John F. Hatton, D.M.D.

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John F. Hatton, D.M.D.
Professor of Endodontics
Executive Director for the Center for Advanced Dental Education
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO, USA
3:30 p.m.
Friday, June 28, 2019
International Academy of Endodontics, Annual Meeting
The Scottsdale Princess Resort
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
“Eye Tracking: Basic Principles and a Pilot"
Overview of perception metrology and potential applications.

Major Topics:

Image perception to include cognition and interpretation.

Eye tracking technology and potential use in endodontics.

Attendees will learn to: 

  1. Recognize how image perception impacts interpretation.
  2. Appreciate the role of eye tracking for understanding interpretation.
  3. Appreciate how eye tracking can be used to document how perception can be documented with a prompt.


Saint Louis University
About the Presenter:
After receiving his BA in chemistry from Illinois Wesleyan University, Dr. John F. Hatton earned his DMD from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. He pursued postgraduate training in endodontics and was awarded a certificate in endodontics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Hatton’s career as a dental educator began in 1984 at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine where he served as Head, Section of Endodontics and Chair of the Department of Applied Dental Medicine. In 1993 he was appointed by Saint Louis University to develop and direct the graduate program in endodontics. The program accepted its first residents the following year with the first endodontic alumni receiving their certificate and MS in 1996.

He is currently a Professor of Endodontics at Saint Louis University where he continues to serve as Executive Director for the Center for Advanced Dental Education at Saint Louis University. Dr. Hatton is a Diplomate and a past Director of the American Board of Endodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Hatton’s present research interests include pulpal neurophysiology, endodontic microbiology, endodontic materials, and radiographic imaging.