Celebrating your achievements

Congratulations to:

Jennifer L. Boogards on the successful defense of her master’s thesis on February 3, 2022. Her thesis is titled Torque Expression of Active and Passive Self-Ligating Orthodontic Brackets with Different Stainless-Steel Wire Sizes. The thesis is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. Boogards is in the Graduate Orthodontics Program, and she was supervised by Dr. Ali Tassi.

Dr. Noha Gomaa for receiving the Colgate Award for Research Excellence, supporting her project “From Home to Epigenome: Unraveling the links between oral diseases and developmental vulnerability in children from low-income families.” 

The Schulich Dentistry Research Day award recipients:

Outstanding Graduate Student Presentation 

First prize: Abby Hensel, “Psychosocial Stress Mediates the Association of Low Social Capital and Poor Oral Health” (Supervisor: Noha Gomaa)

Second prize: Jennifer Boogaards, “Torque Expression of Active and Passive Self-Ligating Brackets with Different Arch-wire Sizes” (Supervisor: Ali Tassi)

Third prize: Naima Abouseta, Neighbourhood-Level Inequalities in Dental Care Outcomes of Adolescents and Young Adults in Southwest Ontario” (Supervisors: Sharat Pani and Jeff Dixon)

Outstanding Undergraduate Student Presentation 

First prize: Sanaz Karami, “The Role of Teledentistry in Oral Health and Oral Health Inequalities” (Supervisor: Noha Gomaa)

Second prize: Caitlin Loo, Recognizing and Managing Implicit Bias in Dental Education” (Supervisors: Bertha Garcia and Javeed Sukhera)

Third prize: Rachel Brunswick, Correlation of Household and Nutritional Factors with Oral Health Status: A Prospective Study Amongst the Underserved Adolescents in Lesotho, Southern Africa” (Supervisor: Abbas Jessani)

Canadian Dental Association-Dentsply Sirona Student Clinician Research Program Nominee

Kevin Zhou, A Craniofacial Statistical Shape Model for Reconstruction of Bilateral Maxillary Defects” (Supervisor: Trevor Thang)

Ontario Dental Association Summer Research Studentships from Summer of 2021

Alicia Gordon, Preparing Dentists to Provide Geriatric Dental Care: Exploring the Acceptance of Geriatric Dentistry Programming for Undergraduate Dental Students” (Supervisor: Cecilia Dong)

Kate Jacques, S100A7 as a Marker for Predicting Malignant Transformation in Actinic Cheilitis” (Supervisor: Mark Darling)

Kevin Zhou, Rapid Development of a Novel and Open-Access Mixed Reality Resource for Dental Education (Supervisor: Trevor Thang)

Melika Pahlevan, Efficacy of Vital Pulp Therapy Strategies in Mature Permanent Teeth with Symptomatic Irreversible Pulpitis: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis.” (Supervisor: Georgia Nikoloudaki)