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Dean's Seminar Series

Overseen by the Office of the Dean and the Office of Research, the Dean's Seminar Series is attended by predoctoral dental students, postdoctoral residents and faculty (who may obtain continuing education credit for their attendance).  This series takes place throughout the academic year.


2013 Schedule

January 31

Dr. André Ritter, D.D.S., M.S.D., M.B.A.

Update on Posterior Direct Composites: Current Uses and Solutions for Common Problems

March 5

Dr. Mark Lyles, M.A., M.S., Ed.S., D.M.D., Ph.D.

Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials & Regenerative Medicine: Thinking outside the Box for Future Biomedical Solutions

October 16 

Dr. Jayanth V. Kumar, D.D.S., M.P.H.

New York State Health Improvement Plan: Prevention Agenda 2013-2017

December 17 

Peter Donnelly, M.S., M.B.A., M.A.

Research Innovation and Commercialization


2012 Schedule

December 7

Dr. Brian Schmidt

The Neurobiology of Oral Cancer Pain


2011 Schedule

March 2

Dr. Pamela Hughes

Update on Sjogren's Syndrome

March 23

Dr. Anthony Volpe

The Role of a Dentist in the Corporate World

September 21

Dr. Ricardo Teles

 The impact of subgingival biofilms on in vivo expression of inflammatory biomarkers

October 21

Dr. Jeffrey Payne

Treatment of periodontitis in postmenopausal osteopenic women with subantimicrobial dose doxycyclin

November 2

Dr. James Sciubba

Socrates Meets Problem-based Learning – The CPC in Student and Resident Teaching

2010 Schedule



Name of Presentation

March  9

Dr. Axel Kirsch

Rehabilitation of the posterir maxilla-hard and soft tissue management around implants

May 24

Dr. Thomas Taylor

Everything is great in the world of Dental Implants, so why am I so worried?

June 15

Dr. Tara Aghaloo

Pathophysiology of Biosphosphonate Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws

September 29

Dr. Kenneth Kornman

Inflammation and Chronic Diseases of Aging: Where does Periodontitis fit in the story?

October 15

Dr. Francisco Villarreal

Cardioprotection by Tetracyclines and Effects of

Combination Therapy 

October 26

Dr. Clark Stanford

Bridging the River, the role of translational research in dental implant therapy 

2009 Schedule



Name of Presentation

March 11

Dr. Michael Glick

The Role of Dentists in Overall Health and Well Being

April 23

Dr. George Hajishengallis

Innate Immunity to P. gingivalis: Effective or Intervention Needed

November 10

Dr. Robert Thompson

Non-Antibiotic Properties of Doxycycline in the Management of Vascular Diseases

November 16

Dr. Scott Kachlany

Leukotoxin from Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans as a therapeutic agent for the treatment of white blood cell diseases (e.g. Leukemia)

December 2

Dr. Richard Ellen

Impact of treponema denticola on cell motility and the cystoskeleton

2008 Schedule



Name of Presentation

April 15

Dr. David Wong

Can spit be the answer to our oral cancer concerns?

May 12

Dr. Domenick Zero

Detection and Management of (Early) Dental Caries

June 30

Dr. Caroline Genco

Mechanisms of Coronary Artery Disease Induced by Oral Infections

July 28

Dr. Thomas Hart

Genetic Studies of Dental Diseases: Research Approaches, Clinical Implications and Applications

September 22

Dr. Dan Fine

Lessons learned from studies of Localized Juvenile Periodontitis: From Caries to SNPs to fusion peptides; From Periodontitis to MIPs to magic markers

October 20

Dr. Alan Lurie

Radiographic Diagnosis of Osteoporosis

November 10

Dr. Steven Offenbacher

Understanding the Role of Oral Inflammation in Periodontal Disease and its Impact on Systemic Health

December 8

Dr. Charles Serhan

A Systems Approach with Inflammatory Exudates Reveals A Novel Genus of Anti-Inflammatory-Pro-Resolving Mediators