Andrei Zaharia (DDS 2019), represented Schulich Dentistry at the 2018 CDA/Dentsply Sirona Student Clinician Research Program in August, which took place during the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) Convention in Charlottetown, PEI. Zaharia (supervised by Dr. Amin Rizkalla), was awarded this opportunity during Schulich Dentistry’s Annual Research Day by placing in the top 3 poster presentations.
Zaharia gave an oral presentation on his research entitled, ‘Novel Bioactive and Injectable, Copolymer-Reinforced Cement for Bone Augmentation’.
Zaharia commented, “Dr. Mitch Taillon (CDA President), among other high-profile individuals were present during our research presentations – they were able to offer us great commentary, suggestions and insight on how our research may impact the dental field, stressing the importance of our individual projects”.
The program’s purpose is to stimulate ideas, improve communication and, most of all, to increase student involvement in the advancement of the dental profession.
Zaharia remarked, “It was quickly evident there is so much to learn from one another; an all-around astonishing experience, during which future dentists came together to present their cutting-edge research within a conference setting in a beautiful city such as Charlottetown”.