Research

Current Projects

2022- Attitudes and Behaviors of Smokeless Tobacco Use and its Cessation Practices Among Dental Practitioners and the South Texas Community

2022- Incision & Drainage Survey Among General Dentists

Completed Projects

2021- Patient Hesitancy Quick-Poll

2021- Community Engagement E-cigarette Study & Data Availability

2020- A survey on the global response to the SARsCoV-2 pandemic of dental practitioners

2019- Probiotics for Oral Health Study

2019- Perceptions and Awareness of E‐Cigarettes among South Texas Dentists, Patients and Communities Study

2019- Dry Mouth Study

2017- STOHN Tooth Fairy Study

2017- What is the Fuss about Floss?:  An Issue of Critical Thinking 

2015- Prevalence of Molar - Incisor Hypomineralization (MIH)

2014- Oral Cancer Knowledge Assessment Study

2011- Prevalence of Undiagnosed Diabetes Among Patients in Community-Based Dental Practices (Phase II)

2010- Dental Practitioners’ Knowledge and Perceptions of BONJ

2010- Dissemination for the Tobacco Cessation Toolkits

2010- Assessment of Dentists’ and Patients’ Willingness to Participate in Finger-Stick Diabetes Study

2010- Barriers, Solutions, and Resources for In-Office Tobacco Cessation Counseling

Research Priorities 2021-2022

  • Smokeless Tobacco
  • Oral Cancer
  • Incision & Drainage

Research Priorities 2020-2021

  • E-Cigarette use among youths and young adults
  • Sleep apnea and sleep bruxism
  • Teeth whitening
  • Xerostomia

Research Priorities 2019-2020

  • Probiotics for Oral Health
  • Sleep apnea and sleep bruxism
  • Xerostomia
  • E-cigarette use among youth and young adults
  • COVID-19 and its impact on dental practices

Research Priorities 2011

  • South Texas dietary effects on tooth structure
  • Effects of sleep disorders on teeth
  • Behavioral management and dental phobia
  • Socioeconomic considerations with regards to dentistry
  • Dry mouth
  • Dental materials
  • Factors affecting implant survival
  • Obesity and its effects on oral health

Research Priorities 2010

  • Relationship between wound healing, implant integration, and bisphosphonates
  • Sudden tooth decay in elderly populations
  • Endodontic failure associated with obturation materials and techniques
  • Controversy over restorative materials
  • Failure of in-office CAD-CAM crowns versus traditional gold PFM

Interested in joining STOHN or have a research idea? Contact:

Rahma Mungia, STOHN Director
8403 Floyd Curl Drive, Mail Code: 7728
San Antonio, Texas 78229

Email: mungia@uthscsa.edu