Emerging Science in Oral Health — From the Research Labs to the Clinic (2160) will take place from 11 a.m.-noon Oct. 12 in the Mandalay Bay South Convention Center, Jasmine A.
Moderated by Michelle Hoffman, vice president of publishing for the ADA, the panel will include Tim Wright, D.D.S., editor-in-chief of JADA and Bawden Distinguished Professor in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry; Jack L. Ferracane, Ph.D., editor-in-chief of JADA Foundational Science and professor and chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry and director of the Division of Biomaterials and Biomechanics at Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry in Portland, Oregon; Hatice Hasturk, D.D.S., Ph.D., winner of the 2021 Ross Award and director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Research at the Forsyth Institute; and Laurie K. McCauley, D.D.S., Ph.D., winner of the 2020 Ross Award and dean of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
"We are very fortunate to have eminent researchers Drs. McCauley and Hasturk share their thoughts on the scientific findings that they think could change clinical practice in the future. And who better to guide that discussion than Drs. Wright and Ferracane?" Ms. Hoffman said. "The ideas presented at this panel offer just a preview of the innovations and clinical advances the editors expect to present in JADA and JADA Foundational Science."
"It is exciting to have such a great lineup for the emerging science panel to discuss new directions in oral health care and the science that is and will continue to transform dentistry," Dr. Wright said. "I hope attendees will join this session and take advantage of this unique opportunity to engage the panel as they explore discoveries that are helping shape and change oral health care."
Topics the panel will address include augmented intelligence, tissue regeneration, biosensors and more.
The panel is worth one hour of continuing education credit. It is included in SmileCon's Platinum Smile Pass, SmilePass and Dental Central Pass.
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