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Keynoters, symposia, workshops highlight dental research meeting

Following is a summary of the keynote presentations, symposia, and workshops that will anchor the 37th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research, convening April 2 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

Keynote Presentations

Wednesday, April 2

  • Optimizing the Survival of Ceramic Prostheses: Lessons Learned from the Analysis of Clinical Failures, Susanne Scherrer (University of Geneva, Switzerland), 3:15 p.m., Grand Ballroom D (Dental Materials Group)

  • Implantology The State of the Art in 2008, Ichiro Nishimura (University of California, Los Angeles, USA), 3:15 p.m., Morocco Room (Implantology Research Group)

Thursday, April 3

  • Race and Ethnicity as Social Determinants of Oral Health, Luisa Borrell (Columbia University, New York, NY, USA), 8 a.m., Senators Lecture Hall (Behavioral, Epidemiologic & Health Services Research Group)

  • Improvements in Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Caries, Dominick Zero (Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA), 8 a.m., Miro Room (Cariology Research Group)

  • Adhesive Dentin Interfacial Characterization and Micromechanical Behavior, Anil Misra (University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA), 8 a.m., Grand Ballroom D (Dental Materials Group)

  • Status of Standardization Adhesion Test Methods to Tooth Structure, Larry Watanabe (University of California, San Francisco, USA), 9:45 a.m., Grand Ballroom D (Dental Materials Group)

  • Assessment and Treatment of Oral Malodor, Sushma Nachnani (University Health Resources Group, Inc., Culver City, Calif., USA), 9:45 a.m., Sapphire Room (Oral Health Research Group)

Friday, April 4

  • Biocompatibility of Dental Materials: a Confusing and Uncomfortable Science, John Wataha (Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, USA), 8 a.m., Grand Ballroom D (Dental Materials Group)

  • Using Human Genetic Approaches to Identify Genes for Common Diseases: Cleft Lip/Palate as a Model, Andrew Lidral (University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA), 8 a.m., Emerald Room (Mineralized Tissue Group)

  • Proteomic Procedures to Discover Biomarkers for Systemic Cancers, Charles Streckfus (University of Texas HSC, Houston, USA), 8 a.m., Topaz Room (Salivary Research Group)

  • Metallic Materials Used in Dentistry, William Brantley (Ohio State University, Columbus, USA), 9:45 a.m., Grand Ballroom D (Dental Materials Group)

  • Technological Breakthroughs for More Biocompatible and Bioactive Pre-prosthetic and Prosthetic Devices and Materials, Takahiro Ogawa (University of California, Los Angeles, USA), 9:45 a.m., Grand Ballroom A (Prosthodontics Research Group)

Saturday, April 5

  • The History of Photopolymerization Units in Dentistry, Fred Rueggeberg (Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, USA), 9 a.m., Grand Ballroom D (Dental Materials Group)


Wednesday, April 2

  • Challenges of Clinically Relevant Testing: Advanced Methods on the Horizon, 1:30 p.m., Governors Lecture Hall (Sponsors: Dental Materials Group, ADA Standards Committee on Dental Products, NIST, and NIDCR)

  • Improving Oral Health and Promoting the Well-being of the Geriatric Population: Education Research Issues, 1:30 p.m., Monet Ballroom (Sponsors: Education Research and Geriatric Oral Research Groups)

  • New Insights in Tooth and Craniofacial Development, 1:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom E (Sponsors: Craniofacial Biology, Implantology Research, and Mineralized Tissue Groups)

  • Bone Augmentation Alternatives in the Craniofacial Skeleton, 3:15 p.m., Monet Ballroom (Sponsors: Craniofacial Biology and Implantology Research Groups)

Thursday, April 3

  • Bisphosphonates & Osteonecrosis: Evidence from Population Research in the United States, 8 a.m., Monet Ballroom (Sponsor: Behavioral, Epidemiologic & Health Services Research Group)

  • Dental School Involvement in the Planning and Implementation of NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards: We Are at the Table What Do We Do Now", 8 a.m., Grand Ballroom E (Sponsor: Craniofacial Biology Group)

  • Host Immunotherapeutic Approaches for the Treatment of Periodontal Diseases, 8 a.m., Governors Lecture Hall (Sponsors: Periodontal Research and Microbiology/Immunology Groups)

  • Advances in Imaging Hard Tissues in vivo, 9:45 a.m., Governors Lecture Hall (Sponsors: Craniofacial Biology, Mineralized Tissue, and Implantology Research Groups)

  • Bisphosphonates & Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ), 9:45 a.m., Monet Ballroom (Sponsors: Craniofacial Biology and Implantology Research Groups)

  • NIDCRs 60th Anniversary Symposium: Building on Our Strengths, 9:45 a.m., Grand Ballroom E (Sponsor: NIDCR)

Friday, April 4

  • Genomics & Oral Pathogen Research: Making the Connection, 8 a.m., Monet Ballroom (Sponsor: NIDCR)

  • TMJ Pain Mechanisms, 8 a.m., Grand Ballroom E (Sponsors: Craniofacial Biology and Neuroscience/TMJ Groups)

  • NIDCRs 60th Anniversary Symposium: Dental Practice-based Research Practitioner-driven Evidence-based Dentistry, 8 a.m., Governors Lecture Hall (Sponsor: NIDCR)

  • Bioactive and Caries-inhibiting Resin-based Materials, 9:45 a.m., Monet Ballroom (Sponsors: Dental Materials and Cariology Groups and Academy of Dental Materials)

  • Stem Cells at Work, 9:45 a.m., Grand Ballroom E (Sponsors: Mineralized Tissue and Pulp Biology & Regeneration Groups)

Saturday, April 5

  • Local Anesthesia: New and Improved", 9 a.m., Governors Lecture Hall (Sponsors: Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics, and Dental Anesthesiology Research Groups)

  • Mechanotransduction in Mineralized Tissues, 9 a.m., Grand Ballroom E (Sponsors: Mineralized Tissue and Implantology Research Groups)

  • NIDCRs 60th Anniversary Symposium: Looking Toward the Future, 9 a.m., Grand Ballroom B (Sponsor: NIDCR)

Hands-on Workshops

  • HOW #1: NIDCR Essentials in Grant Writing
    Thursday, April 3, 9 a.m. 1 p.m., Morocco Room
    (Sponsor: NIDCR)

  • HOW #2: Publishing Your Manuscript a JDR Perspective
    Thursday, April 3, 9:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m., Rosetta Room
    (Sponsor: Journal of Dental Research)

  • HOW #3: Oral Pathogen Sequence Analysis and Comparative Study
    Friday, April 4, 9:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m., Rosetta Room
    (Sponsor: NIDCR)


Contact: Linda Hemphill
International & American Association for Dental Research

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