The New Oral Biology; Dental Experts Report on Latest Research at American Dental Association National Media Conference in New York
Imagine a world where baby teeth can be banked for stem cells, tooth whiteners can strengthen and remineralize teeth, saliva can have the potential to diagnose “high-impact” diseases and gene therapy can regenerate bony facial tissue. Dental experts gather to report the latest research on these oral health topics at the American Dental Association’s national media conference in New York City.
-- Banking Baby and Wisdom Teeth for Stem Cells -- baby and wisdom teeth are a non-controversial source of stem cells
-- “White with Might” -- new tooth whiteners that also help to heal teeth may soon be available in over-the-counter gels and strips
-- Technology Allows You to “Spit” an Image of Your Health - saliva has the potential to test for “high-impact” diseases such as breast cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, etc.
-- Tissue Engineering: Seeking to Build New Facial Bone - scientists are investigating new approaches to regenerate human facial skin and bone
When: Wednesday, June 8, 2005
8:30 a.m. ET -Registration and continental breakfast
9:15 a.m. ET -Program begins
Where: Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York, N.Y., Fourth Floor, Ziegfeld Room
Who: David Wong, DMD, DMSc, Professor and Associate Dean of Research, UCLA School of Dentistry, Director, Dental Research Institute
Paul H. Krebsbach, DDS, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan
Pamela Gehron Robey, PhD, Chief, Craniofacial and Skeletal Disease Branch, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health
Fred Eichmiller, DDS, Director, American Dental Association Foundation’s Paffenbarger Research Center
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation’s largest dental association, representing more than 152,000 members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public’s health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA’s state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer and professional products. For more information about the ADA, visit the Association’s Web site at http://www.ada.org.
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