Research Day 2012

Biofilm Disease Dynamics: From Understanding to Eradication

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
UBC Student Union Building Ballroom

Biofilm, often simply described in the dental field as “plaque”, is an aggregate of microorganisms that preferentially grow in slime-enclosed communities and have an inherent resistance to disinfectives, antibiotics and host defences. These biofilm properties are the basis for dental diseases such as caries, root canal infections and periodontal diseases.

Research Day 2012 will highlight the exciting and progressive work of UBC Dentistry’s faculty in the areas of biofilm dynamics, control, eradication, significance in treatment failures, and community strategies to manage dental caries.

The Faculty of Dentistry is honoured that the keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Bill Costerton from the Center for Genomic Sciences, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Costerton is widely credited with founding the field of Biofilm Microbiology and has over 650 publications on this important topic.

Research Day - 2012

When is UBC Dentistry Research Day in 2012?
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
From 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Where is it?
In the Student Union Building (SUB) Ballroom at the UBC Point Grey campus (view the map)

Who is Invited?
The entire faculty. This includes all DMD, hygiene and graduate students, post-graduates, staff including post-doctoral fellows, research associates and visitors, as well as full-time and part-time faculty.

Is there a theme?
Yes. theme is "Biofilm Disease Dynamics: From Understanding to Eradication"

What is the schedule for the day?
Schedule of Events (PDF)

What if I get hungry?
There will be breakfast, a coffee break and lunch—FREE!

May I submit a research poster?
Yes, a poster may be submitted.
Abstracts are due in the fall of 2012

What about my classes that day?
There are no classes that day, but attendance is mandatory for students.

More questions?
Please contact Edward Putnins at

UBC Dentistry Thanks the Following Research Day Sponsors:

Presenting Gold Sponsor
Sinclair Dental

Silver Breakfast Sponsor

Silver Lunch Sponsor