Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2018 Transmission patterns of Streptococcus mutans demonstrated by a combined rep-PCR and MLST approach.Clinical Oral Investigations.  22:2847-2858. 2018
2018 Surgical Management and Evaluation of the Craniofacial Growth and Morphology in Cleidocranial Dysplasia.Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.  29:959-965. 2018
2018 Mutans Streptococci and Dental Caries: A New Statistical Modeling Approach.Caries Research.  52:246-252. 2018
2017 Potential Risk for Localized Aggressive Periodontitis in African American Preadolescent Children.Pediatric Dentistry.  39:294-298. 2017
2017 Association Between Early Childhood Caries and Colonization with Streptococcus mutans Genotypes From Mothers.Pediatric Dentistry.  39:130-135. 2017
2016 Genetic Diversity and Evidence for Transmission of Streptococcus mutans by DiversiLab rep-PCR.Journal of Microbiological Methods.  128:108-117. 2016
2016 Dental Caries in High-risk, School-age African American Children in Alabama: A Six-year Prospective.Pediatric Dentistry.  38:224-230. 2016
2015 Assessment of clonality and serotypes of Streptococcus mutans among children by multilocus sequence typing.European Journal of Oral Sciences.  123:416-424. 2015
2015 Assessment of two multilocus sequence typing (MLST) schemes available for Streptococcus mutans.Archives of Oral Biology.  60:1769-1776. 2015
2015 Evaluation of ciprofloxacin and metronidazole encapsulated biomimetic nanomatrix gel on Enterococcus faecalis and Treponema denticola.Biomaterials Research.  19:9. 2015
2015 Factors associated with early childhood caries incidence among high caries-risk childrenCommunity Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.  43:366-374. 2015
2015 Factors associated with early childhood caries incidence among high caries-risk children.Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.  43:366-374. 2015
2015 Prevalence and incidence of early childhood caries among African-American children in Alabama.Journal of Public Health Dentistry.  75:42-48. 2015
2014 Mutans streptococci enumeration and genotype selection using different bacitracin-containing media.Journal of Microbiological Methods.  103:53-57. 2014
2014 Pediatric psychopharmacology and local anesthesia: potential adverse drug reactions with vasoconstrictor use in dental practice.Pediatric Dentistry.  36:18-23. 2014
2013 Characteristics of Streptococcus mutans genotypes and dental caries in children.European Journal of Oral Sciences.  121:148-155. 2013
2013 Comparative genotyping of Streptococcus mutans by repetitive extragenic palindromic polymerase chain reaction and multilocus sequence typing.Oral Microbiology and Immunology.  28:18-27. 2013
2011 Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction for enumeration of Streptococcus mutans from oral samples.European Journal of Oral Sciences.  119:447-454. 2011
2011 Genetic diversity of plaque mutans streptococci with rep-PCR.Journal of Dental Research.  90:331-335. 2011
2011 Differentiation of banding patterns between Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sobrinus isolates in rep-PCR using ERIC primer.Journal of Oral Microbiology.  3. 2011
2010 Repetitive extragenic palindromic PCR for study of Streptococcus mutans diversity and transmission in human populations.Journal of Clinical Microbiology.  48:599-602. 2010
2010 Variability of two plaque sampling methods in quantitation of Streptococcus mutans.Caries Research.  44:160-164. 2010
2009 Maternal transmission of mutans Streptococci in severe-early childhood caries.Pediatric Dentistry.  31:193-201. 2009
2007 Challenges faced by minority children in obtaining dental care.Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  18:779-789. 2007
2007 A new threat to adolescent oral health: the grill.Pediatric Dentistry.  29:320-322. 2007
2006 Immune response in humans to a nasal boost with Streptococcus mutans antigens.Oral Microbiology and Immunology.  21:309-313. 2006
2006 Evaluation of initial caries score and caries incidence in a public health sealant program: a retrospective study.Pediatric Dentistry.  28:420-424. 2006
2005 Assessment of retention rates and clinical benefits of a community sealant program.Pediatric Dentistry.  27:212-216. 2005
2005 Comparative analysis of the antibacterial effects of combined mouthrinses on Streptococcus mutans.Oral Microbiology and Immunology.  20:31-34. 2005
2004 A Caries Vaccine? The state of the science of immunization against dental caries.Caries Research.  38:230-235. 2004
2003 Restorative cost savings related to dental sealants in Alabama Medicaid children.Pediatric Dentistry.  25:572-576. 2003
2003 Effect of age on immunoglobulin A subclass distribution in human parotid saliva.Oral Microbiology and Immunology.  18:298-301. 2003
2003 Intranasal immunization of humans with Streptococcus mutans antigens.Oral Microbiology and Immunology.  18:271-277. 2003
2002 Disparities in dental service utilization among Alabama Medicaid children.Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.  30:369-376. 2002
2002 Humans immunized with Streptococcus mutans antigens by mucosal routes.Journal of Dental Research.  81:48-52. 2002
2002 Microbial/host interactions: mechanisms involved in host responses to microbial antigens.Immunologic Research.  26:223-234. 2002
2001 Human salivary immunoglobulin and antigen-specific antibody activity after tonsillectomy.Oral Microbiology and Immunology.  16:265-269. 2001
2001 Utilization of dental sealants by Alabama Medicaid children: barriers in meeting the year 2010 objectives.Pediatric Dentistry.  23:401-406. 2001
2001 A vaccine against dental caries: an overview.Clinical immunotherapeutics.  15:501-508. 2001
2000 Adjuvant activity of monophosphoryl lipid A for nasal and oral immunization with soluble or liposome-associated antigen.Infection and Immunity.  68:5509-5516. 2000
2000 Breast-feeding and infant oral health.American Family Physician.  62:506-507. 2000
2000 Adjuvant activity of monophosphoryl lipid A for nasal and oral immunization with soluble or liposome-associated antigenInfection and Immunity.  68:5509-5516. 2000
2000 Anticipatory guidance in infant oral health: Rationale and recommendationsAmerican Family Physician.  61:123-124. 2000
2000 Anticipatory guidance in infant oral health: rationale and recommendations.American Family Physician.  61:115-124. 2000
1999 A controlled clinical study of the effect of nasal immunization with a Streptococcus mutans antigen alone or incorporated into liposomes on induction of immune responses.Infection and Immunity.  67:618-623. 1999
1999 Secretory immunity in defense against cariogenic mutans streptococci.Caries Research.  33:4-15. 1999
1997 Nasal immunization of humans with dehydrated liposomes containing Streptococcus mutans antigen.Oral Microbiology and Immunology.  12:329-335. 1997
1997 An alternative restorative method for regional odontodysplasia: case report.Pediatric Dentistry.  19:421-424. 1997
1997 Physicians' views on pediatric preventive dental care.Pediatric Dentistry.  19:377-383. 1997
1997 Passive immunization against dental plaque formation in humans: effect of a mouth rinse containing egg yolk antibodies (IgY) specific to Streptococcus mutans.Caries Research.  31:268-274. 1997
1996 Properties of practical oral liposome-Streptococcus mutans glucosyltransferase vaccines for effective induction of caries protection.Oral Microbiology and Immunology.  11:172-180. 1996
1995 Conjugation of cholera toxin or its B subunit to liposomes for targeted delivery of antigens.Journal of Immunological Methods.  185:31-42. 1995
1995 Clinical aid in placing brass wires to treat ectopically erupting permanent first molars.Pediatric Dentistry.  17:122-123. 1995
1994 Oral immunization of humans with dehydrated liposomes containing Streptococcus mutans glucosyltransferase induces salivary immunoglobulin A2 antibody responses.Oral Microbiology and Immunology.  9:146-153. 1994
1993 Oral complications in children with cancer.Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology.  75:41-47. 1993
1992 The detection of oral Candida in pediatric leukemia patients.Pediatric Dentistry.  14:236-239. 1992
1992 Liposomes and conjugate vaccines for antigen delivery and induction of mucosal immune responses.Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology.  327:191-198. 1992
1991 Salivary function of persons with hereditary epidermolysis bullosa.Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology.  71:553-559. 1991
1990 Liposomes containing anti-idiotypic antibodies: an oral vaccine to induce protective secretory immune responses specific for pathogens of mucosal surfaces.Infection and Immunity.  58:1932-1936. 1990
1990 Development and outlook for a caries vaccine.Journal of Dental Research.  1:37-54. 1990
1990 INVITRO SUSCEPTIBILITY OF MUTANS STREPTOCOCCI TO ANTIMICROBIAL SUBSTANCES AS DETERMINED BY A MEMBRANE TRANSFER ASSAYAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  34:153-155. 1990
1990 In vitro susceptibility of mutans streptococci to antimicrobial substances as determined by a membrane transfer assay.Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  34:153-155. 1990
1990 Mucosal and systemic responses to an oral liposome-Streptococcus mutans carbohydrate vaccine in humans.Regional immunology.  3:289-296. 1990
1990 Ultrastructural study of liposome uptake by M cells of rat Peyer's patch: an oral vaccine system for delivery of purified antigen.Regional immunology.  3:8-16. 1990
1989 Characterization of liposome suspensions by flow cytometry.Journal of Immunological Methods.  119:135-143. 1989
1989 Liposomes as oral adjuvants.Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology.  146:51-58. 1989
1989 Molecular mechanisms of immunoglobulin A defense.Annual Review of Microbiology.  43:503-536. 1989
1987 In vitro susceptibilities of suspected periodontopathic anaerobes as determined by membrane transfer assay.Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  31:1989-1993. 1987
1987 Characterization of liposomes for oral vaccines.Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology.  216B:1771-1780. 1987
1987 Oral vaccines and the secretory immune systemClinical Immunology Newsletter.  8:158-159. 1987
1986 Dental and craniofacial anomalies of Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome.Journal of oral pathology.  15:534-539. 1986
1986 Management of avulsed permanent tooth.The Alabama journal of medical sciences.  23:200-203. 1986
1985 Distinct bacteriocin groups correlate with different groups of Streptococcus mutans plasmids.Infection and Immunity.  48:51-56. 1985

Chapter

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2005 Antigen delivery systems i: Nonliving microparticles, liposomes, and immune stimulating complexes (iscoms).  987-1007. 2005

Teaching Activities

  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PG701 - Cariology Journal Club (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • DENT1145 - Oral Microbiology/Immunology (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Spring Term 2018) 2017 - 2018
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PG701 - Cariology Journal Club (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • DENT1145 - Oral Microbiology/Immunology (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PG583 - Graduate Cariology (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PG701 - Cariology Journal Club (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • DENT1145 - Oral Microbiology/Immunology (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • DENT1145R - Remediation Oral Micro/Immuno (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PG701 - Cariology Journal Club (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • DENT1145 - Oral Microbiology/Immunology (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • OB601 - Caries Journal Club (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PG583 - Graduate Cariology (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PG701 - Cariology Journal Club (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • DENT1145 - Oral Microbiology/Immunology (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PG701 - Cariology Journal Club (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • DENT1145 - Oral Microbiology/Immunology (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • OB600 - Graduate Cariology (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PG701 - Cariology Journal Club (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • DENT1145 - Oral Microbiology/Immunology (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • DENT1145 - Oral Microbiology/Immunology (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • DENT1100 - Dental Microbiology (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • CD725 - Dental Microbiology (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • DENT2110 - Pediatric Dentistry (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Spring Term 2009) 2008 - 2009
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Winter Term 2008) 2008
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PG701 - Cariology Journal Club (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Chemistry, Auburn University
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery in Dentistry, Emory University
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pathology / Experimental Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Master of Science in Dental Clinical Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Full Name

  • Noel Childers
  • Blazerid

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