In January, A.T. Still Research Institute Center for Oral Health Research hosted its inaugural scientific symposium in partnership with the Arizona Chapter of the American Association for Dental Research. The symposium, “Supporting Best Practices in Education and Patient Care,” was held on the Arizona campus and included more than 150 dentists, dental hygienists, scientists and representatives from private industry, and students from three dental schools and five dental hygiene schools. Brian Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, of New York University, delivered the keynote address.
“Our inaugural scientific symposium was a huge success,” says Ann Spolarich, PhD, RDH, FSCDH, ATSU-ASDOH’s director of research and co-director of A.T. Still Research Institute Center for Oral Health Research. “This was a tremendous opportunity to bring clinicians and scientists together to learn about current evidence to support best practice.”