#113 Lauren Winter on Dental Genetics

Released Friday, 6th December 2019
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This episode is part of the crossover series with other podcasts, today’s episode is a crossover with “Advancing Dentistry” also hosted by Kira Dineen.

Lauren Winter joins host Kira Dineen on this episode exploring the genetics of dentistry. They are both genetic counseling graduate students, Lauren attends the University of Pittsburgh and Kira attends Sarah Lawrence College. Lauren is a Research Assistant involved in the COHRA2/COHRA Smile Projects at the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics. Lauren and Kira discuss this project and dental genetics in general.

On This Episode We Discuss….
Role of Genetics in Oral Health
Potential Uses of Genetic Testing in Dentistry
Factors Contributing to Oral Health Disparities in Appalachia
Data Collecting and Analysis of Human Genetics, Oral Microbiome, Oral pH etc.
Participant Requirements and Advantages to a Longitudinal Approach
Relationships Between Genetic Factors, Dental Caries/Cavities and BMI
Potential Ways for Dentistry and Genetics to Merge

Learn more about Lauren’s experience in her role as a graduate research assistant at the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics in this blog post. Stay updated by following the CCDC on Facebook and Lauren on Twitter.

Want to learn more about dentistry? Be sure to check out “Advancing Dentistry” podcast on Apple, Spotify, and AdDent.com. You can also follow on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. If you are a dentist or part of a dental team take a look through AdDent’s dental instruments and use code “ADPOD15” for 15% off in the store.

Stay tuned for the next new episode of DNA Today released on the first Friday of the month with some bonus episode thrown in there. See what else we are up to on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and iTunes. Questions/inquiries can be sent to info@DNApodcast.com.

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