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Linda Kaste, PhD, DDS, MS


Diplomate, American Board of Dental Public Health

Oral Biology



College of Dentistry 801 S. Paulina, IL 60612


Selected Publications

Jiménez MC, Sanders AE, Mauriello SM, Kaste LM, Beck JD.  Prevalence of periodontitis according to Hispanic or Latino background among study participants of the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. J Am Dent Assoc. 2014;145(8):805-16.

Beck JD, Youngblood M Jr, Atkinson JC, Mauriello S, Kaste LM, Badner VM, Beaver S, Becerra K, Singer R. The prevalence of caries and tooth loss among participants in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. J Am Dent Assoc. 2014;145(6):531-40.

Sanders AE, Campbell SM, Mauriello SM, Beck JD, Jimenez MC, Kaste LM, Singer RH, Beaver SM, Finlayson TL, Badner VM.  Heterogeneity in periodontitis prevalence in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. Ann Epidemiol. 2014;24(6):455-62.

Szylkowska E, Kaste LM, Schreiner J, Gordon SC, Lee DJ.  Comparison of Systemic Health Conditions between African American and Caucasian Complete Denture Patients. Prosthodont. 2014;23(5):341-6.

Halpern LR, Kaste LM, Briggs C, DiPietro LA, Erwin K, Frantsve-Hawley J, Gordon S, Heaton B, Henshaw MM, Joskow R, Reisine ST, Sinkford JC.  Women’s oral health: growing evidence for enhancing perspectives.  Dent Clin North Am. 2013;57(2):xv-xxviii.

Kaste LM, Wilder JR, Halpern LR.  Emerging topics for dentists as primary care providers.  Dent Clin North Am. 2013;57(2):371-6.

Zavras AI, Shanmugam P, Shetty D, Dolecek TA, Kaste LM.  Oral and pharyngeal cancer in women.  Dent Clin North Am. 2013;57(2):339-55.

Russell SL, Gordon S, Lukacs JR, Kaste LM.  Sex/Gender differences in tooth loss and edentulism: historical perspectives, biological factors, and sociologic reasons.  Dent Clin North Am. 2013;57(2):317-37.

Kim J, Kaste LM. Associations of the type of childcare with reported preventive medical and dental care utilization for 1- to 5-year-old children in the United States. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2013;41(5):432-40.

Research Currently in Progress

Dr. Kaste’s research focus has been the related elements impacting oral health status of populations with limited access to dental care.  These elements include early childhood caries, dental workforce issues, oral cancer, Hispanics (particularly the Dominican Republic) and women’s oral health.

Research Areas:

Dental Public Health
Dental Workforce
Hispanics (Dominican Republic)
Oral Cancer
Women’s Oral Health