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Woosung Sohn, DDS, DrPH

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
DepartmentHealth Policy & Health Svcs Research
Phone(617) 414-1156
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-7486-9652
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TitleDirector of Dental Public Health
InstitutionBoston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
DepartmentHealth Policy & Health Svcs Research

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  1. Bakhurji E, Scott T, Mangione T, Sohn W. Dentists' perspective about dental amalgam: current use and future direction. J Public Health Dent. 2017 Jan 10. PMID: 28070905.
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  2. Ismail AI, Pitts NB, Tellez M. The International Caries Classification and Management System (ICCMS™) An Example of a Caries Management Pathway. BMC Oral Health. 2015; 15 Suppl 1:S9. PMID: 26391116.
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  3. Kaye EK, Heaton B, Sohn W, Rich SE, Spiro A, Garcia RI. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet and New and Recurrent Root Caries Events in Men. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Sep; 63(9):1812-9. PMID: 26280256.
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  4. Sohn W. Caregiver's Education Level is Associated With a Child's Dental Caries, in Part, Mediated by Dental Care Use Behaviors in Low-income African American Populations. J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2015 Sep; 15(3):128-30. PMID: 26337586.
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  5. Beltrán-Aguilar ED, Barker L, Sohn W, Wei L. Water Intake by Outdoor Temperature Among Children Aged 1-10 Years: Implications for Community Water Fluoridation in the U.S. Public Health Rep. 2015 Jul-Aug; 130(4):362-71. PMID: 26346578.
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  6. Nebeker CD, Briskie DM, Maturo RA, Piskorowski WA, Sohn W, Boynton JR. Michigan Dentists' Attitudes toward Medicaid and an Alternative Public Dental Insurance System for Children. J Mich Dent Assoc. 2015 Jan; 97(1):48-54. PMID: 26285504.
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  7. Nebeker CD, Briskie DM, Maturo RA, Piskorowski WA, Sohn W, Boynton JR. Michigan dentists' attitudes toward Medicaid and an alternative public dental insurance system for children. Pediatr Dent. 2014 Jan-Feb; 36(1):34-8. PMID: 24717707.
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  8. Sohn W. Smokers may experience poorer bone regeneration than nonsmokers after periodontal treatment. J Am Dent Assoc. 2013 May; 144(5):531-2. PMID: 23633702.
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  9. Noh HJ, Sohn W, Kim BI, Kwon HK, Choi CH, Kim HY. Estimation of fluoride intake from milk-based infant formulas and baby foods. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2015 Mar; 27(2):NP1300-9. PMID: 23467627.
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  10. Taichman LS, Sohn W, Kolenic G, Sowers M. Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate use and periodontal health in 15- to 44-year-old US females. J Periodontol. 2012 Aug; 83(8):1008-17. PMID: 22309173.
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  11. Choi CH, Ha MO, Youn HJ, Jeong SS, Iijima Y, Sohn W, Hong SJ. Effect of bamboo salt-NaF dentifrice on enamel remineralization. Am J Dent. 2012 Feb; 25(1):9-12. PMID: 22558684.
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  12. Garcia RI, Sohn W. The paradigm shift to prevention and its relationship to dental education. J Dent Educ. 2012 Jan; 76(1):36-45. PMID: 22262548.
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  13. Arruda AO, Senthamarai Kannan R, Inglehart MR, Rezende CT, Sohn W. Effect of 5% fluoride varnish application on caries among school children in rural Brazil: a randomized controlled trial. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2012 Jun; 40(3):267-76. PMID: 22150341.
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  14. Rethman MP, Beltrán-Aguilar ED, Billings RJ, Hujoel PP, Katz BP, Milgrom P, Sohn W, Stamm JW, Watson G, Wolff M, Wright JT, Zero D, Aravamudhan K, Frantsve-Hawley J, Meyer DM. Nonfluoride caries-preventive agents: executive summary of evidence-based clinical recommendations. J Am Dent Assoc. 2011 Sep; 142(9):1065-1071. PMID: 21987836.
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  15. Brandt RG, Anderson PF, McDonald NJ, Sohn W, Peters MC. The pulpal anesthetic efficacy of articaine versus lidocaine in dentistry: a meta-analysis. J Am Dent Assoc. 2011 May; 142(5):493-504. PMID: 21531931.
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  16. Richter AE, Arruda AO, Peters MC, Sohn W. Incidence of caries lesions among patients treated with comprehensive orthodontics. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2011 May; 139(5):657-64. PMID: 21536209.
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  17. Ismail AI, Lim S, Sohn W. A transition scoring system of caries increment with adjustment of reversals in longitudinal study: evaluation using primary tooth surface data. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2011 Feb; 39(1):61-8. PMID: 20690932.
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  18. Noh H, Sohn W, Choi C, Kim H. Relationship between general safety behaviors and oral health behaviors among South Korean children. J Dental Hygiene Sci. 2011; (11):311-317.
  19. John V, Papageorge M, Jahangiri L, Wheater M, Cappelli D, Frazer R, Sohn W. Recruitment, development, and retention of dental faculty in a changing environment. J Dent Educ. 2011 Jan; 75(1):82-9. PMID: 21205732.
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  20. Behnan SM, Arruda AO, González-Cabezas C, Sohn W, Peters MC. In-vitro evaluation of various treatments to prevent demineralization next to orthodontic brackets. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2010 Dec; 138(6):712.e1-7; discussion 712-3. PMID: 21130326.
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  21. Ajrouch KJ, Reisine S, Lim S, Sohn W, Ismail A. Perceived everyday discrimination and psychological distress: does social support matter? Ethn Health. 2010 Aug; 15(4):417-34. PMID: 20582775.
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  22. Ajrouch KJ, Reisine S, Lim S, Sohn W, Ismail A. Situational stressors among African-American women living in low-income urban areas: the role of social support. Women Health. 2010 Mar; 50(2):159-75. PMID: 20437303.
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  23. Lee JM, Lim S, Zoellner J, Burt BA, Sandretto AM, Sohn W, Ismail AI. Don't children grow out of their obesity? Weight transitions in early childhood. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2010 May; 49(5):466-9. PMID: 20118102.
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  24. Arruda AO, Behnan SM, Richter AE, Peters MC, Sohn W, González-Cabezas C. White-spot lesions in orthodontics: A drawback of the specialty. McNamara JA Jr, Kapila SD, eds. Surgical enhancement of orthodontic treatment. Monograph 47, Craniofacial Growth Series, Dept Orthod Pediatr Dent and Ctr for Human Growth and Developmt, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. 2010; (47):367-79.
  25. Todem D, Zhang Y, Ismail AI, Sohn W. Random effects regression models for count data with excess zeros in caries research. J Applied Stat. 2010; (37):1661-1679.
  26. Taichman LS, Sohn W, Lim S, Eklund S, Ismail A. Assessing patterns of restorative and preventive care among children enrolled in Medicaid, by type of dental care provider. J Am Dent Assoc. 2009 Jul; 140(7):886-94. PMID: 19571052.
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  27. Sohn W. Obese or overweight children do not have a higher risk of dental caries. J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2009 Jun; 9(2):97-8. PMID: 19527871.
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  28. Malcheff S, Pink TC, Sohn W, Inglehart MR, Briskie D. Infant oral health examinations: pediatric dentists' professional behavior and attitudes. Pediatr Dent. 2009 May-Jun; 31(3):202-9. PMID: 19552224.
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  29. Ismail AI, Sohn W, Lim S, Willem JM. Predictors of dental caries progression in primary teeth. J Dent Res. 2009 Mar; 88(3):270-5. PMID: 19329463.
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  30. Lim S, Zoellner JM, Lee JM, Burt BA, Sandretto AM, Sohn W, Ismail AI, Lepkowski JM. Obesity and sugar-sweetened beverages in African-American preschool children: a longitudinal study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Jun; 17(6):1262-8. PMID: 19197261.
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  31. Noh HJ, Choi CH, Sohn W. . Factors associated with access to dental care among Korean adults. Korean J Public Health Policy. 2009; (18):170-184.
  32. Calhoun JG, Kolker JL, McGowan JM, Sohn W, Ismail AI. Tobacco-free community coalitions: opportunities for enhancing oral cancer prevention programs. J Cancer Educ. 2009; 24(4):275-9. PMID: 19838884.
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  33. Sohn W, Noh H, Burt BA. Fluoride ingestion is related to fluid consumption patterns. J Public Health Dent. 2009; 69(4):267-75. PMID: 19508423.
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  34. Hall JF, Sohn W, McNamara JA. Why do dentists refer to specific orthodontists? Angle Orthod. 2009 Jan; 79(1):5-11. PMID: 19123694.
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  35. Reisine S, Ajrouch KJ, Sohn W, Lim S, Ismail A. Characteristics of African-American male caregivers in a study of oral health in Detroit--a brief communication. J Public Health Dent. 2009; 69(3):197-200. PMID: 19192101.
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  36. Sohn W, Taichman LS, Ismail AI, Reisine S. Caregiver's perception of child's oral health status among low-income African Americans. Pediatr Dent. 2008 Nov-Dec; 30(6):480-7. PMID: 19186773.
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  37. Lim S, Sohn W, Burt BA, Sandretto AM, Kolker JL, Marshall TA, Ismail AI. Cariogenicity of soft drinks, milk and fruit juice in low-income african-american children: a longitudinal study. J Am Dent Assoc. 2008 Jul; 139(7):959-67; quiz 995. PMID: 18594082.
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  38. Ismail AI, Lim S, Sohn W, Willem JM. Determinants of early childhood caries in low-income African American young children. Pediatr Dent. 2008 Jul-Aug; 30(4):289-96. PMID: 18767507.
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  39. Reisine S, Tellez M, Willem J, Sohn W, Ismail A. Relationship between caregiver's and child's caries prevalence among disadvantaged African Americans. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2008 Jun; 36(3):191-200. PMID: 18474051.
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  40. Sanders AE, Lim S, Sohn W. Resilience to urban poverty: theoretical and empirical considerations for population health. Am J Public Health. 2008 Jun; 98(6):1101-6. PMID: 18445798.
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  41. Chattopadhyay A, Arevalo O, Sohn W. Understanding measurement of dental diseases and research participation in practice set-up. Dent Clin North Am. 2008 Apr; 52(2):367-86, vii. PMID: 18329449.
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  42. Ismail AI, Sohn W, Tellez M, Willem JM, Betz J, Lepkowski J. Risk indicators for dental caries using the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS). Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2008 Feb; 36(1):55-68. PMID: 18205641.
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  43. Noh HJ, Choi CH, Sohn W. . The relationship between oral health behavior and frequency of oral health education in adolescent. J Korean Acad Dent Health. 2008; (32):203-213.
  44. Kolker JL, Ismail AI, Sohn W, Ramaswami N. Trends in the incidence, mortality, and survival rates of oral and pharyngeal cancer in a high-risk area in Michigan, USA. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2007 Dec; 35(6):489-99. PMID: 18039291.
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  45. Finlayson TL, Siefert K, Ismail AI, Sohn W. Psychosocial factors and early childhood caries among low-income African-American children in Detroit. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2007 Dec; 35(6):439-48. PMID: 18039285.
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  46. Kolker JL, Yuan Y, Burt BA, Sandretto AM, Sohn W, Lang SW, Ismail AI. Dental caries and dietary patterns in low-income African American children. Pediatr Dent. 2007 Nov-Dec; 29(6):457-64. PMID: 18254414.
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  47. Finlayson TL, Siefert K, Ismail AI, Sohn W. Maternal self-efficacy and 1-5-year-old children's brushing habits. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2007 Aug; 35(4):272-81. PMID: 17615014.
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  48. Li Y, Ismail AI, Ge Y, Tellez M, Sohn W. Similarity of bacterial populations in saliva from African-American mother-child dyads. J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Sep; 45(9):3082-5. PMID: 17634300.
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  49. Ismail AI, Sohn W, Tellez M, Amaya A, Sen A, Hasson H, Pitts NB. The International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS): an integrated system for measuring dental caries. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2007 Jun; 35(3):170-8. PMID: 17518963.
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  50. Sohn W, Ismail A, Amaya A, Lepkowski J. Determinants of dental care visits among low-income African-American children. J Am Dent Assoc. 2007 Mar; 138(3):309-18; quiz 395-396, 398. PMID: 17332036.
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  51. Sohn W, Ismail AI, Taichman LS. Caries risk-based fluoride supplementation for children. Pediatr Dent. 2007 Jan-Feb; 29(1):23-31. PMID: 18041509.
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  52. Jeong SH, Chung JK, Choi YH, Sohn W, Song KB. Factors related to job satisfaction among South Korean dentists. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2006 Dec; 34(6):460-6. PMID: 17092275.
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  53. Lee JS, Kim IS, Sohn WM, Lee J, Yong TS. A DNA vaccine encoding a fatty acid-binding protein of Clonorchis sinensis induces protective immune response in Sprague-Dawley rats. Scand J Immunol. 2006 Mar; 63(3):169-76. PMID: 16499569.
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  54. Sohn W, Burt BA, Sowers MR. Carbonated soft drinks and dental caries in the primary dentition. J Dent Res. 2006 Mar; 85(3):262-6. PMID: 16498075.
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  55. Nriagu J, Burt B, Linder A, Ismail A, Sohn W. Lead levels in blood and saliva in a low-income population of Detroit, Michigan. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2006 Mar; 209(2):109-21. PMID: 16443391.
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  56. Tellez M, Sohn W, Burt BA, Ismail AI. Assessment of the relationship between neighborhood characteristics and dental caries severity among low-income African-Americans: a multilevel approach. J Public Health Dent. 2006; 66(1):30-6. PMID: 16570748.
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  57. Burt BA, Kolker JL, Sandretto AM, Yuan Y, Sohn W, Ismail AI. Dietary patterns related to caries in a low-income adult population. Caries Res. 2006; 40(6):473-80. PMID: 17063017.
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  58. Finlayson TL, Siefert K, Ismail AI, Delva J, Sohn W. Reliability and validity of brief measures of oral health-related knowledge, fatalism, and self-efficacy in mothers of African American children. Pediatr Dent. 2005 Sep-Oct; 27(5):422-8. PMID: 16435644.
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  59. Sohn W, Ismail AI. Regular dental visits and dental anxiety in an adult dentate population. J Am Dent Assoc. 2005 Jan; 136(1):58-66; quiz 90-1. PMID: 15693497.
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  60. Sohn W, Ismail AI, Kolker JL. Knowledge of oral cancer and screening practices of primary care providers at Federally Qualified Health Centers. J Public Health Dent. 2005; 65(3):160-5. PMID: 16171261.
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  61. Birch S, Sohn W, Ismail AI, Lepkowski JM, Belli RF. Willingness to pay for dentin regeneration in a sample of dentate adults. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2004 Jun; 32(3):210-6. PMID: 15151691.
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  62. Ismail AI, Birch S, Sohn W, Lepkowski JM, Belli RF. Utilities of dentin regeneration among insured and uninsured adults. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2004 Feb; 32(1):55-66. PMID: 14961841.
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  63. Sohn W, Ismail AI, Tellez M. Efficacy of educational interventions targeting primary care providers' practice behaviors: an overview of published systematic reviews. J Public Health Dent. 2004; 64(3):164-72. PMID: 15341140.
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  64. Ismail AI, Nainar SM, Sohn W. Children's first dental visit: attitudes and practices of US pediatricans and family physicians. Pediatr Dent. 2003 Sep-Oct; 25(5):425-30. PMID: 14649605.
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  65. Ford K, Sohn W, Lepkowski JM. Ethnicity or race, area characteristics, and sexual partner choice among American adolescents. J Sex Res. 2003 May; 40(2):211-8. PMID: 12908128.
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  66. Ismail AI, Belli RF, Sohn W, Toussaint L. Internal consistency and reliability of a questionnaire assessing organizational innovation in two schools of dentistry. J Dent Educ. 2002 Apr; 66(4):469-77. PMID: 12014562.
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  67. Ford K, Sohn W, Lepkowski J. American adolescents: sexual mixing patterns, bridge partners, and concurrency. Sex Transm Dis. 2002 Jan; 29(1):13-9. PMID: 11773873.
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  68. Ismail AI, Hasson H, Sohn W. Dental caries in the second millennium. J Dent Educ. 2001 Oct; 65(10):953-9. PMID: 11699996.
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  69. Ford K, Sohn W, Lepkowski J. Characteristics of adolescents' sexual partners and their association with use of condoms and other contraceptive methods. Fam Plann Perspect. 2001 May-Jun; 33(3):100-5, 132. PMID: 11407432.
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  70. Ismail AI, Sohn W. The impact of universal access to dental care on disparities in caries experience in children. J Am Dent Assoc. 2001 Mar; 132(3):295-303. PMID: 11258086.
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  71. Sohn W, Heller KE, Burt BA. Fluid consumption related to climate among children in the United States. J Public Health Dent. 2001; 61(2):99-106. PMID: 11474921.
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  72. Heller KE, Sohn W, Burt BA, Feigal RJ. Water consumption and nursing characteristics of infants by race and ethnicity. J Public Health Dent. 2000; 60(3):140-6. PMID: 11109210.
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  73. Heller KE, Sohn W, Burt BA, Eklund SA. Water consumption in the United States in 1994-96 and implications for water fluoridation policy. J Public Health Dent. 1999; 59(1):3-11. PMID: 11396041.
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  74. Ismail AI, Sohn W. A systematic review of clinical diagnostic criteria of early childhood caries. J Public Health Dent. 1999; 59(3):171-91. PMID: 10649590.
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  75. Kim HG, Lee SY, Sohn W, Kang MS, Kim BI. Combined effect of xylitol and fluoride on the growth, metabolism, and adhesiveness of Streptococcus sobrinus and Streptococcus mutans. J Korean Acad Dent Health. 1994; (18):182-199.
  76. Kim BI, Kim HG, Kang MS, Sohn W, Kim CY. . Effect of sucrose/xylitol mixture on the growth and adhesiveness of Streptococcus mutans. J Korean Acad Dent Health. 1994; (18):169-181.
  77. Kang SH, Sohn W, Kim CY. Pit and fissure sealing with CO2 laser and synthetic hydroxyapatite. J Korean Acad Dent Health. 1993; (17):101-120.
  78. Kim CY, Jung SC, Sohn W. . Anti-plaque and anti-inflammatory effect of toothpaste containing traditional "Bamboo salt": a randomized clinical trial. J Korean Acad Dent Health. 1991; (15):266-277.
  79. Sohn W, Yu YJ, Kim CY. Growth inhibitory effect of traditional "Bamboo Salt" on various oral bacteria. J Korean Acad Dent Health. 1991; (15):252-265.
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