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Two sessions offered about
Oral Health Care for Pregnant & Breastfeeding Women

presented by:
Sangeeta Gajendra, DDS, MPH, MS
Associate Professor, Clinical Chief
Community Dentistry & Oral Disease Prevention
Eastman Institute for Oral Health, UR Medicine

Choose one of  two in-person sessions

September 11, 12:00-1:30 pm – 1W-502 Collins & Wilson Classroom 
September 21, 12:00-1:30 pm -  1W-502 Collins & Wilson Classroom

1 CME/CDE will be given for attending

Lunch and parking will be provided for both sessions

Dietary restrictions are requested during the on-line registration

Space is limited so register early at


For additional information, contact:  Carletta D. Carter  or 585-273-3757


Eastman Institute for Oral Health Centennial Celebration

“The Future Starts Now” Scientific Symposium

June 9-10, 2017

Location--University of Rochester Medical Center/Eastman Institute for Oral Health
Program Overview
The University of Rochester Eastman Institute for Oral Health (EIOH) is celebrating 100 years of research, education, patient care, and community service!  Join us for a multidisciplinary scientific symposium focusing on the future of dental and craniofacial research, dental education, and clinical and community care.  The two-day event will include a reception on Friday afternoon in honor of our long-term collaboration with other international dental centers, particularly the European Eastman Dental Institutions. The celebration will conclude with our Centennial Gala at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. 

The Future Starts Now Plenary Session

Keynote: Charles P. Friedman, Ph.D., Josiah Macy Jr. Professor of Medical Education, Chair of the Department of Learning Health Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School

Presenters: Martha Somerman, D.D.S., Ph.D., Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research; Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H., President and CEO, American Dental Education Association; Nancy M. Bennett, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Director of  the Center for Community Health, Co-director of the Clinical & Translational Science  Institute, University of Rochester Medical Center

Friday - June 9 - Morning Parallel Sessions - Implants, Caries Prevention & Community Health, Oral Biosciences, Arts & Culture

Implants--Presenters:  David Cochran, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Dennis P. Tarnow, D.D.S.
Caries Prevention & Community Health- Presenters: Michel Koo, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.; John Featherstone, Ph.D.; Domenick Zero,   D.D.S., M.S.; Brian Clarkson, B.C.H.D., L.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Oral Biosciences -- Presenters: Robert J. Genco, Ph.D., D.D.S.; Robert A. Burne, Ph.D.; Frank Scannapieco, Ph.D.   Floyd Dewhirst, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Arts & Culture--Presenters: Ms. Tiffany Staropoli; Ms. Lynne Feldman; John Covach, B.Mus., M.Mus., Ph.D.

Afternoon Parallel Sessions - Esthetics, Practice Based Research, New Devices, Technology and Medications, Financial & Legacy Planning for the Future
Esthetics - Presenters: Marcos Vargas, B.D.B., D.D.S., M.S., Galip Gürel, D.D.S.

Practice-Based Research -Presenters: Sonia Makhija, D.D.S., M.P.H.; Walter J. Psoter, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Cyril Meyerowitz, D.D.S., M.S.; Dorota Kopycka-Kedzierawski, D.D.S., M.P.H.

New Devices, Technology, and Medications - Presenters: Craig S. Miller, D.M.D., M.S.; Brian O’Connell, D.M.D., Ph.D.; Domenick Zero, D.D.S., M.S.; Michael Pharoah, B.Sc., M.Sc.

Financial & Legacy Planning for the Future -Presenters: Mark E. Kluge, C.L.U., C.A.P., A.E.P.; Sherman F. Levey, J.D.

All Day -AADR Poster Session

4:30 p.m. - Eastman International Reception

Saturday, June 10

The Patient’s Perspective Plenary Session - Presenter: Ms. Eva Grazyel

Morning Parallel Sessions - Prosthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orofacial Pain, Center for Oral Biology, Implant versus Root Canal: How Do We Make the Right Decision?, Zirconia, Lithium Disilicate (emax), PFM or Metal Restoration: How to Choose Material and Cement!

Prosthodontics-Presenters:  Ricardo Mitrani, D.D.S., M.S.D.; Carlo Marinello, D.D.S., M.S.; Carlo Poggio, D.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D.

Implant versus Root Canal: How Do We Make the Right Decision? -Presenters: Peter Z. Tawil, D.D.S., M.S.; Mohamed I Fayad, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.; Robert Durand, D.M.D., M.S.; Filippo Cangini, D.D.S., M.S.; Yu Mao, D.D.S., M.S.,Ph.D.; Luis C. Paras Fernandez, D.D.S.; Georgios Romanos, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Zirconia, Lithium Disilicate (e.max), PFM, or Metal Restoration: How to Choose Material and  Cement! --Presenters: Amirali A. Zandinejad, D.D.S., M.Sc.; C. Edgar Davila, D.D.S., M.S., C.D.T.; Marcos Vargas, B.D.B., D.D.S., M.S.; Ram Vaderhobli, D.D.S., M.S.; Alfonso Pineyro, D.D.S.

Center for Oral Biology - Presenters: Charles A. Thornton, M.D.; Timothy D. Dye, Ph.D.; Douglas Stuart Portman, Ph.D.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery -Presenters: Stephanie Drew, D.M.D.; Chuan-Bin Guo, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Antonia Kolokythas, D.D.S., M.Sc.

Orofacial Pain -Presenters: Gary M. Heir, D.M.D.; Ross H. Tallents, D.D.S.; José Luis de la Hoz Aizpurúa, M.D., D.D.S., M.S.

Afternoon Parallel Sessions: Periodontics, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Oral medicine, Community Dentistry

Periodontics--Presenter: Sandro Cortellini, M.D., D.D.S.
Orthodontics-Presenters: Larry M. Wolford, D.M.D.; Rolf G. Behrents, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Pediatric Dentistry--Presenters: Anne O’Connell, B.A., B.Dent., M.S.; Jeffrey M. Karp, D.M.D., M.S.; Martin Curzon, B.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.; Bernadette Drummond, B.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Oral Medicine--Presenters: Ms. Eva Grayzel; Craig S. Miller, D.M.D., M.S.; Stephen Porter, B.Sc., Ph.D., M.D.
Community Dentistry-Presenters: Ronald J. Billings, D.D.S., M.S.D.; Buddhi Shrestha, D.D.S., M.S.; A. Dirk Hightower, Ph.D.; Jayanth V. Kumar, D.D.S., M.P.H.; Dionne Richardson, D.D.S., M.P.H.; Dolores A. Cottrell, D.D.S., M.S.H.A.

All Day -AADR Poster Session

Continuing Dental Education Credits: 10

The University of Rochester Eastman Institute for Oral Health has been designated as an approved sponsor by the New York State constituent of the Academy of General Dentistry and the ADA.  ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

June 11, 2017
Eastman Centennial Cup

Winner: Sweden 6 - 3

Teams will be formed from current residents, faculty, staff and several sporting alumni! Spectators are welcome to come cheer and witness this annual rivalry between Sweden (predominantly Gen Den/Comm Den) and Italy (Pros, Perio, Ortho, TMJ, OFP,OM, OMFS).

10:45 am              Game time: two 35 minute halves with 10 minute halftime

12:15 pm              Presentation of the EIOH Centennial Cup followed immediately by a Picnic lunch

Monday June 12, 2017
So, You Want to Publish? Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Identifying and Choosing the "Right" Publication
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
CE: 2-7544

Presented by" Linda Hasman, MSLS, CTSI Liaison Services Librarian; Karen Liljequist, MLIS, AHIP, Liaison Program Manager; Ann Marie White, EdD, Assoc. Prof, Psychiatry Dept. and Center for Community Health; Mary carey,, PhD, RN, CNS, Assoc. Prof., Director of clinical Nursing Research Center Health; Fawad Javed, BDS, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Eastman Institute for Oral Health

To Register: Contact Nina Koski