Carolyn Wehler, MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Dept of General Dentistry

MPH, Boston University

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Carolyn Wehler, MPH is an Assistant Professor of General Dentistry at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. She has extensive experience managing database and research protocols, and has worked extensively at the VA Healthcare System. She holds membership in national and local professional societies such as the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, Mass. Dental Hygienists' Association, and the Mass. Coalition for Oral Health. Her publications include original articles, white papers, training documents, and presentations. She earned her AS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Vermont and her MPH, with concentrations in Epidemiology/Biostatistics and Health Services, from Boston University School of Public Health. She was named Dental Hygienist of the Year by the Massachusetts Dental Hygienists Association in 2006 and again in 2016.

2016 Worcester Component, Massachusetts Dental Hygienists' Association: Component Outstanding Dental Hygienist of the Year
2006 Massachusetts Dental Hygienists’ Association: Outstanding Dental Hygienist of the Year Award

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  1. Wehler CJ, Panchal NH, Cotchery DL, Farooqi OA, Ferguson DK, Foran D, Hakki OW, Silva R, Smith GM, Gibson G. Alternatives to opioids for acute pain management after dental procedures: A Department of Veterans Affairs consensus paper. J Am Dent Assoc. 2021 08; 152(8):641-652. PMID: 34325780
  2. Jurasic MM, Gibson G, Orner MB, Wehler CJ, Jones JA. Validation of a Subjective Caries Risk Assessment Tool. J Dent. 2021 Oct; 113:103748.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34274438
  3. White JM, Panchal NH, Wehler CJ, Bestgen SC, Colón JE, Desai HG, Hogue CM, Marianne Jurasic M, Maritim BC, Ortega AP, Smith GM, Taylor JY, Gibson G. Department of Veterans Affairs Consensus: Preradiation dental treatment guidelines for patients with head and neck cancer. Head Neck. 2019 05; 41(5):1153-1160. PMID: 30620438
  4. Jurasic MM, Gibson G, Wehler CJ, Orner MB, Jones JA. Caries prevalence and associations with medications and medical comorbidities. J Public Health Dent. 2019 12; 79(1):34-43.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30440082
  5. Gohel V, Jones JA, Wehler CJ. Salivary biomarkers and cardiovascular disease: a systematic review. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2018 08 28; 56(9):1432-1442.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29630504
  6. Boehmer U, Glickman M, Jones JA, Orner MB, Wheler C, Berlowitz DR, Kressin NR. Dental Care in an Equal Access System Valuing Equity: Are There Racial Disparities? Med Care. 2016 Nov; 54(11):998-1004.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27219638
  7. Farooqi OA, Wehler CJ, Gibson G, Jurasic MM, Jones JA. Appropriate Recall Interval for Periodontal Maintenance: A Systematic Review. J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2015 Dec; 15(4):171-81.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26698003; PMCID: PMC4848042; DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2015.10.001;
  8. Jurasic MM, Gibson G, Wehler CJ, Nunn M, Orner MB, Nunez E, O'Toole TG, Jones JA. Fluoride effectiveness in high caries risk and medically complex Veterans. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2014 Dec; 42(6):543-52.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25040074; DOI: 10.1111/cdoe.12121;
  9. Gibson G, Jurasic MM, Wehler CJ, Orner MB, Nunn ME, Nuñez E, O'Toole TG, Arola PE, Bestgen SC, Jones JA. Longitudinal outcomes of using a fluoride performance measure for adults at high risk of experiencing caries. J Am Dent Assoc. 2014 May; 145(5):443-51.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24789237; DOI: 10.14219/jada.2013.53;
  10. Gibson G, Jurasic MM, Wehler CJ, Jones JA. Supplemental fluoride use for moderate and high caries risk adults: a systematic review. J Public Health Dent. 2011; 71(3):171-84.View Related Profiles. PMID: 21972457
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Caries, Dental
Dental Hygiene
Quality of Life

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