FACULTY - Barnes

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Dr. Caren M. Barnes, Professor
UNMC College of Dentistry
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Rm. 2108C, Box 830740 - 40th & Holdrege St.
Lincoln, Nebraska 68583-0750
office: (402) 472-5168
fax: (402) 472-6668
email: cbarnes@unmc.edu
Barne's web page

Current Research

  • Phase I, II and II Randomized Clinical Trials
  • Clinical trials with dental products, devices, pharmaceuticals
  • Effects of dental products/devices
  • Airpolishing
  • Power toothbrushing
  • Remineralization
  • Smokeless Tobacco
  • Bisphosphonates
  • Polishing, Abrasives, Dental Materials
  • Protocol Development for Clinical Trials

Recent Publications:

Barnes CM.  Polishing Esthetic Restorative Materials.  Dimensions in Dental Hygiene, January 8 (1): 24, 26-28, 2010

Barnes CM.  Innovations in Airpolishing.  Dimensions in Dental Hygiene, March 8(3):  32-40, 2010.

Barnes CM.  Back to the Future: Techniques and Advances in Traditional Polishing,

Irish Dentist, 13(4): 38-41, 2010.

Barnes CM.  The Evolution of Prophy Paste.  Dimensions in Dental Hygiene, 9(3) :50-53, 2011.

Covey DA, Barnes CM , Watanabe H, Johnson WW.   A quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the abrasiveness of an abrasive-impregnated rubber prophylaxis polishing cup and two polishing pastes when used on aesthetic restorative materials., Gen Dent  Gen Dent. Nov; 59(6):466-73, 2011.

Yankell SL ,Barnes CM, Shi X, Cwik J.  Efficacy of three compact toothbrushes to reduce artificial plaque in hard to reach areas.   Am J Dent  Am J Dent. 2011 Aug;24(4):195-9.

Barnes CM.  Air apparent,  Mentor, 24-27 February , 2012

Barnes CM.  Shining a new light on selective polishing.  Dimensions in Dental Hygiene; 10(3): 42, 44, March 2012.

Barnes CM.  Shining in a new light on selective polishing.  Irish Dentist, April, 2012.

Barnes CM.  Polished perfection.  Mentor, 34-35 March, 2012.

Kemp JH, Barnes CM, Spirgel CM, Shiu, X, Yankell SL.  Laboratory evaluation of plaque removal at interproximal sites by a specially engineered power toothbrush with unique sensing and control technologies.   J Clin Dent  2012; 23[Spec Iss A] :A17-A20

Barnes CM.  Etiology of noncarious cervical lesions.  Dimensions in Dental Hygiene 10(10) 50-52, 2012

  • Weaks, M.D., Lescher, N., Barnes, C.M., Holroyd, S.V.: "Clinical evaluation of the Prophy-Jet as an Instrument for Routine Removal of Tooth Stain and Plaque." J. Periodontol. 55:486-488, 1984.
  • Barnes, C.M,. Nelson, K.W., Conover, G.H.: "Evaluation of a Tumor of the Floor of the Mouth." Dental Hygiene 59:504-506, 1985.
  • Barnes, C.M., Hayes, E.F., Leinfelder, K.F.: "Effects of an Airabrasive Polishing System Upon Dental Restorative Materials." J. Gen. Dent. 35:186-189, 1987.
  • Barnes, C.M., Russell, C.M., Gerbo, L.R., Wells, B., Barnes, D.W.: "Effects of an Air-Powder Polishing System on Orthodontically Bracketed and Banded Teeth." Am. J. Ortho 97:74-81, 1990.
  • Barnes, C.M., Fleming, L.S., Mueninghoff, L.A.: "An SEM Evaluation of the In-Vitro Effects of Airpolishing on Various Implant Surfaces." Int. J. Oral Max Implants.; 6(4): 463-469, 1991.
  • Barnes, C.M., Fleming, L.S.: "An In Vitro Evaluation of Commercially Available Disposable Prophylaxis Angles," J Dent H.yg ;65(9) 438-441, 1991.
  • Barnes, C.M., "The Management of Aerosols with Airpolishing Delivery Systems," J Dent Hyg.; 65(6): 280-283, 1991.
  • Fleming, L.S., Barnes, C.M., Russell, C.M., "An In Vivo Evaluation of Commercially Available Disposable Prophylaxis Angles," J Dent Hyg; 65(9): 441-445, 1991.
  • Gerbo L.R,. Barnes C.M., Leinfelder K.F.: "Use of the air-powder polisher prior to bracket placement in clinical orthodontics." Am J Orthodo Dentofac Orthop, 103(1):71-74, 1993.
  • Barnes, C.M., Fleming L.S., Russell, C.M. "An Evaluation of the Performance Characteristics of Selected Disposable Prophylaxis Angles," J Prac Hyg, 2(2): 18-23, 1993.
  • Barnes, C.M, Anderson N.A., Li Y.H., Caufield P.W.: "Effectiveness of traditional steam sterilization in killing spores Bacillus stearothermophilus inoculated within dental prophylaxis angles," Gen Dent , 42(5): 456-458, 1994.
  • Barnes, C.M., Weatherford T.W., Menaker, L.: "A comparison of the Braun D5 Electric and a manual toothbrush in affecting gingivitis," J Clin Dent, 4(2):48-51, 1993.
  • Gerbo L.R., Lacefield W.R., Barnes C.M., Russell C.M.: "Enamel roughness after air-powder polishing," Am J Dent , 6(2): 96-98, 1993.
  • Barnes C.M., Anderson N.A., Michalek S.M., Russell C.M.: "Effectiveness of sealed dental prophylaxis angles inoculated with Bacillus stearothermophilus in preventing leakage," J Clinc Dent 5(2): 35-37, 1994.
  • Anderson N.A., Barnes, C.M., Russell, C.M., Winchester, K.R.: "A clinical comparison of the efficacy of an electromechanical flossing device or manual flossing in affecting interproximal gingival bleeding and plaque accumulation." J Clinic Dent 6(1): 105-108, 1995.
  • Barnes, C.M., "Electric toothbrushes-evidence warrants wider recommendations." Access, May-June 56-59, 1998.
  • Barnes, C.M. Russell C.M., Weatherford T.W. III, "A comparison of the efficacy of a Rowenta MH00 powered toothbrush and a the Braun Plak Control Ultra powered toothbrush in affecting plaque accumulation, gingivitis and gingival bleeding." J Periodontol 70 (8): 840-847, 1999.
  • Barnes, C.M., "An Evidenced-Based Review of Sodium Bicarbonate as a Dentifrice Agent," Compendium, 6(3): 3-11, 1999.
  • Barnes, C.M., "Powered Toothbrushes: A Focus on the Evidence," Compendium, 7(2): 3-10, 2000.
  • BOOKS
  • Armstrong, T.H., Crow, C.M. (Eds.). 1979. "Dental Hygiene Examination Review." Arco Publishing Co. New York.
  • Armstrong, T.H., Barnes, C.M. (Eds.). 1983 "Dental Hygiene Examination Review." 2nd ed., Arco Publishing Co. New York.
  • Barnes, C.M. 1987. "Review for the Dental Hygiene Examination." 3rd ed., Appleton-Lange. Norwalk, Connecticut.
  • Barnes, C.M., Waring M.B. (Eds.). 1994 "Appleton & Lange's Dental Hygiene Review" 4th ed., Appleton & Lange Publishing Inc., Norwalk, Connecticut.
  • CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
  • Armstrong, T.H., Crow, C.M. 1979. "Clinical Dental Hygiene; Dental Hygiene Examination Review." Arco Publishing Co. New York. pp. 121-147.
  • Armstrong, T.H., Crow, C.M. 1979. "Dental Health Education." Dental Hygiene Examination Review. Arco Publishing Co. New York. pp.148-160.
  • Armstrong, T.H., Crow, C.M. 1979. "Oral Histology and Embryology." Dental Hygiene Examination Review. Arco Publishing Co. New York. pp. 209-224.
  • Armstrong, T.H., Crow, C.M. 1979. "General Pathology." Dental Hygiene Examination Review. Arco Publishing Co. New York. pp. 257-276.
  • Armstrong, T.H., Crow, C.M. 1979. "Oral Pathology." Dental Hygiene Examination Review. Arco Publishing Co. New York. pp. 2-293.
  • Armstrong, T.H., Barnes, C.M. 1981. "Clinical Dental Hygiene." Dental Hygiene Examination Review. 2nd ed. Arco Publishing Co. New York. pp. 125-151.
  • Armstrong, T.H., Barnes, C.M. 1981. "Dental Health Education." Dental Hygiene Examination Review. 2nd ed. Arco Publishing Co. New York. pp. 152-164.
  • Armstrong, T.H., Barnes, C.M. 1981. "Oral Histology and Embryology." Dental Hygiene Examination Review. 2nd ed. Arco Publishing Co. New York. pp. 196-211.
  • Armstrong, T.H., Barnes, C.M. 1981. "General Pathology." Dental Hygiene Examination Review. 2nd ed. Arco Publishing Co.. New York. pp. 246-265.
  • Armstrong, T.H., Barnes, C.M. 1981. "Oral Pathology." Dental Hygiene Examination Review. 2nd ed. Arco Publishing Co. New York. pp. 266-282.
  • Barnes, C.M. 1987. "Anatomy and Physiology." Review For The Dental Hygiene Examination. 3rd ed. Appleton-Lange. Norwalk. pp. 1-24.
  • Barnes, C.M. 1987. "Head and Neck Anatomy." Review For The Dental Hygiene Examination. 3rd ed. Appleton-Lange. Norwalk. pp. 25-62.
  • Barnes, C.M. 1987. "Clinical Dental Hygiene." Review For The Dental Hygiene Examination. 3rd ed. Appleton-Lange. Norwalk. pp.9-116.
  • Barnes, C.M. 1987. "Oral Histology and Embryology." Review For The Dental Hygiene Examination. 3rd ed. Appleton-Lange. Norwalk. pp. 15.
  • Barnes, C.M. 1987. "General Pathology." Review For The Dental Hygiene Examination. 3rd ed. Appleton-Lange. Norwalk. pp. 201-215.
  • Barnes, C.M. 1987. "Oral Pathology." Review For The Dental Hygiene Examination. 3rd ed. Appleton-Lange. Norwalk. pp. 21-233.
  • Barnes, C.M., Waring M.B. 1994, "General and Oral Histology and Embryology," Appleton & Lange's Review of Dental Hygiene, 4th Ed., Appleton & Lange, Inc., Norwalk.
  • Wilkins, E.M. 1998, "Ultrasonic Scaling" (chapter by Barnes, C.M. and Waring, M.B.), Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist, 8th Ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA. : 1999.
  • Barnes C.M., Sensat, M. General and Oral Histology Chapter, Prentice Hall's Health Review of Dental Hygiene, 5th ed., Prentice Hall, Saddle River, NJ, 2002.
  • Wilkins EM: 2004, Polishing Chapter (by Barnes CM ) Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist, 9th Ed., Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA. : 2004.
  • Wilkins EM: , Polishing Chapter (42) by Barnes, CM Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist, 10th Ed., Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA. : In Press for 2008.
  • Daniels S, Wilder R. Chapter 23 Dentifrices by Barnes CM. Mosby's Dental Hygiene Cases, Concepts and Competencies, Mosby, St. Louis, MO, In Press for 2007.
  • Daniels S, Wilder R. Chapter 24 Devices for Oral Self-Care by Barnes CM. Mosby's Dental Hygiene Cases, Concepts and Competencies, Mosby, St. Louis, MO, In Press for 2007.
  • Daniels S, Wilder R. Chapter 23 Polishing by Barnes CM. Mosby's Dental Hygiene Cases, Concepts and Competencies, Mosby, St. Louis, MO, In Press for 2007.

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Director OB319 Histology
  • Director SS405 Research Methodologies
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