Fourteen ASDOH students participated in the second annual Student Research Day on January 15, presenting their research to students, faculty, and judges. The students presented on oral health topics from jaw muscle efficiency to the polishability of flowable composites.
Students who participated in Research Day completed their research at sites such as the University of Florida School of Dentistry, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, and A.T. Still University’s Missouri and Arizona campuses.
According to Morrie Reisbick, D.M.D., director of ASDOH, the research projects match each student’s research interest to a particular university’s strength, with the expectation that students will share the experience with classmates.
“ASDOH offers and supports student research clerkships to other universities and research sites in a unique program among other dental schools,” said Dr. Reisbick. “This program hopes to generate interest for students to consider careers in dental education and research.”
Cassandra Jones, D3, presented the winning presentation, “The Effect of Intensive Fluoride Varnish Treatment on Streptococcus mutans (S mutans) and Other Oral Bacteria in Pre-cooperative Children with Early Childhood Caries (ECC): A Pilot Study.” Jones was awarded the American Dental Association (ADA)/Dentsply Student Clinician’s Research Award and will present her study in Honolulu at ADA’s 150th annual session September 30-October 4.
Presenters & TopicsTiffany Andersen & Seena Patel: “Polishability of Flowable Composites”
Mary Rose Carlos: “Characterization of the Roles of Straphlococcal LytM in Disease and Antibiotic Resistance”
Shira Lazebnik: “Dental Health Practices, Values, and Beliefs Among African-American Mothers and Children in Cleveland, Ohio”
Heather Hearon: “Analysis of Recombinant Dentin Sialoprotein-Phosphophoryn Protein Activity of the Conserved Region”
Owen Lonergan: “Jaw Muscle Efficiency with Implant Supported Overdentures”
Brock Lorenz: “Methicillin-Resistant Straphlococcus Aureus”
April Goodwin & LaVonne Hammelman: “Detecting Early Occlusal-Dentinal Caries in Permanent Teeth Using Laser Fluorescence-A Meta Analysis”
Cassandra Jones: “The Effect of Intensive Fluoride Varnish Treatment on Streptococcus mutans (S Mutans) and Other Oral Bacteria in Pre-cooperative Children with Early Childhood Caries (ECC): A Pilot Study”
Lauren Companioni: “Novel Virulence Associated Properties of the Flp 1 Pili of Aggregatibacter Actinomycetemcomitans”
Jeffrey Keippel: “Dental Informatics: Treatment Planning User Interface”
Katie McNutt: “The Effects of Tobacco on Streptococcus Mutans”
Greg Romney: “Research Authorship”