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Mark D Macek DDS, DrPH


Dr. Macek joined the faculty in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy (formerly Department of Oral Health Care Delivery) in 1998. He earned a DDS from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry (1989), an MPH from the University of Illinois at Chicago (1994), and a DrPH. from the University of Michigan (1998). In addition to his formal education, Dr. Macek completed a general practice residency (Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, 1989-1991) and a dental research fellowship (West Side VA Medical Center in Chicago, 1991-1993). Between 1996 and 1998, Dr. Macek also served in the CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service, stationed at the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, MD. While in the EIS program, he became proficient analyzing large national data files, including the National Health Interview Survey and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Dr. Macek's current research interests include access to care, oral health disparities, dental caries surveillance, and health literacy. Dr. Macek is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health and holds licenses to practice dentistry in Maryland and Illinois. He currently serves as Director of the Dental School’s Office of Instructional Evaluation..

Selected Publications:

Macek MD, Wagner ML, Goodman, HS, Manz MC, Marrazzo ID. Dental Visits and Access to Care: Survey of the Oral Health Status of Maryland School Children, 2000-2001. Journal of the American Dental Association (in press).

Macek MD, Cohen LA, Reid BC, Manski RJ. Dental Visits Among Older Adults: The Roles of Dentition Status and Cost. Journal of the American Dental Association (in press).

Goodman HS, Macek MD, Wagner ML, Manz MC, Marrazzo ID. Self-reported Awareness of Unrestored Dental Caries: Survey of the Oral Health Status of Maryland School Children, 2000-2001. Pediatric Dentistry (in press).

Macek MD, Goodman HS. Dental Public Health Programs. In: Harris NO, ed. Primary Preventive Dentistry. 6th ed. Stanford, CT: Appleton and Lange, Inc, 2004.

Macek MD, Wagner ML, Goodman HS, Manz MC, Marrazzo ID. Survey of the Oral Health Status of Maryland Schoolchildren, 2000-2001. Pediatric Dentistry 2004; 26: 1-8.

Macek MD, Heller KE, Selwitz RH, Manz MC. Is 75 Percent of Dental Caries Found in 25 Percent of the Population? Journal of Public Health Dentistry 2004; 64: 20-25.

Macek MD. The Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health in America: Defining Challenges for the Future. In: Gluck GM, Morganstein WM, eds. Jong’s Community Dental Health. 5th ed. Baltimore, MD: Mosby-Year Book, Inc., 2003.

Macek MD, Beltran-Aguilar ED, Lockwood SA, Malvitz DM. Updated Comparison of the Caries Susceptibility of Various Morphological Types of Permanent Teeth. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 2003; 63: 174-82.

Macek MD, Reid BC, Yellowitz JA. Oral Cancer Examinations among Adults at High Risk: Findings from the 1998 National Health Interview Survey. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 2003; 63: 119-25.

Macek MD, Manski RJ, Vargas CM, Moeller J. Comparing Oral Health Care Utilization in the U.S. Across Three Nationally Representative Surveys. Health Services Research 2002; 37: 499-521.

Manski RJ, Macek MD, Moeller J. Private Dental Coverage: Who Has It and How Does It Influence Dental Visits and Expenditures? Journal of the American Dental Association 2002; 133: 1551-9.

Macek MD, Edelstein BL, Manski RJ. An Analysis of Dental Visits in U.S. Children by Category of Service and Sociodemographic Factors, 1996. Pediatric Dentistry 2001; 23: 383-9.

Vargas CM, Macek MD, Marcus SE. Sociodemographic Correlates of Tooth Pain Among Adults: United States, 1989. Pain 2000; 85: 87-92.

Macek MD. The Relationship of Socioeconomic Status to the Prevalence of Dental Caries and Fluorosis in the Elementary Schoolchildren of Genesee County, Michigan. Doctoral thesis. The University of Michigan, 1998.

Research Interests

  • Access to care and utilization of services
  • Dental caries surveillance
  • Oral health disparities