Celebrating and Sharing Research Achievement in Oral Sciences

Join Us! Thursday, March 2, 2017,  12 to 6:30 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. 

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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.


vert-bar-green20x370.jpgWilliam-Maixner-DDS-PhD-1.jpgKeynote Presentation

“Unravelling TMD and Complex Persistent Pain Conditions – Lessons Learned from OPPERA”

This year's keynote speaker will be Dr. William Maixner, DDS, PhD Professor in Anesthesiology and Director, Center for Translational Pain Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Maixner's primary research focus is on biological, environmental, and genetic factors involved in pain transmission and modulation.  Dr. Maixner leads the Center for Translational Pain Medicine within Duke University's Department of Anesthesiology. This center will incorporate basic science, clinical research, and pain management.

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Schedule of Events

Time   Event Location
10-11 a.m. Vendor Setup 4th and 5th Floors
10 a.m.-noon Registration 5th Floor
11 a.m.-noon Vendor Lunch Room 501
11 a.m.-noon Kottemann Gallery of Dentistry
Du Brul Archives 
5th Floor
11 a.m.-noon  Tours of clinics and laboratories Departing from 4th Floor
11:45 a.m. General Lunch 5th Floor
Noon-3:30 p.m. Exhibitors 4th and 5th Floors North
1-3:30 p.m. Poster Presentations 4th and 5th Floors 
3:30-4:30 p.m. Dentsply Sirona Recognition and Keynote Presentation Lecture Hall South
  “Unravelling TMD and Complex Persistent Pain Conditions – Lessons Learned from OPPERA”
Introduction: Clark Stanford, DDS, PhD, Cert. Prosthodontics, Dean and UIC Distinguished Professor, UIC College of Dentistry
Keynote Speaker:  William Maixner, DDS, PhD, Professor in Anesthesiology and Director, Center for Translational Pain Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC.
4:30-6:30 p.m.  Post-Event Beer and Wine Reception 5th Floor
  Address by Dean Clark Stanford  


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


Exhibitor Information

Commercial enterprises are welcome to participate as exhibitors, sponsors, or both. Exhibitors will be provided display space. For information, contact Virginia Buglio at (312) 996-1027 or vbuglio@uic.edu.