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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