Students, faculty, and judges listened to 11 A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) student presentations at the third annual Student Research Day on January 14. The students presented on oral health topics from desensitization therapy to latex allergies.
Robert Trujillo, D3, presented the winning presentation, “Bioactive Glass (BAG): The Clinical Application of BAG in the Dental Profession.” Trujillo was awarded the American Dental Association (ADA)/Dentsply Student Clinician’s Research Award and will present his study in Orlando, Fla. at ADA’s 151st annual session.
“It was tremendously gratifying to see the quality of research that was done by the students. We have accomplished a lot in the past three years, and it’s a credit to the faculty and students alike in advancing our research agenda,” said ATSU-ASDOH Dean Jack Dillenberg, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Presenters & topics
Seena Patel: “A Systematic Review on Dental Recall Intervals and Incidence of Dental Caries”
Tiffany Andersen: “Water Leakage and Tensile Strength of Nitrile Gloves”
Elizabeth Padilla: “Systematic Desensitization Therapy for Dental Injection Phobia vs. Pre-needle Phamplet (the CARL study)”
Michelle Barnard: “Compassionate Questionnaire: A Prospective Preliminary Study Looking at Patients, Faculty, Students, & Alumni”
Shelly Kitain: “Measuring Light Transmittance with Dental Materials”
Andreina Ramones: “Fracture Toughness of Restorative Materials for Products Review”
Amy Jensby: “Implications of Dental Allergy in the Dental Office”
Mark Rehorst: “Comparative Properties of Hevea and Guayule Rubber in Clinical Practice”
Krysta Mann: “Latex protein in Commercially Available Products Used in American Dentistry”
Richard Mathias: “Mitigating Risks of Type 1 Allergy in American Dentistry”