Schulich Dentistry Research Opportunity Program (SDROP)

Schulich Dentistry Research Opportunity Program (SDROP) provides an opportunity for students already enrolled in Schulich Dentistry's DDS program to contribute to clinical and basic science research. Each year, a limited number of studentships are awarded by competition for the upcoming summer.

 2021 Projects

Student Supervisor Project
Alicia Gordon Dr. Cecilia Dong Preparing dentists to provide geriatric dental care. Exploring the acceptance of geriatric dentistry programming for undergraduate dental students attending a Southwestern Ontario dental school.

 Victoria Thorburn

Dr. Cecilia Dong Biomarkers in Biopsy and Resected Tissues from Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Patients.
Prateek Aggarwal Dr. Christina McCord Outpatient Oral Biopsy Submission Trends: An Examination of the Role of General Dentists and Dental Specialists in the Diagnosis of Oral Diseases.
Vladislav Podskalniy Dr. Sharat Pani Neighbourhoods as potential predictors of dental care outcomes- a retrospective analysis of data.
Hannah Der Dr. Trevor Thang Quality assurance of damaged photostimulable phosphor plates: validating a machine-learning algorithm.
Rocco Cheuk Dr. Abbas Jessani The utilization of tele dentistry during the COVID-19 pandemic: practices and perception amongst dental professionals in Ontario.
Akshay Gupta Dr. Abbas Jessani Methods Used for Caries Detection and Diagnosis in Dental Practices in Ontario
Kate Jacques Dr. Mark Darling S100A7 expression as a marker for predicting malignant transformation in actinic cheilitis.
Dana Mohammad Dr. Noha Gomaa Towards a Person-Centred Care Approach: Assessing Safety Perceptions and Satisfaction with Dental Care in Light of COVID-19-related Modifications to Dental Practice.
Sanaz Karami Dr. Noha Gomaa A Virtual Dental Home as a Community Intervention for Socially Disadvantaged Families: A Proof-of-Concept Study.
Anissa Gamble Dr. Sharat Pani Barriers and facilitators of oral health care among young Canadian adults with Type 1 diabetes mellitus - An exploratory mixed methods study.
Kevin Zhou Dr. Trevor Thang Developing 3D virtual dental and anatomical models for augmented reality learning in dentistry.
Melika Pahlevan Sabbagh Dr. Georgia Nikoloudaki Efficacy of Vital Pulp Therapy Strategies in Mature Permanent Mandibular Molars with Symptomatic Irreversible Pulpitis: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis.
Ruby Bhutani Dr. Christina McCord Oral cancer and the microbiome.
Xi Yue Zhang Dr. Sheila Butler Effects of distance-learning strategies in dental fixed prosthodontics amidst COVID-19: students’ perspective.




Many generous donors help make funding for our students possible and we are grateful for the donations.

Schulich Dentistry

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Dentistry Canada Fund - Ontario Dental Association

Ontario Dental Association Summer Research Studentship   

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