Columbia University Presents The Future Of Dentistry
Contact: Adar Novak
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESENTS THE FUTURE OF DENTISTRY
The Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery will bring together
the top experts in the
field of dental and oral health to discuss the current status and the future
of dentistry. The one-day
symposium will address issues in dental research, education, and the new
and changing healthcare
WHEN & Friday,
May 10, 2002
Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
1150 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York City
AGENDA: The Future of the Dental
Profession: Perspectives from the Surgeon General’s Report on Oral
Health, 9:20 a.m.
ushanka V. Kleinman, D.D.S., M.Sc.D.; Deputy Director, National Institute
of Dental and Craniofacial Research,
National Institutes of Health
Dr. Kleinman will highlight findings from the Surgeon General’s Report
on Oral Health that will have an
impact on the practice, education, research, and health care of the profession
The Future of Dentistry: Findings and Implications, 10 a.m.
L. Jackson Brown, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Associate Executive Director, Health
Policy Resources Center, American Dental
Dr. Brown will discuss major trends and findings from the ADA’s “Future
of Dentistry Report,” with a
focus on dental practice, dental workforce, access to care, and the financing
of dental services.
Conducting and Putting Science into Practice: The Future of Oral Health
Research, 11 a.m.
Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., M.S.; Director, National Institute of Dental
and Craniofacial Research,
National Institutes of Health
Dr. Tabak will explore why oral health research is necessary and the critical
roles that schools of dentistry
must play in furthering it. He also will address the importance of
training opportunities for those interested
in careers in oral health.
The Future of Dental Practice, 1:30 p.m.
S. Timothy Rose, D.D.S. M.S.; Past President, American Dental Association
and the American Academy
Dr. Rose will present an overview of dental practice in 2020, including
the influence of changing disease
patterns, information technology, workforce issues, access to care, and
the relationship of oral and
A New Format for Dental Education, 2:10 p.m.
Allan J, Formicola, D.D.S.; Vice Dean for Community Health Partnership,
Columbia Faculty of Health
Sciences, Professor of Dentistry, School of Dental and Oral Surgery, Columbia
Dr. Formicola will explore the role dental education could take in maintaining
the profession’s role as a
strong partner to medicine in caring for public health.
Looking Outward at the Future of Dentistry: Dentistry in the Health Care
System, 2:50 p.m.
Burton L. Edelstein, D.D.S., M.P.H.; Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry
and Clinical Public Health;
Director, Division of Community Health, School of Dental and Oral Surgery,
Dr. Edelstein will discuss how the social, cultural, philosophical, and
political themes – including equity,
health vs. healthcare, and access to healthcare – shape healthcare in the