Clinical and Basic Science Symposium Sponsored by District 8 - Annual Meeting 2019

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Clinical and Basic Science Symposium Sponsored by District 8

November 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am


Maj. Lizandre Belanger

Periodontics Resident, Air Force: Omega 3 Fatty Acid DHA Reduces High Glucose-Induced CSF-1 and RAGE Expressions in Breast Cancer Cells: Identification of Therapeutic Targets in Diabetes-Induced Breast Cancer Metastasis

Capt. Derick Mayberry

Periodontics Resident, Air Force: Increased Osteoblastic Expression of Colony Stimulating Factor 1 (CSF-1) by Advanced Glycation End-Products (AGES): A Mechanism of Diabetic Bone Fragility

Capt. Hillary Key

Periodontics Resident, Air Force: Radiographic Distance from the Cemento-Enamel Junction to the Alveolar Crest in Periodontal Health

Maj. Michael Luna

Periodontics Resident, Air Force: Genes Expressed in the Development of Epithelial Attachment

Maj. Daniel Brockway

Periodontics Resident, Army: Comparison of Two Different Alveolar Ridge Preservation Techniques

Capt. Anthony Vargas

Periodontics Resident, Army: Time of Exposure: A Major Factor in the Attachment of Oral Bacteria to Titanium

Maj. Alicia Choi

Periodontics Resident, Army: Nd:YAG Laser Irradiation for Ridge Preservation and Immediate Implant Procedures

Capt. James Wilson

Periodontics Resident, Army: Frequency of Adequate Mesiodistal Space for Dental Implant Placement at Human Anterior Tooth Positions: An Observational Study Utilizing Cone-Beam Computed Tomography

Zacharia Kashlan

Periodontics Resident, Veterans Affairs: Evaluation of Soft Tissue Closure for Ridge Preservation Using Bioactive and Resorbable Calcium Apatite Crystal Bone Graft Compared to E-PTFE Membrane with Cortico-Cancellous Bone by Means of Digital Planimetry

Owais A. Farooqi

Periodontist, Department of Veterans Affairs: Developing Consensus for Opioid Prescriptions for Post Procedural Dental Pain Management

Lt. Cmdr. Elizabeth Polak

Periodontics Resident, Navy: Extraction Site Preservation Using Porcine Collagen with FDBA versus Human Amnion Chorion Membrane with FDBA: A Randomized Clinical Trial


Owais A. Farooqi
Veterans Affairs

3.0 CE

All registered participants are welcome to attend.

Periodontics residents from the Veterans Administration, Army, Air Force, and Navy will provide 10-minute presentations on their clinical and basic science research. The presentations cover a wide variety of topics, and each speaker will have five minutes to answer questions following the presentation.


Educational Objectives:

  • Identify the possible links between breast cancer, bone metastasis, and metabolic disorders such as diabetes; gather evidence leading to future research avenues and hopefully low-risk, low-cost preventive measures.
  • Identify the effect of AGEs on the expression of colony stimulating factor 1 in osteoblasts. Demonstrate if any observed effects are mediated via the mitogen-activated protein kinases signaling pathway.
  • Describe the mean radiographic cementoenamel junction (CEJ) to alveolar crest (AC) distance in periodontally healthy young adults and understand how this distance may vary based upon tooth type and location.
  • Determine the localization of genes expressed from the cluster of secreted calcium-binding phosphoproteins, basement membrane-associated proteins, and intermediate filament proteins in epithelial derived tissues throughout tooth development.
  • Evaluate the difference between dPTFE and amnion chorion tissue membranes, and review quantitative results of overlay grafting.
  • Consider the relevance of previous studies on implant failure, realistic exposure times, and implications of overuse and misuse of antibiotics in implant dentistry.
  • Describe the rationale for ridge preservation procedures, including uses and advantages of Nd:YAG laser use and cellular effects of Nd:YAG laser irradiation reported in in vitro studies.
  • Define the minimum recommended facial bone thickness adjacent to dental implants, optimum implant position, and alveolar bone volume needs for conventional dental implant placement.
  • Recognize soft tissue healing in ridge preservation procedures using bioactive and resorbable calcium apatite crystal bone graft compared to E-PTFE membrane with cortico-cancellous bone.
  • Discuss the modified Delphi method of developing consensus on opioid prescriptions, and outline the recommendations of expert-panel regarding optimum quantities of opioids which may be prescribed after dental surgical procedures, including periodontal surgical procedures.
  • Evaluate the outcomes of porcine collagen with FDBA vs. human amnion chorion membrane with FDBA for ridge preservation.


November 2, 2019
8:00 am - 11:00 am