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Robert                         Cohen

Robert E. Cohen 

Department of Periodontics And Endodontics

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Implant Dentistry; Oral Biology; Periodontics; Periodontics

 

Education and Training:
  • Dipl, American Board of Periodontology (1989)
  • PhD, Oral Biology, University at Buffalo (1987)
  • Fellowship, NIDR Training Program in Periodontal Diseases (1986)
  • Cert, Periodontology, University at Buffalo (1985)
  • DDS, Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, with Thesis Honors (1981)
  • MS, Biomaterials, University at Buffalo (1981)
  • Fellowship, Biomaterials, State University of New York at Buffalo (1981)
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Cornell University (1977)
  • Student, Chemical Microscopy Analysis of Mineralized Tiss, Cornell University (1977)
  • Internship, Cornell University, Division of Engineering Research (1976)
Employment:
  • Medical Staff, Kaleida Health System (1998-present)
  • Professor, Oral Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo (1998-present)
  • Graduate Faculty, Departments of Periodontics and Endodontics, Oral Biology, and Oral Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (1991-present)
  • Director, Advanced Education Program in Periodontology (Postgraduate Periodontics), Periodontics And Endodontics, State University of New York at Buffalo (1994–2015)
  • Director, Research Training Program for Minority and Women Dental Students, State University of New York at Buffalo (1996–1999)
  • Associate Professor, Oral Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo (1992–1998)
  • Associate Professor, Periodontics, State University of New York at Buffalo (1992–1998)
  • Medical Staff, Buffalo General Hospital (1988–1998)
  • Co-Director, Research Training Program for Minority and Women Dental Students, State University of New York at Buffalo (1994–1996)
  • Director of Predoctoral Clinical Periodontics, Periodontics And Endodontics, State University of New York at Buffalo (1988–1994)
  • Assistant Professor, Oral Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo (1988–1992)
  • Assistant Professor, Periodontics, State University of New York at Buffalo (1987–1992)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Periodontics, State University of New York at Buffalo (1985–1987)
  • Clinical Instructor, Periodontics, State University of New York at Buffalo (1983–1985)
  • Research Fellow, Oral Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo (1981–1985)
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Awards and Honors:
  • Highlights of Biomedical Materials Award (2013)
  • Maryanne Mather Graduate Student Clinical Research Award (2011)
  • Dental Society of the State of New York (2010)
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2008)
  • Dental Society of the State of New York (2006)
  • Educator Award of the American Academy of Periodontology (2005)
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation (2003)
  • New York State/UUP Individual Development Award (1999)
  • New York State/UUP Individual Development Award (1998)
  • Dental Society of the State of New York (1997)
  • Dental Society of the State of New York (1995)
  • Society for the Advancement of Dental Research Award (1994)
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Faculty Award (1993)
  • Society for the Advancement of Dental Research Award (1992)
  • Member, Graduate Faculty, University at Buffalo (1991)
  • New York State/UUP New Faculty Development Award (1991)
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology (1989)
  • Pierre Fauchard and Lester Schatz Award in Preventive Dentistry (1981)
  • Mosby Award for Excellence in Predoctoral Research (1981)
  • Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society (1977)
  • William Tucker Predoctoral Dental Scholarship for Academic Achievement (1977)
  • Chief Justice, Class Court (Dental Judiciary 1978-81) (1977)
  • Cornell University SenateTask Force on Academics & Educational Innovation (1976)
  • Alcoa Corporation Scholarship for Academic Achievement (1975)
  • McMullen Fellowship for Academic Acheivement (1973)
  • Academic Merit Scholarship (1973)

Research Expertise:
  • Bioengineering
  • Clinical and Animal Studies
  • Immunochemistry
  • Periodontology
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • July 2010–June 2012
    Cultural Mission of Saudi Arabia
    Cultural Mission of Saudi Arabia
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $11,997
  • September 2008–August 2010
    Characterization of Mononuclear Inflammatory Cells Following Block and Particulate Grafting
    Geistlich Pharma, Ltd.
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $95,154
  • July 2006–June 2010
    A Clinical Evaluation of the Sterngold ERA Implant System
    Sterngold Dental, L.L.C.
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $51,225
  • August 2003–June 2009
    Comprehensive Research Training for Oral Health Sciences
    National Institute of Health
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $2,030,895
  • February 1999–December 2002
    Phenotypic Characterization of Mononuclear Inflammatory Cells Following Collagen Membrane Implantation
    E. Geistlich & Sons (Wolhusen, Switzerland)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $38,939
  • October 1994–September 1999
    Short-term training for minority and women dental students
    NIDR
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $24,463
  • August 1998–March 1999
    Individual Faculty Development Award: Travel and Research Support Grant
    United University Professions
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,000
  • May 1997–December 1998
    Clinical evaluation of the effect of a hydrogen peroxide mouthrinse, sodium bicarbonate containing Toothette Plus, and a mouth moisturizer on Oral Health in medically compromised patients (Cytological analysis)
    Sage Products
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $50,275
  • January 1998–August 1998
    Individual Faculty Development Award: Role of the Oral Environment in HIV Transmission and Pathogenesis.
    United University Professions
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,000
  • July 1997–June 1998
    Characterization of Mononuclear Cell Inflammatory Responses to Restorative Materials in a Monkey Model: Histopathological Analysis
    Ivoclar North America
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $46,500
  • March 1996–February 1997
    Use of eugenol for the relief of dental pain: Histopathological Analysis
    The Mentholatum Co.
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $27,602
  • June 1995–August 1996
    Periodontal Diseases and AIDS
    Office of the Provost, University at Buffalo
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $20,000
  • June 1995–August 1995
    AADR Research Fellowship for Gina Talarico
    American Association for Dental Research
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,900
  • September 1994–August 1995
    Cytological analysis of mucosal epithelium following use of chemotherapeutic agents
    Sage Products
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $6,448
  • September 1994–August 1995
    Characterization of an aphthous ulcer medication
    The Mentholatum Co.
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $15,463
  • July 1994–June 1995
    Continuing Faculty Development Award: Mononuclear cell abnormalities in submandibular galnds from autoimmune rats
    United University Professions
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $750
  • December 1994–March 1995
    Characterizaion of an oral antiseptic agent
    Colgate-Hoyt Laboratories-Div. Colgate Palmolive Co.
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $17,960
  • March 1994–March 1995
    Phenotypic characterization of mononuclear inflammatory cells following grafting with bovine bone/collagen
    E. Geistlich & Sons (Wolhusen, Switzerland)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $22,144
  • June 1994–August 1994
    Research fellowship on behalf of Gina Talarico
    Sjogren‘s Syndrome Foundation, Inc
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,000
  • July 1993–June 1994
    Continuing Faculty Development Award: Phenotypic characterization of the cellular inflammatory response to dental amalgam restorative materials
    United University Professions
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $750
  • May 1988–April 1994
    Immunochemistry of Salivary Mucins in Dental Disease
    NIDR
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $349,896
  • July 1992–June 1993
    Continuing Faculty Development Award: Phenotypic Characterization of resident mononuclear cells in dental implant failure
    United University Professions
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $750
  • May 1988–April 1993
    Functions of Salivary Mucins and Phosphoproteins
    NIDR
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $809,480
  • February 1993–March 1993
    Pilot study: Characterization of four bovine graft materials in vivo
    E. Geistlich & Sons (Wolhusen, Switzerland)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $500
  • January 1992–December 1992
    Induction of Experimental Autoimmune Sialadenititis
    Office of the Provost, University at Buffalo
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $500
  • December 1991–December 1992
    Clinical Evaluation of an Interproximal Oral Hygiene Device
    Sulcabrush, Inc.
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $18,800
  • July 1991–June 1992
    A Clinical Efficacy Trial of a Strontium Chloride Dentifrice for the Relief of Dentinal Hypersensitivity
    Block Drug Corporation
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $72,168
  • March 1991–March 1992
    Phenotypic Characterization of Macrophage Sub-Populations Following Osseous Grafting
    Vistek Corporation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $19,532
  • July 1990–August 1991
    New Faculty Development Award
    United University Professions
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $730
  • January 1987–December 1989
    Immunochemistry of Salivary Muchins
    Biomedical Research Support Grant
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $3,525
  • January 1988–December 1988
    Clinical evaluation of the effects of AlphaTocopherol on Periodontal Tissues
    Block Drug Corporation
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $72,168
  • January 1980–December 1980
    Biomedical Research Support Grant
    NIH
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $7,500
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Journal Articles:
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Books and Book Chapters:
  • Cohen RE, Levine MJ.. Salivary glycoproteins.. Human Saliva: Clinical Chemistry and Microbiology, Vol. 1. 1989.
Abstracts:
  • Levine MJ, Cohen RE. ResidentsÕ Journal Watch-University at Buffalo. J. Periodontol.. 2011; 82.
  • Alsuwaiyan A, Wang B, Cohen RE. Phenotypic Characterization of Mononuclear Inflammatory Cells Following Block and Particulate Grafting. J Dent Res. 2011.
  • Zahid T, Wang B, Cohen R. Influence of Bisphosphates on Alveolar Bone Loss Around Osseointegrated Implants. J Dent Res. 2010; 89.
  • Litonjua, LA, Andreana S, Bush P, Tobias T, Cohen R. Experimentally Induced Cervical Toothbrush Abrasions and Non-Carious Cervical Lesions. J Dent Res. 2002; 81.
  • Kassab MM, Andreana S, Bush P, Cohen RE. The Effect of EDTA in Attachment Gain and Root Coverage. J Dent Res. 2001; 80.
  • Litonjua LA, Bush P, Tobias T, Cohen RE. Effects of non-axial load on cervical lesions.. J Dent Res. 2001; 80.
  • Patino MG, Cohen RE. Cellular inflammatory response to porcine collagen grafts. J Dent Res. 2001; 80.
  • Litonjua LA, Bush P, Tobias T, Cohen RE. Effects of centric force on cervical lesions. J Dent Res. 2000; 79.
  • Patino MG, Cohen RE. Changes in macrophage cell subpopulations with porcine collagen grafts.. J Dent Res. 2000; 79.
  • Nadarajah V, Cohen RE, Bergey EJ. Characterization of gingival mononuclear cells in in-vitro-infected human gingiva.. J Dent Res. 1999; 78.
  • DiFlorio JM, Hollis A, Andreana S, Neiders M, Hall RE, Cohen RE. Mononuclear Inflammatory Cells in Human Periodontal-Endodontic Lesions. J Dent Res. 1999; 78.
  • Hollis AW, Andreana S, DiFlorio JM, Hall RE, Cohen RE, Ciancio SG, Bush P. Periapical Cementum as Possible Reservoir for Endodontic Reinfection. J Dent Res. 1999; 78.
  • Nadarajah V, Neiders M, Bergey EJ, Blumberg BM, Fischman SL, Cohen RE. Gingival Mononuclear Cell Abnormalities and gp120 Antigen in HIV Infection. J Dent Res. 1998; 77.
  • Nadarajah V, Neiders M, Bergey EJ, Blumberg BM, Fischman SL, Cohen RE. Altered mononuclear cell expression in gingiva of HIV-positive individuals. J Dent Res. 1997; 76.
  • Sojar H, Nadarajah V, Neiders M, Cohen RE. Mononuclear Cell Phenotype in Odontogenic Fibroma and Pyogenic Granuloma. J Dent Res. 1997; 76.
  • Cohen RE, Neiders M, Ciancio SG. Effects of a Eugenol containing topical analgesic on dental pulp. J Dent Res. 1997; 76.
  • Ciancio SG, Kazmierczak M, Cohen RE, Mather M, Ho A, Bessinger M. Clinical and Micro-biological Effects of Baking Soda and Peroxide Oral Care Products. J Dent Res. 1996; 75.
  • Talarico GM, Comeau R, Neiders M, Noble BK, Cohen RE. Mononuclear cell abnormalities in major salivary glands from BB/autoimmune rats. J Dent Res. 1996; 75.
  • Talarico G, Comeau R, Neiders M, Cohen RE. Mononuclear cell abnormalities in submandibular glands from BB/autoimmune rats. J Dent Res. 1995; 74.
  • Nadarajah V, Aguirre A, Neiders M, Davis EL, Comeau R, Cohen RE. Inflammatory cell responses to implanted dental materials. J Dent Res. 1995; 74.
  • Talarico G, Comeau R, Hakim EC, Neiders M, Cohen RE. Phenotypic characterization of mononuclear cells associated with periodontitis and peri-implantitis. J Dent Res. 1994; 73.
  • Hansasuta C, Neiders M, Aguirre A, Cohen RE. Cellular inflammatory responses to composite resins. J Dent Res. 1993; 72.
  • Chien HH, Wang Y, Comeau R, Neiders M, Noble BK, Cohen RE. Strain differences in severity of experimental autoimmune sialadenitis. J Dent Res. 1993; 72.
  • Comeau R, Noble B, Neiders M, Bedi, G.S., Cohen R. Abnormal mononuclear cell phenotypes in salivary glands induced by isoproterenol. J Dent Res. 1993; 72.
  • Cohen RE, Neiders M, Comeau R, Bedi GS, Noble BK. Salivary gland mononuclear cell subsets in normal and isoproterenol-treated rats. J Dent Res. 1992; 71.
  • Comeau R, Mullarky RH, Neiders M, Cohen RE. Phenotype of mononuclear cell subpopulations following anorganic bovine/collagen grafts. J Dent Res. 1992; 71.
  • Chien HH, Neiders M, Bedi GS, Cohen RE. Cystatin induction in skin and Zymbal glands of methotrexate-treated rats. J Dent Res. 1992; 71.
  • Comeau R, Mullarky RH, Neiders M, Cohen RE. Mononuclear cell subsets following anorganic bovine bone and bovine bone/collagen grafting. J Periodontol. 1992; 63.
  • Mather M, Shibly O, Comeau R, Bessinger M, Cohen RE. Comparative efficacy of a sulcular oral hygiene brush and dental floss.. J Periodontol. 1992; 62.
  • Cohen RE, Neiders M, Bedi GS, Comeau R. Induction of cystatin in sebaceous glands of methotrexate-treated rats. J Dent Res. 1991; 70.
  • Cohen RE, Noble BK, Neiders M, Bedi GS, Comeau R. Macrophage subpopulations in submandibular glands from normal and isoproterenol-treated rats. J Dent Res. 1991; 70.
  • Cohen RE, Bedi GS, Neiders M. Induction of rat type 2 cystatin with systemically administered agents. J Dent Res. 1990; 69.
  • Cohen RE, Aguirre A, Jones PC, Neiders M, Levine MJ. Salivary mucin (MGI) immunocytochemistry of human mucoepidermoid carcinoma.. J Dent Res. 1990; 69(1035).
  • Ciancio SG, Mather ML, Kazmierczak MD, LaMar FR, Cohen RE. Reproducibility of bleeding upon probing over time. J Periodontol. 1990; 62.
  • Cohen RE, Ciancio SG, Mather M, Curro FA. The Effect of Vitamin E on Human Periodontal Disease. J Dent Res. 1989; 68.
  • Cohen RE, Aguirre A, Levine MJ, Haar J. Immunocytochemistry of high molecular weight human salivary mucin.. J Dent Res. 1989; 68(1387).
  • Testa-Weintraub LA, Aguirre A, Cohen RE, Levine MJ. High molecular weight mucin and protein content of labial saliva.. J Dent Res. 1989; 68(1386).
  • Aguirre A, Testa-Weintraub LA, Cohen RE, Levine MJ. Immunoquantitation of human salivary high molecular weight mucin.. J Dent Res. 1989; 68(1385).
  • Edgerton M, Cohen RE, Aguirre A, Reddy M, Levine MJ. Immunochemical Analysis of Human Palatine Salivary Mucins. J Dent Res. 1988; 67.
  • Cohen RE, Reddy MS, Levine MJ. Presence of N-linked oligosaccharides in low-molecular weight human salivary mucin.. J Dent Res. 1988; 67(2243).
  • Jones PC, Cohen RE, Levine MJ. Streptococcal agglutination by human submandibular-sublingual saliva depleted of mucin glycoproteins.. J Dent Res. 1987; 66(1431).
  • Ciancio SG, Cohen RE, Bergey EJ, Tseng CC, Levine MJ. Monoclonal antibodies to human salivary proline-rich glycoprotein.. J Dent Res. 1987; 66(1589).
  • Cohen RE, Aguirre A, Jones PC, Reddy MS, Neiders M, Levine MJ. Immunocytochemistry of human salivary mucins.. J Dent Res. 1987; 66.
  • Cohen RE, Aguirre A, Majewski P, Levine MJ. Immunoquantitation of low molecular weight mucin in human submandibular-sublingual saliva.. J Dent Res. 1987; 66.
  • Aguirre A, Cohen RE, Levine MJ, Haar J. In situ characterization of monoclonal antibodies to salvary cysteine-containing phosphoproteins.. J Dent Res. 1987; 66.
  • Edgerton M, Cohen RE, Levine MJ. Characterization of human palatine saliva.. J Dent Res. 1987; 66(1225).
  • Scannapieco FA, Levine MJ, Bergey EJ, Cohen RE. Composition of human submandibular-sublingal saliva pellicle of Streptococcus sanguis.. J Dent Res. 1987; 66(1432).
  • Aguirre A, Vecchio C, Hatton MN, Cohen RE, Levine MJ. Correlation between salivary viscosity and lubrication.. J Dent Res. 1986; 65(1047).
  • Cohen RE, Jones PC, Neiders M, Aguirre A, Levine MJ. Monoclonal antibodies in human salivary mucins: Immunogenicity, characterization, and application.. J Dent Res. 1986; 65(1408).
  • Cohen RE, Neiders M, Levine MJ. Monoclonal antibodies against salivary glycoprotein.. J Dent Res. 1985; 64(1377).
  • Hatton MN, Cohen RE, Bergey EJ, Bradway SS, Al-Hashimi I, Levine MJ. Quantitative assessment of salivary lubrication.. J Dent Res. 1985; 64.
  • Cohen RE, Ciancio SG, Levine MJ. Data acquisition and manipulation in the laboratory: small-scale computer integration.. J Dent Res. 1985; 64(1527).
  • Bryan AR, Tabak LA, Levine MJ, Cohen RE, Nancollas GH. Adsorption of human proline-rich glycoprotein to hydroxyapatite.. J Dent Res. 1984; 62.
  • Aguirre A, Levine MJ, Tabak LA, Cohen RE, Baum BJ. Levels of secretory IgA in the parotid saliva of individuals from various ages.. J Dent Res. 1984; 62(1182).
  • Jain NK, Tabak LA, Levine MJ, Cohen RE. Human saliva contains two functionally distinct mucins.. Annual Meet ing of the Society for Complex Carbohydrates. 1983.
  • Ross JM, Everett MM, Cohen RE, Miller WA, Staple PH. Perturbation of enzymes involved in chondro-osteogenesis by Diphenylhydantoin.. J Dent Res. 1982; 61.
  • Cohen RE, Miller WA, Everett MM, Ross JM, Staple PH. Cartilage matrix alterations due to diphenylhydantoin (DPH). J Dent Res. 1982; 61.
  • Miller WA, Everett MM, Ross JM, Cohen RE, Staple PH. Enzyme histochemistry of chondroosteogenesis in a rat model system affected by diphenylhydantoin (DPH).. J Dent Res. 1982; 61.
  • Wirth GS, Cohen RE, Nancollas GH. The formation and remineralization of white spot lesions. J Dent Res. 1981; 60.
  • Amjad Z, Cohen RE, Kurek B, Nancollas GH. The mineralization of enamel surfaces. J Dent Res. 1979; 58.
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Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:

Professional Memberships:
  • Periodontal Research Group; International Association for Dental Research, Washington, DC (1990–present)
  • Salivary Research Group; International Association for Dental Research, Washington, DC (1989–present)
  • The New York State Dental Association (1985–present)
  • Eight District Dental Society (1985–present)
  • International Association of Dental Research, Buffalo Chapter (1981–present)
  • The American Academy of Periodontology (1981–present)
  • American/International Association for Dental Research (1978–present)
  • American Dental Asociation (1977–present)
Presentations:
  • "Periodontal Oral Medicine and Results from the International Workshop for a Classification of Periodontal Diseases and Conditions" Italian Dental Hygiene Symposium, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo (2001)
  • "Consensus Conference on Periodontal Diagnosis" The American Academy of Periodontology World Workshop (1999)
  • "Advanced Periodontal Cases" Advances in Dentistry, University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo (1998)
  • "Advanced Periodontal Cases" Advances in Dentistry, University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine (1997)
  • "Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Treatment of Comprehensive Periodontal Cases" Advances in Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo (1997)
  • "Tissue Distribution of an Inducible Rat Type II Cystatin" University of Florida, School of Dental Medicine (1996)
  • "Advanced Periodontal Cases" Advances in Dentistry, University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo (1996)
  • "Implant Therapy: Biological Considerations" The American Academy of Periodontology World Workshop (1996)
  • "Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology: Clinical Practice and the American Board of Periodontology Examination" American Academy of Periodontology, Annual Meeting, American Academy of Periodontology (1996)
  • "Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology: Clinical Practice and the American Board of Periodontology Examination" The American Academy of Periodontology, Annual Meeting, American Academy of Periodontology (1995)
  • "Parameters of Care for Early-Onset Periodontitis" The American Academy of Periodontology (1995)
  • "Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology: Clinical Practice and the American Board of Periodontology Examination" The American Academy of Periodontology, Annual Meeting, The American Academy of Periodontology (1994)
  • "Parameters of Care for Refractory Periodontitis" The American Academy of Periodontology, The American Academy of Periodontology (1994)
  • "Molecular Basis for Pathogenesis and Molecular Targeting in Periodontal Diseases" Centennial Symposium (1993)
  • "Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology: Clinical Practice and the American Board of Periodontology Examination" The American Academy of Periodontology, Annual Meeting, The American Academy of Periodontology (1993)
  • "Contemporary Developments in Salivary Research" National Institute of Dental Research, Department of Oral Biology (1991)
  • "Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology: A Diplomate‘s Perspective" Annual meeting, The American Academy of Periodontology, The American Academy of Periodontology (1991)
  • "Phenotypic Characterization of Mononuclear Phagocytes from Rat Salivary Glands" Department of Oral Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo (1991)
  • "Case preparation and Oral Examination" American Board of Periodontology, The American Academy of Periodontology (1990)
  • "Clinical Applications of Research in Oral Biology" Oral Biology Symposium, Oral Biology Doctoral Program (1990)
  • "Meet-the-Board Breakfast, Discussion Leader" The American Academy of Periodontology (1989)
  • "Promotion of Oral Implantology" ITI Foundation for the Promotion of Oral Implantology (1989)
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Service Activities:
  • School of Dental Medicine Promotion and Tenure Committee; Member (1998–2006)
  • School of Dental Medicine Advanced Dental Education Committee; Member (1994–2014)
  • School of Dental Medicine Executive Council; Member (1992–1994)
  • School of Dental Medicine Student Progress and Promotions Committee; Member (1991–1994)
  • School of Dental Medicine Student Research and Honors Committee; Chair (1991–1994)
  • School of Dental Medicine Executive Council; Delegate (1990–1992)
  • School of Dental Medicine Executive Council; Delegate (1989–1990)
  • Research Consultant; Research Consultant, Periodontics Department, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Spain.; Consultant (2011–present)
  • International Journal of Dentistry; Peer Reviewer (2009–present)
  • New York State Volunteer Program/ServNY; Erie County Department of Health Medical Reserve; Volunteer (2008–present)
  • Immunological Investigations; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2007–present)
  • Journal of Clinical Periodontology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2007–present)
  • Journal of Periodontology; Peer Reviewer (2007–present)
  • Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers; Peer Reviewer (2007–present)
  • Online Volunteer Program for Peer Consultants, Mentors and Speakers; The American Academy of Periodontology, Chicago, IL.; Volunteer (2006–2011)
  • Review Board, Journal of Biomechanics; Reviewer (2005–2008)
  • Research, Science, and Therapy Committee; American Academy of Periodontology position papers; Peer Reviewer (2002–2008)
  • Nominating Committee for the American Board of Periodontology; New York State/New Jersey District Representative, The American Academy of Periodontology; Member (1999–2002)
  • International Workshop for Classification of Periodontal Diseases; Consensus Conference on Non-plaque-Associated Gingival Diseases; Invited Participant (1999)
  • Organizing Committee for a Classification of Periodontal Diseases Workshop; The American Academy of Periodontology; Member (1999)
  • Glossary of Periodontal Terms, 4th Ed.; The American Academy of Periodontology; Editorial Director (1997–2000)
  • Task Force to Prioritize Research Needs; American Academy of Periodontology; Member (1997–1999)
  • Periodontal Literature Reviews; Section I: Normal Periodontium, The American Academy Periodontology; Reviewer (1997)
  • Subcommittee to Revise the Glossary; The American Academy of Periodontics and Endontics; Chair (1996–2000)
  • Task Force for Classification of Periodontal Diseases; American Academy of Periodontology; Member (1996–1999)
  • Miata Club of America, Niagara Chapter; Newsletter Editor (1996–1998)
  • 1996 World Workshop in Periodontics; Consensus Conference on Implant therapy: Biological Considerations, The American Academy of Periodontology; Invited Participant (1996)
  • Ad Hoc Committee to Reivew Advertising Guidelines; The American Academy of Periodontology; Member (1996)
  • Public Communications Committee; The American Academy of Periodontology. Consultant on Dental Implants; Consultant (1996)
  • Organization of Postdoctoral Program Directors; The American Academy of Periodontology; Member (1995–2014)
  • Constitution Committee; American Assocation for Dental Research; Member (1995–1997)
  • Committee on Credentials; The American Academy of Periodontology; Member (1995)
  • Parameters of Care; Subcommittee for development of treatment guidelines for early onset periodontitis, The American Academy of Periodontics and Endodontics; Chair (1995)
  • Board Networking System; American Board of Periodontology; Member (1995–present)
  • Journal of Dental Research; Ad Hoc Reviewer (1995–present)
  • Journal of the American Dental Association; Ad Hoc Reviewer (1995–present)
  • Editorial Board, Clinical Immunology; Editorial Board Member (1994–2005)
  • Periodontal Insights; Ad Hoc Reviewer (1994–2000)
  • American Association for Dental Research; Buffalo Section; Councilor (1994–1995)
  • Program Planning Subcommittee; 81st Annual Meeting of The American Academy of Periodontology; Member (1994–1995)
  • Program Planning Subcommittee; 80th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Periodontology; Member (1994–1995)
  • Young Investigator Fellowship Selection Committee; The American Academy of Periodontology (W.L.Gore/AAP Young Investigator Award); Member (1994–1995)
  • Subcommittee on Clinical Research Studies, Primary Peer Reviewer; "Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials of Products Designed for the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Therapy of Periodontitis" The American Academy of Periodontology; Member (1994)
  • Subcommittee on Informatics; The American Academy of Periodontology; Consultant (1993–1998)
  • Subcommittee on Current Procedural Terminology (CPT 7); The American Academy of Periodotology; Member (1993–1995)
  • Parameters of Care Committee for Refractory Periodontitis; The American Academy of Periodontology; Member (1993–1994)
  • Periodontal Research Group, IADR; Review of abstracts for presentation at the General Session of the International/American Associations for Dental Research; Reviewer (1993–1994)
  • Student Research Group, Buffalo Section, American Assocation for Dental Research; Advisor (1993–1994)
  • Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (1992–1994)
  • American Association for Dental Research; Buffalo Section; Councilor (1992–1993)
  • Committee on Credentials; The American Academy of Periodontology; Member (1992–1993)
  • Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry; Ad Hoc Reviewer (1992–present)
  • Ethics in Dental Research Committee; International Association for Dental Research; Member (1991–1994)
  • Glossary of Periodontal Terms, 3rd Ed.; The American Academy of Periodontology; Editorial Director (1991–1992)
  • Research, Science, and Therapy Committee; The American Academy of Periodontics and Endontics; Member (1990–2001)
  • American Association for Dental Research; Buffalo Section; President (1990–1991)
  • Funding Raising Committee, Campus Childcare, Inc.; Co-Chair (1990–1991)
  • Salivary Research Group; "Mucin-Physical Properties" presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Dental Research, Cincinnati, OH; Chair (1990)
  • Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry; Ad Hoc Reviewer (1990–present)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Periodontology; Editorial Board Member (1989–2007)
  • Committee on Matters Relating to Dental Team Members; The American Academy of Periodontics; Member (1989–1990)
  • Periodontology; The New York State Dental Journal; Book Reviewer (1989–1990)

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University at Buffalo
Department of Periodontics and Endodontics
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 716-829-3845
Fax: 716-829-6840
Email: rcohen@buffalo.edu


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