Celebrating and Sharing Research Achievement in Oral Sciences
UIC College of Dentistry Clinic & Research Day

Join Us! Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:30 am - 5 pm

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.

Join faculty, postgraduates, and students as they present 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 at the College spans from “bench to chairside” to advance diagnostic and interventional knowledge and therapies in oral health and other fields. 

The event will begin with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and run until 5 p.m., and will focus on student and postgraduate research presentations and feature a nationally known keynote speaker. Continuing Education credit will be available for attending the poster presentations and the keynote presentation.

Support and learn from our students, residents, and fellows as they present a wide variety of posters highlighting current research covering basic, behavioral, clinical, and applied sciences applicable in public health and prevention, the development of best practices in dentistry, and 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.

Driving life-changing discoveries through research is one of the goals of the University’s IGNITE: The Campaign for UIC, its $37 million fundraising campaign.


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jacques E. Nör
Professor and Chair, Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics
School of Dentistry, University of Michigan

Topic: “Therapeutic Targeting of Head and Neck Cancer Stem Cells.”

Jacques-E-Nör.jpgDr.  Nör is the Donald A. Kerr Endowed Professor of Dentistry and serves as Chair of the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Jacques served as the Co-Director of the University of Michigan Head and Neck SPORE funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). He has served as a member of National Institutes of Health (NIH) study sections, and has been the principal investigator for several NIH grants. Jacques is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), and recently received the Distinguished Scientist Award from International Association for Dental Research (IADR). Jacques is Associate Editor of the Journal of Dental Research and a member of the editorial board of several journals. His research interests are in salivary gland malignancies, tumor angiogenesis and in stem cell biology. His current research foci are the study of the pathobiology of cancer stem cells in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas and salivary gland cancer. More recently, his laboratory also started studies aiming at the understanding of mechanisms regulating mesenchymal stem cell differentiation in the context of tissue engineering.
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Schedule of Events

10-11 a.m.                 Vendor Setup                                                  4th and 5th Floors

10 a.m.-2 p.m.         Registration                                                     5th Floor

11 a.m.-noon           Vendor Lunch                                                  Lecture Hall North

11 a.m.-noon           Kottemann Gallery of Dentistry            5th Floor
                                      Du Brul Archives     

11:30 a.m.                 General Lunch                                                 5th Floor

Noon-4 p.m.             Exhibitors                                                          4th and 5th Floors North

1-2 p.m.                      Demonstration of 3-D Virtual                 Room 420
                                      Reality Dental Training Program
                                       Using Haptic-Based Dental Simulator

1:15-2 p.m.                Dentsply Sirona Recognition                  Lecture Hall South
                                      Keynote Presentation 
“Therapeutic Targeting of Head and Neck Cancer Stem Cells”
                                       Introduction: Lyndon Cooper, DDS, PhD, Associate Dean for Research and Head,
                                       Department of Oral Biology, UIC College of Dentistry
                                       Keynote Speaker: Jacques E. Nör, DDS, PhD, Pediatric Dentistry, Professor and
                                       Chair, Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics, 
                                       Donald A. Kerr Collegiate Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, 
                                       Professor of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine, Professor of Biomedical 
                                       Engineering, College of Engineering; University of Michigan

2-2:15 p.m.                Break

2:15-3:30 p.m.          Poster Presentations I                               4th and 5th Floors

3:30-3:45 p.m.          Break

3:45-5 p.m.                Poster Presentations II                              4th and 5th Floors

Awards presentation and prize drawing to be held at later date.

More Event Information

Faculty interested in serving as judges should contact Dr. Christine Wu, Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, at chriswu@uic.edu.

For more information contact Virginia Buglio at (312) 996-1027 or vbuglio@uic.edu



Research Themes

Craniofacial Pathobiology
Working to improve treatment of oral cancer, caries, peridontal and other oral diseases. 

Regenerative Science
Moving beyond tissue replacement, using materials to enable our bodies to regenerate damaged and failing tissues.

Clinical, Translational & Community
Leading transformative studies to improve oral health outcomes both in the clinic and the community. 


What to Expect

Over 100 posters covering several topics:

  • Cancer Biology/Oral Cancer
  • Biomaterials/Dental Materials
  • Tooth Development & Movement
  • Social Science/Behavior
  • Wound Healing/Tissue Regeneration & Repair
  • Imaging &Therapeutic Modalities
  • Case Reports & Literature Reviews 

Tours and Exhibits

  • Vendor exhibits will be located on the 4th and 5th floors throughout the day.  
  • Visit the Kottemann Gallery of Dentistry and the DuBrul Archives Room.
  • Tour the clinics and laboratories.
  • Receive Continuing Education credit.


Schedule To Be Announced Soon.