My research contribution to science involves oral radiology, working with disabled patients, as well as risks associated with dental caries in children. My research interests include various problems that interfere with respiratory function and the oral environment, vitamin D and periodontal disease, and medication-related osteoradionecrosis using CBCT. My recent focus is on developing a toothbrush for patients with disabilities.


BS and MS, Biology, Fairleigh Dickinson University

DMD, Fairleigh Dickinson School of Dental Medicine

MPH, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

Research Projects

  1. Correlation of sinusitis, asthma, nasal septal deviation and airway size
  2. Impact of climate change and pollen forecast on sinusitis in patients receiving CBCT
  3. Vitamin D and Tooth Loss
  4. Seasonal changes in air pollution on sinusitis in patients that received CBCT
  5. Evaluation of a Powered toothbrush on saliva collection with normal stimulated flow rate


  1. Markowitz K, Strickland M. The use of anti-inflammatory drugs to prevent bleaching-induced tooth sensitivity is ineffective and unnecessary. Evid Based Dent. 2020 Dec;21(4):130-131. doi: 10.1038/s41432-020-0135-1. PubMed PMID: 33339972.
  2. Markowitz K, Strickland M, Huang A. Fever and Other Clinical Indicators May Fail to Detect COVID-19-Infected Individuals. J Evid Based Dent Pract.2020 Dec;20(4):101499. doi: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2020.101499. Epub 2020 Sep 22. PubMed PMID: 33303095; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7508004.
  3. Markowitz K, Roberts E, Strickland M. Dental products and evidence-based dentistry. Quintessence Int. 2019;50(5):402-411. doi: 10.3290/j.qi.a42293. PubMed PMID: 30957113.
  4. Strickland M, Duda P, Merdad HE, Pelaez-Shelton RE, Rosivack RG, Markowitz K. The clinical performance of chairside caries risk assessment kits.Quintessence Int. 2017;48(2):161-171. doi: 10.3290/j.qi.a37152. PubMed PMID: 27834421.
  5. Duda P, Singer S, Strickland M. Oral facial digital syndrome type 1: Report of a case. Journal Orafacial Sciences. 2014; 6(2).
  6. Strickland M, Singer SR, Rinaggio J, Kim IH, Mupparapu M. Large, expansile odontogenic cyst with bilateral maxillary sinus involvement. J Mich Dent Assoc. 2013 Dec;95(12):38-40. PubMed PMID: 24558719.
  7. Strickland M, Singer SR, Rinaggio J, Kim IH, Mupparapu M. Large, expansile odontogenic cyst with bilateral maxillary sinus involvement. N Y State Dent J. 2013 Mar;79(2):38-40. PubMed PMID: 23691727.
  8. Graye M, Markowitz K, Strickland M, Guzy G, Burke M, Houpt M. In vitro evaluation of the Spectra early caries detection system. J Clin Dent.2012;23(1):1-6. PubMed PMID: 22435317.
  9. Strickland M, Caine RL, Mahevich RA, Duda PW, Spivack E, Robinson MD, Mupparapu M. Use of dental radiographic minipanel series in disabled adults in a university-based special care dental clinic. Quintessence Int. 2011 Apr;42(4):323-9. PubMed PMID: 21516278.
  10. Strickland M, Markowitz K. Breaking the chain of Early Childhood Caries transmission. Dental Hypothesis. 2011; 2(2):87-92.
  11. Mahevich R, Caine R, Strickland M, Duda P. Guidelines for the Restorability of Endodontically Treated Teeth. Journal of Oral-facial Sciences. 2011; 2(3).
  12. Strickland M, Kim I, Caine R, Mupparapu M. Maxillary Central Incisor Impactions Not Associated with Trauma: Report of 3 new cases. Journal of Orofacial Sciences. 2010; 2(1):40-41.
  13. Mupparapu M, Chan J, Singer S, KIM I, Strickland M. Revisiting the intraoral radiographic re-exposure data between dental students and trained dental assistants in a university-based oral and maxillofacial radiology clinic. Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics. 2008; 105(4):57.