News & Events

Jan-Mar 2012.
-- Center Director Dr. Peter Milgrom will address the International Conference on Novel Anti-caries and Remineralizing Agents (ICNARA 2), to be held in Viña del Mar, Chile on Jan 3-5, 2012.
In his invited paper, he will speak on clinical research on xylitol and other polyols. Papers from the conference will be published in Advances in Dental Research. Dr. Milgrom and the center have conducted ground breaking research on the application of xylitol as a caries preventive in low income populations.

-- Dr. Milgrom will also address the Joint Meeting of Amerian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Association of Orthodontists , in San Marco, FL, Jan 27-29, 2012.


Oct to Dec 2011
The Oregon Dental Provider Survey - "Dental Insurance Benefits for Pregnant Women" is now available for view and download.

The Willamette Dental - "Pregnant Women Survey" is now available for view and download.


Center Director Dr. Peter Milgrom was invited to address Pediatric Dental Care at:
-- Argentinean Dental Association in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November, 2011.
-- Lane County Dental Society, Eugene, Oregon, November, 2011.


Dr. Peter Milgrom was invited to address the "Foundation Plans For Projects Serving Oregon" at the Oregon Oral Health Funders meeting in Eugene, Oregon, November 2011.


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Apr to Jun 2011


Jan to Mar 2011
Center Director Dr. Peter Milgrom was invited to address Pediatric Dental Care at:
-- Colombia Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in Cali, Colombia, March 2011.


Jan to Dec 2010

"Xylitol Pediatric Topical Oral Syrup to Prevent Dental Caries: A Double-blind Randomized Clinical Trial of Efficacy", a publication resulting from the HRSA/MCHB funded research project(R40 MC 03622) - "Xylitol For Acute Otitis Media and Early Childhood Caries" - was awarded the prestigious IADR (International Association of Dental Research) Aubrey Sheiham Award (2010) for Distinguished Research in Dental Public Health Sciences.
This award recognizes a single research paper published between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009, in the field of dental public health; both applied and basic research papers.


October 2010
Lane Community College, Center for Meeting and Learning, Eugene, OR.
Dr. Peter Milgrom speaking with the Lane County (OR) Dental Society" on research and efforts to implement best practices to improve dental health.

Full Video (65 minutes).
Power Point Presentation.
Posters on Oral Health for Pregnant Women, Infants and Toddlers.

Presented by
The Oregon Community Foundation - Children's Dental Health Initiative
with additional support from The Ford Family Foundation.


September, 2010

A new dentistry building means a new world of care for Washington kids
Columns | UW Alumni Association Magazine

The new Washington Dental Service Building for Early Childhood Oral Health, headed by Dr. Joel Berg, chair of the UW Department of Pediatric Dentistry and director of dentistry at Seattle Children’s Hospital, will merge the services and staff of the current UW Pediatric Dentistry Clinic and the Seattle Children’s Dental Clinic in order to improve oral health care for young children.

Berg also anticipates the Center will be teaming with UW dental professor Dr. Peter Milgrom following his groundbreaking research on the dental bacteria–fighting sugar substitute Xylitol.


June, 2009
Center investigators' editorial in JADA (Journal of the American Dental Association),"Fluoridated toothpaste and the prevention of early childhood caries: A failure to meet the needs of our young"