Presentation: Ann L. McCann presented "Competency Assessment and the Senior Exit Exam" at the American Association of Dental Examiners' annual meeting Oct. 17 in New Orleans.
Presentations: Drs. John Cai, Jason Griggs, Marie Koike, Toru Okabe, Masatoshi Takahashi and Ikuya Watanabe attended the Fourth International Congress on Dental Materials Oct. 29-Nov. 1 in
Honolulu. It was a joint meeting of the Academy of Dental Materials and the Japanese Society for Dental Materials and Devices.
The following poster presentations were given:
- Aoki T, Watanabe I, Hattori M, Oda Y, Hosoi T, Okabe T. Effect of alloying copper on mechanical properties of Ti-6Al-4V alloy.
- Koike M, Carrasco L, Ferracane JL, Adey JD, Okabe T. Amalgamation reaction of experimental Ag-Sn alloys containing Pd.
- Watanabe I, Baba N, Liu J, Aoki T, Cai Z, Okabe T. Micromechanical retention of low-fusing porcelain to cast titanium.
Publications: Cai Z, Shafer T, Watanabe I, Nunn ME, Okabe T. Electrochemical characterization of cast titanium alloys. Biomaterials 24:213-218, 2003.
Watanabe I, Kiyosue S, Ohkubo C, Aoki T, Okabe T. Machinability of cast commercial titanium alloys. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Applied Biomaterials 63:760-764, 2002.
Publications: Adab K, Sayne JR, Carlson DS, Opperman LA. TGF-ß1, TGF-ß2, TGF-ß3 and Msx2 expression is elevated during frontonasal suture morphogenesis and during active postnatal facial growth. Orthodontic and Craniofacial Research 5:227-237, 2002.
Fuentes MA, Opperman LA, Bellinger LL, Carlson DC, Buschang P, Hinton RJ. Influence of IGF-1 and FGF-2 on mandibular condylar cartilage in growing rats. Archives of Oral Biology 47:643, 2002.
Kang P, Svoboda KKH. PI-3 kinase activity is required for epithelial-mesenchymal transformation during palate fusion. Developmental Dynamics 225:316-321, 2002.
Publication: Hasegawa TK, Matthews M, Frederiksen N. Pregnancy, X-rays and risks – the radiology dilemma. Texas Dental Journal 119(10):1049-1051, 2002.
Presentation: Dr. Byron W. Benson presented a continuing education program to the Hospital Association of Neighborhood Dentists Nov. 6 in Parsippany, N.J. The topic was "Digital Radiography:
Fact and Fiction – Are You Ready for It and Is It Ready for You?"
Other News: Benson was an examiner at the annual specialty certification examination given by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Nov. 10-13 in San Antonio. He serves on the
organization's board of directors.
Benson participated in the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology's annual session Nov. 13-17, also in San Antonio. He is the academy's immediate past-president and sits on its executive
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Pharmacology
Presentations: Dr. Uwe Frohberg was invited to speak at the annual meeting of La Asociacion y Colegio de Cirugia Bucal y Maxilfacial de Nuevo Leon Oct. 18-19 in Monterrey, Mexico. He lectured
on immediate implant placement in extraction sites, local and distant myocutaneous flaps for facial reconstruction, bone grafting techniques, principles of facial plastic surgery, the role of orthognathic
surgery in obstructive sleep apnea, and distraction osteogenis in neonates with Pierre-Robin sequence.
Dr. Sam Taylor presented "Drug/Drug Interaction and Dental Drugs" to the Fort Worth District Dental Society Nov. 12 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Publication: Little BB, Buschang PH, Malina RM. Anthropometric asymmetry in chronically undernourished children from southern Mexico. Annals of Human Biology 29(5):526-537, 2002.
Presentations: Dr. Farhad Boltchi presented "Esthetic Implant Dentistry: An Interdisciplinary Approach"
to: the University of Erlangen Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Erlangen, Germany, Oct. 2; the Deutsche Gessellschaft für Zahn-, Mund-, und Kieferheilkunde annual meeting in Hannover,
Germany, Oct. 4; the Niedersachsen Dental Society in Hannover Oct. 5; and the Straumann Continuing Education Center in Freiburg, Germany, Nov. 8.
Boltchi also presented "The Regenerative Management of Marginal Tissue Recession" during the DGZMK annual meeting Oct. 4. On Nov. 9, he presented "Esthetic Periodontal Treatment in the U.S.A."
at the Periodontology Symposium of the Swiss Society of Periodontology in Zurich, Switzerland.
Dr. William Hallmon presented a two-day continuing education program on periodontics to the Army General Dentistry Residency Program at Fort Bragg, N.C., Nov. 14-15.
Dr. Terry Rees presented two seminars at the American Academy of Periodontology meeting in New Orleans. On Oct. 2, he presented "Controversies in Oral Medicine." On Oct. 3, he joined Dr. Donald
Adams to present "Progress in American Board of Periodontology Certification."
Also on Oct. 2, Rees served as area moderator for an interactive teledentistry seminar titled "Implementing New Strategies for Treating Periodontal Disease: A Systematic Approach."
Publication: Rossmann JA. Lasers in periodontics: a position paper by the American Academy of Periodontology. Journal of Periodontology 73(10):1231-1239, 2002.
Other News: The department hosted the Ninth Clinical Observation Course for Korean Dentists Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Dr. J.Y. Cho has organized this annual continuing education course in periodontics for the
past nine years.
Other News: Drs. Chris Beninger, Stanton Cobb and Dean Hudson attended the Conference of Operative Dental Educators' annual meeting Nov. 6-8 at the University of Mississippi Health Science
Center in Jackson, Miss. The meeting agenda covered direct and indirect esthetic restorations. BCD will host the meeting in October 2003.