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Research Day 2018

Research Day 2018 brought together faculty, staff and students from across the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, to acknowledge and celebrate their many accomplishments.

Some compelling graduate basic science student presentations, graduate clinical student presentations and undergraduate student presentations were featured as well as exceptional poster presentations. Professor Bernhard Ganss welcomed everyone with opening remarks and an introduction of the key presenters.

Keynote Speaker Dr. Milica Radisic, Professor & CRC, Functional Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, discussed her study “Microfabrication of Elastomeric Polymers for Organ-on-a-chip Engineering and Injectable Tissues." Dr. Radisic, a professor at U of T, Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Functional Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering, is also a Senior Scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute. She is a co-founder of a New York-based company TARA Biosystems.

Keynote Faculty Lectures were given by Dr. Anuradha Prakki and Dr. Laura Dempster. Dr. Prakki gave a presentation called "From E-Learning to MR-Learning?" with a focus on the potential of using holographic imaging integrated into the real world, also known as mixed reality, to serve as a platform for an innovative approach for educational visualization in Dentistry. Interactive 3D learning tools, drawing on cognitive and constructivist learning theories, have received much attention in terms of their instructional utility and pedagogical impact.

Dr. Dempster presented "Teaching, Learning and Assessment of Communication in Dental Education: Future Directions in Education Research." She focused on communication as a core skill, not only for students and trainees, but for undergraduate and graduate educators, clinician instructors, mentors, and research supervisors - all of whom have a role in educating future dental professionals. She outlined current innovations and research in teaching, learning, and the assessment of communication.

The day concluded with the awards ceremony and a wine and cheese reception.

Congratulations to all participants and to the 2018 winners!

View a gallery of images from the event.

Photo Credit: Jeff Comber, IITS.



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Research Day 2018 Award Winners 

Undergraduate (Summer Student) Category: 

First place:  Marilyn Kandala, poster #7

Supervisor(s): Dr. Karina Carneiro, Dr. B. Ganss

Title of poster:  “Mineral Carriers Induce the Growth of Calcium Phosphate Crystals on Amelogenin Nanoribbons.”

Second place:  Tong Chen, poster #2

Supervisor(s):  Dr. Karina Carneiro, Dr. B. Ganss

Title of poster:  “The Polymer-Induced Liquid Precursor (PILP) Method Applied to DNA Nanostructures.”

Third place:  Alina Phen, poster #11

Supervisor(s): Dr. Karina Carneiro, Dr. B. Ganss

Title of poster: “Amelotin Initiates Ordered Crystal Growth on Amelogenin Nanoribbons.”


Graduate Student and Post-Doc Basic Science Category: 

First place:  Lizbeth Ayoub, poster #23

Supervisor(s):  Dr. Massieh Moayedi

Title of poster:  “The Medial Temporal Lobe in Nociception:  A Meta-Analytic and Functional Connectivity Study.”

Second place:  Santino Bambara, poster #25

Supervisor(s):  Dr. Sean Peel

Title of poster:  “Evaluation of a Novel rhBMP-2 Bioimplant for Alveolar Ridge Augmentation in Dogs.”

Third place:  Zeeshan Sheikh, poster #41

Supervisor(s):  Dr. Michael Glogauer

Title of poster:  “Monetite Based Block Grafts Containing a Novel Bisphosphonate-EP4A Conjugate for Improving Alveolar Ridge Augmentation Prior to Dental Implant Placement.”


Graduate Student and Post-Doc Clinical science category:

First place:  Edwin Ka Meng Chan, poster #52

Supervisor(s):  Dr. Paul Andrews

Title of poster:  “Survival of Class III Amalgam and Composite Restorations in Primary Cuspid Teeth”

Second place:  Faryn Berger, poster #51

Supervisor(s):  Dr. Michael Glogauer, Dr. Michael Goldberg,

                          Dr. Howard Tenenbaum

Title of poster:  “Effect of Resveratrol on Oral Inflammatory Load in Chronic Periodontitis; A Pilot Investigation.”

Third place:  Aaron Fox, poster #57

Supervisor(s):  Dr. Ernest Lam, Dr. Anil Kishen, Dr. Bettina Basrani

Title of poster:  “The Performance of a Zirconium-based Root-Filling Material with Reduced Beam Hardening Artifact in the Detection of Artificial Vertical Root Fractures Using Cone Beam CT Imaging.”

SRG Award Winners:

Graduate Basic Science:

Gyu-Tae Kim - $750 Travel Award

Graduate Clinical Science:

Teodora-Iunia Gheorghe - $750 Travel Award

Undergraduate Student:

Cameron Goertzen - $750 Travel Award