April 1, 2013

American Indian Dentistry meeting to have UW presence

Representatives of the School of Dentistry will be key presenters at the annual conference of the Society of American Indian Dentistry May 31-June 2 in Tulalip, Wash.

Presenters include:

  • Dr. Peter Milgrom, Oral Health Sciences faculty: “Silver Diammine to Control Caries”
  • Dr. Johan Aps, The Center for Pediatric Dentistry faculty: “Pediatric Radiology”
  • Dr. Rebecca L. Slayton, Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry: “Adolescent Oral Health Issues”
  • Dr. Rolanda Ward, Oral Medicine resident: “Burning Mouth Symptoms and Other Oral Neuropathies”
  • Dr. Thomas H. Morton Jr., Oral Health Sciences faculty: “Common Oral Pathology”

The conference will feature presentations for students on making the transition into professional dentistry.  It will also include breakout sessions for dental and high school students, a dental student mentorship program, and a lunch-and-learn session, and will unveil student scholarships funded by Colgate-Palmolive.

Attendees will include members of the American Dental Association, National Dental Association, Hispanic Dental Association and American Dental Education Association. Lunch and an evening banquet will be provided, and discount room rates are available from Tulalip Resort and Casino.

Ticket sales will benefit The Society of American Indian Dentistry.  Since 1990, SAID has provided educational funds to dental students in American Indian and Alaskan Native tribes across the United States.

To register or sponsor a student or view the full conference program, visit the SAID website at  www.thesaidonline.org.

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