M. Marianne Jurasic, DMD, MPH
Clinical Professor
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
General Dentistry

DMD, Boston University
MPH, Harvard University
BS, University of Western Ontario

Marianne Jurasic, DMD, MPH is Clinical Professor of General Dentistry, with a secondary appointment as Clinical Professor of Health Policy and Health Services Research, both at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). Her research focuses on the prevention, management and treatment of dental caries in large systems of care. This work has been funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Secondary research interests include policy development in large systems of care and organizational efficiency. Dr. Jurasic teaches and mentors students in the Doctor of Dental Medicine program, and mentors residents completing the dental public health specialty program. In her role as Director of the Center for Clinical Research, she guides and mentors faculty conducting educational and clinical research projects, and has established a Dental Data Repository at the dental school that serves as a resource to faculty and students conducting clinical effectiveness studies. Outside of GSDM, Dr. Jurasic has been a member of the Veterans Health Administration, Office of Dentistry, Oral Health Quality Group, since its inception in 2008. In this role, she has worked with multi-disciplinary teams developing clinical recommendations and guidelines, assessing outcomes of dental care, and collaborating with colleagues examining antibiotic and opioid prescribing practices among VA dentists.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Through my teaching, service and research activities, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with individuals from a variety of life experiences and from many parts of the world. My research teams have consisted of individuals with diverse backgrounds and skillsets, resulting in a supportive team culture, and I deeply value the creative problem solving that occurs in such an environment. My research has focused on improving the oral health of Veterans who receive dental care through the Veterans Health Administration Office of Dentistry. This cohort of patients present with a higher burden of both oral and systemic disease compared to the general US population, and therefore providing standardized evidence-based dental care is of paramount importance.

Clinical Professor
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Health Policy & Health Svcs Research

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Center for Clinical Research

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Carolyn Wehler
10/01/2021 - 09/30/2023 (PI)
Department of Veterans Administration

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Marianne Jurasic
10/01/2021 - 06/30/2023 (PI)
Department of Veterans Administration

Topical Fluoride Effectiveness in High Caries Risk Adults
08/15/2018 - 07/31/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research

The National Dental PBRN Administrative and Resource Center
06/01/2020 - 05/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
University of Alabama at Birmingham NIH NIDCR

Protocol # VIG-001, Clinical Evaluation of the OncAlert Rapid in Subjects Presenting for Evaluation and/or Initial Biopsy; Impact on Decision-Making.
12/18/2017 - 12/17/2021 (Multi-PI)
PI: M. Marianne Jurasic, DMD, MPH
Vigilant Biosciences, Inc.

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Carolyn Wehler
12/01/2020 - 11/30/2021 (PI)
Bedford VA

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Marianne Jurasic
10/01/2020 - 09/30/2021 (PI)
Department of Veterans Affairs

Personnel Agreement for research services of Marianne M. Jurasic
12/01/2019 - 09/30/2021 (PI)
Department of Veterans Administration, Bedford

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Carolyn Wehler
12/01/2016 - 09/30/2020 (PI)
Department of Veterans Administration, Bedford

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Marianne Jurasic
10/01/2018 - 09/30/2019 (PI)
Department of Veterans Administration, Bedford

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  1. Boyer TL, Solanki P, McGregor JC, Wilson GM, Gibson G, Jurasic MM, Evans CT, Suda KJ. Risk factors for oral infection and dry socket post-tooth extraction in medically complex patients in the absence of antibiotic prophylaxis: A case-control study. Spec Care Dentist. 2024 Feb 06. PMID: 38321539
  2. Wilson GM, McGregor JC, Gibson G, Jurasic MM, Evans CT, Suda KJ. Factors associated with dental implant loss/complications in the Veterans Health Administration, 2015-2019. J Public Health Dent. 2023 Sep; 83(4):408-412. PMID: 37667872
  3. Jones JA, Gibson G, Cabral HJ, Wehler CJ, Orner MB, Jurasic MM. Effectiveness of fluorides in root caries prevention, Department of Veterans Affairs (2009-2018). Spec Care Dentist. 2024; 44(2):575-583.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37322562; PMCID: PMC10721720; DOI: 10.1111/scd.12894;
  4. Gibson G, Jones JA, Wehler CJ, Cabral HJ, Orner MB, Jurasic MM. Addressing the discrepancy between efficacy and effectiveness of 1.1% sodium fluoride toothpaste or gel in adults as part of a caries prevention program. J Am Dent Assoc. 2023 Jul; 154(7):541-544.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36863992
  5. Jurasic MM, Gillespie S, Sorbara P, Clarkson J, Ramsay C, Nyongesa D, McEdward D, Gilbert GH, Vollmer WM. Deep caries removal strategies: Findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network. J Am Dent Assoc. 2022 Nov; 153(11):1078-1088.e7. PMID: 36175201; PMCID: PMC10787323; DOI: 10.1016/j.adaj.2022.08.005;
  6. Sharp LK, Solanki P, Boyer T, Vivo A, Kale I, Hughes AM, Gibson G, Jurasic MM, Evans CT, Suda KJ. A qualitative exploration of dentists' opioid prescribing decisions within U.S. veterans affairs facilities. Pain. 2023 Apr 01; 164(4):749-757. PMID: 35984367; PMCID: PMC10026830; DOI: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002759;
  7. Evans CT, Fitzpatrick MA, Poggensee L, Gonzalez B, Gibson G, Jurasic MM, Echevarria K, McGregor JC, Gellad WF, Suda KJ. High prescribing of antibiotics is associated with high prescribing of opioids in medical and dental providers. Pharmacotherapy. 2022 Sep; 42(9):716-723. PMID: 35869691; PMCID: PMC9794436; DOI: 10.1002/phar.2720;
  8. Hughes AM, Lin E, Hussain RA, Gibson G, Jurasic MM, Sharp LK, Hubbard CC, Poggensee LE, Evans CT, McGregor JC, Gellad WF, Suda KJ. The feasibility of academic detailing for acute oral pain management in outpatient dentistry: A pilot study. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2023; 63(1):158-163.e6. PMID: 36031546; PMCID: PMC10807693; DOI: 10.1016/j.japh.2022.08.001;
  9. Gibson G, Wehler CJ, Jurasic MM. Providing Effective Dental Care for an Ageing Population. Int Dent J. 2022 Aug; 72(4S):S39-S43.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36031324; PMCID: PMC9437804; DOI: 10.1016/j.identj.2022.06.011;
  10. Hughes AM, Evans CT, Fitzpatrick MA, Kale IO, Vivo A, Boyer TL, Solanki PA, Gibson G, Jurasic MM, Sharp LK, Echevarria KL, Suda KJ. A qualitative approach to examining antimicrobial prescribing in the outpatient dental setting. Antimicrob Steward Healthc Epidemiol. 2022; 2(1):e102. PMID: 36483419; PMCID: PMC9726505; DOI: 10.1017/ash.2022.242;
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Fluorides, Topical
Dental Caries
Dental Caries Susceptibility
Analgesics, Opioid
Efficiency, Organizational
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