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Did you know that scientists can detect oral cancer by testing your saliva?...that there's a role for dental professionals in detecting and reporting domestic violence? …that red wine can help fight the bacteria that cause gum disease?

These are but a few of the thousands of pieces of information which will be presented when the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) holds its 35th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, jointly with the 83rd Annual Meeting of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), March 8-11, 2006, at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotels in Orlando, FL. It will also be the 30th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR).

This year, over 2,200 scientific presentations will be made, divided among plenary/oral/poster sessions and symposia/workshops. (For releases on selected topics, please see the white section of this Press Kit.) Estimates are that nearly 3,000 dental scientists, educators, students, and practicing dentists from around the world will convene, representing the latest thinking in dental research.

In addition to the individual presentations, there will be plenary sessions, symposia, and workshops during the four-day meeting, dealing with special-interest topics ranging from access to dental care to disaster planning for institutions. (For a complete listing, please see the green section of this Press Kit.)

Featured during Meeting Week will be the AADR/Pfizer Hatton Awards Competition for student investigators. The presentations, in poster format, will be judged by top-level scientists. In addition to receiving cash prizes and plaques, winners will compete in the IADR/Unilever Hatton Awards Competition in Brisbane, Australia, in June.

The Opening Ceremonies and Welcome Reception, on Wednesday, March 8, will provide an exciting kick-off for the week's activities. Many awards and fellowships, including the 2006 AADR Distinguished Scientist Award (green section), will be presented. (For more information on awards and recognitions, please see the green section of this Press Kit.)

A Joint Opening Plenary Session on Wednesday morning, March 8, to mark this historic first joint meeting of the AADR and the ADEA, will feature a presentation by Tom Morris, of the Morris Institute for Human Values (Wilmington, NC).

The Distinguished Lecture Series will feature presentations by three eminent scientists:

  • "Salivary Diagnostics: Powered by Nanotechnologies, Proteomics, and Genomics", David Wong (UCLA), Thursday, March 9
  • "Horizons in Biomedical Engineering", Roderic Pettigrew (National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, Bethesda, MD), Friday, March 10
  • "Transforming Mesoscopic (Bio)materials with Holographic Optical Traps", David Grier (New York University), Saturday, March 11
These lectures will occur at 8 a.m. in Northern Hemisphere B-D of the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel.

One of the unique opportunities offered to students is Lunch & Learn, where students may sign up to discuss, over an informal luncheon, topics of interest with senior researchers. This year, Lunch & Learn will be held on Thursday and Friday, March 9 and 10. Twenty-six senior scientists from a wide variety of disciplines are volunteering their services for this event.

Returning for the fourth consecutive year are Keynote Speakers, who will be presenting "state-of-the-science" addresses in all of the Scientific Groups. (For details, please see the green section of this Press Kit.)

Also returning to the AADR meeting is a Job Opportunity Bulletin Service (JOBS), available to all registrants, located in the AADR Registration Area. Bulletin boards will be available to job recruiters to post job vacancies. There will also be a New Member Orientation Reception (Wednesday, March 8, 1:30 p.m.), where new members can find out about becoming more involved in the AADR and its specialty Groups and Committees.

For the 26th consecutive year, commercial exhibits will be featured at the Meeting. Meeting participants are encouraged to visit the booths of the following:

Confirmed Exhibitors (as of February 23, 2006)

Exhibitor (Commercial) Booth #

3M ESPE Hospitality Center
Abilit Corporation 331
Academic Management Systems 221
ACTEON North America (Satelec and Sopro companies) 410
A-dec, Inc. Island #229
Align Technology, Inc. 532
American Dental Association 226-230
American Eagle Instruments, Inc. 208
AXIS Dental –
Soft-Core Endodontic Obturators 437
AxiUm Software Booth 222
Biolase Technology, Inc. 533
Bisco Dental Products 310
Blackwell Munksgaard 425
B-Line Medical 538
Brasseler USA 329
British Dental Journal 526
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. 308
Colgate-Palmolive Company 115-117
Coltène/Whaledent, Inc. 237
Columbia Dentoform Corp. 428
Den-Mat/Cerinate Corp. 336
DentalEZ Group 430-432
Dentsply International
Dentsply Professional 119-121
DenX Advanced Dental Systems Ltd. 320
Designs For Vision, Inc. 211
Discus Dental, Inc. 202
GC America Inc. 216
GlaxoSmithKline 203-205
Global Surgical Corporation 324
G. Hartzell & Son 319
Henry Schein, Inc. 439
Hill Top Research 337
Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Co., Inc. 223-225
IMTEC Corporation 529
International Manufacturing Group, Inc. 322
The Journal of Clinical Dentistry 239
J. Morita USA, Inc. 215
Kaplan Medical Booth 309
KaVo Dental Island #416
Kerr Corporation 418
Kilgore International, Inc. 323
Kuraray America, Inc. 318
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 531
Medicor Imaging 423
Microbiology International 338
Midmark Corporation 311
Mosby – Elsevier 429
Neu-tec Group, Inc. 421
Nevin Laboratories, Inc. 131-133
Nobel Biocare 224
Obtura Spartan Booth 204
OMNII Oral Pharmaceuticals 325
Oral-B 127-129
OraPharma Inc. 431
Orascoptic (a division of Kerr Corp.) 420
Panadent 436
Pelton & Crane 528
Pentron Clinical Technologies 314
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare 109-111
PLANMECA, Inc. 327
Practicon Dental 209
Premier Dental Products Company 422
Procter & Gamble 123-125
Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc. 537-539
Scanco USA, Inc. 214
Septodont 535
Sheervision Inc. 103
Shioda Dental Company/ Head Dental Corporation 333
Sirona Dental Systems LLC 522-524
Software of Excellence 339
Sonicare Philips Oral Healthcare 105
Southern Dental Industries 408
SS White Burs, Inc. 424
Stanford/NASA –
National Biocomputation Center 304
Sunstar Butler 217
Tom's of Maine 433
Two-Ten Health 210
Ultradent Products, Inc. 218-220
Vident 426
VitalSource Technologies 438
VOCO America Inc. 527
Waterclave, LLC 530
WaterPik Technologies 219
Whip Mix Corporation 321
Zila Pharmaceuticals 316
Zimmer Dental 232

Exhibitor (Educational)

AADR Membership Pavilion Membership Pavilion
ADEA Membership/ADEA Gies Foundation 511
CDC Division of Oral Health Membership Pavilion
Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. 508
ELAM Program/Drexel University 100
Howard Hughes Medical Institute 415
Lutheran Medical Center 302
Friends of the NIDCR Membership Pavilion
Minnesota Craniofacial Research Training 101
(MinnCResT) Program -- University of Minnesota
National Institute of Dental
Membership Pavilion
& Craniofacial Research (Asia 5)
Naval Institute for Dental
& Biomedical Research 502
New York University College of Dentistry -- 411
Master's Program in Global Public Health
NIDCR's TIRR at the University of Minnesota 419
Northern Arizona University -- 514
Department of Dental Hygiene
United States Air Force 510
United States Army Health Care 518
University of Alberta 417
University of California, Los Angeles 404
University of California, San Francisco 402
University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine 300
University of Florida College of Dentistry 200
University of Iowa College of Dentistry 301
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry 504
University of Michigan School of Dentistry 409
University of Missouri-Kansas City 403
University of North Carolina 405
University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry 516
University of Tennessee –
Health Science Center 303
University of Tennessee College of Dentistry 305
University of Washington School of Dentistry 201

The Exhibition will be held, with the scientific posters, in the Pacific Hall at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel. Exhibit hours will be from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 9, 10, and 11.

In addition to the scientific portion of the meeting, participants will have ample opportunity to sample the many social offerings available in Orlando and its environs.

The 35th Annual Meeting promises to provide an exciting forum for scientific exchange that should be rewarding for all who attend.


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