Oral Health Research Event 2016

January 2016

This year’s Oral Health Reserach Event was a huge success. The presentations this year were outstanding! Well organised, well presented and incredibly informative the research conducted this year was the best yet. The event provides students and residents with a chance to share their work. This year their projects covered a wide variety of topics relevant to oral health and dentistry. The new location at the New Residence Hall was also much appreciated by presenters, guests and organisers.

The event provides students and residents with a chance to share their work. This year their projects covered a wide variety of topics relevant to oral health and dentistry.

The winners of this year’s awards were:

Undergraduate (DMD IV) Oral Presentations:

1st Place – CDA/DENTSPLY Award
Erica Abbey, Karim Rafla, Santana Rooyakkers, Kristi Stefanison
“Dental student health: consequences on patient care”
Supervisor: Dr. Richard Hovey

*Winner will represent McGill at the CDA symposium and present their project (redeemed by one person only)

2nd Place – Montreal Dental Club Award
Natalie Liu, Helen Belanger, Cherry Chui, Meghann Lussier
“Near-infrared transillumination imaging (NIRTI) versus digital bitewing radiography for caries detection on approximal surfaces of permanent molar and premolar teeth: A preliminary comparison of in vitro performance”
Supervisor: Dr. Faleh Tamimi

*sponsored by the Montreal Dental Club

3rd Place – The Faculty of Dentistry Award
Amel Bouzid, Ritu Kumar, Negaar Nadji
“New facility move at 2001 McGill Avenue: its influence on the quality of patient care, and in learning and knowledge dissemination between students and staff in comparison to the former facility at the Montreal General Hospital”
Supervisor: Dr. Paul Allison

*sponsored by the Faculty of Dentistry

General Practice Residency Research Project:

The Alpha Omega/Mount Royal Dental Society Prize
Drs. Annie Roy and Catherine Fontaine-Sylvestre (MCH)
“Prevalence of malocclusion among Canadian children with autism spectrum disorder”
Supervisors: Dr. Beatriz Ferraz dos Santos and Dr. Basma Dabbagh

Summer Research Scholars Awardees:

1st Place – Hinman Award
Wen Xuan Zhao
“Association between salivary alphasynuclein and Parkinson’s Disease”
Supervisor: Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky

*Winner will represent McGill at the Hinman Symposium in Memphis, Tennessee.

2nd Place – Colgate/ADA Awards
Yu Jia Zhu
“Evaluation of patient satisfaction and experience at McGill Dental Clinics – a pilot study”
Supervisor: Dr. Christophe Bedos

*Winner will represent McGill at the Colgate Dental Students’ Conference on Research.

Door Prize (courtesy of CDE)
Ryan Campbell (DMD IV student)

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First Place winners Erica Abbey, Karim Rafla, Santana Rooyakkers, Kristi Stefanison with Dr. Svetlana Tikhonova

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Second Place Winner Meghann Lussier, Natalie Liu, Helen Belanger and Cherry Chui

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Third Place winners Amel Bouzid, Ritu Kumar, Negaar Nadji with Dr. Svetlana Tikhonova

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The Alpha Omega/Mount Royal Dental Society Prize for the best GPR trainee project Drs. Annie Roy and Catherine Fontaine-Sylvestre (MCH) with Dr. Mary Ellen Macdonald

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First Place Summer Research Scholar Winner Wen Xuan Zhao with Dr. Mary Ellen Macdonald

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Second Place Summer Research Scholar Winner Yu Jia Zhu with Dr. Mary Ellen Macdonald

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Door Prize winner Ryan Campbell with Dr. Mary Ellen Macdonald

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