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Mentoring Network for Underrepresented Postdoctoral and Early-Career Faculty Investigators

Mentoring Early-Career Faculty Investigators

Dear NIDCR,
Thank you so much for your Initiative. Idea of mentoring Network for Underrepresented Postdoctoral and Early-Career Faculty Investigators is very novel and innovative idea. I believe if Early-Career Faculty Investigators from Underrepresented area must be given opportunity for learning in conventional and new areas of oral and dental care to serve the people the that region without compromising the quality... more »

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Mentoring Network for Underrepresented Postdoctoral and Early-Career Faculty Investigators

Grant selection, writing and submition

Dear NIDCR,
Thank you for creating this opportunity to share our experiences and suggest topics for mentorship. As an URM postdoctoral faculty, I absolutely love the seminars that you have suggested. Personally, I wish I could learn about how to search for grants, grant writing and submission, research methodologies, leadership development, and mentorship.
I think if you could create some webinars for these topics, or... more »

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Mentoring Network for Underrepresented Postdoctoral and Early-Career Faculty Investigators

Need of the hour : Equal representation and opportunity to all

NIDCR initiative of giving better representation and improved networking to early career researchers will be very instrumental and a prudent step in long run. This will give more opportunity to enthusiastic and knowledge seeking young professionals to hone and upgrade their skills and use them for under represented regions . It is also great that experienced and senior faculty "pass the baton " to young guns for promising... more »

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Comments from the American Association for Dental Research

AADR strongly and enthusiastically supports this proposed initiative. AADR commends NIDCR for its efforts to increase the diversity of the dental, oral and craniofacial research workforce. AADR members have provided the following feedback and recommendations: Look to the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) for programmatic elements and metrics for assessing the impact of the network and success of participants.... more »

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Accelerating the Advancement of Digital Dentistry

Assessing and preventing oral health

Prevention and value of oral health is an important issue for enjoying a healthy life. One of the most serious forms of this disease is oral cancer, the most important risk factors, the consumption of tobacco or alcohol and the human papillomavirus (WHO, 2018). Around 80% of the world's 1.1 billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries (WHO, 2018). Society for the Study of Addiction (2018), reports: “global... more »

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Exploring New Capabilities of 3D printing in the Dental Field

Digital technologies have changed the face and hands of dentistry, the increased accuracy and applications of optical scanners, cone beam tomography and CAD-CAM manufacturing technologies have impacted tremendously our field. The increasing use of these technologies in dentistry, allowed the reduction of manual handling of specimens throughout the various processing steps of the workflow.

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Using AI and Machine Learning in Dental Diagnostics

AI and Machine Learning is a hot topic nowadays. Especially whether this "automation" will take over human jobs. This impending doomsday scenario makes for a great story and headlines but the reality is very different.

Patients in Dental field often complain of misdiagnosis or late diagnosis. A cavity is discovered far too late, Gingival issues are left untreated and misdiagnosed, etc. Dentists would love a second opinion... more »

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Blockchain for Dental and Medical Records

How often have Dentists been in a situation where they wished they'd immediate and detailed access to a new patients dental records or a patients medical record before starting a procedure. The reality is, it can take days for these records to reach the Provider. Health records are a patchwork of multitude of systems, which often, exchange information via faxes and paper copies!

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Integration of Electronic Medical and Dental Records

The electronic dental records (EDR) currently exist in a digital desert, isolated from the mainstream advances in the electronic medical record (EMR) management. Whereas it is common practice to provide access to EMR data for the purposes of building value-added diagnostic tools, EDR data is much less accessible. Likewise, EMR data are routinely organized in research data warehouses (RDW) and are made available for mechanistic,... more »

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Accelerating the Advancement of Digital Dentistry

Magnetic Resonance Micro imaging in Dentistry

Magnetic resonance Micro imaging ( MRM) is a non destructive and non invasive technique.With this technique high resolution three dimensional images can be produced similar to histologic teeth sectioning process. Both internal and external tooth morphology could be determined with this technique. Medical field is rapidly exploring this micro imaging but in dentistry it is still under development .This technique should... more »

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Dentistry can become a leader of integrated healthcare

Good health takes guidance, effort, and continuous monitoring. The Government and other Payers have voiced their concern over poor healthcare outcomes and escalating cost by asking Providers to demonstrate more value for their Care. State Departments of Health have challenged hospitals to decrease readmissions and to reduce the use of Emergency Room for primary care. However, several factors make this difficult to... more »

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Accelerating the Advancement of Digital Dentistry

Multidisciplinary technological integration and development

This Digital Dentistry initiative is an excellent illustration of the necessity to bring traditional dentistry to its next natural stage. I agree that advanced dental techniques will improve patient care as well as our understanding of dental health, and to potentially draw connections between overall health and dental health. Our desire to understand the connection between the two is an overarching theme for all of us... more »

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Digital dentistry: a complex system

So far, most of the efforts in digital dentistry are focused on individual technologies which are essential for the digital transition of different aspects of dental care. However, existing studies that evaluated digital applications in medicine and dentistry have demonstrated suboptimal outcomes due to development and implementation of individual technologies and not considering the entire system of technologies and... more »

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