The College will take on the appearance of a national dental meeting all day, as the event will run from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and focus on student research presentations, Critically Appraised Topic competitions based on actual cases, and an internationally known keynote speaker.
Dr. Jeffrey Ebersole, current President of the American Association for Dental Research, the Alvin L. Morris Professor of Oral Health Research, Director of the Center for oral Health Research, and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, will be the keynote speaker. He will speak on “Salivary Biodiagnostics in Oral and Systemic Diseases.”
“Our students and fellows will present 100-plus posters highlighting their current research,” said Dr. Phillip T. Marucha, Associate Dean for Research at the UIC College of Dentistry. “They cover a wide range of topics in the basic, behavioral, clinical, and applied sciences. Predoctoral, postgraduate, and graduate students; postdoctoral fellows; and their faculty mentors will be competing for awards in a number of categories.”
At the UIC College of Dentistry faculty, postgraduates, and students conduct a wide range of research activities, from basic research, public health and prevention, and the development of best practices in dentistry, to the creation of techniques and technology that will allow teeth to be regenerated in adults. Research occurs at the College from the ‘bench to the bedside’—from the laboratory to treatment of patients. Clinic and Research Day allows the postgraduates, students, and their faculty mentors to share their research with the dental and medical communities.
Also featured will be “CaseCAT” (Critically Appraised Topic) competitions, featuring actual cases that exemplify aspects of dentistry combined with critically appraised topics that summarize individual research.
“There will be dental products and services vendors’ exhibits and events planned just for fun, too," Dr. Marucha continued. “Dentists, students, other medical personnel, and those interested in research and vendors’ exhibits are welcome.”
Events will wrap up with presentations of awards in a variety of categories.
Commercial enterprises are welcome to participate as exhibitors, sponsors, or both. Exhibitors will be provided display space. For information about exhibiting, visit the website www.go.uic.edu/
Continuing Education credit will be awarded for attending a selected number of poster presentations and the keynote presentation. For additional information about CE or about the Clinic and Research Day event, contact Long.
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The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry grants the DMD degree and various specialty degrees in dentistry, and also provides general and specialty oral healthcare to patients.