Research & Innovation

Dental Research in Review Day

Keynote Speaker

drrd16 keynote

Dr. Barbara F. Gooch, DMD, MPH

Former associate director of science for the Division of Oral Health, CDC

Keynote Address:
“Translating Evidence into Practice”

Welcome to the home of the 2016 Dental Research in Review Day!

DRRD 2016

The 2016 Dental Research in Review Day will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.

Our program has not yet been finalized, but there are already several very exciting sessions confirmed, as follows:

  • We will have Dr. Barbara Gooch as the keynote speaker. Dr. Gooch has had a long and extremely prolific career at the Center for Disease Control (CDC). She has had several leadership roles and achievements in the development of programs, policies and recommendations in oral health promotion in the field of public health, including guidelines for water fluoridation and for the use of dental sealants. Her presentation will focus on translating evidence into public health practice.
  • We will have a Lunch and Learn Session on 3D printing technology in dentistry, titled “Digital Dentistry: how 3D printing is improving treatment planning and patient care.” It will be led by Dr. Thiago Morelli and Dr. Ivan Rudek, two experts in the field.
  • This session will be followed by a hands-on showcase where the applications of this technology in periodontology (Dr. Thiago Morelli/Dr. Ivan Rudek), orthodontics (Dr. Ching-Chang Ko), prosthodontics (Dr. Ibrahim Duqum), restorative dentistry (Dr. Scott Eidson) and oral and maxillofacial surgery (Dr. Glenn Reside) will be presented.
  • We will have a Lunch and Learn Session presented by Dr. David Paquette, the chair of the Department of Surgical Sciences at East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Paquette has an impressive track record as a periodontist, an educator and a researcher.
  • We will also have a Lunch and Learn Session presented by Dr. Ashraf Fouad, the chair of the Department of Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at the University of Maryland School Of Dentistry. Dr. Fouad is a world renowned endodontist and dental educator and he will be presenting on “Dental Pulp Regeneration: Science, Progress and Clinical Expectations.”
  • Dr. Nigel Shaun Matthews, from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, will lead a Lunch and Learn session, where he will focus on TMJ issues and on the treatment of children with arthritis-related maxillofacial conditions.

I anticipate the 32nd DRRD to be a very stimulating event.

We will update our website soon with more information about the program, abstract submission and the awards offered for different presentation categories, as well as for our reception.

Here is the link for abstract submission for your reference: (abstract submission)


Please contact me with any questions,

Flavia Teles
NC AADR President 2015-2016