Schulich Dentistry Research Day - March 9, 2022

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Schulich Dentistry Research Day Awards

Outstanding Graduate Student Presentation 

  • 1st Abby Hensel, “Psychosocial Stress Mediates the Association of Low Social Capital and Poor Oral Health” (Supervisor: Noha Gomaa)
  • 2nd Jennifer Boogaards, “Torque Expression of Active and Passive Self-Ligating Brackets with Different Arch-wire Sizes” (Supervisor: Ali Tassi)
  • 3rd Naima Abouseta,Neighbourhood-Level Inequalities in Dental Care Outcomes of Adolescents and Young Adults in Southwest Ontario” (Supervisors: Sharat Pani & Jeff Dixon)

Outstanding Undergraduate Student Presentation 

  • 1st Sanaz Karami, “The Role of Teledentistry in Oral Health and Oral Health Inequalities” (Supervisor: Noha Gomaa)
  • 2nd Caitlin Loo, “Recognizing and Managing Implicit Bias in Dental Education” (Supervisors: Bertha Garcia & Javeed Sukhera)
  • 3rd 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) 

Schedule

8:30-8:50 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. John Yoo, Dean, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Dr. Bertha Garcia, Vice-Dean and Director, Schulich Dentistry
Dr. Noha Gomaa, Associate Director for Dentistry Research, Schulich Dentistry

8:55-9:55 am Student Oral Presentations * Qualifies for 1 CDE Point

10:05-10:55 am 17th Annual John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecturer * Qualifies for 1 CDE Point
Dr. Paul Allison, Professor of Dental Public Health and Former Dean, Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences, McGill University
Global to Local: Research and Academia’s Contribution to Dentistry

10:55-11:15 am Panel Discussion and Q&A
Discussants
Dr. Bertha Garcia, Vice-Dean and Director, Schulich Dentistry
Dr. Kenneth Wright, Founder of The Wright Clinic and Schulich Dentistry’s Dental Outreach and Community Service Program (DOCS)
Moderator
Dr. Noha Gomaa, Associate Director for Research, Schulich Dentistry

11:15-11:30 am Break

11:30 am-12:00 pm Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks
Dr. David Litchfield, Vice-Dean for Research and Innovation, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry 


17th Annual John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecturer

From Global to Local: Research and Academia’s Contribution to Dentistry

Abstract: The practice of dentistry in Canada and throughout the world is subject to multiple influences including academia and research, which compete for attention with patients, the media, the business of dentistry, regulatory authorities, dental associations and others. This talk will explore the contribution of dental research and academia to dental care using examples that span direct interaction of dental schools with their community and dental students as drivers of change, to national dental care issues and global oral health.

Presented By Dr. Paul Allison, Professor of Dental Public Health and Former Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University

Dr. Allison

Dr. Paul Allison is a dentist with specialist training in oral and maxillofacial surgery and dental public health. He completed his PhD in 1998 before becoming a professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University in 1999. He became the Director of the Quebec-based Oral and Bone Health Research Network during 2005-08 and served two mandates as Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University during 2008-18. He was President of the Association of the Canadian Faculties of Dentistry during 2015-19 and of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences 2019-20 and was Governing Council of the Canadian Institute of Health Research during 2018-21.

 Dr. Allison’s research interests include the social determinants of oral health and dental care, access to dental care and related policies. In 2014, he chaired a CAHS assessment on improving access to oral health care and is currently a member of The Lancet Commission on Global Oral Health, as well as leader of a national Canadian research team working with Statistics Canada on the oral health element of cycle 7 of the Canadian Health Measures Survey.


The John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecture

Dr Hamilton

The John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lectureship is awarded to an outstanding dental researcher. This lectureship was founded in 1997 in honour of Dr. John T. Hamilton, who served from 1983 to 1996 as Assistant Dean for Research of the (then) Faculty of Dentistry.  The Hamilton Lecture is presented in conjunction with Dentistry’s Annual Research Day.