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Publications & Presentations

Journal and Web Articles

2024

Farokhi M, Gelfond J, Khan S, Taverna M, Ali F, Sangdahl C, Mungia R. Informing Providers about the Smokeless Tobacco Cultural Drivers of Newly Resettled Refugee and Immigrants’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior: A South Texas Oral Health Network Study. Texas Dental Journal, April Edition. Pending.

2023

Testa A, Lee J, Jackson DB, Mungia R, Ganson KT, Nagata JM. Intimate Partner Violence and Prenatal Oral Health Experiences. Res Sq [Preprint]. 2023 Jul 17:rs.3.rs-3137055. doi: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-3137055/v1. Update in: BMC Oral Health. 2023 Oct 12;23(1):749.

Testa A, Mungia R, van den Berg A, C Hernandez D. Food deserts and dental care utilization in the United States. J Public Health Dent. 2023 Sep;83(4):389-396. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12593.

Testa A, Mungia R, Lee J, Jackson DB, Fahmy C, Neumann A, Samper-Ternent R. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and oral health care use among formerly incarcerated people in the United States. J Am Dent Assoc. 2024 Feb;155(2):158-166.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2023.10.011. Epub 2023 Dec 12.

2022

Mungia R, Mexquitic MJ, Case K, Jones B, Atique M, MacCarthy D, Wang CP. Implementation of a youth and young adult e-cigarette cessation program within a dental clinic setting: A STOHN feasibility study. Texas Dent J. 2022 Sept; 139(9), 542-554

Santana-Rivera Y, Galang-Boquiren MT, Mungia R. Obstructive sleep apnea: What we know and how to treat it. ASDA Blog. 2022 May 18.

2021

Mungia R, Mendoza MJ, de la Rosa EM, Nguyen T, Reyes SC, Schramm D, Taverna MT. Development of a Mobile Application to Enhance Knowledge, Awareness, and Communication of Dry Mouth Amongst Dental Practitioners and Patients: A South Texas Oral Health Network Study. Tex Dent J. 2021 Mar; 138(3), 172-185

Galicia JC, Mungia R, Taverna MV, Mendoza MJ, Estrela C, Gaudin A, Zhang C, Vaughn BA and Khan AA. (2021) Response by Endodontists to the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID−19) Pandemic: An International Survey. Front. Dent. Med.1:617440. doi: 10.3389/fdmed.2020.617440

Mungia R and Valdez DN. (2020) Smoking, Vaping, and the Benefits Cessation in Times of COVID-19: A Public Health Perspective. Front. Dent. Med. 1:618364. doi: 10.3389/fdmed.2020.618364

Mungia R, Case K, Valerio MA, Mendoza MJ, Taverna M, de la Rosa EM, Nguyen T, Saenz G, Winkler P, Tsevat J. Development of an E-Cigarettes Education and Cessation Program: A South Texas Oral Health Network Study. Health Promot Pract. 2021 Jan;22(1):18-20. doi: 10.1177/1524839920914870. Epub 2020 Apr 13. PMID: 32281882.

2020

Taverna M. Xerostomia Diagnosis and Management. The Journal of Professional Excellence: Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. 2020 Apr; 18(4):22-24,26.  (You can see this article as a slideshow using this link!: https://dimensionsofdentalhygiene.com/address-dry-mouth/)

2019

Mungia R, Taverna MV, de la Rosa E, Heilbrun LP, Mody P, Oates TW, Tran HA, Castillo M, Reyes SC, Suttle MG, Palmer RF. Tooth Fairy Study- The South Texas Oral Health Collaboration. 2019 Nov; 136(11), 686-694

2015

Gonzales CB, Young V, Ketchum NS, Oates TW, and Mungia R. How concerns for bisphosnate-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw affect clinical practice among dentists: A study from the South Texas Oral Health Network. Gen Dent. 2015 Mar-Apr; 63(2):61-7.

2011

Mungia R and Oates TW. Bridging community dental practitioners to research: the South Texas Oral Health Network (STOHN). Tex Dent J. 2011 Oct;128(10)1031-8.

Practice Facilitator for South Texas Oral Health Network (Dentista y Paciente)

Undiagnosed Diabetes in San Antonio: Using Practice-Based Research to Identify a Gap in Care (Dentista y Paciente)

Poster Presentations

2024

Mungia R, Millspaugh Z, Sangdahl C, Taverna M. Practitioners’ Reported Experiences in Treating and Addressing the Oral Health in Patients of Refugee and Immigrant Populations. Presented at the 14th Annual Frontiers of Translation Science Research Day. San Antonio, TX. April 2024.

Mungia R, Valenzuela E, Testa A, Hernandez DC, Cunha-Cruz J, Garcia KM, Gilbert GH, National Dental PBRN Collaborative Study, South Texas Oral Health Network (STOHN). Knowledge About Food Insecurity Among Dental Practitioners: Preliminary Findings from the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network. Presented at the 14th Annual Frontiers of Translation Science Research Day. San Antonio, TX. April 2024.

2023

Mungia R, Kaur J, Sangdahl C, Gelfond J, Taverna M, Farokhi M. Smokeless Tobacco Practitioner: A South Texas Oral Health Network and National Dental PBRN Short Survey. Presented at the 2023 IIMS Community Engagement Symposium. University of Texas Health San Antonio (UTHSA). San Antonio, TX. Dec 2023.

Mungia R, Garcia K, Sangdahl C, Taverna M, Testa A. Dental Practitioner Food Insecurity Knowledge and Practice. Presented at the 2023 IIMS Community Engagement Symposium. University of Texas Health San Antonio (UTHSA). San Antonio, TX. Dec 2023.

Mungia R, Rivera C, Watson G, Funkhouser E, Cunha-Cruz J. Assessing the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of General Dentists in Effectively Managing Patients with Sjögren’s Syndrome. Presented at the 13th Annual Frontiers of Translation Science Research Day. San Antonio, TX. April 2023.

Mungia R, Sandrea A, Kuchibhotla A, Gelfond J, Khan S, Taverna M, Spencer A, Farokhi M. Exploring Dental Practitioners and the South Texas Community Members Attitudes and Behaviors Towards Smokeless Tobacco Use and its Cessation Practices. Presented at the 13th Annual Frontiers of Translation Science Research Day. San Antonio, TX. April 2023.

2022

Gorman N, Testa A, Mungia R. Violence Awareness in Oral Health. Presented at the 2022 IIMS Community Engagement Symposium. University of Texas Health San Antonio (UTHSA). San Antonio, TX. Dec 2022.

Kuchibhotla A, Farokhi M, Mexquitic M, Gelfond J, Haq S, Truong C, Mungia R. Smokeless Tobacco Use Among San Antonio Refugee and Immigrant Populations. Presented at the 2022 IIMS Community Engagement Symposium. University of Texas Health San Antonio (UTHSA). San Antonio, TX. Dec 2022.

Spencer A & Mungia R. Early Detection of Oral Cancer. Presented at the 2022 IIMS Community Engagement Symposium. University of Texas Health San Antonio (UTHSA). San Antonio, TX. Dec 2022.

Sanchez K, Mungia R, Farokhi M, Mexquitic M. Practitioner Knowledge and Attitudes on Advocating for Smokeless Tobacco Product Cessation Among Patients. Presented at the 12th Annual Frontiers of Translation Science Research Day. San Antonio, TX. May 2022.

Ojo J, Mungia R, Mexquitic M, Garcia C. Teeth Whitening Implications & Ramifications. Presented at the 12th Annual Frontiers of Translation Science Research Day. San Antonio, TX. May 2022.

Mungia R, Taverna M, Lobbezoo F, Glaros A, Galang-Boquiren MT, Rugh J, Cheney C, Funkhouser E, Manifredini D, Ahlberg J, Boone H, Truong C, Gilbert GH. Bruxism Treatment Among Dental Practitioners: Preliminary Qualitative Findings from the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network. Presented at the 40th Annual School of Dentistry Research & Clinical Symposium. February 2022.

2021

Arce A, Mungia R, Galicia JC, Vaughn BA, Mexquitic M, Taverna M, Khan A. Attitudes and Adaptations of U.S. and non-U.S. Endodontists to the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: A South Texas Oral Network Collaboration. Presented at the 2021 IIMS Community Engagement Symposium. University of Texas Health San Antonio (UTHSA). San Antonio, TX. Nov 2021.

Singh M, Mungia R, Case K, Jones B, Mexquitic M, Atique M. Implementation of a Youth & Young Adult E-cigarette Cessation Program within Dental Clinic Setting: A Feasibility Study. Presented at the 2021 IIMS Community Engagement Symposium. University of Texas Health San Antonio (UTHSA). San Antonio, TX. Nov 2021.

Mexquitic M, Mungia R, Taverna M. Practitioner Engagement in the South Texas Oral Health Network PBRN: A Network Analysis. Presented at the 2021 IIMS Virtual Community Engagement Symposium. San Antonio, Texas. Nov 2021.

Boone H, Truong C, Mungia R. Bruxism: A Practitioners Treatment Plan: A South Texas Oral Health Network and National Dental PBRN Short Survey. Presented at the IIMS Community Engagement Symposium. San Antonio, Texas. Nov 2021

Mexquitic M, Mungia R, Case K, Atique M, Jones B. Assessing the Impact of an Innovative E-Cigarette Cessation Program (R.A.K.E) on Dental Practitioner Knowledge. Poster presented at the 2021 UTSA San Antonio Military Health Systems and Universities Research Forum (SURF). San Antonio, TX. June 2021.

Oniya G, Mungia R, Case K, Atique M, Jones B, Mexquitic M. Assessing the Impact of an Innovative E-Cigarette Program (R.A.K.E.) on Dental Practitioner Knowledge. Poster presented at the Robert A. Clark Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day. San Antonio, Texas. May 2021

Obaretin C, Mungia R, Taverna M. Confidence in Practitioner  Ability to Recognize and Manage Clinical Variations of Ectodermal Dysplasia. Poster presented at the Robert A. Clark Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day. San Antonio, Texas. May 2021

Singh M, Mungia R, Taverna MV, Mendoza M, de la Rosa E, Nguyen T, Reyes S, Schramm D. Dry Mouth: Awareness Among Dentists And Community Members: A South Texas Oral Heath Network Study. Poster presented at the Robert A. Clark Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day. San Antonio, Texas. May 2021

Arce A, Mungia R, Galicia JC, Vaughn BA, Mexquitic M, Taverna M, Khan A. General Dentist and Endodontic Practice Adaptations and Future Outlooks in Response to the SARs-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Pandemic. Presented at 39th Annual School of Dentistry Research and Clinical Virtual Symposium. University of Texas Health San Antonio (UTHSA). San Antonio, TX. 2021

Mexquitic M, National Dental PBRN Collaborative Group. Practitioner engagement in activities of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) 7-year results. Poster presentation at 39th Annual School of Dentistry Research and Clinical Virtual Symposium. University of Texas Health San Antonio (UTHSA). San Antonio, TX. 2021

2020

Taverna M. International Dental Hygiene Research Symposium (Bethesda, Ottawa CA). 2020

Maldonado K, Taverna M, Mungia R. Probiotics for Oral Health. Presented at the IIMS Community Engagement Symposium. San Antonio, Texas. November 2020.

Mungia R, Mendoza MJ, Hernandez V. Adolescent Vaping. Presented at the IIMS Community Engagement Symposium. San Antonio, Texas. November 2020.

Garcia K, Mungia R, Mendoza MJ, Taverna M. Silver Diamine Fluoride: A Suit of Armor for Children: A South Texas Oral Health Network Short Survey. Presented at the IIMS Community Engagement Symposium. San Antonio, Texas. November 2020.

2019

Taverna M, Mungia R, Mody P. What’s the Fuss about Flossing: An Issue of Critical Thinking. Presented at the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association Annual Conference. St. John’s Newfoundland. October 2019.

Mendoza M, Saenz G, Taverna M, and Mungia R. Dry Mouth, A Mobile Web App. Presented at the IIMS Community Engagement Symposium. San Antonio, Texas. October 2019.

Taverna M, Nguyen T, and Mungia R. Promoting Probiotics for Oral Health: A collaboration of practitioners and community members. Presented at the IIMS Community Engagement Symposium. San Antonio, Texas. October 2019

Mungia R, Mendoza M, Buchberg M, Thompson M, Winkler P, Wittich A, and Valerio M. E-cigarettes as a Cessation Tool? Presented at the IIMS/CTSA 10th Annual Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day. San Antonio, Texas.  May 2019

2018

Rojas R, Taverna M, Mody P, Davis J, de la Rosa E, Castillo M, and Mungia R. Novel Use of a Mobile Website to Increase Awareness of Dry Mouth in the Community. Presented at the IIMS Community Engagement Symposium. San Antonio, Texas. September 2018.

Mungia R, Taverna M, Davis J, de la Rosa E, Mody P. Changing Attitudes About Flossing. Presented at IIMS/CTSA 9th Annual Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day. San Antonio, Texas. May 2018.

2017

Taverna M and Mungia R. What’s the fuss about flossing? A question of critical thinking. Presented at the IIMS Community Engagement Symposium. San Antonio, Texas. October 2017.

Taverna M, Mungia R, Castillo M, Heilbrun L, and Palmer R. The South Texas Oral Health Network & The Tooth Fairy Study. Presented at the 2017 Global Dental Hygiene Conference. Ottawa, Canada. October 2017.

Mungia R, Taverna M, Castillo M, Heilbrun L, and Palmer R. The South Texas Oral Health Network (STOHN) & The Tooth Fairy Study. Presented at the IIMS Community Engagement Symposium. San Antonio, Texas. October 2017.

Taverna M, Mungia R, Castillo M, Heilbrun L, and Palmer R.  South Texas Oral Health Network & The Tooth Fairy Study. Presented at the 54th Annual Teaching Conference: Pediatrics for the Practioner. San Antonio, Texas. June 2017.

Cervantes Mendez MJ, Abudawood S, Fraser L, Brazeal J, and Chun YP. Molar-Incisor hypomineralization in Texas Children. Presented at 2017 General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).  San Francisco, CA. March 2017.

2015

Dolan C and Burge S. Bridging community dental practitioners to research: The South Texas Oral Health Network (STOHN).Presented at the IIMS Community Engagement Symposium. San Antonio, Texas. May 2015.

Cervantes Mendez MJ, Abudawood S, Hatch JP, and Chun YP. Prevalence of molar-incisor hypomineralization in South Texas Presented at the IIMS Community Engagement Symposium. San Antonio, Texas. May 2015.

PowerPoint Presentations/Talks

2021

UT Health School of Dentistry Dental Seminar Series: Dental Practice-Based Research Networks: Support & Resources (Mungia), December 2021
IIMS Community Health Advisory Board Meeting: The South Texas Oral Health Network: A Research Roadmap for PBRN Investigators (Mungia, Case, Jones) November 2021
STOHN E-Cigarette Webinar: Testing an Innovative E-Cigarette Cessation Program in a Real-World Dental Practice Setting (Mungia. Jones, Mexquitic, Revawala, Case) September 2021
STOHN Annual Meeting: Dental Practice-Based Research Networks at UT Health San Antonio (Mexquitic), September 2021
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