14th Annual Dental Research Updates from the U of M
Friday, March 2, 2018
Our 14th Annual Dental Research Updates from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is a celebration of innovation. Research Day features an illuminating keynote address, fast-paced faculty talks, student expositions, and poster discussions led by a range of young scholars who stand at the forefront of science in dentistry.
Explore These Research Areas and More
- Opioid Reduction Protocol
- From Bugs to Bone with Immunity in Between
- Imaging in Development: Dental MRI
- Salivary diagnostics: The future is now!
Illustrated lectures and poster discussion
Meet Our Keynote Speaker
Robert Nadeau, DMD, MD, Clinical Associate Professor and Clinical Director, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Nadeau completed his undergraduate and dental education at the University of Minnesota and his Graduate Training Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and medical degree at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He received his certification from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2015.
Meet Select Presenters
Massimo Costalonga, PhD, DMD, Associate Professor, Division of Periodontology, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Costalonga’s research interest centers in the area of mucosal immunology and animal models of periodontitis. He is funded by the National Institutes of Health to study the interaction of commensal and pathogenic microorganisms with the mucosal immune system of the nose and the intestine. Dr. Costalonga has served on the Oral, Dental and Craniofacial Sciences Study Section at the NIH as an ad hoc member for mucosal immunology and currently teaches a range of courses within the dental school.
Laurence Gaalaas, DDS, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Division of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Dr. Gaalaas received his dental degree from the University of Minnesota in 2012 and completed specialty training and a Master of Science degree in oral and maxillofacial radiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015. He is a member of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, and has ongoing teaching responsibilities plus an active radiology practice through the University of Minnesota.
Eric D. Jensen, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Jensen completed his undergraduate education at St. Olaf College and his PhD at the University of Colorado. His research interests focus on understanding transcriptional gene regulatory mechanisms and signal transduction pathways that contribute to bone health and disease.
Nelson L. Rhodus, DMD, MPH, Distinguished Professor and Director, Division of Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis and Radiology, Department of Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Rhodus is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine, and Director of the Oral Medicine and Xerostomia Clinics. He is an attending member of the Hospital Staff of Fairview-University Medical Center, the Minnesota Cancer Center, and a consultant to the Veteran's Hospital and Hennepin County Medical Center.
Cyndee Stull, MDH, received her dental hygiene education at the University of South Dakota and received her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene Public Health in 1982. Since then, Ms. Stull has worked in private practice dental hygiene. She joined the University of Minnesota Division of Dental Hygiene in 2010 and received a Master’s degree in Dental Hygiene in 2013. She's a thought leader, researcher and educator in the areas of clinical instruction, dental public health, the care of patients with special needs, periodontology, interprofessional education and dental practice management.
- Final registration will begin at 7:30 AM.
- Continental breakfast will be available during registration.
- The program will run from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
- There will be a 15-minute refreshment break mid-morning.
Lunch is not included with the program. However, there are several food vendors located in Coffman Memorial Union, as well as numerous restaurants within walking distance.
What to wear
We suggest that you bring a jacket or sweater to help you adjust to the seemingly inevitable changes in meeting room temperature.
Directions, parking & hotel
Directions & Map
The Great Hall (Ground Floor)
Coffman Memorial Student Union
300 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis MN 55455
The Coffman Memorial Union is located on the south side of Washington Avenue, just east of the Mississippi between the Weisman Art Museum and the Basic Sciences Building.
Parking & directions
Parking is not included. There are two options available for parking at Coffman Memorial Union. Parking is available in either the Weisman Art Museum Garage or the East River Road Garage. Parking costs depend on hourly use; there is a $12 daily maximum rate and a $25 lost ticket charge.
The Weisman Art Museum Garage is located at 333 East River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55455.
The East River Road Garage is located at 391 East River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55455.
Link to a map of the East Bank Campus
Hotel accommodations are available at the Graduate Minneapolis (formerly the Commons Hotel), located directly across the street from the Dental School. To reserve your room at the special Continuing Dental Education rate:
- Call the Graduate Minneapolis at 612-379-8888 and ask for in-house reservations. Tell the reservationist the dates of your stay and that you want a room under the reservation for “Continuing Dental Education.” Ask the reservationist to enter your name for one of the rooms at the special Continuing Dental Education rate.
- If you are outside the United States or do not wish to call, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the dates you intend to stay and ask to have your name entered for one of the reservations under “Continuing Dental Education.”
Link to a list of hotels near campus.