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James Lalumandier, DDS, MPH

James Lalumandier, DDS, MPH

Professor and Chair, Department of Community Dentistry 216.368.3276 (o)


MPH, University of North Carolina
DDS, Georgetown University
BA, Saint Anselm College

About Dr. Lalumandier

Dr. James Lalumandier is Chair and Professor in the Department of Community Dentistry at the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. His specialty is dental public health and he is a diplomat of the American Board of Dental Public Health. Dr. Lalumandier is involved in several large scale outreach programs providing care to several thousand underserved individuals annually, primarily school children. Dr. Lalumandier has published widely in both the dental and medical literature. He received his bachelor's degree from Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH; his DDS degree from Georgetown University, Washington DC; and his MPH from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

Research Summary

His research centers on preventing dental disease and oral health disparities.

Fluoride, Dental Sealants, Health Disparities, Prevention

Lalumandier JA, Ayers L. Fluoride and Bacterial Content of Bottled Water vs Tap Water. Archives of Family Medicine. 9:246-50, March 2000.

Lalumandier JA, Victoroff K, Thuernagle O. Early Clinical Experience for First-Year Dental Students. Journal of Dental Education. 68:1090-1095, 2004.

Lalumandier JA, Molkentin KF. Establishing, Funding and Sustaining a University Outreach Program in Oral Health. Health Affairs. 23:250-254, November/December, 2004.

Lalumandier JA, Williams K, Curd F. Educating and Treating School Children Impacts Much More Than the Child. American Journal of Health Education. 36:48-50, January/February 2005.

Williams KA, Demko CA, Lalumandier JA, Wotman S. Caring for African American Patients in Private Practice: Disparities and Similarities in Dental Procedures and Communications. Journal of American Dental Association. 139(9): 1218-1226, September 2008.

Robbins N, Zhang ZF, Sun J, Ketterer ME, Lalumandier JA, Shulze RA. Childhood Lead Exposure and Uptake in Teeth in the Cleveland Area During the Era of Leaded Gasoline. Science of the Total Environment. 408(19):4118-4127, September 2010.