Posts Tagged ‘Dentistry’

Busy month for School of Dentistry student researchers

Congratulations to all the dentistry students who were recognized for their outstanding research in March! The following article has been reproduced with permission from the School of Dentistry’s Dental Bites newsletter. In early March, a dental student poster, presented at the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) national meeting in Minneapolis by third-year dental student Iraj Kasimi, won first place out of 20 posters nationwide. The poster, “Acidogenic Mutans Streptococci Strains Persist One Year Post-Caries RestorativeTherapy,” … Read More

Dentistry Seminar: Denice Stewart DDS & Mark Engelstad DDS MD – March 7

Denice Stewart, D.D.S., M.H.S.A., Associate Dean Clinical Affairs, Professor Community Dentistry, and Mark Engelstad, D.D.S., M.D., M.H., Associate Professor Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, both from the OHSU School of Dentistry, will be giving next week’s talk at the School of Dentistry Seminar. The presentation will highlight Clinical Research Utilizing the Electronic Dental Record. The seminar will be held March 7, 2012, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the School of Dentistry, Room 606. The seminar is worth … Read More

OHSU researchers discover role of glial cells in regulating neuron development

OHSU researchers Jessica Martin, Ph.D., Alexandra Brown, and Agnieszka Balkowiec, M.D., Ph.D., principal investigator and associate professor of integrative biosciences in the School of Dentistry, have discovered the importance of glial cells in regulating the growth of brainstem neurons. Until now, glial cells had been thought to play a peripheral role in regulating the neurons that control blood pressure and breathing. This new research, published in Neuroscience, shows that glial cells actually play a significant … Read More

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