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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin May 2011
24 MAY 2011 NOW AND TOMORROW BACK TO THE FUTURE: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia Wednesday 30th March to Sunday 3rd April 2011 Dinner hosted by Dentsply and held at the Southbank Riverside Restaurant. The 2011 judging panel consisted of Dr Lloyd Wong (Coordinating Judge/Vice Chairman, LOC); Dr Carmelo Bonanno (Judge/Federal Treasurer, ADA Inc.) and Dr John Bell (President, New Zealand Dental Association). It was of great pleasure that Dr Linda Niessen, Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer, Dentsply came from the USA to present the awards to the respective university winners. This was supported by Dr Shane Fryer, Federal President, ADA Inc. Dr Niessen introduced each student who presented a brief overview of their research. The individual student presentations added a personal touch to the evening and was most welcomed and appreciated by the guests. The first prize winner was Ms Rachel Dunn from the University of Queensland who will attend the 148th Annual Session of the American Dental Association to be held in Las Vegas October 2011. Rachel will have the opportunity to present her table clinic along with the US and other international winners. Her research was in periodontics Identification of gingivitis biomarkers using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The aim of this study is to identify and quantify candidate metabolic markers of gingivitis in the oral fluids of human patients. Identification of the metabolites that differ between gingivitis and gingival health will provide insight into the pathogenesis and progression of periodontal disease. The second prize winner, Mr Benlee Yap from the University of Adelaide receives $500 cash. His research presentation was Characterising the effect of sodium hypochlorite on a single species and multispecies oral biofilm containing enterococcus faecalis grains on human dentine discs. The aim of this study is to determine if E. faecalis has a greater resistance to an endodontic disinfectant when grown as a multi-species biofilm. The range of topics was broad and provided many challenges for the judges. They needed to consider each candidate, their presentation skills, quality and clinical relevance of the research and the table clinic when making their deliberations. STUDENTS AND THEIR PROJECTS The students and their projects were as follows: • Benlee Yap (University of Adelaide): Characterising the effect of sodium hypochlorite on a single species and multispecies oral biofilm containing enterococcus faecalis grains on human dentine discs. • Rochel Karishma Lal (Fiji School of Medicine): Extracted teeth (single roots, no caries, mature teeth) filled with the two materials to below CEJ, monitored for change until 12 weeks. Outcomes will be compared between those kept in the dark and in light where there is exposure to sunlight. • Jen-Ti (Rachel) Hsieh (Griffith University): Prevention of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) in the osteoporotic patients -- a joint effort from medical and dental practitioners. • Thomas Kwan-Soo Park (University of Melbourne): Analysis of remineralisation provided by various products using transverse microradiography cross-sectional and surface microhardness. • Michelle Kang (University of Otago): Students' perceptions of the educational environment and future professional work. • Rachel Dunn (University of Queensland): Identification of gingivitis biomarkers using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. • David (Ming) Mai (University of Sydney): Dental undergraduate productivity at teaching hospitals. • Sarah Lam (University of WA): School dental service: Description of use of a service focused on prevention. We wish the students all the best with their future endeavours in their careers. Many thanks go to the universities and the supervisors for the support and encouragement they have provided to both the students and the Student Clinician Research Program. Pamela Dalgliesh ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Research Program For more information about the ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Research Program please contact Dr Pamela Dalgliesh email@example.com or go to the Dentsply website www.dentsply.com.au
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