CiPD Symposium


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The Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry (CiPD) Annual Symposium will be held on June 1, 2023, at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. It will be an all-day event.

Plenaries by Dr. Maria Ryan (Colgate, VP and Chief Clinical Officer), Dr. Knut Drescher (Univ. of Basel, Head Research Group), and Dr. Chris Fox (IADR, CEO) will discuss advances in precision oral health, biophysics and dynamics of multicellular microbial communities, and opportunities to address unmet oral health needs.

The program will feature the latest research by CiPD faculty, trainees, and fellows. Join us to learn about emerging applications, from craniofacial and tissue regeneration to oral infections using advanced materials, nano/biotechnology, mRNA, AI and robotics.

We welcome you to engage with our panel of experts on the challenges and opportunities for innovation in oral and craniofacial health care.



8:45 AM Opening Remarks
Dr. Mark Wolff (Penn Dental Medicine, Dean)
Dr. David Meaney (Penn Engineering, Senior Associate Dean)
9:00 AM Morning Plenary: Mechanisms of Biofilm Formation and Functions
Dr. Knut Drescher (University of Basel, Head of Research Group)
10:00 AM CiPD Faculty Speakers and Trainee Lectures
11:45 AM Lunch and Poster Session Competition
1:15 PM Afternoon Plenary: Advances in Precision Oral Health
Dr. Maria Ryan (Colgate, VP and Chief Clinical Officer)
2:15 PM CiPD Faculty Speakers and Trainee Lectures
4:30 PM
Challenges in Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research
Opportunities presented by Dr. Christopher Fox (IADR, CEO)
5:00 PM Open Discussion from the Floor
5:15 PM CiPD Vision for the Future
Dr. Hyun (Michel) Koo – Penn Dental Medicine
Dr. Kate Stebe – Penn Engineering
5:30 PM Reception



We will be in-person and live streaming. More details will follow soon.

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