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Margaret A. Certo 

Department of Pediatric And Community Dentistry

Clinical Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Community Dentistry; Pediatric Dentistry; Pediatric Dentistry Certificate

 

Education and Training:
  • Cert, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (1991)
  • DDS, Dentistry, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (1989)
  • BS, Biology, Allegheny College (1985)
Employment:
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatric And Community Dentistry, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (2007-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric And Community Dentistry, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (1992–2006)
  • Pediatric Dental Fellow, Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1991–1992)
  • Pediatric Dental Resident, Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1989–1991)
Awards and Honors:
  • American Society of Dentistry for Children Award (1989)


Journal Articles:
  • Foster TA, Perinpanayagam H, Pfaffenbach A, Certo MA. Recurrence of Early Childhood Caries after Comprehensive Treatment with General Anesthesia and Follow-up. Journal of Dentistry for Children. 2006; 73(3).
  • Certo MA, Bernat JE. Parents in the Operatory. Journal of the Alabama Dental Association. 1995; 79.
  • Certo MA, Bernat JE. Parents in the operatory. N Y State Dent J. 1995; 61(2).
Abstracts:
  • Preece A, Certo MA, Bernat JE. Alcohol and drug use by two successive freshman dental classes. Pediatr Dent. 2010.
  • Basler R, Certo MA. Alcohol and drug use by dental students: A follow-up study. Pediatr Dent. 2009.
  • Greenich K, Certo MA. Infant oral health education experience of pediatric medical residents. Pediatr Dent. 2009.
  • Halter D, Bernat JE, Certo MA. Effectiveness of dental school instruction on practice patterns. Pediatr Dent. 2008.
  • Iannessa C, Perinpanayagam MK, Certo MA, Bernat JE. Practice differences between dentists who participated in a pediatric dental minor in school. Pediatr Dent. 2007.
  • Radwan Y, Perinpanayagam MK, Bernat JE, Certo MA. Comparison of posterior restorations in primary dentition by general and pediatric dentists in Western New York. Pediatr Dent. 2007.
  • Radwan Y, Perinpanayagam MK, Bernat JE, Certo MA. Comparison of Posterior Restorations in Primary Dentition by General and Pediatric Dentists in Western New York. J Dent Educ. 2007; 71(1).
  • Iannessa C, Perinpanayagam MK, Certo MA, Bernat JE. Practice Differences Between Dentists Who Participated in a Pediatric Dental Minor in School. J Dent Educ. 2007; 71(1).
  • Cryan A, Certo MA, ChinKit-Wells MD. Dental caries in children and adolescents with Down's syndrome. Pediatr Dent. 2006.
  • McDougal SA, Certo MA, Tran JT, Bernat JE, Perinpanayagam H. BMI-for-Age in Early Childhood Caries and Caries Free Children. Pediatr Dent. 2006.
  • McDougal SA, Certo MA, Tran JT, Bernat JE, Perinpanayagam H. BMI-for-Age in Early Childhood Caries and Caries Free Children. J Dent Res. 2006; 85A.
  • Patel SN, Certo MA. Access to pediatric dentistry knowledge in US postdoctoral dental education programs. Pediatr Dent. 2005.
  • Pfaffenbach AC, Foster TA, Certo MA, Bernat JE, Perinpanayagam H. Comprehensive Treatment for Early Childhood Caries: Clinical Outcomes. J Dent Res. 2004.
  • Certo MA, Bernat JE, Creighton PR. Parental Views About Accompanying Their Child Into the Operatory. J Dent Res. 1992; 71.
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Professional Memberships:
  • Buffalo Pediatric Society (1998–present)
  • Women's Health Foundation, Children's Hospital (1996–present)
  • American Dental Educators Association (1992–present)
  • American Association of Dental Research (1992–present)
  • Dental Society State of New York (1992–present)
  • Eighth District Dental Society (1992–present)
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (1989–present)
  • American Society of Dentistry for Children (1989–present)
  • Western New York Society of Pediatric Dentistry (1989–present)
  • American Dental Association (1989–present)
Presentations:
  • "Overview of Public Health" Seminar Series, UB SDM Pediatric & Community Dentistry, PDO 801 (2004)
  • "Practice Demographics and Parental Views About Being in the Operatory" 14th Congress of the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry (1993)
  • "DentLE, The Dental Learning Environment" American Association of Dental Schools Annual Session (1993)
  • "Behavior Management and Approach to the Child Patient" Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology, Dental Hygiene Division (1992)
  • "Parental Views About Accompanying Their Child Into the Dental Operatory" American Association of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Session (1992)
  • "Parental Views About Accompanying Their Child Into the Dental Operatory" American Association of Dental Research Annual Meeting (1992)
Service Activities:
  • School of Dental Medicine Search Committee; Member (2002–2005)
  • School of Dental Medicine Search Committee; Member (1996)
  • School of Dental Medicine Search Committee; Member (1996)
  • School of Dental Medicine Search Committee; Member (1995)
  • School of Dental Medicine Judicial Council Committee; Member (1992)
  • CYIRB Reviewer; Children and Youth Institutional Review Board reviewer; Reviewer (2007–present)
  • Give Kids A Smile Day; Volunteer (2007–present)
  • Smile Education Day; Participant (2006–present)
  • Oral Health Screening; Oral health screening of young school-aged children of the British Virgin Islands project; Volunteer (1998–present)
  • Ambulatory Surgery Committee; Children's Hospital of Buffalo; Member (1995–1997)
  • Salivary Management Control Clinic; Children's Hospital of Buffalo Pediatric Dental Consultant; Member (1991–present)
  • Chief Pediatric Dental Resident; University Representative (1990–1991)
  • Girl Scouts of America Career Day; Volunteer (1990)
  • Children's Dental Health Month; Volunteer (1989–present)
  • Head Start Program; Pediatric Oral Screenings; Volunteer (1989–present)
  • School of Dental Medicine Student Association; Secretary (1988–1989)
  • School of Dental Medicine Class of 1989; Secretary (1986–1989)

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Contact Information

UB School of Dental Medicine
114 Squire Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-3717
Fax: (716) 829-3895
Email: macerto@buffalo.edu

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