The School of Dentistry Dissertations and Theses Series is comprised of dissertations and theses authored by Marquette University's School of Dentistry doctoral and master's students.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Effects of Thermocycling and Hydrolytic Aging on The Flexural Strength of Additively Manufactured Restorative Materials, Steven Mustafa Abu Al Tamn

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Maxillary and Mandibular Incisor and Molar Dentoalveolar Heights in Untreated Subjects Presenting Class I and Class II Malocclusion, Samantha Zavada Cardinal

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Factors Associated with Extraction Versus Non-Extraction Treatment Among Orthodontic Patients at Marquette University, Kelley Dentino

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Short and Long-Term Effects of Conventional and Miniscrew-Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion on Hard Tissues Using Voxel-Based Superimposition of Serial CBCTs, Isaac R. Empson

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The Effect of Endodontic Access Cavity Designs on Crack Propagation of Mandibular Molars, Colin Kodama

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Alveolar Bone Remodeling In Response to Orthodontic Tooth Movement, Matthew Raymond McGrady

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A Digital Assessment of Centric Relation Precision, Christine Roenitz

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The Influence of the Digitization Method on the Assessment of Accuracy and Reliability of Implant Placements, Ajitesh Singh

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Immediate Postoperative Dimensional Changes Following Implant Placement, Juan Felipe Valencia Rincon

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The Influence of Peri-Cervical Dentin Conservation on the Propagation of Cracks in Mandibular Molars, Hassanain Zaheer

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The Influence of Peri-Cervical Dentin Conservation on the Propagation of Cracks in Mandibular Molars, Hassanain Zaheer

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Edge-Chipping and Translucency Comparison Among Lithium Silicate-Based Ceramics, Essa Abdullah Alghamdi

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Associations Between the Movement of Hard and Soft Tissues After Orthodontic Proclination of Incisors, Scott Beard

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Evaluation of Damon PSL and Conventional MBT Brackets in Leveling and Alignment Efficiency, Jacob Beckstrand

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Activated Charcoal Versus a Chemical Whitening Agent: Effect on Human Enamel, Hien Thai Doan

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Color Characterization of Color Changing Orthodontic Adhesives, Megan Fried

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Influence of Free-End Distal Extension on the Accuracy of Guided Implant Placement: An In Vitro Study, Geoffrey Ganzman

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Influence of Multiple Root-End Surgery or Root Amputation on Root Surface Stress Distribution, John Curtis Jurkas

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Autoignition and Sooting Characteristics of Iso-Octane and Ethanol in an Optical Rapid Compression Machine, Richard John Kempf

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The Effect of Tray Design and Impression Material Consistencies on Accuracy of Complete Arch Implant Supported Fixed Dental Prostheses Master Casts, lujain Kurdi

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Immediate Postoperative Dimensional Changes Following Guided Bone Regeneration, Morvarid Monfaredzadeh

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The Accuracy and Sensitivity of ABO Electronic Cast Radiographic Program ORTHOSHARE 360 Compared to Manual Measurements, Lisa Nguyen

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Identifying Optimal Composite Resin Depth to Maximize Fracture Resistance when Restoring Immature Endodontically Treated Teeth, David Poe

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Mechanism of Mechanical Vibration in Enhancing Orthodontic Retention- Analysis of Global Gene Expression, Shuwei Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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In Vitro Study to Analyze Reverse Torque Values of Prosthetic Screws with Multiple Loosening/Tightening Preload Cycles, Amira Alhameed

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Effects of Cleaning Agents on the Properties of Two Different Thermoplastic Retainer Materials, Jennifer Brehove

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Correction of Excessive Gingival Display: Lip Repositioning with/without Myotomy, Austin Michael Dodge

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The Influence of the Operator Experience on the Accuracy of Implant Placement: An In Vitro Study, Jeffrey Garcia

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Root-End Surgery or Nonsurgical Retreatment: Are There Differences in Long Term Outcome?, Enida Haxhia

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Mechanism of Mechanical Vibration in Enhancing Orthodontic Retention, Brent A. Ito

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The Incidence of Root Canal Therapy or Extraction after Orthodontic Treatment: A Ten-Year Retrospective Study, Thomas Korte

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Outcomes of Nonsurgical Root Canal Therapy Completed in Children Aged 6-13 Years, Lauren M. Loney

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Comparing Orthodontic Debonding Aerosol Production with Various High-Volume Evacuation Systems, Eric Moe

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Bending and Phase Transformation Properties of a Force Gradient Nickel-Titanium Orthodontic Wire, Brinda Shah

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Effects of Fluoride on Corrosion Properties of Orthodontic Retention Wires, John J. Simindinger

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Shear Bond Strength Characteristics on Surface Treatment Modalities of CAD-CAM Resin Based Core Materials, Nikita Sinha

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Oral Health and Quality of Life: A Clinic-Based Sample, Kinan M. Al-Bitar

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Peri-Implantitis Risk Prediction Using a Computer Based Periodontal Risk Calculator Tool: A Retrospective Study, Walaa AL Zaibak

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Assessment of 3D Facial Scan Integration in 3D Digital Workflow Using Radiographic Markers and Iterative Closest Point Algorithm, Mohamed Elshewy

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Outcomes of Primary Endodontic Therapy in Medicaid Enrollees, Timothy Gainey

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Corrosion Properties of Various Orthodontic Fixed Retention Wires, Tara Lynn Groen

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Anatomical Considerations for Miniplate-Anchored Maxillary Protraction in Children with Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate, Jared Holloway

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Efficacy of Invisalign: A Retrospective Case Series of Intrusion, Extrusion, and Rotation with Trend Analysis, Kirsten Karkow

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The Effect of Mechanical Vibration on Alveolar Bone Following Experimental Periodontitis: A Time Course Study, Joshua Murphy

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Accuracy of Merging Scans of Definitive Fixed Prosthodontic Impressions to Obtain Single, Accurate Digitized Master Casts, Ossama Raffa

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Tensile Strength of Elastomeric Ligature Ties Stretched Over Large and Small Orthodontic Brackets, Golden Shiloh

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Influence of Progressive vs. Minimal Canal Preparations on the Fracture Resistance of Mandibular Molars: A Finite Element Analysis, Michael Smoljan

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Impact of Delayed Completion of Previously Initiated Therapy and Provider Type on Outcomes of Root Canal Treatment, Igor Sulim

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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The Cytotoxicity Effect of Silver Solder Materials on Human Periodontal Ligament Fibroblast Cells, Joseph Jeffrey Curry

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An in Vitro Study of Surface Alterations to PEEK and Titanium and Its Effect Upon Human Gingival Fibroblasts, Maryam Gheisarifar

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Effect of Heat-Treatment Time on Bending Properties of Cobolt-Chromium Orthodontic Wires, Melanie Hammerbeck

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The Design and Physical Properties of An Optimized Chitosan Hydrogel for Potential Use in Endodontics, Hunter Housley

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Comparison of Power Versus Manual Toothbrush in Reducing Gingivitis, Keerthi Kamreddy

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Efficacy of Invisalign Attachments: A Retrospective Study, Theresa Karras

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Evaluation of Corrosion Mechanisms in Stainless Steel Orthodontic Retainer Wires, Jamie Martin

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Injectable Gels with Potential Use in Endodontics, Maksim Montatskiy

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Effect of Different Implant Abutment Materials on Optical Properties of Translucent Monolithic Zirconia Crowns, Nisha Patel

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Evaluation of Accuracy of Static Computer-Guided Implant Placement Compared with Partially-Guided or Free-Hand Placement, Laxmi Sukhtankar

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The Effect of Mechanical Vibration on Alveolar Bone Following Experimental Periodontitis - A Micro-CT Study, Andrei Dan Taut

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The Influence of Full Coverage Restorations On Pulp Vitality: A Ten-Year Retrospective Study, Abby Yavorek

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Effect of Different Finish Line Designs on the Marginal and Internal Fit of Metal Copings Made by Selective Laser Melting Technology, Adel Al Maaz

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Effect of Emergence Profile of a Single Implant Restoration on the Health of Peri-Implant Soft Tissue, Waleed Nasir Asiri

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Application of Mechanical Vibration to Enhance the Stability After Orthodontic Treatment - A Micro - CT Study, Nicolas Branshaw

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A Retrospective Analysis of Patient Medical and Dental Treatment Histories, and MRONJ-Related Events, Jon Irelan

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Orthodontic Bond Strength Comparison Between Two Filled Resin Sealants, James Kolstad

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Comparison of Immediate vs. Delayed Recall of Orthodontic Information Following an Electronic Reminder, Michael Lenz

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Orthodontic Open-Coil Spring Deactivation Forces Differ with Varying Activation Levels, Ryan Lubinsky

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Factors Effecting Survival of Teeth with Nonsurgical Root Canal Therapy Including a Multi-State Outcome Analysis, Alex Moore

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Orthodontic Treatment Planning Using Direct Visual Approximation of Arch Length Discrepancy and Cephalometric Analyses, Kathleen Rouse Vaught

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Comparison of Different Temperatures on Bending Properties of Six Niti Endodontic File Systems, Sukbum Yoo

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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QMIX 2in1 and NaOCI Precipitate: Documentation, Identification, and Exothermic Reaction, Gordon L. Barkley III

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Viability of Human Periodontal Ligament Fibroblasts After Time in Tooth Storage Media, Scott MacDonald

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Effects of Palatal Expansion on Speech Production, Jason Milton Meinhardt

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Reliability of Digital Dental Cast Measures as Compared to Cone-Beam Computed Tomography for Analyzing the Transverse Dimension, Brian Michel

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Analysis of Flexural Strength and Monotonic Load to Failure Following Simulated Chairside Adjustments and Repair in a Lithium Disilicate Glass-Ceramic, Ali Ramadhan

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The Effect of Heat Treatment on the Bending Properties of a Cobalt-Chromium Orthodontic Wire, Alex Schwab

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Comparison of Anterior Denture Teeth Arrangements Made with the Tooth Mold Template and Definitive Computer-Aided Design & Computer-Aided Manufacturing Complete Removable Dental Prostheses, Jose Antonio Sierra

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Thermal Properties of Commonly Used Clear Aligner Systems As-Received and After Clinical Use, Louis Wenger

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Direct Visual Approximation of Arch Length Discrepancy and Cephalometric Measurements, Bradley J. Wurm

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Survival Rates of Primary Endodontic Therapy Following Core/Post and Crown Placement, Kandace Yee

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Evaluation of Die Trim Morphology Made by CAD/CAM Technology, Pratiksha Agrawal

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Outcomes of Primary Endodontic Therapy Provided by Endodontic Specialists Compared to Other Providers, Jacob Burry

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The Effect of Mechanical Vibration on Human PDL Cell Differentiation and Response to Inflammation, Megan DesRoches

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Color Change of Commercial Resin Composited with Different Photoinitiators, Feng Gao

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The Effects of Mechanical Vibration on Human Chondrocytes In Vitro, Bradley J. Gauthier

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Thermal Properties of Copper Nickel-Titanium Orthodontic Archwires, Joshua Gilbert

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Torsion and Bending Properties of EdgeEndo Files, Chad Hansen

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Mitigating Distortion of Light-Polymerized Composite Trial Bases, Jon Patrick Irelan

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Viability of Human Periodontal Ligament Fibroblasts After Storage in Save-A-Tooth, EMT Toothsaver and Hank's Balanced Salt Solution, Wonhee Lee

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Mechanical Properties of Copper-Nickel-Titanium Archwires, Margaret Amelia Rosen

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The Effect of Orthodontic Appliances on the Evaluation of the Professionalism and Esthetics of an Adult Employee, Laura Hanson Vaccariello

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Direct Effect of Low-Magnitude High-Frequency Mechanical Vibration on Osteoclast Formation from RAW267.4 Monocytes, Maxwell Antonio Abraham

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Edge Chipping Resistance and Flexural Strength of Polymer Infiltrated Ceramic Network and Resin Nano Ceramic Materials, Renos Argyrou

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Influence of Fluoride and Stress on the Electrochemical Properties of Nickel-Titanium Coils, Ashley Barnes

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Differential Scanning Calorimetric (DSC) Study of New and Sterilized Nickel-Titanium Rotary Endodontic Instruments, Michael Dyriw

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Effect of Toothbrushing on Surface Roughness and Shade of Extrinsically Stained Pressable Ceramic Restorations, Lessly Arlette Garza

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Changes in Composite Toxicity Following Exposure to Pulp Capping Materials, Audra Long

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Effect of Autoclaving on Flexibility of Four Different Nickel Titanium Files, Anushree Mehrotra

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Thermomechanical Characterization of Variable Force NiTi Orthodontic Archwires, Anjali Sudershan Krishan Mehta

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Comparison of Three Different Nickel-Titanium Endodontic Rotary Systems in Shaping Simulated S-Shaped Canals, Elineida Perez