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Rock, Leigha Phone: 902-494-8864

Email: leigha.rock@dal.ca
Director, School of Dental Hygiene
Academic Credentials:
•Postdoctoral Fellowship (BC Cancer)

•Ph.D. (Craniofacial Science) (UBC)

•B.D.Sc. (UBC)

Professional Appointments:
•Director and Assistant Professor, School of Dental Hygiene, Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University
•Cross-appointed, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine
•Scientist, Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute
•Scientific Affiliate, Department of Anatomical Pathology, QEII, Nova Scotia Health

Gutkind JS, Molinolo AA, Wu X, Wang Z, Nachmanson D, Harismendy O, Wuertz BR, Ondrey FG, Laronde D, Rock LD, Rosin M, Coffey C, Butler VD, Bengtson L, Hsu C, Bauman JE, Hewitt S, Chow H-H S. Lippman SMN, Szabo E. Inhibition of mTOR signaling and clinical activity of metformin in oral premalignant lesions. JCI Insight. 2021;6(17):e147096.

McNally M, Rock LD, Boyd C, Gillis M, Bryan S, Cleghorn B. Reopening oral health services during the COVID-19 pandemic through a knowledge exchange coalition. JDR Clin Trans Res. 2021 Jul;6(3):279-290.

Lin I, Laronde DMZhang L, Rosin MP, Rock LD. Lichenoid dysplasia – a historical overview and current debates. J Oral Dis Markers. 2019;3:4-8.

Guisier F*, Barros-Filho MC*, Rock LD*, Constantino FB, Minatel B, Sage AP, Marshall EA, Martinez VC, Lam WL. “Small non-coding RNA expression in cancer”. Cancer Genes. IntechOpen: London, England; 2019. [*co-first authorship]

Barros-Filho MC*, Guisier F*, Rock LD*, Becker-Santos DD, Sage AP, Lam WL. “Tumour suppressor genes with dual oncogenic roles in lung cancer”. Tumour Suppressor Genes. IntechOpen: London, England; 2019. [*co-first authorship]

Barros-Filho MC, Pewarchuk M, Minatel B, Sage AP, Marshall EA, Martinez VC, Rock LD, MacAulay G, Kowalski LP, Rogatto SR, Garnis C, Lam WL. Discovery of previously-unannotated thyroid-specific miRNAs differentially expressed in papillary thyroid carcinoma. J Hum Genet. 2019 May;64(5):505-508.

Zhang L, Rock LD, Rosin MP, Laronde DM. Lichenoid mucositis – the chicken or the egg? J Dent Res. 2018 Sep;97(10):1179.

Rock LD
, Laronde DM, Lin I, Rosin MP, Chan B, Shariati B, Zhang L. Dysplasia should not be ignored in lichenoid mucositis. J Dent Res. 2018 Jul;97(7):767-772.

Rock LD
, Rosin MP, Zhang L, Chan B, Shariati B, Laronde DM. Characterization of epithelial oral dysplasia in non-smokers: First steps towards precision medicine. Oral Oncol. 2018; 97:119-125.

Maraschin BJ, Silva VP, Rock L, Sun H, Visioli F, Rados PV, Rosin MP. Optimizing Fixation Protocols to Improve Molecular Analysis from FFPE Tissues. Braz Dent J. 2017 Jan-Feb;28(1):82-84.

Rock LD
, Lavallee J, Rosin MP. Epidemiology and natural history of oral human papillomavirus infections: a review. cIRcle: UBCs Digital Repository: GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award (UBCV Non-Thesis Graduate Work) 2015. Available at: http://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/52567

Rock LD, Tkatch EA, Laronde DM. Oral cancer screening: dental hygienists’ responsibility, scope of practice and referral pathway. Can J Dent Hyg 2014; 48(1):42-46.

Rock L.
 Potential of platelet rich fibrin in regenerative periodontal therapy: literature review. Can J Dent Hyg 2013; 47(1):33-37