Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2019 Oral cancer examinations and lesion discovery as reported by U.S. general dentists: Findings from the National Dental Practice-Based Research NetworkPreventive Medicine.  124:117-123. 2019
2019 Leadership in practice-based research: The National Dental PBRNJournal of Dentistry2019
2018 Engaging clinicians in researchJournal of the American Dental Association.  149:1007-1008. 2018
2018 Practitioner participation in national dental practice-based research network (PBRN) studies: 12-year resultsJournal of the American Board of Family Medicine.  31:844-856. 2018
2018 Influence of 2 caries-detecting devices on clinical decision making and lesion depth for suspicious occlusal lesions: A randomized trial from The National Dental Practice-Based Research NetworkJournal of the American Dental Association.  149:299-307.e1. 2018
2018 Dentists’ decision strategies for suspicious occlusal caries lesions in a National Dental PBRN studyJournal of Dentistry.  69:83-87. 2018
2017 Surface characteristics and lesion depth and activity of suspicious occlusal carious lesions: Findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research NetworkJournal of the American Dental Association.  148:922-929. 2017
2017 Satisfaction with dental care among patients who receive invasive or non-invasive treatment for non-cavitated early dental caries: Findings from one region of the National Dental PBRNBMC Oral Health.  17. 2017
2016 Dentist material selection for single-unit crowns: Findings from the National Dental Practice-Based Research NetworkJournal of Dentistry.  55:40-47. 2016
2014 Twenty-month follow-up of occlusal caries lesions deemed questionable at baseline: Findings from the national dental practice-based research networkJournal of the American Dental Association.  145:1112-1118. 2014
2014 Characteristics, detection methods and treatment of questionable occlusal carious lesions: Findings from the National Dental Practice-Based Research NetworkCaries Research.  48:200-207. 2014
2014 Concordance between clinical practice and published evidence Findings from the National Dental Practice-Based Research NetworkJournal of the American Dental Association.  145:22-31. 2014
2014 Concordance between clinical practice and published evidence: Findings from the national dental practice-based research networkJournal of the American Dental Association.  145:22-31. 2014
2014 Visual scoring of non cavitated caries lesions and clinical trial efficiency, testing xylitol in caries-active adultsCommunity Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.  42:271-278. 2014
2012 There is limited evidence to support the effectiveness of dental lasers in the removal of caries compared with rotary bursJournal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice.  12:31-32. 2012
2012 The prevalence of questionable occlusal caries: Findings from the Dental Practice-Based Research NetworkJournal of the American Dental Association.  143:1343-1350. 2012
2011 Oral health - Related quality of life and life-space mobility in community-dwelling older adultsJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  59:512-518. 2011
2011 Practitioner, patient and carious lesion characteristics associated with type of restorative material: Findings from the dental practice-based research networkJournal of the American Dental Association.  142:622-632. 2011
2009 Practices participating in a dental PBRN have substantial and advantageous diversity even though as a group they have much in common with dentists at largeBMC Oral Health.  9. 2009
2008 Georgia DPBRN holds network-wide meeting.Today's FDA : official monthly journal of the Florida Dental Association.  20:12-13. 2008
2007 Association between aspects of oral health-related quality of life and body mass index in community-dwelling older adultsJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  55:1808-1816. 2007
2006 The relationship between sociodemographic factors and oral health-related quality of life in dentate and edentulous community-dwelling older adultsJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  54:1701-1712. 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

Education And Training

  • Master of Public Health in Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2003
  • Full Name

  • Sonia Makhija