Publications

Scholarly Journals--Published

  • Qoborsi J., Oroojian S., Bajwa J., Obhade A., Roque-Torres G., Rice DD.  Digital Imaging Filters and Their Effect on Detecting Root Resorption. California Dental Association Journal, 48(12), 655-660 (2020) (12/2020)
  • Rice DD., Grandhi, A., Roque Torres, J., Guo, J.,  Bakland, L. Microcomputed Tomography of Calcium-Hydroxide Exposed Vital Nerve Tissue: A Pilot Protocol. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol, 130(2), e66-e67 (2020). (07/2020)
  • Rice DD, Abramovitch K, Olsen GW, Christiansen EL, Data management practices of cone beam computed tomography volumes: An exploratory user survey. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology 128(2), e100-e107 (2019). (08/2019)
  • Abramovitch K, Rice DD, Christiansen EL, Sabeti, M,. Reproducibility of linear alveolar measurements between tow DICOM CBCT viewing software programs: A Pilot Study. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology 127(1), e31 (2019). (01/2019)
  • Rice DD, Holshouser B, Torabinejad M, Gangadharmath U, Abramovitch K, Christiansen, E, Quantitation of Pulp/Periapical Inflammation Using PET Marker 11C-MK-4231 Calcitonin-Gene-Related Peptide Receptor; An Animal Model.  Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology 127(1), e43-e44 (2019) (01/2019)
  • Rice DD., Clark, J., Wadhwani, C., Abramovitch, K.,  Kattadiyil, M. Effects of Image Processing upon Radiographic Image Quality. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol, 128(4), e160-e161. doi:10.1016/j.oooo.2019.01.029 (2019). (01/2019)
  • Rice DD, Abramovitch K,Torabinejad M, Maktabi O.,  The Endodontic Radiolucency Index: CBCT-ERI. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology 127(1), e43 (2019). (01/2019)
  • Rice, D. D., Abramovitch, K., Roche, S., Cora, C. A., Torralba, K. D., Christensen, H. L. and Christiansen, E. L., Undiagnosed, chronic temporomandibular joint pain: making a case for FDG-PET/CT. International journal of rheumatic diseases 20, 2122-2126 (2017). (10/2018)
  • J. Clark, C. P. Wadhwani, K. Abramovitch, D. D. Rice, M. T. Kattadiyil, Effect of sharpening on radiographic image quality.  J Prosthet Dent.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2018.03.034 (10/2018) (link)
  • M. Torabinejad, D. D. Rice, O. Maktabi, U. Oyoyo, K. Abramovitch, Prevalence and Size of Periapical Radiolucencies Using Cone-beam Computed Tomography in Teeth without Apparent Intraoral Radiographic Lesions: A New Periapical Index with a Clinical Recommendation. Journal of endodontics 44, 389-394 (2018). (04/2018)
  • C. K. Bell, E. F. Sahl, Y. J. Kim, D. D. Rice, Accuracy of Implants Placed with Surgical Guides: Thermoplastic Versus 3D Printed. The International journal of periodontics & restorative dentistry 38, 113-119 (2018). (03/2018)
  • Elisabetta Cotti, Kenneth Abramovitch, James Jensen, Elia Schirru, Dwight D. Rice, Udochukwu Oyoyo, Mahmoud Torabinejad, The Influence of Adalimumab on the Healing of Apical Periodontitis in Ferrets. Journal of endodontics 43, 1841-1846 (2017). (01/2018)
  • Hiebert B M, Abramovitch K, Rice D, & Torabinejad M. (2017). Prevalence of Second Mesiobuccal Canals in Maxillary First Molars Detected Using Cone-beam Computed Tomography, Direct Occlusal Access, and Coronal Plane Grinding. J Endod, , . INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of the second mesiobuccal canal (MB2) in 100 maxillary first molars using 3 independent methods and a combination method. METHODS: One hundred extracted human maxillary first molars were collected. The teeth were mounted in the maxillary first molar extraction sockets of a human cadaver head. A cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) scan was taken of each tooth. Two radiology faculty independently evaluated the CBCT volume for the presence of an MB2 canal. Additionally, teeth were accessed. If a canal was not found, a preoperative CBCT scan was viewed followed by a second attempt to locate an MB2 canal. Lastly, the mesiobuccal root was dissected by grinding in a coronal plane. RESULTS: A review of CBCT volumes found the presence of an MB2 canal 69% of the time. Accessing the tooth led to an MB2 detection of 78%. When a CBCT scan was viewed, this brought the access detection rate up to 87%. Coronal plane root grinding had an MB2 canal detection rate of 92%. Differences between each method were statistically significant. CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study show that an MB2 canal is present up to 92% of the time. Direct access of teeth found statistically significant more MB2 canals than viewing CBCT volumes alone (P = .032). Therefore, exposing every patient to a preoperative CBCT scan may not be appropriate. However, taking a CBCT scan when an MB2 canal is not found clinically can significantly increase the chances of finding an MB2 canal (P < .001). (07/2017) (link)
  • Rice D D, Abramovitch K, & Olson G W. (2017). Saving, Transferring and Long-Term Storage of Cbct Volumes: A User Survey. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology & Oral Radiology, 124(1), e36-e36. (2017) (link)
  • Paes da Silva Ramos Fernandes LM, Rice D, Ordinola-Zapata R, Alvares Capelozza AL, Bramante CM, Jaramillo D, Christensen H., Detection of various anatomic patterns of root canals in mandibular incisors using digital periapical radiography, 3 cone-beam computed tomographic scanners, and micro-computed tomographic imaging. Journal of endodontics 40, 42-45 (2014). (04/2014)
  • Lu C I, Won J, Al-Ardah A, Santana R, Rice D, & Lozada J. (2014). Assessment of the Anterior Loop of the Mental Nerve Using Cone Beam CT-Scan. J Oral Implantol, , . Abstract The purpose of this study is to use cone-beam computerized tomography (CBCT) scans with oblique-transverse reconstruction modality to measure and compare the anterior loop length (AnLL) of the mental nerve between gender & age groups and to compare the difference between the right and left sides. 61 female and 61 male CBCT scans were randomly selected for each age group, age 21-40, 41-60, and 61-80. Both right and left side AnLLs were measured in each subject using i-CATVision software to measure AnLLs on the oblique transverse plane using multi-planar reconstruction. The anterior loop was identified in 85.2% of cases with the mean AnLL of the 366 subjects (732 hemimandibles) being 1.46 +/- 1.25mm with no statistically significant difference between right and left sides or different gender groups. However, the mean AnLL in 21-40 group (1.89 +/- 1.35mm) was larger than the AnLL in 41-60 group (1.35 +/- 1.19mm) and 61-80 group.(1.13 +/- 1.08mm) In conclusion, when placing implants in close proximity to mental foramina, caution is recommended to avoid injury to the inferior alveolar nerve. No fixed distance anteriorly from the mental foramen should be considered safe. Using CBCT scans with the oblique-transverse method to accurately identify and measure the anterior loop length is of utmost importance in avoiding and protecting its integrity. (02/2014) (link)
  • Lu CI, Won J, Al-Ardah A, Santana R, Rice D, Lozada J. “Assessment of the Anterior Loop of the Mental Nerve Using Cone Beam CT-Scan.” J Oral Implantol. 2014 Feb 19. (02/2014)
  • Kenneth Abramovitch, Linda Angin, Elham Radan, Dwight D. Rice, Lisa Russell. “Radiation Safety In Dental Practice: A Study Guide.”  California Dental Association Practice Support.   (12/2013) (link)
  • P. Tsai, M. Torabinejad, D. Rice, B. Azevedo, Accuracy of cone-beam computed tomography and periapical radiography in detecting small periapical lesions. Journal of endodontics 38, 965-970 (2012). (07/2012)
  • F. A. Berry, S. D. Parker, D. Rice, C. A. Munoz, Microleakage of amalgam restorations using dentin bonding system primers. American journal of dentistry 9, 174-178 (1996). (08/1996)

Abstract

  • Rice D.D, Guo J., RoqueTorres G., Obhade A., Qoborsi J., Oroojian S. “Digital imaging filters and their effect on detecting apical root resorption.” California Dental Association Annual session 2019. Anaheim, California (May 17th, 2019) (05/2019)
  • Abramovitch K, Rice DD, Richards S, Vanderbeek C, Zuppan CW. “The Glandular Odontogenic Cyst:  Unusual, Uncommon and Unpredictable.”  American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology 67th Annual Session.  Scottsdale, Arizona. (September, 2016)     (10/2016)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Abramovitch K, Rice DD, Richards S, Vanderbeek C, Zuppan CW. “The Glandular Odontogenic Cyst:  Unusual, Uncommon and Unpredictable.”  American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology 67th Annual Session.  Scottsdale, Arizona. (September, 2016) (10/2016)
  • Rice DD, Abramovitch K, Olson GW.  “Saving, Transferring and Long-Term Storage of CBCT Volumes: A User Survey.” American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology 66th Annual Session.  Scottsdale, Arizona. (September, 2016) (09/2016)
  • D.D. Rice, K. Abramovitch, S. Roche, C.A. Cora, H.L. Christensen, E.L. Christiansen.“Application of PET CT in the Diagnosis of Inflammatory Temporomandibular Joint Disorders.” American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology 66th Annual Session.  Indianapolis, Indiana.  (10/2015)
  • Christensen H, Rice D, Cross J, Ordelheide E, Roquiz D, Aprecio R. “Evaluation of Bacterial Contamination on Phostostimulable Phosphor Plates.” American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology 64th Annual Session.  Beverly Hills, California. (10/2013)
  • Rice D, Luikham V, Christensen H, Torabinejad M, Oyoyo U. “Effect of CBCT Training Sessions in Detecting Apical Bone Defects.” American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology 64th Annual Session.  Beverly Hills, California. (October 2013) (10/2013)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Luciana Maria Paes da Silva Ramos Fernandes,  Dwight Rice,  Ronald Ordinola Zapata,  Ana Lúcia Álvares Capelozza,  Heidi Christensen.  "Identification of number and shape of root canals in mandibular incisors using digital periapical radiography, 3 CBCT scanners, and micro-CT as the gold standard."  19th International Congress of the IADMFR (Bergen/ Norway)   Accepted (06/2013)

Non-Scholarly Journals

  • Edwin Christiansen, Dwight Rice,Hayden family donates valuable research material. LLUSD Articulator. (2017), Fall/Winter. (12/2018)
  • Endodontic Practice Journal. 2013 Nov-Dec vol 6, number 6. "Case Study: Endodontics in 3D" Derek Chu, David Jaramillo, Chad Gustafson, Dwight Rice (05/2013 - 12/2013)

Books and Chapters

  • Rice DD, Noujeim M, Abramovitch K. (2018) “Radiographic Techniques for the Edentulous Patient.” In Goodacre CJ. xxxx, published by FOR.org  In press https://www.for.org/. (10/2018)
  • Rice DD, Abramovitch K, Christiansen EL. “Imaging of the Edentulous Patient” In Goodacre CJ. The Edentulous Patient, Version 1.0, 2016 April, published by FOR.org https://www.for.org/. (04/2016)
  • Abramovitch K1, Rice DD2.  “Benign fibro-osseous lesions of jaws.” Dent Clin North Am. 2015 Dec:60(1):167-194. doi 10.1016/j.cden.2015.09.010. (12/2015)
  • Rice DD, Abramovitch K, Christiansen EL. “Temporomandibular joint advanced imaging” In Christiansen EL, Goodacre CJ. The Temporomandibular Joint: Structure, Function, and Dysfunction. Version 1.0, 2015 June, published by FOR.org (06/2015) (link)
  • Abramovitch K1, Rice DD2.  “Basic principles of cone beam computed tomography.” Dent Clin North Am. 2014 Jul;58(3):463-84. doi: 10.1016/j.cden.2014.03.002. (07/2014)