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CE: Probing the Bridge Between Dental Oral Health and Genetics

Wed, Oct 09


Oak Bay Beach Hotel

CE: Probing the Bridge Between Dental Oral Health and Genetics

Dr. Mary MacDougall (Professor & Dean, UBC Dentistry)

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Time & Location

Oct 09, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Oak Bay Beach Hotel, 1175 Beach Dr, Victoria, BC V8S 2N2, Canada

About the Event

With the many advances in human genetics, a more personalized approach is being envisioned for dentistry, termed ‘Precision Dentistry’. This program explores some discoveries related to human dental genetic disorders and how they impact our understanding of normal tooth formation, patterning and structure.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Mary MacDougall received her B.A. (Biochemistry Major and Theatrical Design Minor) in 1978 from

the University of California at San Diego, and her Ph.D. (Craniofacial Biology) in 1984 from the

University of Southern California. She commenced her professional research and teaching career at the

University of Southern California. She then held a number of leadership roles at the University of Texas

Health Science Center San Antonio: Director of the Research Division of Pediatric Dentistry (1993-

1998), Founding Director of the Craniofacial Oral-Biology Student Training in Academic Research

Program (CO-STAR) and the Dental-Student Training in Academic Research Program (D-STAR)

between 1998 and 2005, and Associate Dean for Research from 1999-2005; she also served for one

year as Interim Chair of Pediatric Dentistry. Since 2005, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham,

Dr. MacDougall has founded a number of research training programs of which she continues to serve

as Director.

In addition, Dr. MacDougall is an internationally recognized scholar having published 18 book chapters

and over 150 peer-reviewed articles. She has served as President of the International Association for

Dental Research, as well as President of the American Association of Dental Research. Within these

leadership roles she has gained significant senior management experience as a member of the senior

management teams at the Department, Faculty, and University levels, and in external global


 Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received 96 hours prior to the program start time will be fully refunded. Cancellations received within 96 hours of the program start time will be given a half course credit note, to be used within six months. Registrants who do not show up at the event pay full fees.    





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    Light snacks will be served






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