Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2020 Reporting stAndards for research in PedIatric Dentistry (RAPID): A development protocolInternational Journal of Paediatric Dentistry.  30:96-103. 2020
2019 Survival analysis of caries incidence in African-American school-aged childrenJournal of Public Health Dentistry.  79:10-17. 2019
2019 Average area under the curve: An alternative method for quantifying the dental caries experience in longitudinal studiesCommunity Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.  47:441-447. 2019
2019 First Year in Review, a Great One but Not Without ChallengesPediatric Dentistry.  41:255. 2019
2019 Streptococcus mutans serotypes and collagen-binding proteins Cnm/Cbm in children with caries analysed by PCR 2019
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 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 typing 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 A new threat to adolescent oral health: The grillPediatric Dentistry.  29:320-322. 2007
2007 Challenges faced by minority children in obtaining dental careJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  18:779-788. 2007
2006 Immune response in humans to a nasal boost with Streptococcus mutans antigens 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 mutans 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 saliva 2003
2003 Intranasal immunization of humans with Streptococcus mutans antigens 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 tonsillectomy 2001
2001 A vaccine against dental caries: An overview 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 antigen 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 protection 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 responses 1994
1993 Oral complications in children with cancerOral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology.  75:41-47. 1993
1992 The detection of oral Candida in pediatric leukemia patients.Pediatric Dentistry.  14:236-239. 1992
1992 Liposomes and conjugate vaccines for antigen delivery and induction of mucosal immune responsesAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology.  327:191-198. 1992
1991 Salivary function of persons with hereditary epidermolysis bullosaOral 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 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


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2005 Antigen delivery systems i: Nonliving microparticles, liposomes, and immune stimulating complexes (iscoms).  987-1007. 2005

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