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ADA launches new science podcasts

July 14, 2014

By Jean Williams

A new podcast series focusing on scientific topics launched this month on the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry website.

Dr. Robert Weyant, professor and chair of the Department of Dental Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, hosts the ADA Science Podcasts. Though the EBD Center produces the podcasts, the series won't solely focus on EBD, Dr. Weyant said.

"EBD will definitely be a topic of great interest, but we would like to cover all topics in the dental sciences.   We also realize that in large part, our audience will consist of busy dentists who we think will enjoy hearing about interesting areas of dental sciences presented in an entertaining and easy to access format, " he said.

Aside from EBD, the series features guests addressing various elements of science in dentistry, including critical thinking, clinical relevance, state-of-the-art science and more. The podcasts aim to appeal to dental health professionals and dentists in clinical settings, research and academia.


Dr. Weyant in a moment of levity as he prepares to record a new podcast episode on genetics with Dr. Thomas Hart.
Upcoming podcasts will feature Drs. Timothy DeRouen, president of the American Association for Dental Research, and Christopher Fox, executive director of the International Association for Dental Research, on dental research; Dr. Martha Somerman, director of the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research, on NIDCR; Dr. Edmond Truelove, chair of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, on the CSA; and Dr. Thomas Hart, co-chair of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, on genetics.

The EBD Center plans to add new podcasts every two weeks. The option for listeners to subscribe through the Apple iTunes store also is in the works.

To access the podcasts, visit ebd.ada.org and click the Education tab, and then look for the ADA Science Podcasts on the left and click.