College of Dental Medicine Student Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

 

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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Thesis: Comparison Of Mechanical And Optical Properties Between Three Different CAD/CAM Materials, Aasem Mutlaq Alhenaki

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Thesis: Gene expression profiles of cytokines during osteogenic differentiation of human gingiva derived mesenchymal stem cells, Reem Almashat

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Thesis: Ex Vivo Effects of an Orthodontic-Specific Bleaching System on Tooth Color and Existing Bracket Bonding, Kirk James Bean

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Thesis: Evaluation of frictional forces between brackets of different types at various angulations and an arch wire: With and without pulsating vibration, Benjamin M. Christman

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Thesis: Adjunctive appliance wear and gender affect patients' oral health-related quality of life during the late stage of orthodontic treatment in adolescents, Monica Dinh

Thesis: Microtensile bond strength of composite resin to sound dentin following application of chemical collagen crosslinkers, Kenya Dutra

Thesis: Evaluation of the current use of colored compomers for posterior restorations in primary dentition, Francis Fragela

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Thesis: Comparison of the effectiveness of mechanical and chemical procedures to decontaminate titanium disks and to promote osteoblast attachment, Flavia Goncalves

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Thesis: Parental Knowledge & Experience Regarding Their Children's Dental Insurance Following Enactment of the Affordable Care Act, Bianca Hillers

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Thesis: Effect of 35% sodium ascorbate on microtensile bond strength of composite resin immediately after bleaching, Eman Ismail

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Thesis: Comparing the efficacy of laser fluorescence and explorer examination in detecting subgingival calculus in vivo., Mark McCawley

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Thesis: Dentists' knowledge, skills, and application of behavior guidance techniques on adults with dental fear and anxiety, Sarah Moriarty

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Thesis: Current Clinical and Curricula experiences of Postgraduate Pediatric Dentistry Programs on non-IV conscious sedation in the United States, Aline Morin

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Thesis: Effects of sodium hypochlorite on enamel composition, Sonni Pellillo

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Thesis: Assessing orthodontic-bracket impacts on lip profile at bonding and debonding stages, Martin Trockel

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Thesis: Effect of surface preparation on the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets bonded to zirconia : an in-vitro study, Nathaniel Wieder

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Thesis: Microtensile bond strength of resin-dentin bonds following application of a chemical collagen cross-linker using different dentin bonding systems, Bassam Naoraldean Zidane

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Thesis: Effect of resin cement, aging process and root level on the bond strength of the resin-fiber posts, Khalid Almuhim

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Thesis: Evaluation of the effect of enamel deproteinization on shear bond strength of orthodontic adhesives and resulting white spot lesion formation, Kelly Chioffe

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Thesis: Effect of CAD/CAM processing on esthetic characteristics of porcelain veneers, Eduardo Cortes-Contreras

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Thesis: Human gingival mesenchymal stem cells and self-assembling peptide PuraMatrix(TM) scaffold for bone formation, Don Do

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Thesis: Influence of immediate dentin sealing on the bond strength of indirect bonded restorations, Alexander Duque

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Childcare center directors' oral health literacy and attitudes towards pediatric oral health, Ajay Joshi

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Thesis: Cephalometric regional superimpositions -- digital vs. analog accuracy and precision : 1. the maxilla, Glenn Krieger

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Thesis: BMP2 induced osteogenic differentiation of human umbilical cord stem cells in a peptide-based hydrogel scaffold, Shruthi Lakshmana

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Thesis: Cephalometric regional superimpositions -- digital vs. analog accuracy and precision: 2. the mandible, Kevin McCaffrey

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Thesis: In vitro comparison of microabrasion, CPP-ACP, CPP-ACFP and combination therapies on the remineralization of white spot lesions, Tetyana Parsons

Thesis: Comparison of leakage among different screw-access sealing materials for temporary implant-supported screw-retained crowns, Katherine Roman

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Thesis: Cephalometric regional superimpositions -- digital vs. analog accuracy and precision : 3. the cranial base, Douglas Shaw

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Thesis: In vitro comparison of force decay between three orthodontic sliding retraction methods, Pamela Steiger

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Width of maxillary lateral incisors and its role in the perception of esthetics amongst patients and clinicians, Chad Allred

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Influence of polishing systems on the surface roughness of different direct resin composites, Mai Almarzouki

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Comparison of the accuracy of fit of CAD/CAM crowns using three different data acquisition methods, Hossam Jokhadar

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Healos® versus Regenaform® in guided bone regeneration : a case series with histology and computed tomography, Brock Lorenz

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Shear bond strength of metallic brackets using a 6 and 12 second curing time with high power monowave and polywave LED units, Shannon McCarthy

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Effect of the buccolingual inclination of teeth on the projected mesiodistal angulation observed in panoramic radiographs, Derek Steele

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Assessment of the role that second molars play in bite-opening during orthodontic treatment in adolescents : a retrospective, cephalometric study, Christopher Trockel

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Comparison between Opal®Seal and L.E.D. Pro Seal® in resistance to wear and effectiveness against enamel demineralization : an in vitro study, Hayley Woolfson

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Comparison of marginal adaptation and retention of CAD-CAM all-ceramic crowns with different preparations : occluso-gingival height and total occlusal convergence, Mohammad Zaman

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Thesis: Fluoride release, recharge, and re-release from four orthodontic bonding systems, Amy Bouvier

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Comparison of occlusal characteristics among subjects with temporomandibular disorders and asymptomatic controls, Caroline Ceneviz

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Changes in labial and lingual alveolar bone thickness of mandibular incisors pre- and post- non-extraction orthodontic treatment - a cone beam study, Ivette Coro

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Investigation of diode laser debonding of ceramic orthodontic brackets, Pavel Ivanov

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Variables affecting treatment outcomes in a 30-month post-graduate orthodontic residency, Michelle Palmer

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Effect of low level Ga-Al-As laser irradiation on osteogenic regulation of human osteoblastic cell line - CRL 1427, Daniel Rudd

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Thesis: Evaluation of critical parameters of low level laser irradiation on human osteoblast cell proliferation and differentiation, Samuel Dean Waddoups

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

Thesis: Comparison of methods to remove fit-disclosing residue on the retention of cast ceramo-metal crowns, Ada Brincefield

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Effect of thread design of orthodontic miniscrew implants on stress generation using photoelastic analysis, Dana Busciglio

Thesis: Investigation of the effects of oral pathogens, antibiotics, and disinfectants on regenerative endodontic treatment, Margaret Cielecki

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Alterations in cortisol concentration as a response to laser auricular acupuncture : a randomized controlled trial, Marissa Cooper

Thesis: Clinical outcomes and practitioner's opinions on regenerative procedures in endodontics, Mark Limosani

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: In vitro comparison of shear bond strength and remaining adhesive using a new commercial self-etching primer, 35% and 20% prosphoric acid multi-step system, Jennifer Mazzarella

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Antibacterial activity and shear bond strength of a composite resin containing selenium in vitro, James Nguyen

Thesis: Investigation of new regenerative endodontic therapies utilizing in vitro and non-human primate models, Richard Raymond

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Evaluation of male and female profile esthetics as a function of anteroposterior lip position, Ryan Richard

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Long-term effect of nasoalveolar molding on midface growth and nasolabial esthetics in complete unilateral cleft lip and palate patients, Lindsay Ringdahl

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Thesis: Effects of synthetic cortical bone thickness and force vector application on temporary anchorage device pull-out strength as related to clinical perspectives of practicing orthodontists, Ira Rothstein

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

Thesis: Analysis of intermolar, intercuspid ratios and facial heights in different malocclusions, Prathima Adusumilli

Thesis: Comparison in shear bond strengths between a light-cure and chemical-cure adhesive when used with a dual-cure self-etching primer, David Bonebreak

Thesis: Creation of de novo dental pulp using scaffolds and growth factors, Douglas Herrera

Thesis: Regulation of dental pulp stem cell migration and regenerative endodontics, Cameron Howard

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

Thesis: Survey of tobacco control among Florida dentists : a randomized trial of electronic versus paper : impact on completeness, response rate, and choice, Claudia Succar

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

Thesis: Diode laser debonding of ceramic brackets, Paul Feldon

Thesis: Evaluation of tissue engineering scaffolds for regenerative endodontic treatment, Matthew Gebhardt

Thesis: Comparison of human and bovine teeth for enamel adhesion testing, Kory McHenry

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

Thesis: Investigation of periodontal stem cell attachment to dentin and dental pulp stem cell migration, Mohammed Elseed

Thesis: Research to develop stem cell and tissue engineering therapies for endodontic treatment, Eric Gotlieb

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

Thesis: Creation of improved endodontic materials and the development of new biocompatibility standards to screen endodontic materials, Andrew Rigberg