Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2018 Transmission patterns of Streptococcus mutans demonstrated by a combined rep-PCR and MLST approachClinical Oral Investigations.  22:2847-2858. 2018
2018 Surgical management and evaluation of the craniofacial growth and morphology in cleidocranial dysplasiaJournal of Craniofacial Surgery.  29:959-965. 2018
2018 Mutans Streptococci and Dental Caries: A New Statistical Modeling ApproachCaries Research.  52:246-252. 2018
2017 Potential risk for localized aggressive periodontitis in African American preadolescent childrenPediatric Dentistry.  39:294-298. 2017
2017 Association between early childhood caries and colonization with streptococcus mutans genotypes from mothersPediatric Dentistry.  39:130-135. 2017
2016 Genetic Diversity and Evidence for Transmission of Streptococcus mutans by DiversiLab rep-PCRJournal of Microbiological Methods.  128:108-117. 2016
2016 Dental caries in high-risk, school-age African American children in Alabama: A six-year prospectivePediatric Dentistry.  38:224-230. 2016
2015 Assessment of two multilocus sequence typing (MLST) schemes available for Streptococcus mutansArchives of Oral Biology.  60:1769-1776. 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 childrenCommunity Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.  43:366-374. 2015
2015 Assessment of clonality and serotypes of Streptococcus mutans among children by multilocus sequence typingEuropean Journal of Oral Sciences.  123:416-424. 2015
2015 Evaluation of ciprofloxacin and metronidazole encapsulated biomimetic nanomatrix gel on Enterococcus faecalis and Treponema denticolaBiomaterials Research.  19. 2015
2015 Prevalence and incidence of early childhood caries among African-American children in AlabamaJournal of Public Health Dentistry.  75:42-48. 2015
2014 Mutans streptococci enumeration and genotype selection using different bacitracin-containing mediaJournal of Microbiological Methods.  103:53-57. 2014
2014 Pediatric psychopharmacology and local anesthesia: Potential adverse drug reactions with vasoconstrictor use in dental practicePediatric Dentistry.  36:18-23. 2014
2013 Characteristics of Streptococcus mutans genotypes and dental caries in childrenEuropean Journal of Oral Sciences.  121:148-155. 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
2011 Differentiation of banding patterns between streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sobrinus isolates in rep-PCR using ERIC primerJournal of Oral Microbiology.  3. 2011
2011 Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction for enumeration of Streptococcus mutans from oral samplesEuropean Journal of Oral Sciences.  119:447-454. 2011
2011 Genetic diversity of plaque mutans streptococci with rep-PCRJournal of Dental Research.  90:331-335. 2011
2010 Variability of two plaque sampling methods in quantitation of streptococcus mutansCaries Research.  44:160-164. 2010
2010 Repetitive extragenic palindromic PCR for study of Streptococcus mutans diversity and transmission in human populationsJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  48:599-602. 2010
2009 Maternal transmission of mutans streptococci in severe-early childhood cariesPediatric Dentistry.  31:193-201. 2009
2007 Challenges faced by minority children in obtaining dental careJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  18:779-788. 2007
2007 A new threat to adolescent oral health: The grillPediatric Dentistry.  29:320-322. 2007
2006 Immune response in humans to a nasal boost with Streptococcus mutans antigensOral Microbiology and Immunology.  21:309-313. 2006
2006 Evaluation of initial caries score and caries incidence in a public health sealant program: A retrospective studyPediatric Dentistry.  28:420-424. 2006
2005 Assessment of retention rates and clinical benefits of a community sealant programPediatric Dentistry.  27:212-216. 2005
2005 Comparative analysis of the antibacterial effects of combined mouthrinses on Streptococcus mutansOral Microbiology and Immunology.  20:31-34. 2005
2004 A caries vaccine? The state of the science of immunization against dental cariesCaries Research.  38:230-235. 2004
2003 Restorative cost savings related to dental sealants in Alabama Medicaid childrenPediatric Dentistry.  25:572-576. 2003
2003 Effect of age on immunoglobulin: A subclass distribution in human parotid salivaOral Microbiology and Immunology.  18:298-301. 2003
2003 Intranasal immunization of humans with Streptococcus mutans antigensOral Microbiology and Immunology.  18:271-277. 2003
2002 Microbial/host interactions: Mechanisms involved in host responses to microbial antigensImmunologic Research.  26:223-234. 2002
2002 Disparities in dental service utilization among Alabama Medicaid childrenCommunity Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.  30:369-376. 2002
2002 Humans immunized with Streptococcus mutans antigens by mucosal routesJournal of Dental Research.  81:48-52. 2002
2001 Human salivary immunoglobulin and antigen-specific antibody activity after tonsillectomyOral Microbiology and Immunology.  16:265-269. 2001
2001 A vaccine against dental caries: An overviewClinical immunotherapeutics.  15:501-508. 2001
2001 Utilization of dental sealants by Alabama Medicaid children: barriers in meeting the year 2010 objectives.Pediatric Dentistry.  23:401-406. 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 [1] (multiple letters)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.  61:115-123. 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 responsesInfection and Immunity.  67:618-623. 1999
1999 Secretory Immunity in Defense against Cariogenic Mutans StreptococciCaries Research.  33:4-15. 1999
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 Nasal immunization of humans with dehydrated liposomes containing Streptococcus mutans antigenOral Microbiology and Immunology.  12:329-335. 1997
1997 Passive Immunization against Dental Plaque Formation in Humans: Effect of a Mouth Rinse Containing Egg Yolk Antibodies (IgY) Specific to Streptococcus mutansCaries Research.  31:268-274. 1997
1996 Properties of practical oral liposome-Streptococcus mutans glucosyltransferase vaccines for effective induction of caries protectionOral Microbiology and Immunology.  11:172-180. 1996
1995 Conjugation of cholera toxin or its B subunit to liposomes for targeted delivery of antigensJournal 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 responsesOral Microbiology and Immunology.  9:146-153. 1994
1993 Oral complications in children with cancerOral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology.  75:41-47. 1993
1992 Liposomes and conjugate vaccines for antigen delivery and induction of mucosal immune responsesAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology.  327:191-198. 1992
1992 The detection of oral Candida in pediatric leukemia patients.Pediatric Dentistry.  14:236-239. 1992
1991 Salivary function of persons with hereditary epidermolysis bullosa.Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology.  71:553-559. 1991
1990 Mucosal and systemic responses to an oral liposome-Streptococcus mutans carbohydrate vaccine in humansRegional 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 antigenRegional immunology.  3:8-16. 1990
1990 Development and outlook for a caries vaccineJournal 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 Liposomes containing anti-idiotypic antibodies: An oral vaccine to induce protective secretory immune response specific for pathogens of mucosal surfacesInfection and Immunity.  58:1932-1936. 1990
1989 Characterization of liposome suspensions by flow cytometryJournal 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 defenseAnnual Review of Microbiology.  43:503-536. 1989
1987 Characterization of liposomes for oral vaccines.Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology.  216 B:1771-1780. 1987
1987 In vitro susceptibilities of suspected periodontopathic anaerobes as determined by membrane transfer assayAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  31:1989-1993. 1987
1987 Oral vaccines and the secretory immune systemClinical Immunology Newsletter.  8:158-159. 1987
1986 Management of avulsed permanent tooth.The Alabama journal of medical sciences.  23:200-203. 1986
1986 Dental and craniofacial anomalies of Axenfeld‐Rieger syndromeJournal of Oral Pathology and Medicine.  15:534-539. 1986
1985 Distinct bacteriocin groups correlate with different groups of Streptococcus mutans plasmidsInfection 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

  • PG583 - Graduate Cariology (Spring Term 2019) 2018 - 2019
  • PG594 - Special Topics In Ped Dent (Spring Term 2019) 2018 - 2019
  • 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

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pathology / Experimental Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1990
  • Master of Science in Dental Clinical Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1985
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Chemistry, Auburn University 1976
  • Full Name

  • Noel Childers