Biomedical engineering, the oral microbiome and more, March 7

Research activities and achievements of faculty, staff, students on display at annual OHSU School of Dentistry Research Day.

Bioprinting pioneer Luiz E. Bertassoni, D.D.S., Ph.D., will deliver the School of Dentistry Research Day keynote address. He leads a multidisciplinary group that examines the workings of micro-scale technologies and bioprinting for tissue engineering, as well as nanoscale structural and mechanical properties of mineralized tissues. Bertassoni helped develop a process to engineer artificial blood vessels to help regenerate teeth. (Photo: OHSU/Kristyna Wentz-Graff)

An assistant professor at the School of Dentistry, Bertassoni and holds appointments at the Center for Regenerative Medicine and the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the  School of Medicine. Bertassoni’s lab also works with the Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research at the Knight Cancer Institute.

School of Dentistry Research Day schedule

March 7

Luiz Bertassoni, D.D.S., Ph.D.
2018 Biomedical Innovation Program award supported Bertassoni’s work on a material system for regenerative dental applications

8:30 a.m. to noon
Continental breakfast, poster viewing and light lunch, Robertson Collaborative Life Sciences Building, room 3A002.

Walk to the Knight Cancer Research Building auditorium

12:15 p.m.  
Remarks by Phillip Marucha, D.M.D., Ph.D., dean of the School of Dentistry, and Dan Pihlstrom, D.D.S., Permanente Dental Associates, followed by selected oral presentations

12:35 p.m.  
Luiz E. Bertassoni, D.D.S., Ph.D. keynote address
“3D bioprinting and microscale tissue engineering for craniofacial and dental regeneration”

1:35 p.m.  
Poster awards ceremony

1:45 p.m. 
American Association for Dental Research chapter meeting


Research at the School of Dentistry

Research is an integral component of the School of Dentistry’s mission and supports its clinical and educational missions. Students in the School of Dentistry work with principal investigators and technical staff on research ranging from the basic mechanisms of diseases to evidenced-based dental treatment.