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Health Sciences profile

Professor Murray Thomson

PositionProfessor and Head of Department
DepartmentDepartment of Oral Sciences
QualificationsBSc BDS MComDent(Otago) MA(Leeds) PhD(Otago)
Research summaryDental epidemiology, dental public health, and health services research
TeachingDental public health and epidemiology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
MembershipsStaffing Advisory Committee, University of Otago
ClinicalDry mouth, self-reported oral health

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 298 research papers and five book chapters in the scientific literature. His Scopus h index is 42. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, and Associate Editor for the European Journal of Oral Sciences. He was the Editor of the New Zealand Dental Journal from 2007 to 2014, and Associate Editor for Gerodontology from January 2012 to December 2014.

Publications

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.

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

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

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

Thomson, W. M. (2018). Tackling the wicked health problem of early childhood caries. Pesquisa Brasileira em Odontopediatria e Clínica Integrada, 18(1), e3943. doi: 10.4034/PBOCI.2018.181.ed1

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

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.

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

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

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

Amaral, J. P. d. A. R., Marques, D. N. d. S., Thomson, W. M., Vinagre, A. R. R., & da Mata, A. D. S. P. (2017). Validity and reliability of a Portuguese version of the Summated Xerostomia Inventory-5. Gerodontology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ger.12313

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

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

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

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

Boyd, D. H., Foster Page, L., & Thomson, W. M. (2017). 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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ipd.12324

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12307

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.

Ballantyne, P. J., Norris, P., Parachuru, V. P., & Thomson, W. M. (2017). Becoming a ‘pharmaceutical person’: Medication use trajectories from age 26 to 38 in a representative birth cohort from Dunedin, New Zealand. SSM Population Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2017.11.002

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.

He, S., & Thomson, W. M. (2017). An oral epidemiological comparison of Chinese and New Zealand adults in 2 key age groups. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12348

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/adj.12541

Listl, S., Broadbent, J. M., Thomson, W. M., Stock, C., Shen, J., Steele, J., … Jürges, H. (2017). Childhood socioeconomic conditions and teeth in older adulthood: Evidence from SHARE wave 5. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12332

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

Costa, F. S., Silveira, E. R., Pinto, G. S., Nascimento, G. G., Thomson, W. M., & Demarco, F. F. (2017). Developmental defects of enamel and dental caries in the primary dentition: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Dentistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2017.03.006

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.

Schwendicke, F., Splieth, C. H., Thomson, W. M., Reda, S., Stolpe, M., & Foster Page, L. (2017). Cost-effectiveness of caries-preventive fluoride varnish applications in clinic settings among patients of low, moderate and high risk. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12320

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

Meier, M. H., Caspi, A., Cerdá, M., Hancox, R. J., Harrington, H., Houts, R., Poulton, R., Ramrakha, S., Thomson, W. M., & Moffitt, T. E. (2016). Associations between cannabis use and physical health problems in early midlife: A longitudinal comparison of persistent cannabis vs tobacco users. JAMA Psychiatry, 73(7), 731-740. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.0637

Foster Page, L. A., Thomson, W. M., & Broadbent, J. M. (2016). Validity of self-reported periodontal questions in a New Zealand cohort. Clinical Oral Investigations, 20, 563-569. doi: 10.1007/s00784-015-1526-0

Kelsen, A. E., Thomson, W. M., & Love, R. M. (2016). Oral health protocols in care facilities for older people in New Zealand. New Zealand Dental Journal, 112(3), 88-95.

Thomson, W. M., Foster Page, L. A., Robinson, P. G., Do, L. G., Traebert, J., Mohamed, A. R., … Baker, S. R. (2016). Psychometric assessment of the short-form Child Perceptions Questionnaire: An international collaborative study. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, 44(6), 549-556. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12248

Ngo, D. Y. J., & Thomson, W. M. (2015). Dry mouth: An overview. Singapore Dental Journal, 36, 12-17. doi: 10.1016/j.sdj.2014.12.001

Knight, E. T., Leichter, J. W., Tawse-Smith, A., & Thomson, W. M. (2015). Quantifying the association between self-reported diabetes and periodontitis in the New Zealand population. Journal of Periodontology, 86(8), 945-954. doi: 10.1902/jop.2015.150048

Fitzgerald, R. P., Thomson, W. M., Huakau, G., Darrou, M., Gilmore, D., Sadler, H., Bell, R. J., Danse, V., … Broughton, J. R. (2015). A qualitative study of the meaning of oral health and self-care for 40 Dunedin residents living on lower incomes. New Zealand Dental Journal, 111(2), 68-75.

Broadbent, J. M., Thomson, W. M., Ramrakha, S., Moffitt, T. E., Zeng, J., Foster Page, L. A., & Poulton, R. (2015). Community water fluoridation and intelligence: Prospective study in New Zealand. American Journal of Public Health, 105(1), 72-76. doi: 10.2105/ajph.2013.301857

Siddiqi, A., Kieser, J. A., De Silva, R. K., Thomson, W. M., & Duncan, W. J. (2015). Soft and hard tissue response to zirconia versus titanium one-piece implants placed in alveolar and palatal sites: A randomized control trial. Clinical Implant Dentistry & Related Research, 17(3), 483-496. doi: 10.1111/cid.12159

Kang, I., Foster Page, L. A., Anderson, V. R., Thomson, W. M., & Broadbent, J. M. (2015). Changes in students' perceptions of their dental education environment. European Journal of Dental Education, 19(2), 122-130. doi: 10.1111/eje.12112

Turton, B. J., Thomson, W. M., Foster Page, L. A., Saub, R., & Ishak, A. R. (2015). Responsiveness of the child perceptions questionnaire for Cambodian children undergoing basic dental care. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 25, 2-8. doi: 10.1111/ipd.12091

Peres, K. G., Peres, M. A., Thomson, W. M., Broadbent, J., Hallal, P. C., & Menezes, A. B. (2015). Deciduous-dentition malocclusion predicts orthodontic treatment needs later: Findings from a population-based birth cohort study. American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, 147(4), 492-498. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2014.12.019

Moore, B. K., Smit, R. B., Colquhoun, A. N., & Thomson, W. M. (2015). Maxillofacial fractures at Waikato Hospital, New Zealand: 2004 to 2013. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1426). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Foster Page, L. A., Beckett, D. M., Cameron, C. M., & Thomson, W. M. (2015). Can the Child Health Utility 9D measure be useful in oral health research? International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 25(5), 349-357. doi: 10.1111/ipd.12177

Thomson, W. M. (2015). Dry mouth and older people. Australian Dental Journal, 60(1, Suppl. ), 54-63. doi: 10.1111/adj.12284

Okada, T., Ikebe, K., Kagawa, R., Inomata, C., Takeshita, K., Gondo, Y., … Thomson, W. M., & Maeda, Y. (2015). Lower protein intake mediates association between lower occlusal force and slower walking speed: From the Septuagenarians, Octogenarians, Nonagenarians Investigation with Centenarians study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63, 2382-2387. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13784

Harris, R. C., Millichamp, C. J., & Thomson, W. M. (2015). Stress and coping in fourth-year medical and dental students. New Zealand Dental Journal, 111(3), 102-108.

Benn, A. M. L., Broadbent, J. M., & Thomson, W. M. (2015). Occurrence and impact of xerostomia among dentate adult New Zealanders: Findings from a national survey. Australian Dental Journal, 60(3), 362-367. doi: 10.1111/adj.12238

Turton, B. J., Thomson, W. M., Foster Page, L. A., Saub, R. B., & Razak, I. A. (2015). Validation of an Oral Health—Related Quality of Life measure for Cambodian children. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 27(2), NP2339-NP2349. doi: 10.1177/1010539513497786

Schwendicke, F., Dörfer, C. E., Schlattmann, P., Foster Page, L., Thomson, W. M., & Paris, S. (2015). Socioeconomic inequality and caries: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Dental Research, 94(1), 10-18. doi: 10.1177/0022034514557546

Ling, G. Y., Love, R. M., MacFadyen, E. E., & Thomson, W. M. (2014). Oral health of older people admitted to hospital for needs assessment. New Zealand Dental Journal, 110(4), 131-137.

Broughton, J. R., Person, M., Maipi, J. T., Cooper-Te Koi, R., Smith-Wilkinson, A., Tiakiwai, S., … Morgaine, K. C., … Thomson, W. M. (2014). Ūkaipō niho: The place of nurturing for oral health. New Zealand Dental Journal, 110(1), 18-23.

Foster Page, L. A., Boyd, D. H., Davidson, S. E., McKay, S. K., Thomson, W. M., & Innes, N. P. (2014). Acceptability of the Hall Technique to parents and children. New Zealand Dental Journal, 110(1), 12-17.

Enoki, K., Matsuda, K.-I., Ikebe, K., Murai, S., Yoshida, M., Maeda, Y., & Thomson, W. M. (2014). Influence of xerostomia on oral health-related quality of life in the elderly: A 5-year longitudinal study. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology & Oral Radiology, 117(6), 716-721. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2014.03.001

Do, L. G., Scott, J. A., Thomson, W. M., Stamm, J. W., Rugg-Gunn, A. J., Levy, S. M., … Spencer, A. J. (2014). Common risk factor approach to address socioeconomic inequality in the oral health of preschool children: A prospective cohort study. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 429. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-429

Al-Harthi, L. S., Cullinan, M. P., Leichter, J. W., & Thomson, W. M. (2014). Periodontal diseases in an Omani adult population: A preliminary study. Journal of Periodontology, 85(5), e104-e110. doi: 10.1902/jop.2013.130266

Pretty, I. A., Ellwood, R. P., Lo, E. C. M., MacEntee, M. I., Müller, F., Rooney, E., Thomson, W. M., … Wolff, M. S. (2014). The Seattle Care Pathway for securing oral health in older patients. Gerodontology, 31, 77-87. doi: 10.1111/ger.12098

Benn, A. M. L., & Thomson, W. M. (2014). Saliva: An overview. New Zealand Dental Journal, 110(3), 92-96.

Foster Page, L. A., Thomson, W. M., Marshman, Z., & Stevens, K. J. (2014). The potential of the Child Health Utility 9D Index as an outcome measure for child dental health. BMC Oral Health, 14(1), 90. doi: 10.1186/1472-6831-14-90

Beck, V. J., Farella, M., Chandler, N. P., Kieser, J. A., & Thomson, W. M. (2014). Factors associated with pain induced by orthodontic separators. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 41(4), 282-288. doi: 10.1111/joor.12144

McKelvey, V. A., Morgaine, K. C., & Thomson, W. M. (2014). Adults with intellectual disability: A mixed-methods investigation of their experiences of dental treatment under general anaesthetic. New Zealand Dental Journal, 110(2), 58-64.

Broadbent, J. M., Thomson, W. M., & Poulton, R. (2014). Oral health in the first half of life: An update on the Dunedin Study. Annals of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, 22, 88-90.

Vargas-Ferreira, F., Zeng, J., Thomson, W. M., Peres, M. A., & Demarco, F. F. (2014). Association between developmental defects of enamel and dental caries in schoolchildren. Journal of Dentistry, 42(5), 540-546. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2014.02.010

Israel, S., Moffitt, T. E., Belsky, D. W., Hancox, R. J., Poulton, R., Roberts, B., Thomson, W. M., & Caspi, A. (2014). Translating personality psychology to help personalize preventive medicine for young adult patients. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 106(3), 484-498. doi: 10.1037/a0035687

Thomson, W. M., & Ma, S. (2014). An ageing population poses dental challenges. Singapore Dental Journal, 35, 3-8. doi: 10.1016/j.sdj.2014.10.001

Thomson, W. M., Foster Page, L. A., Malden, P. E., Gaynor, W. N., & Nordin, N. (2014). Comparison of the ECOHIS and short-form P-CPQ and FIS scales. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 12, 36. doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-12-36

Zeng, J., Williams, S. M., Fletcher, D. J., Cameron, C. M., Broadbent, J. M., Shearer, D. M., & Thomson, W. M. (2014). Reexamining the association between smoking and periodontitis in the Dunedin Study with an enhanced analytical approach. Journal of Periodontology, 85(10), 1390-1397. doi: 10.1902/jop.2014.130577

Al-Dujaili, M., Thomson, W. M., Meldrum, R., & Al-Ani, A. H. (2014). Noise levels in dental school clinics. New Zealand Dental Journal, 110(3), 105-108.

Enoki, K., Ikebe, K., Matsuda, K.-I., Yoshida, M., Maeda, Y., & Thomson, W. M. (2013). Determinants of change in oral health-related quality of life over 7 years among older Japanese. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 40(4), 252-257. doi: 10.1111/joor.12031

Subramanian, J., Anderson, V. R., Morgaine, K. C., & Thomson, W. M. (2013). Effective and ineffective supervision in postgraduate dental education: A qualitative study. European Journal of Dental Education, 17(1), e142-e150. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0579.2012.00774.x

Espinoza, I., Thomson, W. M., Gamonal, J., & Arteaga, O. (2013). Disparities in aspects of oral-health-related quality of life among Chilean adults. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, 41(3), 242-250. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12001

Adsett, L., Thomson, W. M., Kieser, J. A., & Tong, D. C. (2013). Patterns and trends in facial fractures in New Zealand between 1999 and 2009. New Zealand Dental Journal, 109(4), 142-147.

Grant, S. M., Dawson, S. K., & Thomson, W. M. (2013). New Zealand dentists' views on community water fluoridation. New Zealand Dental Journal, 109(2), 69-73.

Ukra, A., Foster Page, L. A., Thomson, W. M., Farella, M., Tawse Smith, A., & Beck, V. (2013). Impact of malocclusion on quality of life among New Zealand adolescents. New Zealand Dental Journal, 109(1), 18-23.

Subramanian, J., Anderson, V. R., Morgaine, K. C., & Thomson, W. M. (2013). The importance of ‘student voice’ in dental education. European Journal of Dental Education, 17(1), e136-e141. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0579.2012.00773.x

Foster Page, L. A., Thomson, W. M., Ukra, A., & Baker, S. R. (2013). Clinical status in adolescents: Is its impact on oral health-related quality of life influenced by psychological characteristics? European Journal of Oral Sciences, 121(3), 182-187. doi: 10.1111/eos.12034

Al-Harthi, L. S., Cullinan, M. P., Leichter, J. W., & Thomson, W. M. (2013). Periodontitis among adult populations in the Arab World. International Dental Journal, 63(1), 7-11. doi: 10.1111/idj.12002

Hashim, R., Williams, S., & Thomson, W. M. (2013). Oral hygiene and dental caries in 5- to 6-year-old children in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 11(3), 208-215. doi: 10.1111/idh.12011

Thomson, W. M., Shearer, D. M., Broadbent, J. M., Foster Page, L. A., & Poulton, R. (2013). The natural history of periodontal attachment loss during the third and fourth decades of life. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 40(7), 672-680. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.12108

Burton, J. P., Drummond, B. K., Chilcott, C. N., Tagg, J. R., Thomson, W. M., Hale, J. D. F., & Wescombe, P. A. (2013). The influence of the probiotic Streptococcus salivarius M18, on indices of dental health in children: A randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 62(6), 875-884. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.056663-0

Foster Page, L. A., Thomson, W. M., Ukra, A., & Farella, M. (2013). Factors influencing adolescents' oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 23(6), 415-423. doi: 10.1111/ipd.12011

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