Featured Presentations

Inaugural IADR Academy, Sponsored by the University of Washington with support of Philips Oral Healthcare

Symposia

Lunch & Learnings

Hands-on Workshops

Meet-a-Mentor Lunch (students only)

Distinguished Lecture Series Speakers

Keynote Lectures

 

LUNCH & LEARNING
During lunch, you may discuss topics of current interest with the researchers as identified below. There is a $60 fee to cover the cost of lunch and attendance will be limited to 10 persons per table, including the speaker. Delegates interested in attending a Lunch & Learning can sign up when online meeting registration opens. Assignments are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. If you purchase a ticket in advance it will be included in your registration packet. Space permitting, tickets will be sold on site.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 12:30 P.M. – 1:45 P.M.

Cariology Research

Table #1: Applications of Genomics, Metagenomics and Proteomics in Cariology
Speaker: Evangelia Morou-Bermudez (University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, USA)
Personalized dentistry involves clinical decision making based on each patient’s unique biological, clinical, and psychosocial characteristics.  The study of the human genome, microbiome and proteome can facilitate the early identification of individuals at risk for developing dental caries and the planning of personalized approaches for caries management.

Table #2: Role of Dentifrices in Caries Prevention and Remineralization.
Speaker: John Hicks (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA)
The role of dentifrices in caries prevention and remineralization tends to be overlooked. Delivery of caries preventive and remineralizing agents (fluoride, bioavailable calcium-phosphate, antibacterials, probiotics) is an avenue for caries reduction and remineralization. Role of current, novel and future dentifrices in caries prevention and remineralization will be reviewed.

Dental Materials

Table #3: Influence of Humidity on Monolithic Zirconia Restorations: Is "Aging" Real?
Speaker: Holger Hauptmann (3M ESPE AG, Seefeld, Germany)
Zirconia as an esthetic dental material is very well accepted, but the use as a monolithic restoration stimulated the discussions about the Low Temperature Degradation (LTD). Different aspects of the influence of saliva/water as well as wear are in focus.

Table #4: Bioactive Therapeutic Approaches for Minimally Invasive Restorative Dentistry
Speaker: Salvatore Sauro (King's College London, England)
The contemporary concept of minimally invasive operative treatment consists in selective removal of caries-infected tissue followed by therapeutic restorations. The presence of bioactive silicates within the dentin-bonded interface may induce therapeutic remineralization of the poor resin-infiltrated collagen matrix and interfere with activity of acid-activated matrix-metalloproteinases.

Table #5: Fatigue Failure of Resin-Dentin and Resin-Enamel Adhesive Bonds
Speaker: Dwayne Arola (University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA)
The durability of adhesive bonds to dentin and enamel is a critical concern.  Various methods for evaluating fatigue failure of adhesive bonds to tooth structure will be presented.  Techniques for characterizing the fatigue strength will be described, and approaches for examining the effects from oral challenges discussed.

Table #6: Plasticity of Bone-PDL-Tooth Complex
Speaker: Sunita P. Ho (University of California - San Francisco, USA)
Maintenance of functional PDL-space is a requirement for optimum function of this dynamic joint.  Factors that can alter the width of the functional space include age, disease, extraneous mechanical loads. We will discuss effects of functional loads on performance and correlate with local strains and biochemical expressions.

Education Research

Table #7: Does Education Make a Difference to Practice? How Can We Tell?
Speaker: Alison D. Bullock (Cardiff University, Wales)
Reflecting on experience of dental education (undergraduate, postgraduate and/or continuing), in this interactive ‘lunch & learn’ participants will explore links between their learning and practice. Discussion will also focus on evidence needed to demonstrate the impact of education on practice and how this topic can be researched.

Implantology Research

Table #8: Challenges Facing Research in Relation to Peri-Implant Disease Model
Speaker: Binnaz Leblebicioglu (Ohio State University, Columbus, USA)
There is a significant demand to study pathogenesis and treatment of peri-implant diseases. This presentation will include various difficulties in defining peri-implant lesions, related etiology and pathogenesis. Evaluation of treatment outcome and challenges in translating research from animal models to human will be covered.

Oral Medicine & Pathology

Table #9: How to Publish in High-Impact Scientific Journals?
Speaker: Cun-Yu Wang (University of California - Los Angeles, USA)
High-impact journals publish important findings and have broad readership. As a dental researcher, it may be challenging to publish in these journals even though cutting-edge research is conducted. This Lunch & Learning is to discuss potential barriers and essential logic needed to get published in high-impact journals.

Periodontal Research

Table #10: Developing a Translational Research Project in Periodontology
Speaker: John Taylor (University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England)
Translational projects integrating laboratory and clinical research are fundamentally important in the development of novel approaches to periodontal disease management. The aim of this session is to discuss issues such as the development of project ideas, building the team, strategies for obtaining funding, management and progress monitoring and targeting outcomes.

Table #11: Molecular Dissection of the Periodontal Ligament: Transcriptome Approaches for Periodontal Ligament Research
Speaker: Satoru Yamada (Osaka University, Suita, Japan)
Periodontal ligament is one of the most important tissues for homeostasis, remodeling and regeneration of periodontal tissues. This session will focus on transcriptome approaches, such as random sequencing of cDNA library and DNA microarray analysis, to understand the molecular and genetic basis of periodontal ligament functions.

Table #12: Periodontal Therapy and Glycemic Control in Diabetes: What Is the Evidence?
Speaker: Steven P. Engebretson (New York University, New York City, USA)
Numerous studies from around the world suggest that periodontal therapy may improve metabolic control. But what is the quality of the evidence? A recent systematic review and meta-analysis will serve as a starting point for discussion. Also, results from a recently completed multi-center clinical trial will be discussed.

Pulp Biology and Regeneration

Table #13: Pulp Inflammation and Regeneration: Molecular and Cellular Causes and Consequences
Speaker: Paul Roy Cooper (University of Birmingham, England)
Dental tissue infection/disease provides an excellent model for study of interactions between tissue defence and regeneration. A better understanding of the interaction of these two processes at the cellular and molecular level and identification of cross-talk will provide novel areas for future research and translation.

Salivary Research

Table #14: Saliva From Sjögren's Patients: Collection and Characteristics
Speaker: Ibtisam Al-Hashimi (Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry, Irving, Texas, USA)
Salivary gland dysfunction is the hallmark of Sjögren’s syndrome. The workshop describes clinical and laboratory approaches to evaluate salivary gland function, and covers issues that can influence the reliability and reproducibility of salivary output and analysis

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 12:30 P.M. – 1:45 P.M.

Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research

Table #15: Implementing an Evidence-based Infant Oral Care Program in Your Practice
Speaker: Francisco Ramos-Gomez (University of California - Los Angeles, USA)
Discussion of infant oral care evidence-based research and guidelines with detailed review of the infant oral care visit protocol that includes how to conduct a caries risk assessment CAMBRA to determine appropriate care paths and how to establish self-management goals targeting parents to improve their families' oral health.

Cariology Research

Table #16: Caries Infiltration Clinically: Does It Work? When Is It Indicated?
Speaker: Hendrik Meyer-Lueckel (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Caries infiltration aims to penetrate the lesion body of enamel caries lesions with low viscosity light curing resins - so called infiltrants. After curing, the infiltrant occludes the lesion pores and thus prevents from further demineralization. In this session the clinical feasibility, treatment thresholds and clinical data will be discussed.

Craniofacial Biology

Table #17: Deciphering the Code of 3-D Imaging in Orthodontics
Speaker: Tung Thanh Nguyen (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA)
This session will provide participants with an overview of current 3-D imaging techniques/ methods used to evaluate growth and treatment outcomes.  It will review currently available commercial as well as open source software and highlight some of the limitations in this rapidly growing area of research.

Dental Materials

Table #18: Advanced Materials: Do Biofilms Matter?
Speaker: Nancy J. Lin (National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md., USA)
Biofilms play a critical role in oral health by continuously adapting to and modifying their environment.  We will discuss how advances in dental materials, including new chemistries and the use of nanoparticles, may alter biofilms and therefore biofilm-material-tooth interactions.

Table #19: Digital Impression: Are We There Yet?
Speaker: Erica Teixeira (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA)
The development and applications of digital technology, specifically design/computer aided manufacturing has changed significantly the arena of restorative dentistry. This technology is reaching the dental offices faster than scientific research becomes available. Although benefits have been demonstrated for digital impression technology; several issues still need to be addressed.

Table #20: Non-Destructive Quantitative Analyses of De/Remineralization Using Micro-Computed Tomography (µCT)
Speaker: Hidenori Hamba (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan)
The µCT is a powerful technology for objective and quantitative analysis of dental caries. Longitudinal µCT studies on the effects of bioactive materials on inhibition of demineralization and remineralization will be discussed. µCT can be used as an alternative to transverse microradiography for such studies.

Table #21: Protease Inhibitors: Can They Preclude Dentin Matrix Degradation?
Speaker: Marcela Rocha de Oliveira Carrilho (University of Western Ontario, London, Canada)
Protease inhibitors are increasingly used to control the proteolytic degradation of poorly resin-infiltrated dentin matrices in adhesive restorations. Exogenous protease inhibitors were shown to arrest caries lesions by reducing the rate of collagen disruption; and more recently they were implied to preserve the collagen within eroded dentin lesions.

Geriatric Oral Research

Table #22: Salivary Hypofunction in Elderly Patients: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
Speaker: Britta Magnuson (Tufts University, Boston, Mass., USA)
Salivary hypofunction is common among the older population; approximately 30% of people aged 65 and older experience xerostomia (dry mouth).  This seminar will discuss causes (e.g., diseases, medication), signs and symptoms, and treatment and prevention of potential oral complications (e.g., carious lesions, erosion, infections, ill-fitting dentures).

Implantology Research

Table #23: Recreating Bony Microenvironment for Ridge Augmentation: Integration of Top-Down and Bottom-up Approaches for Bone Regeneration
Speaker: Yunzhi Yang (Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., USA)
Since its emergence in the 1980s, the field of tissue-engineering and regenerative medicine has been continuing to evolve. Cells, signaling, and scaffolds (or microenvironment or extracellular matrix) are generally referred to as three key components of tissue-engineering.

Neuroscience

Table #24: Evidence for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Bruxism in Children
Claudia Restrepo (Universidad CES, Medellin, Colombia)
Sleep bruxism is a common reason for consultation in dental offices. This meeting will give the audience the best information to diagnose and treat sleep bruxism in children, based on the evidence of a systematic review and clinical experience of more than 15 years.

Periodontal Research

Table #25: Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression in Periodontal Diseases
Speaker: Silvana P. Barros (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA)
Epigenetics is now considered a modifiable risk factor for periodontal diseases. This session will discuss the emerging role of epigenetics in the pathogenesis of periodontal diseases with a focus on the current understanding of how chronic infection and inflammation may affect gene specific re-programming in periodontal tissues.

Table #26: Neutrophil Defensins: Less (the good), More (the bad), and Much More (the ugly)
Speaker: Ulvi Kahraman Gursoy (Turku University, Finland)
Neutrophil defensins contribute to the innate response with their broad spectrum of bactericidal, antifungal, and antiviral activities. This session will discuss recent research revealing their dark side; defensins can be cytotoxic to resident cells of the periodontium, decrease epithelial cell attachment and spread, and increase bacterial adherence to host cells.

Table #27: Th17 Pathways in Mucosal Surveillance and Inflammation
Speaker: Niki Moutsopoulos (NIH/NIDCR, Bethesda, Md., USA)
This session will discuss differentiation, expansion and migration of Th17 cells to mucosal sites as well as the contribution of this cell type in mediating immune surveillance and inflammatory pathology in the oral cavity. Methodologies for Th17 induction, characterization and function will also be discussed.

Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology

Table #28: Pharmacological Intervention of Periodontal Disease in Population with Salivary Hypofunction
Speaker: Medha Singh (Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Mass., USA)
For effective management of salivary hypofunction early diagnosis and aggressive, symptom based treatment is necessary to alleviate much of the discomfort and to retard progression of the disorder. Patients with salivary hypofunction (dry mouth) are at high risk for periodontal disease and dental caries.

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Hands-on Workshops

The Hands-on Workshops (HOW) will take place at the Washington State Convention Center. The workshops are complimentary; however, attendance is limited as shown below (except #6), and registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Delegates interested in attending a Hands-on Workshop can sign up when online meeting registration opens. If you register in advance, your ticket will be printed on your name badge sheet. If a session fills up, you can request to be placed on a waiting list. Applicants on the waiting list are encouraged to arrive at the applicable session at the meeting in case there are attendees who do not show up; entry will be facilitated by the organizer. More information including the speakers/descriptions will be available when the online Scientific Program is released in mid-December.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 1:30 P.M. – 3 P.M.

HOW#1: Asking A Good Educational Research Question
Sponsored by: Education Research Group, Evidence-based Dentistry Network, Network for Practice-based Research, and Women in Science Network 
Organizer: Vicki LeBlanc (University of Toronto, Canada)
Attendance is limited to 25 people; you must register to attend.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 3:15 P.M. – 4:45 P.M.

HOW#2: Junior Faculty Mentoring Workshop (Part 2)
Sponsored by: Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research Group and Women in Science Network
Organizer: Anna Dongari-Bagtzoglou (University of Connecticut, Farmington, USA)
Attendance is limited to 50 people; you must register to attend.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 8 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.

HOW#3: Chronic Orofacial Pain, Dietary Intake and Nutritional Status: Research Strategies and Opportunities
Sponsored by: Neuroscience and Nutrition Research Groups
Organizer: Paula Moynihan (Newcastle University, England)
Attendance is limited to 50 people; you must register to attend.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 10:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

HOW#4: GRADE Approach for Assessing Systematic Reviews in Dentistry
Sponsored by: Evidence-based Dentistry Network
Organizer: Romina Brignardello Petersen (University of Toronto, Canada; Universidad de Chile, Santiago)
Attendance is limited to 40 people; you must register to attend.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 8 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.

HOW#5: Communicating Science to the Public: Telling Your Story Effectively!
Sponsored by: Dental Materials, Microbiology/Immunology, Education Research, Periodontal Research, Prosthodontics Research and Pulp Biology and Regeneration Groups
Organizers: Dennis F. Mangan (Santa Rosa, USA)’ Stephen C. Bayne, Sharon Grayden, and Lynn Johnson (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA); Jonathan Nurse (IADR/AADR Central Office, Alexandria, USA)
Attendance is limited to 50 people; you must register to attend.

HOW#6: Publishing Your Manuscript - a JDR Perspective
Sponsored by: Journal of Dental Research
Organizers: Jack Ferracane (Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, USA)

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 10:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

HOW#7: Selecting a Valid Sample Size for Longitudinal and Multilevel Studies in Oral Behavioral Health
Sponsored by: Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research Group
Organizer: Henrietta Logan (University of Florida, Gainesville, USA)
Attendance is limited to 50 people; you must register to attend.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.

HOW#8: NIDCR Essentials in Grant Writing
Sponsored by: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Organizer: Lynn King (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Bethesda, Md., USA)
Attendance is limited to 100 people; you must register to attend.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 8 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.

HOW#9: Modern Caries Diagnostics and Documentation
Sponsored by: Cariology Research Group
Organizer: Carlos Gonzalez-Cabezas (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)
Attendance is limited to 30 people; you must register to attend.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 10:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

HOW#10: Mentoring: Guidance for Navigating Careers in Dental Research
Sponsored by: The AADR National Student Research Group
Organizer: Angela Gullard (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)
Attendance is limited to 100 people; you must register to attend.

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Meet-a-Mentor Lunches (students only)

This new session format is designed to enhance the learning experience for students. Senior scientists, who are also past recipients of the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award and/or past Mentor Awardees, will lead motivational and realistic discussions about the paths they took during their academic careers. There is a $20 fee to cover the cost of lunch and attendance will be limited to 10 persons per table, including the speaker. These sessions are open only to student member and student non-member delegates. Those interested in attending a Meet-a-Mentor Lunch can sign up when online meeting registration opens. Assignments are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. If you purchase a ticket in advance it will be included in your registration packet. Space permitting, tickets will be sold on site.

Table #1: Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research
Speaker: Anne Nordrehaug Åstrøm (University of Bergen, Norway)

Anne Nordrehaug Åstrøm is professor in Community Dentistry at the Department of Clinical Dentistry University of Bergen since 2004. From 2012 she is head of the Department of Clinical Dentistry. She has 15 yreas of experience in clinical dentistry form Sweden and Norway. Her research has focused on determinants of health behaviour, oral epidemiology and health services research. Nordrehaug Åstrøm has a long standing cooperation regarding research and competence building with University of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, Muhimbili University College og Health Sciences in Tanzania, Makerere University in Uganda and Limpopo University of South Africa. She is coordinator of the research program “Oral health in a global perspective”  and principle investigator of  the Norwegian _Swedish cohort study “Dentistry in a life span perspective” – funded by the Norwegian Research Council. She is the  co-researcher of EU- and NUFU funded projects conducted in east and South Africa. She has been member of the editorial board for the journal of Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology and receicved the IADR Distingusihed Scientist award for Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Service research in 2012. She has authored and co-authored a total of 210 international and national book chapters, reports and scientific papers. Dr. Åstrøm is the recipient of the 2012 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Service Research.


Table #2: Basic Research in Biological Mineralization   
Speaker: John Bartlett (The Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)

Dr. Bartlett has focused his research on understanding dental enamel development. Specifically, the Bartlett research group discovered the first proteinase secreted into the enamel matrix and named it enamelysin (matrix metalloproteinase-20, MMP20). Dr. Bartlett published about the events leading to the discovery of MMP20 in an article titled: Making the Cut in Dental Enamel--The Discovery of Enamelysin (MMP-20). J Dent Res. 2005 84(11):986-988, 2005. In addition, he has authored a chapter on MMP20 for the Handbook on Proteolytic Enzymes, Amsterdam: Elsevier Academic Press; 561-564, 2004. The Bartlett laboratory also co-discovered the only other proteinase known to reside in dental enamel. This proteinase was originally named “enamel matrix serine proteinase-1”, but was subsequently renamed kallikrein-4 (KLK4). A second focus of Dr. Bartlett’s research group is to understand the molecular events that cause dental fluorosis. Fluoride at low doses is beneficial as an anticariogenic. However, higher doses may result in dental and skeletal fluorosis. Dr. Bartlett hypothesized that fluoride causes a stress response in ameloblasts responsible for enamel formation and that this stress response impairs the ameloblast’s ability to form completely normal enamel. Promising stress-response pathways are currently being characterized by both in vitro and in vivo means and Dr. Bartlett has published a novel theory on the molecular mechanisms that cause dental fluorosis (PLoS ONE 5(5):e10895, 2010). Recently, the Bartlett group began investigating the cell-cell interactions that are required for healthy enamel formation. Excluding abstracts, Dr. Bartlett has published more than 90 peer-reviewed papers, reviews and book chapters. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Colgate-Palmolive, The Forsyth Institute, and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine have supported his research group. Dr. Bartlett has presented his findings in several invited presentations, both nationally and internationally including presentations in Japan (Japanese Association of Oral Biologists), Finland (The Finnish Dental Society) and Sweden (The Karolinska Institute). Dr. Bartlett is the recipient of the 2012 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Basic Research in Biological Mineralization.


Table #3: AADR Irwin D. Mandel Distinguished Mentoring Award/IADR President       
Speaker: Mary MacDougall (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)

Dr. Mary MacDougall, the James R. Rosen Chair in Dental Research, is the Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Institute of Oral Health Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. She earned her Ph.D. in Craniofacial Biology at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry and her B.A. in Biochemistry at the University of California at San Diego.  She was the recipient of National Institute of Dental Research Fellowships during both her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral studies.  In 1986, she joined the faculty at USC School of Dentistry as a Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology.  In 1993, she joined the faculty at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio (UTHSCSA), in 1998 she was promoted to Professor with tenure, and in 1999 became the Dental School’s first Associate Dean for Research. In 2005, she joined the faculty of UAB School of Dentistry as the first appointed NIDCR U-25 Research Infrastructure magnet investigator. Dr. MacDougall’s research centers on the molecular mechanisms associated with tooth formation, dental tissue-specific cytodifferentiation, extracellular matrix formation, tooth stem cells and tissue regeneration as well as related human genetic dental diseases. Her research in craniofacial genetics and biomimetics has been funded continuously since 1985 by the NIH/NIDCR with total career federal funding in excess of 16 million dollars. She has served as President of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) in 2005-2006. In 2001, Dr. MacDougall received the IADR Distinguished Scientist Pulp Biology Research Award and in 2005 the IADR Distinguished Scientist Mineralized Tissue Research Award.  In 2003, she was awarded the AADR National Student Research Group Mentor of the Year Award for her efforts to foster student research training. In 2005, Dr. MacDougall began an outreach program called “PreDoctoral Dental Student Training in Academics and Research (Pre-DART)” an early intervention program targeting minority students to careers in dental academics funded by the William Gies Research Award. She is director of the School of Dentistry’s DMD/PhD and training program “Dental Academic Research Training” (DART). In 2006, she was honored as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. In 2008, she served as Chair of the Dentistry and Oral Health section of the AAAS. In 2010, she was elected to the Board of Directors of the IADR. She is currently serving as President, IADR. Dr. MacDougall is the recipient of the 2011 AADR Irwin D. Mandel Distinguished Mentoring Award.


Table #4: Geriatric Oral Research          
Speaker: Hideo Miyazaki (Niigata University, Japan)

Dr. Miyazaki is Professor, Division of Preventive Dentistry, Department of Oral Health Science Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University. Concurrently he is Head of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Translation of Oral Health Science, Niigata University. The expertise of Dr. Hideo Miyazaki is clearly evident through his research in public health, oral epidemiology and preventive dentistry, with more than 250 publications in scientific journals and 50 chapters in books and textbooks. His research spans 25 years in three major areas: 1) global epidemiology on periodontal diseases (1986-1995), 2) Geriatric Oral health research including linkage between oral health and health in general (1988- present) and 3) research on oral malodor (1992- present). Importantly, his work in Japan on the Niigata Elderly Study allowed oral health to be considered a core health issue in the Health Promotion Law in 2002, in the “New Health Frontier Strategy” developed under the Prime Minister of Japan in 2007, and in the Oral Health Promotion Law in 2011. Thus not only the Japanese Government, but also the people of Japan now recognize that oral health is an essential part of maintaining systemic health for older people. His work also supports efforts of the World Health Organization in that his research findings are reflected in the “Global strategy for oral health in the 21st century.” Dr. Miyazaki is the recipient of the 2012 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Geriatric Oral Research.

Table #5: Craniofacial Biology Research
Speaker: Mark Mooney (University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

Dr. Mark P. Mooney is Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral Biology and the Director of the Oral Biology Graduate Program at the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds appointments in the Departments of Anthropology, Plastic Surgery, Orthodontics, and Communication Sciences and Disorders. He received his Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology in 1986 from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently president-elect of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPCA). Dr. Mooney is also Director of the Posvar Hall Animal Care Facility and Surgical Anatomy Research Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author or co-author of over 350 peer reviewed papers, abstracts, book chapters, and books. His research interests include: Normal and pathological suture morphogenesis and craniofacial biology; The development of animal models of craniofacial anomalies, disease states, and trauma for use in bone tissue engineering, cytokine and gene therapy, and craniofacial surgical studies, and; Phenotypic variability and morphology in individuals with craniofacial anomalies. Dr. Mooney has also served as the Director of Student Research and was the Faculty Advisor for the Student Research Group at the University of Pittsburgh and has been a research mentor to many First Professional Dental Students, Graduate Students, and Residents over the years. Dr. Mooney is the recipient of the 2012 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Craniofacial Biology Research.


Table #6: Pulp Biology & Regeneration  
Speaker: Jacques Nör (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)

Dr. Nör is Professor of Dentistry (Dept. of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics, School of Dentistry), Professor of Otolaryngology (Medical School) and Professor of Biomedical Engineering (College of Engineering) at the University of Michigan. He has served as a member of National Institutes of Health (NIH) study sections and is the principal investigator for NIH grants. Dr. Nör is Associate Editor of the Journal of Dental Research and serves in several other Editorial Boards. His broad research interests are in angiogenesis and in stem cell biology. His current research foci are the study of mechanisms regulating the vascularization and the function of cancer stem cells in head and neck tumors. He also works on the study of dental pulp stem cell differentiation in the context of dental tissue engineering. Dr. Nör is the recipient of the 2012 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Pulp Biology & Regeneration.

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IADR/AADR Keynotes

Each Scientific Group/Network has been given the option to invite a keynote speaker to give an overview of research in that area of expertise. Delegates can benefit from these 30-minute presentations by getting an overall understanding of what is currently being done in other disciplines. Note: The schedule information for all keynotes will be released in mid-December with the online Scientific Program

Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research
Anne Åstrøm (University of Bergen, Norway)
Oral Health Through (during) Middle and Older ages- A Life Course Perspective

Scott Tomar (University of Florida, Gainesville, USA)
Building the Evidence for Community-based Oral Health Promotion

Cariology Research
Svante Henrik A. Twetman (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Antimicrobials in Caries Prevention and Control

Craniofacial Biology
Mark P. Mooney (University of Pittsburgh, Pa., USA)
Developing a Translational Rabbit Model of Craniosynostosis: From Morphology to Molecules

Dental Materials
Paulo G. Coelho (New York University, New York City, USA)
DM9: Accelerated Life Testing of Dental Devices: Theory and Experimentation

Ulrich Lohbauer (University of Erlangen, Germany)
DM3: Direct Comparison of Composites Versus Ceramics for Single Tooth Replacement

Shigemi Ishikawa Nagai (Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Mass., USA)
DM11: Computer Color Formulation and Reproduction

David H. Pashley (Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, USA)
DM5: Control of Collagen Degradation by Matrix Metalloproteinases and Cysteine Cathepsins

Nick Silikas (The University of Manchester, School of Dentistry, England)
DM7: Current Aspects of Nanocomposites in Dentistry

Bart Van Meerbeek (KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium)
DM1: Modern Adhesive Approaches for Durable Bonding to Tooth Tissue

Geriatric Oral Research
Hideo Miyazaki (Niigata University, Japan)
Oral Health and Physical Ability in Elderly

Implantology
Markus Haapasalo (University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry, Vancouver, Canada)
Understanding Biofilms Better

Daniel Oh (Columbia University Medical Center, New York City, N.Y., USA)
Functional Bone Substitute for Sensible Regeneration

Lyndon Cooper (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA)
Local Cues and Cellular Differentiation; Lessons Learned from Osseointegration

Mineralized Tissue
Henry Margolis (Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, Mass., USA)
Matrix Protein Regulation of Enamel Formation - the Role of Amelogenin Phosphorylation

Neuroscience
Samuel Dworkin (University of Washington, Seattle, USA)
Chronic Orofacial Pain: A Spread of Effect Enigma

Nutrition Research
Connie Mobley (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA)
Nutrition and Oral Health Research Horizons: Obesity and Diabetes Prevention

Periodontal Research – Pathogenesis
Eric C. Reynolds (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
Assembly and Virulence of the Porphyromonas gingivalis Surface Layer

Pulp Biology and Regeneration
Sasha Dimitrova (INSERM UMR-S 747/Université Paris Descartes, France)
The Role of Wnt Signaling on Pulp Stem Cells

Jacques Nör (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)
Stem Cell Differentiation in Dental Pulp Tissue Engineering

Salivary Research
Walter L. Siqueira (University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada)
Molecular Interactions at Salivary Interfaces: New Insights from Proteomics and Molecular Dynamics

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SYMPOSIA
All symposia will take place at the Washington State Convention Center and are open for all to attend. More information including the speakers/descriptions will be available when the online Scientific Program is released in mid-December.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 1:30 P.M. – 3 P.M.

Dental Health Services Research: Critical Issues, Methodology, & Sustainability
Sponsored by: Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research Group
Organizer: Elizabeth A. Mertz (University of California - San Francisco, USA)

Junior Faculty Mentoring (Part I)
Sponsored by: Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research and Women in Science Network Groups
Organizer: Anna Dongari-Bagtzoglou (University of Connecticut, Farmington, USA)

Oral Manifestations of HIV/AIDS –Still a Global Oral Health Problem?
Sponsored by: Microbiology/Immunology, Oral Medicine & Pathology, and Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network Groups
Organizer: Isaac Rodriguez-Chavez (National Institutes of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Bethesda, Md., USA)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 3:15 P.M. – 4:45 P.M.

Local Anesthesia in Dentistry: Progress and Future Directions
Sponsored by: Dental Anesthesiology Research, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology Groups
Organizers: Paul Moore (University of Pittsburgh, Penn., USA) 

Periodontal Diseases: What Have We Learnt From Omics Research?
Sponsored by: Microbiology/Immunology, and Periodontal Research Groups
Organizer: Philip M. Preshaw (Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England)

Researching Professionalism – Conflicts in Education and Business?
Sponsored by: Education Research Group
Organizers: Jennifer E. Gallagher (King`s College London, England); Elizabeth Shira Davenport (Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, England)

THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 8 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.

IADR GOHIRA: How Can We Improve Oral Health and Reduce Inequalities By Learning From Others?
Sponsored by: Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research, Oral Medicine & Pathology, and Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network Groups
Organizer: David M. Williams (Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, England)

New Players and New Concepts in an Old Subject: Mineralization
Sponsored by: Mineralized Tissue Group
Organizer: Michael L. Paine (University of Southern California, Whittier, USA)

The Buzzing World of Oral Biofilms and Dental Caries
Sponsored by: Cariology Research, Diagnostic Sciences, Education Research, Evidence-based Dentistry Network, Network for Practice-based Research, Oral Health Research, and Salivary Research Groups
Organizer: Mathilde C. Peters (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)

THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 10:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.
Bone-Implant Interface: Methods of Analysis and Problems in the Evaluation
Sponsored by: Dental Materials, and Implantology Research Groups)
Organizer: Georgios Romanos (State University of New York - Stony Brook, USA)

Defining and Interpreting Outcomes in Periodontal Clinical Trials
Sponsored by: Periodontal Research Group
Organizer: Philip M. Preshaw (Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England)

Epithelial and Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Biological Discovery and Translation Towards Orofacial Regeneration
Sponsored by: Craniofacial Biology, Mineralized Tissue, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine & Pathology, Pulp Biology and Regeneration, and Salivary Research Groups
Organizer: Jeremy Mao (Columbia University, New York City, N.Y., USA)

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 8 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.

Accelerated Orthodontic Tooth Movement
Sponsored by: Craniofacial Biology Group
Organizer: Sumit Yadav (University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, USA)

Bifidobacteria and Dental Caries: Pathogens and Probiotics
Sponsored by: Cariology Research, and Microbiology/Immunology Groups
Organizer: Anne Tanner (Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, Mass., USA)

Molecular and Epigenetic Regulation of Stem Cell Self-renewal and Differentiation
Sponsored by: Mineralized Tissue, and Oral Medicine & Pathology Groups
Organizers: Paul Krebsbach (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA); Cun-Yu Wang (University of California - Los Angeles, USA); Pamela Robey (NIDCR/NIH, Bethesda, Md., USA)

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 10:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

Cures For Human Tooth Agenesis: What The Future Holds
Sponsored by: Craniofacial Biology, Mineralized Tissue, and Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology Groups
Organizers: Ophir Klein (University of California - San Francisco, USA); Rena D'Souza ( Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, Texas, USA)

Innovation in Direct Restorative Materials
Sponsored by: Cariology Research, Dental Materials, and Network for Practice-based Research Groups
Organizer: E. Dianne Rekow (King's College London, England)

Personalized Dental Medicine
Sponsored by: Oral Medicine & Pathology
Organizer: Peter J. Polverini (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 8 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.

Novel Approaches to Functional Regeneration of the Salivary Gland
Sponsored by: Salivary Research Group
Organizers: Stefan Ruhl (State University of New York - SUNY, Buffalo, USA); Walter Siqueira (Western University, London, Canada)

Performance of Zirconia-Based and Lithium Disilicate Glass-Ceramic Dental Restorations
Sponsored by: Dental Materials, and Prosthodontics Research Group
Organizers: Yu Zhang (New York University, New York City, USA); Ana Karina Barbieri Bedran-Russo (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA); Asbjorn Jokstad (University of Toronto, Canada)

Radiation Risks from Head and Neck Imaging – Periapicals to CT
Sponsored by: Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research, and Diagnostic Sciences Group
Organizer: John Ludlow (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA)

Tales from the “Bony Crypt”: Molecules, Genes and Proteins Controlling Tooth Development, Eruption and Drift
Sponsored by: Craniofacial Biology, Mineralized Tissue, and Pulp Biology and Regeneration Groups
Organizer: David Covell (Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, USA)

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 10:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

Oral Fluids Should Have Ethical and Legal Considerations like Blood
Sponsored by: Salivary Research Group
Organizer: Sudeshni Naidoo (University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa)

Pulp Defense and Regeneration
Sponsored by: Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group
Organizer: Kerstin Galler (University of Regensburg, Germany)

The Interaction Between the Oral Biofilm and Dental Restorative Composites
Sponsored by: Dental Materials Group
Organizers: James L. Drummond (NIH/DHHS, Bethesda, Md. USA); Ana Karina Barbieri Bedran-Russo (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)

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