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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 Thomson has made contributions in a number of domains, and he has published 420 papers to date in the peer-reviewed international scientific literature. Perhaps his contribution to new knowledge is most evident through his involvement in the Dunedin Multidsicplinary Health and Development Study. That work has generated unprecedented information on the natural history of oral conditions from childhood to midlife.

Professor Thomson has also made seminal contributions to measuring dry mouth, and to understanding the condition’s occurrence, natural history and antecedents. He solved the polypharmacy problem which had impeded investigations of medication-induced dry mouth.

Professor Thomson has made crucially important contributions to the development, testing and field use of instruments for measuring oral-health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in children, as well as to understanding of the determinants of OHRQoL in adults. He has made important contributions to knowledge of the oral health of older people. Thomson’s national oral health survey work in Australasia has been internationally influential; he has added considerable value by conducting secondary analyses and publishing papers on a wide range of topics, including a number of cross-national comparisons (with colleagues in the USA, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Canada and China) which have enhanced understanding of adult oral health.

Professor Thomson was included as one of the top contributors to dental public health research in the last half century in a 2016 bibliometric analysis (doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12249), and his work features in a 2021 overview of the 100 most cited papers in dental public health journals (doi/epdf/10.1111/cdoe.12572). Thomson has provided many years of service as an Editor-in-Chief for international scientific journals.

Additional details

Professor Thomson has the rare honour of two separate Distinguished Scientist Awards from the IADR (International Association for Dental Research): the 2010 H. Trendley Dean Memorial Award, for meritorious research in epidemiology and public health, and the 2014 Geriatric Oral Research Award. He is the first NZ-based scientist to have been honoured by the IADR.

In 2017, Thomson was in the team awarded the 2016 Prime Minister’s Science Prize, which went to 10 Principal Investigators in the Dunedin Study. In 2019, he was awarded the Chaffer Medal (for distinguished performance in health research) by the Otago Medical Postgraduate Society. In 2010, he received the Sir John Walsh Research Award (for research over an extended period by a member of the University of Otago Faculty of Dentistry). In 2009, he was awarded the Alan Docking Award for distinguished research in dentistry by the Australia-NZ Division of the IADR. In 2015, he was made a Fellow of the NZ Dental Association.

He is Editor-in-Chief of Gerodontology (published by John Wiley and Sons). He was Editor-in-Chief (2015-2021) of Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. He is also Associate Editor for the European Journal of Oral Sciences. He was Editor of the New Zealand Dental Journal from 2007 to 2014. He has served terms on various Editorial Advisory Boards. He was President of the IADR’s Geriatric Oral Research Group in 2012-13.

Publications

Broughton, J. R., Thomson, W. M., Maipi, J. T., Person, M., Morgaine, K. C., Jamieson, L. M., & Lawrence, H. P. (2021). Mokopuna Māori me oranga niho (Māori infants and oral health) and early childhood caries randomised control trial among New Zealand Māori children. New Zealand Dental Journal, 117(3), 129-136.

Lacey, J. K., Thomson, W. M., Crampton, P., & Willing, E. (2021). Working towards Māori oral health equity: Why te Teriti o Waitangi needs to underpin the oral health system, using evidence from the New Zealand Oral Health Survey. New Zealand Dental Journal, 117(3), 105-110.

Thomson, W. M., Smith, M. B., Ferguson, C. M., & Moses, G. (2021). The challenge of medication-induced dry mouth in residential aged care. Pharmacy, 9(4), 162. doi: 10.3390/pharmacy9040162

Naysmith, K. E., Foster Page, L. A., Tong, D. C., & Thomson, W. M. (2021). Oral health status of New Zealand Defence Force recruits. Military Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usab385

Holden, A. C. L., Adam, L., & Thomson, M. (2021). Private practice dentists' views of oral health injustice. Community Dental Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1922/CDH_00009Holden07

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.

Authored Book - Other

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

Acharya, S., Acharya, S., Pentapati, K. C., & Thomson, W. M. (2021). Nicotine dependence and its association with health utility ratings among a sample of Indian dental patients. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12629

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Al-Ani, A. H., Antoun, J. S., Thomson, W. M., Topless, R., Merriman, T. R., & Farella, M. (2021). Common variants of EDA are associated with non-syndromic hypodontia. Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research, 24, 155-163. doi: 10.1111/ocr.12419

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Al-Kindi, F., Al-Harrasi, R., Coimbatore, H., Aziz, S., Thomson, W. M., & Ekambaram, M. (2021). The selection and clinical application of dental adhesives by general dental practitioners in New Zealand. New Zealand Dental Journal, 117(2), 74-79.

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Bidinotto, A. B., Martinez-Steele, E., Cunha-Cruz, J., Thomson, W. M., Hugo, F. N., & Hilgert, J. B. (2021). Food processing and its association with dental caries: Data from NHANES 2011-2014. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12628

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Bidinotto, A. B., Martinez-Steele, E., Thomson, W. M., Hugo, F. N., & Hilgert, J. B. (2021). Investigation of direct and indirect association of ultra-processed foods intake and periodontitis. Journal of Periodontology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jper.21-0274

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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. (2021). A primary care randomized controlled trial of Hall and conventional restorative techniques. JDR Clinical & Translational Research, 6(2), 205-212. doi: 10.1177/2380084420933154

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Boyd, D. H., Zhang, Y., Smith, L., Adam, L., Foster Page, L., & Thomson, W. M. (2021). Caregivers' understanding of informed consent in a randomized control trial. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11673-020-10085-w

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Broughton, J. R., Thomson, W. M., Maipi, J. T., Person, M., Morgaine, K. C., Jamieson, L. M., & Lawrence, H. P. (2021). Mokopuna Māori me oranga niho (Māori infants and oral health) and early childhood caries randomised control trial among New Zealand Māori children. New Zealand Dental Journal, 117(3), 129-136.

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Cheng, M. S., Hsu, K.-H., Thomson, W. M., & Ekambaram, M. (2021). General dental practitioners’ opinions on universal publicly-funded dental care in New Zealand. New Zealand Dental Journal, 117(1), 35-39.

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Dixon, H. G., Thomson, W. M., & Ting, G. S. (2021). Dentists’ knowledge and experiences of treating patients with head and neck cancer. New Zealand Dental Journal, 117(1), 15-21.

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Elani, H. W., Batista, A. F. M., Thomson, W. M., Kawachi, I., & Chiavegatto Filho, A. D. P. (2021). Predictors of tooth loss: A machine learning approach. PLoS ONE, 16(6), e0252873. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0252873

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Elliott, M. L., Caspi, A., Houts, R. M., Ambler, A., Broadbent, J. M., Hancox, R. J., … Hogan, S., Keenan, R., … Melzer, T. R., … Ramrakha, S., … Righarts, A., … Thomson, W. M., Thorne, P. R., … Wilson, G., … Poulton, R., & Moffitt, T. E. (2021). Disparities in the pace of biological aging among midlife adults of the same chronological age have implications for future frailty risk and policy. Nature Aging, 1(3), 295-308. doi: 10.1038/s43587-021-00044-4

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Ha, D. H., Spencer, A. J., Moynihan, P., Thomson, W. M., & Do, L. G. (2021). Excess risk of dental caries from higher free sugars intake combined with low exposure to water fluoridation. Journal of Dental Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00220345211007747

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Hasheminejad, N., Hajizamani, H., Malek, M. T., & Thomson, W. M. (2021). Personality characteristics and oral health-related quality of life in an Iranian adult population. International Journal of Dentistry, 2021, 6619123. doi: 10.1155/2021/6619123

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Holden, A. C. L., Adam, L., & Thomson, M. (2021). Private practice dentists' views of oral health injustice. Community Dental Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1922/CDH_00009Holden07

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Holden, A. C. L., Adam, L., & Thomson, W. M. (2021). Rationalisation and 'McDonaldisation' in dental care: Private dentists' experiences working in corporate dentistry. British Dental Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/s41415-021-3071-3

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Hyland, N. F., Smith, M. B., & Thomson, M. W. (2021). The residual dentition among home-based older New Zealanders receiving living support. Gerodontology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ger.12558

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Jamieson, L., Kearns, C., Ankeny, R., Hedges, J., & Thomson, W. M. (2021). Neoliberalism and Indigenous oral health inequalities: a global perspective. Community Dental Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1922/CDH_00159Jamieson04

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Lacey, J. K., Thomson, W. M., Crampton, P., & Willing, E. (2021). Working towards Māori oral health equity: Why te Teriti o Waitangi needs to underpin the oral health system, using evidence from the New Zealand Oral Health Survey. New Zealand Dental Journal, 117(3), 105-110.

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MacEntee, M. I., Brondani, M., Avivi-Arber, L., Bartlett, D., Donnelly, L., Duyck, J., … Thomson, W. M., … Wyatt, C. (2021). Clinical Oral Disorders in Adults Screening Protocol (CODA-SP) from the 2019 Vancouver IADR Consensus Symposium. Gerodontology, 38, 5-16. doi: 10.1111/ger.12496

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Mansur, E. K. M., & Thomson, W. M. (2021). Evaluation of the Arabic short-form version of the Family Impact Scale (FIS-8). International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ipd.12798

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Morelli, E. L., Broadbent, J. M., Knight, E. T., Leichter, J. W., & Thomson, W. M. (2021). Does having children affect women's oral health? A longitudinal study. Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12466

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Naysmith, K. E., Foster Page, L. A., Tong, D. C., & Thomson, W. M. (2021). Oral health status of New Zealand Defence Force recruits. Military Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usab385

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Ni Riordain, R., Glick, M., Mashhadani, S. S. A. A., Aravamudhan, K., Barrow, J., Cole, D., … Thomson, W. M., … Williams, D. M. (2021). Developing a standard set of patient-centred outcomes for adult oral health: An international, cross-disciplinary consensus. International Dental Journal, 71(1), 40-52. doi: 10.1111/idj.12604

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Smith, L., Smith, M., & Thomson, W. M. (2021). Recommendations for improving dental care for dentate home-based older people: A qualitative New Zealand study. Gerodontology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ger.12553

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Sukumaran, I., Taylor, S., & Thomson, W. M. (2021). The prevalence and impact of dental anxiety among adult New Zealanders. International Dental Journal, 71, 122-126. doi: 10.1111/idj.12613

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Thomson, W. M., & Barak, Y. (2021). Tooth loss and dementia: A critical examination. Journal of Dental Research, 100(3), 226-231. doi: 10.1177/0022034520957233

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Thomson, W. M., Smith, M. B., Ferguson, C. M., & Moses, G. (2021). The challenge of medication-induced dry mouth in residential aged care. Pharmacy, 9(4), 162. doi: 10.3390/pharmacy9040162

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van Kuijk, M., Smith, M. B., Ferguson, C. A., Kerse, N. M., Teh, R., Gribben, B., & Thomson, W. M. (2021). Dentition and nutritional status of aged New Zealanders living in aged residential care. Oral Diseases, 27, 370-377. doi: 10.1111/odi.13536

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Wimardhani, Y. S., Rahmayanti, F., Maharani, D. A., Mayanti, W., & Thomson, W. M. (2021). The validity and reliability of the Indonesian version of the Summated Xerostomia Inventory. Gerodontology, 38, 82-86. doi: 10.1111/ger.12494

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Won, J., Guan, G., Mei, L., Ma, T., Lai, Y., Zafar, S., Mei, M. L., & Thomson, W. M. (2021). A multicenter study of dental curricula in Asia/Pacific nations: The views and experiences of final-year dental students. Journal of Dental Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jdd.12515

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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

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Agnew, C. M., Foster Page, L. A., Hibbert, S., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). Family impact of child oro-facial cleft. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 57(11), 1291-1297. doi: 10.1177/1055665620936442

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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, 65, 220-224. doi: 10.1111/adj.12774

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Do, L. G., Ha, D. H., Bell, L. K., Devenish, G., Golley, R. K., Leary, S. D., … Thomson, W. M., … Spencer, A. J. (2020). Study of Mothers' and Infants' Life Events affecting oral health (SMILE) birth cohort study: Cohort profile. BMJ Open, 10(10), e041185. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041185

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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

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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, 48, 561-569. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12568

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Holden, A. C. L., Adam, L., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). Dentists' perspectives on commercial practices in private dentistry. JDR Clinical & Translational Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/2380084420975700

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Holden, A. C. L., Adam, L., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). Overtreatment as an ethical dilemma in Australian private dentistry: A qualitative exploration. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12592

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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

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Hong, C. L., Broadbent, J. M., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). Long-term survival of enamel-defect-affected teeth. Caries Research, 54, 350-357. doi: 10.1159/000510304

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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

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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

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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

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Lundbeck, H. J., Smith, M. B., & Thomson, W. M. (2020). Clinical validity of self-rated oral health among New Zealand nursing home residents. Gerodontology, 37, 253-257. doi: 10.1111/ger.12458

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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).

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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, 99(11), 1245-1251. doi: 10.1177/0022034520936235

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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