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10th Annual Dental Research Updates from the U of M

10th Annual Dental Research Updates from the U of M

Friday, February 28, 2014

Do you know that…
…estrogens play a role in how we feel pain?
…existing drugs in a new combination can be effective against HIV?
… new tools are being developed to assess oral health and treatment effects from the patient's perspective?

This information and more will be shared by dental scientists during the 2014 Research Day program. You will enjoy concise presentations on a variety of topics, and poster presentations that showcase exciting research being conducted by faculty and student researchers at the University of Minnesota. In addition, you’ll see how dental students use critically appraised topics to develop an evidence-based treatment plan. You will benefit from this opportunity for learning, networking, and obtaining professional development credits at no fee, compliments of the School of Dentistry.

Benefits/Objectives

During this continuing dental education program, you will discover how to apply knowledge related to:

  • clinical studies in the area of dental and craniofacial research.
  • novel HIV combination therapies and efforts to improve their oral availability.
  • estrogens and their role in modifying pain sensation.
  • health literacy as a key factor in reducing dental disease.
  • patients’ perceptions of the impact of oral diseases and dental interventions.
  • recent research efforts in the area of adhesive dentistry.
Who Should Attend

Dentists and dental team members interested in learning how cutting edge research being performed at the University of Minnesota is shaping the future of dentistry.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures, panel discussions, poster presentations.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

James Melvin, D.D.S., Ph.D., NIDCR Clinical Director and Chief of the Secretory Mechanisms and Dysfunction Section. Dr. Melvin received his D.D.S. from Case Western Reserve University, a Ph.D. in neurobiology and anatomy from the University of Rochester, and did postdoctoral training in NIDCR's (then) Clinical Investigation and Patient Care Branch. A former Director of the Center for Oral Biology and Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of Rochester, Dr. Melvin has made numerous contributions to the field of salivary gland physiology and played a key role in the research consortium that decoded the saliva proteome.

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA FACULTY

David A. Bereiter, Ph.D., Professor, Division of Basic Sciences, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Priscilla M. Flynn, R.D.H., M.P.H., Dr.P.H., Assistant Professor, Division of Dental Hygiene, Department of Primary Dental Care, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Research Collaborator, Mayo Clinic.

Mike T. John, Ph.D., D.D.S., M.P.H, Associate Professor, Division of TMD and Orofacial Pain, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Louis M. Mansky, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Institute for Molecular Virology, Division of Basic Sciences, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Jorge Perdigão, D.M.D., M.S., Ph.D., Professor, Division of Operative Dentistry, Department of Restorative Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.
 

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