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: D-209.

Oral Biology 575 Spring 2015 Seminar Series
Mar. 30 “Oral Chronic GVHD: clinical and laboratory characterization of a significant complication of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant” Mark Schubert
Apr. 6 “Vitamin D and dental caries in primary dentition“ Ana Lucia Seminario
Pediatric Dentistry
Apr. 13 “How to tell the good DNA replication in human cells from the bad, and why it is important” Julia Sidorova
Apr. 20 “Zirconia in dentistry- current status” Ariel Raigrodski
Restorative Dentistry
Apr. 27 “The Epidemiology of HPV-related cancer” Stephen Hawes
May 4
“Periodontitis and Arthritis – Infections or Immune Defects?” Anne Stevens
Children’s Hospital
May 11 “Extracting the Evidence on Third Molars” Greg Huang
May 18 “Cost effectiveness of sealing baby molars in Medicaid-enrolled children” Donald Chi
Oral Health Sciences
May 5 Holiday
June 1 Graduate Student/Trainee Symposium
“Polymicrobial interactions mediate Fusobacterium nucleatum lipid A structure-function relationships in periodontal innate immunity”
Jenny To
“Investigating Mechanisms in Oculo-Auriculo-Vertebral Spectrum” Esra Camci
“Biomechanics of Dental Implants and Bone:​Physical properties, Measurement, and Histomorphometrics” Naseeba Khouja
“I am titanium and I am not corrosion-proof: evidence for dental implant corrosion in patients and an approach to minimize it” Alex Pozhitkov
June 8 Exam week, no Seminar

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