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Periodontics and Oral Medicine

Robert A. Bagramian, DDS, PhD

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Professor of Dentistry

Division of Prevention & Geriatrics
Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
1101 N. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078
Recent Publications


1960 - DDS, Dentistry, Temple University, School of Dentistry, PA
1967 - MPH, Epidemiology, University of  North Carolina, School of Public Health, NC
1969 - DrPH, Epidemiology, University of Michigan, School of Public Health, MI

Honors and Awards

John A. Kolmer Honorary Medical Society
Delta Omega
Sigma XI
Omicron Kappa Upsilon
1999 - American Dental Association Award for Outstanding Service to the Public and the Profession
1999 - Michigan Campus Compact Faculty Community Service Learning Award
2000 - International College of Dentists Indian Division Award, New Dehi, India

Academic Appointments and Professional Experience

1960-1962 - Captain, U.S. Army Dental Corps, Ft. Jackson, SC
1962-1963 - Public Health Dentist, Dental Division Columbia, SC
1963-1965 - Dentist, Presbyterian Church Taiwan, Republic of China
1966 - Private Dental Practice, West Chester, PA
1966 - Public Health Dentist, Health Dept, City of Philadelphia, PA
1976-1976 - Visiting Staff, Dental Unit,WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
1983 - Visiting Staff, Alameda Co. Health Dept, Oakland, CA
1981-1987 - Director, Community Dental Center, Ann Arbor, MI
1971-1988 - Professor and Chair, Dept Community Dentistry, Univ. of Michigan, School of Dentistry
1988-199 - Professor and Chair, Dept Prev Health Care, University of Michigan, School of Dentistry
1990 - Visiting Professor, School of Dentistry, University of Berne, Switzerland
1992-1993 - Visiting Professor, Nationoal University, Singapore
1975-Present - Professor, Dentistry and Dental Public Health, University of Michigan
2005-2006 - Acting Chair, Periodontics and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan, School of Dentistry

Research Interests

My research has focused on collaborative efforts with colleagues in the areas of epidemiology related to Quality of Life issues in oral health. Marita Inglehart and I have continued to secure funding in the area of QOL and are presently conducting research in with school children in the Flint area. I have also established relationships with the Institute for Social Research to focus in the area of health disparities which involves faculty and researchers from medicine, pubic health, social work, nursing, sociology and engineering.

Recent Publications

Hong CH, Bagramian RA, Hashim Nainar SM, Straffon LH, Shen L, Hsu CY. High caries prevalence and risk factors among young preschool children in an urban community with water fluoridation. Int J Paediatr Dent. 2013 Feb 4.

Bagramian RA, Taichman RS, McCauley L, Green TG, Inglehart MR. Mentoring of dental and dental hygiene faculty: a case study. J Dent Educ. 2011 Mar;75(3):291-9. PubMed PMID: 21368253.

Weil TN, Bagramian RA, Inglehart MR. Treating patients with autism spectrum disorder--SCDA members' attitudes and behavior. Spec Care Dentist. 2011 Jan-Feb;31(1):8-17.

Avila G, Wang HL, Galindo-Moreno P, Misch CE, Bagramian RA, Rudek I, Benavides E, Moreno-Riestra I, Braun T, Neiva R. The influence of the bucco-palatal distance on sinus augmentation outcomes. J Periodontol. 2010 Jul;81(7):1041-50.

Bagramian RA, Garcia-Godoy F, Volpe AR. The global increase in dental caries. A pending public health crisis. Am J Dent. 2009 Feb;22(1):3-8. Review. PubMed PMID: 19281105.

Ramseier CA, Leiggener I, Lang NP, Bagramian RA, Inglehart MR. Short-term effects of hygiene education for preschool (kindergarten) children: a clinical study. Oral Health Prev Dent. 2007;5(1):19-24. PubMed PMID: 17366757.