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Research and Publications

  • Walji, M. F., Spallek, H., Kookal, K. K., Barrow, J., Magnuson, B., Tiwari, T., Oyoyo, U., Brandt, M., Howe, B. J., Anderson, G. C., White, J. M., & Kalenderian, E. (2022). BigMouth: development and maintenance of a successful dental data repository. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA, 29(4), 701–706.
  • Ngantcha, P., Amith, M. T., Roberts, K., Valenza, J. A., Walji, M., & Tao, C. (2021). Dental EHR-infused Persona Ontologies to Enrich Dental Dialogue Interaction of Agents. Proceedings. IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, 2021, 1818–1825.
  • Walji, M. F., Kalenderian, E., Stark, P. C., White, J. M., Kookal, K. K., Phan, D., Tran, D., Bernstam, E. V., & Ramoni, R. (2014). BigMouth: a multi-institutional dental data repository. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA, 21(6), 1136–1140. 

Publications acknowledging BigMouth

  • Kookal, K. K., Walji, M. F., Brandon, R., Kivanc, F., Mertz, E., Kottek, A., Mullins, J., Liang, S., Jenson, L. E., & White, J. M. (2024). Systematically assessing the quality of dental electronic health record data for an investigation into oral health care disparities. Journal of public health dentistry, 10.1111/jphd.12618. Advance online publication.
  • Bangar, S., Neumann, A., White, J. M., Yansane, A., Johnson, T. R., Olson, G. W., Kumar, S. V., Kookal, K. K., Kim, A., Obadan-Udoh, E., Mertz, E., Simmons, K., Mullins, J., Brandon, R., Walji, M. F., & Kalenderian, E. (2022). Caries Risk Documentation And Prevention: eMeasures For Dental Electronic Health Records. Applied clinical informatics, 13(1), 80–90. 
  • Tokede, B., Yansane, A., White, J., Bangar, S., Mullins, J., Brandon, R., Gantela, S., Kookal, K., Rindal, D., Lee, C. T., Lin, G. H., Spallek, H., Kalenderian, E., & Walji, M. (2022). Translating periodontal data to knowledge in a learning health system. Journal of the American Dental Association (1939)153(10), 996–1004.
  • Neumann, A., Kalenderian, E., Ramoni, R., Yansane, A., Tokede, B., Etolue, J., Vaderhobli, R., Simmons, K., Even, J., Mullins, J., Kumar, S., Bangar, S., Kookal, K., White, J., & Walji, M. (2017). Evaluating quality of dental care among patients with diabetes: Adaptation and testing of a dental quality measure in electronic health records. Journal of the American Dental Association (1939), 148(9), 634–643.e1. 

Select published research work

  • Chatzopoulos, G. S., Jiang, Z., Marka, N., & Wolff, L. F. (2024). Periodontal Disease, Tooth Loss, and Systemic Conditions: An Exploratory Study. International dental journal, 74(2), 207–215.
  • Chatzopoulos, G. S., Jiang, Z., Marka, N., & Wolff, L. F. (2023). Association between Periodontitis Extent, Severity, and Progression Rate with Systemic Diseases and Smoking: A Retrospective Study. Journal of personalized medicine, 13(5), 814.
  • Chatzopoulos, G. S., & Wolff, L. F. (2023). Retrospective analysis of 50,333 implants on implant failure and associated patient-related factors. Journal of stomatology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, 124(6S), 101555.
  • Chatzopoulos, G. S., Jiang, Z., Marka, N., & Wolff, L. F. (2023). Relationship of Medication Intake and Systemic Conditions with Periodontitis: A Retrospective Study. Journal of personalized medicine, 13(10), 1480.
  • Rodriguez, J. L., Thakkar-Samtani, M., Heaton, L. J., Tranby, E. P., & Tiwari, T. (2023). Caries risk and social determinants of health: A big data report. Journal of the American Dental Association (1939), 154(2), 113–121.
  • Saleh, M. H. A., Decker, A., Tattan, M., Tattan, O., Decker, J., Alrmali, A., & Wang, H. L. (2023). Supplement Consumption and Periodontal Health: An Exploratory Survey Using the BigMouth Repository. Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania), 59(5), 919.
  • Saleh, M. H. A., Decker, A., & Wang, H. L. (2023). Using the BigMouth repository for periodontal medicine: Breaking the chains?. Journal of periodontology, 94(3), 311–312.
  • Chatzopoulos, G. S., & Wolff, L. F. (2022). Survival Rates and Factors Affecting the Outcome Following Immediate and Delayed Implant Placement: A Retrospective Study. Journal of clinical medicine, 11(15), 4598. 
  • Tungare, S. S. (2022). Opioid and antibiotic prescribing in the US academic dental setting (Order No. 30314228). Available from Dissertations & Theses @ University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; Health Research Premium Collection. (2817287894). Retrieved from 
  • Coggins, K., Husain, A., Parsegian, K., & Whitson, J. T. (2021). Association between poor oral health and risk of glaucoma. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 62(8), 1605-1605. 
  • Messing, M., Souza, L. C., Cavalla, F., Kookal, K. K., Rizzo, G., Walji, M., Silva, R., & Letra, A. (2019). Investigating Potential Correlations between Endodontic Pathology and Cardiovascular Diseases Using Epidemiological and Genetic Approaches. Journal of endodontics, 45(2), 104–110. 
  • Bhardwaj, A., Ramoni, R., Kalenderian, E., Neumann, A., Hebballi, N. B., White, J. M., McClellan, L., & Walji, M. F. (2016). Measuring up: Implementing a dental quality measure in the electronic health record context. Journal of the American Dental Association (1939), 147(1), 35–40. 
  • Kalenderian, E., Tokede, B., Ramoni, R., Khan, M., Kimmes, N., White, J., Vaderhobli, R., Yansane, A., Feilzer, A., & Walji, M. (2016). Dental clinical research: an illustration of the value of standardized diagnostic terms. Journal of public health dentistry, 76(2), 152–156.
  • Sajadi, A. (2015). Clinical accuracy of pre-doctoral periodontal education in the US: An evaluation of the generalist and specialist teaching models on periodontal education (Doctoral dissertation, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston). 
  • Joshi, N., Hamdan, A. M., & Fakhouri, W. D. (2014). Skeletal malocclusion: a developmental disorder with a life-long morbidity. Journal of clinical medicine research, 6(6), 399–408. 
  • Tran, D. T. (2013). Partial-mouth periodontal examination protocol for estimation of prevalence, severity and extent of periodontitis (Doctoral dissertation, The University of Texas School of Public Health). 

Paper and Poster presentations








Research projects supported(Ongoing and Completed)

  • BM-DR1 and BM-DR2: Duong Tran(2012): Partial mouth periodontal examination protocol for estimation of prevalence and severity of periodontitis
  • BM-DR3: Ali Sajadi (2015): Clinical Accuracy of Pre-doctoral Periodontal Education in the US: An evaluation of the Generalist and Specialist Teaching Models on Periodontal Education.
  • BM-DR4: Duong Tran, Isabel Gay, Angel Rivera, Muhammad Walji (2015). Association between obesity and periodontitis: cross-sectional study on patients visiting universities' dental clinics in the United States.
  • BM-DR5: Britta Magnuson (2015). Comparing Amalgam Vs Composite usage in US dental schools.
  • BM-DR6: Britta Magnuson (2015). A Multi-Institutional Review of Age Associated Care.
  • BM-DR7: Oluwabunmi Tokede(2015): The Early Preventive Dental Visit
  • BM-DR8: Bradley Adams, Kenneth Aschheim (2016). Use of BigMouth data in Odontosearch database.
  • BM-DR9: Ed Pantzlaff, Sharon Aronovich(2017) : Assess general management trends and timelines with a special emphasis on bone grafting for patients with congenitally missing teeth
  • BM-DR10: Karen Komitas, Effie Ioannidou (2018): Age- and gender-associated differences in epidemiology of patients with chronic kidney disease and hemodialysis and their influence on outcomes of periodontal therapy.
  • BM-DR11: Karen Komitas, Arif Salman Abdul ShakoreEffie Ioannidou (2018): Age- and gender-associated differences in the prevalence of chronic periodontal disease and outcomes of periodontal treatment.
  • BM-DR12: Karen Komitas, Arif Salman Abdul Shakore,Effie Ioannidou (2018): Development of personalized multivariate computational models to predict the risk of development of periodontitis and frequency of periodontal maintenance therapy.
  • BM-DR13: Hend Alqaderi, Hesham Alhazmi, Mary Tavares(2018): Composite Restorations; Incidence of Endodontic Complications and Additional Treatments
  • BM-DR14: Joel White, Howard Pollick, Enihomo Obadan Udoh, Sangeetha Gajendran Sarah (2019). Quality evaluation of an electronic health record and a large dental data repository.
  • BM-DR15: Tamanna Tiwari, Juan L. Rodriguez, Eric P. Tranby, Abigail Kelly, Julie Franstsve-Hawley (2021). Caries Risk and Social Determinants of Health
  • BM-DR16: Sayali Tungare, Muhammad Walji (2021). Opioid and antibiotic prescribing in the US academic dental setting .
  • BM-DR17: So Ran Kwon, Udochukwu Oyoyo, Seth A. Wiafe, John Won (2021). Relationship of Patient Demographics on the Frequency of Teledentistry eVisits Provided by Institution.
  • BM-DR18: Neha Parikh, Cameroon Jeter, Pooja Krishnaswamy(2021): Assessment of the correlation between dementia and oral health using the BigMouth Dental Data Repository
  • BM-DR19: Tamanna Tiwari, Sangeetha Chandrasekaran, Nihmath Nasiha, Zachary Giano (2021). Assessing the completeness of the EHR data in the BigMouth Dental Data Repository.
  • BM-DR20: Erin Jorgensen, Kerri Font, Tamanna Tiwari, Greg L. Kinney(2021): Evaluation of Periodontal Disease and COPD in Patients Using BigMouth
  • BM-DR21: Sameha Abdulbaki, Tamanna Tiwari(2022): Social determinants of adolescent dental use of preventive and restorative services a big data study
  • BM-DR22: Marc Wein, Nicha Tokavanich, Wanida Ono, Sudarat Kiat-amnuay(2022) The effect of hyperparathyroidism on alveolar bone and periodontium
  • BM-DR23: Muhammed H. Saleh, Ann Decker, Andrea Ravidà, Hom-Lay Wang(2022) Creation of an integrated risk assessment tool for progression of Periodontitis into the new Stage and Grade classification
  • BM-DR24: Uyen-Sa D. T. Nguyen(2022) Investigating the Bidirectional Association between Periodontitis and Type 2 Diabetes
  • BM-DR25: Georgios Chatzopoulos, Larry F. Wolff(2022): Factors associated with periodontitis and tooth loss: Electronic dental record-based retrospective study utilizing the "BigMouth Oral Data Repository"
  • BM-DR26: Rohit U. Nair(2022): Xerostomia among older adult patients attending University-affiliated dental clinics in the United States Prevalence and associated factors based
  • BM-DR27: Georgios Chatzopoulos(2022): Factors associated with implant failure-Electronic dental record-based retrospective study
  • BM-DR28: Bruers J .J. M, Laura Swinckels, Ander de Keijzer (2022): Developing a deep learning model to predict the risk for periodontitis using data in BigMouth
  • BM-DR29: Karen Komitas (2023): Age, sex, and race-associated differences in the prevalence of periodontal and endodontic conditions and outcomes of surgical and non-surgical periodontal and endodontic treatment
  • BM-DR30: Antibiotics and Dental Infections(2023): An Analysis of Racial Differences and Disparities 2023 Alysse Wurcel, Jayapriyaa R. Shanmugham, Adrianne Gladden-Young, Leo Westgard
  • BM-DR31: Tamanna Tiwari(2023): Impact of Structural determinants on oral health inequities in Hispanic children
  • BM-DR32: So Ran Kwon(2023): Caries Risk Assessment and Management by Dental Institution: A Cross-Sectional Study using BigMouth Data