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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.

2024 Dental Hygiene Research Award

"Possibility of Chocolate as an Active Ingredient in Dental Products"

Nicole Roa, Shalyn Wilson, Morgan Leach, Aaliyah Cain, Barbara Brent

2024 Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Dental Honor Society Award

"Quantifying Integrin Adhesion Using Atomic Force Microscopy"

Dutton Day, Sheetal Chowdhury, Amol Janorkar

2024 DentsplySirona SCADA (Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and Its Application) Award

"Reduced Microbial Diversity Through Chrōm Tooth Polish Increases Potential for Oral Disease"

Mary Agnes Mestayer, Jennifer Bain, Amol Janorkar, Jason Griggs, Cynthia Senior, Kartikeya Jodha, Lance Keller, Lauren Bain

2024 Hinman Student Research Award

"Effect of Light Curing Unit, Depth, and Lubrication on Microhardness of Composite"

Aubry Dillon, Samira Aditya Kunapareddy, Jason Griggs, Richard Price, Jaccare Jauregui-Ulloa, Susana Salazar Marocho

2024 Ivoclar Vivadent People’s Choice Award

"Effect of Connection Design on Stress Distribution in Zygomatic Implants"

Laura Alberto, Jason Griggs, Michael Roach, Randall Scott Williamson, Ravi Chandran, Matthew Priddy, Yue Lu, Patrick Bergin, Yuanyuan Duan

The following prizes are associated with the above awards:

  • The Dental Hygiene Research Award comes with a certificate.
  • The OKU Award comes with a $250 cash prize and represents the best presentation by a D1-D4 student.
  • The DentsplySirona Award includes a trip to New York, NY to represent our school at the international SCADA competition.
  • The Hinman Award includes a trip to the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN to represent our school at the international Hinman competition.
  • The People’s Choice Award comes with a Kenneth Cole Reaction designer bag embroidered with the Ivoclar logo.