College Hosts 28th Annual Research Day: February 29
Dr. Jill Helms, the distinguished lecturer for Research Day, will be presenting on “Regenerative dental medicine: Stem cell biology and its impact on dentistry.”
Research Day is an annual event hosted by the College of Dentistry to showcase research conducted by its dental and dental hygiene students, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and residents. The event features a distinguished lecturer, Dr. Jill Helms, who is a leading oral health researcher.
Jill Helms, DDS, PhD is a professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The lecture will present a discussion of “Regenerative dental medicine: stem cell biology and its impact on dentistry.”
Scientists are developing new strategies to repair and, in some cases, regenerate damaged or diseased dental tissues. These achievements are based on the biology of the stem cell, and Dr. Helms will discuss some recent discoveries that have the potential to allow us to regenerate rather than rebuild dental tissues as we age.