Dentistry Students Awarded Alpha Omega Foundation Research Grants

Three graduate students have been awarded research grants from the Alpha Omega Foundation for their projects conducted under the supervision of Dr. Faleh Tamimi.

Faez Al-Hamed, "How blood aging affects the bone regenerative potential of platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?"

Supervisor: Dr. Faleh Tamimi, Co-Supervisor: Dr. Zahi Badran.
I am a Yemeni dentist, I graduated from the faculty of dentistry, Aleppo University, Syria in 2011 and I ranked the second among my colleagues. I also have a clinical Master's Degree in oral surgery, ranked the first among my colleagues, from Mansoura University, Egypt in 2016. Currently, I am a third-year Ph.D. student in craniofacial health sciences. My research focuses on studying the effect of neurotransmitters (Acetylcholine and platelet-derived serotonin) on bone healing and implant osseointegration with an emphasis on optimizing the regenerative potential of platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

Qiman Gao, “Needle-free Dental Anesthesia Technique: From Laboratory to Dental clinic”

Supervisor: Dr. Faleh Tamimi, Co-supervisor: Dr. Luc Mongeau
I got my bachelor of Stomatology from Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Stomatology, China in 2014. Then I got my master of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Shanghai Ninth people’s hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Stomatology, with an Outstanding Graduate Students Scholarship in 2016.
Currently, I am a 4th year Ph.D. student in craniofacial health science. My research focuses on understanding the mechanism of the needle-free liquid jet injection and developing needle-free anesthesia techniques to minimize patients’ pain experience.

Wenji Cai, “The electrochemical properties of titanium implants to eliminate pathological” biofilms while preserving their osteointegration"

Supervisor: Dr. Faleh Tamimi,Co-supervisor: Dr. Sasha Omanovic
I have a Bachelor in Dentistry by ranking first in my colleagues and a Master in Oral Implantology of Tongji University, Shanghai, China. Nowadays, I am pursuing a research career under the supervision of Dr. Faleh Tamimi in the Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University. Along with implant restoration widely accepted, peri-implantitis is a growing complication day by day. I also have a working experience for DentsplySirona Implant and Geistlich Pharma before which helps give me a detailed vision about this clinical problem. Therefore, my research topic will more focus on the innovative method of effectively treating peri-implantitis in the future.

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