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Oral Health Research Day 2018

The Oral Health Research Day was a huge success! The day provided DMD IV students an opportunity to present the findings from their Oral Health Research Projects; the culmination of their research work throughout their third and fourth years of study. 10 groups of DMD IV students presented their work along with 8 Summer Research Students who displayed their research posters and presented them to the judges. In attendance at the January 16th event were all four years of dental students, the Curriculum Associates, the event judges, the Dean, the Academic and Research Associate Deans, representatives from Dentsply Sirona and Sunstar, as well as the Montreal Dental Club. Thank you to everyone for their keen participation and congratulate the winners of this year’s OHR Event.

  • First Prize (UG): Sunstar First Prize for Oral Health/General Health for the research project that best demonstrates scientific rigor in the field of oral health/general health.
    • GROUP No. 1
      • Students:  Yusuf Bakkali Tahiri, Melissa Couto, Marie-Chantale Farhat, Ali Khodadad-Hossaini
      • Supervisor: Dr. Jean-Marc Retrouvey; Dr. Monzur Murshed
      • Graduate Mentor : Juliana Marulanda
      • Title: Micro-CT-based cephalometric analysis in wild-type mice and comparison to a mouse model for X-linked hypophosphatemia
  • Second Prize (UG): Sunstar Second Prize for Oral Health/General Health for the second best research project to demonstrate scientific rigor in the field of oral health/general health.
    • GROUP No. 5
      • Students:  Miriam Laleg, Caitilin Finnerty, Jun Li
      • Supervisor: Dr. Belinda Nicolau; Dr. Christophe Bedos
      • Title: Dental students’ perspectives and motives on pursuing a career in dentistry: a qualitative descriptive study
  • Third Prize (UG): CDA/DENTSPLY Sirona Student Clinician Research Program Award for an outstanding undergraduate oral health research project and presentation. The winner will represent McGill at the CDA convention and present their project. (Redeemed by one person only)
    • GROUP No. 3
      • Students:  Paula Balisi, Aparna Narvekar, Kevin Yang, Lucie Yin
      • Supervisor: Dr. Shahrokh Esfandiari
      • Graduate Mentor : Murali Ramamoorthi
      • Title: Restorative Materials in Class V Lesions: a Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
  • Fourth Prize (UG): Montreal Dental Club Prize
    • GROUP No. 7
      • Students: – Ovadia Chocron, Krystal Major, Lindsey Tink, Melinda Barmash
      • Supervisors: Dr. Bassel Kano
      • Title: Micro-leakage through prepared lithium disilicate crown material restored with composite and amalgam, measured with UV-vis spectroscopy: an in vitro study
  • Hinman Award (SRP): Best Summer Research Project. Winner will represent McGill at the Hinman Symposium in Memphis, Tennessee.
    • Poster No. 3
      • Student: Back Kim Nguyen
      • Supervisor: Dr. Maryam Tabrizian
      • Title: Physico-chemical and in vitro characterization of injectable chitosan-based biomaterials for critical size bone defect repair


  • Colgate Conference Award (SRP): 2nd Place Summer Research Project. Winner will represent McGill at the Colgate Dental Students’ Conference on Research.
    • Poster No. 5
      • Student: David Wu
      • Supervisor: Dr. Simon Tran
      • Title:  Anatomical, Histological and Molecular Characterization of Human Salivary Gland Stem/Progenitor Cells


  • Door Prize: FREE REGISTRATION for a one-day didactic Continuing Education course at McGill University, Faculty of Dentistry.
    • Shahrokh Esfandiari


DMD IV students Ali Khodadad-Hossaini, Yusuf Tahiri, Melissa Couto, Marie-Chantale Farhat with Sunstar Rep Linda Watson being awarded the Sunstar 1st Prize for Oral Health /General Health


DMD IV students Jun Li, Miriam Laleg and Caiti Finnerty with Sunstar Rep Linda Watson being awarded the Sunstar 2nd Prize for Oral Health / General Health


DMD IV students Kevin Yang, Lucie Ying, Paula Balisi and Aparna Narvekar with Dean Paul Allison being awarded the CDA Dentsply Sirona Student Clinician Research Program Award.


DMD IV students Melinda Barmash, Krystal Major, Lindsey Tink and Ovadia Chocron flank Gabrielle Lemay from the Montreal Dental Club while being awarded the Montreal Dental Club Prize for Clinical Research.


Back Kim Nguyen receives the 1st place award for the Summer Research Project


David Wu with Dean Paul Allison receiving the 2nd place award for Summer Research Project


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