Practice-Based Research in Oral Health Conference: Addressing Dental Myths and Controversies

OHSU School of Dentistry faculty will present at  “Dental Myths and Controversies VIII,” the theme of the 11th annual Practice-Based Research in Oral Health (PROH) conference, on Oct. 31. Speakers include  Jim Katancik, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate professor and chair of periodontology (Implant Platform Switching: Easy as Taking the Next Train?); Shawneen Gonzalez, D.D.S., M.S., assistant professor in the department of oral pathology and radiology (You see what? Can I Really Interpret that from a Panoramic Radiograph?); Carmem Pfeifer, D.D.S., Ph.D., assistant professor of restorative dentistry (Enhancing Dentin Bond Durability: Is it Really Possible?); Scott Dyer, D.M.D., M.S., Ph.D., adjunct assistant professor of restorative dentistry (It may be Strong, but can I Bond to it? Cementation and Repair of Zirconia); Tom Hilton, D.M.D., M.S., alumni centennial professor in operative dentistry and co-director of the PROH network (Restoration Repair: Do those Patches Really Work?); and Jack Ferracane, Ph.D., chair of restorative dentistry, division director of biomaterials and biomechanics, and co-director of the PROH network (And then you Light Cure. Simple, right?).

 “The PROH conference will address six confusing and contentious dentistry myths facing researchers today,” said Dr. Hilton. “Select faculty from OHSU will introduce their topics, identify the opposing viewpoints, review the relevant research, present their position on the topic based on their understanding of the evidence, and answer questions.”

The conference will be held at the World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon St., beginning at 7:15 a.m. with a continental breakfast. Register online here; or call (503) 494-8857. SoD students can register for free.