Dental Science Symposium

32nd Annual Dental Science Symposium
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Holly Auditorium & Foyer

Join us for the 32nd Dental Science Symposium The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

The symposium embraces a broad spectrum of research and scholarly activities. We welcome participants from all UTHSCSA schools. The highlight of our symposium will be a competitive oral, and poster session being presented by pre-doctoral students, postdoctoral students and UT Health Science Center faculty.

Prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts that are already accepted for presentation as well as original research.


  • All submissions must be submitted electronically no later than 12:00 PM (CT), Friday, February 21, 2014 to Noemi O. Hinojosa at
  • Paper submissions or faxed abstracts are not acceptable
  • Late submissions will not be accepted
  • You will be notified via e-mail that your abstract has been received and accepted

Registration and Submission Process:

  • Participants should submit the Poster/Abstract Registration Form below which includes the title, author(s), background/objectives, methods, results, and conclusions, as well as the name of the presenter and the preferred category and type (oral or poster) of presentation
  • All submission must include a 300 dpi resolution jpg picture of the presenter
  • Presenters may submit only one registration form, but can be co-authors of other presentations
  • Posters setup time: 7:00 AM in the Holly Auditorium Foyer
  • All presenters are required to attend both the Speaker sessions and the Awards ceremony
  • All poster presenters, be prepared to give your presentation numerous times during the morning as people come up
  • Graduate students include DDS/PhD, Masters, and PhD programs
    • Presentation Registration (Poster/Abstract Registration Form)
      • The format for the program is a 10-minute oral presentation on research related to dental and oral sciences
      • Due to limited time slots, oral presentations will be determined by the Selection Committee on a competitive bases based on the abstract
      • Flash drives with the presentation must be submitted to Noemi O. Hinojosa no later than 12:00 pm, Monday, March 17, 2014. Presentation will be uploaded on laptops provided on the day of the Symposium
      • Please indicate if you are a dental student, graduate student, postdoctoral fellow or dental hygiene student
    • Poster/Abstract Presentation Registration
      • Poster display area- 5.8' (w) x 3.6' (h)
      • Pushpins and large clips will be provided to hang your poster
      • All presenters are required to stay by their poster during their assigned time slot (TBA)

NOTE: Attendance by the Dental School students is required as part of the Dental School Curriculum. This event is on the Dental School class schedules. All absences must be excused by the Dean's Office.

Dress code:  Business Casual

Program Schedule

Distinguished Keynote Speaker
Peter B. Lockhart, DDS
C hair Emeritus
Oral Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center
(CV – Dr. Lockhart)
Dr. Peter B. Lockhart

"Current Status of Antibiotic Prophylaxis”

Peter B. Lockhart DDS, a native of Massachusetts, graduated from University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. Following his residency, Dr. Lockhart joined the faculty at Brigham and Women's Hospital where he directed the residency-training program, practiced general dentistry, and conducted clinical research for 10 years. Dr. Lockhart is currently Professor and Chair Emeritus of Oral Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center. He was a recipient of a World Health Organization Fellowship in Oral Medicine in the United Kingdom, and later a TC White Visiting Professor at University of Glasgow, Scotland. He holds Fellowship diplomas in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, for whom he is a Regional Advisor for the U.S. He has a variety of clinical and research interests in oral medicine, particularly the dental management of medically complex patients. He had funding for bacteremia research for over 20 years, to include an NIDCR\NIH R01 grant concerning surrogate measures of bacteremia from dental procedures. He serves on multiple Journal Editorial Boards and has over 130 textbook chapters and peer reviewed journal articles. He is the editor of the textbook, Oral Medicine and Medically Complex Patients. Since 2004, he has been the American Dental Association liaison to the American Heart Association’s Committee on Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease. Dr. Lockhart also served on the recent multidisciplinary Writing Committee on prophylaxis guidelines for patients with prosthetic joints.

Distinguished Faculty Speaker
Kenneth M. Hargreaves, DDS, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Endodontics
Cross-Appointed as Professor of
Pharmacology, Physiology and Surgery
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
(CV – Dr. Hargreaves)
Dr. Kenneth M. Hargreaves

Ken Hargreaves received his DDS from Georgetown University, his PhD in physiology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, and his certificate in Endodontics from the University of Minnesota. Ken spent 5 years at the Pain Clinic of the NIDCR and 7 years as an associate professor of Endodontics and Pharmacology at the University of Minnesota. He joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1997, as professor and Chair of the Department of Endodontics and is cross-appointed as professor in the Departments of Pharmacology, Physiology and Surgery. He maintains a private practice limited to endodontics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists. Ken has received an NIH MERIT Award for research, two IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards (for Pulp Biology in 1999 and Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics in 2000) and the Louis I. Grossman Award from the AAE. He has published more than 150 articles and, with Harold Goodis and Frank Tay, co-edited the 2nd edition Seltzer and Bender’s Dental Pulp, and, with Steve Cohen and Lou Berman, co-edited the 10th edition of Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp. Ken also serves as editor of the Journal of Endodontics.

2014 Winners


San Antonio Chapter American Association of Dental Research Membership: (Annual Membership Registration)

Hosted by the San Antonio Chapter American Association of Dental Research: (2014 – 2015 Officers)

San Antonio Chapter of the AADR
Office of the Dental Dean
Omicron Kappa Upsilon
COSTAR Training Program
San Antonio Chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry
Student Research Group

For more information contact:
Noemi O. Hinojosa
Office of the Dental Dean
(210) 567-3167