The Midwest Regional Dental Students’ Research Conference brings together student researchers from the dental schools throughout the Midwest. The day consists of speakers, poster presentations, and networking events that allow our students to learn about opportunities outside of their respective colleges. This year, the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry will be hosting this event. In attendance, Dr. Ganss will speak about exciting research in the area of matrix biology and Dr. Richardson will speak about opportunities for involvement in the NIH’s Practice-Based Research Networks. The Midwest Regional Dental Students' Research Conference is a great opportunity for dental students to showcase their research as well as network with fellow dental students researchers, faculty, and members of the AADR.
by Student Research Group at the UIC College of Dentistry
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Research being presented at the 2018 AADR conference in Fort Lauderdale is eligible for presentation at this conference.
Bernhard Ganss, B.SC., M.SC., PH.D.
University of Toronto - Faculty of Dentistry
Vice Dean, Research, Faculty of Dentistry
Professor, Faculty of Dentistry
A member of the Matrix Dynamics research group, Dr. Ganss explores research in bioengineering and biomaterials that tests the regulation of gene transcription, explores the developmental biology of mineralized connective tissue (tooth, bone, cartilage), and seeks molecular genetic strategies for tissue regeneration. His research and clinical specialties include connective and mineralized tissue biology and wound healing.
Peggy A. Richardson, D.D.S., M.S.
Practice Based Research Network Dentist
Board Member, Chicago Dental Society and IL State Dental Society Foundation
Dr. Peggy Richardson has been active in the dental profession for over 20 years. In 1981, she graduated "Magna Cum Laude" from Loyola University of Chicago with a B.S. degree as well as a certificate in dental hygiene. She was employed as a dental hygienist for various dentists in the Chicago area until returning to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry to become a dentist. She earned a B.S. degree in 1995 from UIC and then her Doctor of Dental Science (DDS) degree in 1997.
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