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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

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2020.1726416

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqaa012

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

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

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2020.1716816

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

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2020.1726416

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2020.1716816

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

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

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqaa012

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

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ger.12464

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

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

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

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

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12451

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.

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

Ferguson, C. A., Thomson, W. M., Smith, M. B., Kerse, N., Peri, K., & Gribben, B. (2019). Medication taking in a national sample of dependent older people. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.05.010

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

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

Abd Aziz, S., Kuan, S., Jin, E., Loch, C., & Thomson, W. M. (2019). 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, 1-11. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2019.1656649

Scott, N., Thomson, W. M., & Cathro, P. R. (2019). Traumatic dental injuries among New Zealanders: Findings from a national oral health survey. Dental Traumatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/edt.12505

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

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

Stamm, T. A., Omara, M., Bakerc, S. R., Foster Page, L., Thomson, W. M., Benson, P. E., … Bekes, K. (2019). Rasch model of the child perceptions questionnaire in multi-country data. Journal of Dentistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2019.103267

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thomson, W. M., He, S. L., & Elani, H. W. (2018). Self-report oral health and disease experience among adults in China and NZ. Clinical Oral Investigations. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00784-018-2652-2

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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