Dental scientists to present stem cell briefing on Capitol Hill

Feb. 15, 2005
Congressional representatives and press invited to Feb. 17 luncheon briefing.

The American Association for Dental Research (AADR), the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) will host a briefing on Capitol Hill, providing some the latest information on stem cell research by dental scientists.

What: Dental researchers will present some of the latest information in stem cell research that addresses oral and systemic problems.

When: Thursday, February 17, 2005, from 11:45 AM - 1 PM (lunch provided)

Where: Cannon House Office Building, Room 121 

Dr. Lawrence Tabak, Director, National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institutes of Health (NIH), will present an overview of ongoing stem cell research.

"Stem Cells from Hard Tissues in Dental and Craniofacial Tissue Engineering," Pamela Robey, PhD, Chief, Craniofacial Skeletal Diseases Branch, NIDCR, NIH

"Tooth Repair and Replacement using Stem Cells" Mary MacDougall, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

"Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Craniofacial Regeneration" Paul H. Krebsbach, DDS, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Oral Medicine, Pathology and Oncology, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor