Dental student Tam Tran explains her research to (from left) Dr. Shawn Adibi, Dr. Nikola Angelov and genetic counselor Alix D’Angelo at the 2014 Student Table Clinic Presentations in the Cooley Center. See additional photos in the Table Clinic Photo Album. Photos by Rhonda Whitmeyer.
Students and residents of The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston presented research posters at the 2014 Student Table Clinic Presentations March 7 at the Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University Life Center. Nearly 40 projects were evaluated by judges from the Houston chapter of the American Association for Dental Research and from the School of Dentistry.
First-place winners include dental student Alex Burger, sponsored by Jacqueline Hecht, PhD, and Shea Posey, PhD; dental hygiene students Kellie Frnka, Sheree Hasson and Leticia Villarreal, sponsored by Harold Henson, RDH, MEd; and endodontics resident Mamatha Yadlapati, DDS, sponsored by Ariadne Letra, DDS, PhD and Renato Silva, DDS, PhD.
See additional photos in the Table Clinic Photo Album. A complete list of winners, posters, presenters and sponsors follows:
2014 STUDENT TABLE CLINIC PRESENTATIONS
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry
First-year dental student Alex Burger won first place in the Dental Student Category. From left are Dr. Ariadne Letra, Burger, Dr. Gena Tribble and Dr. Stephen Laman. Letra and Tribble are Houston AADR officers, and Laman is the table clinic coordinator.
First Place: “Mutant COMP Adversely Affects Endochondral and Intramembranous Bone Formation,” Alex Burger; sponsors Dr. Jacqueline Hecht and Dr. Shea Posey
Second Place: “Bioinformatic Analysis of Cis-Overlapping Motifs for p53 and cMyc at the Genome-Wide Level,” Katherine Kin; sponsor Dr. Walid Fakhouri
Third Place: “Identification of WNT10A Mutations Contributing to Oligodontia” Tam Tran and Thi Tran; sponsor Dr. Ariadne Letra
"Evaluating the Gloss of Three Manufactured Anterior Pedodontic Zirconia Crowns," Adrien Lewis; sponsor Dr. Gary Frey
“Prevalence of Oral Premalignant Lesions and Associated Risk Factors,” Macey Cartrite; sponsor Dr. Yasmine Haddad
“In Vitro Shear Testing of Bonding Orthodontic Brackets on CAD/CAM Zirconia,” Lindsey Lyons; sponsor Dr. Jerry English
"Internal Resorption … Does It Equal Extraction?” Krystle Ego Chidolue; sponsor Dr. Lety Morales
"Interleukin-1 Beta (1L1B) Gene Polymorphisms and Periapical Lesion Development in Individuals with Deep Caries,” Alisa Dill; sponsor Dr. Renato Silva
"The Effects of Near Infra-Red Therapy in the Integration of Engineered Cartilage Implants in Bony Defects,” Duc Nguyen Lam; sponsor Dr. Jackie Duke.
"Assessing Oral Health Literacy Among Adults in Houston Community Dental Clinics,” John Houston; sponsor Dr. Ana Candia Solari Neumann.
"Elucidating the Mechanism of Ras Inhibition by Fendiline and Its Effect on Oral Cancer Cells,” Glennis Katzmark; sponsor Dr. Dharini van der Hoeven.
“Non Traditional & Ancient Oral Hygiene Methods," Shola Anifowose and Nicolas Ayoade; sponsor Dr. C.D. Johnson; and Dr. Ezinne Ogbureke.
“Post Operative Dental Pain Management in a patient with Liver Cirrhosis,” Brian Minavi; sponsor Dr. Shawn Adibi, and Dr. Ezinne Ogbureke
“Longitudinal Changes in Dental Arch Form Following Orthodontic Treatment with the Alexander Discipline,” Allison Piazza; sponsor Dr. Sercan Akyalcin.
“Promoting Oral Health Education and Access to Care in the Low Income Geriatric Community,” Mary Glasheen and Francisco Nieves; sponsor Dr. June Sadowsky.
First Place: “H2O or H3O?” Kellie Frnka, Sheree Hasson, Leticia Villarreal; sponsor Harold Henson, RDH, MEd
"Does Your Brain Have Perodontal Disease? A New Link between Alzheimer’s Disease and Periodontal Pathogens,” Rebecca Lucero, Jenna Lovette, Meghan O’Donnell and Sarah Pollitt; sponsor Dr. June Sadowsky
"Photobiomodulation: Shining a Light on Emerging Dental Hygiene Applications,” Lyn Hunter, Ann Seelbach, Erika Smith and Stephanie Webb; sponsors Joanna Allaire, RHD, MDH; Dr. Juliana Barros and Dr. Shalizeh Patel
"Pleiotropic Effect of Statins,” Shamsha Ali, Violeta Ayer, Veronica Cordon and Ashley Rice; sponsor Darla McKitrick, RDH, MS
"C.R.E.S.T. – It’s Not Just a Toothpaste,” Monique Arellano, Hoa Lam, Jeanette Salazar and Ami Sanchez; sponsor Ruth Conn, RDH, BSDH
“Perils for Your Pearls,” Esmeralda Diaz, Arin Love, Desiree Swuager and Brittani Theriot; sponsor Nina Infante, RDH, MS
“Herpes Virus: A Silent Culprit Behind Periodontal Disease?” Phoebe Laurent, Chou Leav, Dhara Patel and James Sun; sponsor Jayne McWherter, RDH, MEd
“Vaccinate the Stress,” Amy Love, Taryn McKinnies, Kristina Wagens and Yvette Zermano; sponsor Cristina Brown, RDH, BSDH
"Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block & Third-Molar Agenesis,” Tan Ngo and Tino Veliz; sponsors Dr. Arthur Jeske and Victoria Patrounova, RDH, MHA
"The Oral Gap with VAP,” Janie Pineda, Sally Service and Suzette Soca; sponsor Donna Warren-Morris, RDH, MEd
First Place: “Deleterious Effect of Triple Antibiotic Paste on Human Periodontal Ligament Fibroblasts,” Mamatha Yadlapati, DDS; sponsors Drs. Ariadne Letra and Renato Silva.
"Extraction Guided Alveoloplasty,” Dr. Stephen Preston Alfred; sponsor Dr. Sudarat Kiat-amnuay
“MTA & Endodontic Tooth Re-Implantation,” Dr. Daniel Pattanachinda and Dr. Adrian Reyes; sponsor Dr. Sudarat Kiat-amnuay
“Complete Denture Obturator for Pediatric Cleft Lip/ Palate Patient,” Dr. Alijah Bradley; sponsor Dr. Sudarat Kiat-amnuay
“Cast Post and Core in Esthetic Area,” Dr. Michelle Aguilos, Dr. Mai Pham; sponsor Dr. Sudarat Kiat-amnuay
“A Crash Course in Ceramic Restoration: Everything You Need to Know in 10 Minutes!” Dr. Mary George; sponsor Dr. Sudarat Kiat-amnuay
"Post and Core: A Tried and True Assessment of Different Techniques,” Dr. Nathalie Clouse Dunwody and Dr. Christopher Pedlar; sponsor Dr. Sudarat Kiat-amnuay
“How Will You Manage the Dental Trauma You See Today?" Dr. Asha Patel; sponsor Dr. Susan Chi
“Evaluating the Effect of Different Dental Devices on Implanted Cardioverter-Defibrillators,” Dr. Kanwal Raj Maheshwari and Dr. Kian Nikdel; sponsor Samuel Dorn, DDS