Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2004 Access to dental care in Alabama for children with special needs: Parents' perspectivesJournal of the American Dental Association.  135:490-495. 2004
2004 UAB School of Dentistry: reaching outside the walls. 2004
2002 Parents' perceptions of access to dental care for children with special health needs.Journal of Dental Research.  81:A438-A438. 2002
2000 Oral manifestations of Langehans' cell histiocytosis: Review and report of caseJournal of Dentistry for Children.  67:293-296. 2000
1999 Behavior management techniques among pediatric dentists practicing in the southeastern United StatesPediatric Dentistry.  21:347-353. 1999
1996 The incidence, classification, etiology, and embryology of oral clefts.Seminars in Orthodontics.  2:162-168. 1996
1995 Apples & oranges: a look at cultural diversity. 1995
1995 Successful replantation and splinting of a maxillary segment fracture in the primary dentition.Pediatric Dentistry.  17:124-126. 1995
1994 Unilateral fusion of primary molars with the presence of a succedaneous supernumerary tooth: case report.Pediatric Dentistry.  16:53-55. 1994
1993 Preanesthesia transfusion and sickle cell anemia patients: Case report and controversies. 1993
1992 Neurofibroma of the mandible in an adolescent with von Recklinghausen's disease.Pediatric Dentistry.  14:347-350. 1992
1992 Dental management of patients with spinal cord injury.Compendium (Newtown, Pa.).  13. 1992
1992 The assessment of two oral sedation drug regimens in pediatric dental patients.ASDC journal of dentistry for children.  59:306-312. 1992
1991 Short root anomaly in a patient with a history of Stevens-Johnson syndrome: report of case.ASDC journal of dentistry for children.  58:256-259. 1991
1990 Managing the dental patient with sickle cell anemia: a review of the literature.Pediatric Dentistry.  12:316-320. 1990
1989 Eye protection and ocular complications in the dental office.General Dentistry.  37:19-23. 1989
1989 Oral hygiene levels and periodontal disease prevalence among residents with mental retardation at various residential settings 1989
1988 Marginal leakage of two glass ionomer cements: Ketac-Fil and Ketac-Silver.American Journal of Dentistry.  1:35-38. 1988
1986 Fluoride release from and tensile bond strength of Ketac-fil and ketac-silver to enamel and dentinDental Materials.  2:241-245. 1986
1986 The effect of fluoride in phosphoric acid on enamel fluoride uptake and the tensile bond strength of an orthodontic bonding resinAmerican Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.  90:91-101. 1986
1986 The prevention of bacterial endocarditis. A new approach to a changing disease.The Alabama journal of medical sciences.  23:96-99. 1986
1985 A large dentigerous cyst in a child patient. The clinical implications.Clinical preventive dentistry.  7:9-11. 1985
1984 Microfilled composite restorative resins in pediatric dentistry.The Compendium of continuing education in dentistry.  5:665-671. 1984
1983 Anaphylactoid reaction to vancomycin during general anesthesia in a child patient.Pediatric Dentistry.  5:276-279. 1983
1983 Osteogenesis imperfecta with dentinogenesis imperfecta: a mistaken case of child abuse.Pediatric Dentistry.  5:207-209. 1983
1983 Dentistry and the handicapped child.The Alabama journal of medical sciences.  20:22-27. 1983
1982 Severe congenital hypoglossia and micrognathia with other multiple birth defectsJournal of Oral Pathology and Medicine.  11:276-282. 1982
1982 The space maintainer: case reports of misuse and failures.General Dentistry.  30:64-67. 1982
1981 Bacterial endocarditis. A retrospective study of cases admitted to the University of Alabama Hospitals from 1969 to 1979Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology.  52:379-383. 1981

Teaching Activities

  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Spring Term 2020) 2019 - 2020
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • DENT2135 - Special Patient Care (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Spring Term 2019) 2018 - 2019
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PG534 - Craniofacial Genetics (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • DENT2135 - Special Patient Care (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Spring Term 2018) 2017 - 2018
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PG534 - Craniofacial Genetics (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • DENT2135 - Special Patient Care (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • DENT2135 - Special Patient Care (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • DENT2135 - Special Patient Care (Fall Term 2015) 2014 - 2015
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • DENT2135 - Special Patient Care (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • DENT2135R - Remediation Special Pt Care (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • DENT2135 - Special Patient Care (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PG794 - Board Prep in Ped Dentistry II (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • DENT2135 - Special Patient Care (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PG508 - Adv Topics in Pediatric Dent (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PG556 - Hospital Dentistry (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PG762 - Pedo Oral Conscious Sedation (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • DENT2135 - Special Patient Care (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PG534 - Craniofacial Genetics (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • DENT4219 - Principles of Pt Management (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PG556 - Hospital Dentistry (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • DENT2109 - Special Patient Care (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • DENT4219 - Principles of Pt Management (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PG534 - Craniofacial Genetics (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PG782 - Board Prep in Ped Dentistry (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PG534 - Craniofacial Genetics (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PG556 - Hospital Dentistry (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PG777 - Spanish for Ped Dentistry (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PG782 - Board Prep in Ped Dentistry (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PG792 - Signing in Dentistry (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • DENT2109 - Special Patient Care (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Spring Term 2009) 2008 - 2009
  • PG534 - Craniofacial Genetics (Spring Term 2009) 2008 - 2009
  • PG782 - Board Prep in Ped Dentistry (Spring Term 2009) 2008 - 2009
  • DENT2261 - Special Patient Care in Dent (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • DENT4219 - Principles of Pt Management (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PG556 - Hospital Dentistry (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PG782 - Board Prep in Ped Dentistry (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • DENT1333 - Growth and Development Genetic (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Winter Term 2008) 2008
  • PG777 - Spanish for Ped Dentistry (Winter Term 2008) 2008
  • PG782 - Board Prep in Ped Dentistry (Winter Term 2008) 2008
  • PG792 - Signing in Dentistry (Winter Term 2008) 2008
  • DENT2261 - Special Patient Care in Dent (Winter Term 2008) 2007 - 2008
  • DENT4219 - Principles of Pt Management (Winter Term 2008) 2007 - 2008
  • PG508 - Adv Topics in Pediatric Dent (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PG534 - Craniofacial Genetics (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PG782 - Board Prep in Ped Dentistry (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PG509 - Fundamentals of Ped Dent (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PG782 - Board Prep in Ped Dentistry (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Master of Arts in Education, Pepperdine University 1981
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine in Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1972
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, University of Alabama 1967
  • Full Name

  • John Thornton