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2016 Schulich Dentistry Annual Research Day/JT Hamilton Lecture

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry celebrated the research, innovation and collaboration of faculty and students at Schulich Dentistry Annual Research Day on October 13th. The day featured student poster presentations and the 15th John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecture, delivered by Jocelyne S. Feine, DDS, HDR.  

Over 300 faculty, staff, studentsm, and local clinicians attended the presentations and the Hamilton Lecture entitled Health Research - From Particles to Policy."  Dr. Feine described how her experiences as a new dentist led her to pursue a career in health research that has had an impact on practice and policy worldwide. Through examples, she demonstrated how interdisciplinary research can offer relevant and comprehensive evidence of major value to decision-makers at all levels. POSTER


Dentistry's Research Day Poster Presentations

Congratulations to the following students who received awards for their Poster Presentations at Dentistry's Research Day on Oct 13, 2016:

Junior Category - Travel Awards

The following students won Travel Awards and will represent Schulich Dentistry at a National or International Conference:

Jennifer Archibald, DDS 2017
CDA/Dentsply Award - will represent Schulich Dentistry at the 2017 CDA National Oral Health Conference in Canada.
Awarded for poster: “Long-term clinical study of hydrophobic and hydrophilic sealant materials in pediatric patients.” Supervised by Dr. Sahza Hatibovic-Kofman.

Guessy Wang, DDS 2017
ADA Foundation Award - will represent Schulich Dentistry at the 2017 Dental Student Research Conference in Maryland.
Awarded for poster: “A retrospective clinical and radiographic analysis of dental implants placed and restored in an undergraduate dental program.” Supervised by Drs. Harinder Sandhu, Richard Bohay & Yara Hosein.

David Feere, DDS 2018
Hinman Student Research Award - will represent Schulich Dentistry at the 2017 Hinman Student Research Symposium in Memphis, TN.
Awarded for poster: “Effect of matrix stiffness on fibroblast gene expression.” Supervised by Dr. Andrew Leask.

SENIOR CATEGORY - MERIT AWARDS

1st - Karla Crosara - Supervised by Dr. Walter Siqueira
“A creative, inexpensive and effective approach to remove amylase from oral fluids prior to mass spectrometry”

2nd - David Zuanazzi - Supervised by Dr. Walter Siqueira
“Detection of Zika virus in saliva by mass spectrometry-based proteomic/peptidomic”

3rd - Cobos Santiago - Supervised by Dr. Khadry Galil
“Topographic analysis of the TMJ glenoid fossa using MicroCT scans”


Join Schulich Dentistry on October 13, 2016

Research Day will feature a presentation of student posters and the 15th John T. Hamilton Lecture, to be delivered by:

Dr FeineJocelyne S. Feine, DDS, HDR
Professor, Oral Health and Society Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry
Associate Member, Dept. of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, and Dept. of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine
McGill University

Dr. Feine's presentation is entitled:

"Health Research - From Particles to Policy."

Dr. Feine is a recognized world leader in the assessment of therapies for chronic orofacial conditions, particularly pain and tooth loss. Her national and international studies emphasize the quality of life and patient-based outcomes most relevant for palliative therapeutic goals. From randomized clinical trials to technology assessment, knowledge transfer and health care management, her work covers the continuum of discovery to action. Feine was awarded the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Research in Prosthodontics and Implants in 2006, honoured with IADR’s Distinguished Service Award in 2013, and named the inaugural editor of JDR Clinical & Translational Research journal in 2015. She has published widely in high quality research and clinical journals. 

Abstract

The ultimate aim of health research is to eradicate all disease. As a matter of fact, past health research has enabled us to do this with smallpox; we have also managed to eliminate and/or control other diseases. However, many still exist, and some people who survive disease are left with impairments that persist, e.g. limb amputation. Caries and periodontitis are infectious diseases in the oral cavity that often require tooth amputation (extraction). Approximately 22% of Canadians aged 60-79 years have lost all of their teeth* and need prosthetic devices (complete dentures) to help them speak, chew food and look normal. Professor Feine’s research has focused on understanding the needs of this population so that design, production and provision of oral prostheses can better improve lives.

In this talk, Professor Feine will describe how her experiences as a new dentist led her to pursue a career in health research that has had an impact on practice and policy worldwide. Through examples, she will demonstrate how interdisciplinary research can offer relevant and comprehensive evidence of major value to decision-makers at all levels.

*2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey

Oct 13, 2016
1:00 pm - Student Poster Presentations & Lunch (DSB Lower Ground Hallway)
2:30 pm - John T. Hamilton Lecture (Aud A, LHSC-University Campus)

All are welcome!   - Each event qualifies for 1 Continuing Education Point -