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Distinguished Lecture Series Speakers
Keynote Addresses




Thursday, July 22, 2021

Marie A. Bernard

National Institutes of Health National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Md., USA
NIH’s Scientific Approach to Inclusive Excellence




Friday, July 23, 2021

Joseph M. DeSimone

Stanford University, Calif., USA
“Digital Transformation in Manufacturing to Improve Oral Health”


Saturday, July 24, 2021

Kate Pickett

University of York, England
“Inequality Bites: Structural Causes of Inequalities in Wellbeing”


Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research

Impact of Acculturation and Children’s Dental Services Utilization in the United States
Christopher Okunseri (Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisc., USA)

Trying to Reduce Inequalities in Dental Services and Systems
Rebecca Harris (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom)

Clinical and Translational Science Network

Translational and Clinical Research at the IADR: Our History and Future
Paul C. Dechow (Texas A&M University, College Station, USA)

Craniofacial Biology

What Really Recovers When the Botox Wears Off?
Susan Herring (University of Washington, Seattle, USA)


Dental Materials 

Wear and Abrasive Behavior of CAD/CAM Ceramic Materials
Marina da Rosa Kaizer (New York University, N.Y., USA)

New Uses of Methacrylates and Alternative Monomers in Dental Materials
Jeffrey Stansbury (University of Colorado, Aurora, USA)

Smart Biomaterials to Prevent Oral Biofilms and Dental Disease: Challenges and Recent Advances
Santiago Orrego (Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa., USA)

Graphene for Advanced Dental Materials and Craniofacial Tissue Engineering
Vinicius Rosa (National University of Singapore)

How to Improve Bond Longevity
Lorenzo Breschi (University of Bologna, Italy)

Bone Tissue Engineering for the Next Centennial: Where we Were, Are and Now Going
Paulo G. Coelho (New York University, N.Y., USA)    

Materials Design for Periodontal Regeneration
Thomas G. Diekwisch (Texas A&M University, College Station, USA)

Update on Ultrasonics for Surgery and Implant Maintenance in Dentistry
Damien Walmsley and Nina Vyas (University of Birmingham, England)

The Blue Light Hazard: How Worried Should We Be?
Jack Ferracane (Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, USA) and Richard Price (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)

Color Research: Bench to Chairside
Razvab Ghinea (The University of Granada, Spain)

Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network

Taking Action on Oral Health Inequalities: The Importance of Alliances
David Williams (Queen Mary University of London, England)
Wednesday, March 18, 1:30 p.m. 


Decrypting the Coincidental & the Causal Roles of Comorbidities in Dental Sleep Medicine: Overview and New Avenues
Gilles Lavigne (Université de Montréal, Quebec, Canada)

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

A Patient-centered Approach to Regenerative Reconstruction and Oral Rehabilitation of Patients Sustaining Orofacial Injuries
Anh Le (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)

Oral Health Research

A Century of Prevention: Where Are We Going Next?
Deborah Lyle (Water Pik, Inc., Fort Collins, Colo., USA)

Periodontal Research 

Should Antibiotics Be Rationed in Periodontics? If yes, How?
Andrea Mombelli (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Translational Research in Regenerative Periodontal Therapy: From the Lab to the Clinic
Anton Sculean (University of Berne, Switzerland)

Pulp Biology and Regeneration

Epigenetic Therapeutics: Targeting Histone Acetylation in the Dentine-pulp Complex
Hal Duncan (Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College, Ireland)

Salivary Research

Aquaporin Gene Therapy for Radiation Induced Parotid Gland Hypofunction 
Michael Brennan (Atrium Health, Charlotte, N.C., USA)