Selected Publications

Academic Article

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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
2018 Activation of the innate immune system by Treponema denticola periplasmic flagella through Toll-like receptor 2Infection 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 typing 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 behavior 2008
2008 Observations of biofilm growth on human dentin and potential destruction after exposure to antibiotics 2008
2008 Comparison of preparation design and material thickness on microbial leakage through Cavit using a tooth model system 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 Loa 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
1978 A dental chair design for pediatric dentistry. 1978
1974 Amylase Activity of Bacterial Origin from Human Dental PlaqueJournal of Dental Research.  53:498. 1974
1972 Atypical root resorption in primary molars: report of a case.Journal of Dentistry for Children.  39:433-435. 1972

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