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Leonard A. Cohen, DDS, MPH, MS

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Leonard A. Cohen, DDS, MPH, MS is a professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy. Dr. Cohen received his dental degree from Howard University College of Dentistry, and his Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Behavioral Sciences from the Harvard School of Public Health. He also completed a Residency in Dental Public Health and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dental Ecology at the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Cohen's dental delivery systems research has involved national and state studies of the use of expanded function dental auxiliaries, pit and fissure sealants, attitudes and behaviors of dentists and consumers related to AIDS, use of hospital emergency departments and physician offices for dental problems, as well as other delivery system topics. Dr. Cohen has been active in numerous professional organizations and has published widely in the dental literature. 

Most Recent Publications:

1. Cohen, L.A., Manski, R., and Hooper, F.J. Does the elimination of Medicaid reimbursement affect the frequency of emergency department dental visits? J Am Dent Assoc 127:605-609, May 1996. [PMID: 86422140]

2. Manski R, Cohen LA, Hooper FJ. Use of hospital emergency rooms for dental care. Gen Dent 1998; 46:44-47. [PMCID: 1447960]

3. Cohen LA, Manski RJ, Magder LS, Mullins CD. Dental visits to hospital emergency departments by adults receiving Medicaid: assessing their use. JADA 2002; 133:715-724. [PMID:12083647]

4. Cohen LA, Manski RJ, Magder LS, Mullins CD. A Medicaid population’s use of physicians’ offices for dental problems. J Am Pub Health Assoc 93:1297-1301, 2003. [PMID:12893618]

5. Cohen LA, Magder LS, Manski RJ, Mullins CD. Hospital admissions associated with nontraumatic dental emergencies in a Medicaid population. Am J Emer Med 2003;21:540-544. [PMID: 14655232]

6. Mullins CD, Cohen LA, Magder LS, Manski RJ. Medicaid coverage and utilization of adult dental services. J Health Care for Poor & Underserved 2004;15:672-687. [PMID: 15531823]

7. Cohen LA, Manski RJ. Visits to non-dentist health care providers for dental problems: a national perspective. Fam Med 2006;38:556-564. [PMID:16944386]

8. Cohen LA, Cotton PA. Adult patient visits to physicians for dental problems. J Am Coll Dent 2006;73:47-52. [PMID:17063901]

9. Cohen, LA; Harris, SL; Bonito, AJ; Manski, RJ; Macek, MD; Edwards, RR; and Cornelius, LJ. Coping with toothache pain: a qualitative study of low income persons and minorities. J Pub Health Dent 67:28-35, Winter 2007. [PMID: 17436976]

10. Cohen, LA; Bonito, AJ; Akin DR; Manski, RJ; Macek, MD; Edwards, RR; and Cornelius, LJ. Toothache pain: a comparison of visits to physicians, emergency departments, and dentists. JADA 2008;139:1205-1216. [PMID:18762631]

11. Cohen, LA; Bonito, AJ; Akin DR; Manski, RJ; Macek, MD; Edwards, RR; and Cornelius, LJ. Toothache pain: behavioral impact and self-care strategies. SCD 2009;29:85-95. [PMID:19284508]

12. Cohen, LA; Bonito, AJ; Akin DR; Manski, RJ; Macek, MD; Edwards, RR; and Cornelius, LJ. The role of pharmacists in consulting with the underserved regarding toothache pain. JAPhA 2009;49:30-34.[PMID:19196595]