13th Annual Dental Research Day

About 300 community practitioners, students, staff, and faculty attended the dental school’s 13th annual Research Day on March 10. 

Faculty presenters included Grishondra Branch-Mays, DDS, MS, who presented “An Interprofessional, Educational, and Collaborative Practice Model between Dentistry and Pharmacy”; Mark Herzberg, DDS, PhD, who discussed “Head and Neck Cancer: Connecting an Antimicrobial Protein to Tumor Suppression; Scott B. McClanahan, DDS, MS, who provided “Updates in Endodontic Research from the Division of Endodontics”.  Vladimir Leon-Salazar, DDS, MSD, discussed questions about “To Treat or Not to Treat: The Occlusal Dilemma in Patients with TMD”; and Alex Fok, PhD, MSc, shared his research on “Debonding of Composite Restorations: A Race Between Shrinkage Stress and Bond Formation.”

Highlights of the day included the awarding of Paper of the Year Awards to School of Dentistry faculty, student poster presentations, and a keynote address by Brad A. Amendt, PhD.,Director of the Craniofacial Anomalies Center at the University of Iowa.  Dr. Amendt discussed local delivery of microRNAs and microRNA inhibitors in promoting osteogenesis and modulating local inflammation.

Congratulations Paper of the Year award winners!

The following faculty members were named recipients of the 2016 School of Dentistry Paper of the Year Award. The award recognizes contributions made to the breadth of scholarship at the School of Dentistry in the areas of basic and clinical sciences, and in social/behavioral sciences and public health.

  • Basic Science:  P.D. Bittner-Eddy Ph.D. and M. Costalonga (Developmental/Surgical Sci) for their paper (with L.A. Fischer and D.H. Kaplan, K. Thieu) “Mucosal Langerhans Cells Promote Differentiation of Th17 Cells in a Murine Model of Periodontitis But Are Not Required for Porphyromonas gingivalis –Drivel Alveolar Bone Destruction”.  The paper was printed in the Journal of Immunology, 2016 August 15: 197(4):1435-46.
  • Clinical Science:  Don Nixdorf for his paper (with A.S. Law, K. Lindquist, G.J. Reams, E. Cole, K. Kanter, R.H.N. Nguyen, D.R. Harris, and the National Dental PBRN Collaborative Group) for the article “Frequency, impact and predictors of persistent pain after room canal treatment: a national dental PBRN study”. The paper was printed in PAIN.  January 2017: 157(1):159-165.
  • Social and Behavioral Science & Public Health:  Karin Quick for her paper “The Role of Self– and Peer Assessment in Dental Students’ Reflective Practice Using Standardized Patient Encounters”.  The paper was printed in Journal of Dental Education.   August 2016: 80(8):924-929.

There were also a host of student presenters at the event.

Student

Poster title

Class

Research Day

IADR

Argyris, Prokopios

Calprotectin Regulates DNA Damage Responses and Chemotherapy Sensitivity in Head and Neck Cancer

OBio PhD

Oral

Oral

Cisneros, Alejandro

Association Between Periodontal Disease and Missing Teeth with Systemic Conditions 

DDS2

Poster

Poster

Delveaux, Kallie

Oral Health Status of Older Adults In Minnesota

DDS2

Excused

Poster

Dennison, April

Effect of Anti-bacterial Molecules on Streptococcus gordonii Adhesion Gene Expression

DDS1

Poster

Poster

Drake, Miranda

A Randomized Control Trial on the Efficacy of an Oxalate-containing Densensitizing Strip

MDH

Poster

Poster

Dutt, Cameron

Naming and Incentive Development for a Public Oral Health Initiative

DDS1

Poster

Poster

Eggebraaten, Josh

3-Dimensional Longitudinal Study of Maxillary Sinus Characteristics in Canine-Impacted Patients

DDS2

Poster

Poster

Godejohn, Brianna

Subcellular Localization of HDACs During Osteoclast Differentiation

DDS2

Poster

Poster

Helle, Taylor

Regulation of breast tumor kinase (Brk) expression via stress pathays in breast cancer

DDS1

Poster

Poster

Jordan, Cody

Antimicrobial Peptide GL13K is Active in Saliva and Serum

DDS1

Poster

Poster

Kim, Mason

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Flow within Pulp of Extracted Tooth

DDS1

Poster

Oral

Kirkhoff, David

Dental Professionals’ Decreased Opioid Prescribing for Third Molar Extraction

DDS2

Poster

Poster

Moussa, Dina

Peptide Fortified Composite Restorations

OBio PhD

Oral

Oral

Nisley, Aaron

Is Offset Analgesia impaired in Chronic Orofacial Pain Patients?

DDS2

Poster

Poster

Sanchez, Miguel

Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy: Full Mouth Disinfection vs. Quadrant Scaling and Root Planing

DDS3

Oral

 

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Missing Teeth And Self-Reported Oral Parafunctions And Pain

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  Poster

Servais , Jared

Maxillary Bone Volume Analysis using CBCT in Patients with Impacted Canines

DDS3

Excused

Poster

Shnaydruk, Alex

Antinociceptive Effect of Resolvin D1 on Bone Cancer Pain

DDS2

Poster

Poster

Slama, Zachary

Calprotectin regulates EGFR not VEGF-A/C or NGF expression in HNSCC

DDS1

Poster

Poster

Sorensen, Jana

Database Coverage of OHRQoL Information

DDS2

Excused

Poster

Springer, Robert

Mechanical Properties of HIV-Infected and Tenofovir-Treated Bone

DDS2

Poster

Poster

Tu, Andy

Plasmacytoid dendritic cells and chemokine milieu in human cutaneous chronic-Graft-versus-Host-Disease

DDS2

Excused

Poster

Vincent, Thomas

Oral Health Beliefs, and Practices, and Utilization of Dental Services in select Towns in Northern Nigeria

DDS1

Poster

Poster

Wagner, Chad

Contribution of Reactive Oxygen Species to Cisplatin-Induced Peripheral Neurotoxicity

DDS1

Poster

Poster

Yahnke, Michael

Developing Hydrophobic Dental Adhesives for Class-V Restorations

DDS1

Poster

Not attending

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13th Annual Dental Research Day