Secondary Caries Research
To promote optimal oral and general health of Indiana citizens and others through developing or adapting methodologies and techniques for the adequate prevention and management of active secondary caries lesions
Specific Research Areas
- Determination of the frequency, location, and distribution of secondary caries in different populations
- Development of methodologies to detect and monitor secondary caries at early stages in clinical conditions
- Enhancement of our understanding of the dynamics of caries lesions developing at the restoration margins
- Development of strategies to prevent, arrest, and/or remineralize secondary caries lesions
Other Faculty Supporting the Program
Sá L, González-Cabezas C, Cochran M, Matis B, Fontana M, Moore K. Fluoride-releasing materials: Their anti-cariogenic properties tested in in vitro cariesl microbial models. Oper Dent 2004;29(5):524-31.
Ando M, González-Cabezas C, Isaacs RL, Eckert GJ, Stookey GK. Evaluation of Several Techniques for the Detection of Secondary Caries Adjacent to Amalgam Restorations. Caries Res 2004;38:350-6.
González-Cabezas C, Fontana M, Gomes-Moosbauer D, Stookey GK. Early detection of secondary caries using quantitative, light-induced fluorescence. Oper Dent 2003;28(4):415-22.
González-Cabezas C, Li Y, Gregory RL, Stookey GK. Distribution of cariogenic bacteria in carious lesions around tooth-colored restorations. Amer J Dent 2002;15:248-51.
Fontana M, González-Cabezas C, Wilson ME, Stookey GK. Inhibition of secondary caries lesion progression using a fluoride varnish. Caries Res 2002;36:129-135.
Zero DT, González-Cabezas C, Fontana M. Oral Factors to Consider that Influence Restorative Treatment. In: the changing practice of restorative dentistry. Ed. S. Duke. 2001: 87-103.
Fontana M, González-Cabezas C. Secondary caries and restoration replacement. An unresolved problem in dentistry. Compendium 2000;21(1):15-30.
González-Cabezas C, Fontana M, Gomes-Moosbauer D, Ando M, Analoui M, Stookey GK. Comparative studies of several methods for the early detection of secondary caries. In: early detection of dental caries II. Ed. GK Stookey. 2000:317-342.
Fontana M, González-Cabezas C, Stookey G. 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, 2000;1(4):261-268.
Fontana M, González-Cabezas C, Wilson M, & Appert C. In vitro evaluation of a "smart" dental material for its efficacy in preventing secondary caries using a microbial artificial mouth model. Am J Dent 1999;12(SI):S8-S9.
González-Cabezas C, Li Y, Gregory RL, Stookey GK. Distribution of three cariogenic bacteria in secondary carious lesions around amalgam restorations. Car Res 1999;33:357-365.
González-Cabezas C, Li Y, Noblitt TW, Gregory RL, Kafrawy AH, Stookey GK. Detection of mutans streptococci in secondary carious lesions using immunofluorescent techniques and confocal laser scanning microscope. Car Res 1995;29:198-203.
Fontana M, González-Cabezas C. Topical application of Stannous Fluoride inside of cavity preparations: A review of the literature. Ind Dent Assoc J 1995;Fall:22-4.
González-Cabezas C, Fontana M. Uso de floruro tópico en las cavidades como medida preventiva de caries secundaria (English translation: Uses of topical fluorides applied to cavities as a preventive measure for secondary caries). Acta Odont Venez 1993;31:55-58.