2017 Braumann-Bell/Alpha Omega Lectureship Presentation

hargreaves.pngKen M. Hargreaves, DDS, PhD will discuss regenerative endodontics during the 2017 Bi-Annual Brauman- Bell Alpha Omega Lectureship at the College of Dentistry in October.  Considerable excitement exists for developing dental applications that employ post-natal stem cells and concepts of tissue engineering. 

Although much remains to be done to advance this field, progress has been made in clinical regenerative endodontic procedures:  literally, saving teeth by regenerating a pulp-dentin complex. 

This program will describe the current status of regenerative endodontic procedures, their potential and predictors of healing success.  Both clinical and basic studies will be reviewed to provide the practitioner with the latest information on this field with an emphasis on practical steps to be apply these procedures in treating selected patients. 

The Brauman - Bell Alpha Omega Lectureship was established in 1992 when the Dallas alumni chapter of Alpha Omega International Fraternity presented a contribution from Alfred W. Brauman to Baylor College of Dentistry. The lectureship was named in honor of alumni Dr. Welden E. Bell and Dr. Alfred W. Brauman. The lectureship was endowed in 1997 through two generous gifts to Baylor College of Dentistry from Dr. Brauman’s daughter, Tricia Michaelson of Dallas. 

Dr. Hargreaves is Professor & Chair of the Department of Endodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  He is also a professor in the departments of Pharmacology, Physiology and Surgery at the University of Texas School of Medicine.  He is an internationally recognized expert in the mechanisms and management of pain disorders.  He serves as PI or co-PI on $30 million in NIH research grants and has received an NIH MERIT Award and the 2013 UTHSCSA Presidential Distinguished Senior Research Scholar Award.  Ken has published 150 papers, two textbooks and has five patents issued/pending.  Recently, his research team has discovered a novel class of natural agents that are released during tissue injuries such as burns, cancer or inflammation, and activate the “capsaicin-receptor”. Current studies are focused on developing novel analgesic drugs that block these “endo-capsaicins”.  Dr. Hargreaves is the USAA Foundation President’s Distinguished University Chair in Neurosciences.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017; 4 pm – 6:30 p.m.    

C.E. Credit Available:  2 hours

AGD Code:       073 Endodontic Microbiology

2016 Morris Minton Lectureship 

Care Versus Commerce:  A Challenge to Professional Integrity

The most recent lectureship: Integrity is an ethical posture that leads an individual to adhere to his or her values. Health care professionals have a duty to place the needs of their patients ahead of their personal values as this is the foundation of our contract with society. This presentation explored the tensions and challenges inherent in the practice of dentistry which test our integrity.

Dr. Phyllis BeemsterboerDr. Phyllis Beemsterboer, the speaker for the event, is Professor and former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. She is an associate director in the Center for Ethics in Health Care at OHSU and a faculty member in Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine.

Her research interest is in bioethics education and measurement and she is past president of the American Society for Dental Ethics, a section of the American College of Dentists. She was a Gies Fellow at the American Dental Education Association in 1998 and completed the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (ELAM) in 2000.

Dr. Beemsterboer’s academic activities include journal publications in bioethics, occlusion and temporomandibular research, service on numerous dental education review boards, academic consulting and the author of two dental hygiene textbooks.

She has extensive experience in accreditation, assessment and evaluation. Dr. Beemsterboer was elected to the American College of Dentists as an honorary member in 2010 and received a Presidential Citation from the American Dental Education Association in 2013.

Location: Texas A&M College of Dentistry, Dallas, TX; The session was broadcast to multiple locations throughout the college.

Credit: 1.5 Hours Lecture

AGD Codes: 555 Dental Jurisprudence/Ethics 

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