Research


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  • Student Research News and Accolades

    Dental students at all levels of their training are involved in a variety of research activities.

    SOD offers both internal and external opportunities for student research accomplishments to be recognized.

    2014 School of Dentistry Quintessence Award for Research

    Brice McMurphy receives Quintessence Award for Research
    Brice McMurphy receives Quintessence Award for Research

    Graduating student Brice McMurphy accepts the School of Dentistry Quintessence Award for Research from Dr. Jason Griggs, Associate Dean for Research, at SOD Awards Day, April 22, 2104. McMurphy's project involved measurement of surfaces using fractal geometry, under the mentorship of Dr. Griggs, Professor of Biomedical Materials Science.

     

    2014 American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF) Dental Students' Conference on Research

    Matt Loeb (last row, far left) represented SOD
    Matt Loeb (last row, far left) represented SOD

    2014 ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Award

     Edwin WitcherEdwin Witcher (D2) (pictured at left) and Will Umphlett(D2) and Mentors: R. Caloss, M. Roach, S. Williamson, J. Thomas

     "Evaluation of the insertion torques and axial pull-out strengths for commercially available TAD and MMF screws in a series of artificial bone foam densities"

    The ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Award is given to one student each year to attend the ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Research Program.  They are also awarded a plaque on Awards Day.

    For more information please visit, http://www.scadaresearch.org/ 

    2014 Hinman Student Research Award

    Brannon Myrick (D2) (pictured at left) and Olivia Cook (D3): 

    "Tooth structure removed by hand instruments, magnetostrictive, and piezoelectric ultrasonics"

    The Hinman Student Research Symposium is a national meeting that features oral and poster presentations of research studies by dental students and graduate trainees from dental schools across North America. One student representative from each dental across the nation is chosen to attend. For more information please visit, http://www.uthsc.edu/dentistry/Hinman/

    2014 School of Dentistry Research Day, Jan. 21, 2014

    Research poster presentations
    Research poster presentations

    Biomedical Materials Science graduate students Karen Fukushima and Gabriela Basso demonstrate lab equipment
    Biomedical Materials Science graduate students Karen Fukushima and Gabriela Basso demonstrate lab equipment

    Brannon Myrick presents his poster to the poster competition judges
    Brannon Myrick presents his poster to the poster competition judges