January 4 , 2017, 5:30 p.m.


Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, M203
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

Salvatore L. Ruggiero, one of the foremost experts in how certain medications can cause deterioration of the jawbone, will deliver the keynote address as part of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s Oral Health Week.

Ruggiero is a clinical professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at both SUNY Stony Brook and Hofstra North Shore-Long Island Jewish School of Medicine, as well as an attending surgeon at the New York Center for Orthognathic and Maxillofacial Surgery.

His visit is made possible through a gift by Delta Dental of Virginia and is the sixth annual event designed to promote the importance of oral health in medical education. Guests will also be invited to a private viewing of an art show prior to the lecture. The show features the works of Barry Wolfe, artist and Delta Dental board member.

Wolfe is a recently retired periodontist who practiced in Roanoke for 42 years. He has been doing photography since his dental school years and on a professional level since 1999.

A reception and photography exhibit viewing beings at 5:30 with the presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m.