CE Hours: 1.5

Seq# 36 - Gene Discoveries in Craniofacial Anomalies and Oral Inflammatory Conditions

Knowledge of the human genome sequence has allowed for significant advances in the understanding of genetic aspects of oral and craniofacial diseases and conditions, and the generation of novel approaches to prevent, diagnose and manage them. Notwithstanding, to ensure meaningful application of genomic discoveries for preventing disease and improving clinical outcomes, it is necessary that these research discoveries be incorporated in clinical practice and education of oral health care providers. In this symposium, the genetic advances in the fields of craniofacial anomalies and oral inflammatory conditions will be presented to promote improved understanding of the etiology of these conditions, and elaborate on future research directions and strategies for the development of preventive and treatment efforts. In the near future, genetic advances will be the basis of precision dentistry and personalized treatment efforts.

Learning Objectives:

  • 1. To improve knowledge of the genetic basis of craniofacial anomalies and oral inflammatory conditions
  • 2. To discuss future research directions to improve translation of research discoveries into clinical applications
  • 3. To highlight the importance of incorporating genetic knowledge in clinical practice and dental education towards precision dentistry efforts