Rory Hume, DDS, PhD

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Rory Hume, DDS, PhD
Dean, University of Utah, School of Dentistry
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
10:30 a.m.
Friday, June 24, 2022
International Academy of Endodontics, Annual Meeting
The Scottsdale Princess Resort
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
“Cariology 2022; Science and Practice"
The science of caries has advanced substantially since the time of Miller and Black, but much of our preventive and restorative behavior has not. By failing to advance clinical practice to match the strength of the science we fail both our patients and ourselves. This presentation will address the key areas where we can do much better than we now do.
  1. How 'clean your teeth after meals' and aggressive, repeated tooth restoration fails both individuals and populations.
  2. How caries, while a complex disease, is now understood well enough for us to prevent it and cure it, both predictable and reliably.
Learning Objectives: 
  1. Why 'clean your teeth after meals' and repeated restoration fails to achieve our goals.
  2. The five essential features of the complex but understandable disease, dental caries.
  3. How to use our present-day understanding of caries to prevent and cure the disease
Dean, School of Dentistry, University of Utah.
Former Dean, School of Dentistry, University of California, Los Angeles.
About the Presenter:
Rory Hume was born in Australia, where he completed his dental training and a Ph.D. in physiology and pharmacology. After government service as a dentist in rural Australia, he came to UCLA as a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Medicine and was then hired by the UCLA School of Dentistry. He later served as Dean of Dentistry at the University of Sydney; as Chair of Restorative Dentistry at UCSF; and as Dean of Dentistry at UCLA. Through those years he was an active clinician and researcher and taught cariology, pulp biology, endodontics, and pharmacology. He then moved to full-time university-wide administration for fifteen years as a university provost and president. After retirement, he returned to dental education six years ago as Dean of Dentistry at the University of Utah.