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Clifton M. Carey

Professor, Director of Translational Research

Dr. Clifton M. Carey

Department of Craniofacial Biology
12800 E 19th Avenue
Mail Stop 8310
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-1046
Fax: 303-724-1945


  • PhD, Analytical Chemistry, American University
  • MS, Biology, East Carolina University
  • BA, Chemistry & Biology, St. Andrews Presbyterian College


  • Academy of Operative Dentistry
  • American Association of Dental Research (AADR)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • European Organization for Caries Research (ORCA)
  • International Association of Dental Research (IADR)
  • Washington DC Professional Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma (AXE)

Leadership Roles:

  • President, Colorado Section of AADR 2014 - present
  • ISO TC106 – Dentistry:
    •Vice Chair of the US delegation on Dental Products (SC7)
    •Convener of the Work Group for Analysis of Oral Care Products
    •US expert on:
    •Oral Rinses
    •Denture Adhesives
    •Fluoride Varnishes
    •Dental Bleaching
  • ANSI Chairman: bleaching, fluoride analysis, toothpastes, oral rinses, denture adhesives, and fluoride varnishes
  • Counselor, Washington DC Section of AADR 2001 - 2011
  • Board of Editors Journal of Research NIST 2000 - 2011
  • President Washington DC section of the AADR 2000 - 2002
  • President, Alpha Chi Sigma Beta Upsilon Chapter 1988-1990

Research Interests:

  • Dental Bleaching
  • Caries Detection
  • Dental Caries
  • Early Childhood Caries
  • Dental Erosion and Abrasion
  • Remineralization - Calcium and Phosphates
  • Fluoride to Prevent Caries
  • Fluoride Alternatives to Prevent Caries
  • Dentifrices, Fluoride Varnish, Oral Rinses
  • Biofilms - Related to Caries
  • Dental Standards

Recent Publications:

  • Martinez-Mier EA, Tenuta LMA, Carey CM, Cury JA, van Loveren C, Ekstrand KR, et al. European organization for caries research workshop: methodology for determination of potentially available fluoride in toothpastes. Caries Res 2019;53:119-136. Online Aug 2018.
  • Tilliss T, Carey CM. Insufficient evidence within a systematic review and meta-analysis of powered toothbrushes over manual toothbrushes for soft tissue health during orthodontic treatment. J Evid Based Dent Pract 2018;18(2):176-177.
  • Doan L, Tiwari T, Brunson D, Carey CM. Medicaid adult dental benefit impact on dental utilization: a university clinic setting. Front Public Health 2017;5(147):1-7.
  • Minick G, Tilliss T, Shellhart WC, Newman SM, Carey CM. Comparison of orthodontic Medicaid funding in the United States 2006 to 2015. Front Public Health 2017;5(221):1-9.
  • Tilliss T, Carey CM. As an adjunct to mechanical oral hygiene, essential oil-containing mouthwash, compared to floss, cetylpryidinium chloride, or placebo may be more effective in reduction of plaque and gingivitis. J Evid Based Dent Pract 2017;17(3):256-258.
  • Carey CM, Brown W. Dentin erosion: Method validation and efficacy of fluoride protection. Dent J 2017;5(27)1-9.
  • Oliveira DC, Warren JJ, Levy SM, Kolker J, Qian F, Carey CM. Acceptance of minimally invasive dentistry among us dentists in public health practices. Oral Health Prev Dent 2016;14(6):501-508.

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