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 Health Sciences 575 Spring 2019 Seminar Series

The Paradoxical Nature of Periodontal Ligament Interfaces

Sunita Ho, PhD
Professor, Division of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, UCSF, San Francisco, CA
Apr    8 Progress Report on Improving the Repeatability of Experiments Don Taves, MD, MPH, PhD
Affiliate Associate Professor, Oral Health Sciences
Apr  15 Devil Facial Tumor Disease: Studies of a Transmissible Cancer David Hockenbery, MD
Professor, Dept. of Medicine
Apr  22 Preventing Falls Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults Elizabeth Phelan, MD
Director, Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center
Apr   29 Immunization in the Oral Cavity Kim Woodrow, PhD
Associate Professor, Depart. of Bioengineering
May   6 My Life with Treacher Collins Syndrome and its Connection to my Craniofacial Research and Advocacy Francis Smith, PhD
Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Craniofacial Biology, U of Colorado, Denver
May  13 Dentistry’s #MeToo Moment: Patient Harassment of Student Clinicians Sara Gordon, DDS
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, School of Dentistry
May  20 The Potential Impact of Vitamin D on Oral Diseases Ana Lucia Seminario, PhD
Assoc. Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
May  27 Holiday
June  3 TBA Darryl Holman, PhD
Associate Professor, Anthropology
June 10 Graduate Student/Trainee Symposium