Dechow, Paul individual record
Regents Professor and Associate Dean

My research activities at the College of Dentistry (COD) have a focus on (1) the development of translational and clinical research in dentistry and (2) research on the development and biomechanics of mineralized tissues from a translational and organismal perspective. Research in my laboratory includes studies of phenotypic assessment of skeletal tissues, with an emphasis on material properties, gross and micro structure, biomechanics, and temporal and evolutionary adaptations. Methods that we use include techniques for determining 3D material properties (ultrasound, nanoindentation), 2D and 3D bone histomorphometry, 3D scanning technologies (cone beam CT, micro CT), and various biomechanical modeling techniques, such as finite element analysis. Recent projects have included studies of cranial bone adaptation during wound healing and distraction osteogenesis, and studies of phenotypic adaptations in mouse genetic models related to alterations of pathways associated with Wnt/?-catenin signaling in osteoblasts (with J. Feng) and osteoclasts (with Y. Wan).

Mentoring Experience: 4 Postdocs; 18 PhD; 21 MS; 22 Undergrad DDS Research; 8 Undergrad BS Research; 53 Grad Advisor (as Graduate Program Director); 2 KL2 scholars

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Academic Articles120
Conference Papers17
  • Guerrero, K., Dechow, P. C., McGee‐Lawrence, M., Yu, K., & McIntosh, L. P. (2019). Osteocyte morphology in the human craniofacial skeleton. The FASEB Journal. 33(S1), lb153-lb153.
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  • Guerrero, K., Dechow, P. C., McGee-Lawrence, M., Yu, K., & McIntosh, L. P. (2019). Osteocyte morphology in the human craniofacial skeleton. The FASEB Journal. 33,
  • Ross, C. F., Iriarte-Diaz, J., Taylor, A. B., Dechow, P. C., Wilshin, S., Abraha, H. M., & Panagiotopoulou, O. (2019). Strain regimes in the ramus of Macaca mulatta estimated using finite element modeling. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY. 168, 209-209.
  • Li, H., Luo, W., Feng, A., Tang, M. L., Kensler, T. B., Maldonado, E., ... Wang, Q. (2018). Odontogenic abscesses in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) of Cayo Santiago. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY. 167(3), 441-457.
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  • Panagiotopoulou, O., Iriarte-Diaz, J., Abraha, H. M., Taylor, A. B., Wilshin, S., Dechow, P. C., & Ross, C. F. (2018). Determinants of feeding behavior and food material properties on the deformations of the macaque mandible. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY. 165, 198-198.
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Texas A&M University College of Dentistry; Academic Affairs; 3302 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX 75246