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Keith                          Kirkwood

Keith L. Kirkwood 

Department of Oral Biology

Assistant Professor, Clinical Instructor

Specialty/Research Focus

Endodontics; Periodontics

 

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Buffalo (1999)
  • PhD, University of Buffalo, Dentist Scientist Award (1997)
  • Cert, University of Buffalo (1997)
  • DDS, West Virginia University (1991)
  • BA, West Virginia University, Freshman Chemistry Award, Mary Baab Randolph Student Research Fellowship, (1987)
Employment:
  • Research Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Buffalo (2002-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Periodontics And Endodontics, University of Buffalo (2000-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Oral Biology, University of Buffalo (1997-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Periodontics And Endodontics, University of Buffalo (1997–2000)
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Buffalo (1997–1999)
  • Clinical Instructor, Periodontics And Endodontics, University of Buffalo (1995–1997)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Buffalo (1992–1997)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oral Biology, University of Buffalo (1991–1992)
  • Dental Student Summer Research Fellow, Pharmacology and Toxicology, West Virginia University (1990)
  • Dental Student Summer Research Fellow, Pharmacology and Toxicology, West Virginia University (1989)
  • Summer Research Fellow, Pharmacology and Toxicology, West Virginia University (1988)
  • Suimmer Research Fel;low, Pharmacology and Toxicology, West Virginia University (1987)
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Awards and Honors:
  • Young Investigator Award (2002)
  • Osseointegration Foundation Research Grant Award (2000)
  • Student Clinician Award (1990)
  • Quintessence Research Award (1990)
  • Dentist- Scientist Award
  • Mark Diamond Research Award
  • Individual National Research Service Award
  • American Dental Association Student Clinician Program
  • Mary Baab Randolph Student Research Fellowship
  • Freshman Chemistry Award

Research Expertise:
  • Oral Biology: Cytokine gene regulation in bone with identification of novel therapeutics targets and applied nolecular pharmacology targeting signaling mechanisms for therapeutic purposes in inflammatory bone diseases.

Journal Articles:
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Books and Book Chapters:
  • Kirkwood KL, Nisengard RJ, Haake SK, Miyasaki KT. Immunity and Inflammation: Basic Concepts. Carranza's Clinical Periodontology, 10th Edition. 2007.
Abstracts:
  • Kirkwood K, Ciancio SG, Mather M. Clinical evaluation of a smoking deterrent breathspray compared to a placebo spray. J Dent Res. 2002; 81(2328).
  • Kirkwood K, Ciancio SG, Mather M. Clinical evaluation of a smoking deterrent mouthwash. J Dent Res. 2001; 80(1504).
  • Kirkwood KL, Dziak R, Bradford P. Inositol trisphosphate receptor subtype analysis in human osteosarcona cells.. J Dent Res. 1995; 74(318).
  • Kirkwood KL, Wilson ME. IgG antibodies to A. actinomycetemcomitans 16.6 kDa OMP in juvenile periodontitis.. J Dent Res. ; 73(451).

Professional Memberships:
  • American Association of Dental Research; Secretary/Treasurer (2002–2005)
  • American Academy of Periodontology; Subcommittee on Research Submission (2001–present)
  • American Dental Association
  • New York State Dental Association
  • Eight District Dental & Erie County Dental Societies
  • New York State Society of Periodontists
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Association for Bone and Mineral Research
Presentations:
  • "Differential Regulation of MMP-13 by Chemical Modified Tetracyclines in Osteoblasts" 8oth Annual Session of the IADR/31th (2002)
  • "Dental Implications of the 40 Most Commonly Prescribed Medications" Continuing Dental Medicine, University of Buffalo Dental Medicine (2001)
  • "Systemic Medications and Dental Implications" , University of Rochester (2001)
  • "Impact of Herbal Therapies on Dental Practice" Continuing Dental Education, University of Buffalo Dental Medicine (2001)
  • "Expression Profiling of Genes Regulated by Chemically Modified Tetracycline-8 in Murine Osteoblasts Cellsc Cells" Annual Session of the AADR (2001)
  • "The Effects of Titanium-Immobilized bioactive Peptides on Osteoblast Differentiation" Osseointegration Academy Meeting (2001)
  • "Chemically Modified Tetracyclines Inhibit IL-6 Expression in Murine Osteoblasts" 78th Annual Session of the IADR/29th (2000)
  • "Gene regulation by chemically Modifed Tetracylines in Murine Osteoblasts" Gordon Research Conference (1999)
  • "Non-Antimicrobial and Antimicrobial Tetracyclines Inhibit IL-6 Expression in Murine Osteoblasts" New York Academy of Sciences Meeting (1998)
  • "OP-1 Induction of the Inositol Trisphosphate Receptor in Human Osteosarcoma Cells" 75th Annual Session of the AADR/25th (1997)
  • "Inositol Trisphosphate Receptor Subtype Analysis in Human Osteosarcoma Cells" 24th Session of ther AADR (1995)
  • "IgG Antibodies to A.Actinomycetemconitans 16.6 Kda OMP In Juvenile Periodontitis" 72nd Annual Session of the IADR/23th (1994)
  • "Selective Expression of Inositol Trisphosphate Rectptor Gene In Human Osteosarcoma Cells" 22nd Annual Session of the AADR (1993)
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Service Activities:
  • School of Dental Medicine ByLaws Committee (2000)
  • School of Dental Medicine Curriculum Committee (2000)
  • School of Dental Medicine Student Research and Honors Committee (2000)

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Contact Information

University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine 3435 Main Street 250 Squire Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716)829-3845
Email: klkirk@acsu.buffalo.edu


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