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The Future Starts Now Scientific Symposium

Future Starts Now

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The Future Starts Now symposium featured world renowned speakers, and focused on the future in dental and craniofacial research, dental education, and clinical and community care.

We hosted a reception for our Eastman International colleagues. The second day concluded with a fabulous Gala celebration!

 

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Keynote Speaker

 

Charles FriedmanCharles Friedman, PhD

Dr. Friedman is the Josiah Macy Jr. Professor of Medical Education and Chair of the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School

Dr. Friedman’s department is a “first in the nation” medical school academic department dedicated to the sciences of learning at all levels from scale: from learning by individuals, to learning by teams and organizations, and learning by ultra-large scale systems such as entire nations.

Other Featured Speakers

Martha Somerman, D.D.S., Ph.D.Dr. Martha Somerman

Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
Received Certificate in Periodontology from Eastman Dental in 1978 and PhD from UR in Pharmacology & Toxicology in1980

NIDCR: Guiding the Future of Oral Health Research and Innovation
NIDCR-supported basic research provides an important foundation from which the development of many therapeutics and products emerge. Dr. Somerman will highlight exciting new dental, oral and craniofacial research results, tools and technology developments, and NIDCR’s efforts to address public health concerns. Looking to the future, NIDCR is implementing a long-term visioning initiative – called ‘NIDCR 2030’ – to engage the community and generate ideas on how to achieve innovative research and workforce goals by year 2030. This initiative will spur NIDCR to develop innovative research areas and promote emerging science while encouraging the public to participate in guiding NIDCR’s future research directions.

Richard V.Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H.

President and CEO, American Dental Education Association (ADEA)

Preparing Graduates in 2017 for Practice Through 2060
The dental residents and students who graduate in 2017 will be in practice until 2060. How are dental educators preparing these graduates for a lifetime of practice that will be much different than it is today?  This presentation will look into that uncertain future and describe ways in which the dental education community is preparing this year’s graduates to thrive in it.

Eva G.Eva Grayzel

Speaker, Six-Step Screening
Tongue-Tied: A Story NOT Silenced by Oral Cancer
One American dies every hour of every day from oral cancer.  Eva came close to being one in this statistic.  The details of her delayed diagnosis, intensive treatment and residual side effects bring to life a real patient story, driving home the importance of effective communication and patient education.  Putting a face to the disease, Eva inspires audiences with her firsthand account of hardships unanticipated and overcome; courage unknown and discovered; a mother’s love tested and triumphant.  Audiences don’t just hear her story, they experience it.

BennetNancy M. Bennett, M.D., M.S.

Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences
Director, Center for Community Health
Co-director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Academic Health Centers and Their Communities: The Time is Now!
The role of academic health centers is rapidly evolving because of the increasing focus on population health and the social determinant of health. We will discuss the key elements of service to communities and how these link to the population health priorities of academic health centers.

PerlmanSteve Perlman, D.D.S., M.Sc.D., D.H.L. (Hon)

Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, Boston University School of Dental Medicine
Global Dental Advisor, Special Olympics International

HoldenMatthew Holder, M.D., M.B.A.

CEO, Lee Specialty Clinic
President Emeritus, American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry
Global Medical Advisor, Special Olympics, Inc.
President, Council on Developmental Disabilities
Immediate Past President, Special Olympics Kentucky
Vice-Chairman, Cedar Lake Lodge
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Exceptional Parent Magazine

Dental Leadership in the Interdisciplinary Care of Patients with Intellectual Disabilities
This presentation will focus on how leaders in the field of dentistry for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities have not only changed the quality of care being delivered within the dental profession, but also how this effort has led to education and delivery improvements across multiple healthcare disciplines in the United States and around the world.

 

Full List of Symposium Faculty & Speakers

Rolf G. Behrents, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., Ph.D.(Hon)
Johnston Professor of Orthodontics
Orthodontic Program Director
Editor-in-Chief, AJO-DO
Saint Louis University

Nancy M. Bennett, M.D., M.S.
Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences
Director, Center for Community Health
Co-director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Ronald J. Billings, D.D.S., M.S.D.
Professor and Director Emeritus
Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Alf Bunes, D.M.D.
Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Robert A. Burne, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Oral Biology
Associate Dean for Research
University of Florida College of Dentistry

William R. Calnon, D.D.S.
Professor and Former Interim Director, Eastman Institute for Oral Health
President, Eastman Dental Foundation Board
President and Interim Executive Director, ADA Foundation

Filippo Cangini, D.D.S., M.S.
Pleasant Hill Smiles Dentistry

Jack Caton, D.D.S., M.S.
Professor, Program Director and Chair, Division of Periodontology
Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Brian H. Clarkson, B.Ch.D., L.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics
University of Michigan School of Dentistry

David L. Cochran, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., M.M.Sci.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Periodontics
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, School of Dentistry

Pierpaolo (Sandro) Cortellini, M.D., D.D.S.
ERGOPerio

Dolores A. Cottrell, D.D.S., M.S.H.A.
Executive Secretary
N.Y.S. Boards for Dentistry, Optometry and Chiropractic

John Covach, B.Mus., M.Mus., Ph.D.
Professor of Music Theory
Director, Institute for Popular Music
Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professor and Chair, The College Department of Music
Eastman School of Music

Martin Curzon, B.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., F.R.C.D.(C), F.D.S. R.C.S.(Eng), D.Sc.
Emeritus Professor of Child Dental Health

C. Edgar Davila, D.D.S., M.S., C.D.T., F.A.C.P.
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics, American Board of Oral Implantology and Implant Dentistry
Tampa Advanced Dental Solutions

José Luis de la Hoz, M.D., D.D.S., M.S.
Professor and Coordinator, Master Program in Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain
School of Medicine, Universidad San Pablo CEU

Floyd Dewhirst, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Senior Member of the Staff, Department of Microbiology, The Forsyth Institute
Professor, Department of Oral and Developmental Biology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Stephanie Drew, D.M.D.
The New York Center for Orthognathic & Maxillofacial Surgery

Bernadette Drummond, B.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., F.R.A.C.D.S.
Professor and Head of Discipline of Paediatic Dentistry
University of Otago

Robert Durand, D.M.D., M.S., F.R.C.D.(C)
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
Associate Professor, Periodontics Division, Department of Oral Health
Université de Montréal

Timothy D. Dye, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Chair for Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Rochester Medical Center

Sharon Elad, D.M.D., M.Sc.
Professor and Chair, Department of Oral Medicine
Clinical Chief, Hospital General Dentistry
Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Eli Eliav, D.M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Eastman Institute for Oral Health
Vice Dean for Oral Health, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Carlo Ercoli, D.D.S.
Professor, Program Director and Chair, Division of Prosthodontics
Eastman Institute for Oral Health

John Featherstone, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Dean and Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences
University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry

Ms. Lynne Feldman
Artist

Marco Ferrari, M.D., D.M.D., Ph.D.
Dipartimento di Biotecnologie Mediche
Università di Siena

Christopher H. Fox, D.M.D., D.M.Sc.
Executive Director
International & American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR)

Charles P. Friedman, Ph.D.
Josiah Macy Jr. Professor of Medical Education
Chair, Department of Learning Health Sciences
Professor of Information and Public Health
University of Michigan Medical School

Sangeeta Gajendra, D.D.S., M.P.H., M.S.
Associate Professor and Clinical Chief, Department of Community Dentistry
Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Robert J. Genco, D.D.S., Ph.D.
SUNY Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology and Microbiology and Immunology
Director, UB Microbiome Center
University at Buffalo School

Ms. Eva Grayzel
Motivational Speaker
Six-Step Screening

Gary M. Heir, D.M.D.
Clinical Professor
Program and Clinical Director, Center for Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

A. Dirk Hightower, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Children’s Institute

Matthew Holder, M.D., M.B.A.
CEO, Lee Specialty Clinic
President Emeritus, American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry
Global Medical Advisor, Special Olympics, Inc.
President, Council on Developmental Disabilities
Immediate Past President, Special Olympics Kentucky
Vice-Chairman, Cedar Lake Lodge
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Exceptional Parent Magazine

Jeffrey M. Karp, D.M.D., M.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences
Director, Pediatric Residency Program
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

Mark E. Kluge, C.L.U., C.A.P., A.E.P.
Partner
BlueMark Advisors

Antonia Kolokythas, D.D.S., M.Sc.
Associate Professor, Program Director and Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Michel Koo, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Division of Pediatric Dentistry & Community Oral Health
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Dorota Kopycka-Kedzierawski, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Associate Professor
Deputy Director, Northeast Region, National Dental P.B.R.N.
Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Sherman F. Levey, J.D.
Of Counsel
Boylan Code, L.L.P.

David Levy, D.M.D., M.S.
Medical Director, Article 28, Eastman Dental Center
Chief Quality Officer, Dentistry
Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry
Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Allan Lurie, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
UCONN Health

Sonia K. Makhija, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Department of Clinical and Community Sciences, Division of Behavioral and Population Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Hans Malmstrom, D.D.S.
Professor, Program Director and Chair, Division of General Dentistry
Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Yu Mao, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
My Dental, L.L.C.

Carlo P. Marinello, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
University of Basel

Sean McLaren, D.D.S.
Assistant Professor, Program Director and Chair, Division of Pediatric Dentistry
Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Cyril Meyerowitz, D.D.S., M.S.
Professor and Director Emeritus, Eastman Institute for Oral Health
Director, Northeast Region, National Dental P.B.R.N.

Craig S. Miller, D.M.D., M.S.
Professor and Chief, Division of Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology
University of Kentucky Health Care

Ricardo Mitrani, D.D.S., M.S.D.
Spear Education

Anne C. O’Connell, B.A., B.Dent., M.S.
Associate Professor/Consultant Paediatric Dentistry
Head, Division of Public and Child Dental Health
Dublin Dental School

Brian O’Connell, D.M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Dental Science & Dean for Dental Affairs
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin Dental School

Luis C. Paras Fernandez, D.D.S.
Querétaro, Mexico

Steve Perlman, D.D.S., M.Sc.D., D.H.L. (Hon)
Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, Boston University School of Dental Medicine
Global Dental Advisor, Special Olympics International

Alfonso Pineyro, D.D.S.
Monroe Family Dentistry

Carlo Poggio, D.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D.
Studio Associato Poggio

Stephen Porter, B.Sc., B.D.S., M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., M.D., F.D.S. R.C.S.(Eng), F.D.S. R.C.S.(Edin), F.H.E.A.
Institute Director and Professor of Oral Medicine
UCL Eastman Dental Institute

Douglas Stuart Portman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Genetics and Center for Neural Development and Disease
University of Rochester Medical Center

Walter J. Psoter, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Robert G. Quivey, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Director, Center for Oral Biology
Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Dionne J. Richardson, D.D.S., M.P.H.
State Dental Director/Title V Program
New York State Department of Health

Georgios Romanos, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Periodontology
Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine

P. Emile Rossouw, B.Sc., B.Ch.D. (Dent), B.Ch.D.-Hons (Child Dent), M.Ch.D. (Ortho), Ph.D., F.R.C.D.(C)
Professor, Program Director and Chairman, Division of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Frank A. Scannapieco, D.M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Oral Biology
University at Buffalo

Buddhi M. Shrestha, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Rochester, New York

Martha J. Somerman, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Director
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research/NIH

Ms. Tiffany Staropoli
Motivational Speaker

Ross H. Tallents, D.D.S.
Professor and Program Director, Orofacial Pain Program
Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Dennis P. Tarnow, D.D.S.
Clinical Professor of Periodontology
Director of Implant Education
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

Peter Z. Tawil, D.D.S., M.S.
Interim Endodontic Graduate Program Director
UNC School of Dentistry

Charles A. Thornton, M.D.
Saunders Family Distinguished Professor in Neuromuscular Research
University of Rochester Medical Center

Ram Vaderhobli, D.D.S., M.S.
Clinical Associate Professor
Director, AEGD Postgraduate Residency Program
Regional Director, Northern California NYU-Langone AEGD
Clinical Director, CAD/CAM Digital Dentistry
UCSF School of Dentistry

Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H.
President and CEO
American Dental Education Association

Marcos Vargas, B.D.B., D.D.S., M.S.
Professor, Department of Family Dentistry
The University of Iowa College of Dentistry

John S. Vorrasi, D.D.S.
Assistant Professor
Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Larry Wolford, D.M.D.
Clinical Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics
Texas A&M University College of Dentistry

Jin Xiao, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Amirali A. Zandinejad, D.D.S., M.Sc.
Assistant Professor
Director of Advanced Education in General Dentistry
Baylor College of Dentistry

Domenick T. Zero, D.D.S., M.S.
Professor, Department of Cariology, Operative Dentistry and Dental Public Health
Director, Oral Health Research Institute
Indiana University School of Dentistry

Educational Grants

To offset expenses associated with the symposium and to minimize attendee registration costs, educational grants have been solicited from various pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

We gratefully acknowledge educational grants from the following groups:

Colgate straumann Razak

Commercial Exhibitors

Pharmaceutical and dental and oral health device companies also have the opportunity to purchase exhibit space at this activity.

 

Companies registered to exhibit at this activity:

Colgate-Palmolive Company

Straumann USA, LLC

Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.

SPEED System Orthodontics

A-dec

Dentsply Sirona

American Orthodontics

Exan Group

Carestream Dental

Rotsaert Dental Laboratory Services Inc.

Rochester Technical Group, Inc.

Hy-Tech Dental Lab

Arieno Dental Laboratory

Zimmer Biomet

ada cerp
The University of Rochester Eastman Institute for Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.  ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual activities or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.  Eastman Institute for Oral Health designates this activity for 10 continuing education credits.