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Faculty

Dr. Allen Firestone
• Associate Professor, DDS, MS

• Pre-Doctoral Program Director
 

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 Preventive Dentistry.

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.17@osu.edu


Publications:


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,
1998.

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
Journal
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 Orthodontist, 72:15-20,
2002.

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 (ICON). American
Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, submitted November, 2002.