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Registration open for diagnostic terminology conference

January 06, 2016 Los Angeles — Registration is open for a conference where dentists can help shape the future of diagnostic terminology in dentistry.

Toward a Diagnosis Driven Profession 2016 is scheduled for 8 a.m. March 19 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live and was developed by researchers from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh. It's being held in conjunction with the annual conference of the American Association of Dental Research.

The goal of the conference is to discuss the adoption of standardized diagnostic terminologies by dental professionals to improve oral health in the United States. Speakers will discuss the usability of diagnostic terminology in the Electronic Health Record and the roles of the International Classification of Diseases and the Systemized Nomenclature of Dentistry (SNODENT).

Speakers include Dr. James Cimino, chief of the Laboratory for Informatics Development at the National Institutes of Health and professor of biomedical informatics at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons; Dr. Dave Preble vice president of the Practice Institute at the American Dental Association; Dr. John Halamka, chief information officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, co-chair of the Health IT Standards Committee and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School; Dr. Bill Kohn, vice president of dental science and policy at Delta Dental Plans Association; and Dr. Lyle McClellan, director of doctor development at Willamette Dental Group.

To register, visit