Dental Central would like to congratulate all the winners from this year's Bates Day!
1. Best Postgraduate Poster Presentation:Dr. Sage Yoo (Pediatric Dentistry) “The Influence of Community Service Learning Externship (CSLE) on Pre-doctoral Dental Students’ Future Management of Pediatric Patients2. Best Scientific Research Presentation by a Senior :Elizabeth Bingham “Dab2-E-cadherin Duo: A New Role in Squamous Cell Carcinoma Development”Faculty Mentor: Dr. Addy Alt-Holland3. ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Award for Best Overall Predoctoral Table Clinic:Jason Berglund “Manipulating Intracellular Pressure in Invading Oral Cancer Cells”4. Second Place Award for Predoctoral Table Clinic:Maryam Mahdavi “Oral Health Status/Outcomes Assessment of Oral Health Program in Zambia”Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Morgan5. Third Place Award for Predoctoral Table Clinic:Ronney Tay “Generation of Three-Dimensional Bioengineered Tissue Constructs of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma”Faculty Mentor: Dr. Addy Alt-Holland6. Research Committee Award for Basic Science Research:Grace Creech “Regulation of Chondrogenesis and Osteogenesis by miRNA-342-3p Transduction in Mice”Faculty Mentors: Dr. Xiaoying Wang and Jake Chen7. Massachusetts Dental Society and ASDA Public Health Award:Justin Maillet “Assessment of Dental Students’ Knowledge, Attitude, and Perception of HIV/HBV/HCV””Faculty Mentors: Dr. John Morgan and Dr. Wanda Wright8. Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Hilde Tillman Award:Haomaio Wang “Validation of Evidence-based Dentistry and Critical Thinking Application Assessment Tool”AndBianca Velayo “Evaluation of the Promotion of Critical Thinking and Integration of Evidence-Based Dentistry in the Pre-doctoral Clinical CoursesFaculty Mentor: Dr. Tofool Alghanem9. Dr. Chad Anderson Family Award for Innovative Methodology and Research Design:Jessie Reisig “Direct Pairwise Comparison of Initial Hydrophilicity of Unset Impression Materials”Faculty Mentors: Drs. Ronald Perry and Gerard Kugel10. Dr. Aikaterini Papathanasiou Award for Promotion of Esthetic Dentistry:Kunal Dani “Comparison of Two Different Delivery Techniques for the Placement of Bulk Fill Composites”Faculty Mentors: Drs. Steven Eisen and Gerard Kugel11. Scientific Merit Award for First-Time Presenters:Kathryn Weber “Optimization of Snai1 siRNA Transfection in Murine Bone Marrow Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells”12. Oral Health Disparities AwardChristina Piacquadio “Speech Pathology and Oral Health of Individuals with Developmental/Acquired Disabilities”Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Morgan13. Bates Student Research Group “Peer-reviewed” Award:Mary Sayegh “Caries Risk Correlates Among Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities”Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Morgan14. ADEA Student Group Educational Research Award:Ignacio De La Cruz “Human Papillomavirus and Oropharyngeal Cancer: Dental Students’ Knowledge and Attitudes”Faculty Mentors: Drs. Wanda Wright and John Morgan