Faculty and Research

Robert Genco


Robert Genco, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor
University at Buffalo Technology Incubator
1576 Sweet Home Road, Suite 103
Amherst, New York, 14228

Tele: (716) 645-3113
Fax: (716) 645-3341

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1963 - 1967, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania Graduate School
1963 - 1967, Certificate in Periodontics, University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine
1959 - 1963, D.D.S., cum laude, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dentistry
1956 - 1959, B.S. Canisius College, 2004 Biology Major

Relevant references:


    1. Eke PI, Dye BA, Wei L, Thornton-Evans GO, Genco RJ. Prevalence of periodontitis in adults in the United States: 2009 and 2010. J Dent Res 91:914-920, 2012. PMID: 22935673.
    2. Lamonte MJ, Hovey KM, Genco RJ, Millen AE, Trevisan M, Wactawski-Wende J. Five year changes in periodontal disease measures among postmenopausal women. The Buffalo Osteo-Perio Study. J Periodontol Jul 19, 2012 (Epub ahead of print). PMID: 22813344.
    3. Dye BA, Genco RJ. Tooth loss, pocket depth, and HbA1c information collected in a dental care setting may improve the identification of undiagnosed diabetes. J Evid Based Dent Pract 12:99-102, 2012. PMID: 22726792.
    4. Nevins M, Kao RT, McGuire MK, McClain PK, Hinrichs JE, McAllister BS, Reddy MS, Nevins ML, Genco RJ, Lynch SE, Giannobile WV. PDGF promotes periodontal refeneration in localized osseous defects: 36 month extension results from a randomized, controlled, double-masked clinical trial. J Periodontol May 21, 2012 (Epub ahead of print). PMID: 22612364.
    5. Meng JE, Hovey KM, Wactawski-Wende J, Andrews CA, Lamonte MJ, horst RL, Genco RJ, Millen AE. Intraindividual variation in plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D measures 5 years apart among postmenopausal women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:916-924, 2012. PMID: 22523182.
    6. Park YB, Mohan K, Al-Sanousi A, Almaghrabi B, Genco RJ, Swihart MT, Dziak R. Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline calcium sulfate for use in osseous regeneration. Biomed Mater 5: 2011. PMID: 21873761.
    7. Sahingur SE, Xia XJ, Gunsolley J, Schenkein HA, Genco RJ, De Nardin E. Single nucleotide polymorphisms of pattern recognition receptors and chronic periodontitis. J Periodontal Res 46:184-192, 2011. PMID: 21118416.
    8. Genco RJ, Van Dyke TE. Prevention: Reducng the risk of CVD in patients with periodontitis. Nat Rev Cardiol 7:479-480, 2010. PMID: 20725103.
    9. Giannobile WV, Burt BA, Genco RJ. Clinical Research in Oral Health, Wiley-Blackwell, Indianapolis, IN, 2010.
    10. Spangler L, Reid RJ, Inge R, Newton KM, Hujoel P, Chaudhari M, Genco RJ, Barlow WE. Cross-sectional study of periodontal care and glycosylated hemoglobin in an insured population. Diabetes Care 33:1753-1758, 2010.
    11. Dorn JM, Genco RJ, Grossi SG, Falkner KL, Hovey KM, Iacoviello L, Trevisan M. Periodontal disease and recurrent cardiovascular events in survivors of myocardial infarction (MI): The Western New York Acute MI Study. J. Periodontol. 81:502-511, 2010.
    12. Offenbacher S, Beck JD, Moss K, Mendooza L, Paquette DW, Barrow DA, Couper DJ, Stewart DD, Falkner KL, Graham SP, Grossi S, Gunsolley JC, Madden T, Maupome G, Trevisan M, Van Dyke TE, Genco RJ. Results from the Periodontitis and Vascular Events (PAVE) Study: A Pilot multicentered, randomized, controlled trial to study effects of periodontal therapy in a secondary prevention model of cardiovascular disease.  J. Periodontol. 80:190-201, 2009. PMID: 19186958.
    13. Brennan-Calanan RM, Genco RJ, Wilding GE, Hovey KM, Trevisan M, Wactawaski-Wende J.  Osteoporosis and Oral Infection: Independent Risk Factors for Oral Bone Loss.  J. Dent. Res. 87(4):323-327, 2008. PMID:18362312.
    14. Johnson L, Genco RJ, Damsky C, Haden NK, Hart S, Hart TC, Shuler CF, Tabak LA. Genetics and its implications for clinical dental practice and education: Report of Panel 3 of the Macy Study. J. Dent. Educ. 72(2 Suppl):86-94, 2008. PMID: 18250384.
    15. Andriankaja OM, Genco RJ, Dorn J, Dmochowski J, Hovey K, Falkner KL, Trevisan M. Periodontal disease and risk of myocardial infarction: the role of gender and smoking. Eur J Epidemiol. 2007;22(10):699-705. Epub 2007 Sep 8. PMID: 17828467.
    16. Shultis WA, Weil EJ, Looker HC, Curtis JM, Shlossman M, Genco RJ, Knowler WC, Nelson RG. Effect of periodontitis on overt nephropathy and end-stage renal disease in type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2007 Feb;30(2):306-11. PMID: 17259499.
    17. Adriankaja OM, Genco RJ, Dorn, Dmochowski J, Hovey K, Falkner K, Scannapieco F, Trevisan M:  The Use of Different Measurements and Definitions of Periodontal Disease in the Study of the Association Between Periodontal Disease and Risk of Myocardial Infarction. Accepted, J Periodontol 77(6):1067-1073, 2006. PMID: 16734583.
    18. Wactawski-Wende J, Hausmann E, Hovey K, Trevisan M, Grossi S, Genco RJ. The Association Between Osteoporosis and Alveolar Crestal Height in Postmenopausal Women.  J. Periodontol. 76:11(Suppl):2116-2124, 2005. PMID: 16277584.
    19. Sahingur SE, Sharma A, Genco RJ and De Nardin E:  Association of Increased Levels of Fibrinogen and the –455G/A Fibrinogen Gene Polymorphism with Chronic Periodontitis. Journal of Periodontol. 74: 329-337, 2003. PMID: 12710752.
    20. Hajishengallis G, Sharma A, Russell MW, Genco RJ:  Interactions of Oral Pathogens With Toll-Like Receptors: Possible Role in Atherosclerosis.  Ann Periodontol. 27:72-78, 2002. PMID: 16013219.
    21. Glurich I, Grossi S, Albini B, Ho A, Shah R, Zeid M, Baumann H, Genco RJ, De Nardin E. Systemic inflammation in cardiovascular and periodontal disease: comparative study. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2002 Mar;9(2):425-32. PMID: 11874889


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