

Kula K, Tinanoff N.  Fluoride Therapy for Pediatric Patients.  Pediatr Clin N Am Pp. 669-80, June, 1982.

Contracts and Grants

Contracts

$120,000 NIH-NIDR6-83-4R:  Principal Investigator:  William Davidson, DMD, PhD; Co-Principal Investigator:  Katherine Kula.  Clinical Pharmacology of the Intraoral Fluoride Releasing Device; September, 1983-December, 1984.

$5,900  NIH-NIDR 6-83-4R; Supplement, February, 1984.

Grants

$300,000 for three years:  IUPUI Initiative Signature Center Grant; 3D Imaging of the Craniofacial Complex Center (ICCC);  Principal Investigator: Katherine Kula, awarded June, 2011.

$15,000 for one year:  AAO First Time Faculty Award; Principal requestor:  Ariadna Torres-Gorena; Mentor:  Katherine Kula, awarded May, 2010.

$15,000 for one year: American Association of Orthodontists Foundation Grant; A novel 3D superimposing technology to evaluate mandibular growth; Principal Investigator: Sean Liu; Co-investigator: Katherine Kula, Submitted December 2009.

$54,760 for one year: Indiana University Internal Grant; A novel 3D superimposing technology to evaluate mandibular growth; Principal Investigator: Sean Liu; Co-investigator: Katherine Kula, December 2009.

$30,000/ yr for two years: AAO Fulltime Faculty Teaching Award; Principal awardee: Kelton Stewart; Mentor: Katherine Kula, May, 2009.

$15,000/ yr for one years: AAO Faculty First Award; Principal awardee: Sean Liu; Mentor: Katherine Kula, May, 2009.

$699,975 NIDCR-STTR-Phase II: Development of force-based orthodontic appliance;  Principal Investigator: Jie Chen; Co-Investigator: Katherine Kula. (Awarded but withdrawn after related company withdrew because of health of owner, resubmitted and waiting for approval)

$1,264,976  (Total Cost) NIH-NIDCR - 1 R01 DE018668-01A2Comparison of orthodontic treatment strategies; Principal Investigator:  Jie Chen; Co-Investigator:  Katherine Kula

 $57,309 AAOF - Orthodontic Faculty Development Fellowship Award & Post-doctoral Fellowship Award: Principal Investigator:  Sean Liu; Mentor:  Katherine Kula – Not funded

$2,962.42  Rinehart Fund, University of Missouri – Kansas City;  Protocol for Genes Associated with Tooth Agenesis:  Principal Investigator – Justin Trimmel (master’s student); Mentor – Katherine Kula, April, 2003.

$8,000  Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals; The Effect of Daily Home Fluoride Gels on Orthodontics Wires and Cements:  Principal Investigator - Katherine Kula;  June, 1997. (Additional $15,000-20,000 given as gift to start research)

$1,230  AADS; Survey:  Reasons Why Orthodontists Enter, Remain in, and Leave Academia:  Principal Investigator - Katherine Kula; January, 1997.

$72,250  NIH-NIDR; Phenotype and Genotype of Tricho-Dento-Osseous Syndrome:  Principal Investigator -John Timothy Wright; Co-Investigator - Katherine Kula; April, 1994.

$252,457 NIH-NIDR;  Friction Reduction on Orthodontic Appliances:  Principal Investigator - W. Proffit; Clinical Supervisor - Katherine Kula;  April, 1993.

$11,645 - Oral-B Laboratories - Principal Investigator:  Katherine Kula, June 1993.

$50,000 - University of North Carolina - Multimedia Classroom - Investigator:  Katherine Kula, Spring, 1993

$20,000 - American Fund for Dental Health Faculty Development Fellowship - Principal Investigator:  Katherine Kula, December, 1990.

$1,000 Jacques Award; University of Maryland Dental School - Principal Investigator: Casey Crafton; Faculty Advisor - Katherine Kula; November, 1989.

$15,000 Colgate-Palmolive; Principal Investigator:  Katherine Kula; Initial Carious Lesions in Artificial Fissural Systems; September, 1987.

$1,000 University of Maryland Dental School Research Committee Grant; Faculty Advisor:  Katherine Kula; Effect of Topical Fluorides on Dental Restorations, June, 1981 -June, 1982.

$1,000 University of Maryland Graduate School Grant; Principal Investigator:  Katherine Kula; Total Fluoride in Plasma/Sera; January, 1980 - January, 1981.

$1,600 University of Maryland Dental School Grant; Principal Investigator:  Katherine Kula; Dental Ankylosis:  Histologic and Developmental Study; January, 1980 - January, 1981.

$1,500 USPHS Grant -5-507-5313-17; Principal Investigator:  Stephen Wei; Co-Investigator:  Katherine Kula; Fluoride Absorption from Baby Foods; September, 1978 - September, 1979.


Research Interests

  • Growth and development of the craniofaciodental complex
  • Use of technology in education
  • Evaluation of technology in orthodontic practices
  • Clinical and laboratory evaluation of orthodontic materials
  • Effect of fluorides and other topical agents on dental materials, corrosion, and caries

Teaching Interests

  • Clinical orthodontics
  • Growth and development
  • Treatment of craniofacial disorders and dental anomalies
  • Caries prevention