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Upcoming Events


Call for Abstracts for the 2015 AADR/IADR General Sessions Meeting
The deadline to submit abstracts to the AADR/IADR is October 7th, 2014 for the general sessions meeting in March 2015.

Hinman Student Research Symposium
The 20th annual Hinman Student Research Symposium that showcases undergraduate student dental research from a variety of dental schools will take place at the Peabody Hotel, October 31st through November 2nd, 2014.

Faculty Alumni Endowment Research Grant Deadline – Friday, October 31st, 2014 5pm CDT
Please submit grant applications to Dr. Franklin Garcia-Godoy and Laura Rush at and no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 31st.


44th Annual Meeting of the AADR
93rd Annual General Session of the IADR
Boston, MA, March 11-14th, 2015

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

The following is a list of the standard due dates for competing applications for NIH:

  Cycle I Cycle II Cycle III
R01 (New) Feb 5 June 5 Oct 5
R01 (Resubmission, Revision, Renewal) Mar 5 July 5th November 5th
R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36 (New) Feb 16 June 16 October 16
R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36 (Resubmission, Revision, Renewal) March 16 July 16 Nove 16
R13/U13 (All) April 12 Aug 12 Dec 12

News & Notices

Congratulations to Dr. Edward Harris: Volume 26 issue 3 of the Dental Anthropology Journal is called the, Edward Harris Tribute Volume.

Drs Tantbirojn and Versluis, co-authored the article: Tantbirojn D, Fernando C, Versluis A. Failure strengths of composite additions and repairs. Operative Dentistry, in press.

Drs. Williams, Ballard, Woods and Anderson’s presentation: Campus to Community Partnerships: Building Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Learning Experiences has been accepted at the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants FallFest Conference2014 in Gatlinburg, TN, October 6-10, 2014.

Dr. Versluis co-authored the article: ‘Screw-in’ tendency of rotary nickel-titanium files due to design geometry.  International Endodontic Journal 2014; in press. Lee CJ, Ha JH, Versluis A, Kwak SW, Byeon K, Kim HC.

Drs Livada, Fine, and Shiloah co-authored the publication: Root amputation: A new look into an old procedure in the journal New York J Dent 2014;80:24-29.

Dr. Caplan has been invited to present: An attorney’s view of the bite mark admissibility in United States courts at the American Association of Forensic Sciences Scientific Session in Seoul, South Korea in October 2014.

Dr. Rawal has been invited to present: Intraosseous (central) sebaceous adenocarcinoma at the College of American Pathologists 2014 meeting in Chicago, IL in September.

Dr. Huang co-authored the article: Immunohistochemical and Histochemcial Analysis of Newly Formed Tissues in Root Canal Space Transplanted with Dental Pulp Stem Cells Plus Platelet-rich Plasma featured in the Journal of Endodontics 2014; in press.

Dr. Huang co-authored the book chapter: Chapter: Regenerative Endodontics (Revitalization/Revascularization)Mineral Trioxide Aggregate: Properties and Clinical Applications, in the book Mineral Trioxide Aggregate: Properties and Clinical Applications, 2014:141-176, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Drs. Tantbirojn and Versluis helped co-author the article: Effect of photo-activation timing on mechanical properties of resin cements and bond strength off fiberglass posts to root dentin featured in Operative Dentistry, 2014; in press.

Drs Thomas,Scarbecz,Christian co-authored the article: The incidence and pattern of maxillofacial injuries in helmeted vs. non-helmeted motorcycle accident victims featured in, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2014; in press.

Drs Dehghan, Harrison, Scarbecz, and Langham co-authored the article: Implementation of the "comprehensive care" educational model: student survey at University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, in the Journal of Dental Education, 2014; in press.

Drs Suliman, Trojan, Tantbirojn, and Versluis co-authored the article: Enamel loss following ceramic bracket debonding: A quantitative analysis in vitro featured in Angle Orthodontist, 2014; in press.

Drs Tantbirojn and Versluis co-authored the article: Effect of occlusal loading and mechanical properties of composite resin on stress generated in posterior restoration featured in Am J Dent, 2014; in press.

Dr. Ferriera co-authored the article: Revalence of peri-implant diseases – Part 1 in the journal Dentistry 2014; 4:238.

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