John R Shaffer
Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Randall C, Shaffer J, McNeil D, Crout R, Weyant R, Marazita M. Toward a genetic understanding of dental fear: evidence of heritability. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2016;: pubmed publisher
Stanley B, Feingold E, Cooper M, Vanyukov M, Maher B, Slayton R, et al
. Genetic Association of MPPED2 and ACTN2 with Dental Caries. J Dent Res. 2014;93:626-32 pubmed publisher
..Results for the other candidate genes neither proved nor precluded their associations with dental caries. ..
Shaffer J, Carlson J, Stanley B, Feingold E, Cooper M, Vanyukov M, et al
. Effects of enamel matrix genes on dental caries are moderated by fluoride exposures. Hum Genet. 2015;134:159-67 pubmed publisher
..In short, genes may exert greater influence on dental caries in unprotected environments, or equivalently, the protective effects of fluoride may obviate the effects of genetic risk alleles. ..