The week of Spring Break the Carey Lab and Stansbury Lab sent four dental students to present their research at one of the largest national dental conferences for dental and craniofacial research, the AADR (American Association for Dental Research) Annual Meeting.
From Dr. Clifton Carey’s lab David Currie and Amanda Tompkins presented their research on fluoridated toothpastes and tooth whitening respectively. Currie and Tompkins were both selected to give oral presentations at the meeting—having to present their research to dental scientists and dental researchers from around the nation.
Dr. Sheldon Newman who also attended the meeting said that he was “ very proud of our students who presented their research at the AADR…they ably defended their work and we should all be proud of how they represented our school”.
Our students also had a great experience at AADR.
“The meeting in Charlotte was a fantastic opportunity," said Tompkins. "I had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people from whom I learned a great deal!”
“Exceptional," shared Currie. "I had great opportunities to learn what is new and at the forefront of our field, not just in Cariology, but in all aspects of Dentistry."
Nikki Kumor and Petros Yoon represented the Stansbury Lab to present their work on Nanogels and their work with novel dental materials.
“The most rewarding part of the meeting was being able to learn things about dentistry from a different perspective so I can understand why I'm using certain materials and not just because its good or that’s what I'm provided,” said Kumor.
Students - Did you know?
Presenting research at national meetings is quite an accomplishment; and the networking and feedback received from researchers around the world are invaluable. If you are interested in research projects at CU School of Dental Medicine, please contact your SRG Officers or Faculty on how you can get involved!