The facility participates in the following research programs, which are part of the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry's research interests:
Examples of Some Recent abstracts and publications
Fontana M, Catt D, Sissons S, Gregory RL, Haider A, Eckert G, Ofner S, Ferreira Zandona A, Eggertsson H, Graham M, Jackson R, Kowolik J, Sanders B, Dean J, Kelly S, Toro M, Zero D. (2007). Effects of Xylitol on Transmission of Cariogenic Species to Infants. IUSD Research Day, Abstract P14.
Totiam P, Fontana M, Zero DT, Gonzalez-Cabezas (2006). Effect of Different Sugars on Secondary Caries Development. AADR Orlando meeting, Abstract 1551.
Zheng C, Chen Z, Fontana M, Gregory RL (2006). Streptococcus mutans NG8 and PC3370 biofilm in different sucrose concentrations. IUSD Research Day, Abstract P29.
Fontana M, Gonzalez-Cabezas C, Haider A, Gregory R (2005). Anticariogenic Effect Of Fluoride Dentifrices Exposed To Different Oral Biofilms. IADR. Abstract 3265.
P. Totiam, C. Gonzalez-Cabezas, M. Fontana, and D. Zero (2005). Effect of restoration-tooth gap size on wall lesion development. IADR Abstrat 2042.
Yousef M, Fontana M, Gonzales-Cabezas C, Martinez-Mier E. (2005) Effects of topical fluoride and laser irradiation on caries inhibition. IADR Abstract 839.
Gonzalez-Cabezas C, Ando M, Yi K, M Fontana (2005). Comparison of different methods for caries lesion measurement in vitro. IADR. Abstract 2056
M. Fontana, C. Gonzalez-Cabezas, A. Haider, G.J. Eckert, G.K. Stookey, and J. Wefel. (2005). The Effect of Treatment Order on Secondary Caries Progression. Caries Research (39). ORCA meeting.
C. Gonzalez-Cabezas, A. Haider, K. Yi, P. Totiam, M. Fontana. (2005) 1% chlorhexidine gel preventive effect on secondary caries. Caries Research (39). ORCA meeting.
Ley P, M. Fontana, A. Ferreira-Zandona, G. Eckert (2005). Evaluation of the implementation and effectiveness of caries risk assessment at Indiana University School of Dentistry (2005). Research Day Abstract P15.
Pflum D, D. Catt, M. Fontana, R. Gregory (2005): In vitro evaluation of the anti-cariogenic potential of human monoclonal antibodies to Streptococcus mutans. Research Day Abstract P36.
Fontana M, Haider A, Gonzalez-Cabezas C (2004). Caries lesion development and Biofilm composition responses to varying incubation times and sucrose exposures. Biocomplexity IV meeting proceedings, p.56.
Zero D, Fontana M, Zandona A, Eggertson H, Yoder K (June 2004). Techniques for tooth surface assessment. Indications for sealant placement. Presented at the Centers for Disease Control.
Fontana M. (October 2004). Host-environment interactions in caries and periodontal disease; part of a research agenda for Hispanics in the 21st century. Hispanic Dental Association meeting.
Fontana M, Zunt S, Eckert G, Zero D (2004). A screening test for unstimulated salivary flow measurement. International Association for Dental Research, Hawaii. Abstract # 2214.
Fontana M, Wefel J, Haider A, Eckert G, Stookey GK, Gonzalez-Cabezas C (2004). Fluoride varnish and chlorhexidine gel effect on secondary caries progression. International Association for Dental Research, Hawaii. Abstract # 800.
Wilmore Am, Fontana M, Eckert G, Gonzalez T, Zero D (2004). Assessing the cariogenicity of non-diet soft drinks. International Association for Dental Research, Hawaii. Abstract # 2051.
Fontana M, Haider A, Gonzalez-Cabezas C (2004). Caries lesion development and Biofilm composition responses to varying incubation times and sucrose exposures. Caries Res 38:385 (abstract 83).
Toro MJ, Fontana M, Haider A, Gonzalez-Cabezas C (2004). In vitro microbial root caries model to test preventive products. Caries Res 38:401 (abstract 131).
Fontana M, Al-Helal A, Gonzalez-Cabezas C, Eckert GJ, Wefel JS (2003) Measurement of Carious Lesions using Polarized Light and Confocal Microcopy. J Dent Res (82), special issue A (CD ROM). Abstract 331.
Sa L, C. Gonzalez-Cabezas, M. Cochran, B. Matis, M. Fontana, K. Moore (2003). Fluoride-releasing materials and their anti-cariogenic properties tested in an in vitro microbial model. J Dent Res (82). Special issue A (CD ROM). Abstract 332.
Fontana M, C. Gonzalez-Cabezas, A. Haider, J. Wefel, G. Eckert, G.K. Stookey (2003). Comparison of fluoride varnish and gels inhibitory effect on secondary caries progression. Caries Res 37:312 (Abstract 133).
Ferreira Zandona, AG M. Fontana, J. Wefel, K Donly, A. Segura, G.K. Stookey (2003). An in vitro comparison study between QLF units. Caries Res 37:284 (Abstract 51).
Gonzalez-Cabezas C, M. Fontana, G.J. Eckert, G.K. Stookey, J.S. Wefel (2003). Early Detection and Monitoring of Secondary Caries Around Amalgam, Composite and Glass Ionomer Restorations. J Dent Res (IADR)
Sa LT, C. Gonzalez-Cabezas, J.P.P. Oliveira, M. Fontana, G.K. Stookey (2003). Placement and replacement of restorations in a Brazilian dental school. Presented at the 11th annual Research Day. Indiana University School of Dentistry Proceedings. Abstract P20 (p.36).
Some Relevant Publications
Sa LT, Gonzalez-Cabezas C, Cochran MA, Fontana M, Matis BA, Moore BK (2004). Fluoride releasing materials: their anticariogenic properties tested in in vitro caries models. Operative Dent 29(5): 524-531.
Gonzalez-Cabezas C, Fontana M (2005). Current research using new technologies for the detection and monitoring of secondary caries. Indiana Conference for early caries detection III. In: early detection of dental caries II. Ed. GK Stookey. 2003:347-62.
Eggertsson H, Ferreira-Zandona AG, Ando M, Gonzalez-Cabezas C, Fontana M, Martinez-Mier EA, Waskow-Chin JR, Jackson RD, Eckert GJ, Stookery GK, Zero D (2005). Reproducibility of in vitro and clinical examinations with QLF (Quantitative Light-induced Fluorescence). Developing guidelines for imaging and analyzing QLF- images, and a process for training examiners. In: early detection of dental caries II. Ed. GK Stookey. 2003:213-28.
Fontana M, Zunt S, Eckert GE, Zero D (2005). A screening test for unstimulated salivary flow measurement. Operative Dentistry 30(1) 3-8.
Fontana M, Haider A, Gonzalez-Cabezas C (2005). Caries lesion development and biofilm composition responses to varying demineralization times and sucrose exposures. Biofilm.
Hazzelrigg CO, Dean JA, Fontana M (2003). Fluoride varnish concentration gradient effects measured by quantitative light fluorescence. Pediatric Dentistry 25(2):119-26.
Gonzalez-Cabezas C, Fontana M, Gomes-Moosbauer D, Stookey GK (2003). Early detection of secondary caries using quantitative, light-induced fluorescence. Operative Dentistry 2003;28(4):415-22.
Fontana M, Gonzalez-Cabezas C, Wilson ME, Stookey GK (2002). Inhibition of secondary caries lesion progression using fluoride varnish. Caries Res, 36:129-135.
Fontana M, Gonzalez-Cabezas C, Stookey G (2000). QLF monitoring of therapies for early secondary caries arrestment and remineralization. Proceedings of the society for photo-optical instrumentation engineers: Progress in Biomedical Optics, Lasers in Dentistry VI, 1(4):261-268.
An in vitro Microbial Model used to study the efficacy of antibodies and Streptoccus mutans surface proteins preventing dental caries. Clin Diag Lab Immunol 7:49-54 (2000), M. Fontana, A.J. Dunipace, GK Stookey, RL Gregory.
Gonzalez-Cabezas C, Fontana M, Gomes-Moosbauer D, Ando M, Analoui M, & Stookey GK (1999). Comparative studies of several methods for the early detection of secondary caries. . In: Early detection of dental caries II, Indiana University p. 317-342.
Intranasal immunization against dental caries with a Streptococcus mutans-enriched fimbrial preparation. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 6:405-409 (1999), M. Fontana, A.J. Dunpiace, G.K. Stookey, R.L. Gregory.
Measurement of enamel remineralization using microradiography and confocal microscopy. A correlational study. Caries Res 32:385-392 (1998), C. Gonzalez-Cabezas, M. Fontana, A.J. Dunipace, Y. Li, G Fischer, H.M. Proskin, G.K. Stookey.
An in-vitro microbial model for studying secondary caries formation. Caries Res 30:112-118 (1996), M. Fontana, A.J. Dunipace, R.L. Gregory, T.W. Noblitt, Y. Li, K.K. Park, G.K. Stookey.
Measurement of demineralization of enamel using microcardiography and confocal microscopy. A correlational study. Caries Res 30: 317-325 (1996), M. Fontana, Y li, AJ Dunipace, TW Noblitt, GM Fischer, BB Katz, GK Stookey.