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New Insights into Salivary Gland Biology and Regeneration

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2021 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session

The 99th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR was to be held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, from July 21-24, 2021 as a Virtual Experience.

The recordings in this library from the meeting are a selection of the science that was to be presented as part of the General Session. These recordings give you the opportunity to participate in the meeting and hear from leading researchers. The recordings include IADR Distinguished Lecture Series speakers, the IADR Academy and symposia from a collection of scientific groups and networks.

This session can be purchased as part of the full meeting recordings within the product bundles

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Session Description 
Whether the result of radiotherapy for cancers of the head-and-neck, bacterial or viral infection, or chronic inflammation due to autoimmune conditions like Sjögren’s Syndrome, regaining function following salivary gland damage remains an elusive goal. Xerostomia can lead to a number of health complications that impact the quality of life for affected patients including dental caries, periodontitis, yeast and bacterial infections, loss of taste, and difficulties with mastication, swallowing, and speaking, Most current therapeutics, such as artificial saliva and muscarinic receptor agonists to induce secretion, only address the symptoms temporarily, underscoring the necessity for regenerative approaches. This session aims to introduce up-to-date information regarding salivary gland biology that elicits glandular damage, and share the most recent advancements in the field of salivary gland development and regeneration that can inform future therapeutic developments.

Learning Objectives
  • To learn about the varying interactions between different cell types during gland formation, damage, and regeneration.
  • To learn about cell fate choices and mechanisms during development and organ repair.
  • To learn how our current knowledge in salivary gland biology can be implemented to create new therapeutic avenues.
Presentation Date
July 24, 2021

Rose-Anne Romano - A Genomic Tapestry of the Cell Fate Choices and Trajectories of the Salivary Gland
Alejandro Chibly - Regulation of Salivary Gland Development and Function by Myoepithelial Neurotrophins
Kirsten Limesand - Wound Healing as a Framework for Regeneration
Mary Farach-Carson - Preclinical Models for Testing the 3D Salivary Tissue (3D-ST) for Treatment of Xerostomia

Sponsoring Group/Network(s)
Salivary Research

CE Credits 

1.5 Contact Hours

Financial Interest Disclosure:

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