32nd Annual Clinic and Research Day Features Keynote Presentation on Genomics and Precision Oral Health Care

32nd Annual Clinic and Research Day Features Keynote Presentation on Genomics and Precision Oral Health Care

Get the latest update on dental sciences at the 32nd annual Clinic and Research Day, set for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, the only dental school in Chicago.  The event will take on the appearance of a national dental meeting and coincides with the Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., focuses on student and postgrad research presentations, will include faculty research, and features a nationally known keynote speaker. Continuing Education credit will be available for attending the poster and keynote presentations.

Get more details on the event page


 “Our students, postgraduates, and faculty members will present approximately 100 posters highlighting their current research,” said Dr. Linda Kaste, professor, Pediatric Dentistry, and chair of the 2019 Clinic and Research Day Committee. “They cover a wide range of topics in the basic, clinical, translational and public health sciences. Predoctoral, postgraduate, and graduate students will be competing for awards. Additionally, postdoctoral fellows, research staff and faculty members will share their research accomplishments.”

Kimon-Davaris.jpgKeynote speaker will be Dr. Kimon Divaris, associate professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Department of Epidemiology, School of Dentistry and Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina. His talk will be, “Scientific Advances Transforming Dentistry towards Precision Oral Health and Care.”

Divaris’s research focus is on proximal and distal determinants of oral health and disease, ranging from genomics of oral health traits and behavioral sciences to health disparities and dental education.

“There will be research presentations, vendors’ exhibits, and networking," Kaste continued. “In addition to the College of Dentistry community, our colleagues from other health care professions and anyone interested in dental research are welcome to attend to learn more about scientific activities at the college.  We also are interested in volunteers to help judge the students’ and residents’ presentations, as well as to assist with logistics at the event.” 

A member of the UIC Dental Alumni Association Board of Directors said, “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. The professionalism of the student researchers is astonishing.”

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

For information about attending, Continuing Education, or exhibiting at or sponsoring the UIC College of Dentistry Clinic and Research Day, contact Amsa Ramachandran at (312) 413-1160 or aramach@uic.edu or visit the event page