U of IL at Chicago College of Dentistry Clinic and Research Day Scheduled

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry’s Clinic and Research Day is scheduled for Thursday, March 3, 2016.
By: UIC College of Dentistry
Students will receive awards for top research at Clinic and Research Day.
Students will receive awards for top research at Clinic and Research Day.
CHICAGO - Oct. 12, 2015 - PRLog -- Get the latest dental knowledge at the 29th annual Clinic and Research Day, set for Thursday, March 3, 2016, at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, which will take on the appearance of a national dental meeting all day.

The event will run from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and focus on student research presentations, Critically Appraised Topics competitions based on actual cases, and feature a nationally known keynote speaker. Continuing Education credit will be available for attending the poster presentation and the keynote presentation.

“Our students and fellows will present approximately 100posters highlighting their current research,” said Dr. David L. Crowe, Professor of Periodontics and Chair of the Clinic and Research Day Committee at the UIC College of Dentistry. “They cover a wide range of topics in the basic, behavioral, clinical, and applied sciences. Predoctoral, postgraduate, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and their faculty mentors will be competing for awards in a number of categories.”

At the College, 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 chairside” (and the reverse)—to accelerate diagnostic and interventional therapies for College patients. Clinic and Research Day allows the postgraduates, students, and their faculty mentors to share their research with the dental and medical communities.

Keynote speaker will be Dr. Lyndon F. Cooper, Associate Dean for Research and Head of the Department of Oral Biology at the College, whose talk will be “Environmental Control of Stem Cell Fate for Regeneration in Dental Therapy.” A Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics (ACP), Dr. Cooper is a former ACP President and received the ACP’s 2004 Clinician/Researcher Award. He also was named the recipient of the 2009 International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award for Prosthodontics and Implantology.

Also featured will be “CaseCAT” (Critically Appraised Topics) competitions, featuring actual cases that exemplify unique and interesting aspects of dental practice combined with critically appraised literature reviews relevant those cases.

“There will be dental products and services, vendors’ exhibits, and events planned just for fun, too," Dr. Crowe continued. “Dentists, students, postgraduates, residents, our medical colleagues, and those interested in research and the vendors’ exhibits are welcome to attend.”

Events will wrap up with presentations of awards in a variety of categories.

Dr. James Izzo is a member of the UIC Dental Alumni Association Board of Directors and served as a judge at the 2015 Clinic and Research Day competition.

         “I think I learned more in one Clinic and Research Day than I did in all the Continuing Education courses I’ve taken over the years,” Dr. Izzo said. “I was supposed to judge four research posters, but I ended up looking at all of them. The content was incredible.

         “The professionalism of the student researchers is astonishing. The presenters knew their stuff—they offered in-depth knowledge about the research they performed and discussed it very thoroughly and articulately,” Dr. Izzo added.

         “There also was a broad range of research—everything from scientific applications to sociological studies. At Clinic and Research Day, you can learn about the latest research even before it makes it to the scientific journals. I highly recommend coming to Clinic and Research Day,” Dr. Izzo concluded.

Commercial enterprises are welcome to participate as exhibitors, sponsors, or both. Exhibitors will be provided display space.

For information about attending, Continuing Education, or exhibiting at or sponsoring Clinic and Research Day, contact Virginia Buglio at (312) 996-1027 or vbuglio@uic.edu. or log on to http://dentistry.uic.edu/departments/research/clinic_day/.

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