Alvin L. Morris

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To study the possible involvement of candidal adherence in mucosal colonization, we examined the in vitro adherence capabilities of seven Candida species. Adherence was evaluated by direct microscopic examination and by a quantitative radiometric adherence test. The results indicate that C. albicans adheres to vaginal and buccal epithelial cells to a(More)
The activities of the enzymes, hexokinase, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, and phosphogluconate dehydrogenase were determined in extracts prepared from hamster cheek pouches which were being painted thrice weekly with 9,10-dimethyl-l,2-benzanthracene. Histology revealed five periods: I, no change, approximately 1 week; II, inflammation, 2d and 3d week;(More)
This paper highlights for the dental education community selected data from a recently completed study of the organization and governance of academic health centers, conducted under the auspices of the Association of Academic health Centers and funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. It is hoped that the limited information presented here will stimulate(More)
The development and testing methods for assessing the quality of private general dental practice are described. The assessment instrument, evolved through the contributions of a panel of private practitioners, provides for the evaluation of the structure, process, and outcome of practice. General practitioners, trained as evaluators, tested the instrument(More)
The work described was conducted to train and calibrate ten general dentists to participate as evaluators in a national program in which methods were developed and tested for the in-office evaluation of private general dental practice. The methods used in conducting six days of initial training are described, as well as the approach taken in establishing(More)