Faculty Information

Steven P. Engebretson, DMD, MS

Associate Professor
Periodontology and Implant Dentistry
Floor 3W Dental Center, 421 First Avenue
E-mail: spe2002@nyu.edu


  • MS, Biostatistics: Patient Oriented Research Track, Columbia University Medical Center, Joseph P. Mailman School of Public Health 2005
  • MS, Periodontics, Columbia University 1998
  • DMD, Cum laude et thesis propria, Harvard University 1995
  • BA, Biology, NYU, Washington Square and University College 1992

Research Interests / Professional Overview

The aim of my current research is to conduct clinical trials aimed at improving periodontal and systemic health. I am particularly interested in the relationships between periodontal disease, diabetes, and atherosclerosis. Long-term goals are to explore the relationship between periodontal disease and systemic health, identify new periodontal treatments methods, and contribute to the education of future dentists and periodontists.

Current Funding

  • 2008 Principal Investigator: NIH/NIDCR 1RO1-DE018902-01 “Diabetes and Periodontics Trial“ (converted to U01 DE018902)
  • 2009 Principal Investigator: 3U01 DE01890202S1 Diabetes and Peridontics Trial Administrative Center/Study Chair/ Supplement
  • 2010 Principal Investigator: 3U01 DE018902 Diabetes and Peridontics Trial Supplement/Clinical Site Stony Brook
  • 2011 Principal Investigator: 3U01DE018902 Diabetes and Peridontics Trial Supplement/Clinical Site UT Houston Dental Branch

Representative Publications

Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.

Fiorellini, J.P., Engebretson, S.P., Donath, K., and Weber, H.P. 1998. Guided bone regeneration utilizing expanded polytetrafluoroethylene membranes in combination with submerged and nonsubmerged dental implants in beagle dogs. J Periodontol 69:528-535.

Engebretson, S.P., Lalla, E., and Lamster, I.B. 1999. Periodontitis and systemic disease. NY State Dent J 65:30-32.

Engebretson, S.P., Lamster, I.B., Herrera-Abreu, M., Celenti, R.S., Timms, J.M., Chaudhary, A.G., di Giovine, F.S., and Kornman, K.S. 1999. The influence of interleukin gene polymorphism on expression of interleukin-1beta and tumor necrosis factor-alpha in periodontal tissue and gingival crevicular fluid. J Periodontol 70:567-573.

Papapanou, P.N., Engebretson, S.P., and Lamster, I.B. 1999. Current and future approaches for diagnosis of periodontal diseases. NY State Dent J 65:32-37.

West, T., Langer, L., Karabin, S., Grbic, J., Budasoff, D., Gottsegen, R., Kaufman, E., Lalla, E., Lamster, I., Papapanou, P., et al. 2000. Re: A comparison of endosseous dental implant surfaces. Cochran DL (1999;70:1523-1539). J Periodontol 71:1051-1053; author reply 1055-1056.

Mitchell-Lewis, D., Engebretson, S.P., Chen, J., Lamster, I.B., and Papapanou, P.N. 2001. Periodontal infections and pre-term birth: early findings from a cohort of young minority women in New York. Eur J Oral Sci 109:34-39.

Engebretson, S.P., Grbic, J.T., Singer, R., and Lamster, I.B. 2002. GCF IL-1beta profiles in periodontal disease. J Clin Periodontol 29:48-53.

Grbic, J.T., and Engebretson, S.P. 2003. The future of periodontal diagnostic testing. Dent Today 22:103-111; quiz 111.

Zhang, F., Engebretson, S.P., Morton, R.S., Cavanaugh, P.F., Jr., Subbaramaiah, K., and Dannenberg, A.J. 2003. The overexpression of cyclo-oxygenase-2 in chronic periodontitis. J Am Dent Assoc 134:861-867.

Engebretson, S.P., Hey-Hadavi, J., Ehrhardt, F.J., Hsu, D., Celenti, R.S., Grbic, J.T., and Lamster, I.B. 2004. Gingival crevicular fluid levels of interleukin-1beta and glycemic control in patients with chronic periodontitis and type 2 diabetes. J Periodontol 75:1203-1208.

Engebretson, S.P., Lamster, I.B., Elkind, M.S., Rundek, T., Serman, N.J., Demmer, R.T., Sacco, R.L., Papapanou, P.N., and Desvarieux, M. 2005. Radiographic measures of chronic periodontitis and carotid artery plaque. Stroke 36:561-566.

Engebretson, S.P., Vossughi, F., Hey-Hadavi, J., Emingil, G., and Grbic, J.T. 2006. The influence of diabetes on gingival crevicular fluid beta-glucuronidase and interleukin-8. J Clin Periodontol 33:784-790.

Chen, C.Y., Hasselgren, G., Serman, N., Elkind, M.S., Desvarieux, M., and Engebretson, S.P. 2007. Prevalence and quality of endodontic treatment in the Northern Manhattan elderly. J Endod 33:230-234.

Engebretson, S., Chertog, R., Nichols, A., Hey-Hadavi, J., Celenti, R., and Grbic, J. 2007. Plasma levels of tumour necrosis factor-alpha in patients with chronic periodontitis and type 2 diabetes. J Clin Periodontol 34:18-24.

Engebretson S.P., Hey-Hadavi J. Sub-antimicrobial doxycycline for periodontitis reduces hemoglobin A1c in subjects with type 2 diabetes: A pilot study. Pharmacol Res (2011), doi:10.1016/j.phrs.2011.06.024

Kinane DF, Preshaw PM, Loos BG; Working Group 2 of Seventh European Workshop on Periodontology. Host-response: understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of host-microbial interactions--consensus of the Seventh European Workshop on Periodontology. J Clin Periodontol. 2011 Mar; 38 Suppl 11:44-8.

Urbankova A, Engebretson SP. Computer-assisted dental simulation as a predictor of preclinical operative dentistry performance. Journal of Dental Education 2011:75(9):1249-55.

Urbankova, A., Engebretson, S. The use of haptics to predict pre-clinic operative dentistry performance and perceptual ability J Dent Educ 2011: in press