Periodontal diseases are studied in the various countries throughout the world in the Periodontal Diagnostics Research Laboratory.

Periodontal Diagnostics Research Laboratory

Director

Jasim M. Albandar, DDS, DMD, PhD
Professor, Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology
Phone: 215-707-2448
e-mail: Jasim.albandar@temple.edu

Facilities

Building 600, Room 348, (400 square feet)

Research Focus

The Periodontal Diagnostics Research Laboratory was established in the year 2000 and is involved in the design and performance of major population studies of periodontal diseases in a number of countries world-wide. The laboratory seeks collaborations with national and international investigators, particularly those who work with underserved populations. In addition to collaborating on surveys and clinical trials, Dr. Albandar also provides mentorship to investigators and postgraduate students, and consulting services in the design of clinical studies, data analysis, and dissemination of study findings. The research of this laboratory is focused on:

  • Population studies of periodontal diseases and conditions
  • Epidemiology and risk factors of chronic periodontitis
  • Etiology and risk factors of peri-implant diseases
  • Aggressive periodontitis
  • Disease measurements methodologies
  • Clinical trials and field trials

Collaborators

  Dr. Cristiano Susin
Georgia Health Sciences University School of Dentistry, USA
  Dr. Nezar Al-hebshi
University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medical Sciences - Dentistry, Yemen
  Dr. Albert Kingman
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, USA
  Dr. Vidar Bakken
University of Bergen, The Gade Institute, Norway
  Dr. Othman Shibly
State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, USA
  Dr. Amal Elamin
University of Bergen, The Gade Institute, Norway
  Dr. Alexandre R. Vieira
University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine, USA
  Dr. Razan Khattab
Damascus University, College of Dentistry, Syria
  Dr. Bruce J. Paster
The Forsyth Institute, USA
  Dr. Mohanad A. Kadhim
International University for Science and Technology, Syria
  Dr. Eduardo Tinoco
State University of Rio de Janeiro, Faculty of Dentistry, Brazil
  Dr. Fawza Monem
Al Assad University Hospital, Syria
  Dr. Alex N. Haas
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Faculty of Dentistry, Brazil
  Dr. Raouf Wahab Ali Alotaibi
University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Dentistry, Sudan
  Dr. Cassiano K. Rösing
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Faculty of Dentistry, Brazil
  Dr. Ismail Abbas Darout
Elrazi College of Medical Sciences, Sudan
  Dr. Rui V. Oppermann
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Faculty of Dentistry, Brazil
   

Representative Publications

Darout IA, Albandar JM, Skaug N. Periodontal status of adult Sudanese habitual users of miswak chewing sticks or toothbrushes. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica 2000; 58: 25-30.

Albandar JM, Streckfus CF, Adesanya MR, Winn DM. Cigar, pipe and cigarette smoking as risk factors for periodontal disease and tooth loss. Journal of Periodontology 2000; 71: 1874-1881.

Albandar JM, DeNardin AM, Adesanya MR, Diehl SR, Winn M. Associations between serum antibody levels to periodontal pathogens and early-onset periodontitis. Journal of Periodontology 2001; 72: 1463-1469.

Albandar JM, DeNardin AM, Adesanya MR, Winn DM, Diehl SR. Associations of serum concentrations of IgG, IgA, IgM and interleukin-1beta with early-onset periodontitis classification and race. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2002;29:421-426.

Darout IA, Albandar JM, Skaug N, Ali RW. Salivary microbiota levels in relation to periodontal status, experience of caries and miswak use in Sudanese adults. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2002;29:411-420.

Albandar JM, Rams TE. Global epidemiology of periodontal diseases: an overview. Periodontology 2000. 2002: 29: 7-10.

Kingman K, Albandar JM. Methodological aspects of epidemiological studies of periodontal diseases. Periodontology 2000. 2002: 29: 11–30.
Albandar JM. Periodontal diseases in North America. Periodontology 2000. 2002: 29: 31–69.

Albandar JM, Tinoco EMB. Global epidemiology of periodontal diseases in children and young persons. Periodontology 2000. 2002: 29: 153–176.

Albandar JM. Global risk factors and risk indicators for periodontal diseases. Periodontology 2000. 2002: 29: 177–206.

Albandar JM, Rams TE. Risk factors for periodontitis in children and young persons. Periodontology 2000. 2002: 29: 207–222.

Axelsson P, Albandar JM, Rams TE. Prevention and control of periodontal diseases in developing and industrialized nations. Periodontology 2000. 2002: 29: 235–246.

Albandar JM, Muranga MB, Rams TE.  Prevalence of aggressive periodontitis in school attendees in Uganda. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2002; 29:823-831.

Darout IA, Albandar JM, Skaug N. Correlations between bacterial levels in autologous subgingival plaque and saliva of adult Sudanese. Clin Oral Invest 2002;6:210-216. (DOI: 10.1007/s00784-002-0177-0)

Darout IA, Skaug N, Albandar JM. Subgingival microbiota levels and their associations with periodontal status at the sampled sites in an adult Sudanese population using miswak or toothbrush regularly. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica 2003;61:115-122.

Koo K-T, Polimeni G, Albandar JM, Wikesjö UME. Periodontal repair in dogs: examiner reproducibility in the supraalveolar periodontal defect model. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2004;31:439-442.

Polimeni G, Koo K-T, Qahash M, Xiropaidis AV, Albandar JM, Wikesjö UME. Prognostic factors for alveolar regeneration: effect of a space-providing biomaterial on guided tissue        regeneration. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2004; 31:725-729.

Polimeni G, Koo K-T, Qahash M, Xiropaidis AV, Albandar JM, Wikesjö UME. Prognostic factors for alveolar regeneration: effect of tissue occlusion on alveolar bone regeneration with guided tissue regeneration. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2004; 31:730-735.

Polimeni G, Albandar JM, Wikesjö UME. Prognostic factors for alveolar regeneration: Osteogenic potential of resident bone. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2004;31:840-844.

Polimeni G, Koo K-T, Qahash M, Xiropaidis AV, Albandar JM, Wikesjö UME. Prognostic factors for alveolar regeneration: Bone formation at teeth and titanium implants. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2004; 31:927-932.

Susin C, Dalla Vecchia CF, Oppermann RV, Haugejorden O, Albandar JM. Periodontal attachment loss in an urban population of Brazilian adults, and the effect of demographic, behavioral and environmental risk indicators. Journal of Periodontology 2004;75:1033-1041.

Susin C, Haas AN, Oppermann RV, Haugejorden O, Albandar JM. Gingival recession: epidemiology and risk indicators in a representative urban Brazilian population. Journal of Periodontology 2004;75:1377-1386

Albandar JM. Use of classification systems in epidemiologic studies of early-onset periodontitis. The Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice 2004; 4(2):153-155.

Albandar JM. Periodontal referrals show more severe periodontal disease and higher numbers of missing teeth from 1980 to 2000. The Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice 2004;4:279-282.

Albandar JM. Global epidemiology and risk factors of periodontal diseases, and preliminary assessment of the periodontal status in Japan. The Journal of the Japan Health Care Dental Association 2004;6:42-55.

Albandar JM. Diagnosis and management of periodontal diseases in children and young adults. The Journal of the Japan Health Care Dental Association 2004;6:56-61.

Susin C, Oppermann RV, Haugejorden O, Albandar JM. Periodontal attachment loss attributable to cigarette smoking in an urban Brazilian population. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2004;31:951-958.

Koo K-T, Polimeni G, Albandar JM, Wikesjö UME. Periodontal repair in dogs: analysis of histometric assessments in the supraalveolar periodontal defect model Journal of Periodontology 2004;75:1688-1693.

Huang Y-H, Xiropaidis AV, Sorensen RG, Albandar JM, Hall J, Wikesjö UME. Bone formation at titanium porous oxide (TiUniteTM) oral implants in type IV bone. Clinical Oral Implants Research 2005;16,105-111.

Susin C, Kingman A, Albandar JM. Effect of partial recording protocols on estimates of prevalence of periodontal disease. Journal of Periodontology 2005;76:262-267.

Susin C, Valle P, Oppermann RV, Haugejorden O, Albandar JM. Occurrence and risk indicators of increased probing depth in an adult Brazilian. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2005;32:123-129.

Susin C, Albandar JM. Aggressive Periodontitis in an urban population in southern Brazil. Journal of Periodontology 2005; 76:468-475.

Susin C, Oppermann RV, Haugejorden O, Albandar JM. Tooth loss and associated risk indicators in an adult urban population from south Brazil. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica 2005; 63:85-93.

Polimeni G, Albandar JM, Wikesjö UME. Prognostic factors for alveolar regeneration: Effect of space provision. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2005;32:951-954.

Dalla Vecchia CF, Susin C, Rösing CK, Oppermann RV, Albandar JM. Overweight and obesity as risk indicators for periodontitis in adults. Journal of Periodontology 2005;76: 1721-1728.

Albandar JM. Epidemiology and risk factors of periodontal diseases. Dental Clinics of North America 2005; 49/3: 517-532.

Susin C, Haas AN, Oppermann RV, Albandar JM. Tooth loss in a young population from South Brazil. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 2006;66:110-115. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2006.tb02565.x)

Dybvik T, Leknes KN, Boe OE, Skavland RJ, Albandar JM. Bioactive ceramic filler in the treatment of severe osseous defects: 12-month results. J Periodontol 2007;78:403-410. (doi: 10.1902/jop.2007. 060263)

Albandar JM. Periodontal disease surveillance. J Periodontol. 2007;78:1179-1181. (doi: 10.1902/jop. 2007.070166)

Albandar JM. Periodontal disease is prevalent among adults in France. J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2008;8(2):89-90. (doi:10.1016/j.jebdp.2008.03.008)

Haas AN, de Castro GD, Moreno T, Susin C, Albandar JM, Oppermann RV, Rösing CK. Azithromycin as an adjunctive treatment of aggressive periodontitis: 12-months randomized clinical trial. J Clin Periodontol. 2008;35:696-704. (doi: 10.1111/j.1600-051X.2008.01254.x)

Kingman A, Susin C, Albandar JM. Effect of partial recording protocols on severity estimates of periodontal disease. J Clin Periodontol. 2008;35:659-667. (doi: 10.1111/j.1600-051X.2008.01243.x)

Albandar JM. Oral bisphosphonate therapy may not significantly compromise dental implants success. J Evid Based Dent Pract 2008;8(4):229-231. (doi:10.1016/j.jebdp.2008.09.007)

Leknes KN, Andersen KM, Bøe OE, Skavland RJ, Albandar JM. Enamel matrix derivative versus bioactive ceramic filler in the treatment of intrabony defects: 12-Month Results. J Periodontol;2009; 80:219-227. (doi: 10.1902/jop.2009.080236)

Haas AN, Rösing CK, Oppermann RV, Albandar JM, Susin C. Association among menopause, hormone replacement therapy, and periodontal attachment loss in southern Brazilian women. J Periodontol 2009;80(9):1380-7.

Elamin AM, Skaug N, Ali RW, Bakken V, Albandar JM. Ethnic disparities in the prevalence of periodontitis among high school students in Sudan. J Periodontol. 2010; 81(6):891-6.

Carrard VC, Haas AN, Rados PV, Filho MS, Oppermann RV, Albandar JM, Susin C. Prevalence and risk indicators of oral mucosal lesions in an urban population from South Brazil. Oral Diseases. 2011;17:171-9. doi:10.1111/j.1601-0825.2010.01712.x

Shibly O, Patel N, Albandar JM, Kutkut A. Bone regeneration around implants in periodontally compromised patients: a randomized clinical trial of the effect of immediate implant with immediate loading. J Periodontol. 2010;81:1743-1751.

Shibly O, Kutkut A, Patel N, Albandar JM. Immediate implants with immediate loading vs. conventional loading: 1-year randomized clinical trial. Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research. Oct 2010. doi: 10.1111/j.1708-8208.2010.00310.x.

Albandar JM. Underestimation of periodontitis in NHANES surveys. J Periodontol 2011; 82(3):337-41.

Susin C, Haas AN, Valle PM, Oppermann RV, Albandar JM. Prevalence and risk indicators for chronic periodontitis in adolescents and young adults in south Brazil. J Clin Periodontol. 2011; 38:326-33. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-051X.2011.01699.x.

Elamin AM, Albandar JM, Poulsen K, Ali RW, Bakken V. Prevalence of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans in Sudanese patients with aggressive periodontitis: a case-control study. J Periodontal Res. 2011; (in press). doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0765.2010.01337.x