Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2018 Activation of the innate immune system by Treponema denticola periplasmic flagella through Toll-like receptor 2Infection and Immunity.  86. 2018
2018 Correction: "Activation of the innate immune system by Treponema denticola periplasmic flagella through Toll-like receptor 2" [Infection and Immunity, 86, 1, e00573-17, (2018)] doi: 10.1128/IAI.00573-17Infection and Immunity.  86. 2018
2017 Association between early childhood caries and colonization with streptococcus mutans genotypes from mothersPediatric Dentistry.  39:130-135. 2017
2016 The pH of beverages in the United StatesJournal of the American Dental Association.  147:255-263. 2016
2015 Isolation of Raoultella planticola from refillable antimicrobial liquid soap dispensers in a dental settingJournal of the American Dental Association.  146:241-245. 2015
2015 Kanamycin resistance cassette for genetic manipulation of Treponema denticolaApplied and Environmental Microbiology.  81:4329-4338. 2015
2014 Mutans streptococci enumeration and genotype selection using different bacitracin-containing mediaJournal of Microbiological Methods.  103:53-57. 2014
2013 Effects of resolvin d1 on cell survival and cytokine expression of human gingival fibroblastsJournal of Periodontology.  84:1838-1846. 2013
2013 Characteristics of Streptococcus mutans genotypes and dental caries in childrenEuropean Journal of Oral Sciences.  121:148-155. 2013
2013 A randomized study of sodium hypochlorite versus formocresol pulpotomy in primary molar teethInternational Journal of Paediatric Dentistry.  23:145-152. 2013
2013 Comparative genotyping of Streptococcus mutans by repetitive extragenic palindromic polymerase chain reaction and multilocus sequence typingOral Microbiology and Immunology.  28:18-27. 2013
2012 Evaluation of in-office dental unit waterline testingGeneral Dentistry.  60. 2012
2011 Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction for enumeration of Streptococcus mutans from oral samplesEuropean Journal of Oral Sciences.  119:447-454. 2011
2011 Responses of human neutrophils to nicotine and/or Porphyromonas gingivalisJournal of Periodontology.  82:1504-1508. 2011
2011 Induction of IL-10-producing CD4+ T-cells in chronic periodontitisJournal of Dental Research.  90:653-658. 2011
2011 Genetic diversity of plaque mutans streptococci with rep-PCRJournal of Dental Research.  90:331-335. 2011
2010 Repetitive extragenic palindromic PCR for study of Streptococcus mutans diversity and transmission in human populationsJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  48:599-602. 2010
2010 The Caries Phenomenon: A Timeline from Witchcraft and Superstition to Opinions of the 1500s to Today's Science.International Journal of Dentistry.  2010. 2010
2009 Maternal transmission of mutans streptococci in severe-early childhood cariesPediatric Dentistry.  31:193-201. 2009
2008 Effect of glucose on Treponema denticola cell behaviorOral Microbiology and Immunology.  23:234-238. 2008
2008 Comparison of preparation design and material thickness on microbial leakage through Cavit using a tooth model systemOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology.  105:530-535. 2008
2008 Observations of biofilm growth on human dentin and potential destruction after exposure to antibioticsOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology.  105:526-529. 2008
2007 Treponema denticola activates mitogen-activated protein kinase signal pathways through toll-like receptor 2Infection and Immunity.  75:5763-5768. 2007
2007 Nature of symbiosis in oral diseaseJournal of Dental Research.  86:8-11. 2007
2005 Salivary Actinomyces naeslundii genospecies 2 and Lactobacillus casei levels predict pregnancy outcomesJournal of Periodontology.  76:171-177. 2005
2003 Genetic diversity of Actinomyces naeslundii genospecies 2 in mother-child pairsArchives of Oral Biology.  48:851-855. 2003
2002 Genetic characterization of the oral ActinomycesArchives of Oral Biology.  47:457-463. 2002
1998 Effect of temperature and viscosity on the motility of the spirochete Treponema denticolaFEMS Microbiology Letters.  169:251-254. 1998
1997 Relationship of Treponema denticola periplasmic flagella to irregular cell morphologyJournal of Bacteriology.  179:1628-1635. 1997
1996 Gene inactivation in the oral spirochete Treponema denticola: Construction of an flgE mutantJournal of Bacteriology.  178:3664-3667. 1996
1992 Morphology and dynamics of protruding spirochete periplasmic flagellaJournal of Bacteriology.  174:832-840. 1992
1991 Etymology of LoaParasitology Today.  7:173. 1991
1982 Extracellular Iodophilic Polysaccharide Synthesized by Neisseria in Human Dental PlaqueJournal of Dental Research.  61:627-631. 1982
1978 Streptococcus mutans - an assessment of its physiological potential in relation to dental cariesRevue Canadienne de Biologie.  37:273-289. 1978
1974 Amylase Activity of Bacterial Origin from Human Dental PlaqueJournal of Dental Research.  53:498. 1974

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Dentistry, West Virginia University 1995
  • Master of Science in Microbiology, West Virginia University 1973
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine in Dentistry, University of Pennsylvania 1968
  • Full Name

  • John Ruby