Research Day, ACCE Day Spotlight Penn Dental Medicine Student, Faculty Research
Philadelphia — Penn Dental Medicine recently celebrated the depth and diversity of the School’s research and scholarship with two days of programing at its annual Research Day and Advances in Clinical Care and Education (ACCE) Day, held May 10 and 11, respectively.
“These annual gatherings highlight the tremendous work of our faculty and students in advancing research, education, and clinical care across disciplines,” says Penn Dental Medicine’s Morton Amsterdam Dean, Dr. Mark Wolff. “It is rewarding to see the School cultivating the next generation of clinician scientists.”
Both days included guest keynote speakers, faculty presentations, and research poster presentations. This year there were 99 research posters at Research Day (93 eligible for judging) and 99 at ACCE Day as well (94 eligible for judging), giving students, junior investigators, and postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to present their projects. Awards were presented each day for the top poster presentations and included the following.
Research Day Awards
The AADOCR Student Research Day Award, funded by the AADOCR, is designed to recognize the best presentation at an academic institution’s research day competition. The award consists of a complimentary meeting registration and a monetary award of $500 to assist with travel to the 2024 AADOCR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition in New Orleans, LA in March. The Awardees will also be highlighted in the General Session & Exhibition Program Book and AADOCR website.
|Lucas D. Wall (D’25): Comparison of Naproxen Sodium and Acetaminophen Following Implant Placement||Katherine N. Theken, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery|
The SCADA program advances our collective commitment to empower the next generation of dental leaders. By showcasing students’ research, and recognizing their passion for discovery and innovation, we will fuel the future of dental care.
|Steven Fredeen (C’22, D’25): Direct Experimental Validations of VFEM Stress Analysis of Porcelain-Veneered All-Ceramic Crowns||Yu Zhang, Division of Restorative Dentistry|
The AADOCR Travel Award program was launched by Penn Dental Medicine in 2014 to advance student/junior investigator research, providing funds toward their travel to the annual AADOCR meeting where awardees have the opportunity to present their work. Recipients are selected by a faculty panel of judges at Penn Dental Medicine’s annual Research Day. The following recipients were selected at Research Day 2023 and will attend and present their research at the 2024 AADOCR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition in New Orleans, LA next March 2024.
DMD Student Awardees
|Simran K. Grewal (D’25):
Immunomodulatory Functions of Extracellular Vesicles Released From GMSC-Derived Neural Crest Stem-Like Cells on Macrophage Polarization
|Qunzhou Zhang, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery|
|Ryan J. Noseworthy (D’25): Probing Interfacial Strength and Toughness of Novel Composition-Gradient Zirconia||Yu Zhang, Division of Restorative Dentistry|
|Lindsay H. Fisher (D’25): Effect of Aging on the Mechanical Force-Induced Bone Remodeling: Microct Analysis||Hyeran H. Jeon, Department of Orthodontics|
|Sara Ha (D’25): Effect of Aging on the Mechanical Force-Induced Bone Remodeling: Histologic Analysis||Hyeran H. Jeon, Department of Orthodontics|
|Kristin Lee (D’25): Effect of Intracanal Medicaments on Survival of Stem Cells of Apical Papilla||Su-Min Lee, Department of Endodontics|
Junior Investigator Awardees
|Kantapon Rattanaprukskul (GD’23): Cellular Senescence in Periodontal Health and Disease||S. Esra Sahingur, Department of Periodontics|
|Arjun Sandhu (GD’24): Oral Health Quality of Life (Ohqol) in People With HIV (PWH) and Depression||Temitope T. Omolehinwa, Department of Oral Medicine|
|Yin-Chu Lai (GD’24): Relationship Between Anxiety, Cortisol Levels, Pain, and Opioid Use in Patients Following Third Molar Extraction||Katherine N. Theken, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery|
|Rahul Singh: Affordable Oral Proinsulin Bioencapsulated in Plant Cells Regulates Blood Sugar Levels Similar to Natural Insulin||Henry Daniell, Department of Basic & Translational Sciences|
|Zhi Ren: New Partners of Streptococcus Mutans in Early Childhood Caries||Hyun (Michel) Koo, Department of Orthodontics|
|Gundappa Saha: IL-22 Is Required in Periodontal Health for Maintaining Steady-State HomeostasiS||George Hajishengallis, Department of Basic & Translational Sciences|
The Gail Schupak Student Research fund was established in 2021 by a generous gift from Gail Schupak D’83. The purpose of the fund was to give students access to resources for year round research projects making them more competitive for awards and fellowships both within and outside the School. Additionally, the funds are being used for the first time this year to award two travel stipends for winners to attend AADOCR meeting in the following year.
|Kelsey A. Busch (D’25): Linking Primary Cilia Biogenesis to Orofacial MSC Responsiveness to Irradiation||Sunday Akintoye, Department of Oral Medicine|
|Charlotte Lenes (D’25): Investigating the Role of Proinflammatory Fibroblasts in Human Periodontitis and Peri-Implantitis||Kang Ko, Department of Periodontics
ACCE Day Awards
|Andres Davila: Orofacial Manifestations of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease.||N/A|
|Shaan Sehgal, Alternative Option For Management Of Avulsed Teeth||N/A|
|Diana Joo, Oral Rehabilitation in a Patient with Apert Syndrome : A Case Report||N/A|
Award for Independent Research
|Kyle A. Campbell (D’23): Providing Preventative Care for a Patient with CHARGE Syndrome||Alicia Risner-Bauman, Care Center for Persons with Disabilities, Clinical Restorative Dentistry, Department of Oral Medicine|
|Matthew A. Lee (D’25): In Vitro Comparative Study Between Full-Arch Abutment Level Implant Impressions with Intraoral Scanning and Photogrammetry Systems – A Pilot Study||Julián Conejo, Clinical Restorative Dentistry, Division of Restorative Dentistry|
|Rachel Kogan (D’23): Smoking Cessation Alternatives||Tatyana Straus, Division of Community Oral Health|
|Kaylyn Hudson (D’25): A Summer at HMS||Joan I. Gluch, Division of Community Oral Health|
|Jenna W. Hahn (D’25): Soldiers No Longer Strangers: Learning How to Serve Veterans at the VA Medical Center||Joan I. Gluch, Division of Community Oral Health|
|Anthony R. Cappello (D’23): Oral Cavity Changes in Patients Previously Infected with COVID-19: A Retrospective Cohort Study||Katherine A. France: Department of Oral Medicine|
|Mariana Peraza (D’23) and Nina Karnuta (D’23): Functional Crown Lengthening Surgeries Performed by Pre-doctoral Students: a case series||Ioana Chesnoiu Matei, Departement of Periodontics|
|Dana Lee (D’23): Evaluation of Root Canal Treatments Performed by Dental Students Using Traditional Rotary Ni-Ti Files and XP-Shaper Files||Su-Min Lee, Department of Endodontics|
|Dallas D. Clark (D’23): Zygomatic Implants Perforated Through a Radial Forearm Free Flap and Immediate Delivery of a Fixed Prosthesis||Neeraj H. Panchal, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery|
|Jhanavi Sivakumar (D’23): Case Report: Comprehensive and Esthetic Treatment of Refugee Patient||Olivia Sheridan, Division of Restorative Dentistry|
|Tiffany H. Park (D’24): The Skeletal and Dental Age Advancements of Children and Adolescents with Overweight and Obesity: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis||Chenshuang Li, Department of Orthodontics|