R I Garcia

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Periodontitis may Increase Likelihood of Erectile Dysfunction in Taiwanese Men
    Raul I Garcia
    Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine, 560 Harrison Ave, 3 rd Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA Tel 1 617 638 6385 Fax 1 617 638 6381 Electronic address
    J Evid Based Dent Pract 13:35-6. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic associations between periodontal disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    R I Garcia
    VA Normative Aging Study, Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Periodontol 6:71-7. 2001
  3. pmc Multicultural issues in oral health
    Raul I Garcia
    Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Northeast Center for Research to Evaluate and Eliminate Dental Disparities, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Dent Clin North Am 52:319-32, vi. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint The paradigm shift to prevention and its relationship to dental education
    Raul I Garcia
    Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University, 560 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Dent Educ 76:36-45. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Envisioning success: the future of the oral health care delivery system in the United States
    Raul I Garcia
    Health Policy and Health Services Research, Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University, 750 Albany Street, 560, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Public Health Dent 70:S58-65. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Validity of a self-reported periodontal disease measure
    K J Joshipura
    Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Public Health Dent 56:205-12. 1996
  7. ncbi request reprint Predictors of tooth loss in two US adult populations
    Lynn B Copeland
    Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, 715 Albany Street, 560, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Public Health Dent 64:31-7. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic study of sound surface trends in a 10-year longitudinal study
    S K Chuang
    Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 22:13-20. 1994
  9. ncbi request reprint Pediatric oral health-related quality of life improvement after treatment of early childhood caries: a prospective multisite study
    D T Cunnion
    Department of General Dentistry, Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Dent Child (Chic) 77:4-11. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint The association between alveolar bone loss and pulmonary function: the VA Dental Longitudinal Study
    C Hayes
    VA Normative Aging Study, VA Outpatient Clinic, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Periodontol 3:257-61. 1998

Research Grants

  1. ORAL CONDITIONS AND SYSTEMIC HEALTH OUTCOMES
    Raul Garcia; Fiscal Year: 2007

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Detail Information

Publications43

  1. doi request reprint Periodontitis may Increase Likelihood of Erectile Dysfunction in Taiwanese Men
    Raul I Garcia
    Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine, 560 Harrison Ave, 3 rd Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA Tel 1 617 638 6385 Fax 1 617 638 6381 Electronic address
    J Evid Based Dent Pract 13:35-6. 2013
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  2. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic associations between periodontal disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    R I Garcia
    VA Normative Aging Study, Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Periodontol 6:71-7. 2001
    ..Randomized controlled trials will be required in order to address the question of causality and to better understand the biological basis of these epidemiologic associations...
  3. pmc Multicultural issues in oral health
    Raul I Garcia
    Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Northeast Center for Research to Evaluate and Eliminate Dental Disparities, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Dent Clin North Am 52:319-32, vi. 2008
    ..One important means by which to promote oral health in diverse populations is to develop a dental workforce that is both culturally and linguistically competent, as well as one that is as culturally diverse as the American population...
  4. ncbi request reprint The paradigm shift to prevention and its relationship to dental education
    Raul I Garcia
    Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University, 560 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Dent Educ 76:36-45. 2012
    ..This review will highlight the challenges remaining in completing the decades-long paradigm shift to prevention and the important role to be played by the dental education community in this process...
  5. ncbi request reprint Envisioning success: the future of the oral health care delivery system in the United States
    Raul I Garcia
    Health Policy and Health Services Research, Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University, 750 Albany Street, 560, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Public Health Dent 70:S58-65. 2010
    ..These areas include a) the public and private financing of dental care, b) the dental educational system, and c) state and federal policies...
  6. ncbi request reprint Validity of a self-reported periodontal disease measure
    K J Joshipura
    Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Public Health Dent 56:205-12. 1996
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the validity of a self-reported periodontal disease measure for use in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study...
  7. ncbi request reprint Predictors of tooth loss in two US adult populations
    Lynn B Copeland
    Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, 715 Albany Street, 560, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Public Health Dent 64:31-7. 2004
    ..This study determines tooth loss rate over a 10-year period and identifies predictors of tooth loss in two separate US adult longitudinal study populations...
  8. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic study of sound surface trends in a 10-year longitudinal study
    S K Chuang
    Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 22:13-20. 1994
    ..05) with the rate of sound surface loss. The number of filled or diseased surfaces at baseline was also marginally correlated (P < 0.06) with rate of sound surface loss...
  9. ncbi request reprint Pediatric oral health-related quality of life improvement after treatment of early childhood caries: a prospective multisite study
    D T Cunnion
    Department of General Dentistry, Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Dent Child (Chic) 77:4-11. 2010
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint The association between alveolar bone loss and pulmonary function: the VA Dental Longitudinal Study
    C Hayes
    VA Normative Aging Study, VA Outpatient Clinic, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Periodontol 3:257-61. 1998
    ..8; 95% CI = 1.3, 2.5). The results of this analysis indicate that increased ABL is associated with an increased risk for COPD..
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint Calcium and vitamin D supplements reduce tooth loss in the elderly
    E A Krall
    Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA O2118, USA
    Am J Med 111:452-6. 2001
    ..5; 95% CI: 0.2 to 0.9). CONCLUSION: These findings suggest that intake levels of calcium and vitamin D aimed at preventing osteoporosis have a beneficial effect on tooth retention...
  14. ncbi request reprint Self-reported and clinical oral health in users of VA health care
    J A Jones
    The Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 56:M55-62. 2001
    ..This article describes the oral health of users of Veterans Administration (VA) health care using both clinical and self-report measures, and models relationships between these measures and self-perceived oral health...
  15. 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)...
  16. 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint Does periodontal care improve glycemic control? The Department of Veterans Affairs Dental Diabetes Study
    Judith A Jones
    VA Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford, MA, USA
    J Clin Periodontol 34:46-52. 2007
    ..Report results of a randomized-clinical trial of the efficacy of periodontal care in the improvement of glycemic control in 165 veterans with poorly controlled diabetes over 4 months...
  18. ncbi request reprint Smoking relapse after 2 years of abstinence: findings from the VA Normative Aging Study
    Elizabeth A Krall
    Normative Aging Study, Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 4:95-100. 2002
    ..Use of other tobacco products, coffee and alcohol increased the risk of late relapse. These findings may be useful in identifying those at highest risk for late relapse and for motivating former smokers to continue long-term abstinence...
  19. 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...
  20. ncbi request reprint Comparison of patient-based oral health outcome measures
    Judith A Jones
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research CHQOER, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Qual Life Res 13:975-85. 2004
    ..This project examined psychometric characteristics of four measures of oral-specific health-related quality of life...
  21. ncbi request reprint Adverse events associated with chlorhexidine use: results from the Department of Veterans Affairs Dental Diabetes Study
    Linda C McCoy
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Road 152, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 139:178-83. 2008
    ..The authors report adverse events (AEs) related to the use of chlorhexidine gluconate mouthrinse in a clinical trial of the efficacy of periodontal treatment in older adults with diabetes...
  22. ncbi request reprint Study design, recruitment, and baseline characteristics: the Department of Veterans Affairs Dental Diabetes Study
    Judith A Jones
    VA Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Clin Periodontol 34:40-5. 2007
    ..This report describes study design, recruitment and randomization and compares baseline characteristics of the sample frame with those randomized into study groups...
  23. ncbi request reprint Heart murmurs: are older male dental patients aware of their existence?
    C W Randall
    Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 132:171-6; quiz 224. 2001
    ..However, it is not known how many patients are aware that they have such conditions and understand such recommendations...
  24. 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...
  25. pmc Cigarette smoking increases the risk of root canal treatment
    E A Krall
    VA Dental Longitudinal Study, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, MA 02118, USA
    J Dent Res 85:313-7. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that there is a dose-response relationship between cigarette smoking and the risk of root canal treatment...
  26. ncbi request reprint The association between cumulative periodontal disease and stroke history in older adults
    Hyo Jung Lee
    Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Periodontol 77:1744-54. 2006
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  27. 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)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D receptor alleles, periodontal disease progression, and tooth loss in the VA dental longitudinal study
    Koji Inagaki
    Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Periodontol 74:161-7. 2003
    ..The relationship between the vitamin D receptor (VDR) genotype and periodontal disease is not known. This study compared periodontal disease progression among polymorphisms of 2 VDR genes in men in the VA Dental Longitudinal Study...
  29. pmc Changes in body weight and adiposity predict periodontitis progression in men
    A Gorman
    Boston University School of Medicine, 72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Dent Res 91:921-6. 2012
    ..Increase in arm fat area was associated with disease progression in normal-weight men. These results suggest that tracking adiposity changes with easily obtained anthropometric measures may help predict risk of periodontitis progression...
  30. ncbi request reprint Validation of self-reported oral health measures
    Waranuch Pitiphat
    Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, 188 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Public Health Dent 62:122-8. 2002
    ..To assess the validity of self-reported oral disease and health care measures in two populations...
  31. 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...
  32. ncbi request reprint Are varicose veins a marker for susceptibility to coronary heart disease in men? Results from the Normative Aging Study
    Thayer E Scott
    Department of Surgery, Section of Vascular Surgery and Surgical Research Section, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Ann Vasc Surg 18:459-64. 2004
    ..In the NAS population, men with VV were less likely to develop symptomatic CHD over the 35+ years of follow-up than were subjects without VV...
  33. 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...
  34. ncbi request reprint Dental caries of refugee children compared with US children
    Susan Cote
    Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Northeast Center for Research to Evaluate and Eliminate Dental Disparities, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 114:e733-40. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence of caries experience and untreated decay among newly arrived refugee children stratified by their region of origin and compared with US children...
  35. pmc Cumulative lead exposure and tooth loss in men: the normative aging study
    Manish Arora
    Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1531-4. 2009
    ..Individuals previously exposed to lead remain at risk because of endogenous release of lead stored in their skeletal compartments. However, it is not known if long-term cumulative lead exposure is a risk factor for tooth loss...
  36. pmc Periodontitis and incidence of cerebrovascular disease in men
    Monik Jimenez
    Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, MA, USA
    Ann Neurol 66:505-12. 2009
    ..To identify associations between periodontitis and incidence of cerebrovascular disease...
  37. ncbi request reprint The relationship between amalgam restorations and mercury levels in male dentists and nondental health professionals
    Anil Joshi
    Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Public Health Dent 63:52-60. 2003
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  38. ncbi request reprint Oral conditions and quality of life
    Judith A Jones
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Mass 02118, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 29:167-81. 2006
    ..Oral health, as measured by the GOHAI, contributes in an important way to the functional well-being of users of VA healthcare...
  39. ncbi request reprint Need for dental care in older veterans: assessment of patient-based measures
    Judith A Jones
    VA Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:163-8. 2002
    ..There is a need for brief and accurate identification of older patients in need of dental care. This study examines the sensitivity and specificity of two screening instruments...
  40. ncbi request reprint Validity and accuracy of a risk calculator in predicting periodontal disease
    Roy C Page
    Department of Periodontics, School of Dentistry, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 133:569-76. 2002
    ..A computer-based risk assessment tool has been developed...
  41. ncbi request reprint Addressing oral health disparities in diverse populations
    Raul I Garcia
    J Am Dent Assoc 136:1210, 1212. 2005
  42. pmc Improving the oral health of Alaska natives
    Dyan Campbell
    Am J Public Health 95:1880; author reply 1881. 2005
  43. pmc Improving America's access to care: The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research addresses oral health disparities
    Peter Milgrom
    Department of Dental Public Health Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7475, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 135:1389-96. 2004
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Research Grants3

  1. ORAL CONDITIONS AND SYSTEMIC HEALTH OUTCOMES
    Raul Garcia; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....