Reducing Disparities in Mother and Child Oral Health: a Presentation by Dr. Peter Milgrom (UWash)
- Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
- Plant Biosciences Building, Room 108 - view map
Montana INBRE is pleased to invite faculty, staff, and students to attend a presentation by Dr. Peter Milgrom, Reducing Disparities in Mother and Child Oral Health: Research Needed to Meet Healthy People 2020 Goals, on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from noon to 1:00 pm in Plant Biosciences Room 108. Lunch will be provided for attendees and will be served starting at 11:30am.
Dr. Milgrom is a Professor in the Department of Oral Health Sciences and the Center for Pediatric Dentistry in the University of Washington's School of Dentistry and Adjunct Professor in UW's Department of Health Services in the School of Public Health. He directs the Northwest Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities at the University of Washington and has academic appointments at Case Western University, University of Rochester, and UCSF. In addition to maintaining a dental practice for the care of fearful patients, Dr. Milgrom conducts research on xylitol, the effectiveness of fluoride varnish and iodine in preschoolers, clinical efficacy and safety of diammine silver fluoride, motivational strategies to increase perinatal and well child dental visits in rural communities, and studies of cognitive interventions in pediatric and adult dental fear. The NIH, the Office of Head Start, and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA have supported his work. Dr. Milgrom is author of 5 books and over 280 scientific articles. His latest book, Treating Fearful Dental Patients, was published in 2009. In 2012, he was also awarded the Norton Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research by the American Dental Association, and in 2014 he received the Irwin M. Mandel Distinguished Mentor Award from the International Association for Dental Research. Among other honors, he has been awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Bergen, Norway and the University of California, San Francisco Dental Alumni Gold Medal. Dr. Milgrom received his DDS from the University of California, San Francisco in 1972.