School of Dentistry Research Contingent Heads to New Orleans

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Minjoo Ki, D.D.S. 26, is the first of 24 UCLA-affiliated presenters at the joint IADR/AADOCR/CADR Annual Session, sharing her findings on the microbiome's impact on Miniscrew-Assisted Rapid Palatal Expander (MARPE) Treatment.
March 12, 2024

The UCLA School of Dentistry will have a robust presence at the world’s biggest annual gathering of dental, orofacial, and craniofacial researchers, taking place this week in New Orleans.

From Wednesday, March 13 through Saturday, March 16, the International Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (IADR) hosts its 102nd General Session & Exhibition in conjunction with the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) and the 48th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR).

A total of 24 UCLA-affiliated researchers will present their discoveries, including dental students, residents, postgraduate scholars, and faculty members. The full schedule of Bruin participants is listed below.

“On the heels of our incredible Research and Clinical Excellence Day last month, I’m delighted that so many scholars will have this opportunity to share findings with their international peers,” said UCLA School of Dentistry Associate Dean for Research Dr. Yvonne Hernandez-Kapila. “Our D.D.S. students will be particularly well-represented in New Orleans, underscoring the importance of the School’s new Dental Research Fellowship Program.”

Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., attendees are invited to engage with UCLA Dentistry representatives at booth No. 606 on the floor of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Ask questions about the School’s grant-funded research programs, or simply pick up some fun, branded promotional items.

School of Dentistry and alumni attendees are invited to take a break from scholarly activities on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m., as Dean Dr. Paul Krebsbach and Dr. Hernandez-Kapila host a mixer at the Ernst Café. Gather for hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and conversation about the wide-reaching research initiatives underway at UCLA.

UCLA School of Dentistry Presenters at IADR/AADOCR 2024
Thursday, March 1411:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.Hall JMinjoo KiMicrobiome and Host Inflammatory Marker Associated with MARPE Treatment
 3:15 to 3:30 p.m.Room 270Hossein BeheshtiModulation of OSCC Gene Expression by Streptococcal Anti-Cancer Activity
 3:45 to 5 p.m.Hall JYujue WangAssessing Clinical Scanner Software for Tooth Width Measurement Accuracy
 3:45 to 5 p.m.Hall JEirene DingProfiling Of Microbiota Associated with Endodontic Infections Using PCR-Dgge Technique
 3:45 to 5 p.m.Hall JErika KimThe Efficacy of Haptic Dental Simulators in Preclinical Skill Development
 3:45 to 5 p.m.Hall JLuiza de Almeida Queiroz FerreiraPhysical and Osteogenic Properties of Zif Nanoparticles-Containing Hydrogel Delivery System
 3:45 to 5 p.m.Hall JYujue WangAssessing Clinical Scanner Software for Tooth Width Measurement Accuracy
March 15, 202411:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.Hall JFrancisco Ramos-GomezUsing Technology To Promote Patient-Centered Care: The BEECON Trial
 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.Hall JLiqun MaoCytotoxicity of Light-Cured Pulp-Capping Materials on Dental Pulp
 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.Hall JSophia EliopulosComparing Different Diagnostic Modalities in Assessing White Spot Lesion Demineralization
 2:30 to 2:45 p.m.Room 270Allan RadaicProgression of Alzheimer’s Disease Correlates with a Shift in Treponema Denticola Presence from the Occipital to the Frontal Lobe in the Human Brain
 2:45 to 3 p.m.Room 286Aida MohammadiMultiparametric SARS-Cov-2 Vrna, Antigen, Binding, and Neutralizing-Antibody Saliva-Based Diagnostic Assay
 3:45 to 5 p.m.Hall JAreeg ElmusratiNeutrophils as a Potential Therapeutic Target in Head and Neck Cancer
 3:45 to 5 p.m.Hall JGabriela BeresescuThe Effect of Low-Level Laser Therapy on Oral Health-Related Quality of Life of Patients with Morbid Obesity
 3:45 to 5 p.m.Hall JAlex ChoClinical and Oral Microbiome Changes in Orthodontic Patients Post-Debonding
 3:45 to 5 p.m.Hall JCaitlin NeapoleSchool Nurses' Education Level and Differences in Oral Health Competencies
 3:45 to 5 p.m.Hall JJocelyn B. ChenNisin-Loaded Solid Lipid Nanoparticles Enhances Anticancer Activity Over Free Nisin
 3:45 to 5 p.m.Hall JSol KimBisphosphonate Blocks Autophagy and Inhibits Bone Resorptive Functions in Osteoclasts
 3:45 to 5 p.m.Hall JWeihao YuanViscoelastic Hydrogel for Pulp Regeneration via Manipulating DPSCS Fate Determination
Saturday, March 1611:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.Hall JMarc HayashiComparison Study of Bond Strength and Acidity for Self and Conventional Adhesive Cements
 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.Hall JSharon YJ KimGv1001 Inhibits the Severity of Ligature-Induced Periodontitis in Mice
 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.Hall JPachiyappan KamarajanNisin Blocks Treponema Denticola-Triggered-Mmp2 Expression in a TLR-2-Dependent Manner
 3:45 to 5 p.m.Hall JAhana GoswamiIl-23 is Highly Expressed in Pulp-Exposed MRONJ Lesions in Mice
 3:45 to 5 p.m.Hall JMichelle ChiangDevelopment of Phosphatidylserine-Modified Exosome Mimetics for Enhanced Anti-Osteoclastogenic Activities