Josephine Esquivel-Upshaw, D.M.D.

Josephine F Esquivel-Upshaw, D.M.D.

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Novel Coatings to Minimize Bacterial Adhesion and Promote Osteoblast Activity for Titanium Implants
Journal of functional biomaterials

Demonstration of SiO2/SiC based protective coating for dental ceramic prostheses
Journal of the American Ceramic Society

Antibacterial Properties of Charged TiN Surfaces for Dental Implant Application

Effect of carbamide peroxide bleaching on enamel characteristics and susceptibility to further discoloration.
The Journal of prosthetic dentistry

Peri-Implant Complications for Posterior Endosteal Implants
Clinical Oral Implants Research

Randomized clinical trial of implant-supported ceramic-ceramic and metal-ceramic fixed dental prostheses: preliminary results
Journal of Prosthodontics

Fracture Analysis of Randomized Implant-Supported Fixed Dental Prostheses
Journal of Dentistry

Time-Dependent Fracture Probability of Bilayer, Lithium-Disilicate-Based, Glass-Ceramic, Molar Crowns as a Function of Core/Veneer Thickness Ratio and Load Orientation
Dental Materials

Surface Degradation of Dental Ceramics as a Function of Environmental Ph


Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial of Bilayer Ceramic and Metal-Ceramic Crown Performance
Journal of Prosthodontics

Three Years in Vivo Wear: Core-Ceramic, Veneers, and Enamel Antagonists
Dental Materials

Comparative Reliability Analyses of Zirconium Oxide and Lithium Disilicate Restorations in Vitro and in Vivo
Journal of the American Dental Association

Four-Year Clinical Performance of a Lithia Disilicate-Based Core Ceramic for Posterior Fixed Partial Dentures
The International journal of prosthodontics

Maximum clenching force of patients with moderate loss of posterior tooth support: a pilot study.
Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Assessment of MEDLINE search strategies for randomized controlled trials in prosthodontics.
Journal of Prosthodontics

Developing a register for randomized controlled trials in prosthodontics: results of a search from prosthodontic journals published in the United States.
Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Research Interests

Dr. Esquivel-Upshaw is heavily involved with research. She has over thirty peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals, several book chapters in dental textbooks and scientific abstracts. She has obtained funding both from NIH and industry. Her research areas of interest include ceramics, dental materials, wear of enamel, and clinical research. She conducts treatment of patients in the College of Dentistry’s Dental Clinical Research Unit, which is affiliated with the CTSI. She currently has collaborations with Chemical Engineering, Materials Science Engineering and IFAS.