UCLA Dentistry Delegation Heads to AADOCR Annual Meeting

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Twelve UCLA School of Dentistry researchers will present their findings at this week's AADOCR Annual Meeting.
March 13, 2023

The UCLA School of Dentistry will be well-represented at the 52nd American Association of Dental, Orofacial, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) Annual Meeting and Exhibition, taking place this week in Portland, Ore.

A total of 12 School-affiliated researchers will present their discoveries, including dental students, residents, postgraduates, and faculty members. The full schedule of UCLA Dentistry presenters is listed below.

AADOCR also includes a robust awards program, and its National Student Research Group (NSRG) has selected UCLA’s Dr. Karolina Kaczor Urbanowicz as its 2022-23 Student Research Group Mentor Award recipient. She will accept this honor – which is based on student nominations ­– on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Oregon Ballroom 202.

Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., attendees are invited to engage with UCLA Dentistry representatives at booth No. 604 on the floor of the Oregon Convention Center. Ask questions about the School’s grant-funded research programs, or simply pick up some fun, branded promotional items.

No professional conference is complete without a networking component. On Thursday from 6 to 8:30 p.m., School of Dentistry Dean Dr. Paul Krebsbach and Associate Dean for Research Dr. Yvonne Hernandez-Kapila will host a mixer at the Duniway Hotel. The School’s traveling delegation as well as alumni based in the Pacific Northwest will gather for hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and conversation about the robust research initiatives underway at UCLA.

UCLA School of Dentistry Presenters at AADOCR

Date time name Presentation Title OCC Room Location
Tuesday, March 14 3:30 p.m Yan Wang The Impact of Alcohol Used Disorder on Oral Diseases Among MSM Who Are Living with HIV E145
Wednesday, March 15 8 a.m. Yvonne Hernandez-Kapila Setting the Geroscience Scene: Biologic Mechanisms of Aging and Oral Health Significance B113
  9:45 a.m. Diana V. Messadi Pemphigus and Pemphigoid: Pemphigus & Pemphigoid: Pathology, Diagnosis and Clinical Management D137
  10:25 a.m. Eunbin Bae Effect of Anti-VEGF Antibody on Osteomucosal Healing Following Tooth-Extraction in Mice D139
Thursday, March 16 8 a.m. Kathryn Atchison Behavioral and Social Aspects of Aging and Oral Health Significance B113
  8:10 a.m. Jackie Chalmers Further Evaluation of The Role of MMP-9 In Periodontitis F150
  8:30 a.m. Liana Sheily Light-Cured Fluoride Varnish’s Effect on Remineralizing Enamel and Decreasing Pathogenicity B114
  2:40 p.m. Pachiyappan Kamarajan Nisin Promotes Oral, Prostate, Colon, Breast, Thyroid and Lung Anticancer Activity D139
Friday, March 17 8:20 a.m. Julie Kim Effect of COMORAL®, the Multi-Channeled Oral Irrigation (MCOI) Unit, in Preventing Plaque Formation and Gingivitis D138
  8:30 a.m. Francisco Ramos-Gomez Reducing Children’s Oral Health Disparities: BEECON Trial Qualitative Findings E145
Saturday, March 18 8:50 a.m. Allan Radaic Streptococcal Metabolites Modulate OSCC Gene Expression and Promote Anticancer Activity D139
  10:15 a.m. Da Hae Jung Cytotoxic Effects of Ca2+ Ions on Dental Pulp Cells D135
  10:45 a.m. Yan Wang The Impact of AUD on Oral Diseases Among HIV-infected MSM E145