15 Summer research studentships awarded

The summer student research program provides an opportunity for students enrolled in the DDS program to contribute to clinical and basic science research being performed in Schulich Dentistry. Stipends normally are for a period of 12 weeks. Each year, there are a limited number of Studentships awarded by competition.

15 Research Projects were funded for the summer of 2016. Congratulations to the following students who were awarded a Summer Research Studentship:

Aryan Abadeh, DDS 2019                            Supervisor:   Dr.  W. Siqueira
Project: Proteomic Analysis of the Effect of Listerine® on the Acquired Enamel Pellicle Formation

Farah Abu Sharkh, DDS 2018                      Supervisor:   Dr. T.  Wilson, Dr. K. Galil
Project: Development and testing of a multimedia resource to guide anaesthesia administration

Kim Beaucage, DDS 2018                             Supervisor:   Dr. J. Dixon, Dr. C. Seguin, Dr. D. Holdsworth
Project: Role of equilibrative nucleoside transporter 1 (ENT1) in the orofacial tissues of mice

Jennifer Branch, DDS 2018                          Supervisor:   Dr. A. Leask
 Project: Effect of matrix stiffness on gingival fibroblast proliferation and migration

David Feere, DDS 2018                                 Supervisor:   Dr. A. Leask
Project: Effect of matrix stiffness on gingival fibroblast myofibroblast differentiation

Erik Holm, DDS 2018                                     Supervisor:   Dr. D. Holdsworth, Dr. A. Rizkalla
Project: Characterization of selective laser melting and conventional fabrication of dental alloys

Sari Johnston, DDS 2019                              Supervisor:   Dr. M. Shimizu, Dr. A. Tassi
Project: Aesthetic outcome of maxillomandibular advancement surgery for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Jordan Khankhet, DDS 2018                       Supervisor:   Dr. A. Tassi
Project: Shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets bonded to all-ceramic restorations

Shawna Kim, DDS 2019                                Supervisor:   Dr. D. Hamilton
Project: Role of periostin in the regulation of gingival healing

Carissa Menant Tay, DDS 2019                  Supervisor:   Dr. D. Hamilton
Project: Influence of nanometric topography on human gingival cell physiology

Imad Siddique, DDS 2019                            Supervisor:   Dr. J. Santos, Dr. G. Santos
Project: Clinical evaluation of RMGI class V restorations placed by dental students

Leah van Draanen, DDS 2018                     Supervisor:   Dr. C. McCord
Project: Oral pathology virtual slidebox

Guessy Wang, DDS 2017                              Supervisor:   Dr. H. Sandhu, Dr. R. Bohay, Dr. Y. Hosein
Project: Retrospective clinical, radiographic, and implant stability analysis of peri-implant diseases: mucositis and peri-implantitis

Allen Xian, DDS 2018                                    Supervisor:   Dr. L. Kalman
Project: Investigation and assessment of 3-D printed dental implant provisional abutments

Andrei Zaharia, DDS 2019                            Supervisor:   Dr. A. Rizkalla, Dr. J. Dixon
Project: Bioactive, fast-setting and injectable bone cements for craniofacial reconstruction