School of Dental Medicine

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Mark Moss, DDS, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Foundational Sciences

4255 Ledyard E. Ross Hall

Clinical Interests
Improving access to care for underserved populations; Addressing the social determinants of health with an emphasis on oral health; Reducing health disparities by addressing the structure, process, and outcomes of health care using a complex systems approach. 

DDS, Marquette University
MS (Preventive Medicine – Epidemiology), University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD (Epidemiology), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

General Practice Residency – Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY
Dental Public Health Residency – New York State Bureau of Dental Health 

Biographical Information
Dr. Moss brings a rich mix of experience to his role on the Foundational Sciences faculty at ECU School of Dental Medicine. He has served as the State Dental Director in the Wisconsin Division of Public Health. Prior to that he worked for twelve years in a rural community clinic in upstate New York and was a faculty member in the New York Dental Public Health Residency Program and at the University of Rochester and Eastman Dental Center. Dr. Moss has also held adjunct faculty appointments at New York University College of Dentistry and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Moss’ career path aligns well with the vision of improving the health and quality of life of all North Carolinians by creating leaders with a passion to care for the underserved and by leading the nation in community-based, service learning oral health education. 

Dr. Moss enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping and birdwatching. He is committed to the care of adults with special health care needs and is trained as a Dental Director for the Special Olympics Special Smiles Program. 

Arora S, Moss ME, Kumar JV. Does enamel fluorosis affect racial and ethnic groups differently? J Public Health Dent (Submitted).

Kumar JV, Tavares V, Kandhari P, Moss ME, Jolaoso IA. Changes in caries experience, untreated caries, sealant prevalence, and preventive behavior among third-graders in New York State 2002-2004 and 2009-2012. Public Health Reports 2015;130:355-361. 

Jolaoso IA, Kumar JV, Moss ME. Does fluoride in drinking water delay tooth eruption? J Public Health Dent 74: 241-7, 2014. 

Patel MH, Kumar JV, Moss ME. Diabetes and tooth loss. An analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2003-2004. JADA 144: 478-485, 2013.

Nagarkar SR, Kumar JV, Moss ME. Early childhood caries–related visits to emergency departments and ambulatory surgery facilities and associated charges in New York state. JADA 143: 59-65, 2012. 

Kumar JV, Moss ME. Fluorides in Dental Public Health Programs. Dent Clin N Am 52: 387-401, 2008. 

Aligne CA, Moss ME, Auinger P, Weitzman M. Association of pediatric dental caries with passive smoking. JAMA 289:1258-1264, 2003.

Malmstrom HS, Schlueter M, Roach T, Moss ME. Effect of thickness of flowable resins on marginal leakage in class II composite restorations. Oper Dent 27:373-80, 2002. 

Malmstrom HS, Mehta N, Sanchez R, Moss ME. The effect of two different coatings on the surface integrity and softness of a tissue conditioner. J Prosthet Dent.87:153-7, 2002.

Weitzman M, Byrd R, Aligne A, Moss M. The effects of tobacco exposure on children's behavioral and cognitive functioning: Implications for clinical and public health policy and future research. Neurotoxicology and Teratology 24: 397-406, 2002. 

Weitzman M, Moss ME. About children's oral health needs. Ambulatory Pediatrics 1: 162-166, 2001 

Hauk MJ, Moss ME, Weinberg GA, Berkowitz RJ. Delayed tooth eruption: association with severity of HIV infection. Pediatric Dent 23: 260-262, 2001 

Tanzilli RA, Tallents RH, Katzberg RW, Kyrkanides S, Moss ME. Temporomandibular joint sound evaluation with an electronic device and clinical evaluation. Clin Orthod Res 4: 72-78, 2001. 

Galindo DF, Ercoli C, Graser GN, Tallents RH, Moss ME. Effect of soldering on metal-porcelain bond strength in repaired porcelain-fused-to-metal castings. J Prosthetic Dent 85: 88-94, 2001. 

Hofstede TM, Ercoli C, Graser GN, Tallents RH, Moss ME, Zero DT. Influence of metal-surface finishing on porcelain porosity and beam failure loads at the metal-ceramic interface. J Prosthetic Dent 84: 309-317, 2000. 

Moss ME, Lanphear BP. Blood lead level and dental caries (In reply). JAMA 283:477, 2000.

Moss ME, Lanphear BP, Auinger P. Association of dental caries and blood lead levels. JAMA 281:2294-2298, 1999.

Bonilla-Aragon H, Tallents RH, Katzberg RW, Kyrkanides S, Moss ME. Condyle position as a predictor of temporomandibular joint internal derangement. J Prosthetic Dent 82: 205-8, 1999. 

Qadan S, Macher DJ, Tallents RH, Kyrkanides S, Moss ME. The effect of surgically induced anterior disc displacement of the temporomandibular joint on the midface and cranial base. Clin Orthodont Res 2: 124-32, 1999.

Lopez L, Berkowitz R, Zlotnik H, Moss M, Weinstein P. Topical antimicrobial therapy in the prevention of early childhood caries. Pediatric Dentistry 21: 9-11, 1999.

Kahn J, Tallents RH, Katzberg RW, Moss ME, Murphy WC. Association between dental occlusal variables and intraarticular temporomandibular joint disorders: horizontal and vertical overlap. J Prosthetic Dent 79: 658-62, 1998. 

Billings RJ, Adair SM, Shields CP, Moss ME. Clinical evaluation of new designs for intraoral fluoride-releasing systems Pediatric Dent 20:17-24, 1998. 

Perrini F, Tallents RH, Katzberg RW, Ribeiro RF, Kyrkanides S, Moss ME. Generalized joint laxity and temporomandibular disorders. J Orofacial Pain 11:215-21, 1997. 

Hauk M, Berkowitz RJ, Moss M, Meyerowitz C, Cassman B, Weinberg GA. Hospitalizations associated with oral lesions in perinatally HIV-infected children. Pediatric Dent 19:484-5, 1997.

Laspos CP, Kyrkanides S, Tallents RH, Moss ME, Subtelny JD. Mandibular asymmetry in non-cleft and unilateral cleft lip and palate individuals. Cleft Palate Craniofac J 34:410-6, 1997.

Berkowitz RJ, Moss M, Billings RJ, Weinstein P. Clinical outcomes for nursing caries treated using general anesthesia. J Dent Child 64:210-1, 1997.

Laspos CP, Kyrkanides S, Tallents RH, Moss ME, Subtelny JD. Mandibular and maxillary asymmetry in individuals with unilateral cleft lip and palate. Cleft Palate Craniofac J 34:232-9, 1997. 

Leverett DH, Adair SM, Vaughan BW, Proskin HM, Moss ME.  Randomized clinical trial of the effect of prenatal fluoride supplements in preventing dental caries.  Caries Res 31: 174-9, 1997. 

Ribeiro RF, Tallents RH, Katzberg RW, Murphy WC, Moss ME, Magalhaes AC, Tavano O.  The prevalence of disc displacement in symptomatic and asymptomatic volunteers aged 6 to 25 years. J Orofacial Pain 11: 37-47, 1997. 

Moss ME, Beck JD, Kaplan BH, Offenbacher S, Weintraub JA, Koch GG, Genco RJ, Machtei EE, Tedesco LA.  Exploratory case-control analysis of psychosocial factors and adult periodontitis.  J Periodontol  67:1060-9, 1996. 

Billings RJ, Proskin HM, Moss ME.  Xerostomia and associated factors in a community-dwelling adult population.  Comm Dent Oral Epidemiol 24:312-6, 1996. 

Moss ME, Kanarek MS, Anderson HA, Hanrahan LP, Remington PL. Osteosarcoma, seasonality, and environmental factors in Wisconsin, 1979-1989.  Arch Environ Health 50:235-241, 1995. 

Moss ME, Zero DT.  An overview of caries risk assessment and its potential utility.  J Dent Educ  59:932-940, 1995. 

Moss ME. The Public Health Impact of Alcohol Use, Misuse and Abuse in North Carolina. Epikrisis 4: (No. 11), 2, 1993.

Akgulian NA, Moss ME, Remington PL, Anderson HA. Alcohol-Related Disease Impact - Wisconsin, 1988. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 39: 178-180, 186-87, 1990. 

Moss ME, Remington PL, Peterson DE.  The costs of smoking in Wisconsin: A silent epidemic.  Wisconsin Medical Journal 89, 646, 648, 651, 1990. 

Mirkin I, Remington PL, Moss M, Anderson HA.  Liver cancer in Wisconsin: the potential for prevention.  Wisconsin Medical Journal 89, 49-53, 1990. 

Remington PL, Moss ME.  Chronic disease mortality and risk factors in Wisconsin, 1986.  Wisconsin Medical Journal 88, 25-30, 1989. 

Moss ME, Remington PL.  Chronic disease software programs.  The Epidemiology Monitor 10, 5-6, 1989.

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