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Health Sciences profile

Associate Professor Jonathan Broadbent

PositionAssociate Professor, Dental Public Health
DepartmentDepartment of Oral Sciences
QualificationsBDS PhD PGDipComDent
Research summaryLongitudinal dental health research

Research

Dr Broadbent's research interests include the epidemiology of dental caries, tooth loss, and periodontal disease. He has special interests in dental longitudinal research and inequalities in dental health.

Publications

Shackleton, N., Broadbent, J. M., Thornley, S., Milne, B. J., Crengle, S., & Exeter, D. J. (2018). Inequalities in dental caries experience among 4-year-old New Zealand children. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, 46(3), 288-296. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12364

Morelli, E. L., Broadbent, J. M., Leichter, J. W., & Thomson, W. M. (2018). Pregnancy, parity and periodontal disease. Australian Dental Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/adj.12623

Mistry, D., Broadbent, J., & Murray, C. (2017). Smoking cessation interventions amongst New Zealand dental students: A survey. Journal of Smoking Cessation, 12(4), 190-198. doi: 10.1017/jsc.2016.19

Reuben, A., Caspi, A., Belsky, D. W., Broadbent, J., Harrington, H., Sugden, K., … Ramrakha, S., Poulton, R., & Moffitt, T. E. (2017). Association of childhood blood lead levels with cognitive function and socioeconomic status at age 38 years and with IQ change and socioeconomic mobility between childhood and adulthood. JAMA, 317(12), 1244-1251. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.1712

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.

Journal - Research Article

Shackleton, N., Broadbent, J. M., Thornley, S., Milne, B. J., Crengle, S., & Exeter, D. J. (2018). Inequalities in dental caries experience among 4-year-old New Zealand children. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, 46(3), 288-296. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12364

Mistry, D., Broadbent, J., & Murray, C. (2017). Smoking cessation interventions amongst New Zealand dental students: A survey. Journal of Smoking Cessation, 12(4), 190-198. doi: 10.1017/jsc.2016.19

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.

Reuben, A., Caspi, A., Belsky, D. W., Broadbent, J., Harrington, H., Sugden, K., … Ramrakha, S., Poulton, R., & Moffitt, T. E. (2017). Association of childhood blood lead levels with cognitive function and socioeconomic status at age 38 years and with IQ change and socioeconomic mobility between childhood and adulthood. JAMA, 317(12), 1244-1251. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.1712

Beckley, A. L., Caspi, A., Broadbent, J., Harrington, H., Houts, R. M., Poulton, R., Ramrakha, S., & Reuben, A. (2017). Association of childhood blood lead levels with criminal offending. JAMA Pediatrics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.4005

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

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

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

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.

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.

Broadbent, J. M., Singh, J. K., Masri, N. S., Tong, D. C., & Duncan, W. J. (2016). Oral health of New Zealand service personnel in WW1. New Zealand Dental Journal, 112(1), 10-14.

Celeste, R. K., Broadbent, J. M., & Moyses, S. J. (2016). Half-century of dental public health research: Bibliometric analysis of world scientific trends. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, 44(6), 557-563. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12249

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

Farah, R. A., Painuthara, L., Broadbent, J. M., Buckley, H. R., & Halcrow, S. E. (2016). Physiological insult of the burial environment: Differentiating developmental defects from post-mortem stained enamel in deciduous dentition from the Chiefdom Period of Tonga, Polynesia. Matters Select. Retrieved from https://www.sciencematters.io/articles/201605000005

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Broadbent, J. M., Wills, R., McMillan, J., Drummond, B. K., & Whyman, R. (2015). Evaluation of evidence behind some recent claims against community water fluoridation in New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 45(3), 161-178. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2015.1056193

Theodore, R. F., Broadbent, J., Nagin, D., Ambler, A., Hogan, S., Ramrakha, S., … Williams, M. J. A., Harrington, H., Moffitt, T. E., … Milne, B., & Poulton, R. (2015). Childhood to early-midlife systolic blood pressure trajectories: Early-life predictors, effect modifiers, and adult cardiovascular outcomes. Hypertension, 66, 1108-1115. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.115.05831

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.

Tilvawala, D., Murray, C., Farah, R., & Broadbent, J. M. (2014). New Zealand dental therapists’ beliefs regarding child maltreatment. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38(5), 480-484. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12238

Jiang, Y., Foster Page, L. A., McMillan, J., Lyons, K., Broadbent, J., & Morgaine, K. C. (2014). Is New Zealand water fluoridation justified? New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1406). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Russell, A. A., Tawse-Smith, A., Broadbent, J. M., & Leichter, J. W. (2014). Peri-implantitis diagnosis and treatment by New Zealand periodontists and oral maxillofacial surgeons. New Zealand Dental Journal, 110(1), 6-10.

Tong, D. C., Al-Hassiny, H. H., Ain, A. B., & Broadbent, J. M. (2014). Post-operative complications following dental extractions at the School of Dentistry, University of Otago. New Zealand Dental Journal, 110(2), 51-55.

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

McKay, S., Farah, R., Broadbent, J. M., Tayles, N., & Halcrow, S. E. (2013). Is it health or the burial environment: Differentiating between hypomineralised and post-mortem stained enamel in an archaeological context. PLoS ONE, 8(5), e64573. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064573

Kamel, M. S., Broadbent, J. M., & Rich, A. M. (2013). Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of oral leukoplakia in a New Zealand population: Analysis of a 10-year case series. Journal of Dental, Oral & Craniofacial Epidemiology, 1(4), 6-13.

Ting, N. A., Broadbent, J. M., & Duncan, W. J. (2013). Dental radiography in New Zealand: Digital versus film. New Zealand Dental Journal, 109(3), 107-114.

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

Broadbent, J. M., Foster Page, L. A., Thomson, W. M., & Poulton, R. (2013). Permanent dentition caries through the first half of life. British Dental Journal, 215, E12. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2013.991

Thomson, W. M., Broadbent, J. M., Foster Page, L. A., & Poulton, R. (2013). Antecedents and associations of root surface caries experience among 38-year-olds. Caries Research, 47(2), 128-134. doi: 10.1159/000345078

Shearer, D. M., Thomson, W. M., Caspi, A., Moffitt, T. E., Broadbent, J. M., & Poulton, R. (2012). Family history and oral health: Findings from the Dunedin Study. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, 40(2), 105-115. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2011.00641.x

Thomson, W. M., Mejia, G. C., Broadbent, J. M., & Poulton, R. (2012). Construct validity of Locker's global oral health item. Journal of Dental Research, 91(11), 1038-1042. doi: 10.1177/0022034512460676

Crocombe, L. A., Broadbent, J. M., Thomson, W. M., Brennan, D. S., & Poulton, R. (2012). Impact of dental visiting trajectory patterns on clinical oral health and oral health-related quality of life. Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 72(1), 36-44. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2011.00281.x

Crocombe, L. A., Broadbent, J. M., Thomson, W. M., Brennan, D. S., Slade, G. D., & Poulton, R. (2011). Dental visiting trajectory patterns and their antecedents. Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 71(1), 23-31. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2010.00196.x

Shearer, D. M., Thomson, W. M., Broadbent, J. M., & Poulton, R. (2011). Maternal oral health predicts their children's caries experience in adulthood. Journal of Dental Research, 90(5), 672-677. doi: 10.1177/0022034510393349

Peres, M. A., Peres, K. G., Thomson, W. M., Broadbent, J. M., Gigante, D. P., & Horta, B. L. (2011). The influence of family income trajectories from birth to adulthood on adult oral health: Findings from the 1982 Pelotas birth cohort. American Journal of Public Health, 101(4), 730-736. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.184044

Thomson, W. M., Caspi, A., Poulton, R., Moffitt, T. E., & Broadbent, J. M. (2011). Personality and oral health. European Journal of Oral Sciences, 119(5), 366-372. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0722.2011.00840.x

Shearer, D. M., Thomson, W. M., Broadbent, J. M., & Poulton, R. (2011). Does maternal oral health predict child oral health-related quality of life in adulthood? Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 9, 50. doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-9-50

Shearer, D. M., Thomson, W. M., Caspi, A., Moffitt, T. E., Broadbent, J. M., & Poulton, R. (2011). Inter-generational continuity in periodontal health: Findings from the Dunedin Family History Study. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 38(4), 301-309. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-051X.2011.01704.x

Broadbent, J. M., Thomson, W. M., Boyens, J. V., & Poulton, R. (2011). Dental plaque and oral health during the first 32 years of life. Journal of the American Dental Association, 142(4), 415-426.

Peres, M. A., Thomson, W. M., Peres, K. G., Gigante, D. P., Horta, B. L., Broadbent, J. M., & Poulton, R. (2011). Challenges in comparing the methods and findings of cohort studies of oral health: The Dunedin (New Zealand) and Pelotas (Brazil) studies. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(6), 549-556. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00736.x

Thomson, W. M., Williams, S. M., Broadbent, J. M., Poulton, R., & Locker, D. (2010). Long-term dental visiting patterns and adult oral health. Journal of Dental Research, 89(3), 307-311. doi: 10.1177/0022034509356779

Thomson, W. M., Broadbent, J. M., Locker, D., & Poulton, R. (2009). Trajectories of dental anxiety in a birth cohort. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, 37(3), 209-219. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2009.00473.x

Lawrence, H. P., Thomson, W. M., Broadbent, J. M., & Poulton, R. (2008). Oral health-related quality of life in a birth cohort of 32-year olds. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, 36(4), 305-316. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2007.00395.x

Odgers, C. L., Moffitt, T. E., Broadbent, J. M., Dickson, N., Hancox, R. J., Harrington, H., Poulton, R., … Thomson, W. M., & Caspi, A. (2008). Female and male antisocial trajectories: From childhood origins to adult outcomes. Development & Psychopathology, 20(2), 673-716. doi: 10.1017/S0954579408000333

Lawton, B., Rose, S., Kieser, J., Broadbent, J., Sussex, P., Thomson, M., & Dowell, A. (2008). Disparities in edentulism and tooth loss between Māori and non-Māori New Zealand women. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 32(3), 254-260.

Broadbent, J. M., Thomson, W. M., & Poulton, R. (2008). Trajectory patterns of dental caries experience in the permanent dentition to the fourth decade of life. Journal of Dental Research, 87(1), 69-72.

Thomson, W. M., Poulton, R., Broadbent, J. M., Moffitt, T. E., Caspi, A., Beck, J. D., Welch, D., & Hancox, R. J. (2008). Cannabis smoking and periodontal disease among young adults. JAMA, 299(5), 525-531.

Thomson, W. M., Broadbent, J. M., Welch, D., Beck, J. D., & Poulton, R. (2007). Cigarette smoking and periodontal disease among 32-year-olds: A prospective study of a representative birth cohort. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 34, 828-834.

Odgers, C. L., Caspi, A., Broadbent, J. M., Dickson, N., Hancox, R. J., Harrington, H., Poulton, R., … Thomson, W. M., & Moffitt, T. E. (2007). Prediction of differential adult health burden by conduct problem subtypes in males. Archives of General Psychiatry, 64, 476-484.

Thomson, W. M., Lawrence, H. P., Broadbent, J. M., & Poulton, R. (2006). The impact of xerostomia on oral-health-related quality of life among younger adults. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 4. Retrieved from http://www.hqlo.com/content/4/1/86

Thomson, W. M., Broadbent, J. M., Poulton, R., & Beck, J. D. (2006). Changes in periodontal disease experience from 26 to 32 years of age in a birth cohort. Journal of Periodontology, 77, 947-954.

Broadbent, J. M., Thomson, W. M., & Poulton, R. (2006). Oral health beliefs in adolescence and oral health in young adulthood. Journal of Dental Research, 85(4), 339-343.

Broadbent, J. M., Williams, K. B., Thomson, W. M., & Williams, S. M. (2006). Dental restorations: A risk factor for periodontal attachment loss? Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 33, 803-810.

Broadbent, J. M., Thomson, W. M., & Poulton, R. (2006). Progression of dental caries and tooth loss between the third and fourth decades of life: A birth cohort study. Caries Research, 40, 459-465.

Thomson, W. M., Poulton, R., Broadbent, J. M., & Al-Kubaisy, S. (2006). Xerostomia and medications among 32-year-olds. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 64, 249-254.

Broadbent, J. M., & Thomson, W. M. (2005). For debate: Problems with the DMF index pertinent to dental caries data analysis. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, 33(6), 400-409.

Broadbent, J. M., Thomson, W. M., & Williams, S. M. (2005). Does caries in primary teeth predict enamel defects in permanent teeth? A longitudinal study. Journal of Dental Research, 84(3), 260-264.

Broadbent, J. M., Ayers, K. M. S., & Thomson, W. M. (2004). Is attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder a risk factor for dental caries? Caries Research, 38, 29-33.

Broadbent, J. M., & Thomson, W. M. (2001). The readiness of New Zealand general dental practitioners for medical emergencies. New Zealand Dental Journal, 97, 82-86.

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Journal - Research Other

Morelli, E. L., Broadbent, J. M., Leichter, J. W., & Thomson, W. M. (2018). Pregnancy, parity and periodontal disease. Australian Dental Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/adj.12623

Benn, A. M. L., Heng, N. C. K., Broadbent, J. M., & Thomson, W. M. (2017). Studying the human oral microbiome: Challenges and the evolution of solutions. Australian Dental Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/adj.12565

Broadbent, J. (2017). Triclosan in toothpaste [Guest editorial]. New Zealand Dental Journal, 113(3), 3. [Editorial].

Broadbent, J. M., Thomson, W. M., Moffitt, T. E., & Poulton, R. (2016). [Response to the letter Study incapable of detecting IQ loss from fluoride]. American Journal of Public Health, 106(2), 213-214. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302918

Broadbent, J. (2016). For debate: Sugar sweetened beverages. New Zealand Dental Journal, 112(3), 72-75. [Commentary].

Broadbent, J. M., Thomson, W. M., Moffitt, T. E., & Poulton, R. (2015). Health effects of water fluoridation: A response to the letter by Menkes et al. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1410). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Broadbent, J. (2014). [Letter to the editor]. New Zealand Dental Journal, 110(1), 30. [Letter].

Broadbent, J. (2014). [Commentary on the article Summary of: An analysis of methods of toothbrushing recommended by dental associations, toothpaste and toothbrush companies and in dental texts]. British Dental Journal, 217(3), 141. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2014.680

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