T Dietrich

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The effects of cigarette smoking on C-reactive protein concentrations in men and women and its modification by exogenous oral hormones in women
    Thomas Dietrich
    Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:694-700. 2007
  2. pmc Tobacco use and incidence of tooth loss among US male health professionals
    T Dietrich
    Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, 715 Albany St, 560, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Dent Res 86:373-7. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Prediction of periodontal disease from multiple self-reported items in a German practice-based sample
    T Dietrich
    Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Periodontol 78:1421-8. 2007
  4. pmc Gingivitis susceptibility and its relation to periodontitis in men
    T Dietrich
    Dept of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, and VA Boston Healthcare System, MA 02118, USA
    J Dent Res 85:1134-7. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Association between serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and gingival inflammation
    Thomas Dietrich
    Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:575-80. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint The accuracy of individual self-reported items to determine periodontal disease history
    Thomas Dietrich
    Department of Periodontology and Synoptic Dentistry, Charite, Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Oral Sci 113:135-40. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive index for the modeling of smoking history in periodontal research
    Th Dietrich
    Dept of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Nuthetal, Germany
    J Dent Res 83:859-63. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Association between serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 and periodontal disease in the US population
    Thomas Dietrich
    Department of Periodontology and the Department of Oral Surgery and Oral Radiology, Charite, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:108-13. 2004
  9. pmc Healthy eating index is a predictor of early childhood caries
    M E Nunn
    Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University, 715 Albany, 560, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Dent Res 88:361-6. 2009
  10. pmc Racial/ethnic variations in associations between socioeconomic factors and tooth loss
    Monik Jimenez
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 37:267-75. 2009

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. ncbi request reprint The effects of cigarette smoking on C-reactive protein concentrations in men and women and its modification by exogenous oral hormones in women
    Thomas Dietrich
    Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:694-700. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the dose-dependent and time-dependent association of smoking and smoking cessation with CRP concentrations in men and women using a novel comprehensive smoking index (CSI)...
  2. pmc Tobacco use and incidence of tooth loss among US male health professionals
    T Dietrich
    Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, 715 Albany St, 560, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Dent Res 86:373-7. 2007
    ..Current pipe/cigar smokers had a 20% (95% CI, 1.11, 1.30) increased risk of tooth loss compared with never- and former smokers of pipes/cigars...
  3. ncbi request reprint Prediction of periodontal disease from multiple self-reported items in a German practice-based sample
    T Dietrich
    Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Periodontol 78:1421-8. 2007
    ..This study evaluates whether a combination of self-reported items with established risk factors in a predictive model can assess periodontal disease accurately...
  4. pmc Gingivitis susceptibility and its relation to periodontitis in men
    T Dietrich
    Dept of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, and VA Boston Healthcare System, MA 02118, USA
    J Dent Res 85:1134-7. 2006
    ..5, 3.1) than men 65+ years of age (OR 1.2; 95% CI 0.9, 1.6). Our results suggest that among never and former smokers, gingivitis susceptibility is higher among men with periodontitis compared with that in men without periodontitis...
  5. ncbi request reprint Association between serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and gingival inflammation
    Thomas Dietrich
    Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:575-80. 2005
    ..Vitamin D has been shown to have immunomodulatory effects in in vitro and in animal studies. However, data from clinical studies of inflammatory diseases are scarce...
  6. ncbi request reprint The accuracy of individual self-reported items to determine periodontal disease history
    Thomas Dietrich
    Department of Periodontology and Synoptic Dentistry, Charite, Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Oral Sci 113:135-40. 2005
    ..Future studies will evaluate whether multivariate prediction rules using information from several self-reported variables are a valid means to ascertain periodontal disease history...
  7. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive index for the modeling of smoking history in periodontal research
    Th Dietrich
    Dept of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Nuthetal, Germany
    J Dent Res 83:859-63. 2004
    ..The results suggest that use of the CSI may be a more comprehensive, efficient, and parsimonious approach to the modeling of smoking history in periodontal research...
  8. ncbi request reprint Association between serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 and periodontal disease in the US population
    Thomas Dietrich
    Department of Periodontology and the Department of Oral Surgery and Oral Radiology, Charite, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:108-13. 2004
    ..Periodontal disease (PD) is a common chronic inflammatory disease and an important risk factor for tooth loss. Vitamin D might affect periodontal disease risk via an effect on bone mineral density (BMD) or via immunomodulatory effects...
  9. pmc Healthy eating index is a predictor of early childhood caries
    M E Nunn
    Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University, 715 Albany, 560, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Dent Res 88:361-6. 2009
    ..A healthy eating pattern geared for promotion of optimal child development and prevention of chronic disease in later life may also reduce the risk of early childhood caries, particularly severe early childhood caries...
  10. pmc Racial/ethnic variations in associations between socioeconomic factors and tooth loss
    Monik Jimenez
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 37:267-75. 2009
    ..To compare the associations between socioeconomic factors and tooth loss among White, Black, and Mexican-American people...
  11. pmc Tooth loss and periodontal disease predict poor cognitive function in older men
    Elizabeth Krall Kaye
    Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:713-8. 2010
    ..To determine whether rates of tooth loss, periodontal disease progression, and caries incidence predict cognitive decline in men...
  12. pmc Risk of tooth loss after cigarette smoking cessation
    Elizabeth A Krall
    Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study and Dental Longitudinal Study, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Mass 02118, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A115. 2006
    ..Little is known about the effect of cigarette smoking cessation on risk of tooth loss. We examined how risk of tooth loss changed with longer periods of smoking abstinence in a prospective study of oral health in men...
  13. pmc Prevalence of early childhood caries among very young urban Boston children compared with US children
    Martha E Nunn
    Boston University School of Dental Medicine, Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, 715 Albany, 560, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Public Health Dent 69:156-62. 2009
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  14. doi request reprint Calprotectin levels in gingival crevicular fluid predict disease activity in patients treated for generalized aggressive periodontitis
    D Kaner
    Department of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    J Periodontal Res 46:417-26. 2011
    ..Levels of calprotectin in gingival crevicular fluid correlate with periodontal disease severity and treatment outcome. The validity of calprotectin as predictor for future periodontal disease activity has not yet been investigated...
  15. ncbi request reprint Estimation of optimal serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D for multiple health outcomes
    Heike A Bischoff-Ferrari
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:18-28. 2006
    ..The implications of higher doses for the entire adult population should be addressed in future studies...
  16. ncbi request reprint Association of periodontal disease and tooth loss with rheumatoid arthritis in the US population
    Paola de Pablo
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Tufts New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Rheumatol 35:70-6. 2008
    ..To test for an association of periodontitis and tooth loss with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Positive association between 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels and bone mineral density: a population-based study of younger and older adults
    Heike A Bischoff-Ferrari
    Division of Ageing, The Robert B Brigham Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Clinical Research Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Med 116:634-9. 2004
  18. ncbi request reprint Root proximity as a risk factor for progression of alveolar bone loss: the Veterans Affairs Dental Longitudinal Study
    Taera Kim
    Department of Orthodontics, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Periodontol 79:654-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of the present longitudinal study was to evaluate the association between root proximity and the risk for alveolar bone loss (ABL)...
  19. ncbi request reprint The effect of cigarette smoking on gingival bleeding
    Thomas Dietrich
    Department of Periodontology, Charite, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
    J Periodontol 75:16-22. 2004
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  20. ncbi request reprint Higher 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations are associated with better lower-extremity function in both active and inactive persons aged > or =60 y
    Heike A Bischoff-Ferrari
    Division of Aging, The Robert B Brigham Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Clinical Research Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:752-8. 2004
    ..Vitamin D may improve muscle strength through a highly specific nuclear receptor in muscle tissue...
  21. ncbi request reprint Antioxidants and other novel cardiovascular risk factors in subjects with rheumatoid arthritis in a large population sample
    Paola de Pablo
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 57:953-62. 2007
    ..To compare antioxidants and other novel and traditional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in participants with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and non-RA controls in a large population sample...
  22. ncbi request reprint Decline of oropharyngeal cancer in Chiangmai province, Thailand, between 1988 and 1999
    P A Reichart
    Medical Faculty of Humboldt University, Charite, Department of Oral Surgery and Dental Radiology, Berlin, Germany
    Oral Oncol 39:569-73. 2003
    ..Changes of traditional oral habits such as betel quid chewing and smoking of traditional cigars seem to have resulted in a marked decrease of oral cancer in both men and women in the recent past...
  23. pmc Age-dependent associations between chronic periodontitis/edentulism and risk of coronary heart disease
    Thomas Dietrich
    Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Mass, USA
    Circulation 117:1668-74. 2008
    ..Several epidemiological studies have suggested periodontitis as a risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD), but results have been inconsistent...
  24. doi request reprint Lifetime and baseline alcohol intake and risk of cancer of the upper aero-digestive tract in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study
    Cornelia Weikert
    German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbrucke, Nuthetal, Germany
    Int J Cancer 125:406-12. 2009
    ..045). The strong dose-response relation for lifetime alcohol use underscores that alcohol is an important risk factor of SCC of the upper aero-digestive tract throughout life...
  25. doi request reprint Anthropometry and esophageal cancer risk in the European prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition
    Annika Steffen
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2079-89. 2009
    ..However, it is still unclear whether body fat distribution, particularly abdominal obesity, is associated with each type of esophageal cancer...
  26. ncbi request reprint Timing affects the clinical outcome of adjunctive systemic antibiotic therapy for generalized aggressive periodontitis
    Dogan Kaner
    Institute for Periodontology and Synoptic Dentistry, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    J Periodontol 78:1201-8. 2007
    ..Systemic antibiotics improve the outcome of scaling and root planing (SRP) in patients exhibiting severe periodontitis. This study evaluated the influence of timing of adjunctive systemic antibiotics in the sequence of periodontal therapy...
  27. ncbi request reprint Fracture prevention with vitamin D supplementation: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Heike A Bischoff-Ferrari
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    JAMA 293:2257-64. 2005
    ..The role and dose of oral vitamin D supplementation in nonvertebral fracture prevention have not been well established...
  28. ncbi request reprint White blood cell count in generalized aggressive periodontitis after non-surgical therapy
    Claudia Christan
    Department of Periodontology and Synoptic Dentistry, Charite, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
    J Clin Periodontol 29:201-6. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the systemic effect of a non-surgical therapy on white blood cell count (WBC count) and differential blood count in smoking and non-smoking generalized aggressive periodontitis (GAP) patients...
  29. ncbi request reprint Apicomarginal defects in periradicular surgery: classification and diagnostic aspects
    Thomas Dietrich
    Department of Periodontology and Synoptic Dentistry, Charite, Humboldt University of Berlin
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 94:233-9. 2002
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  30. ncbi request reprint The effect of alveolar bone loss on the load capability of restored endodontically treated teeth: a comparative in vitro study
    Michael Naumann
    Department of Prosthodontics and Geriatric Dentistry, Charite, Humboldt University, Augustenburger Platz 1, Berlin, Germany
    J Dent 34:790-5. 2006
    ..The aim of the present investigation was to study the influence of a reduced bone support on the fracture resistance of endodontically treated teeth restored with glass fibre-reinforced posts (FRC)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for failure of glass fiber-reinforced composite post restorations: a prospective observational clinical study
    Michael Naumann
    Department of Prosthodontics and Geriatric Dentistry, Charite, Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Oral Sci 113:519-24. 2005
    ..3; 95% CI: 1.1-16.2). Tooth type, type of final restoration and the presence of adjacent teeth were found to be significant predictors of failure rates in endodontically treated teeth restored with glass fiber-reinforced endodontic posts...
  32. ncbi request reprint Associations between periodontal disease and systemic disease: evaluating the strength of the evidence
    Thomas Dietrich
    Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Periodontol 76:2175-84. 2005
    ..We conclude that well-designed observational studies into the associations between periodontal disease and systemic disease need to remain an integral component of future research efforts in order to fully understand such associations...
  33. ncbi request reprint Periapical and periodontal healing after osseous grafting and guided tissue regeneration treatment of apicomarginal defects in periradicular surgery: results after 12 months
    Thomas Dietrich
    Deparment of Periodontology and Synoptic Dentistry, Charite, Humboldt University of Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 95:474-82. 2003
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the periapical and periodontal healing of apicomarginal defects 12 months after periradicular surgery and guided tissue regeneration in a series of consecutively treated patients...
  34. ncbi request reprint Low prevalence of oral leukoplakia in a representative sample of the US population
    Christian Scheifele
    Department of Oral Surgery and Dental Radiology, Campus Virchow, Medical Faculty Charité, Humboldt University, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Oral Oncol 39:619-25. 2003
    ..37% for homogeneous OL and 0.06% for non-homogeneous OL. Gingiva (38.8%) and buccal mucosa (30.9%) were the most frequent locations. Compared to previous studies in the USA, a substantial decline of the prevalence of OL was shown...
  35. ncbi request reprint Clinical risk factors of oral leukoplakia in a representative sample of the US population
    Thomas Dietrich
    Department of Oral Surgery and Dental Radiology, Campus Virchow, Medical Faculty Charité, Humboldt University, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Oral Oncol 40:158-63. 2004
    ..Females with a history of estrogen use were less likely to have OL with an OR of 0.34 (0.11-1.07). In conclusion, the role of diabetes and estrogen in the pathogenesis of OL should be further investigated...
  36. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of inflammatory periodontitis is negatively associated with serum antioxidant concentrations
    Iain L C Chapple
    Periodontal Research Group, University of Birmingham, School of Dentistry, St Chads Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6NN, UK
    J Nutr 137:657-64. 2007
    ..38 (0.26,0.63, vitamin C) and 0.55 (0.33,0.93, TAOC). Increased serum antioxidant concentrations are associated with a reduced relative risk of periodontitis even in never-smokers...
  37. ncbi request reprint The sensitivity and specificity of the OralCDx technique: evaluation of 103 cases
    Christian Scheifele
    Department of Oral Surgery and Dental Radiology, Zentrum für Zahnmedizin, Campus Virchow, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Oral Oncol 40:824-8. 2004
    ..08 (95% CI: 0.02-0.31). In conclusion, these figures are in agreement with previously published data and support the use of OralCDx as a screening tool of oral lesions, but further trials are still necessary...
  38. doi request reprint Development of neural networks for exact and approximate calculation: a FMRI study
    Karin Kucian
    University Children s Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Dev Neuropsychol 33:447-73. 2008
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  39. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of tobacco use cessation (TUC) counselling in the dental office
    Ian Needleman
    International Centre for Evidence Based Oral Health, Unit of Periodontology, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London, UK
    Oral Health Prev Dent 4:27-47. 2006
    ..Therefore both self-reported and biochemical measures of tobacco use should be reported in evaluation studies. It is also clear that feedback from biochemical testing of tobacco use can increase success rates in tobacco use cessation...
  40. ncbi request reprint Intake of fruits and vegetables and risk of cancer of the upper aero-digestive tract: the prospective EPIC-study
    Heiner Boeing
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam Rehbrucke, Arthur Scheunert Allee 114 116, 14558, Nuthetal, Germany
    Cancer Causes Control 17:957-69. 2006
    ..Dietary recommendations should consider the potential benefit of increasing fruits and vegetables consumption for reducing the risk of cancers of the upper aero-digestive tract, particularly at low intake...

Research Grants3

  1. A comprehensive smoking index to model smoking history
    Thomas Dietrich; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Significance: The CSI may be an efficient way to capture different characteristics of smoking in a single variable to model smoking history in epidemiologic models of chronic disease. ..
  2. Vitamin D status and risk of tooth loss
    ELIZABETH KAYE; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Supplementation with vitamin D at adequate doses may be a simple, safe and inexpensive means to reduce the overall burden of tooth loss in the population and to reduce racial disparities in tooth loss. ..
  3. Dose-dependent anti-inflammatory effects of vitamin D in a human gingivitis model
    Raul Garcia; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....