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Congratulations once again to all of the winners of Bates-Andrews Day!

Learning never exhausts the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci

  1. Best Postgraduate Poster Presentation:

Dr. Abdullah Bokhary (AEEOD) “Accuracy of Two Intra-Oral Scanners in Static Inter-Occlusal Relationship Recording”

Faculty mentor: Aikaterini Kostagianni

  1. Best Scientific Research Presentation by a Senior(Andrews Society Award):

Melanie Silvestrini “Comparison of CBCT Scans and Lateral Cephalic Radiograph for Evaluation of Cephalometric Points A and B”

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hugo Campos

  1. First Place Award for Predoctoral Table Clinic (cash prize donated by Dr. Steven Tonelli D80):

Mark Tanchanco “Efficacy of Ivoclar Vivadent Bluephase PowerCure Three-Second Curing Light”

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gerard Kugel

  1. Second Place Award for Predoctoral Table Clinic(cash prize donated by Dr. Steven Tonelli D80):

Shalin Shah and Dan Leigh “Marginal Bone Loss Around Dental Implants with TiUnite Surface: A Radiographic Retrospective Analysis: A Pilot Study”

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Evangelos Papathanasiou

  1. Third Place Award for Predoctoral Table Clinic(cash prize donated by Dr. Steven Tonelli D80):

Ambika Kumaran “Assessing the Quality of Life of Sjogren’s Syndrome Patients”

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mabi Singh

  1. Research Committee Award for Basic Science Research:

Georgios Hatzipetrou and Michael Mariano “Effect of IL-1B on Proteins Involved in Lacrimal Gland Myoepithelial Cell Contraction”

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Driss Zoukhri

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

Ashley Gagnon “Assessing Rural Zambian Oral Health Needs Utilizing Treatment Urgency Scores”

Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Morgan

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

Ishdeep Anand and Lara Guzman “Survival of PFM Crowns versus CAD-CAM Crowns: A Retrospective Study in a University Setting”

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Duong Tran

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

Stephanie Samrin “Survey of Whitening Techniques Taught at US Dental Schools”

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gerard Kugel

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

Yosh Sharma and Ziad Alharbey “Retrospective Evaluation of the Effects of Smoking Cigarettes on Implants at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine: A Pilot Study”

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Levi, Jr.

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

Maryam Aslam “Potential Erosive Assessment of Dry Mouth Tablets on Dentin”

  1. ADEA Student Group Educational Research Award:

Priyanka Kumar “Using a Qualitative Analysis to Frame an Educational Initiative”

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Irina Dragan

  1. Research Recap Video Challenge Award (cash prize donated by TUDAA)new this year:

Lara Guzman and Ishdeep Anand “Survival of PFM Crowns versus CAD-CAM Crowns: A Retrospective Study in a University Setting”

Congratulations all!!!


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