May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


2017 Nusmile Graduate Student Research Awards

May 2017 Volume LII Number 3

Sponsored by NuSmile, the Graduate Student Research Award was established in 1989 for current students and residents and recent graduates from advanced education programs in pediatric dentistry. The AAPD Committee on Scientific Affairs selects eight finalists to present their research during the Annual Session. Finalists receive complimentary Annual Session registration for themselves and a guest, travel expense reimbursement, a cash award and plaque presented during the General Assembly. A matching cash award is given to each finalist’s training program.

Congratulations to the following recipients:

BMP2 Enhances Osteogenesis of Gingival Stem Cells in Peptide Hydrogel
Annapurna Bondalapati, B.D.S., Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Fla.

Association Between Sealant Placement and Caries Development in Primary Molars

Michael Hong, D.D.S., Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Mass.

A Novel Material for Pulpal Regeneration After Direct Pulp Therapy

Chu-Chun Hsiao, D.D.S., M.S., University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Association of Polymorphisms in Genes Involved in Enamel Formation with Childhood Caries

Alexandra Katsantoni, D.D.S., Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Newark, N.J.

Dental Treatment and Expenditures Under General Anesthesia for Medicaid-Enrolled Children
Beau Meyer, D.D.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Silver Diamine Fluoride Has Little Effect on the Oral Microbiota
Christopher Goodell, D.M.D., Boston Children’s Hospital/ Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Mass.

Parental Perceptions of Silver Diamine Fluoride Staining
Dylan Hamilton, D.M.D., New York University, New York, N.Y.

Longitudinal Association of Thrush in Infancy With Early Childhood Caries
Sara Goldberg, D.D.S., Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Following their oral presentations at the Annual Session, the Graduate Student Research Award recipient judged to have accomplished the most outstanding research project is awarded the Ralph E. McDonald Award. The recipient receives an additional cash award. Established in 1991, the award honors Ralph E. McDonald, AAPD past-president and editor emeritus. The Indiana University of Pediatric Dentistry Alumni Association graciously supports this award.

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