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Periodontics and Oral Medicine

Robert M. Eber, DDS, MS


Division of Periodontics
Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
1101 N. University Ave Rm G306
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078
Recent Publications

Research Interests

My research interests include clinical evaluation of periodontal therapies, which currently involves collaboration with Dr. Laurie McCauley on a project to assess the effects of parathyroid hormone on regeneration of intrabony periodontal pockets in humans. In the past several years I have also collaborated with Dr. Marita Inglehart and dental students  to develop research projects to study the effects of anxiety and depression on healing and perception of pain after periodontal surgery; and patterns of antibiotic usage and antimicrobial testing by general dentists and periodontists for treatment of periodontal disease. Other past collaborations have included clinical trials of a sonic toothbrush, locally delivered antimicrobials, bone grafting materials, and the effects of periodontal treatment on glycemic control in Type II diabetics (NIDCR study with PI, Dr. George Taylor).

Recent Publications

Chan HL, Giannobile WV, Eber RM, Simmer JP, Hu JC. Characterization of periodontal structures of enamelin-null mice. J Periodontol. 2014 Jan;85(1):195-203.

Bashutski JD, Eber RM, Kinney JS, Benavides E, Maitra S, Braun TM, Giannobile WV, McCauley LK. The impact of vitamin D status on periodontal surgery outcomes. J Dent Res. 2011 Aug;90(8):1007-12.

Bashutski JD, Eber RE, Kinney JS, Benavides E, Maitra S, Braun T, Giannobile WV, McCauley LK. Teriparatide and Osseous Regeneration in the Oral Cavity. N Engl J Med 2010. E-published Oct 16 2010. PubMed PMID: 20950166.

Kloostra PW, Eber RM, Inglehart MR. Anxiety, stress, depression, and patients' responses to periodontal treatment: periodontists' knowledge and professional behavior. J Periodontol. 2007 Jan;78(1):64-71. PubMed PMID: 17199541.

Kloostra PW, Eber RM, Wang HL, Inglehart MR. Surgical versus non-surgical periodontal treatment: psychosocial factors and treatment outcomes. J Periodontol. 2006 Jul;77(7):1253-60. PubMed PMID: 16805690.

Perez LA, Brooks SL, Wang HL, Eber RM. Comparison of linear tomography and direct ridge mapping for the determination of edentulous ridge dimensions in human cadavers. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2005 Jun;99(6):748-54. PubMed PMID: 15897863.

Kimble KM, Eber RM, Soehren S, Shyr Y, Wang HL. Treatment of gingival recession using a collagen membrane with or without the use of demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft for space maintenance. J Periodontol. 2004 Feb;75(2):210-20. PubMed PMID: 15068108.

Oringer RJ, Al-Shammari KF, Aldredge WA, Iacono VJ, Eber RM, Wang HL, Berwald B, Nejat R, Giannobile WV. Effect of locally delivered minocycline microspheres on markers of bone resorption. J Periodontol. 2002 Aug;73(8):835-42. PubMed PMID: 12211491.

Henke CJ, Villa KF, Aichelmann-Reidy ME, Armitage GC, Eber RM, Genco RJ, Killoy WJ, Miller DP, Page RC, Polson AM, Ryder MI, Silva SJ, Somerman MJ, Van Dyke TE, Wolff LF, Evans CJ, Finkelman RD. An economic evaluation of a chlorhexidine chip for treating chronic periodontitis: the CHIP (chlorhexidine in periodontitis) study. J Am Dent Assoc. 2001 Nov;132(11):1557-69. Erratum in: J Am Dent Assoc 2001 Dec;132(12):1658. PubMed PMID: 11806071.

Al-Shammari KF, Giannobile WV, Aldredge WA, Iacono VJ, Eber RM, Wang HL, Oringer RJ. Effect of non-surgical periodontal therapy on C-telopeptide pyridinoline cross-links (ICTP) and interleukin-1 levels. J Periodontol. 2001 Aug;72(8):1045-51. PubMed PMID: 11525436.

Ong MM, Eber RM, Korsnes MI, MacNeil RL, Glickman GN, Shyr Y, Wang HL. Evaluation of a bioactive glass alloplast in treating periodontal intrabony defects. J Periodontol. 1998 Dec;69(12):1346-54. PubMed PMID: 9926764.