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 About Oral BiologyNew Home     August 30, 2014  

Robert Schifferle  PhD, DDS

Department of Periodontics And Endodontics

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Periodontics

Faculty Research Profile

 
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Education and Training:
  • PhD, Oral Biology, SUNY at Buffalo (1992)
  • MS, Oral Biology, Harvard University (1984)
  • Cert, Periodontology, Harvard University (1984)
  • Fellowship, Harvard Medical School (1984)
  • Fellowship, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (1984)
  • DDS, SUNY at Buffalo (1981)
  • MA, Chemistry, SUNY College at Buffalo (1976)
  • BA, Chemistry, SUNY College at Buffalo (1971)
Employment:
  • Clinical Director - Periodontal Disease Research Center, Oral Biology, SUNY at Buffalo (2004-present)
  • Associate Professor of Periodontology and Oral Biology, SUNY at Buffalo (1997-present)
  • Director, Pre-Doctoral Periodontics, SUNY at Buffalo (1994-present)
  • Periodontal Consultant & Periodontist, Veterans Administration Medical Center (1991-present)
  • Clinical Group Director, SUNY at Buffalo (1997-2005)
  • Director, Periodontics And Endodontics, SUNY at Buffalo (1994-1995)
  • Assistant Professor of Periodontology and Oral Biology, SUNY at Buffalo (1988-1998)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontology, Periodontics And Endodontics, SUNY at Buffalo (1984-1989)
  • Research Assistant Professor of Oral Biology, Oral Biology, SUNY at Buffalo (1983-1989)
  • Instructor of Periodontology, Periodontics And Endodontics, SUNY at Buffalo (1983-1985)
  • Research Fellow, Periodontology, Harvard University (1980-1984)
  • Research Fellow, Channing Laboratory, Harvard University (1980-1984)
  • SUNY at Buffalo (1974-1977)
  • Instructor, SUNY College at Buffalo (1973-1975)
  • Bishop Timon High School (1972-1975)
  • Graduate Assistant, SUNY College at Buffalo (1971-1973)
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Awards and Honors:
  • Educator Award of the American Academy of Periodontology (2006)
  • Richard A. Powell Award for Teaching Excellence (2003)
  • First Annual Alan J. Gross Award for Excellence in Teaching (2002)
  • 300 Hours Continuing Dental Education Achievement Certificate (2001)
  • Individual Development Award, United University Professionals (2000)
  • Individual Development Award, United University Professionals (1998)
  • Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology (1996)
  • 100 Hours Continuing Dental Education Achievement Certificate (1996)
  • OKU Dental Honor Fraternity, Buffalo, NY (1995)
  • 50 Hours Continuing Dental Education Achievement Certificate (1994)
  • Member of Graduate Faculty (1993)
  • N.I.H. FIRST Award, SUNY at Buffalo (1991)
  • Baliant Orban Memorial Competition (1985)
  • N.I.H. Physician Scientist Award, SUNY at Buffalo (1984)
  • N.I.H. Training Grant, Harvard University (1981)
  • American College of Dentists Award, SUNY at Buffalo (1981)
  • Senior Dental Student Award, SUNY at Buffalo (1981)
  • William Tucker Dental Scholarship, SUNY at Buffalo (1981)
  • American Institute of Chemists Award, Buffalo State College (1971)
  • New York State Regents Scholarship, Buffalo State College (1967)

Research Expertise:
  • Surface antigens of porphyromonas gingivalis
  • Clinical research-periodontal disease
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • October 2011-October 2012
    Effects of a Mouthwash Containing Chlorine Dioxide on Bacterial Plaque
    BASF Venture Capital America Inc.
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $187,853.00
  • September 2010
    Biomarkers of Periodontal Disease Progression
    NIH
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • January 2010-June 2011
    Screening of Patients in a Dental Setting for Undiagnosed Diabetes Mellitus and Prediabetes
    Delta Dental of Rhode Island
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $188,208.00
  • April 2008-March 2013
    Tannerella forsythia interactions with host cells and other bacteria
    NIH
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,250,000.00
  • March 2008-December 2009
    Effect of Chewing Gum on Gingivitis and Inflammatory Markers
    Wrigley
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $127,860.00
  • December 2007-November 2010
    A comparison of tghe Systemic Exposure of Subgingivally Applied Periocline Gel as an Adjunct to Scaling and Root Planing
    Sunstar
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $88,600.00
  • October 2005-December 2010
    A 9-month 3-arm Multicenter Clinical Trail Operations Center
    Sunstar
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $356,091.00
  • October 2005-December 2010
    A 9-month Clinical Trial of Treatment with Periocline 2 Minocycline for Adjunctive Use to Scaling - Training and Calibration
    Sunstar
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $67,080.00
  • December 1996-November 1997
    Clinical Evaluation of Bleaching Agents.
    Den-Mat Corporation
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $29,000.00
  • October 1995-January 1996
    A dose ranging study to evaluate the local effects of various dosage regimens of beclomethasone dipropionate on recurrent apthous ulcers versus kenalog in orabase
    ALZA Corporation
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • August 1995-July 1997
    P. gingivalis LPS: Serology and function
    USPHS
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $50,000.00
  • April 1991-March 1997
    B gingivalis polysaccharides: structure and function
    USPHS
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $459,571.00
  • December 1984-November 1989
    Bacteroides gingivalis antigens and periodontal disease
    USPHS
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $350,000.00
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Journal Articles:
  • Genco RJ, Schifferle RE, Dunford RG, Falkner KL, Hsu WC, Balukjian J, Schifferle R. Screening for diabetes mellitus in dental practices: a field trial. J Am Dent Assoc. 2014; 145(1).
  • Sahingur SE, Xia XJ, Schifferle RE. Oral Bacterial DNA Differ in Their Ability to Induce Inflammatory Responses in Human Monocytic Cell Lines Journal of Periodontology. 2012.
  • Schifferle R. Periodontal disease and nutrition: separating the evidence from current fads. Periodontol 2000. 2009; 50.
  • Triantafilou M, Gamper FG, Lepper PM, Mouratis MA, Schumann C, Harokopakis E, Schifferle RE, Hajishengallis G, Triantafilou K. Lipopolysaccharides from atherosclerosis-associated bacteria antagonize TLR4, induce formation of TLR2/1/CD36 complexes in lipid rafts and trigger TLR2-induced inflammatory responses in human vascular endothelial cells. Cell Microbiol. 2007; 9(8).
  • Hajishengallis G, Tapping RI, Harokopakis E, Nishiyama S, Ratti P, Schifferle RE, Lyle EA, Triantafilou M, Triantafilou K, Yoshimura F. Differential interactions of fimbriae and lipopolysaccharide from Porphyromonas gingivalis with the Toll-like receptor 2-centred pattern recognition apparatus. Cell Microbiol. 2006; 8(10).
  • Mahanonda R, Pothiraksanon P, Sa-Ard-Iam N, Yamazaki K, Schifferle RE, Hirunpetcharat C, Yongvanichit K, Pichyangkul S. The effects of Porphyromonas gingivalis LPS and Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans LPS on human dendritic cells in vitro, and in a mouse model in vivo. Asian Pac J Allergy Immunol. 2006; 24(4).
  • Al-Kahtani A, Shostad S, Schifferle R, Bhambhani S. In-vitro evaluation of microleakage of an orthograde apical plug of mineral trioxide aggregate in permanent teeth with simulated immature apices. J Endod. 2005; 31(2).
  • Schifferle RE. Nutrition and periodontal disease. Dent Clin North Am. 2005; 49(3).
  • Mahanonda R, Sa-Ard-Iam N, Charatkulangkun O, Promsudthi A, Schifferle RE, Yongvanichit K, Pichyangkul S. Monocyte activation by Porphyromonas gingivalis LPS in aggressive periodontitis with the use of whole-blood cultures. J Dent Res. 2004; 83(7).
  • Martin M, Schifferle RE, Cuesta N, Vogel SN, Katz J, Michalek SM. Role of the phosphatidylinositol 3 kinase-Akt pathway in the regulation of IL-10 and IL-12 by Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide. J Immunol. 2003; 171(2).
  • Hajishengallis G, Martin M, Schifferle RE, Genco RJ. Counteracting Interactions Between Lipolysaccharide Molecules with Differential Activation of Toll-Like Receptors Infection and Immunity. 2002; 70.
  • Hajishengallis H, Martin M, Sojar H, Sharma A, Schifferle R, DeNardin E, Russell MW, Genco RJ. Dependence of Bacterial Protein Adhesion on Toll-Like Receptors for Proinflammatory Cytokine Induction Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2002; 9.
  • Sims, TJ, Lenmark A, Mancl LA, Schifferle RE, Page, RC, Persson, RG. Serum IgG to heat shock proteins and Porphyromonas gingivalis antigens in diabetic patients with periodontitis. J Clin Periodontol. 2002; 29.
  • Sims TJ, Schifferle RE, Ali RW, Skaug N, Page RC. Immunoglobulin G response of periodontitis patients to Porphyromonas gingivalis capsular carbohydrate and lipopolysaccharide antigens. Oral Microbiol Immunol. 2001; 16(4).
  • Califano JV, Schifferle RE, Gunsolley JC, Best AM, Schenkein HA, Tew JG. Antibody reactive with Porphyromonas gingivalis serotypes K1-6 in adult and generalized early-onset periodontitis. J Periodontol. 1999; 70(7).
  • Choi J-I, Yoshimura F, Schifferle RE, Okuda K. IgG subclass-dependent recognition of Prophyromonas gingivalis antigens in the early-onset periodontitis. J Korean Acad Periodontol.. 1999; 29.
  • Preshaw PM, Schifferle RE, Walters JD. Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide delays human polymorphonuclear leukocyte apoptosis in vitro. J Periodontal Res. 1999; 34(4).
  • Choi JI, Schifferle RE, Yoshimura F, Kim BW. Capsular polysaccharide-fimbrial protein conjugate vaccine protects against Porphyromonas gingivalis infection in SCID mice reconstituted with human peripheral blood lymphocytes. Infect Immun. 1998; 66(1).
  • Machtei EE, Hausmann E, Schmidt M, Grossi S, Dunford R, Schifferle RE, Munoz K, Davies G, Chandler J, Genco RJ. Radiographic and Clinical Response to Periodontal Therapy J Periodontol. 1998; 69.
  • Schifferle RE, Promsudthi, A, Elvebak, L, Wrona, CT, Beanan JM. Isolation and characterization of K5 polysaccharide antigen of porphyromonas gingivalis strain E20-1 Int J Oral Biol. 1998; 23.
  • Grossi S, Zambon JJ, Machtei EE, Schifferle R, Andreana S, Genco RJ, Cummins D, Harrap G. Effects of Smoking on Healing After Mechanical Periodontal Therapy. J Am Dent Assoc. 1997; 128(5).
  • Shibly O, Schifferle RE, Ciancio SG, Tarakji M, Mather ML. A clinical comparison of two electric toothbrush designs. J Clin Periodontol. 1997; 24(4).
  • Pecora G, Andreana S, Covani U, De Leonardis D, Schifferle RE. New Directions in Surgical Endodontics: Immediate Implantation into an Extraction Socket J Endod. 1996; 22(3).
  • Schifferle RE. Maintenance of periodontal attachment with non-surgical periodontal therapy: A case report Periodontal Insights. 1996; 3.
  • Schifferle RE, Shostad SA, Bayers-Thering MT, Dyer DW, Neiders M. Effect of protoporphyrin IX limitation on porphyromonas gingivalis. J Endo. 1996; 22(7).
  • Genco CA, Schifferle RE, Njoroge T, Forng RY, Cutler CW. Resistance of a Tn4351-generated polysaccharide mutant of Porphyromonas gingivalis to polymorphonuclear leukocyte killing. Infect Immun. 1995; 63(2).
  • Schifferle RE. Activation of serum complement by polysaccharide-containing antigens of Porphyromonas gingivalis J. Periodont. Res. 1993; 28.
  • Schifferle RE, Chen PB, Davern LB, Aguirre A, Genco RJ, Levine MJ,. Modification of experimental Porphyromonas gingivalis murine infection by immunization with a polysaccharide-protein conjugate. Oral Microbiol Immunol. 1993; 8(5).
  • Wilson ME, Schifferle RE. Evidence that the serotype b antigenic determinant of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans Y4 resides in the polysaccharide moiety of lipopolysaccharide. Infect Immun. 1991; 59(4).
  • Chen PB, Davern LB, Schifferle R, Zambon JJ. Protective immunization against experimental Bacteroides (Porphyromonas) gingivalis infection Infect Immun. 1990; 58(10).
  • Schifferle RE, Reddy MS, Zambon JJ, Genco RJ, Levine MJ. Purification and immunochemical characterization of a polysaccharide antigen from Bacteroides gingivalis strain A7A1-28 J Immunol. 1989; 143.
  • Schifferle RE, Jennings HJ, Wessels MR, Katzenellenbogen E, Roy R, Kasper DL. Immunochemical characterization of the types la and Ib group B streptococcal polysaccharides J Immunol. 1985; 135.
  • Merrick J, Schifferle RE, Zadarlik, K, Kano, K, Milgrom, F. Isolation and partial purification of the heterophile antigen of infectious mononucleosis from bovine erythrocytes. J Supramol Struct. 1977; 6.
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Abstracts:
  • Park Y, Parthasarthy K, Margarone III J, Schifferle R, Perinpanayagam H, Dziak R. Effects of EMD on Cytokine Production by Human PDL Fibroblasts. J Dent Res. 2007.
  • Hajishengallis, G, Sojar H, Sharma A, Martin, M, Schifferle R, DeNardin E, Genco RJ. Host Regulatory Interactions Between P. gingivalis Fimbriae and LPS. IADR Meeting in Chiba, Japan. J Dent Res. 2001.
  • Sims TJ, Lernmark LA, Mancl RE, Schifferle RE, Page RC, Persson RG. Serum autoantibody titers predict treatment outcome in IDDM periodontitis. J Dent Res. 2001; 80.
  • Schifferle RE, Beanan JM. Purification of a new polysaccharide serotype from Porphyromonas gingivalis.. J Dent Res. 2000; 79.
  • Sims TJ, Schifferle RE, Ali N, Skaug N, Page RC. IgG response to lipopolysaccharide and capsular antigens of Porphyromonas gingivalis in periodontitits.. J Dent Res. 2000; 79(speci).
  • Schifferle RE, Beanan JM. O-antigenic serotypes of P. gingivalis LPS.. J Dent Res. 1999; 78(speci).
  • Sims T, Schifferle RE, Ali RW, Skaug N, Page RC. Serum IgG reactivity of periodontitis patients to K antigens of Porphyromonsa gingivalis.. J Dent Res. 1999; 78(speci).
  • Preshaw PM, Schifferle RE, Walters JD. Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide delays apoptosis in vitro.. J Dent Res. 1999; 78(speci).
  • Califano JV, Schifferle RE, Gunsolley JC, Schenkein HA, Tew JG. Antibody reactive with Porphyromonsa gingivalis Serotypes K1-6 in adult and generalized early onset periodontitis.. J Dent Res. 1998; 77(speci).
  • Schifferle RE, Beanan JM, Leigh DF. Complement activation by Porphyromonas gingivalis polysaccharide and LPS.. J Dent Res. 1998; 77(speci).
  • Schifferle RE, Wieczkowski G, Ciancio SG, Andreana S, Mather M, Ho A. Clinical Evaluation of Whitening Toothpastes. J Dent Res. 1998; 77.
  • Shibly O, Ciancio SG, Schifferle RE, Tarakji M, Mather ML, Bessinger MA. Clinical comparison between two electric toothbrush designs.. J Periodontol. 1997; 68.
  • Choi J-I, Yoshimura F, Schifferle RE, O‘Kuda K. IgG subclass-dependent recognition of P. gingivalis antigens in early-onset periodontitis.. J Dent Res. 1997; 76(speci).
  • Schifferle RE, Leigh DF, Beanan JM. Purification of P. gingivalis polysaccharide and LPS.. J Dent Res. 1997; 76(speci).
  • Schifferle RE. O-Antigenic serotypes of P. gingivalis LPS. J Dent Res. 1996; 75.
  • Ciancio SG, Mather M, Bessinger M, Bush P, Schifferle RE. Pressure and motion requirements of a powered toothbrush. J Dent Res. 1996; 75(1416).
  • Schifferle RE, Promsudthi A, Wrona CT. Isolation of polysaccharide and lipopolysaccharide from P. gingivalis strains A7436 and E20-1.. J Dent Res. 1995; 74.
  • Grossi S, Zambon JJ, Machtei E, Schifferle RE, Andreana S, Cummins D, Harrap G, Genco RJ. Effect of Smoking on Healing After Mechanical Periodontal Treatment. J Dent Res. 1995; 74.
  • Schifferle RE, Wrona CT. Differential extraction of polysaccharide-containing antigens from P. gingivalis. J Dent Res. 1994; 73.
  • Nisengard R, Mikulski L, McDuffie D, McHenry K, Schifferle RE, Zambon JJ. Ligature-induced periodontitis following immunization with a B. macacae capsular function. J Dent Res. 1994; 73(2625).
  • Njoroge T, Cutler CW, Schifferle RE, Lassiter MO, Genco CA. Resistance of a Tn4351 capsule mutant of Porphyromonas gingivalis to PMN killing. J Dent Res. 1994; 73.
  • Schifferle RE, Wilson M, Levine MJ, Genco RJ. Serum complement activation by polysaccharide-containing Porphyromonas gingivalis antigens.. J Dent Res. 1993; 72.
  • Schifferle RE, Aguirre A, Genco RJ, Levine MJ. Polysaccharide-protein conjugate modifies experimental P. gingivalis murine infection.. J Dent Res. 1992; 71.
  • Schifferle RE, Chen PB, Davern LB, Aguirre A, Genco RJ. Immunogenicity of Polysaccharide from Bacteroides gingivalis. J Dent Res. 1990; 69.
  • Schifferle RE, Reddy MS, Levine MJ, Genco RJ. Immunochemical characterization of Bacteroides gingivalis polysaccharide.. J Dent Res. 1989; 68.
  • Reynolds HS, Van Winkelhoff AJ, Schifferle RE, Chen PB, Zambon JJ. Relationship of encapsulation of Bacteroides gingivalis to invasiveness. J Dent Res. 1989; 68(1171).
  • Schifferle RE, Levine MJ, Zambon JJ, Genco RJ. Characterization of polysaccharide antigens from Bacteroides gingivalis.. J Dent Res. 1988; 67(1019).
  • Schifferle R, Reddy MS, Scannapieco FA, Levine MJ, Zambon JJ, Genco RJ. Isolation of Bacteroides gingivalis polysaccharide.. J Dent Res. 1987; 66.
  • Schifferle RE. Immunochemical studies of a capsular polysaccharide. J Periodontol. 1986; 57.
  • Schifferle RE, Millar SJ, Levine MJ, Zambon JJ, Genco RJ. Isolation of a high-molecular weight component of Bacteroides gingivalis.. J Dent Res. 1986; 65.
  • Chen P, Dickenson DP, Millar RE, Schifferle RE, Levine MJ. Characterization of Bacteroides gingivalis antigens using monoclonal antibodies.. J Dent Res. 1986; 65.
  • Umemoto T, Bonta Y, Schifferle RE, Zambon JJ, Genco RJ. Variation in Colony Morphology Correlates with Firmbriation in A. actinomycetemcomitans. J Dent Res. 1986; 35(314).
  • Schifferle RE, Zambon JJ, Yoshimura F, Genco RJ. Immunological Response to Fimbriae From Bacteroides gingivalis. J Dent Res. 1985; 64(201).
  • Zambon JJ, Schifferle RE, Reynolds HS, Genco RJ. Serological Studies of Oral Bacteroides intermedius. J Dent Res. 1985; 64(534).
  • Schifferle RE, Bahl V, Tabak LA, Levine MJ. Crossed immunoelectrophoresis of human parotid and submandibular-sublingual saliva.. J Dent Res. 1981; 60.
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Books and Book Chapters:
  • Schifferle RE, Mealy BL, Rose LF. Medical and Dental History. Periodontics: Medicine, Sugery and Implants. 2004.
  • Schifferle R. Bacterial polysaccharides as microbial virulence factors. Molecular pathogenesis of periodontal disease. 1994.
Professional Memberships:
  • American Dental Education Association (1999)
  • American Society for Microbiology (1985-2002)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (1982-2002)
  • International Association for Dental Research (1981)
  • American Association for Dental Research (1981)
  • American Academy of Periodontology (1981)
  • American Dental Association (1978)
Presentations:
  • Periodontal Therapy: An Update, Erie County Medical Center (2013)
  • Relationship Between Periodontal Disease and Systemic Health, Chinese Stomatological Association (2012)
  • Managing the Periodontal Patient...Tales & Tidbits, University at Buffalo - CE (2010)
  • Screening of Patients in a Dental Setting for Undiagnosed Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes: A Groundbreaking Study, Delta Dental of Rhode Island Study Initiation, Delta Dental of Rhode Island (2010)
  • Periodontal Update - 3 hr, C.E. SUNY at Buffalo (2009)
  • Contemporary Periodontics, Three-hour lecture, SUNY at Buffalo, SUNY at Buffalo (2002)
  • Redefining Periodontal Disease Management, One hour lecture, SUNY at Buffalo, SUNY at Buffalo (2000)
  • Controlled Release Devices in Collagenolytic Enzyme Suppression, Erie Community College Dental Hygiene Program (1999)
  • Periodontal Disease and Antimicrobials, Erie Community College Dental Hygiene Program (1999)
  • Advances in Dental Hygiene, Three-hour lecture, SUNY at Buffalo, SUNY at Buffalo (1999)
  • Periodontal Therapy Overview, 9th Annual I.L. Kerr memorial Lecture (1998)
  • Dental Pharmacology and Actisite Fiber Therapy, Erie Community College Dental Hygiene Program (1998)
  • Advanced Program in Dental Hygiene, Three-hour lecture, SUNY at Buffalo, SUNY at Buffalo (1998)
  • A Concise Review of Current Periodontal Therapy, Course Director, 1.5 hour lecture, SUNY at Buffalo, SUNY at Buffalo (1997)
  • Advances in Dental Hygiene, Three hour lecture, SUNY at Buffalo, SUNY at Buffalo (1997)
  • Dental Pharmacology and Actisite Fiber Therapy, Erie Community College Dental Hygiene Program (1997)
  • Current Concepts in Periodontal Therapy, 5 hour of lecture and 3-hour of clinical instruction for Italian dental hygienists, SUNY at Buffalo, SUNY at Buffalo (1996)
  • Bacterial Aspects of Periodontal Diseases, Annual Symposium for Dental Hygienists (1996)
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Service Activities:
  • School of Dental Medicine Student Progress and Promotions Committee; Chair (2007)
  • School of Dental Medicine Curriculum Committee; Member (2003-2008)
  • School of Dental Medicine Postgraduate Admissions Committee, Periodontics And Endodontics; Member (1995)
  • School of Dental Medicine Student Progress and Promotions Committee; Member (1993)
  • School of Dental Medicine Infection Control/Biohazard Committee; Member (1991-2005)
  • School of Dental Medicine Student Research and Honors Committee; Member (1990-2001)

  • Operatory committee - School of Dental Medicene; Member (2013)
  • Bur Committee - School of Dental Medicine; Member (2013)
  • Election Oversight Committee, American Academy of Periodontology; Member (2012)
  • Research Submissions Committee, American Academy of Periodontology; Member (2012)
  • Editorial Liason Committee, American Academy of Periodontology; Member (2011-2012)
  • Trustee, American Academy of Periodontology; Board of Trustees Member (2010)
  • Immunological Investigations; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2009-2009)
  • Journal of Periodontology; Peer Reviewer (2008)
  • Alzheimer's & Dementia; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2007-2008)
  • Journal of the American Medical Society; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2006-2007)
  • Journal of Clinical Periodontology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2006-2007)
  • Journal of the American Geriatrics Society; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2006-2007)
  • Journal of Clinical Periodontology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2004-2005)
  • American Dental Association, Council on Scientific Affairs; Consultant (2000)
  • OKU Dental Honor Fraternity, Lambda Lambda Chapter; President (2000-2001)
  • Journal of Dental Research; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2000-2000)
  • OKU Dental Honor Fraternity, Lambda Lambda Chapter; President Elect; President (1999-2000)
  • New York State Dental Journal; Editorial Board Member (1998)
  • Oral Health Letter; Reviewer (1998-1999)
  • Journal of Dental Research; Ad Hoc Reviewer (1997-1997)
  • International Association for Dental Research; IADR abstracts for Annual Meeting; Reviewer (1996-1996)
  • International Journal of Oral Biology; Reviewer (1996-2004)
  • Actisite Fiber Therapy - VAMC; Guest Lecturer (1995-1995)
  • OKU Dental Honor Fraternity; Elected member, Buffalo, NY; Member (1995)
  • Annual Symposium for Dental Hygienists; Guest Lecturer (1995-1995)
  • Periodontal Insights - Consultant; Editor (1995-1999)
  • Biological Therapies in Dentistry - Consultant; Editor (1995-1999)
  • American Academy of Periodontology - Position Paper; Treatment of gingivitis and periodontitis; Reviewer (1995-1995)
  • Diagnosis of Periodontal Diseases -VAMC; Guest Lecturer (1994-1994)
  • Young Scholars Program in Oral Biology for High School Students; Mentor for Roberta Burns from Nardin Academy; Other (1994-1994)
  • Journal of Periodontology; Editorial Board Member (1994-2007)
  • Guidor Periodontal Therapy; Western New York Society of Periodontists, Orchard Park, NY; Guest Lecturer (1994-1994)
  • Diagnosis of Periodontal Diseases - Annual Symposium for Dental Hygienists; Guest Lecturer (1994-1994)
  • Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry; Ad Hoc Reviewer (1994-1994)
  • Western New York Society of Periodontists; President (1993-1995)
  • Bacterial polysaccharides as microbial virulence factors - Molecular Basis for Pathogenesis and Molecular Targeting in Periodontal Diseases Symposium; Guest Lecturer (1993-1993)
  • Journal of Periodontology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (1992-1993)
  • American Academy of Periodontology - position papers; Reviewer (1992-1995)
  • Western New York Society of Periodontists; Secretary (1991-1993)
  • Dental Health Education Presentation; Presentation to Lindbergh Elementary School, Kenmore, NY; Volunteer (1990-1990)
  • Bacterial polysaccharides of Bacteroides gingivalis - ADA; 25th Annual Dental Students Conference on Research; Guest Lecturer (1989-1989)
  • Biochimica et Biophysica Acta; Ad Hoc Reviewer (1988-1993)
  • Treatment of medically compromised patients - AGD; Western New York section; Guest Lecturer (1986-1986)
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Email: res@buffalo.edu


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Schifferle, Robert M.A., D.D.S., M.M.Sc., Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics and Endodontics; Associate Professor, Department of Oral Biology

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318 Foster Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716)829-2013
res@buffalo.edu

Research Profile

Bacterial polysaccharides and lipopolysaccharides of Porphyromonas gingivalis. Bacterial virulence may be enhanced by the presence of a polysaccharide capsule or by lipopolysaccharide. The polysaccharide capsules often act to inhibit phagocytosis, allowing for evasion of host defense mechanisms. Our laboratory is engaged in the study of polysaccharide and lipopolysaccharide of P. gingivalis. Polysaccharide and lipoplysaccharide are released from the bacterial cell surface and purified by a variety of techniques. The purified components are then characterized chemically and immunologically. The ability of these components to function as immunogens and as activators of the serum complement system is under investigation. Current investigations are also evaluating the association to periodontal disease and the capsular polysaccharide serotype.