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Historical Society of Archeology, Presentation on February 5, 2017
A Detailed Analysis of the Dentition of Jamestown’s First Settlers
1School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania;2 School of Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University;3 College of Dentistry & Dept. Physics and Astronomy, Howard University;4 Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation
Archaeologists and an interdisciplinary team of researchers are studying the skull and dentition of a 15-year-old boy (1225B) who appears to have been the victim of a battle with Native Americans during the initial settlement at Jamestown in 1607. Specimens recovered from the boy’s teeth and jaws yield clues about diet and other aspects of daily life in the 17th century.Detailed study of the remains began with the morphological and temporal study of the skull and teeth using Cone-Beam computed tomography, intraoral radiography, micro computed tomography, scanning electron microscopy, and Raman spectroscopy. The exposed root canal of the mandibular left central incisor and nearby carious lesion provides a unique repository of particulate matter in the oral cavity and associated intra-alveolar periapical lesion. This research shows how advanced technologies can be used to characterize aspects of life and the disease state of skeletal remains.
Published Articles/Book Chapters
Dreizin D, Nam AJ, Tirada N, Levin MD, Stein DM, Bodanapally UK, Mirvis SE Munera F. Multidetector CT of mandibular fractures, reductions, and complications: A clinically relevant primer for the radiologist. Radiographics. 2016;36:1539-64. (Abstract in Radiographics)
Levin M, Jong G. The Use of CBCT in the Diagnosis and Management of Root Resorption. In: 3D Imaging in Endodontics – A new era in diagnosis and treatment by M Fayad, Springer
American Association of Endodontists and American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Joint Position Statement: Use of Cone-Beam Computed Tomography in Endodontics, 2015 Update. Mohamed I. Fayad, Co-Chair AAE; Martin D. Levin, AAE; Richard A. Rubinstein, AAE; Craig S. Hirschberg, AAE Board Liaison; Madhu K. Nair, Co-Chair, AAOMR; Erika Benavides, AAOMR; Sevin Barghan, AAOMR; Axel Ruprecht, AAOMR (Article on AAE website)
Levin M, Farman A, Cone Beam Computed Tomography. In: Ingle’s Endodontics by J Ingle, L Bakland, C Baumgartner, I Rotstein, ed. BD Decker, 2015, Chp 9C, (Submitted).
Farman A, Levin M, Ramamurthy R, Hollender L. Digital Imaging for Endodontics. In: Ingle’s Endodontics by J Ingle, L Bakland, C Baumgartner, I Rotstein, ed. BD Decker 2015, Chp 9B, (Submitted).
Parente LA, Levin M, Vivan RR, Bernardes RA, Duarte MA, Vasconcelos BV. Efficacy of electronic foramen locators in controlling root canal working length during rotary instrumentation. Braz Dent J, 2015. (Submitted)
White SC, Scarfe WC, Schulze RK, Lurie AG, Douglass JM, Farman, AG, Law CS, Levin, MD, Sauer Ra, Valachovic RW, Zeller GG, Goske MJ. The Image Gently in Dentistry Campaign Promotion of Responsible Use of Maxillofacial Radiology in Dentistry for Children, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology. 01/2014
Levin, M. Dental Medicine in an Age of Change. Endodontic Practice US 2014:7(1);1
Nair M, Levin M, Nair U. Radiographic Interpretation. In: Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp by K. Hargreaves and L. Berman, ed. Mosby: St. Louis, Chp 2, 2014. (Google Books, Chapter 2)
Didato A, Eid AA, Levin M, Khan S, Tay FR, Rueggeberg, FA. Time-based lateral hygroscopic expansion of a water-expandable endodontic obturation point. J Dent. 2013;41:796-801. (Abstract in the Journal of Endodontics).
Eid AA; Nikonov SY, Looney SW; Didato A; Niu L; Levin MD; Rueggeberg FA; Pashley DA; Watanabe I, Tay FR. In vitro biocompatibility evaluation of a root canal filling material that expands on water sorption. J Endod. 2013;39:883-888. (Abstract in the Journal of Endodontics)
Levin M. Endodontics using cone beam computed tomography. In: Cone Beam Computed Tomography by D. Sarment, ed. John Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, Chp10.
Levin M, Berman L, Cohen S. Adaptive 3D Endodontics, the New Shape of Endodontics. Inside Dentistry, June, 2011. (Article in Inside Dentistry)
Cohen S, Levin M, Berman L. The SAF Endo System: Adaptive 3-D cleaning, shaping, and disinfection. Endodontic Practice US 2011, 4(2);34-38.
Levin M, Mischenko, A. Limited field cone beam computed tomography: Evaluation of endodontic healing in three cases. Alpha Omegan, 2010:103;141-145.
Gane D, Levin M. A 3-D imaging interview with Dr. Martin D. Levin.Dental Economics 2010;100:70-72. (Article in Dental Economics)
Scarf WC, Farman AG, Levin MD, Gane D. Essentials of maxillofacial cone beam computed tomography. Alpha Omegan 2010:103(2);62-67.
Levin, M, Digital Technology in Endodontic Practice. In: Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp by S. Cohen and K. Hargreaves, ed. Mosby: St. Louis, Chp 28, pp 969-1006, 2010.
Scarf WC, Levin MD, Gane D, Farman AG. Use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Endodontics. Int J Dent 2009;2009:634567. (Article in International Journal of Dentistry)
Levin M, Lee S, Sturgeon J. FOCUS ON: A Primer on Intraoral Direct Digital Radiography – Part 2, Hardware and Software. Inside Dentistry, July, 2008. (Article in Inside Dentistry)
Levin M, Lee S, Sturgeon J. FOCUS ON: A Primer on Intraoral Direct Digital Radiography – Part 1, Advantages and Disadvantages. Inside Dentistry, June, 2008. (Article in Inside Dentistry)
Levin M, Office Operations in Endodontic Practice. In: Endodontics by L. Bakland and C. Baumgartner, ed. B C Decker, Hamilton, Canada, Chp 41.
Levin M. Digital Imaging: A Work Multiplier. Endodontic Therapy’ 2005;5:26.
Levin M. Digital Technologies in Endodontic Practice. In: Pathways of the Pulp by S. Cohen and K. Hargreaves, ed. Mosby: St. Louis, Chp 25, pp 665-682, 2005.
Levin, M. Advanced Imaging: Digital Radiography. Endodontic Therapy 2005;5:30-32.
Levin M. Endodontic Diagnosis. Endodontic Therapy 2004;3:Cover-1.
Levin M. Advanced Technologies in Endodontic Practice: Computer Infrastructure and Digital Radiography. Alpha Omegan, 2004;7:51-61.
Levin M, Digital Technologies in Endodontic Practice. In: Pathways of the Pulp by S. Cohen and R. Burns, ed. Mosby: St Louis, Chp 26, pp 665-682, 2002.