13th Anual Faculty of Dentistry Research Day

The Faculty of Dentistry Research Day provides an excellent opportunity for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, research associates and residents to showcase their research work in academic posters and oral presentations. Held on April 4, 2018 at New Residence Hall this year was the 13th edition of Research Day. The day was packed with intellectually inspiring graduate research work from a wide range of subjects from both Research Divisions. It was also an honour and pleasure to host Keynote Speaker Dr. Yoshinori Sumita, Clinical Research Director and Associate Professor at the Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, in Japan. His speech entitled Translational Research: Cell-Based Therapy to Repair Damaged Oral Tissues focused on the current translational research strategies of cell therapy for oral and salivary tissues.  


Congratulations to all this year’s winners! 


Oral Presentation Winners 

1st Lojain Bassyoni  
Project title: Developing a clinical database for Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders (OPMD) (Supervisors: Belinda Nicolau and Nicholas Makhoul) 

2nd Garthiga Manickam 
Project title: The role of SMPD3 in skeletal tissues during fracture healing (Supervisor: Monzur Murshed) 

3rd Mang Shin Ma 
Project title: Oral health-related quality of life in children and adolescents with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Supervisor: Shahrokh Esfandiari) 


Poster Presentation Winners 

1st Osama Elkashty 
Project title: Sulforaphane Increases Drug-mediated Cytotoxicity Toward Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (Supervisor: Simon Tran) 

2nd Balqees Almufleh 
Project title: Tooth Shade Preferences among the General Public (Supervisors: Faleh Tamimi and Elham Emami) 

3rd Hieu (Michael) Pham 
Project title: Reconstruction of the Physiological Environment to Nurture the Growth of Ex-Vivo Human Salivary Organoids (Supervisor: Simon Tran) 


Knowledge Translation 

Biomedical Division: Osama Elkashty 
Project title: Sulforaphane Increases Drug-mediated Cytotoxicity Toward Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (Supervisor: Simon Tran) 
Oral Health and Society Division: Manuella Widjaja and Mona Jillani 
Project title: The Enculturation of Masculinity and its Effects on Male Chronic Pain Sufferers (Supervisor: Richard Hovey) 


Dr. Stephane R. Schwartz Award for Excellence in Research for best GPR Poster 

Awarded to the best GPR Poster Presentation and is given by the Division of Dentistry of the Montreal Children’s Hospital.  

Jordan Albino and Hafsa Alami Laroussi 
Influence of individual factors and dental care use on pediatric emergency department visits for caries-related dental problems 


Vice Chair for 2018-2019: Nioushah Noushi 


View pictures of the day here. 

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