Bates-Andrews Research Day

Thank you all for your support and participation on Bates-Andrews Research Day! 

It was a very successful event, and we want to acknowledge not only the winners, listed below, but also all of the students who participated and the many faculty who assisted with judging and mentoring our student researchers. The commercial exhibitors provide the funding for this event. We appreciate their support and thank everyone who visited their tables. Special thanks go to our Keynote speaker, Dr. Robert Milman, who gave an excellent presentation on “Distilling Your Message”, strategies for effective communication in research and in practice.

If you would like to see some photos from the event, the Bates Student Research Group posted a bunch on Facebook and Instagram: @bsrg   #BatesDay2017

Winners of this year’s Bates-Andrews Day are as follows:

  1. Best Postgraduate Poster Presentation (cash prize donated by Natick Dental Partners):

Dr. Pooyan Refahi (Periodontics) “Comparison of Autogenous Graft and Soft Tissue Alternatives: Case Report”

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Irina Dragan

  1. Best Scientific Research Presentation by a Senior (Andrews Society Award) (cash prize donated by Natick Dental Partners):

Kanupriya Tewari “Effect of Material and Storage Temperature on Sealant Microleakage”

Faculty Mentors: Drs. John Morgan and Gerard Kugel

  1. ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Award for Best Overall Predoctoral Table Clinic (travel to present research at 2017 ADA Annual Session):

Yusuf Sheikh “Retrospective Analysis of Tooth Loss Following Periodontal Regeneration: 196 Patients”

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yumi Ogata

  1. Second Place Award for Predoctoral Table Clinic (cash prize donated by Natick Dental Partners, and present research at Greater NY Dental Meeting):

Lauren Gerkowicz “Identifying Stress-Related Variables: Building Effective Programs to Reduce Student Burnout”

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Ellen Patterson

  1. Third Place Award for Predoctoral Table Clinic (cash prize donated by Natick Dental Partners, and present research at Greater NY Dental Meeting):

Harsh Patwari “Prevalence of Medical Emergencies at TUSDM”

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Archana Viswanath

  1. Research Committee Award for Basic Science Research:

Arietta Rigopoulos “Tumor Cell Energy Metabolism in Basal Cell Carcinoma Development”

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Addy Alt-Holland

  1. Massachusetts Dental Society and ASDA Public Health Award (cash prize donated by the Massachusetts Dental Society):

Houda Hamze “Knowledge and Awareness of Boston Public School Nurses on the Emergency Management of Dental Trauma”

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tarunjeet Pabla

  1. Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Hilde Tillman Award (cash prize donated by OKU):

Stephanie Phillis and Sarah Schuback “Silk Fiber Films for the Localized Release of Antibiotics”

Faculty Mentors: Drs. Gerard Kugel and Driss Zoukhri

  1. Dr. Chad Anderson Family Award for Innovative Methodology and Research Design (cash prize donated by Dr. Chad Anderson):

Michelle Ta “Microleakage Evaluation of Elevated Temperatures in Combined Adhesives and Restoratives”

Faculty Mentors: Drs. John Morgan and Gerard Kugel

  1. Esthetic Dentistry Award (cash prize donated by Dr. Aikaterini Papathanasiou):

Timothy Reichheld “Observational Staining Properties of Silver Fluoride on Dental Materials”

Faculty Mentors: Drs. Gerard Kugel and Ronald Perry

  1. Scientific Merit Award for First-Time Presenters (cash prize donated by Dr. Matthew Finkelman):

Syed Hussain “Color Stability of Three Restorative Materials – An In Vitro Study”

Faculty Mentors: Drs. Steven Eisen and Gerard Kugel

  1. Oral Health Disparities Award (cash prize donated by Dr. John Morgan):

Tuvy Phan “Phase II: Testing an Oral Health Educational Booklet on the Appeal, Readability & Usefulness with Students and Patients in the TUSDM Pre-Doctoral Clinic”

Faculty Mentor: Natalie Hagel

  1. Bates Student Research Group “Peer-reviewed” Award:

Holly Fadie “Opportunities for Speech-Language-Pathologists to Incorporate Oral Health in Practice”

Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Morgan

  1. ADEA Student Group Educational Research Award:

Meghan Kelley “’ADEA Hack-a-Thon’ Suggests Interprofessional Education Most Vital to Academic Success”

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Irina Dragan

  1. Procter & Gamble AADR Traveling Fellowship Award:

Sahar Mostafavi “Early Flexural Strength of Temporary Crown and Bridge Materials”

Faculty Mentors: Drs. Gerard Kugel and Ronald Perry

  1. AADR Student Research Day Award:

Andrew Lum “Lateral Wall Thickness among Schneiderian Membrane Perforations: A CBCT Study”

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yong Hur

  1. Multicultural Award for the Advancement of Dental Research (travel award donated by Dr. Kistama Naidu):

Sangita Murali “Extrinsic Stain Removal: A Power Toothbrush vs. Manual Toothbrush Study”

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ronald Perry

Congratulations to all the students and faculty – a job well done!