Regional Meeting of South Central Practitioners






The Annual South Central Region meeting of practitioners was held March 7 and 8, 2014 at the beautiful Ross Bridge Resort and Spa in Birmingham, Alabama. A total of 111 members representing every state in the region attended and received 6 hours of continuing education credit.

Dr. Sonia Makhija (Deputy Director of the South Central Region) gave an update on the network. This was followed by Dr. Maura Gillison, from The Ohio State University, who spoke about HPV and Oropharyngeal Cancer. Finally, Dr. Dena Fischer (NIDCR Program Official) spoke about the history and future of NIDCR-sponsored practice-based research networks.
The overall meeting consisted of four breakout sessions:
Dr. Maura Gillison, Study Principal Investigator, spoke about her new study proposal on HPV and Oral Cancer. This was followed by a breakout session to discuss this propsal and re-convened later for a panel group discussion.
Dr. Mike McCracken, Study Principal Investigator, spoke about his new study propsal on Factors Associated with Successful Crowns. Dr. Jocelyn McClelland, practitioner from Alabaster, AL, discussed a new study proposal about the management of dentin hypersensitivity. After these two presentations, attendees were assigned into breakout groups to discuss these presentations and gathered back for a panel group discussion.
Thanks to all who attended this meeting and for making it such a great success!