Metro Toronto Convention Centre to host over 4,500 oral, dental, and craniofacial researchers July 2-5, 2008

    TORONTO, June 30 /CNW/ - Over 4,500 oral, dental, and craniofacial
researchers will convene at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) July
2-5, 2008 to present their latest research findings and discuss how to
translate these research findings into clinical practice to improve oral
health worldwide. The MTCC will be hosting a joint meeting of attendees to the
86th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research
(IADR) and the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental
Research (CADR).
    Continuing the mission of advancing research and increasing knowledge for
the improvement of oral health, the joint IADR/CADR meeting will feature more
than 3,500 scientific abstracts, as well as a wide variety of symposia,
keynote presentations, and hands-on workshops. The event will also include an
exhibition with over 40 international companies.
    "IADR members attending the General Session & Exhibition will have the
opportunity to network with thousands of colleagues from all over the world
and to participate in sessions where the latest and most relevant dental and
craniofacial research will be discussed," said IADR President, Dr. Deborah
Greenspan (University of California, San Francisco).
    Current research interests in the field include behavioral, epidemiologic
& health services research, cariology, craniofacial biology, pulp biology and
regeneration, diagnostic systems, geriatric oral research, salivary research,
mineralized tissue, and neuroscience/TMJ, among many others.
    The MTCC anticipates this major convention will produce significant
revenue for Toronto's hotels, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues,
with an overall economic impact of approximately $9.7 million in direct

    About the IADR

    The International Association for Dental Research was established in
1920 to promote research in all aspects of oral and related sciences, to find
new methods of disease treatment and prevention, and to facilitate cooperation
among investigators and communication of research findings and their
implications throughout the world. For further information about the IADR and
the meeting program, please visit the IADR Web site at

    About the MTCC

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada's No.1 convention and trade
show facility. Since its opening in 1984, the MTCC has hosted approximately
12,000 events and entertained nearly 40 million guests. For further
information, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Christine Chiu, Marketing Manager, MTCC, (416)
585-8106,; Denise S. Streszoff, Director of Marketing &
Membership, International Association for Dental Research, (703) 299-8087 OR
(416) 585-3760 (July 2 - 5, 2008),

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