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Dental Research in Review - February 16, 2011

Keynote Presentation

Location: MBRB G202 (directions to MBRB)
Time: 1:15PM - 2:15PM
Topic: Future Prospects for Oral and Periodontal Regenerative Medicine

Dr. William GiannobileDr. William Giannobile is the Najjar Endowed Professor Dentistry and Biomedical Engineering and the Director of the Michigan Center for Oral Health Research at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He received his DDS and an MS in Oral Biology from the University of Missouri. He later received his Certificate in Periodontology and Doctor of Medical Sciences in Oral Biology from Harvard University. He subsequently completed postdoctoral training in Molecular Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Giannobile previously served as a faculty member at Harvard and the Forsyth Institute in Boston. In 2006 he completed his sabbatical as a Visiting Professor at the Biotechnology Institute of Regenerative Medicine at the University of Genova Medical School in Genova, Italy.

Dr. Giannobile has published over 150 manuscripts, textbook chapters and abstracts and has lectured extensively in the area of Periodontal Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering. Dr. Giannobile serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Dental Research. He is also a consultant to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Dental Devices and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Giannobile is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and in addition to his faculty appointment at Michigan, maintains a private practice limited to periodontics and implantology in Ann Arbor, Michigan.