Dental Informatics and Dental Research   Conference, June 12-13, 2003: Making the Connection
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Conference Attendee - Details

Robert H. Selwitz, DDS, MPH

Senior Dental Epidemiologist

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Institutes of Health

Research Interests:
  • Disease prevention and health promotion
  • Dental caries
  • Dental fluorosis
  • Dental sealants
  • Dental informatics
Current Projects:

Impact and cost of dental sealants in young children.

Development of national database of fluoride levels in foods & beverages and software tool for assessing total fluoride intake in humans.

Selected Publications:

Atkinson JC, Diamond F, Eichmiller F, Selwitz RH, Jones G. Stability of bisphenol A, triethylene-glycol dimethacrylate, and bisphenol A dimethacrylate in whole saliva. Dental Materials 2002;18:128-35.

Drury TF, Horowitz AM, Ismail AI, Maertens MP, Rozier RG, Selwitz RH (listed alphabetically). Diagnosing and reporting early childhood caries for research purposes. A report of a workshop sponsored by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Health Care Financing Administration. J Public Health Dent 1999;59:192-7.

Selwitz RH, Nowjack-Raymer RE, Kingman A, Driscoll WS. Dental caries and dental fluorosis among schoolchildren who were lifelong residents of communities having either low or optimal levels of fluoride in drinking water. J Public Health Dent 1998;58(1):35.

Kingman A, Selwitz RH. Proposed methods for improving the efficiency of the DMFS index in assessing initiation and progression of dental caries. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 1997;25(1):60-8.

Gift HC, Drury TF, Nowjack-Raymer RE, Selwitz RH. The state of the nation's oral health: mid-decade assessment of Healthy People 2000. J Public Health Dent 1996;56(2):84-91.

Brown LJ, Kaste LM, Selwitz RH, Furman LJ. Dental caries and sealant usage in U.S. children, 1988-1991: selected findings from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. J Am Dent Assoc 1996;127:335-43.

Selwitz RH, Winn DM, Kingman A, Zion GR. The prevalence of dental sealants in the US population: findings from NHANES III, 1988-1991.J Dent Res 1996;75(Spec Iss):652-60.

Kaste LM, Selwitz RH, Oldakowski RJ, Brunelle JA, Winn DM, Brown LJ. Coronal caries in the primary and permanent dentition of children and adolescents 1-17 years of age: United States, 1988-1991. J Dent Res 1996;75(Spec Iss):631-41.