Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2022 Medical–Dental Integration in a Rural Community Health Center: A Qualitative Program EvaluationHealth Promotion Practice.  23:416-424. 2022
2022 Home Delivery of Water for Caries Prevention in Latinx Children (“Sediento por una Sonrisa,” Thirsty for a Smile): Protocol for a Single-Arm Feasibility StudyJMIR Research Protocols.  11. 2022
2022 Teledentistry: An Adjunct for Delivering Dental Care in Crises and Beyond.Compendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995).  43:108-112. 2022
2021 Food processing and its association with dental caries: Data from NHANES 2011-2014Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.  49:565-573. 2021
2021 Impacts of innovation in dental care delivery and payment in Medicaid managed care for children and adolescentsBMC Health Services Research.  21. 2021
2021 Evaluation of Training Gaps among Public Health Practitioners in Washington StateJournal of Public Health Management and Practice.  27:473-483. 2021
2021 Is dietary pattern a mediator of the relationship between socioeconomic status and dental caries?Clinical Oral Investigations.  25:5441-5447. 2021
2021 Association between motor proficiency and oral health in people with intellectual disabilitiesJournal of Intellectual Disability Research.  65:489-499. 2021
2021 Professionally and Self-Applied Fluorides are Effective in Preventing Dental Root CariesJournal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice.  21. 2021
2020 Organizational Readiness to Implement System Changes in an Alaskan Tribal Dental Care OrganizationJDR Clinical and Translational Research.  5:156-165. 2020
2020 Parents' satisfaction with silver diamine fluoride treatment of carious lesions in childrenASDC journal of dentistry for children.  87:4-11. 2020
2019 Caregiver satisfaction with interim silver diamine fluoride applications for their children with caries prior to operating room treatment or sedationJournal of Public Health Dentistry.  79:286-291. 2019
2019 Limited Evidence Suggests That Many Types of Desensitizing Toothpaste May Reduce Dentin Hypersensitivity, but Not the Ones With Strontium or Amorphous Calcium PhosphateJournal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice.  19. 2019
2019 A survey of caregiver acculturation and acceptance of silver diamine fluoride treatment for childhood cariesBMC Oral Health.  19. 2019
2019 Randomized Trial Based on the Common-Sense Model of Self-regulation to Increase Child Dental VisitsJDR Clinical and Translational Research.  4:323-332. 2019
2019 Fluoride Varnish and Dental Caries in Preschoolers: A Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisCaries Research.  53:502-513. 2019
2019 Prevalence of dentin hypersensitivity: Systematic review and meta-analysisJournal of Dentistry.  81:1-6. 2019
2018 Controlling caries in exposed root surfaces with silver diamine fluoride: A systematic review with meta-analysisJournal of the American Dental Association.  149:671-679.e1. 2018
2018 Dental health aides in Alaska: A qualitative assessment to improve paediatric oral health in remote rural villagesCommunity Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.  46:416-424. 2018
2018 Implementation of an Integrated Community-Based Dental Care System for Low Income Children: Initial Findings (Preprint) 2018
2018 Added Sugar Consumption and Chronic Oral Disease Burden among Adolescents in Brazil 2018
2018 Pay-for-performance incentive program in a large dental group practiceJournal of the American Dental Association.  149:348-352. 2018
2017 Care delivery and compensation system changes: A case study of organizational readiness within a large dental care practice organization in the United StatesBMC Oral Health.  17. 2017
2017 Everybody brush! Consumer satisfaction with a tooth decay prevention programFrontiers in Public Health.  5. 2017
2017 Are tooth decay prevention visits in primary care before age 2 years effective?JAMA Pediatrics.  171:321-322. 2017
2015 Family Access to a Dentist Study (FADS): A multi-center randomized controlled trialContemporary Clinical Trials.  45:177-183. 2015
2015 Prevalence of pain in the orofacial regions in patients visiting general dentists in the Northwest Practice-based REsearch Collaborative in Evidence-based DENTistry research networkJournal of the American Dental Association.  146:721-728.e3. 2015
2015 Population-centered Risk- and Evidence-based Dental Interprofessional Care Team (PREDICT): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trialTrials.  16. 2015
2015 "Everybody brush!": protocol for a parallel-group randomized controlled trial of a family-focused primary prevention program with distribution of oral hygiene products and education to increase frequency of toothbrushing.JMIR Research Protocols.  4:e58. 2015
2015 Practicing evidence-based orthodontics: How to critically appraise a randomized controlled trialDental Press Journal of Orthodontics.  20:12-15. 2015
2015 Tooth wear and the role of salivary measures in general practice patientsClinical Oral Investigations.  19:85-95. 2015
2014 Oral hygiene behaviors and caries experience in Northwest PRECEDENT patientsCommunity Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.  42:526-535. 2014
2014 A prospective study of clinical outcomes related to third molar removal or retentionAmerican Journal of Public Health.  104:728-734. 2014
2014 Pediatric dentists' willingness to participate in practice-based research networksPediatric Dentistry.  36:39-45. 2014
2014 Recommendations for third molar removal: A practice-based cohort studyAmerican Journal of Public Health.  104:735-743. 2014
2013 Dental risk factors for osteonecrosis of the jaws: A CONDOR case-control studyClinical Oral Investigations.  17:1839-1845. 2013
2013 Salivary characteristics and dental caries: Evidence from general dental practicesJournal of the American Dental Association.  144:e31-e40. 2013
2013 Risk factors for osteonecrosis of the jaws: a case-control study from the CONDOR Dental PBRN.Texas dental journal.  130:299-307. 2013
2013 Specific infections as the etiology of destructive periodontal disease: A systematic reviewEuropean Journal of Oral Sciences.  121:2-6. 2013
2013 The feasibility of a clinical trial of pain related to temporomandibular muscle and joint disorders: The results of a survey from the Collaboration on Networked Dental and Oral Research dental practice-based research networksJournal of the American Dental Association.  144:e01-e10. 2013
2013 The prevalence of dentin hypersensitivity in general dental practices in the northwest United StatesJournal of the American Dental Association.  144:288-296. 2013
2012 Osteonecrosis of the jaw and oral hygiene: a case-control study from Condor Dental PBRN. 2012
2012 Historical perspectives on theories of periodontal disease etiologyPeriodontology 2000.  58:153-160. 2012
2011 Laser therapy for dentine hypersensitivityEvidence-Based Dentistry.  12:74-75. 2011
2011 Inter-examiner reliability of salivary diagnostic tests in a practice-based research network. 2011
2011 Risk factors for osteonecrosis of the jaws: A case-control study from the CONDOR dental PBRN 2011
2011 Dentin hypersensitivity and oxalates: A systematic review 2011
2011 Rinsing with fluoride toothpaste slurry may prevent dental caries in orthodontic patientsJournal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice.  11:145-146. 2011
2010 Disparity between dental needs and dental treatment provided 2010
2010 Tooth wear: Prevalence and associated factors in general practice patientsCommunity Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.  38:228-234. 2010
2010 The conduct of practice-based research in community clinics compared to private practices: similarities, differences, and challenges.Compendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995).  31:226. 2010
2010 Treating dentin hypersensitivity: Therapeutic choices made by dentists of the northwest PRECEDENT networkJournal of the American Dental Association.  141:1097-1105. 2010
2010 What's in a dental practice-based research network? characteristics of Northwest PRECEDENT dentists, their patients and office visitsJournal of the American Dental Association.  141:889-899. 2010
2009 The relative contribution of income inequality and imprisonment to the variation in homicide rates among Developed (OECD), South and Central American countriesSocial Science and Medicine.  69:1343-1350. 2009
2009 Effect of air pollution on lung function in schoolchildren in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2009
2009 Infant formula and enamel fluorosis A systematic reviewJournal of the American Dental Association.  140:841-854. 2009
2009 Intrauterine Growth Restriction and Preterm Birth Were not Associated with Primary Teeth CariesJournal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice.  9:38-39. 2009
2008 Systemic antibiotics and tooth loss in Periodontal disease 2008
2008 Long-term use of medications and destructive periodontal diseaseJournal of Periodontology.  79:1330-1338. 2008
2008 Pain and Discomfort are the Main Symptoms Affecting the Quality of Life in Periodontal DiseaseJournal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice.  8:101-102. 2008
2008 The effects of orthodontic therapy on periodontal health : A systematic review of controlled evidenceJournal of the American Dental Association.  139:413-422. 2008
2007 Secular trends in preadult orthodontic care in the United States: 1942-2002American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.  132:579-585. 2007
2007 Oral health-related quality of life of periodontal patientsJournal of Periodontal Research.  42:169-176. 2007
2007 Are statins associated with decreased tooth loss in chronic periodontitis?Journal of Clinical Periodontology.  34:214-219. 2007
2007 Secular trends in socio-economic disparities in edentulism: USA, 1972-2001 2007
2007 Edentulous Motherhood Is Associated with Child CariesJournal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice.  7:27-28. 2007
2007 Edentulous Motherhood is Associated with Child CariesJournal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice.  7:178-179. 2007
2007 Orthodontic Treatment Needs may be Associated with Unfavorable Socioeconomic ConditionsJournal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice.  7:141-143. 2007
2006 Spurious associations in oral epidemiological research: The case of dental flossing and obesityJournal of Clinical Periodontology.  33:520-523. 2006
2006 Thyroid shields and neck exposures in cephalometric radiographyBMC Medical Imaging.  6. 2006
2006 Low birth weight babies are not at increased risk of primary tooth cariesJournal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice.  6:195-196. 2006
2006 One in 3 removable denture users in the United States has denture stomatitisJournal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice.  6:197-198. 2006
2006 Statin use and tooth loss in chronic periodontitis patientsJournal of Periodontology.  77:1061-1066. 2006
2006 Dental flossing and interproximal caries: A systematic review 2006
2006 Compliance with periodontal maintenance may be associated with increased tooth lossJournal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice.  6:262-264. 2006
2005 Abnormal pocket depth and gingival recession as distinct phenotypesPeriodontology 2000.  39:22-29. 2005
2005 Personal oral hygiene and chronic periodontitis: A systematic reviewPeriodontology 2000.  37:29-34. 2005
2005 Dental fluorosis increases caries riskJournal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice.  5:170-171. 2005
2005 Human leukocyte antigen combinations may be risk factors for periodontal diseaseJournal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice.  5:43-44. 2005
2005 Teacher-supervised toothbrushing with fluoride has little effect on dental caries preventionJournal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice.  5:202-204. 2005
2004 Routine dental visits are associated with tooth retention in Brazilian adults: The pró-saúde studyJournal of Public Health Dentistry.  64:216-222. 2004
2003 Does periodontal disease cause cardiovascular disease? Analysis of epidemiological evidencesCadernos de Saúde Pública.  19:357-368. 2003


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2014 The burden of dentine hypersensitivity.  34-44. 2014

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology, University of the State of Rio de Janeiro 2007
  • Doctor of Dental Science in Dentistry, University of Pernambuco 2006
  • Master of Public Health in Epidemiology, University of the State of Rio de Janeiro 2002
  • Full Name

  • Joana Cunha-Cruz