This collection includes theses and dissertations from the School of Dentistry. It is not exhaustive since most paper theses and dissertations have not been digitized. Generally, paper copies of theses and dissertations published prior to 2014 can be accessed in the University of Louisville Libraries. If you would like to add your thesis or dissertation to this collection, please see: http://ir.library.louisville.edu/about.html.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Objective evaluation of clinical shade-matching outcomes., Erin Ballard

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Tobacco-gene activity profile in Porphyromonas gingivalis, Filifactor alocis and Treponema denticola., Neelima Chowdary Cherukumalli

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Modification of T9SS cargo proteins of Porphyromonas gingivalis for their secretion in soluble form and purification by affinity chromatography., Apoorv Goel

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Cannabinoids suppress the innate immune response to periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis in gingival epithelial cells., Rajarshi Guha Niyogi

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Peptoanaerobacter stomatis interactions with neutrophils., Emeri Jimenez Flores

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Long term facial alveolar bone changes associated with endosseous implants in the anterior maxilla., Deepika Joshi

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Influence of in-office oral hygiene instructions on the parental assessment of their child's oral health., Sireesha Kodali

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Porphyromonas gingivalis gingipains induce a pro-inflammatory extracellular microenvironment : the role of PAR-2 and fibronectin., Jeffrey S. Marschall

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Characterization of PG1604 (PorZ) as an essential component of type 9 secretion system in Porphyromonas gingivalis., Apurva Tadimari Prabhakar

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Vitamin A is essential for proper embryonic submandibular salivary gland growth., Deanna Ellene Buenger

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Evaluating the marginal integrity of lithium disilicate veneers fabricated by digital impressions and CAD/CAM compared to conventional techniques., Michael C. Guzelian

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Synthesis and functional evaluation of peptide modified poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles to inhibit porphyromonas gingivalis biofilm formation., Paridhi Kalia

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Comparison of digital scanning and polyvinyl siloxane impression techniques by DMD students : instructional efficiency and attitudes toward technology., Alexander M. Marti

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Effect of metallic restoration artifacts on maxillofacial cone beam computed tomography images., Mitali Binani 1987-

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Cholinergic inhibition of lipopolysaccharide induced matrix metalloproteinase in immune cells., Harrison Black, 1988-

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Neutrophils alter epithelial response to Porphyromonas gingivalis in a gingival crevice model., Jessica Lynn Bondy-Carey 1987-

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Clinical efficacy of cross-sectional imaging compared with panoramic imaging and virtual 3D models for the assessment of dental implant placement., Moiz Ahmad Khan 1987-

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The role of Porphyromonas gingivalis in the regulation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition markers in migration., Akintunde Ojo 1981-

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Interleukin-6 production and epithelial cell signaling by telomerase immortalized gingival keratinocytes in Porphyromonas gingivalis infection., Himabindu Vuddaraju 1988-

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Implementation of an oral health intervention for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities., Brigit Rene Zaksek 1974-

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The dimerization of parotid secretory protein., Diana M. Blau

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Cigarette smoke promotes genomic evolution in the periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis., Josh George

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Sexual dimorphism in periodontitis in a mouse model., Robert C. Gleason 1988-

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Peptide mediated inhibition of Porphyromonas gingivalis dual and three species biofilms., Naga Srinija Gummadi

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Characterization of promoter regions of parotid gland genes., Sara M. Perez 1987-

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XBP1 and MIST1 are not sufficient to induce the regulated secretory pathway in parotid cell lines., Ian S. Pyle 1986-

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Comparison of marginal fit of lithium disilicate crowns fabricated with CAD-CAM technology using conventional impressions and two intra-oral digital scanners., Kelly E. Rogers

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Genetic characterization of the K2 serotype capsule of Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC 43816 and the development of a bioluminescent strain., Jacob Brandon Scott 1987-

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Patient preference and compliance between Hawley retainers and vacuum-formed retainers following orthodontic treatment., Justin Wild

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Using a statistical model to locate orthodontic underserved areas capable of supporting practices in Kentucky., Wes Cardall

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Effectiveness of fluoride containing bonding resins in preventing demineralization of enamel during orthodontic treatment., Robin J. Choi

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Iron acquisition by the dental pathogen aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans., Porscha LaRai Jefferson 1986-

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Click scaffolds for the inhibition of Porphyromonas gingivalis and Streptococcus gordonii biofilm formation., Catherine Marie Loner

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The effect of implant placement and simultaneous soft tissue augmentation in the esthetic zone using either connective tissue autograft or acellular dermal matrix allograft., Thomas L. Peterson 1980-

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Identifying Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans periodontal antigens by immunoscreening., Gerald Bernard Pevow

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Ridge preservation comparing the clinical and histologic healing of an intrasocket allograft vs. a facial overlay xenograft using a bioresorbable barrier membrane., Evmenios Poulias

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Effect of viewing conditions on the detection of proximal dental caries in intraoral digital images with and without computer-assisted diagnosis., Lauren Christine Szechy 1989-

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The patient's view of orthodontic training requirements and the influence of board certification or a master's degree on their choice for an orthodontist., Justin Trisler 1980-

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The effect of implant placement and simultaneous soft tissue augmentation in the esthetic zone using either connective tissue autograft or acellular dermal matrix allograft on peri-implant hard and soft tissue healing., Gretchen A. Wigand

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Generational differences in perceived lip protrusion esthetics., David Butler 1979-

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Interproximal reducation in conjunction with plastic aligner therapy : a retrospective pilot study., Adam Chorak

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Age-associated periodontal bone loss in normal and TLR2- or MyD88-deficient mice., Paul A. Ciero 1986-

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Patient perspective post-orthognathic surgery., Jessica Tunstill Crews

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Comparison of two orthodontic indirect bonding methods., Gary D. Dixon

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Root coverage comparing acellular dermal matrix to connective tissue graft using the coronally positioned tunnel technique., Marie-Eve Girouard

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Ridge preservation comparing the clinical and histologic healing of a demineralized particulate bone allograft vs. mineralized particulate cancellous allograft using barrier membrane., Veneta Kotevska

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A survey study comparing adult orthodontic patient quality of life between Invisalign and fixed appliances., Keith Christopher Nicholson

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Contribution of the Rv1985c transcriptional regulator to Mycobacterium tuberculosis intracellular adaptation., Nicholas B. Wantland 1984-

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Incidence of soft tissue calcifications of the head and neck region on maxillofacial cone beam computed tomography., Adam B. Wells 1977-

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Presence/absence of an endodontic specialty program during dental education compared to general dentist attitudes toward treating or referring patients requiring endodontic therapy., Gregory A. Carman 1967-

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De-differentiation of parotid acinar cells in vitro., Andrew Scott Currie 1983-

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Direct binding of parotid secretory protein to phosphatidylinositol phosphates., Dipti Goyal 1984-

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Effect of finger rings on microbial cross-contamination during dental clinical procedures., Swapna Nadikuda

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Ridge preservation comparing the clinical and histologic healing of a mineralized cortical vs. mineralized cancellous allograft with an acellular dermal matrix barrier membrane., Marquez J. Sams

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In vitro detection of mesio-buccal canals in maxillary molar cross-sections using three different resolutions with Kodak 9000 3D CBCT., Jolanta Nowicka Sauer

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The effect of the blue light diode laser on shear-peel bond strength of orthodontic brackets with varying curing time and distance., Kamran Shaikh 1978-

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A comparison of the effectiveness of two suturing techniques for the coronally positioned tunnel procedure with an acellular dermal matrix allograft., Courtney Tyler Shearer

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Comparison of clinically projected and radiographically optimal implant fixture placement., William Shane Vaughn 1984-

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3D CBCT analysis of cranial base morphology and its relationship to skeletal malocclusion., Russell M. Weaver 1973-

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Ridge preservation comparing the clinical and histologic healing of a mineralized particulate allograft with a nonporous PTFE membrane vs. mineralized particulate xenograft with a collagen plug membrane., Jason A. Witonsky

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Altered developmental programming of the mouse mammary gland in female offspring following perinatal dietary exposures : a systems-biology perspective., Caleb Deen Bastian

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Comparative linear accuracy of cone beam CT derived 3D images in orthodontic analysis., April A. Brown 1983-

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Comparative linear accuracy and reliability of cone beam CT derived 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional images constructed using an orthodontic volumetric rendering program., Danielle R. Periago

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Ridge preservation comparing a flap vs. a flapless technique using a demineralized bone matrix allograft plus mineralized particulate allograft and covered with a calcium sulfate barrier., Trever L. Siu

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Cone beam computed tomographic simulation of panoramic radiology : third molar assessment and mandibular canal., Ryan L. Snyder

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Comparative TMJ imaging accuracy using iCAT cone beam computerized tomography., Oana Bida Honey

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Implant esthetics using a Nobel Replace Standard implant vs. Nobel Perfect Scalloped implant placed in immediate extraction sockets in the esthetic zone of the maxilla., John W. McGehee

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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A cross sectional analysis of the relationship between childhood obesity and craniofacial dimensions in a population receiving orthodontic treatment., Daniel Mark Eves

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Ridge augmentation comparing a cancellous block allograft to freeze dried bone particles and utilizing an acellular dermal matrix barrier membrane., Brenton Lahey

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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The current crisis in orthodontic education : the residents' perspective., Matthew Kawabori Bruner

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A clinical comparison of decalcification following orthodontic treatment using composite resin and reinforced modified glass ionomer cements., Jennifer L. Butterfoss 1976-

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Cephalogram pseudo-color and emboss enhancements : anatomical landmark clarity in photostimuable phosphor cephalometrics., Ryan B. Wiesemann 1977-