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Health Sciences profile

Professor Murray Thomson

PositionProfessor of Dental Epidemiology and Public Health
DepartmentDepartment of Oral Sciences
QualificationsBSc BDS MComDent(Otago) MA(Leeds) PhD(Adel)
Research summaryDental epidemiology, dental public health, and health services research
TeachingCoordinator of the MComDent programme and DENT 363
Memberships
  • International Association for Dental Research (including the Geriatric Oral Research Group, the Behavioural, Epidemiology and Health Services Research Group, and the Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network)
  • New Zealand Association of Gerontology
  • New Zealand Society for Hospital and Community Dentistry
  • Health Coalition Aotearoa
  • New Zealand Dental Association
  • Royal Society of New Zealand
  • Fellow of the International College of Dentists
  • Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International
ClinicalDry mouth, self-reported oral health and quality of life

Research

Professor Murray Thomson is an experienced dental researcher and specialist in dental public health. His research falls into the four categories of:

  1. Life-course epidemiology and longitudinal research
  2. Periodontal epidemiology and risk factors
  3. Gerodontological research
  4. Dental public health and health services research

To date, he has published 375 research papers and five book chapters in the scientific literature. His Scopus h index is 50. He is Editor-in-Chief of Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, and Associate Editor for the European Journal of Oral Sciences.

Additional details

Professor Thomson has an extensive international research collaboration network.

Publications

Horne, P. E., Foster Page, L. A., Leichter, J. W., Knight, E. T., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). Psychosocial aspects of periodontal disease diagnosis and treatment: A qualitative study. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 47, 941-951. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13309

Scott, N., Thomson, W. M., & Cathro, P. R. (2020). Traumatic dental injuries among New Zealanders: Findings from a national oral health survey. Dental Traumatology, 36, 25-32. doi: 10.1111/edt.12505

Broughton, J. R., Lawrence, M. G., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). Providing comprehensive dental care improves oral-health-related quality of life of tāngata whaiora (Māori mental health patients). Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 50(1), 108-114. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2020.1726416

Monk, J., Fowler, P., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). Oral Health Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) outcomes at the time of orthodontic appliance removal and three months into retention. Australasian Orthodontic Journal, 36(1).

Broadbent, J. M., Murray, C. M., Schwass, D. R., Brosnan, M., Brunton, P. A., Lyons, K. M., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). The dental amalgam phasedown in New Zealand: A 20-year trend. Operative Dentistry, 45(3), 255-264. doi: 10.2341/19-024-c

Authored Book - Other

Thomson, W. M., Drummond, B. K., Holborow, D. W., Cautley, A. J. J., Ferguson, M. M., & Kruger, E. (1997). Preventive Dental Strategies for Older Populations: A Report to the National Health Committee. Wellington: National Advisory Committee on Health & Disability, 30p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Thomson, W. M. (2015). Subjective aspects of dry mouth. In G. Carpenter (Ed.), Dry mouth: A clinical guide on causes, effects and treatments. (pp. 103-115). Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-55154-3_7

Thomson, W. M., Ikebe, K., Tordoff, J. M., & Campbell, A. J. (2011). Dry mouth and medications. In M. I. MacEntee (Ed.), Oral healthcare and the frail elderly: A clinical perspective. (pp. 51-72). Ames, IA: Blackwell.

Payne, A. G. T., Tawse-Smith, A. A., Thomson, W. M., & Duncan, W. J. (2003). Loading strategies for mandibular implant overdentures. In J. S. Feine & G. E. Carlsson (Eds.), Implant overdentures: The standard of care for edentulous patients. (pp. 111-128). Chicago: Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc.

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Journal - Research Article

Horne, P. E., Foster Page, L. A., Leichter, J. W., Knight, E. T., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). Psychosocial aspects of periodontal disease diagnosis and treatment: A qualitative study. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 47, 941-951. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13309

Broadbent, J. M., Murray, C. M., Schwass, D. R., Brosnan, M., Brunton, P. A., Lyons, K. M., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). The dental amalgam phasedown in New Zealand: A 20-year trend. Operative Dentistry, 45(3), 255-264. doi: 10.2341/19-024-c

Monk, J., Fowler, P., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). Oral Health Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) outcomes at the time of orthodontic appliance removal and three months into retention. Australasian Orthodontic Journal, 36(1).

Broughton, J. R., Lawrence, M. G., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). Providing comprehensive dental care improves oral-health-related quality of life of tāngata whaiora (Māori mental health patients). Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 50(1), 108-114. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2020.1726416

Scott, N., Thomson, W. M., & Cathro, P. R. (2020). Traumatic dental injuries among New Zealanders: Findings from a national oral health survey. Dental Traumatology, 36, 25-32. doi: 10.1111/edt.12505

Hariyani, N., Do, L. G., Spencer, A. J., Thomson, W. M., Scott, J. A., & Ha, D. H. (2020). Maternal caries experience influences offspring's early childhood caries: A birth cohort study. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12568

Boyd, D. H., Thomson, W. M., Leon de la Barra, S., Fuge, K. N., van den Heever, R., Butler, B. M., … Foster Page, L. A. (2020). A primary care randomized controlled trial of Hall and conventional restorative techniques. JDR Clinical & Translational Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/2380084420933154

Olliver, S. J., Broadbent, J. M., Thomson, W. M., & Farella, M. (2020). Occlusal features and TMJ clicking: A 30-Year evaluation from a cohort study. Journal of Dental Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0022034520936235

Holden, A. C. L., Adam, L., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). The relationship between professional and commercial obligations in dentistry: A scoping review. British Dental Journal, 228(2), 117-122. doi: 10.1038/s41415-020-1195-5

da Mata, A. D. S. P., Amaral, J. P. d. A. R., Thomson, W. M., Barcelos, F., Patto, J. V., Pereira, R. M. N., … da Silva Marques, D. N. (2020). Patient related outcomes in Sjögren syndrome treated with stimulants of salivary secretion: Randomized clinical trial. Oral Diseases, 26(2), 313-324. doi: 10.1111/odi.13251

Smith, L. A., Smith, M., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). Barriers and enablers for dental care among dentate home-based older New Zealanders who receive living support. Gerodontology, 37, 244-252. doi: 10.1111/ger.12464

Lundbeck, H. J., Smith, M. B., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). Clinical validity of self-rated oral health among New Zealand nursing home residents. Gerodontology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ger.12458

Ferguson, C. A., Thomson, W. M., Smith, M. B., Kerse, N., Peri, K., & Gribben, B. (2020). Medication taking in a national sample of dependent older people. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, 16, 299-307. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.05.010

van Kuijk, M., Smith, M. B., Ferguson, C. A., Kerse, N. M., Teh, R., Gribben, B., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). Dentition and nutritional status of aged New Zealanders living in aged residential care. Oral Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/odi.13536

Hong, C. L., Broadbent, J. M., Thomson, W. M., & Poulton, R. (2020). The Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study: Oral health findings and their implications. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 50(1), 35-46. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2020.1716816

Bridgman, J. B., Fulton, G., Lou, S. M.-Y., Thomson, W. M., & Goss, A. N. (2020). The New Zealand oral and maxillofacial surgeon workforce in 2017-18: Characteristics, practice and prospects. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1513), 11-22. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Devenish, G., Mukhtar, A., Begley, A., Spencer, A. J., Thomson, W. M., Ha, D., … Scott, J. A. (2020). Early childhood feeding practices and dental caries among Australian preschoolers. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 111, 821-828. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqaa012

Al-Ani, A. H., Antoun, J. S., Thomson, W. M., Merriman, T. R., & Farella, M. (2020). Common variants of EDA are associated with non-syndromic hypodontia. Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ocr.12419

Ni Riordain, R., Glick, M., Mashhadani, S. S. A. A., Aravamudhan, K., Barrow, J., Cole, D., … Thomson, W. M., … Williams, D. M. (2020). Developing a standard set of patient-centred outcomes for adult oral health: An international, cross-disciplinary consensus. International Dental Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/idj.12604

Jamieson, L. M., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). Xerostomia: Its prevalence and associations in the adult Australian population. Australian Dental Journal, 65(Suppl. 1), S67-S70. doi: 10.1111/adj.12767

Bahho, L. A., Thomson, W. M., Foster Page, L. A., & Drummond, B. K. (2020). Dental trauma experience and oral-health-related quality of life among university students. Australian Dental Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/adj.12774

Stamm, T. A., Omara, M., Bakerc, S. R., Foster Page, L., Thomson, W. M., Benson, P. E., … Bekes, K. (2020). Rasch model of the child perceptions questionnaire in multi-country data. Journal of Dentistry, 93, 103267. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2019.103267

Abd Aziz, S., Kuan, S., Jin, E., Loch, C., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). Do as I say and not as I do? New Zealand dentists’ oral health practices and advice to patients. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 50(1), 178-188. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2019.1656649

Agnew, C. M., Foster Page, L. A., Hibbert, S., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). Family impact of child oro-facial cleft. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1055665620936442

Sugden, K., Hannon, E. J., Arseneault, L., Belsky, D. W., Broadbent, J. M., Corcoran, D. L., Hancox, R. J., … Poulton, R., … Thomson, W. M., … Caspi, A. (2019). Establishing a generalized polyepigenetic biomarker for tobacco smoking. Translational Psychiatry, 9, 92. doi: 10.1038/s41398-019-0430-9

Rasmussen, L. J. H., Caspi, A., Ambler, A., Broadbent, J. M., Cohen, H. J., d'Arbeloff, T., … Hancox, R. J., … Hogan, S., … Ireland, D., Knodt, A. R., Meredith-Jones, K., … Morrison, L., Poulton, R., Ramrakha, S., … Sneddon, K., Thomson, W. M., … Moffitt, T. E. (2019). Association of neurocognitive and physical function with gait speed in midlife. JAMA Network Open, 2(10), e1913123. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.13123

Acharya, S., Acharya, S., Pentapati, K. C., & Thomson, W. M. (2019). Dental health state utilities among dental patients. Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 79, 147-153. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12306

Thomson, W. M., He, S. L., & Elani, H. W. (2019). Self-report oral health and disease experience among adults in China and NZ. Clinical Oral Investigations, 23, 2123-2128. doi: 10.1007/s00784-018-2652-2

Fan, W.-Y., Tiang, N., Broadbent, J. M., & Thomson, M. (2019). Occurrence, associations, and impacts of nocturnal parafunction, daytime parafunction, and temporomandibular symptoms in 38-year-old individuals. Journal of Oral & Facial Pain & Headache, 33(3), 254-259. doi: 10.11607/ofph.2221

Bateson, M., Aviv, A., Bendix, L., Benetos, A., Ben-Shlomo, Y., Bojesen, S. E., … Thomson, W. M., … Nettle, D. (2019). Smoking does not accelerate leucocyte telomere attrition: A meta-analysis of 18 longitudinal cohorts. Royal Society Open Science, 6(6), 190420. doi: 10.1098/rsos.190420

Lamb, A. W., Hong, C. L., De Silva, H. L., Thomson, W. M., & Broadbent, J. M. (2019). New Zealand oral health practitioners' cross-infection control practices. New Zealand Dental Journal, 115(1), 5-10.

Hyland, N., Smith, M. B., Gribben, B., & Thomson, W. M. (2019). The residual dentition among New Zealanders in aged residential care. Gerodontology, 36, 216-222. doi: 10.1111/ger.12414

Innes, N. P. T., Chu, C. H., Fontana, M., Lo, E. C. M., Thomson, W. M., Uribe, S., … Schwendicke, F. (2019). A century of change towards prevention and minimal intervention in cariology. Journal of Dental Research, 98(6), 611-617. doi: 10.1177/0022034519837252

Thomson, W. M., Broadbent, J. M., Caspi, A., Poulton, R., & Moffitt, T. E. (2019). Childhood IQ predicts age-38 oral disease experience and service-use. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, 47, 252-258. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12451

Bell, L. K., Schammer, C., Devenish, G., Ha, D., Thomson, M. W., Spencer, J. A., … Golley, R. K. (2019). Dietary patterns and risk of obesity and early childhood caries in Australian toddlers: Findings from an Australian cohort study. Nutrients, 11(11), 2828. doi: 10.3390/nu11112828

Polonowita, A. D., Thomson, W. M., & Thorburn, D. N. (2019). Clinical efficacy of a simplified approach to managing chronic temporomandibular disorders: Evidence from a 1-year case series. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology & Oral Radiology, 128(3), 227-234. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2019.06.008

Ling, M., Soon, S., & Thomson, W. M. (2019). New Zealanders' opinions on public funding for adult dental care. New Zealand Dental Journal, 115(4), 127-131.

Thomson, W. M., Ibrahim, H., Lyons, K. M., Foster Page, L. A., & Hanlin, S. M. (2019). Personality, xerostomia and OHRQoL among 35-54-year-olds. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 77(2), 114-118. doi: 10.1080/00016357.2018.1510138

Foster Page, L., Gilchrist, F., Broder, H. L., Clark, E., & Thomson, W. M. (2019). A comparison of three child OHRQoL measures. Dentistry, 7(1), 19. doi: 10.3390/dj7010019

Clark, E., Thomson, W. M., & Foster Page, L. (2018). Improving oral-health-related quality of life: Findings from an in-school toothbrushing programme. New Zealand Dental Journal, 114(3), 100-106.

Schwendicke, F., Splieth, C. H., Thomson, W. M., Reda, S., Stolpe, M., & Foster Page, L. (2018). Cost-effectiveness of caries-preventive fluoride varnish applications in clinic settings among patients of low, moderate and high risk. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, 46(1), 8-16. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12320

Thomson, W. M., & Broder, H. L. (2018). Oral-health-related quality of life in children and adolescents. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 65(5), 1073-1084. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2018.05.015

Ma, R., Hwang, K.-C., Murray, C., Thomson, W. M., Farella, M., & Mei, L. (2018). Clinical dental noise and its association with the hearing thresholds of New Zealand dental students and clinical staff. New Zealand Dental Journal, 114(2), 73-78.

Stephenson, M. H. G., Sweetapple, K. M., & Thomson, W. M. (2018). Oral health knowledge and attitudes among care facility staff caring for older people. New Zealand Dental Journal, 114(1), 4-12.

Al Balushi, S., Thomson, W. M., & Al-Harthi, L. (2018). Dental age estimation of Omani children using Demirjian's method. Saudi Dental Journal, 30(3), 208-213. doi: 10.1016/j.sdentj.2018.04.005

Reda, S. F., Reda, S. M., Thomson, W. M., & Schwendicke, F. (2018). Inequality in utilization of dental services: A systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Public Health, 108(2), e1-e7. doi: 10.2105/ajph.2017.304180

Ballantyne, P. J., Norris, P., Parachuru, V. P., & Thomson, W. M. (2018). Becoming a ‘pharmaceutical person’: Medication use trajectories from age 26 to 38 in a representative birth cohort from Dunedin, New Zealand. SSM Population Health, 4, 37-44. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2017.11.002

Shearer, D. M., Thomson, W. M., Cameron, C. M., Ramrakha, S., Wilson, G., Wong, T. Y., Williams, M. J. A., McLean, R., Theodore, R., & Poulton, R. (2018). Periodontitis and multiple markers of cardiometabolic risk in the fourth decade: A cohort study. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, 46(6), 615-623. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12414

Listl, S., Broadbent, J. M., Thomson, W. M., Stock, C., Shen, J., Steele, J., … Jürges, H. (2018). Childhood socioeconomic conditions and teeth in older adulthood: Evidence from SHARE wave 5. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, 46(1), 78-87. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12332

Smith, L. A., Schwendicke, F., Baker, S. R., Thomson, W. M., Fontana, M., & Foster Page, L. A. (2018). Facilitators for, and barriers to, 12 New Zealand dentists' implementation of non-invasive and micro-invasive methods of managing non-cavitated proximal lesions in their clinical practice. New Zealand Dental Journal, 114(3), 125-133.

Hunt, G. R., Foster Page, L. A., & Thomson, W. M. (2018). Dental treatment of children under general anaesthesia in District Health Boards in New Zealand. New Zealand Dental Journal, 114(4), 156-163.

Foster Page, L. A., Boyd, D., Stevenson, A., Goad, K., Sim, D., & Thomson, W. M. (2018). The effect of bitewing radiography on estimates of dental caries experience among children differs according to their disease experience. BMC Oral Health, 18, 137. doi: 10.1186/s12903-018-0596-1

Thomson, W. M., Smith, M. B., Ferguson, C. A., Kerse, N. M., Peri, K., & Gribben, B. (2018). Oral status, cognitive function and dependency among New Zealand nursing home residents. Gerodontology, 35(3), 185-191. doi: 10.1111/ger.12337

Boyd, D. H., Foster Page, L., & Thomson, W. M. (2018). The Hall Technique and conventional restorative treatment in New Zealand children's primary oral health care: Clinical outcomes at two years. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 28(2), 180-188. doi: 10.1111/ipd.12324

Vargas-Ferreira, F., Peres, M. A., Dumith, S. C., Thomson, W. M., & Demarco, F. F. (2018). Association of pre- peri- and postnatal factors with developmental defects of enamel in schoolchildren. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, 42(2), 125-134. doi: 10.17796/1053-4628-42.2.8

Mejia, G. C., Elani, H. W., Harper, S., Thomson, W. M., Ju, X., Kawachi, I., … Jamieson, L. M. (2018). Socioeconomic status, oral health and dental disease in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. BMC Oral Health, 18, 176. doi: 10.1186/s12903-018-0630-3

Ngo, D. Y. J., Thomson, W. M., Subramaniam, M., Abdin, E., & Ang, K.-Y. (2018). The oral health of long-term psychiatric inpatients in Singapore. Psychiatry Research, 266, 203-211. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2018.05.048

Schwendicke, F., Foster Page, L. A., Smith, L. A., Fontana, M., Thomson, W. M., & Baker, S. R. (2018). To fill or not to fill: A qualitative cross-country study on dentists' decisions in managing non-cavitated proximal caries lesions. Implementation Science, 13(1), 54. doi: 10.1186/s13012-018-0744-7

Amaral, J. P. d. A. R., Marques, D. N. d. S., Thomson, W. M., Vinagre, A. R. R., & da Mata, A. D. S. P. (2018). Validity and reliability of a Portuguese version of the Summated Xerostomia Inventory-5. Gerodontology, 35(1), 33-37. doi: 10.1111/ger.12313

He, S., & Thomson, W. M. (2018). An oral epidemiological comparison of Chinese and New Zealand adults in 2 key age groups. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, 46(2), 154-160. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12348

Smith, L. A., Tumilty, E., Foster Page, L., Thomson, W. M., & Gibson, B. (2018). Children’s rights in their oral health care. International Journal of Children's Rights, 26(2), 354-378. doi: 10.1163/15718182-02602010

Baker, S. R., Foster Page, L., Thomson, W. M., Broomhead, T., Bekes, K., Benson, P. E., … Gibson, B. J. (2018). Structural determinants and children's oral health: A cross-national study. Journal of Dental Research, 97(10), 1129-1136. doi: 10.1177/0022034518767401

Elani, H. W., Harper, S., Thomson, W. M., Espinoza, I. L., Mejia, G. C., Ju, X., … Kaufman, J. S. (2017). Social inequalities in tooth loss: A multinational comparison. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, 45(3), 266-274. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12285

Foster Page, L. A., Beckett, D., Ahmadi, R., Schwass, D. R., Leon de la Barra, S., Moffat, S. M., Meldrum, A., & Thomson, W. M. (2017). Resin infiltration of caries in primary molars in a community setting: 24-month randomized controlled trial findings. JDR Clinical & Translational Research, 2(3), 287-294. doi: 10.1177/2380084417699400

Antoun, J. S., Thomson, W. M., Merriman, T. R., Rongo, R., & Farella, M. (2017). Impact of skeletal divergence on oral health-related quality of life and self-reported jaw function. Korean Journal of Orthodontics, 47(3), 186-194. doi: 10.4041/kjod.2017.47.3.186

Ukra, A., Foster Page, L. A., Thomson, W. M., Knight, R. G., & Farella, M. (2017). Self-report of temporomandibular joint clicking and psychological factors: Is there an association? Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 44(7), 511-516. doi: 10.1111/joor.12514

Ibrahim, H., Lyons, K. M., Armfield, J. M., & Thomson, W. M. (2017). Performance of the Index of Dental Anxiety and Fear in a population-based sample of adults. Australian Dental Journal, 62(4), 478-484. doi: 10.1111/adj.12541

Tirtawijaya, J., Thomson, W. M., Broadbent, J. M., Peake, B. M., & Brownie, P. A. (2017). Fluoride concentration in Dunedin (New Zealand) drinking water. New Zealand Dental Journal, 113(1), 11-16.

Moffat, S. M., Foster Page, L. A., & Thomson, W. M. (2017). New Zealand’s School Dental Service over the decades: Its response to social, political, and economic influences, and the effect on oral health inequalities. Frontiers in Public Health, 5, 177. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00177

Boyd, D. H., Foster Page, L. A., Thomson, W. M., Innes, N. P., & Marshall, D. (2017). A feasibility study of stainless steel crowns placed with the Hall Technique for primary molar carious lesion management in New Zealand primary oral health care. New Zealand Dental Journal, 113(2), 14-21.

Al-Ani, A. H., Antoun, J. S., Thomson, W. M., Merriman, T. R., & Farella, M. (2017). Maternal smoking during pregnancy is associated with offspring hypodontia. Journal of Dental Research, 96(9), 1014-1019. doi: 10.1177/0022034517711156

Naysmith, K., & Thomson, W. M. (2017). Molar-incisor hypomineralisation: A review of its public health aspects. New Zealand Dental Journal, 113(4), 21-29.

Antoun, J. S., Thomson, W. M., Merriman, T. R., & Farella, M. (2017). Self-reported oral behaviour habits in hyperdivergent and normodivergent facial types. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 44(1), 16-21. doi: 10.1111/joor.12452

Smith, M. B., & Thomson, W. M. (2017). ‘Not on the radar’: Dentists' perspectives on the oral health care of dependent older people. Gerodontology, 34(1), 90-100. doi: 10.1111/ger.12227

Moore, D., Poynton, M., Broadbent, J. M., & Thomson, W. M. (2017). The costs and benefits of water fluoridation in NZ. BMC Oral Health, 17, 134. doi: 10.1186/s12903-017-0433-y

Schuch, H. S., Haag, D. G., Kapellas, K., Arantes, R., Peres, M. A., Thomson, W. M., & Jamieson, L. M. (2017). The magnitude of Indigenous and non-Indigenous oral health inequalities in Brazil, New Zealand and Australia. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, 45(5), 434-441. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12307

Shearer, D. M., Thomson, W. M., Broadbent, J. M., Mann, J., & Poulton, R. (2017). Periodontitis is not associated with metabolic risk during the fourth decade of life. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 44(1), 22-30. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.12641

Gibson, B. J., Sussex, P. V., Fitzgerald, R. P., & Thomson, W. M. (2017). Complete tooth loss as status passage. Sociology of Health & Illness, 39(3), 412-427. doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.12492

Subramanian, J., & Thomson, W. M. (2017). The learning environment in professional doctorate and postgraduate dental education: A qualitative study. European Journal of Dental Education, 21(4), 261-271. doi: 10.1111/eje.12209

Hong, C. L., Lamb, A. W., Broadbent, J. M., De Silva, H. L., & Thomson, W. M. (2017). An update on New Zealand oral health practitioners’ preparedness for medical emergencies. New Zealand Dental Journal, 113(4), 5-12.

Alayan, H., Fernandes, R., Thomson, W. M., Foster Page, L. A., & Ibrahim, H. (2017). The use of miswak among Muslim immigrants living in New Zealand. New Zealand Dental Journal, 113(2), 22-25.

Best, A. D., De Silva, R. K., Thomson, W. M., Tong, D. C., Cameron, C. M., & De Silva, H. L. (2017). Efficacy of codeine when added to paracetamol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen for relief of postoperative pain after surgical removal of impacted third molars: A double-blinded randomised control trial. Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 75(10), 2063-2069. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2017.04.045

Broadbent, J. M., Theodore, R. F., Te Morenga, L., Thomson, W. M., & Brunton, P. A. (2016). Ethnic and socioeconomic inequalities in dental treatment at a school of dentistry. New Zealand Dental Journal, 112(2), 55-61.

Murray, C. M., Thomson, W. M., & Leichter, J. W. (2016). Dental implant use in New Zealand: A 10-year update. New Zealand Dental Journal, 112(2), 49-54.

Jamieson, L. M., Elani, H. W., Mejia, G. C., Ju, X., Kawachi, I., Harper, S., Thomson, W. M., & Kaufman, J. S. (2016). Inequalities in Indigenous oral health: Findings from Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Journal of Dental Research, 95(12), 1375-1380. doi: 10.1177/0022034516658233

Coetzee, A., Goodhew, E. L., De Silva, H. L., & Thomson, W. M. (2016). Steroid prophylaxis: The knowledge and practices of New Zealand General Dental Practitioners. New Zealand Dental Journal, 112(4), 102-107.

Rugg-Gunn, A. J., Spencer, A. J., Whelton, H. P., Jones, C., Beal, J. F., Castle, P., … Thomson, W. M., … Zusman, S. P. (2016). Critique of the review of 'Water fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries' published by the Cochrane Collaboration in 2015. British Dental Journal, 220(7), 335-340. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2016.257

Ngo, D. Y. J., Thomson, W. M., Nolan, A., & Ferguson, S. (2016). The lived experience of Sjogren's Syndrome. BMC Oral Health, 16, 7. doi: 10.1186/s12903-016-0165-4

Al-Riyami, I. A., Thomson, W. M., & Al-Harthi, L. S. (2016). Testing the Arabic short form versions of the Parental-Caregivers Perceptions Questionnaire and the Family Impact Scale in Oman. Saudi Dental Journal, 28(1), 31-35. doi: 10.1016/j.sdentj.2015.08.001

Shearer, D. M., Thomson, W. M., Broadbent, J. M., McLean, R., Poulton, R., & Mann, J. (2016). High-risk glycated hemoglobin trajectories established by mid-20s: Findings from a birth cohort study. BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, 4(1), e000243. doi: 10.1136/bmjdrc-2016-000243

Broadbent, J. M., Zeng, J., Foster Page, L. A., Baker, S. R., Ramrakha, S., & Thomson, W. M. (2016). Oral health-related beliefs, behaviors, and outcomes through the life course. Journal of Dental Research, 95(7), 808-813. doi: 10.1177/0022034516634663

Bisanz, J. E., Suppiah, P., Thomson, W. M., Milne, T., Yeoh, N., Nolan, A., … Cullinan, M. P., & Stebbings, S. M. (2016). The oral microbiome of patients with axial spondyloarthritis compared to healthy individuals. PeerJ, 4, e2095. doi: 10.7717/peerj.2095

Thomson, W. M., Zeng, J., Broadbent, J. M., Foster Page, L. A., Shalev, I., Moffitt, T. E., … Williams, S. M., Braithwaite, A. W., Robertson, S. P., & Poulton, R. (2016). Telomere length and periodontal attachment loss: A prospective cohort study. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 43(2), 121-127. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.12499

Tan, A., Bennani, F., Thomson, W. M., Farella, M., & Mei, L. (2016). A qualitative study of orthodontic screening and referral practices among dental therapists in New Zealand. Australian Orthodontic Journal, 32(2), 155-164.

Healey, D. L., Gauld, R. D. C., & Thomson, W. M. (2016). Treatment-associated changes in malocclusion and oral health-related quality of life: A 4-year cohort study. American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, 150(5), 811-817. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2016.04.019

Schwendicke, F., Thomson, W. M., Broadbent, J. M., & Stolpe, M. (2016). Effects of taxing sugar-sweetened beverages on caries and treatment costs. Journal of Dental Research, 95(12), 1327-1332. doi: 10.1177/0022034516660278

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