The Department of Oral Biology has three main focus areas for research: Biomaterials/Bioengineering of Biological Tissues and Replacements; Mineralized Tissue Biology; and Translational and Clinical Research. Faculty across these areas regularly collaborate in innovative ways to make the best use of the talents of individuals in the department.

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  • The osteocyte 

    Bonewald, Lynda F. (Henry Stewart Talks (Firm), 2015-01)
  • Dentin Leakage Pulp Intact Under 15.0 and 5.0 cm of Water Pressure 

    Purk, John Henry, 1952-; Rainwater, David M. (2009-06-04)
    Video clip demonstrating the permeability of dentin with the pulp intact at 15 an 5 cm of pulpal pressure.
  • Permeable Dentin on Cavity Walls 

    Purk, John Henry, 1952-; Carrilho, Marcella; Pashley, David; Donnelly, Adam (2010)
    Video clip showing the permeable nature of dentin and the effect of oxalate on blocking fluid movement through dentin.
  • Class I Occlusal Preparation 

    Purk, John Henry, 1952-; Williams, Derek (2010-07-01)
    Video clip used in the Operative Laboratory to show students the process of creating an Occlusal Amalgam Preparation.
  • Development of a Telemetry Unit for Wireless Monitoring of Bone Strain 

    Moiz, Fahad; Huang, Qian; Leon-Salas, Walter D. (Walter Daniel); Johnson, Mark L. (Mark Louis) (2010-03)
    A telemetry unit designed to monitor strain in bones is presented. This unit allows studying the relationship between bone load and bone mass in scenarios that were not possible with current setup. The current measuring ...
  • Effect of Radius on Load Distribution within Mouse Forearm Structure: Experimental and Numerical Analyses 

    Lu, Yunkai; Thiagarajan, Ganesh, 1963-; Johnson, Mark L. (Mark Louis) (2010-03)
    It has been hypothesized that osteocytes are stimulated by local strain distribution within the bone subjected to mechanical loadings. This collaborative research project between bone biologists and mechanical engineers ...
  • Investigation and Optimization of Silorane-Based Polymer System [abstract] 

    Kilway, Kathleen V., 1963-; Weiler, R. A.; Melander, J. R.; Miller, B. D.; Nalvarte-Kostoryz, Elisabet L. (Elisabet Lourdes), 1958-; Schuman, T. S.; Velez, Mariano; Day, Delbert E.; Bonewald, Lynda F.; Eick, J. David (John David), 1939- (2010-03)
    This research is a collaboration between Department of Oral Biology in the School of Dentistry at UMKC, Department of Chemistry in The College of Arts and Sciences at UMKC, Department of Chemistry at Missouri Science and ...
  • Clearing the hurdles for nanotechnology: In vivo inhalation effects 

    Herndon, B.; Nalvarte-Kostoryz, Elisabet L. (Elisabet Lourdes), 1958-; Molteni, A.; Quinn, T.; Fibuch, Eugene (2010-03)
    INTRODUCTION: Nanoparticles of many types have been created for industrial and medical applications. Among these nanoparticles, single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) are of high interest for their physicochemical properties ...
  • Skeletal Muscle - Bone Crosstalk Regulating Osteocyte Function [abstract] 

    Lara, Nuria; Karabilo, Julia; Hall, Todd; Wacker, Michael J.; Andresen, Jon; Brotto, Marco; Bonewald, Lynda F.; Johnson, Mark L. (Mark Louis) (2010-03)
    Osteocytes are thought to be the primary cell in bone that responds to mechanical loading and the traditional view is that skeletal muscle's role relative to bone is in the application of those loads. We have hypothesized ...
  • UMKC Center of Excellence in the Study of Dental and Musculoskeletal Tissues (CEMT) [abstract] 

    Bonewald, Lynda F. (2010-03)
    Diseases of mineralized tissues such as bone and teeth or of the muscles that control bone movement result in significant health costs in terms of suffering, loss of work and productivity, and even death. There is a ...
  • Flexible Carbon Nanotube-Based Strain Gage Sensors 

    Leon-Salas, Walter D. (Walter Daniel); Johnson, Mark L. (Mark Louis) (2010-03)
    Aging brings about dramatic changes in the skeleton and other organ systems. Major skeletal diseases associated with aging include osteoporosis and attendant fractures (hip, spine and wrist or Collies) and osteoarthritis ...
  • New Insights Revealed by Genetic Studies and the Future of Treating Bone Health Related Issues 

    Johnson, Mark L. (Mark Louis) (2010-03)
    This presentation will examine the major role played by genetic studies in the identification of a fundamental pathway, the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, and it's now appreciated multiple roles in bone cell biology. ...