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Betty Sindelar

Betty Sindelar
Associate Professor Emerita of Physical Therapy


  • PhD, Bioengineering, University of Washington, 2000
  • BS, Physical Therapy, Washington University, 1975

Research/Professional Interests

  • Structure/function interplay in the temporomandibular joint
  • Development of clinical research through collegial relationships between personnel in the academic program and the clinic  
  • The delivery of content and assessment of student learning


  • Cochrane RB and Sindelar BJ. 2015. Retrospective Study of 66 Refractory Maintenance Patients Evaluating the Effectiveness of Topical Oxidizing Agents. J Clin Dent 26 :109-14.
  • Dunlap T,Marshall MV, Costerton WJ, Schaudinn C, Sindelar BJ, Cotton JR, and Keller DC. 2011. Subgingival delivery of oral debriding agents. A proof of concept. Journal of Clinical Dentistry 22: 149-58.
  • Sindelar BJ and Herring SW. 2005. Soft tissue mechanics of the TMJ. Cells, Tissues, Organs 180 :36-43.
  • Sindelar BJ, Herring SW and Alonzo T. 2003. The effects of intra-oral splints on the masticatory system of pigs. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 30 :823-31.

University/Professional Services  

  • International MDT Research Foundation, Chair
  • Program in Physical Therapy, Director