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Frank A. Scannapieco  PhD, DMD

Department of Oral Biology

Chair and Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Oral Biology; Periodontics

Faculty Research Profile

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Professional Memberships:

  • American Dental Association (1990)
  • American Society for Microbiology (1990)
  • International Association for Dental Research (1990)
  • American Academy of Periodontology (1990)

Presentations:

  • The Links Between the Oral Microbiota and Pulmonary Disease, The Marshfield Clinic (2015)
  • Connections between pulmonary disease and the oral microflora, West China School of Stomatology, Sichuan University (2015)
  • Oral Microbiota and Lung Disease” and “Salivary Biomarkers for Periodontal Disease, International Forum in Dental Innovation (2014)
  • The Links Between the Oral Microbiota and Pulmonary Disease, 1st International Quintessence Symposium on Oral Health Information (2014)
  • Novel effects of salivary protein interactions with oral bacteria, Japanese Association of Oral Biology Annual Meeting (2012)

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  • The Links Between the Oral Microbiota and Pulmonary Disease, Anaerobe 2012 (2012)
  • Oral interventions to prevent pneumonia, 3rd International Course on Oropharyngeal Dysphagia - Teaming Up for Quality Care of Dysphagia Patients, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (2012)
  • The Oral Cavity as a Reservoir for Respiratory Infection, School of Stomatology, China Medical University (2011)
  • Amylase binding to oral streptococci: molecular mechanisms and functional consequences, School of Stomatology, China Medical University (2011)
  • Essentials of scientific writing, School of Stomatology, China Medical University (2011)
  • The Oral Cavity as a Reservoir for Respiratory Infection, Ninth People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine (2011)
  • Amylase binding to oral streptococci: molecular mechanisms and functional consequences, Ninth People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stomatology (2011)
  • The Oral Cavity as a Reservoir for Respiratory Infection, Peking University School of Stomatology (2011)
  • Amylase binding to oral streptococci: molecular mechanisms and functional consequences, Peking University School of Stomatology (2011)
  • The Oral Cavity as a Reservoir for Respiratory Infection, Annual Medical/Dental Student Scientific Research Day Keynote Speaker, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine (2011)
  • VAP and Oral Health Status, New York State Dental Foundation, Third Annual Oral Health Conference (2010)
  • The Oral Cavity as a Reservoir for Respiratory Infection, Craniofacial Biology Seminar Series, Medical University of South Carolina (2010)
  • The Oral Cavity as a Reservoir for Respiratory Infection, University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry Faculty Development Series and International Centre for Oral Systemic Health Symposium Series (2010)
  • Team Learning in Dental Education, University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry Faculty Development Series (2010)
  • Team Learning in Dental Education, Faculty Development Series, University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry (2010)
  • The Oral Cavity as a Reservoir for Respiratory Infection, International Centre for Oral Systemic Health, University of Manitoba (2010)
  • VAP and Oral Health Status, Dean’s Seminar 2010 Lecture Series (2010)
  • VAP and Oral Health Status.” ., University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Dentistry, Dean’s Seminar 2010 Lecture Series (2010)
  • Team Learning in Dental Education, 5th European Meeting, Association of Basic Science Teachers in Dentistry (2010)
  • VAP and Oral Health Status, UCLA Department of Oral Biology, University of California, Los Angeles (2010)
  • Peculiar Characteristics of Studies of Nosocomial Pneumonia and Oral Health Status, Bi-annual Meeting, Marriot Airport Hotel (2009)
  • VAP and Oral Health Status, UMDNJ Departments of Periodontics and Oral Biology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (2009)
  • Update on Periodontal Medicine, Buffalo Niagara Dental Meeting (2009)
  • Impact of oral health on general health in institutionalized elders, Europerio 6 (2009)
  • Team learning in dental education, Presidential Symposium (2009)
  • Oral health and respiratory diseases, University of Florida (2008)
  • “Team Learning in Dental Education", Faculty Development Lecture Series, New York University College of Dentistry (2008)
  • Oral – Systemic Relationships: Update and Practical Information for the Dental Professional, Midwest Society of Periodontology Annual Meeting, Midwest Society of Periodontology (2007)
  • Saliva, Plaque and Oral Inflammation: Systemic Implications for the Special Patient, Special Needs Seminar (2006)
  • Saliva, Plaque and Oral Inflammation: Systemic Implications for the Special Patient, Steve Gordon Memorial Lecture (2006)
  • Oral interventions to prevent pneumonia in special patient populations, Satellite Symposium “The latest in understanding the dental-medical connection, (2006)
  • Oral health status and respiratory diseases, Forsyth Institute (2005)
  • Oral health status and respiratory diseases, Ginsberg Lecture, Long Island Jewish Medical Center (2005)
  • Salivary Biomarkers of Periodontal Disease, Biodontics Program, University of Connecticut Health Center, University of Connecticut Health Center (2005)
  • Pneumonia in relation to oral health, Symposium: Why would oral health be important for overall systemic health?, Continental European (CED) and the Scandinavian (NOF) Divisions of IADR (2005)
  • Oral health status and respiratory diseases, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry (2005)
  • Periodontal disease as a potential risk factor for systemic disease, Symposium – Paragoes, The Netherlands (2005)
  • Oral interventions to prevent pneumonia in special patient populations, Symposium: “Connecting the mouth and body: enriching oral systemic research through healthcare partnerships, International Association for Dental Research (2005)
  • Oral health status and respiratory diseases, University of Southern California (2004)
  • Prevention of oral infectious disease in general dental practice. Risk Assessment, Prevention and Treatment of Periodontal Disease, Continuing Education Course, Explorer Seminars (2004)
  • Salivary Biomarkers of Periodontal Disease, Mayo Clinic (2004)
  • Plaque biofilms, periodontology and periodontal medicine, Dynamic Seminars, International Centre, Dynamic Seminars (2004)
  • Oral health status and respiratory diseases, College of Dentistry, The Ohio State University, The Ohio State University (2004)
  • Connections between oral health status and respiratory diseases, University of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center (2004)
  • Periodontal Inflammation: From Gingivitis to Systemic Disease?, Oral-Systemic Symposium - Gingivitis: A Periodontal Inflammatory Disease (2003)
  • Periodontal Disease and Respiratory Infections, Conference on Public Health Implications of Chronic Periodontal Infections in Adults, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2003)
  • Relations Between Periodontitis and Pneumonia, Symposium: Periodontitis and General Health, Danish Dental Association (2002)
  • Amylase-binding Protein A Knockout of S. gordonii Colonizes Teeth Better than Its Wild Type, The 49th ORCA (European Organization fro Caries Research) Congress, ORCA (2002)
  • Periodontal Medicine, Harold Box Lectureship, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry (2002)
  • Saliva, plaque and caries, University of Rochester (2002)
  • Periodontal Medicine, Harvard University (2001)
  • Contemporary Periodontology, 31st International Meeting of the Asociacion Odontologia, Asociacion Odontologia (2001)
  • Periodontal Medicine, New York University College of Dentistry (2001)
  • Molecular Basis and Ecological Implications of Salivary Amylase Interactions with Oral Streptococci, University of Pennsylvania (2001)
  • Tobacco Use and Periodontal Disease, American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting, American Academy of Periodontology (2001)
  • The Link Between Bacterial Pneumonia and Periodontal Diseases, Symposium on the Periodontal Health and Systemic Disorders, University of Western Ontario, University of Western Ontario (2001)
  • Chronic Oral Infection as a Risk Factor for Pneumonia, Modern Periodontology-New Directions for the 21st Century Symposium, Modern Periodontology-New Directions for the 21st Century Symposium, (2001)
  • Molecular Basis and Ecological Implications of Salivary Amylase Interactions with Oral Streptococci, IADR Annual Meeting, International Association for Dental Research (2001)
  • Molecular Basis and Ecological Implications of Slivary Amylase Interactions with Oral Streptococci, University of Michigan (2001)
  • The Biology and Biochemistry of Respiratory Diseases, AAP-NIDCR Symposium: The Periodontal-Systemic Connection: A State of the Science Symposium (2001)
  • Molecular Basis and Ecological Implications of Salivary Amylase Interactions with Oral Streptococci, University of Rochester (2001)
  • Molecular Basis and Ecological Implications of Slivary Amylase Interactions with Oral Streptococci, University of Rochester (2001)
  • A Research Minors Program for Dental Students, AADR Annual Meeting, AADR (2001)
  • Saliva, plaque and caries, University of Connecticut Health Center (2001)
  • Identification of the amylase-binding protein B and gene from Streptococcus gordonii, ASM Meeting, ASM (2001)
  • Transcriptional analysis of the 5‘-terminus of the flp fimbrial gene cluster of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, ASM Meeting, ASM (2001)
  • Role of Oral Biofilms in Systemic Diseases, University of Rochester (2000)
  • Role of Oral Biofilms in Respiratory Infections, New York University College of Dentistry (2000)
  • Chronic Oral Infection as a Risk Factor for Respiratory Diseases, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Academy of Periodontology (2000)
  • Dental Unit Waterlines (DUWL), NIDCR, ADA, OSAP sponsored workshop, NIDCR, ADA, OSAP (2000)
  • Periodontal Medicine, Japanese Academy of Oral Health Sciences Millennium Special Meeting, Japanese Academy of Oral Health Sciences (2000)
  • Team Learning Without Social Loafing: Strategies for Addressing Varied Levels of Student Preparedness and Motivation, Teaching and Learning Exploration Series, University at Buffalo, University at Buffalo (2000)
  • Brush Up on Wellness, National Women‘s Health Resource Center (2000)
  • Oral Bacterial Surface Proteins and Dental Biofilm Formation, SUNY at Stony Brook (2000)
  • Chronic Oral Infection as a Risk Factor for Pneumonia, Annual Meeting of the Swiss Association for Preventive and Restorative Dentistry, Swiss Association for Preventive and Restorative Dentistry (1999)
  • Relationships between Oral Diseases and Respiratory Infection, University at Buffalo (1999)
  • Periodontal Effects on Atherosclerotic and Pulmonary Diseases, 11th Annual International Conference on Periodontal Research (1999)
  • Relationships between Oral Diseases and Respiratory Infection, University of Connecticut Health Center (1999)
  • Relationships between Oral Diseases and Respiratory Infection, 11th Annual National Conference on Special Care Issues in Dentistry (1999)
  • Periodontal Medicine and Careers in Academic Dentistry, New York University College of Dentistry (1999)
  • A world-wide web site for local, national and international outreach for oral helath research and education, American Association of Dental Schools Annual Session‘s Technology Fair ‘99, American Association of Dental Schools (1999)
  • Oral Focal Infections and Systemic Diseases, Dutch Society of Periodontology (1998)
  • Oral Hygiene and Systemic Disease, Johnson & Johnson (1998)
  • Mechanisms of Effects of Chronic Infections on Systemic Diseases, Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exposition, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1998)
  • Mechanisms of Effects of Chronic Infections on Systemic Diseases, AAAS Annual Meeting, American Association for the Advancement fo Science (1998)
  • Team Learning in Dental Education, Faculty Development Workshop, West Liberty State College (1997)
  • Career Opportunities in Academic Biomedical Sciences, Bates College (1997)
  • Relationships of Periodontal Disease to Respiratory Infections in the Elderly, IADR Symposium, IADR (1997)
  • Periodontal Disease and their Relationships to Respiratory Diseases, Sunstar Symposium on Periodontal Diseases and Human Health, Sunstar (1997)
  • Identification and Cloning of a Gene Involved in Amylase-binding from Streptococcus gordonii using the Transposon Tn916, IADR Annual Meeting, IADR (1997)
  • Protein characterization of an amylase-binding deficient mutant of Streptococcus gordonii, ASM Meeting, ASM (1997)
  • Team Learning in Dental Education, American Association of Dental Schools Annual Meeting, American Association of Dental Schools (1996)
  • Team Learning Workshop, University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine (1996)
  • On Being a Junior Faculty Member, New Faculty Orientation, University at Buffalo, University at Buffalo (1995)
  • Relationships Between Periodontal Disease and Respiratory Infection, Relation of Periodontal Infections to Systemic Diseases Symposium (1995)
  • Team Learning in Dental Education, American Association of Dental Schools Annual Meeting, American Association of Dental Schools (1995)
  • Diagnosis of Dental Caries and Periodontal Disease, University at Buffalo (1995)
  • Saliva-Bacterium Interactions: Mechanisms and Ecological Implications, University at Buffalo (1994)
  • Oral Health and Nosocomial Pneumonia, The First Great Lakes Lung Conference, Niagara-on-the-Lake (1994)
  • Team Learning in Dental Education, Eastman Dental Center (1994)
  • Ecological Implication of Saliva-Bacterium Interactions, Bates College (1994)
  • Some Ecological Implications of Saliva-Bacterium Interactions, Indiana University School of Dentistry (1994)
  • Interaction of salivary mucins and sIgA with Escherichia coli K1., Annual Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology (1994)
  • Amylase, Plaque and Caries, Eastman Dental Center (1993)
  • Molecular Basis for Salivary Amylase-Streptococcal Interactions, Ohio State University (1992)
  • Salivary-Bacterial Interactions, University of Toronto (1991)
  • Characterization and molecular cloning of a salivary mucin binding component from Streptococcus gordonii G9B, Annual Meeting of American Society for Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology (1991)
  • Identification and characterization of a Streptococcus gordonii G9B amylase-binding antigen, Cariology for the Nineties, University of Rochester (1991)
  • Structural basis and function of salivary amylase binding to oral streptococci, Contemporary Developments in Salivary Research (1991)
  • Salivary Amylase and Dental Plaque Formation, University of Rochester (1990)
  • Salivary Amylase-Bacterial Interactions, Medical College of Georgia (1990)
  • Salivary Amylase-Bacterial Interactions, UCLA School of Dentistry (1990)
  • Solid-phase analysis of salivary glycoprotein-bacterial interactions, Annual Meeting of the Society for Complex Carbohydrates, Society for Complex Carbohydrates (1989)
  • The Interaction of Salivary Amylase with Streptococcus sanguis, University of Connecticut Health Center (1988)
  • The salivary pellicle of Streptococcus sanguis, American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting, American Society for Microbiology (1988)

Service Activities:

  • School of Dental Medicine Infection Control/Biohazard Committee; Member (2010-2012)
  • School of Dental Medicine Executive Council (2004)
  • School of Dental Medicine Clinical Council; Member (2004)
  • School of Dental Medicine Research Committee; Chair (2002)
  • School of Dental Medicine Graduate Committee, Thesis, Oral Biology; Chair (2001)

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  • School of Dental Medicine Research Committee; Member (1995-1999)
  • School of Dental Medicine Research Committee; Member (1994-1994)
  • Journal of Periodontology; Editor (2011-2015)
  • American Association for Dental Research; Elected Treasurer; Board of Directors (2010-2013)
  • American Association of Oral Biologists; Chair-Elect (2006-2008)
  • Biological Research for Nursing; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • BMC Oral Health; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Carbohydrate Research; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Clinical Experimental Immunology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Clinical Infectious Disease; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Clinical Oral Investigations; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • European Journal of Oral Sciences; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • European Journal of Dentistry; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • FEMS Microbiology Letters; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Journal of the American Dental Association; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Journal of the American Geriatric Society; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Journal of Bacteriology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Journal of Public Health Dentistry; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • The Journal of Rheumatology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Lasers in Surgery and Medicine; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Oral Diseases; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Oral Oncology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Teaching and Learning in Medicine; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • International Association of Dental Research; Member (2003)
  • American Society for Microbiology; Member (2003)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Association of Dental Research-representative to the Section Committee on Medical Sciences.; Department Representative (2003)
  • American Academy of Periodontology; Member (2003)
  • American Journal of Infection Control; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Biologia, Cellular and Molecular Biology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Journal of Periodontology; Emerging Science in Clinical Periodontics: Tissue Engineering, Anti-infective Agents and Host Modulation. 2003. Paper 1: Periodontal Disease as a Risk Factor for Systemic Diseases-Review Author:Frank Scannapieco.; Reviewer (2003)
  • Archives of Oral Biology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Advances in Dental Research; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Caries Research; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Critical Reviews in Oral Biology and Medicine; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • European Heart Journal; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • European Journal Of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Journal of Clinical Periodontology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Microbiology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Trends in Microbiology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Alzheimer‘s and Dementia; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • Intensive Care Medicine; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • American Association of Dental Research; Constitution Committee; Committee Member (2002-2004)
  • Journal of Dental Research; Editorial Board Member (2001-2003)
  • American Dental Association; Basic Science Consultant, Commission on Dental Accreditation.; Member (2001-2007)
  • American Dental Association Accreditation; Accreditation Site Visitor; Member (2001-2008)
  • Outside Reader, Ph.D Thesis of Susanna Paju; (opponent) Ph.D. Thesis of Susanna Paju-Unversity of Helsinki, Finland; Other (2000-2000)
  • American Dental Education Association; Member, Council of Faculties; Member (2000)
  • Journal of Periodontology; Associate Editor (2000-2006)
  • American Association of Oral Biologists; Secretary/Treasurer (1999-2002)
  • American Association of Dental Research; Nominating Committee; Committee Member (1998-2001)
  • Oral Health Letter; (The chronicle of Oral and Systemic Health Information for the Public.; Editor (1998-1999)
  • American Association of Dental Research; Chair (1996-1996)
  • Journal of Periodontology; Guest Editor- J. Periodontology, Volume 67, Supplement.; Guest Member (1996-1996)
  • American Association for Dental Research; Cariology Research Group, Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. Abstract Reviewer.; Reviewer (1995-1995)
  • American Association of Dental Research; Edward Hatton Award Judge.; Judge (1994-1996)