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 2012

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The Effect of Water Storage on Bending Properties of Esthetic, Fiber-Reinforced Composite Orthodontic Wires, Ju-Han Chang

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Comparison of the Efficacy of Various Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen Regimens on the Treatment of Post-Endodontic Pain, Erik DeYoung

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Postoperative Pain After the Use of a Dexamethasone Rinse as an Irrigant Prior to Obturation, Sushant Mahajan

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Intra- and Inter-Examiner Reliability and Inter-Method Comparison in Physical Anthropometry and Photogrammetry, Nikolay Mollov

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A Comparison of Torsional Stress Properties of Three Different Nickel-Titanium Files with Similar Cross-Sectional Design, Reid Wycoff

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Mechanical Stress Modulates Expression of Toll-Like Receptors in Human PDL, Yaroslav Yarmolyuk

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The Effects of Different Surface Treatments on the Shear Bond Strength of Composite Resin to Machined Titanium, Mohammad Sadeq Aljadi

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Effects of Rapid Maxillary Expansion on Upper Airway; A 3 Dimensional Cephalometric Analysis, Yoon Hwan Chang

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Marginal Ridge Thickness (MRT) of Maxillary Incisors, Mark Foster

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In Vitro Comparison of the Push-Out Bond Strength of Three Endodontic Sealers With and Without Amoxicillin, Brian Kleinman

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Friction Testing of a New Ligature, Alison Mantel

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Metallurgical Characterization of New Palladium-Containing CoCr and NiCr Alloys, Raghav Puri

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Effect of Light-Cure Initiation Time on Polymerization and Orthodontic Bond Strength with a Resin-Modified Glass-Ionomer, Jess Thomas

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Agenesis of Maxillary Lateral Incisors in Orthodontic Patients and the Relation to Overall Tooth Size, Jane Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Effects of Biologics on Pedicle Screw Fixation in a Sheep Model: Histological and Biomechanical Analysis, Akshi Arora

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Bonding with Self-Etching Primers - Pumice or Pre-Etch? An In Vitro Study, Ian J. Fitzgerald

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An In Vitro Comparison of the Setting of MTA With and Without the Application of a Moist Cotton Pellet, Craig Darrell Johnson

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Bondable Lingual Spur Therapy to Treat Anterior Open Bite, Elissa Joy McRae

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Cementoblastic Response to High vs. Low Level of Mechanical Force in Vitro, Natalie Nicole Mullally

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Incidence of Removable Partial Denture Types in Eastern Wisconsin, Deo K. Pun

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Application of Mechanical Vibration to Modulate Orthodontic Tooth Movement (OTM) in Mice, Andrew Rummel

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Candida Albicans Adhesion and Biofilm Formation on Phosphated and Non-Phosphate Containing Poly(Methylmethacrylate) Polymers, Kathryn Elizabeth Ryan

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Light-Activation Influence on the Thermal Analysis of a Resin-Modified Glass-Ionomer, Raksha Srinivas

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Bracket Bond Strength Effects of Incorporation of NovaMin into an Orthodontic Bonding Resin, Jeffrey Waterhouse

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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What Determines Chewing Side Preference?: A Consideration of Traits from Body to Malocclusion, Kirstin M. Carlson

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Structure and Surface Morphology of Current Orthodontic Ceramic Brackets, Jean Hong

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The Effect of Three Mixing Methods on the Physical Properties and Porosity of Alginate Impression Materials, David J. Kachelmeyer

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Effect of Chewing (Occlusal Function) on Orthodontic Tooth Movement: A Pilot Radiological Study, Christopher Lai

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Biological Responses of Cementoblasts to Mechanical Loading in Vitro, Dawei Liu

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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The Effect of in Vitro Photodynamic Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (PACT) on the Viability of Enterococcus Faecalis Biofilms, Amber Amelang-Severin

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Shear Bond Strength of Denture Base Resin Bonded to Acrylic Resin Denture Teeth with Composite and Auto Polymerized Acrylic Resin, Carter M. Benson

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Analysis of MTA's Setting Reaction: A Differential Scaning Calorimetry Study, Sharath Chandra V. Chedella

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Evaluation of Centric Relation Using Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) and the Mandibular Position Indicator (MPI), David M. Christensen

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The Accuracy of Multi-Implant Casts Fabricated Using a Segmental Framework Matrix, Daniel M. Domagala

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Investigation Into The Mechanism Behind Mechanical Property Changes Of NiTi Orthodontic Wires Exposed To Fluoride, Dong Hwa Lee

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Physical Properties of Australian Stainless Steel Wire, Trent A. Lofgren

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Assessment of Enamel "White Spot" Remineralization Using CPP-ACP Paste, Meghann M. Longo Dietz

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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In Vitro Cytotoxicity of Flowline, Durafill, and Dycal on Pulpal Stem Cells Treated with and Without Growth Factors, David Thomas Mershon

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Polymerization efficiency of glass-ionomer and resin adhesives under molar bands, Daniel J. Rejman

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Research and development of a healthcare direct reimbursement pilot program for underserved populations in Wisconsin, Pamela Lynn Schultz

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Galvanic Corrosion Between Various Combinations of Orthodontic Brackets and Archwires, Arash Bakhtari

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Thermal Analysis of As-Received and Clinically Retrieved Copper-Nickel-Titanium Orthodontic Arch Wires, Matthew C. Biermann

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In Vitro Cytotoxicity of Dental Materials to Dental Pulp Stem Cells Treated with Growth Factors, Smita P. Cabrera

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A Preliminary in Vitro Comparison of Altered Versus Unaltered Rotary Ni-Ti Files after Cyclic Fatigue, Stewart Carp

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Investigation into the Depth of Cure of Resin-Modified Glass-Ionomer Restorative Materials, Howard W. Roberts

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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The Relationship of Anthropological Landmarks and the Earpiece Facebow Reference Plane in the Skeletally Mature Adult, Abdulaziz M. Albaker

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In Vitro Cytotoxicity of Amalgam with and without Zinc to Dental Pulp Stem Cells, Douglas R. Barden

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A comparative study of oral/dental health status in an urban poor population over 100 years, Katherine F Karioris Schrubbe

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The Effect of Calcium Sulfate on Postoperative Pain following Endodontic Surgery, Rebecca A. Stohler

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Micro-Computed Tomographic Analysis of Extracted Endodontically Treated Teeth, Lance K. Hashimoto

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Resistance to Compressive Loading of Porcelain Fused to Gold Foil Anterior Crowns, Nitin B. Khankari

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A Comparison of Bond Strength Between Direct and Indirect Bonding Methods, Brandon James Linn

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A Comparison of Two Three-Dimensional Computer-Generated Orthodontic Models with Conventional Plaster Models, Meagan O'Donnell Struby

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Comparison of the Accuracy of Direct and Indirect Facebow Mountings, Khaldoun F. Ajlouni

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Neurotoxic Evaluation of Root-End Filling Materials in Cortical Culture, Mahshid Asrari

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In Vitro Cytotoxicity of Orthodontic Cements and Archwires, Alexis D. David

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Shear Bond Strengths of One and Two-Step Bonding Techniques on Extracted Teeth, Benjamin Patrick Larrabee

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Treating Dolichocephalic Facial Patterns and Class II Malocclusions with Maxillary Transverse Deficiencies and Open-Bite Tendencies, Grace Y. Richardson

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In Vivo Comparison of the ProFile® and K3® File Systems Using FiberOptic Visualization, Sheila E. Stover

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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The Long-Term Stability of Deep Overbite Correction, Ildeu Andrade

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Fracture Toughness and Surface Hardness of a Hydrothermal Ceramic System, Salwa Omar Bajunaid

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Vertical Growth in Early, Average, and Late Maturing Adolescents with Respect to Skeletal Maturity: A Longitudinal Study, William Franklin Bird III

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The Effect of Three Root-End Filling Materials on Mouse Osteoblasts, Jess Kelly

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Evaluation of the Skeletal and Dental Effects of a Modified Pendulum Appliance, Carlos V. Lamboy

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X-Ray Diffraction and Vickers Hardness Analyses of Nickel-Titanium Orthodontic Wires Before and After Clinical Use, Sarah Lynn Santos-Rangsuebsin

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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The Effect of Thermocycling on the Bond Strength of Heat Activated Acrylic Resin to Surface Treated Nickel-Chromium-Beryllium Alloy, Youssef Al-Jabbari

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The Effect of Premolar Extractions on Tooth-Size Discrepancy in African-American Orthodontic Patients, Susan Karimkhan-Zand

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The Relationship of Tooth Loss to Mandibular Asymmetry, Bryon R. Kozak

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Spontaneous Mandibular Arch Response Following Rapid Palatal Expansion: A Long-Term Study on Class I Malocclusion, Anna Carolina de Carvalho e Silva Lima

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Accuracy of the Panoramic Radiograph in Diagnosing Mandibular Ramal and Condylar Vertical Asymmetries, A Craniometric Study, Christopher N. Lovell

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Development of an assessment instrument for assessing dental fear in children, Frederick J Sutkiewicz

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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The Effect of Prefabricated Post Head Design on Retention of Composite Resin Core Material, Abdulaziz S. Algufari

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Effect of a Hydrophilic Bonding Agent on Shear Bond Strength to Water and Saliva Contaminated Enamel, Derek Siu Fung Cheng

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Cephalometric Study of Extraction and Nonextraction Therapy and Their Effects on Vertical Dimension in African Americans, MyDzung Marie Dang

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Shear Bond Strengths of Metal and Ceramic Brackets Bonded to Contemporary Porcelain Surfaces, Jeffrey T. Keesler

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The Effects of Various Concentrations of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate on the Sealing Ability and Microleakage, Omar A. Macaraeg

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Occurrence of Defects in Hexed Gold Prosthetic Screws, Sameer K. Rambhia

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Recovery from Intravenous Sedation After Periodontal Surgery: A Comparison of Psychomotor and Cognitive Function, Laurence S. Ambrose

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Etching of Enamel With a CO₂ Laser: An in Vitro Study Using Evaluation with a Scanning Electron Microscope, Heidi L. Eggers-Ulve

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Effect of Increase in Tapers on the Flexibility of Nickel-Titanium Root Canal Files, Edward J. Fischer

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The Effect of Increase in Taper on Torsional Characteristics of Nickel Titanium Files, Jeffery M. Hamling

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Linear Setting Expansion of Improved Dental Stone, Reza H. Heshmati

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Condylar Motion Viewed in a Near-Sagittal Plane Using Ultrasonography, J. Shaun Hicken

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Color Change of Orthodontic Debonded and Control Teeth after Treatment with 10 Percent Carbamide Peroxide, John Karl Hintz

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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The Effect of Repeated Preload Torque on the Ultimate Tensile Strength of Slotted Gold Prosthetic Retaining Screws, Mohammed A. Al-Rafee

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Efficacy of Rapid Palatal Expansion With and Without Protraction Headgear: A Cephalometric Study, Suzanne M. Dennis

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The Efficacy of Ultrasonic Instrumentation in the Debridement of Apical Delta in the Canine Teeth of Dogs, Nader Gill

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Effect of Beam Design on Frictional Forces At Molar Tube-Archwire Interface for Selected Archwire Size and Alloy Combinations, John H. Gordon

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An in Vivo Comparison of Electronic Root Canal Measuring Devices, Waheed A. Malik

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Relative Maxillo-Mandibular Growth Expressed on the Functional Occlusal Plane, Robert T. Rudman

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Mechanical and Physical Properties of Filled, Unfilled and Fluoride Releasing Pit and Fissure Sealants, Gayatri S. Bhosale

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An In-Vitro Evaluation of Bond Failure Loads Using Two Indirect Bonding Techniques, David S. Bogenschutz

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A Comparison of Bovine Bone and Acrylic Blocks for Evaluating the Cutting Efficiency of Endodontic Files, Craig R. Carr

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The Effect of Stroke Rate on Cutting Efficiency of Nickel Titanium and Stainless Steel Endodontic Files, Joseph D. deGuzman

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The Effect of Varying Load on the Cutting Efficiency of Nickel-Titanium and Stainless Steel Files, Kenneth J. Frick

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Comparison of Viability Assays for Candida Albicans, Jadwiga Hjertstedt

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Neutrophil Adhesion Protein Phenotype in Smokers and Non Smokers with and without Periodontal Disease, Brian David Huber

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Effectiveness of An Ionic Toothbrush on the Removal of Plaque in Orthodontic Patients: A Clinical Study, Kristine S. Lamendola-Sitenga

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A Comparison of Friction Generated in Orthodontic Molar Tubes Utilizing a Horizontal Moment Arm, Donald G. Tapp Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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The Influence of Extreme Vertical Facial Variations on the Wits Cephalometric Appraisal, Steven Michael Amato