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Fifth edition of Student Research Group’s ‘Incisal Edge’ now available

Published: November 29, 2023 by Kyle Rogers

Cover of Fall 2023 edition of “Incisal Edge.”
Cover of Fall 2023 edition of “Incisal Edge.”

The fifth edition of “Incisal Edge,” a newsletter from the Student Research Group at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry, is available. With a theme of leaders and mentors, the newsletter is dedicated to the impact mentors have had on the DDS Classes of 2024 and 2025.

“As dental professionals, we are meant to be leaders in oral health and be mentors in guiding our patients towards healthy habits along with reaching out within the communities we serve,” wrote Brandon Pham, third-year dental student, in his Letter from the Editor. “However, there are times of doubt and stress within one’s personal and professional life which is more so true for any student dentist. It is during these times that we look to our leaders and mentors who came before us for guidance. It is under their tutelage that we are able to become the best versions of ourselves and guide the next generation.”

“Incisal Edge” is available at the SRG’s homepage and

SRG is the local chapter of the American Association of Dental Research’s National Student Research Group and is composed of dental students interested in scientific inquiry. The student-run organization is guided by input from faculty advisor, Dharini van der Hoeven, MSc, PhD, student research coordinator.

SRG promotes, supports, and nurtures the interests of dental student researchers during their time at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry. It provides exposure to the diverse types of research in the dental profession and encourages involvement in research activities at the dental school by making students aware of research opportunities, such as the Summer Research Program and research electives. The group’s goals are accomplished in part by hosting monthly meetings where School of Dentistry professors and students present their research.

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