Scott Tomar

Summary

Affiliation: University of Florida
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Public health perspectives on surveillance for periodontal diseases
    Scott L Tomar
    Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, Florida 32610 3628, USA
    J Periodontol 78:1380-6. 2007
  2. pmc Evidence of emerging hookah use among university students: a cross-sectional comparison between hookah and cigarette use
    Tracey E Barnett
    Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health, University of Florida, 1225 Center Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:302. 2013
  3. pmc Selecting a comparison group for 5-year oral and pharyngeal cancer survivors: two methods
    Henrietta L Logan
    Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, University of Florida, 1329 SW 16th Street Room 5174, Gainesville, FL 32610 3628, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:63. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint There is weak evidence that a single, universal dental recall interval schedule reduces caries incidence
    Scott L Tomar
    University of Florida College of Dentistry, Dept of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, 1329 SW 16th Street, Room 5188, PO Box 103628, Gainesville, FL 32610 3628, USA
    J Evid Based Dent Pract 11:89-91. 2011
  5. pmc The influence of active coping and perceived stress on health disparities in a multi-ethnic low income sample
    Jennifer M Watson
    Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, The University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
    BMC Public Health 8:41. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint An assessment of the dental public health infrastructure in the United States
    Scott L Tomar
    University of Florida College of Dentistry, Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, 1329 SW 16th Street, Room 5180, Gainesville, FL 32610 3628, USA
    J Public Health Dent 66:5-16. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Perceived risk of harm from cigarettes or smokeless tobacco among U.S. high school seniors
    Scott L Tomar
    University of Florida, Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, Gainesville, FL 32610 3628, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:1191-6. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic perspectives on smokeless tobacco marketing and population harm
    Scott L Tomar
    University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, Florida 32610 3628, USA
    Am J Prev Med 33:S387-97. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Planning and evaluating community oral health programs
    Scott L Tomar
    Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, FL 32610 3628, USA
    Dent Clin North Am 52:403-21, vii. 2008
  10. pmc Is smokeless tobacco use an appropriate public health strategy for reducing societal harm from cigarette smoking?
    Scott L Tomar
    University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, Gainesville, FL 32610 3628, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:10-24. 2009

Research Grants

  1. Florida Model for Oral Cancer Control, Phase I
    Scott Tomar; Fiscal Year: 2003
  2. Reducing Oral Cancer Disparities in Florida
    Scott Tomar; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications55

  1. ncbi request reprint Public health perspectives on surveillance for periodontal diseases
    Scott L Tomar
    Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, Florida 32610 3628, USA
    J Periodontol 78:1380-6. 2007
    ....
  2. pmc Evidence of emerging hookah use among university students: a cross-sectional comparison between hookah and cigarette use
    Tracey E Barnett
    Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health, University of Florida, 1225 Center Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:302. 2013
    ..S. cities and evidence points to an increasing trend for college students. The purpose of this study was to assess hookah use and identify associations with cigarette smoking and demographic factors...
  3. pmc Selecting a comparison group for 5-year oral and pharyngeal cancer survivors: two methods
    Henrietta L Logan
    Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, University of Florida, 1329 SW 16th Street Room 5174, Gainesville, FL 32610 3628, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:63. 2012
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to test two methods of recruiting a comparison group for 5-year oral and pharyngeal cancer survivors (peer-nominated and listed sample) with emphasis on feasibility and the quality of the match...
  4. ncbi request reprint There is weak evidence that a single, universal dental recall interval schedule reduces caries incidence
    Scott L Tomar
    University of Florida College of Dentistry, Dept of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, 1329 SW 16th Street, Room 5188, PO Box 103628, Gainesville, FL 32610 3628, USA
    J Evid Based Dent Pract 11:89-91. 2011
  5. pmc The influence of active coping and perceived stress on health disparities in a multi-ethnic low income sample
    Jennifer M Watson
    Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, The University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
    BMC Public Health 8:41. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of coping style, stress, socioeconomic status (SES), and discrimination on health disparities in a large urban multi-ethnic sample...
  6. ncbi request reprint An assessment of the dental public health infrastructure in the United States
    Scott L Tomar
    University of Florida College of Dentistry, Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, 1329 SW 16th Street, Room 5180, Gainesville, FL 32610 3628, USA
    J Public Health Dent 66:5-16. 2006
    ..This study examined several elements of the U.S. dental public health infrastructure in government, education, workforce, and regulatory issues, focused primarily at the state level...
  7. ncbi request reprint Perceived risk of harm from cigarettes or smokeless tobacco among U.S. high school seniors
    Scott L Tomar
    University of Florida, Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, Gainesville, FL 32610 3628, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:1191-6. 2007
    ..Those who perceived that using smokeless tobacco was riskier than smoking were even more likely to be current smokers (OR = 2.43; 95% CI 1.96-3.01). Effective methods for communicating accurate health risks to young people are needed...
  8. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic perspectives on smokeless tobacco marketing and population harm
    Scott L Tomar
    University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, Florida 32610 3628, USA
    Am J Prev Med 33:S387-97. 2007
    ..The evidence base for promotion of snuff use as a public health strategy is weak and inconsistent...
  9. doi request reprint Planning and evaluating community oral health programs
    Scott L Tomar
    Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, FL 32610 3628, USA
    Dent Clin North Am 52:403-21, vii. 2008
    ..Such approaches help ensure that stakeholders agree on the purpose of the program, work toward its success, and contribute toward its continuous improvement...
  10. pmc Is smokeless tobacco use an appropriate public health strategy for reducing societal harm from cigarette smoking?
    Scott L Tomar
    University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, Gainesville, FL 32610 3628, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:10-24. 2009
    ..There are ethical challenges to promoting ST use. Based on the precautionary principle, the burden of proof is on proponents to provide evidence to support their position; such evidence is lacking...
  11. doi request reprint Changes in the oral health of US children and adolescents and dental public health infrastructure since the release of the Healthy People 2010 Objectives
    Scott L Tomar
    University of Florida College of Dentistry, Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, Gainesville, Florida 32610 3628, USA
    Acad Pediatr 9:388-95. 2009
    ....
  12. pmc Patterns of dual use of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco among US males: findings from national surveys
    Scott L Tomar
    Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, University of Florida College of Dentistry, Suite 5180, Gainesville, Florida 32610 3628, USA
    Tob Control 19:104-9. 2010
    ..This study examined patterns of concurrent use of smokeless tobacco (ST) and cigarettes among young people and adults in the USA just before cigarette companies' control of the nation's ST market...
  13. doi request reprint Attributes of an ideal oral health care system
    Scott L Tomar
    University of Florida College of Dentistry, Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, 1329 SW 16th Street, Suite 5180, PO Box 103628, Gainesville, FL 32610 3628, USA
    J Public Health Dent 70:S6-14. 2010
    ..This paper sought to articulate the attributes that an ideal oral health care system would possess, which would be consistent with the principles of the leading authorities on the public's health...
  14. ncbi request reprint Oral health-related quality of life among low-income adults living with HIV
    Scott L Tomar
    Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, Florida 32610 3268, USA
    J Public Health Dent 71:241-7. 2011
    ..To explore oral health-related quality of life and its correlates among low-income human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients receiving primary HIV care...
  15. ncbi request reprint Florida adults' oral cancer knowledge and examination experiences
    Scott L Tomar
    University of Florida College of Dentistry, Division of Public Health Services and Research, 1600 SW Archer Road, PO Box 100404, Gainesville, FL 32610 0404, USA
    J Public Health Dent 65:221-30. 2005
    ..This study assessed awareness of oral cancer, knowledge of its major risk factors and clinical signs, and oral cancer examination experiences among Florida adults aged 40 years and older...
  16. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in oral and pharyngeal cancer treatment and survival in Florida
    Scott L Tomar
    Division of Public Health Services and Research, University of Florida College of Dentistry, 1600 SW Archer Road, P O Box 100404, Gainesville, FL 32610 0404, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 15:601-9. 2004
    ..This study examined racial differences in treatment and survival for blacks and whites in Florida diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer...
  17. ncbi request reprint Trends and patterns of tobacco use in the United States
    Scott L Tomar
    University of Florida College of Dentistry, Division of Public Health Services and Research, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0404, USA
    Am J Med Sci 326:248-54. 2003
    ..Despite recent progress, tobacco use remains prevalent in the United States. State and local governments need to invest adequate resources in the full range of tobacco control activities...
  18. ncbi request reprint Dental and other health care visits among U.S. adults with diabetes
    S L Tomar
    Division of Oral Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Diabetes Care 23:1505-10. 2000
    ..For adults with diabetes, we compared the frequency of past-year dental visits with past-year visits for diabetes care, dilated eye examinations, and foot examinations...
  19. ncbi request reprint Dentistry's role in tobacco control
    S L Tomar
    University of Florida College of Dentistry, Division of Public Health Services and Research, 1600 S W Archer Road, P O Box 100404, Room D8 38, Gainesville, Fla 32610, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 132:30S-35S. 2001
    ..Tobacco use also is responsible for 75 percent of deaths resulting from oral and pharyngeal cancer, more than one-half of the cases of periodontitis and numerous other oral health effects...
  20. ncbi request reprint Is use of smokeless tobacco a risk factor for cigarette smoking? The U.S. experience
    Scott L Tomar
    University of Florida College of Dentistry, Division of Public Health Services and Research, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 5:561-9. 2003
    ..It appears that smokeless tobacco may be a starter product for subsequent smoking among young U.S. males but may have little effect on quitting smoking...
  21. ncbi request reprint Snuff use and smoking in U.S. men: implications for harm reduction
    Scott L Tomar
    University of Florida College of Dentistry, Division of Public Health Services and Research, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    Am J Prev Med 23:143-9. 2002
    ..Encouraging smokers to switch to snuff may have unintended public health implications. This study examined the associations between snuff use and smoking in a representative sample of U.S. men...
  22. ncbi request reprint Is trust a predictor of having a dental home?
    Michelle A Graham
    Department of Operative Dentistry, Division of Public Health Services and Research, University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 135:1550-8; quiz 1622. 2004
    ..Developing a better understanding of sociodemographic variables that predict having a dental home may aid in reducing the disparities in oral health among minorities in the United States...
  23. ncbi request reprint Perceived social status, language and identified dental home among Hispanics in Florida
    Michelle A Graham
    Division of Public Health Services and Research, University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville 32610 0404, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 136:1572-82. 2005
    ..The authors conducted a study to examine the extent to which perceived social status in communities and in U.S. society in general and primary language are associated with having a dental home among four Hispanic groups...
  24. ncbi request reprint ACORN, UF-CD serve needy communities
    Joseph T Vu
    University of Florida College of Dentistry, USA
    Todays FDA 14:27. 2002
  25. pmc Trends in smokeless tobacco use among adults and adolescents in the United States
    David E Nelson
    Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevemtion, Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:897-905. 2006
    ..Smokeless tobacco has many adverse health effects. We analyzed long-term national trends in smokeless tobacco use...
  26. doi request reprint Perspectives of African Americans and dentists concerning dentist-patient communication on oral cancer screening
    Youjin Choi
    College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida, Department of Health Education and Behavior, Gainesville, FL 32611 8400, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 71:41-51. 2008
    ..This study compared how dentists and African American adults view the current state of dentist-patient communication regarding oral cancer and its detection...
  27. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of a social marketing media campaign to reduce oral cancer racial disparities
    Jennifer M Watson
    University of Florida, Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, PO Box 103628, Gainesville, FL 32610 3628, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 101:774-82. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to provide a systematic evaluation of a theory-driven oral cancer awareness media campaign...
  28. doi request reprint Oral cancer in African Americans: addressing health disparities
    Virginia J Dodd
    Department of Health Education and Behavior, College of Health and Human Performance, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    Am J Health Behav 32:684-92. 2008
    ..To explore factors underlying African Americans' perceptions of oral cancer and the oral cancer exam. Study findings were used to guide development of oral cancer messages designed to increase oral cancer exams among African Americans...
  29. pmc Metallic taste phantom predicts oral pain among 5-year survivors of head and neck cancer
    Henrietta L Logan
    Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, University of Florida, Room 5192, 1329 SW 16th Street, Gainesville, FL 32610 3628, USA
    Pain 140:323-31. 2008
    ..Routine assessment of oral pain levels could improve current analgesic approaches among head and neck cancer survivors...
  30. doi request reprint Factors associated with early-stage diagnosis of oral and pharyngeal cancer
    Jennifer M Watson
    Department of Community Dentistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610 3628, USA
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 37:333-41. 2009
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Preventive oral health care in early childhood: knowledge, confidence, and practices of pediatricians and family physicians in Florida
    Jill Boylston Herndon
    Institute for Child Health Policy, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA
    J Pediatr 157:1018-1024.e1-2. 2010
    ..To examine the relationships among pediatricians' and family physicians' oral health training, knowledge, confidence, and practice patterns...
  32. pmc Smoking status and pain level among head and neck cancer patients
    Henrietta L Logan
    Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    J Pain 11:528-34. 2010
    ..and P's < .0001) even after controlling for stage of diagnosis. In addition, current smokers reported significantly greater interference from the pain (F(2,73) = 10.5 P < .0001)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Perception of racism explains the difference between Blacks' and Whites' level of healthcare trust
    Albert O Adegbembo
    Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, Florida 32608 1128, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:792-8. 2006
    ..To test the hypothesis that the level of healthcare trust does not differ between Blacks and Whites...
  34. ncbi request reprint Dental students' opinions and knowledge about caries management and prevention
    Jaana T Autio-Gold
    University of Florida College of Dentistry, Department of Operative Dentistry, Gainesville, FL 32610 0415, USA
    J Dent Educ 72:26-32. 2008
    ..Such programs should stress, in addition to actual training, the importance of prevention in students' future practice...
  35. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of a community-based oral cancer awareness campaign (United States)
    Rebecca K Papas
    Division of Public Health Services and Research, University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 15:121-31. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to provide the first systematic evaluation in the United States of a community-based oral cancer awareness campaign...
  36. ncbi request reprint Smoking and smokeless tobacco: increased risk for oral pain
    Joseph L Riley
    Division of Public Health Services and Research, College of Dentistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0404, USA
    J Pain 5:218-25. 2004
    ..Smokers were at significantly increased risk for oral pain and related limitation of daily activities. The data also suggest that the risk for oral pain associated with tobacco use decreases significantly if tobacco cessation occurs...
  37. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of noncavitated and cavitated carious lesions in 5-year-old head start schoolchildren in Alachua County, Florida
    Jaana T Autio-Gold
    Department of Operative Dentistry, Division of Public Health Services and Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Pediatr Dent 27:54-60. 2005
    ..This report describes the prevalence of early noncavitated and cavitated carious lesions in the primary dentition of 5-year-old Head Start schoolchildren in Alachua, Fla...
  38. doi request reprint Carbon monoxide levels among patrons of hookah cafes
    Tracey E Barnett
    Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, 101 S Newell Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    Am J Prev Med 40:324-8. 2011
    ..In Florida, smoking is prohibited in public places under the Florida Clean Indoor Act but permitted in establishments that have less than 10% gross revenue from food...
  39. doi request reprint Attitudes and practices of Florida nurse practitioners on oral cancer prevention and early detection
    Xiaoxian Meng
    Department of Dentistry and Behavioral Science, University of Florida College of Dentistry, 1329 SW 16th Street, PO Box 103628, Gainesville, FL 32610 3620, USA
    J Cancer Educ 23:57-62. 2008
    ..Oral cancer continues to have a relatively low survival rate because most tumors are diagnosed at late stages. Nurse practitioners may be optimally positioned for oral cancer prevention and early detection...
  40. ncbi request reprint Estimated impact of competing policy recommendations for age of first dental visit
    Kari Jones
    Division of Public Private Partnerships, National Center for Health Marketing, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, MS K 39, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Pediatrics 115:906-14. 2005
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Influences of adult-onset diabetes on orofacial pain and related health behaviors
    Bridgett Rahim-Williams
    College of Public Health and Health Professions, Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    J Public Health Dent 70:85-92. 2010
    ..This study tested the hypothesis that persons with orofacial pain and comorbid adult-onset diabetes will experience greater functional and emotional impact than persons experiencing orofacial pain without diabetes...
  42. doi request reprint A review of malocclusion among individuals with mental and physical disabilities
    Katherine Winter
    College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    Spec Care Dentist 28:19-26. 2008
    ..Only a deep bite was more frequent in controls compared to the individuals with disabilities...
  43. ncbi request reprint Mental health differences between rural and urban men living with HIV infection in various age groups
    Constance R Uphold
    Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center, North Florida South Georgia Veterans Health System, Research Department, Gainesville, FL 32608 1197, USA
    J Community Health 30:355-75. 2005
    ..Rural men had higher levels of non-AIDS-related stress only when the US Census Bureau's categorization was used, which highlights the importance of carefully selecting and describing methods to categorize rural versus urban residence...
  44. doi request reprint Non-cigarette tobacco use among women and adverse pregnancy outcomes
    Lucinda J England
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30030, USA
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 89:454-64. 2010
    ..We highlight research gaps and provide recommendations for a global research agenda...
  45. ncbi request reprint Oral health surveillance: past, present, and future challenges
    Eugenio D Beltran-Aguilar
    Division of Oral Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, MS F 10, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    J Public Health Dent 63:141-9. 2003
    ..At the state and local level, however, we envision an integrated system of data collection as a constantly evolving process as new techniques are developed in response to new demands...
  46. ncbi request reprint Spit (Smokeless) Tobacco Intervention for High School Athletes: results after 1 year
    Margaret M Walsh
    Room 495, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94143 1361, USA
    Addict Behav 28:1095-113. 2003
    ..To determine the efficacy of a spit tobacco (ST) intervention designed to promote ST cessation and discourage ST initiation among male high school baseball athletes...
  47. ncbi request reprint Florida nurse practitioners' attitudes and practices regarding oral cancer prevention and early detection
    Xiaoxian Meng
    Department of Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Am Acad Nurse Pract 19:668-75. 2007
    ..To examine Florida nurse practitioners' (NPs') attitudes and practices regarding oral cancer prevention and early detection...
  48. ncbi request reprint Perceived oral health status and unmet dental needs among adults in Union County
    Evan B Rosen
    Todays FDA 20:16-9. 2008
    ..A comprehensive dental public approach is needed to improve oral health in that county...
  49. ncbi request reprint Errors in analyzing associations between use of smokeless tobacco and cigarettes
    Scott L Tomar
    Addiction 99:260-2; author reply 262-4. 2004
  50. ncbi request reprint Smokeless tobacco use is a significant predictor of smoking when appropriately modeled
    Scott L Tomar
    Nicotine Tob Res 5:571-3. 2003
  51. ncbi request reprint Smokeless tobacco use: harm reduction or induction approach?
    Dorothy K Hatsukami
    Tobacco Use Research Center, Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Prev Med 38:309-17. 2004
    ..Use of ST as a smoking cessation method or as a means to reduce cigarettes has been proposed. The impact of using ST in these ways is relatively unknown...
  52. doi request reprint Dental care visits among dentate adults with diabetes, United States, 2003
    Mark D Macek
    Department of Health Promotion and Policy, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental School, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Public Health Dent 68:102-10. 2008
    ..This analysis evaluates nationally representative data to test the relation between diabetes status and dental care visits, and to compare diabetes care, foot care, eye care, and dental care visits among dentate adults with diabetes...
  53. ncbi request reprint Building the science base for dental public health
    Scott L Tomar
    J Public Health Dent 62:131. 2002
  54. ncbi request reprint Re: chronic disease mortality in a cohort of smokeless tobacco users
    Jon O Ebbert
    Am J Epidemiol 158:1021; author reply 1021-2. 2003
  55. ncbi request reprint Tobacco concerns
    Scott L Tomar
    J Am Dent Assoc 138:154-6. 2007

Research Grants6

  1. Florida Model for Oral Cancer Control, Phase I
    Scott Tomar; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  2. Reducing Oral Cancer Disparities in Florida
    Scott Tomar; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Effectiveness of the interventions will be measured through population-based surveys and utilization of the hotline and clinics. ..