Michael Tiedemann presented his research at the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) annual convention in Vancouver, BC in March. Tiedemann was presented with this travel award for his poster 'Modulation of Myofibroblast Differentiation of Nanometric Topographies'. Supervised by Dr. Douglas Hamilton in Dentistry's Summer Research Program, Tiedemann competed for this travel award at Schulich Dentistry's 2015 Annual Research Day.
The CDA/DENTSPLY Student Clinician Research Program provides an opportunity for one dental student from each dental school in Canada to participate in a national clinical research competition. Managed by the CDA and sponsored by DENTSPLY International and DENTSPLY Canada (DENTSPLY), the program is held in conjunction with CDA's annual convention.
The purpose of the program is to stimulate ideas, improve communication and most of all, increase student involvement in the advancement of the dental profession. Tiedemann commented, 'Dentsply and the CDA showed pride in our accomplishments and many conference attendees recognized the value of dental research and encouraged future research'.
Tiedemann further remarked, 'This enriching experience has led me to see the fruition of dental research impacting technology, ideas and also shaping the direction of the future of Dentistry. This conference also provided a collegiality among dental student research participates which created a positive and enjoyable experience. The amount of interest in our student research by other researchers and dental clinicians encouraged us to continue a pursuit in dental research in the future'.