• November 18, 2016
UIC College of Dentistry Clinic and Research Day

Get the latest dental knowledge at the 30th annual Clinic and Research Day, set for Thursday, March 2, 2017, at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, which will take on the appearance of a national dental meeting.

Instead of starting in the morning as in the past, the event will run from noon to 6:30 p.m. and focus on student research presentations, Critically Appraised Topics competitions based on actual cases, and feature a nationally known keynote speaker. Continuing Education credit will be available for attending the poster presentation and the keynote presentation.

 “Our students and fellows will present approximately 100 posters highlighting their current research,” said Dr. Lyndon Cooper, Associate Dean for Research at the UIC College of Dentistry. “They cover a wide range of topics in the basic, behavioral, clinical, and applied sciences. Predoctoral, postgraduate, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and their faculty mentors will be competing for awards in a number of categories.”

At the College, faculty, postgraduates, and students conduct a wide range of research activities, from basic research, public health and prevention, and the development of best practices in dentistry, to the creation of techniques and technology that will allow teeth to be regenerated in adults. Research occurs at the College from the “bench to the chairside” (and the reverse)—to accelerate diagnostic and interventional therapies for College patients. Clinic and Research Day allows the postgraduates, students, and their faculty mentors to share their research with the dental and medical communities.

Keynote speaker will be Dr. William Maixner, Professor in Anesthesiology and Director, Center for Translational Pain Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine. His talk will be, “Unravelling TMD and Complex Persistent Pain Conditions – Lessons Learned from OPPERA” (Orofacial Pain Prospective Evaluation and Risk Assessment).

Dr. Maixner’s primary research focus is on biological, environmental, and genetic factors involved in pain transmission and modulation.

Also featured will be “CaseCAT” (Critically Appraised Topics) competitions, featuring actual cases that exemplify unique and interesting aspects of dental practice combined with critically appraised literature reviews relevant those cases.

“There will be dental products and services, vendors’ exhibits, and events planned just for fun, too," Dr. Cooper continued. “Dentists, students, postgraduates, residents, our medical colleagues, and those interested in research and the vendors’ exhibits are welcome to attend.” 

Dr. James Izzo is a member of the UIC Dental Alumni Association Board of Directors and served as a judge at the 2015 and 2016 Clinic and Research Day competitions.

“I think I learned more in one Clinic and Research Day than I did in all the Continuing Education courses I’ve taken over the years,” Dr. Izzo said.

“The professionalism of the student researchers is astonishing. The presenters knew their stuff—they offered in-depth knowledge about the research they performed and discussed it very thoroughly and articulately,” Dr. Izzo added.

“There also was a broad range of research—everything from scientific applications to sociological studies. At Clinic and Research Day, you can learn about the latest research even before it makes it to the scientific journals. I highly recommend coming to Clinic and Research Day,” Dr. Izzo concluded.

Commercial enterprises are welcome to participate as exhibitors, sponsors, or both. Exhibitors will be provided display space.

For information about attending, Continuing Education, or exhibiting at or sponsoring Clinic and Research Day, contact Virginia Buglio at (312) 996-1027 or vbuglio@uic.edu . 


Clinic and Research Day

Celebrating and Sharing Research Achievement in Oral Sciences

The College of Dentistry's annual Clinic and Research Day provides a forum for students, postgrads, and research staff to present research achievements to the members of the College and larger research community. Additionally, Clinic and Research Day offers Continuing Education credit opportunities, dental products and service exhibits, a keynote lecture and student awards. Also featured will be CaseCAT (Critically Appraised Topics) competitions, featuring actual cases that exemplify unique and interesting aspects of dental practice combined with critically appraised literature reviews relevant to those cases.


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