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.
The Annual Daniel M. Laskin Lectureship is designed to provide attendees with the latest methods and research in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. This year's guest lecturer will be Edward Ellis, III, DDS, MS Professor and Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He will be presenting an informative session on complex 3D planning and sequencing in orthognathic surgery. This is a free event, open to all faculty, residents, students, and practitioners.
The Annual Daniel M. Laskin Lectureship was established in 2009 by Dr. Michael Miloro, Head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, to honor a giant in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Daniel M. Laskin, who served as the Head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Illinois from 1973-1983. This Lectureship is intended to bring an internationally known surgeon, with significant expertise, to the University of Illinois at Chicago in order to expose the UIC community and other health care providers in the city of Chicago to current, state-of-the-art principles and technological advances in patient assessment, diagnosis, and management in a particular area of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
1:30-2:30 Complex 3D Planning and Sequencing in Orthognathic Surgery
2:30-3:00 Break, Refreshments
3:00-4:00 Orthodontic Considerations in Orthognathic Surgery
3.0 hours of CE credits from UIC College of Dentistry
This course is designed for health care sciences faculty, residents, and students; private practice dentists, physicians, and specialists.
- Assess craniofacial and dentoskeletal deformities.
- Understand the orthodontic and surgical considerations with dentofacial deformities.
- Describe basic and advanced concepts in orthognathic surgery.
- Develop criteria for specific sequencing in orthognathic surgery procedures.
- Diagnose, treatment plan, and surgically manage patients with dentoskeletal deformities, including cleft lip and palate, and craniofacial syndromes.
- Develop a comprehensive treatment plan for the patient with facial deformities that includes the use of current technology.
- Identify indications, apply surgical techniques and manage complications for the orthognathic surgical patient.
- Describe the standards used in the assessment and treatment of dentoskeletal deformities.
- Recognize, differentiate and treat oral and maxillofacial pathological conditions.
Illustrated lectures, case presentations, discussion and audience response system.
This Year's Guest Lecturer
Edward Ellis, III, DDS, MS
Professor and Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Dr. Ellis is Chair and Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, having joined the faculty at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2010. He came from The University of Michigan where he went to dental school and trained in oral and maxillofacial surgery prior to joining their OMS faculty. For the past 22 years, he was the director of the UT Southwestern/Parkland OMS residency in Dallas.
Dr. Ellis’ clinical interests are in maxillofacial traumatology, dentofacial deformities, and dental implantology. In addition to supervising the residents, he maintains an intramural practice. His research interest in the 1980s was in stability of surgical correction of dentofacial deformities by orthognathic surgery. In the 1990s, his research has involved the functional aspects of orthognathic surgery. Since moving to Texas, he has also performed clinical investigations into the outcomes after treatment of facial fractures by various techniques. He has authored over 100 scientific articles and two books. In 1997 he received the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Research Recognition Award for his research endeavors.
Dr. Ellis is active nationally and internationally in the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is the past President of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has been on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for several years. He is also on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The Spanish Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The Journal of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma, The Chinese Journal of Practical Stomatology, and Archives of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He was on the editorial board of the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In addition, Dr. Ellis has served on several committees of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. In 2004, he was elected to Fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Molecular Biology Research Building at the University of Illinois
900 S. Ashland (entrance to building is on Marshfield side of street), Auditorium 1st Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
Parking available in the Parking Structure located on the corner of Taylor St. and Paulina St.
RSVP by June 8, 2018: to email@example.com or phone 312-996-1052 or fax 312-996-5987
About the Daniel M. Laskin Lectureship and Fund
Dr. Daniel M. Laskin, MS Oral Surgery ’52, who served as Head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) from 1973 to 1983 and is an internationally known clinician, researcher, lecturer, and author. Through his teaching, his research, and his editorship of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Laskin has always stood for doing the absolute best for the patient. He is the man in oral surgery education, unquestionably, and we can help memorialize his legacy of education and research.
Dr. Laskin is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and educator who has contributed to his field for over fifty years. He has excelled as an educator, a researcher and a clinician. He has served as AAOMS president, as well as the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and still serves as the editor of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has been a major contributor to the dental literature with over 900 contributions to the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has co-authored 16 textbooks and monographs.