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Genetics in Dentistry

Navigating the Sea of Genomic Data

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Archive: This event took place on October 28 – 29, 2015

ADA Headquarters Building
211 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Registration cost is 295.00 per person. The registration fee includes food and beverage service during breaks and lunch on October 29.

Continuing Education Credits Will Be Available

Attendees will be qualified to receive 10.25 hours of CERP CE.

Key Information

Genomics Conference Information

The ADA, in collaboration with the Task Force on Design and Analysis in Oral Health Research, is hosting a first-of-its-kind meeting in October about current scientific and clinical issues involved in genetic testing, genetic associations with disease, and the scientific expectations for the use of clinical genetics testing in dentistry.

Dental practitioners, researchers, academicians, third party payers, regulatory bodies and leaders of professional dental organizations are encouraged to attend and participate in the conference deliberations.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together renowned expert researchers, clinicians, academicians and stakeholders from dentistry and medicine to provide the scientific and clinical framework to inform and assess the design and analysis of genomic studies of oral diseases. One of the key objectives is to develop a framework for guidance to help implement safe and effective genetics tests leading to improved clinical care and patient oral health outcomes, according to conference co-chairs, Dr. Daniel Meyer, ADA Chief Science Officer, and Dr. Michael Glick, DMD, Professor of Oral Medicine and William M. Feagans Chair, University at Buffalo and editor of The Journal of the American Dental Association, and Dr. Seb Ciancio, Executive Director, Task Force on Design and Analysis in Oral Health Research, Distinguished Service Professor and Chair, Department of Periodontics and Endodontics, University at Buffalo, SUNY. Amongst the distinguished speakers is Dr. John Ioannidis, a professor at Stanford University, who is one of the foremost leaders in genomic/genetic research.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand emerging scientific, clinical and regulatory developments in Genomics
  • Learn about current research on genetic associations and their relationships to risk assessment, disease management and clinical care
  • Understand the scientific basis and clinical indications for implementing genetic tests to improve health outcomes

Important Information and Deadlines:


The Ritz-Carlton Chicago,
160 East Pearson Street at Water Tower Place,
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2308
Tel. 312.266.1000

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel is a short stroll from the ADA headquarters building and is located just off Chicago’s Magnificent Mile in the Gold Coast area. The limited block of rooms is available now. The cutoff date for the room block is Monday, September 21, 2015.


All attendees are responsible for their own travel expenses, including transportation and hotel.

Conference Schedule

  • Wednesday, October 28
  • Thursday, October 29

ADA CERP - Continuing Education Recognition Program

The American Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The ADA designates this activity for 10.25 continuing education credits.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the ADA and the Taskforce on Design and Analysis, Inc.