Dr. Ron Strauss, chairman of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry’s Department of Dental Ecology, recently gave the keynote address at two symposia – one in Moorestown, N.J., and the other in Bauru, Brazil.
On Dec. 1, Strauss spoke on “Quality of Life Outcomes in Persons with Facial Differences” at the Seventh Scientific Postgraduate Symposium at the University of Sao Paulo’s School of Dentistry, located in Bauru, Brazil. The Hospital for the Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies, the world’s largest craniofacial treatment center, sponsored the symposium.
On Dec. 7, Strauss spoke on “Quality of Life, Facial Appearance and the Burdens of Craniofacial Care” at a symposium on “Speech and Learning Problems Associated with Cleft Palate: The Pre-School to High School Years.” Cooper University Hospital and the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association sponsored the symposium.
Strauss’ Cooper University Hospital talk was the Second Annual Frank J. Verdi Lectureship; Verdi was a well-known oral and maxillofacial surgeon who practiced in New Jersey and served as a team member at the Cooper University Hospital Regional Cleft-Craniofacial Program.
Strauss has served as dental director of the UNC Craniofacial Center since 1977. He also is Dental Friends distinguished professor within the School of Dentistry’s Department of Dental Ecology and a professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Social Medicine.