Penn Dental Medicine
William W.M. Cheung Auditorium
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Lunch provided
Registration Fee: Free; Registration is required for CE credit.
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CE Credits: 1.0 lecture credits
This presentation will review of challenges and opportunities associated with interprofessional collaboration to improve caries management in children, with a focus on studies around development and validation of a risk assessment tool, and strategies that could be delivered in non-dental settings, such as Silver Diamine Fluoride.
Margherita Fontana, DDS, PhD, is the Clifford Nelson Endowed Professor of Dentistry in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics at University of Michigan School of Dentistry (U-M). She is currently co-director of Cariology courses, and cariology discipline co-coordinator at U-M. As a principal investigator, she has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, the Delta Dental Fund, DentaQuest, and private industry amongst others. She has over 125 papers published in peer reviewed journals, such as Journal of Dental Research, Caries Research, Journal of Dental Education, Pediatric Dentistry, Advances in Dental Research, Journal of Public Health Dentistry, Journal of the American Dental Association, British Dental Journal, etc. She was the 2007-2008 President of the Cariology Group of the International Association for Dental Research(IADR), and the 2010-2011 Chair of the Cariology Section of ADEA. In 2012 she received the USA Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for her work on caries risk assessment in children.She was the 2009 winner of the IADR Cariology Research Group’s Basil G. Bibby Award in Cariology, and in 2016 winner of the IADR Burrows Memorial Award.
Disclosure: Dr. Fontana received an honorarium from Delta Dental, Colgate and American Dental Association. This presentation will contain reference to Silver Diamine Fluoride for caries arrest.
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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credits.