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Pacific Hosts International Satellite Symposium of IADR Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group

Symposium attendees view poster presentations.

March  27, 2013

Representatives from dental schools and organizations around the world recently met at University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry’s San Francisco campus for a satellite symposium of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group (PBRG). From March 24-26, members of the academic and professional communities gathered for the event, themed “Pulp Regeneration — Translational Opportunities,” to present and discuss recent advances in the field of dental stem cell biology and pulp tissue regeneration.

The event followed a series of successful symposia that PBRG has organized in various countries over the last two decades, the most recent being held in Switzerland in 2010. For the event at Pacific, experts spent the three-day symposium building on existing ideas, theories and research by discussing mechanistic aspects of pulp regeneration in the context of translational strategies to move the field from the laboratory to clinical practice.

Symposium presentation

The symposium featured numerous expert lectures.

“We are so excited to have been able to host this symposium for our international colleagues,” said Dr. Ove Peters, co-chair of the Department of Endodontics at the Dugoni School of Dentistry and one of the symposium organizers. “There are many significant and exciting research efforts devoted to this field. Collaboration and exchange of ideas — such as what took place at this symposium — are crucial to continuing to move the field forward.”

Event lectures focused on advances in tissue engineering, including biomaterials, cells and growth factors; dental pulp tissue engineering; bacterial contamination, inflammation and disinfection of dental pulp; the clinical aspects of pulp regeneration and more. The symposium also featured discussion opportunities, poster presentations, awards and a reception and dinner gala event.

The Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group is a part of the IADR and is also affiliated with the American Association of Dental Research.

Category Type: Dental Issues and Research, Special Events

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