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Oppenheim to speak at dental conferences

SDM professor featured at upcoming conferences

Frank Oppenheim, professor and chair of the Department of Periodontology and Oral Biology, is slated to speak at two major dental health events in 2006.

The first, in March 2006 in Orlando, Florida, will be a “Lunch and Learn” at the Annual Session of the American Association of Dental Research. Oppenheim will be leading a discussion about “Proteomics and Diagnostics of Saliva and Salivary Secretions,” a topic he has been researching with the support of two grants from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).

Later in the year, Oppenheim also will travel to Brisbane, Australia to speak at the June meeting of the International Association of Dental Research. His lecture, “The Acquired Enamel Pellicle: In Vitro and In Vivo Characterizations,” will be part of the symposium, “The Salivary Film: Aspects of Its Formation and Function.” Oppenheim’s work on this topic for over 20 years has been supported by a grant from NIDCR.