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Learn about what's next at Future Horizons in Periodontology

The AAP Foundation is proud to again showcase the talent that AAP Foundation award recipients bring to the specialty through Future Horizons in Periodontology, a dynamic session focused on the latest science. This year’s theme is Peri-Implant and Periodontal Conditions: Emerging Science.

Moderators Hector Rios, DDS, PhD and Praveen Gajendrareddy, BDS, PhD, welcome Dr. Jeff C.W. Wang, who will discuss Peri-Implantitis Disease Biotyping with Prognostic Immunoscores for Precision Therapy, Dr. Sukirth Ganesan, who will present Metabolic Syndrome Associated Changes in the Subgingival Ecosystem, and Dr. Vivek Thumbigere Math, who will address Multiple Idiopathic Cervical Root Resorption: A Dental Enigma. Join us on Friday, November 5th at 10:30am to see the ROI on your gifts to the Foundation in action!

Speaker 1: Jeff CW. Wang, DDS, DMSc
(2016 Foundation Fellow to the ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching & Learning in the Health Professions, 2015 Educator Scholar, 2016 Tarrson Fellow)

Title:
Peri-implantitis Disease Biotyping with Prognostic Immunoscores for Precision Therapy

Learning objectives:
1. Understand the limitations of using peri-implantitis clinical phenotypes for determining treatment modalities
2. Appreciate the spectrum of host response to various etiologic factors by disease biotyping
3. Deconvolute the peri-implant immune landscape with machine-learned deep-sequencing
4. Learn about future diagnostics of immunoscore for risk stratification and predictable therapy

 

Speaker 2: Sukirth M. Ganesan, B.D.S., Ph.D.
(2020 Teaching Fellow, 2020 Foundation Fellow to the ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching & Learning in the Health Professions)

Title:
Metabolic Syndrome Associated Changes in the Subgingival Ecosystem

Learning Objectives:
1)Elucidate the compositional differences in the oral microbiome in patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS).
2) Explain the levels of various chemokines, cytokines, and adipokines in the subgingival environment of patients with MetS
3) Discuss the significant correlations in the host-microbial biomarkers in the periodontal environment in the patients with MetS

 

Speaker 3: Vivek Thumbigere Math, BDS, PhD
(2018 Teaching Fellow)

Title:
Multiple Idiopathic Cervical Root Resorption: A Dental Enigma

Learning Objectives:
1. Clinical, radiographic, and histological manifestations of Multiple Idiopathic Cervical Root Resorption (MICRR)
2. A novel Interferon Regulatory Factor 8 (IRF8) mutation associated with MICRR
3. Critical role of IRF8 in regulating osteoclast differentiation and function

 

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Past Award Winners Update

Congratulations to Fatemeh “Flora” Momen-Heravi, DDS, PhD, (2017 Educator Scholar, 2018 Dr. D. Walter Cohen Teaching Award Recipient) assistant professor of dental medicine at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, who was named the 2020 recipient of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Anne D. Haffajee Fellowship. The award provides early-career women researchers in the field of oral biology with financial support for training and research activities that will advance their academic careers. Read more here.