Matthews, Debora

Phone: (902) 494-1419

Email: Debora.Matthews@Dal.Ca

Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, Dean's Office

Associate Professor, Department of Dental Clinical Sciences, Division of Periodontics & Orofacial Pain

Academic Credentials:
BSc (Alberta), DDS (Alberta), Dip. Perio (Toronto), MSc (McMaster)



BOOKS/BOOK CHAPTERS
Matthews, D.C.
“Critical Appraisal and Evidence Summaries.” in: Evidence-Based Dentistry for the Dental Hygienist. J. Frantzve-Hawley ed. 2014 Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc. Hanover Park, IL
McNally M, Matthews D, Clovis J, Filiaggi M, Crowell S, Brillant M. Success story in oral health – The Inconvenient tooth: making room for influential voices to inform research. In: Celebrating the impact of health research: success stories in arthritis, bone, muscle, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, oral health and skin. CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, Canadian Arthritis Network Cat. No. MR4-25/2013
Frenkel H, Matthews DC, Neitshze I. Prevention of oral diseases for a dependent population. In M MacEntee, F Muller & C Wyatt (eds) Oral Health Care and the Frail Elder: A Clinical Perspective. Wiley- Blackwell Publishing; 2010.
Richards Clarkson J, Matthews D, Neiderman R. Evidence-based Dentistry: Managing Information for Better Practice. Quintessence Publishing Co Ltd., London. 2008
Matthews DC, Tabesh M. Chapter 9. Detection of localized tooth-related factors that predispose to periodontal infections. In, Armitage G., editor. Periodontology 2000, London: Blackwell Publishing; 2004. pp 136-150.

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Matthews DC, McNeil K, Brillant M, Tax C, Maillet P, McCulloch CA, Glogauer M. Factors influencing adoption of new technologies into dental practice: a qualitative study. JDR Clinical and Translational Research 2016 1(1):77-85.
Baron, M; Hudson, M; Tatibouet, S; Steele, R; Lo, E; Gravel, S; Gyger, G; El Sayegh, T; Pope, J; Fontaine, ; Masetto, A; Matthews, D; Sutton, E; Thie, N; Jones, N; Copete, M; Kolbinson, D; Markland, J; Nogueira, G; Robinson, D; Fritzler, M; Gornitsky, M. The Canadian Systemic Sclerosis Oral Health Study III: Relationship Between Disease Characteristics and Orofacial Manifestations in Systemic Sclerosis. Arthritis Care and Research. 2014 Oct 9. doi: 10.1002/acr.22490
McNally M, Martin-Misener R, McNeil K, Brillant M, Moorhouse P, Crowell S, Matthews D, Clovis J. Implementing oral care practices and policy into long-term care: the Brushing up on Mouth Care project. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2015 Mar;16(3):200-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2014.08.018. Epub 2014 Oct 11. PubMed PMID:25306289.
Matthews DC, McNeil K, McCulloch CA, Glogauer M. Adoption issues associated with a new periodontal screening tool: an online survey of Canadian dentists. J Can Dent Assoc. 2014;80:e57. PubMed PMID: 25192448.
Baron, M; Hudson, M; Tatibouet, S; Steele, R; Lo, E; Gravel, S; Gyger, G; El Sayegh, T; Pope, J; Fontaine, A; Masetto, A; Matthews, D; Sutton, E; Thie, N; Jones, N; Copete, M; Kolbinson, D; Markland, J; Nogueira, G; Robinson, D; Fritzler, M; Gornitsky, M. The Canadian Systemic Sclerosis Oral Health Study III: Relationship Between Disease Characteristics and Orofacial Manifestations in Systemic Sclerosis. Arthritis Care and Research. 2014 Oct 9. doi: 10.1002/acr.22490
Baron M, Hudson M, Gravel S, Steele R, Tatibouet S, Lo E, Gyger G, El Savegh T, Pope J, Fontaine A, Masetto A, Matthews D, Sutton E, Thie N, Jones N, Copete M, Kolbinson D, Markland J, Nogueira G, Robinson D, Gornitsky M. The Canadian systemic sclerosis oral health study II: The relationship between oral and global health related quality of life in systemic sclerosis. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2014 Oct 6. pii: keu396.
Baron M, Hudson M, Tatibouet S, Steele R, Lo E, Gravel S, Gyger G, El Savegh T, Pope J, Fontaine A, Masetto A, Matthews D, Sutton E, Thie N, Jones N, Copete M, Kolbinson D, Markland J, Nogueira G, Robinson D, Gornitsky M. The Canadian systemic sclerosis oral health study I. Oro-facial manifestations and oral health related quality of life in systemic sclerosis compared to the general population. Rheumatology 2014. 53 (8):1386-1394
Daniels B, McNally ME, Matthews DC, Sketris I, Haydn J. Management of drug induced xerostomia in older adults: a systematic review. Journal of Pharmacy Technology 2013;29:13-22.
Ghiabi E, Matthews DC, Brillant MS. The oral health status of recent immigrants and refugees in Nova Scotia, Canada. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. . J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Feb;16(1):95-101. doi: 10.1007/s10903-013-9785-9. PubMed PMID: 23371840.
Aziz T, Compton S, Nassar U, Matthews D, Ansari K, Flores-Mir C. Methodologic quality and descriptive characteristics of prosthodontic-related systematic reviews. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. 2013; DOI:10.1111/joor.1202
Ghiabi E and Matthews DC. The periodontal practice and referral profile of general dentists in Nova Scotia, Canada. Journal of Canadian Dental Association 2012;78:c55.
McNally ME, Matthews D, Clovis J, Brillant M, Filiaggi M. Oral health of aging baby boomers: A comparison of adults 45-64 to those aged 65 years and older. Gerodontology. 2012 PubMed PMID: 23216625. Epub 2012/12/12.
Matthews DC, Hujoel PP. Observational studies in clinical research. Journal of the American Dental Association. 2012; 143(7):784-786
Kotzer R, Lawrence H, Clovis J, Matthews D. Oral healthrelated quality of life in an aging Canadian population. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2012,10:50 doi:10.1186/1477-7525-10-50
McNally M, Martin-Misener R, Wyatt C, McNeil K, Crowell S, Matthews D, Clovis J. Action Planning for Daily Mouth Care in Long-Term Care: The Brushing Up on Mouth Care Project. Nursing Research and Practice Volume 2012, Article ID 368356, 11 pages, doi:10.1155/2012/368356
Matthews DC, Clovis JB, Brillant MGS, Filiaggi MJ, McNally ME, Kotzer RD, Lawrence HP. Oral Health Status of Long-Term Care Residents – A Vulnerable Population. J Can Dent Assoc 2012;78:c3
Clovis JB, Brillant MGS, Matthews DC, Cobban SJ, Romonow PR, Filiaggi ML, McNally ME. Using interviews to construct and disseminate knowledge of oral health policy. International Journal of Dental Hygiene 2011; DOI: 10.1111/j.1601-5037.2011.00520.x
Matthews DC, Brillant MGS, Clovis JB, McNally ME, Filiaggi MJ, Kotzer RD, Lawrence HP. Assessing the oral health of an aging population: methods, challenges and predictors of survey participation. Gerodontology 2011; doi: 10.1111/j.1741-2358.2011.00540.x
McNally, ME, Matthews DC, Maze B, Dharamsi S, Pottie K, Swinkels H, Jivani K, Welch V, Ullah A. Dental disease: Evidence review for newly arriving immigrants and refugees. CMAJ 2011 DOI 10.1503/cmaj.090313
Clovis JB, Matthews DC, Brillant MS, Filiaggi M, McNally ME, Russell K, Gee S. Dalhousie University’s communities of practice: Part 2. Research collaborations. J Can Dent Assoc 2010; 76:a34
Uman L, Chambers C, McGrath P, Kisely S, Matthews D, Hayton K. Assessing the Quality of Randomized Controlled Trials Examining Psychological Interventions for Pediatric Procedural Pain: Recommendations for Quality Improvement. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 2010 doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsp104
Matthews DC. Oral management of the diabetic patient. International Dental Journal 2008 Vol. 58/No.2 (Supplement 1)


REVIEWS
Bader J, Balevi B, Farsai P, Flores-Mir C, Gunsolley J, Matthews D, Vig L, Zahrowski J. Lasers may reduce pain arising from dentin hypersensitivity. Journal of the American Dental Association 2014; 145(4):e1-e2
Matthews DC. Prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases in primary care. Evid Based Dent. 2014 Sep;15(3):68-9. doi: 10.1038/sj.ebd.6401036. PubMed PMID:25343386.
Matthews D. Local antimicrobials in addition to scaling and root planing provide statistically significant but not clinically important benefit. Evid Based Dent. 2013 Sep;14(3):87-8. doi: 10.1038/sj.ebd.6400955. PubMed PMID: 24071680.
Matthews DC. There is no evidence that oral health promotion improves periodontal health in cardiovascular patients. Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice 2011; 11(3):135-136.
Matthews DC. No difference between 0.12% and 0.2% chlorhexidine mouthrinse on reduction of gingivitis. Evid Based Dent 2011; 12 (1): 8-9
Matthews DC. Weak evidence to support benefit of periodontal maintenance therapy in prevention of tooth loss. Evidence Based Dentistry Journal 2010; 11(3):75-6
Matthews DC.
Multifaceted strategy needed to improve dentists’ adherence to evidence-based guidelines. Evidence Based Dentistry Journal 2010. 11(2):40
Daniels B, Matthews D, McNally M, Sketris I, Bethune G. Management of drug induced xerostomia in older adults: A systematic review. Drug Use Management and Policy Residency Program, College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University. 2009
Matthews DC. No good evidence to link toothbrushing trauma to gingival recession Evid Based Dent 2008 9: 49
Matthews DC. Possible link between periodontal disease and coronary heart disease. Evidence Based Dentistry 2008; 9(1) 5

REPORTS
Kraglund F, McNally ME, Matthews DC, Worden-Driscoll I. Labrador Aboriginal Children’s Oral Health Survey, 2011 – 12. A Report of Inuit Children in Nunatsiavut. Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University. Halifax NS.