2018 Meeting Program

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The mission of The International Academy of Endodontics is to improve the oral health of the public by promoting the highest quality of non-commercial endodontic and scientific continuing education for its membership.  .......our members seek out speakers from many areas in biology, medicine and dentistry who are exceptional leaders in their field.  The goal of the meeting is to provide advanced knowledge and understanding, to give inspiration through basic science and clinical leadership, and to provide serious mentorship for all attendees.
2018 IAE Meeting: Highlight of Speakers and Topics

H. Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine, Community & Family Medicine, The Dartmouth Institute
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Professor of Business Administration (adjunct), Tuck School of Business
Professor of Public Policy (adjunct), Dartmouth College
American academic physician and cancer researcher. He is an internist at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont, as well as a professor of medicine at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Dr. Welch is a general internist whose research focuses on the problems created by medicine's efforts to detect disease early: physicians test too often, treat too aggressively and tell too many people that they are sick. Most of his work has focused on overdiagnosis in cancer screening: in particular, screening for melanoma, cervical, breast and prostate cancer. He is the author of the books, Should I be Tested for Cancer? Maybe Not and Here's Why" (UC Press 2004) and more recently, "Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health" (Beacon Press 2011) and "Less Medicine, More Health: 7 Assumptions That Drive Too Much Medical Care" (Beacon Press 2015).
Author of  Over-Diagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health  (find on Amazon.com)
Author of  Less Medicine More Health: 7 Assumptions that Drive Too Much Medical Care  (find on Amazon.com)

Lera Boroditsky, PhD

Lera Boroditsky is an Associate Professor of Cognitive Science at UCSD and Editor in Chief of Frontiers in Cultural Psychology. She previously served on the faculty at MIT and at Stanford. She received a degree in Cognitive Sciences from Northwestern University (B.A. with Honors, 1996), and her Ph.D in Cognitive Psychology from Stanford University in 2001. Most recently, she was awarded the McDonnell Scholar Award, as well as the National Science Foundation (NSF) Award.
Her research includes topics of the relationships between mind, world, and language; how we construct knowledge from our experiences with the world; how we use our knowledge to interpret new experiences.  Her work has provided new insights into the controversial question of whether the languages we speak shape the way we think (Linguistic relativity). 


Paul McMullin, SE, PhD

PhD, Civil Engineering, Univ. Utah. Project: A Holistic, Civil Engineering Framework for Treating Cracks
Paul McMulllin is an educator, structural engineer and photographer with degrees in mechanical and civil engineering, and is a licensed engineer in several states. He is a founding partner of Ingenium Design, providing innovative solutions to industrial facilities. Currently an adjunct professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, USA, he has taught for a decade and loves bringing project-based learning to the classroom. He specializes in structural integrity issues and bulk material handling.

David Clark, DDS

Dr. David Clark founded the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry. He is a course director at the Newport Coast Oral Facial Institute in Newport Beach, California. He is co-director of Precision Aesthetics Northwest in Tacoma Washington, and an associate member of the American Association of Endodontists.  Dr. Clark has authored several landmark articles about microscope dentistry including Aesthetic Dentistry, Sealants, The Role of Ultrasonics in Three Dimensional Shaping and Restoration of Non Vital Teeth, Micro-Imaging and Practice Management, and Crack Diagnosis.
Dr. Clark recently published a completely new approach to diagnosis and treatment of cracked teeth, based on a new nomenclature and classification system for enamel and dentinal cracks observed at 16x magnification in The Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. 

Jeffrey P. Okeson, DMD

University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry
Chief, Division of Orofacial Pain.  
Director, Oral Facial Pain Program
Dr. Jeffrey P Okeson has dedicated his career to educating students, residents and clinicians in the areas of occlusion, temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain. He has been a full time faculty member at the University of Kentucky for 42 years. He is recognized worldwide as an authority in the field of TMD and orofacial pain, lecturing in every state in the USA and 54 different foreign countries. His peers have called him the “World Ambassador for Orofacial pain”.  He is active in many national and international organizations and is past president of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. He is also a founding diplomate and twice past president of the American Board of Orofacial Pain.
Dr. Okeson is a captivating lecturer with a teaching style that is engaging, logical and based on the available science. 

Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD

Emory University School of Medicine
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Dr. Krupinski is an Experimental Psychologist with research interests in medical image perception, observer performance, medical decision making, and human factors as they pertain to radiology and telemedicine. The goal of her research is to improve our understanding of the perceptual and cognitive mechanisms underlying the interpretation of medical images in order to reduce errors, improve training, and optimize the reading environment, thereby improving patient care and outcomes.

Gordon Guyatt, BSc, MD, MSc FRCPC, OC

McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Distinguished Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Dr. Guyatt's areas of interest include: the dissemination of concepts of evidence-based medicine to health workers and health-care consumers; the methodology of clinical practice guidelines and medical decision-making; systematic review methodology; and ascertaining patients' values and preferences. Dr. Guyatt has been a leading exponent of evidence-based approaches to clinical practice, having coined the term "evidence-based medicine" in 1990.