Dr. Maupomé is an oral health researcher with primary interests in dental health services research and oral epidemiology; oral treatment needs among patients at high risk of disease or subject to health and social disparities; and analysis of how dental professionals make clinical decisions.
They span from epidemiological studies assessing the impact of public health fluoridation, to clinical trials of chlorhexidine varnishes; from community demonstrations to promote healthier lifestyle decisions, to quantitative appraisals of factors contributing to poor oral health and failure to access dental services; and from qualitative investigations into social and economic determinants of health, to economic analyses of the costs implied in health conditions and associated clinical treatment. Some of these studies have been focused on American Indians, people of Mexican and Latinx origin, those 65 years of age and older, children, and population groups with restricted access to dental services.
To expand studies in oral epidemiology and dental health services research for all types of populations groups (both in North America and in less developed countries), with special attention to the identification, characterization, evaluation, and contrasts of disease manifestations and associated risk factors. Placing the various disease outcomes in the context of the outcomes derived from treatment courses (preventive and rehabilitative) remains an important part of his research, using various investigation approaches - in isolation or in combination.