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Adrian Mobilia, DDS
Associate Professor, Periodontics
School of Dentistry
Presentations    General Academic Presentation
  • “Comparing Effectiveness of Plaque removal comparing three different interproximal devices”. Faculty Advanced Seminar. Loma Linda University ( 6/2010 - 7/2011 )
  • Uses of LASER in Dentistry. This presentation was given to a group of IDP student upon Faculty request as extracurricular material for he students. The presentation described the basic principles of LASER technology; different LASERS used in dentistry and examples of their application featuring video demonstration.  Loma Linda University. Loma Linda , CA. ( 11/2009 - 7/2010 )
  • Presented at student body invitation. LASERS in Dentistry. In this lecture it was described the clinical application of different LASERS used in dentistry today.  ( 5/2009 - 7/2009 )
  • Clinical Management of Dental Hypersensitivity. Second Annual Periodontal Symposium. Loma Linda University. February 2009.  ( 2/2009 - 7/2009 )
  • Table Clinic Judge on the Student Research Competition held on the Loma Linda Alumni Convention 2009. ( 2/2009 - 7/2009 )
  • Clinical management of Dental Hypersensitivity. Loma Linda Alumni Convention. February 2009. Loma Linda, CA. ( 1/2009 - 7/2009 )
  Research Presentations -- National
  • 2010 American Association of Dental Research Meeting. March 4, 2010. Washington D.C.   “Comparing Effectiveness of Plaque Removal Using Three Different Interproximal Devices”     Adrian Mobilia, DDS; Graig Erickson, DDS; Vincent Drouin, DDS Justin Mercer, BA; Shamir Sevilla Perez, BS ( 3/2010 - 3/2011 ) Link...
    Objective: The objective of this study was to determine whether or not the toothpick and/or interdental brush are equal in effectiveness to floss in removing supragingival interproximal plaque when patient compliance and device ease of use, as experimental variables, were removed. Methods: Male and female student healthcare volunteers from Loma Linda University 20-35 years of age of any ethnicity in general normal health and general good oral health participated with interdental papillae filling the embrasures were included in the study. All subjects were given a standardized full mouth prophylaxis and were instructed to abstain from interproximal hygiene for two weeks. After two weeks of plaque accumulation, interproximal plaque was removed using floss, interproximal brush and the toothpick in their designated quadrants. Using Turesky''s modification of Quigley and Hein, plaque scores were recorded before and after interproximal plaque removal. The difference between the two plaque scores was analyzed and the effectiveness of the devices was compared. Results: Data was analyzed using Kruskal-Wallis rank test and Mann-Whitney U test at the significance level of a= 0.05. Our results indicate that toothpick is significantly less effective in removing plaque than floss and interproximal brush (p<0.0001 and p=0.001 respectively). There was no significant difference in plaque removal between toothpick and control (p=0.051). And finally, there is no significant difference in plaque removal between floss and interproximal brush (p=0.957). Conclusion: Since they are equally effective in plaque removal, interproximal brush is an alternative to floss when the patient dexterity or wiliness to use the floss is compromised. When papillae fill the interproximal space, toothpick is not very effective and floss or interproximal brush should be advised.
  Research Presentations -- Regional
  • "Stability of the gingival margin around natural teeth in relation to Restorative Dentistry". 4th Annual Symposium od te Department of Periodontics LLU. Loma Linda, CA ( 4/2011 - 9/2011 )
  • " Periodontics and restorative Dentistry: The Basics". Alumni Covention Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Loma Linda, CA ( 2/2011 - 9/2011 )
  • 2010 Loma Linda University Alumni Convention, Scientific Session:  "Rationale for Alveolar Preservation After Tooth Extraction"  February 4, 2010. Loma Linda. CA ( 3/2010 - 3/2011 )
  • Management of Dental Hypersensitivity.  This presentation was given to all the student of the Advanced Education in Periodontics of Loma Linda University upon Faculty request as extracurricular material for the students. The presentation described the basic principles governing tooth sensitivity, prevalence and predisposing factors as well as most of the clinically acceptable modalities of treatment with their research background.    Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA. ( 12/2009 - 7/2010 )
  Research Presentations -- Local/Campus
  • "Tongue Coating Score Variations in Different Tongue Coating Zones” Faculty Advanced Seminar. Loma Linda University ( 6/2010 - 7/2011 )
  • Comparing Effectiveness of Dental floss, Toothpick and Interproximal Brush in Removing Supragingival Interproximal Plaque.  Justin Mercer, BA; Shamir Sevilla Perez, BS; Vincent Drouin, BSc; Graig Erickson, BSc; Adrian Mobilia, DDS. Loma Linda University. Alumni Convention. Feb, 2009. ( 2/2009 - 10/2009 )
  • Table clinic Presentation: "Comparing the Effectiveness of Floss with the Tooth Pick In removing Supragingival Interproximal Plaque". V.P. Dourin; M.J. Brown; C.G. Erickson;  S.J. Lee; A. Mobilia. LLUSD Alumni convention 2008 ( 2/2008 - 6/2008 ) Link...
  • Table clinic Presentation: " Efficacy of interproximal Irrigation with Essential Oil-Containing Mouth Rinse in the Maintenance of Gingival Health. Authors: P. Kanunakaran; L. Lee; A. Mobilia. LLU SD Alumni Convention 2008 ( 2/2008 - 6/2008 ) Link...
  Poster Presentation
  • "Case Study of a Patient wit Post-Polio Syndrome". Danae Davis, Trisha Aprecio, Chris Chu.  Darlene Armstrong, Adrian Mobilia.California Dental Associayion. Anaheim, CA. April 2011. ( 4/2011 - 9/2011 )
  • " The Antimicrobial Effect of Aloe Vera GelCompared to Conventional antimicrobialsUsed in Dentistry-an in-vitro study" American Academy of Dental Research. San Diego, CA. March 2011. ( 3/2011 - 9/2011 )
  • “The Antimicrobial Properties of Aloe Vera Gel as Compared to Conventional Antimicrobial Agents Used in Dentistry. An In Vitro Study” Sheryleen Sampayan, Ralitza Varlakova, Aparicio Ray, Adrian Mobilia. 50th Alumni Convention. ( 3/2010 - 12/2010 )
  • Poster presentation: “Individualized Care For Patients with Special Needs”; Hossai Tahmas, Pamela Slonaker and Sherwin Taylor. Mentor Adrian Mobilia. Loma Linda University. 50th Alumni Convention. ( 3/2010 - 12/2010 )
  • Table clinic Presentation: "Comparing the Effectiveness of Floss with the Tooth Pick In removing Supragingival Interproximal Plaque". V.P. Dourin; M.J. Brown; C.G. Erickson;  S.J. Lee; A. Mobilia. California Dental Association, Spring Session, 2008. ( 4/2008 - 6/2008 )
  • Table clinic Presentation: " Efficacy of interproximal Irrigation with Essential Oil-Containing Mouth Rinse in the Maintenance of Gingival Health. Authors: P. Kanunakaran; L. Lee; A. Mobilia. California Dental Association; Spring session 2008. ( 4/2008 - 6/2008 )
  Presentations given to non-academic audiences
  • Drs. A. Mobilia, Matthew Sanders, Ken Kirsch, Kris Willkins RDH MA, , Donna Lesser RDH MA, Gary Peterson . "Judge of Table Clinic Student Reseach Competition." Loma Linda University School of Dentistry Alumni Student Convention. LLU ( 2/2007 - 6/2007 ) Link...