The Department of Oral Health Sciences, formed through the merger of Oral Biology and DPHS, has revamped its seminar series, offered under the course heading of Oral Biology 575.  In addition to traditional basic research, this new seminar series will cover topics in the clinical sciences, public health, epidemiology, and health services research.  If you are interested in presenting in this series or have suggestions for speakers, please contact Sue Herring ( or Richard Presland (, the co-directors of the course.

Mondays 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., Room: RR-134.

Oral Biology 575 Spring 2014 Seminar Series
March 31 Pain and Function among Patients on Chronic Opioid Therapy:  Age and Sex Differences Linda LeResche, ScD
Associate  Dean for Research
Professor, Oral Medicine
Adj. Prof., Oral Health Sciences
April 7 Growth control of dendrites:  lessons from Drosophila Jay Parrish, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biology
April 14 Investigating Temperature and Pain:  TRP Channels and Beyond Ajay Dhaka, PhD
Asst. Professor, Biological Structure
April 18
Key Regulators of Mineralization in Development and Regeneration of the Tooth Root Brian Foster, PhD
Research Fellow
Nat’l Inst. Of Arthritis &
Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases
April 21 The Uto-Aztecan Premolar in Early Populations of South-Central North America Matt Taylor, PhD
Lecturer, Anthropology
April 28 TBA Ed Truelove, DDS, MSD
Professor, Oral Medicine
May 5 Taking the Helmet off of Virtual Reality: Efficacy of an Arm-Mounted Virtual Reality Display for Reduction of Heat Pain Jacqueline Pickrell, PhD
Lecturer, Oral Health Sciences
Lecturer, Psychology
May 12 Single Cell and Multicellular Wound Repair in Drosophila:  Dealing with life’s little traumas Susan Parkhurst, PhD
Member, FHCRC
Affiliate Professor,  Biology
May 19 Regenerative Endodontics:  What do we know about outcomes? Natasha Flake, DDS, PhD, MSD
Assistant Professor, Endodontics

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