Roseann Mulligan, BA, DDS, MS

Title(s)Professor and Associate Dean, Dental Public Health and Community Outreach
SchoolHerman Ostrow School of Dentistry of Usc
Address1149 South Hill Street H550
University Park Campus
Los Angeles CA 90015
Phone+1 213 740 1084
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    Dr. Mulligan received her DDS degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry and her MS degree from the USC Davis School of Gerontology. She completed her general practice residency certification at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Mulligan is an expert in dental care for special needs patients, the elderly and persons with disabilities. Dr. Mulligan's administrative duties include oversight of all of the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC's Community Health programs. Dr. Mulligan is past President, Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disability, the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry, the Special Care Dentistry Association and the Geriatric Oral Research Group of the American Associateion of Dental Research. Dr. Mulligan has served as the Editor of the Journal of Special Care Dentistry and has written over 100 research articles, review papers, chapers or editorials. The Special Care Dentistry Association recognized and honored Dr. Mulligan as the 2014 Saul Kamen Award winner for her exemplary leadership and contributions to the advancement of oral healthcare for persons with special needs. This award is named after Dr. Saul Kamen, a dentist who devoted his career to improving oral healthcare for individuals of all ages with special needs.

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    1. Geriatric Phenotypes and Their Impact on Oral Health. Clin Geriatr Med. 2023 05; 39(2):235-255. Mulligan R, Suarez Durall P. PMID: 37045531.
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    2. Oral health for baby boomers: Past, present, and future. Spec Care Dentist. 2023 May-Jun; 43(3):346-358. Suarez-Durall P, Mulligan R, Enciso R. PMID: 36717976.
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    3. Opioids and older adults: Increasing trends in opioid usage in a dental population compared to a National Database (NHANES). Spec Care Dentist. 2022 Sep; 42(5):445-455. Suarez-Durall P, Osborne MS, Chan C, Enciso R, Mulligan R. PMID: 35279860; PMCID: PMC9543923.
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    4. Association of Oral Health and Mini Nutritional Assessment in Older Adults: A Systematic Review with Meta-analyses. J Prosthodont Res. 2022 Apr 27; 66(2):208-220. Hussein S, Kantawalla RF, Dickie S, Suarez-Durall P, Enciso R, Mulligan R. PMID: 34261845.
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    5. Geriatric Phenotypes and Their Impact on Oral Health. Dent Clin North Am. 2021 Apr; 65(2):285-305. Mulligan R, Suarez Durall P. PMID: 33641754.
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    6. Efficacy of denture adhesives in complete denture wearers compared to denture wearers not using denture adhesives. A systematic review. Spec Care Dentist. 2021 Mar; 41(2):251-270. Elabbasy N, Ahn TJ, Morton P, Han PP, Enciso R, Mulligan R. PMID: 33438306.
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    7. The Children's Health and Maintenance Program (CHAMP): An innovative community outreach oral health promotion program: A randomized trial. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2021 04; 49(2):192-200. Seirawan H, Parungao K, Habibian M, Slusky N, Edwards C, Artavia M, Cen S, Chan C, Mulligan R. PMID: 33135179.
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    8. Efficacy of saliva substitutes and stimulants in the treatment of dry mouth. Spec Care Dentist. 2019 May; 39(3):287-297. See L, Mohammadi M, Han PP, Mulligan R, Enciso R. PMID: 30811076.
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    9. Results of offering oral rapid HIV screening within a dental school clinic. Spec Care Dentist. 2019 Mar; 39(2):188-200. Suarez-Durall P, Osborne MS, Enciso R, Melrose MD, Mulligan R. PMID: 30719739.
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    10. Oral Health-Related Outcomes in Edentulous Patients Treated With Mandibular Implant-Retained Dentures Versus Complete Dentures: Systematic Review With Meta-Analyses. J Oral Implantol. 2018 Aug; 44(4):313-324. Kroll P, Hou L, Radaideh H, Sharifi N, Han PP, Mulligan R, Enciso R. PMID: 29457932.
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    11. Oral Health Status of Children Attending a Mobile Dental Clinic--A Comparative Study. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2015 Nov; 26(4):1418-27. Enciso R, Sundaresan S, Yekikian M, Mulligan R. PMID: 26548689.
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    12. Dry mouth: a critical topic for older adult patients. J Prosthodont Res. 2015 Jan; 59(1):6-19. Han P, Suarez-Durall P, Mulligan R. PMID: 25498205.
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    13. Attitude toward rapid HIV testing in a dental school clinic. Spec Care Dentist. 2015 Jan-Feb; 35(1):29-36. Durall PS, Enciso R, Rhee J, Mulligan R. PMID: 25329819.
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    14. Assessment of student interprofessional education (IPE) training for team-based geriatric home care: does IPE training change students' knowledge and attitudes? Home Health Care Serv Q. 2014; 33(4):177-93. Reilly JM, Aranda MP, Segal-Gidan F, Halle A, Han PP, Harris P, Jordan K, Mulligan R, Resnik C, Tsai KY, Williams B, Cousineau MR. PMID: 25256717.
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    15. Comparing methods of cultural competency training and assessment in a predoctoral dental course. J Dent Educ. 2013 Apr; 77(4):476-84. Venturin JS, Durall PS, Enciso R, Clark GT, Mulligan R. PMID: 23576593.
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    16. The impact of oral health on the academic performance of disadvantaged children. Am J Public Health. 2012 Sep; 102(9):1729-34. Seirawan H, Faust S, Mulligan R. PMID: 22813093; PMCID: PMC3482021.
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    17. Oral health-related quality of life in patients treated by implant-supported fixed dentures and removable partial dentures. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2012 Aug; 23(8):958-62. Furuyama C, Takaba M, Inukai M, Mulligan R, Igarashi Y, Baba K. PMID: 21806685.
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    18. Dental students' attitudes toward underserved populations across four years of dental school. J Dent Educ. 2011 Aug; 75(8):1020-9. Habibian M, Seirawan H, Mulligan R. PMID: 21828295.
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    19. Dental caries in underprivileged children of Los Angeles. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011 May; 22(2):648-62. Mulligan R, Seirawan H, Faust S, Barzaga C. PMID: 21551940.
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    20. Developing and providing an online (web-based) clinical research design course in Japan: lessons learned. J Prosthodont Res. 2011 Apr; 55(2):61-8. Clark GT, Mulligan R, Baba K. PMID: 21353661.
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    21. Oral health-related quality of life and perceived dental needs in the United States. J Public Health Dent. 2011; 71(3):194-201. Seirawan H, Sundaresan S, Mulligan R. PMID: 21972459.
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    22. Fifteen common mistakes encountered in clinical research. J Prosthodont Res. 2011 Jan; 55(1):1-6. Clark GT, Mulligan R. PMID: 21095178.
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    23. Dental students' attitudes toward homeless people while providing oral health care. J Dent Educ. 2010 Nov; 74(11):1190-6. Habibian M, Elizondo L, Mulligan R. PMID: 21045223.
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    24. The oral health conditions of the homeless in downtown Los Angeles. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2010 Sep; 38(9):681-8. Seirawan H, Elizondo LK, Nathason N, Mulligan R. PMID: 20961031.
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    25. Mobile dental clinic: an oral health care delivery model for underserved migrant children. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2010 Feb; 38(2):115-22. Mulligan R, Seirawan H, Faust S, Habibian M. PMID: 20232690.
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    26. Treating the older adult dental patient: what are the issues of concern? J Calif Dent Assoc. 2009 Nov; 37(11):804-10. Mulligan R, Vanderlinde MA. PMID: 19998657.
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    27. The Pipeline program at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. J Dent Educ. 2009 Feb; 73(2 Suppl):S222-34; discussion S234-5. Davidson PL, Andersen RM, Thind A, Mulligan R, Nathason N. PMID: 19237357.
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    28. Oral health-related quality of life among HIV-infected and at-risk women. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2008 Dec; 36(6):549-57. Mulligan R, Seirawan H, Alves ME, Navazesh M, Phelan JA, Greenspan D, Greenspan JS, Mack WJ. PMID: 18782330.
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    29. Interdisciplinary approach to oral health for persons with developmental disabilities. Spec Care Dentist. 2008 Mar-Apr; 28(2):43-52. Seirawan H, Schneiderman J, Greene V, Mulligan R. PMID: 18402616.
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    30. The effect of an HIV/AIDS educational program on the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of dental professionals. J Dent Educ. 2006 Aug; 70(8):857-68. Mulligan R, Seirawan H, Galligan J, Lemme S. PMID: 16899445.
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    31. Longitudinal evaluation of loss of attachment in HIV-infected women compared to HIV-uninfected women. J Periodontol. 2006 May; 77(5):773-9. Alves M, Mulligan R, Passaro D, Gawell S, Navazesh M, Phelan J, Greenspan D, Greenspan JS. PMID: 16671868.
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    32. Geriatrics: contemporary and future concerns. Dent Clin North Am. 2005 Apr; 49(2):xi-xiii. Mulligan R. PMID: 15755404.
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    33. Osteoporosis: diagnostic testing, interpretation, and correlations with oral health--implications for dentistry. Dent Clin North Am. 2005 Apr; 49(2):463-84. Mulligan R, Sobel S. PMID: 15755416.
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    34. The effect of HAART on salivary microbiota in the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS). Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2005 Dec; 100(6):701-8. Navazesh M, Mulligan R, Pogoda J, Greenspan D, Alves M, Phelan J, Greenspan J, Slots J. PMID: 16301151.
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    35. Baseline characteristics of participants in the oral health component of the Women's Interagency HIV Study. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2004 Apr; 32(2):86-98. Mulligan R, Phelan JA, Brunelle J, Redford M, Pogoda JM, Nelson E, Seirawan H, Greenspan JS, Navazesh M, Greenspan D, Alves ME. PMID: 15061857.
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    36. A 4-year longitudinal evaluation of xerostomia and salivary gland hypofunction in the Women's Interagency HIV Study participants. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2003 Jun; 95(6):693-8. Navazesh M, Mulligan R, Barrón Y, Redford M, Greenspan D, Alves M, Phelan J, Women's Interagency HIV Study participants. PMID: 12789150.
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    37. The three phases of Eve: exploring the common and unique findings in oral and systemic health of differently aging women. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2002 Oct; 23(10 Suppl):32-40. Mulligan R. PMID: 12790015.
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