Dr. Allen Firestone, born and raised in
Brooklyn, N.Y., received his B.A. at San Francisco State
College. He completed his dental education (DDS) at Columbia
University where he also received a Certificate in Orthodontics.
He held an appointment at the University of Zurich, in
Switzerland, in the Department of Cariology, Periodontology and
Dr. Firestone returned to the U.S. and took a position at the
University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) in the Department of
Restorative Dentistry. He completed a certificate program in
Cariology and an MS in Oral Biology. A tenured Associate
Professor, Dr. Firestone left UAB to take a position at the
University of Bern in the Department of Orthodontics. After
several years and having earned tenure (Privat Dozent) at the
University of Bern, he returned to the US and accepted a
position at the OSU College of Dentistry, Division of
Orthodontics as an Associate Professor.
Dr. Firestone has published extensively in cariology and
orthodontics. His research interests in orthodontics include
treatment outcome and the side effects of orthodontic therapy.
He has been a reviewer for the Journal of Dental Research,
Caries Research, the European Journal of Orthodontics and the
Journal of Orthodontics. email
Firestone, A.R., Sema D., Heaven T.J., Weems R.A.The Effect of a
Knowledge-based, Image Analysis
and Clinical Decision Support System on
Observer Performance in the Diagnosis of Approximal Caries from
Radiographic Images. Caries
Research, 32:127-134, 1998.
Heaven, T.J., Firestone, A.R., Weems, R.A.The Effect of Multiple
Examinations on the Diagnosis of
Approximal Caries and the Restoration of Approximal Surfaces.
Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral
Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontics, 87: 386-391, 1999.
Ingervall, B., Firestone, A., Häsler R., Thüer, U., Prevalence
Of Malocclusion And Need For
Orthodontic Treatment In Swiss Army Recruits In The Years 1985
And 1996. Acta Medicinea
Dentium Helvetica, 3:61-67, 1998.
Ingervall, B., Firestone, A., Häsler R., Thüer, U. Awareness Of
Malocclusion And Demand For
Orthodontic Treatment Among Swiss Recruits. Acta Medicinea
Dentium Helvetica, 3:123-129,
Firestone, A.R., Häsler, R.U., Ingervall, B. Treatment Results
In Dental School Orthodontic Patients
In 1983 And 1993. The Angle Orthodontist, 69:19-26, 1999.
Firestone A.R., Scheurer P.A., Bürgin W.B. Patients’
Anticipation Of Pain And Pain-Related
Side-Effects And Their Perception Of Pain As A Result Of
Orthodontic Treatment With Fixed
Appliances. European Journal of Orthodontics, 21:387-396,1999.
Beglin F.M., Firestone A.R., Vig K.W.L., Beck F.M., Kuthy R.A.,
Wade D. A Comparision of the
Reliability and Validity of Three Occlusal Indices of
Orthodontic Treatment Need. American
of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 120:240-246, 2000
Firestone A.R., Beck F.M., Beglin F.M., Vig K.W.L. Validity of
the Index of Complexity, Outcome and
Need (ICON) in Determining Orthodontic Treatment Need. The Angle
Firestone A.R., Beck F.M., Beglin F.M., Vig K.W.L. Validity Of
The Peer Assessment Rating (PAR)
Index In Determining Orthodontic Treatment Need. American
Journal of Orthodontics and
Dentofacial Orthopedics, 122:463-469, 2002.
Cassinelli, AG, Firestone AR, Beck FM, Vig KWLFactors Associated
with Orthodontists’ Assessment
of Difficulty. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial
Orthopedics, Accepted with
revisions June 18, 2002.
Savastano N, Firestone AR, Beck FM, Vig KWL Validation Of The
Complexity And Treatment
Outcome Components Of The Index Of Complexity, Outcome, And Need
Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, submitted