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Ronald G Craig, D.M.D., PhD.
Associate Professor
Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology
Periodontology and Implant Dentistry
Room 854S Dental Center, 421 First Avenue
Fax: 212-995-4603



1974 B.S. University of Connecticut
1978 D.M.D. University of Pennsylvania
1987 Ph.D. University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut
1978-80 G.P.R. University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut
1980-85 Certificate, Periodontology, University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut

2008 Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology



Research Interests / Professional Overview:

  • Risk assessment for destructive periodontal diseases and systemic complications.
  • Periodontal regeneration / cementogenesis.
  • Dental practice based research


Current Funding:




Pub Med Articles:

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Representative Publications:

Craig RG, Boylan R, Yip J, Mijares D, Imam M, Socransky S, Taubman MA, Haffajee AD. (2002) "Serum IgG antibody response to periodontal pathogens in minority populations: Relationship to periodontal disease status and progression." Journal of Periodontal Research 37:132-146.

Craig RG, Yip JK, So MK, Boylan RJ, Socransky SS, Haffajee AD. (2003) "Relationship of destructive periodontal diseases to the acute phase response." Journal of Periodontology 74: 1005-1014.

Craig RG, Yip JK, Mijares DQ, LeGeros RZ, Socransky SS, Haffajee AD. (2003) "Progression of destructive periodontal diseases in minority populations: Role of clinical and demographic factors." Journal of Clinical Periodontology 30: 1075-1083.

Inoue M, LeGeros RZ, Hoffman C, Diamond K, Rosenberg PA, Craig RG. (2004) "Effect of enamel matrix proteins on the phenotype expression of periodontal ligament cells cultured on dental materials." Journal of Biomedical Materials Research 69: 172-179.

Craig RG, Kallur SP, Inoue M, Rosenberg PA, LeGeros RZ. (2004) "Effect of enamel matrix proteins on the periodontal connective tissue - material interface after wound healing." Journal of Biomedical Materials Research 69: 180-187.

Craig RG, Kamer AR, Kallur SP, Inoue M, Tarnow DP. (2006) "Effects of periodontal cell grafts and enamel matrix proteins on the connective tissue - implant interface: A pilot study in the mini pig." Journal of Oral Implantology 32: 228-236.

Craig RG, Kotanko P, Kamer AR, Levin NW. (2007) "Periodontal diseases: A modifiable source of systemic inflammation in chronic kidney disease patients?" Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation 22: 312-315.

Craig RG. (2008) "Interactions between chronic renal disease and periodontal disease", Oral Diseases 14: 1-7.

Kamer AR, Craig RG, Dasanayake AP Brys M, Glodzik-Sobanska L, de Leon MJ. (2008) "Inflammation and Alzheimer's disease: Possible role of periodontal diseases." Alzheimer's & Dementia 4: 242-250.

Goteiner D, Craig RG, Lehrman N, Ashmen R, Janal MN, Eskin B. (2008) "Endotoxin levels are associated with HDL, triglycerides and troponin in patients with acute coronary syndrome and angina: Possible contributions from periodontal sources." Journal of Periodontology 79: 2331-2339.

Kshirsagar AV, Craig RG, Moss KL, Beck JD, Offenbacher S, Kotanko P, Yoshino M, Levin NW, Yip JK, Almas K, Lupovici E, Falk RJ. (2009) "Periodontal disease status adversely affects survival in a cohort of patients with end-stage renal disease." Kidney International 75: 746-750.

Kamer AR, Craig RG, Pirraglia E, Dasanayake AP, Norman RG, Boylan RJ, Nehorayoff A, Glodzik L, Brys M, de Leon ML. (2009) "TNF-α and antibodies to periodontal bacteria discriminate between Alzheimer's disease patients and normal subjects." Journal of Neuroimmunology 216: 92-97.

Craig RG, Kotanko P. (2009) "Periodontitis and the end-stage renal disease patient on hemodialysis maintenance therapy", Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry 30(8): 544-552.

Bernstein SD, Horowitz AJ, Man M, Wu H, Foran D, Vena DA, Collie D, Matthews AG, Curro FA, Thompson VP, Craig RG. (2012) “Outcomes of primary endodontic therapy in general practice: A PEARL Network study.” Journal of the American Dental Association 143: 478-487.

Spielman H, Schaffer SB, Cohen MG, Wu H, Vena DA, Collie D, Curro FA, Thompson VP, Craig RG. (2012) “Restorative outcomes for root canal-treated teeth in a practice-based research network.” Journal of the American Dental Association 143: 746-755. 

Craig RG, Marn Pernat A, Pecoits-Filho R, Levin NW, Kotanko P. (2013) “Periodontal diseases and systemic inflammation.” Seminars in Dialysis in press.