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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin May 2011
22 MAY 2011 2011 Australian Dental Congress Secretariat Australian Dental Association Inc. Incorporated in the ACT ARBN 131 755 989 14-16 Chandos Street St Leonards NSW 2065 PO Box 520 St Leonards NSW 1590 Telephone: (61 2) 9906 4412 Facsimile: (61 2) 9906 4676 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.adc2011.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/34thADC2011 NOW AND TOmORROW BACk To ThE FuTurE: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia Wednesday 30th March to Sunday 3rd April 2011 ADC2011-Letterhead-FINAL.indd 1 3/02/10 9:14 PM Back in 1959, the Student Clinician Research Program was conceived by Dr Harold Hillenbrand, then the Executive Director of American Dental Association and Mr Henry Thornton, the Chairman of the Board for Dentsply International. The research program objectives were to stimulate student membership of the AmDA, introduce students to dental society activities, encourage original clinical work at the undergraduate level and to recognise future leaders in dentistry. Today, while there have been some changes in the recognition of the participation of dental schools, the basic structure of the program has not changed. The program gives the opportunity for each accredited dental school to select an outstanding undergraduate student to represent the dental school and present their research in a national competition. There are established guidelines and regulations that apply to the competition. Currently, there are 36 student clinician research programs worldwide. Every year there is an Annual Session that brings the respective winners from each country to the USA. The students become part of an international alumni opening up a wonderful opportunity of networking and mentoring and to become a leader in their careers. The Australian Dental Association and New Zealand Dental Association are involved in the Student Clinician Research Program bi-annual event held at the Australian Dental Congress. Griffith University was welcomed to the program this year, making a total of eight universities participating in the program. At the recent Australian Dental Congress held in Brisbane, another successful Student Clinician Research Program was held. Judging the research was held in the morning of 31 March with the winners being announced at the traditional Student Clinician 2011 aDa/DentSPLY Student clinician research Program ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Research Program. L to R: Ms Sarah Lam (University of Western Australia); Mr Greg Fox (Vice President, General Manager, Dentsply); Mr David Mai (University of Sydney); Ms Rachel Dunn (University of Queensland); Dr Carmelo Bonanno (Judge/Federal Treasurer, ADA Inc.); Mr Benlee Yap (University of Adelaide); Ms Jen-Ti Hsieh (Griffith University); Dr Lloyd Wong (Coordinating Judge/Vice Chairman, LOC); Ms Karishma Lal (Fiji School of Medicine); Mr Thomas Kwan-Soo Park (University of Melbourne); Ms Michelle Kang (University of Otago, NZ); Dr Linda Niessen (Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer, Dentsply); Dr John Bell (President, NZDA); and Dr Shane Fryer (Federal President, ADA Inc.) .
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