For Dr. Blake Warner, conducting gene therapy and research he thought only possible in sci-fi movies solidified his career choice. Being able to integrate dentistry with medicine on the front lines is one “spark” that fuels this dentist-scientist. Today, Dr. Warner dedicates his considerable talents as an oral and maxillofacial pathologist leading a team at the epicenter of dental research in the U.S.: the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institutes of Health (NIH). In Driving Dentistry Forward Podcast Episode #14, Chuck Cohen interviews Blake Warner, DDS, Ph.D., of Bethesda, Maryland, one of this year’s Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 honorees. In 2020, how did Dr. Warner’s expertise lead his research to a car line testing facility with a goal of better understanding the immune consequence of SARS-CoV-2 infection? Learn that answer, as well as how dentists can use the knowledge gained to protect themselves and their employees, in Dr. Warner’s discussion with the host of Benco Dental’s new podcast series. View and listen here

After viewing this videocast, you’ll learn…

  • which personality characteristics can benefit a dental researcher,
  • how it’s possible to concurrently attend dental school and apply for a PhD,
  • when Dr. Warner’s gene therapy research with mentor John Chiorini. PhD might correct the lack of saliva in the mouth due to external beam radiation, and
  • how Dr. Warner’s next project might lead to a better treatment for Sjogren’s Syndrome.
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Every other Thursday, hosts Chuck Cohen and Rick Cohen welcome top influencers in the world of dentistry to share the moments that shaped their careers, changed their outlooks and inspired them to action. Each episode delves deep into how the brightest minds are shaping dentistry’s future through remarkable innovation—and how you can position yourself for personal and professional success in this fast-changing world. Who better to ask than America’s top young dentists Incisal Edge magazine’s 40 Under 40? Today Chuck Cohen speaks with a member of the Class of 2020, Dr. Blake Warner, of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health. Learn more about what put Dr. Warner among the #IE40Under40 ranks here.

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