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Pregnancy and Oral Health

STEFANIE L. RUSSELL, DDS, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Health Promotion and of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry

EXPERTISE:
Oral health care for pregnant women; link between pregnancy and tooth loss.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Course director for Review of Clinical Trial Protocols for the MS in Clinical Research Program; former Director of the Summer Research Program for incoming dental and nursing students, NYU College of Dentistry.

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
"Exploring Potential Pathways Between Parity and Tooth Loss Among American Women." American Journal of Public Health (2008).

"Pregnancy and Oral Health: A Review and Recommendations to Reduce Gaps in Practice and Research." American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing (2008).


ANANDA DASANAYAKE, BDS, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Health Promotion

EXPERTISE:
Links between periodontal (gum) disease and preterm low birth-weight babies, and periodontal disease and gestational diabetes.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Director of the NYU MS and Certificate Programs in Clinical Research; a principal in the NYU Oral Epidemiology Training Program funded by NIH, which aims to develop and train oral epidemiologists at NYU in collaboration with Yale University and Columbia University.

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
"Periodontal Pathogens and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus." Journal of Dental Research (2008).

"Maternal Periodontal Disease, Pregnancy, and Neonatal Outcomes." American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing (2008).

"Periodontal Disease, Inflammatory Mediators, and Prematurity." Journal of Dental Research (2006).

"Periodontal, Cervical and Vaginal Microbiota in Pregnancy." Journal of Dental Research (2006).