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Students and Faculty Participate in AACD 2018

April 26, 2018 by AACD Executive Office

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) was thrilled to provide dental students and dental school faculty with opportunities to attend and participate in its 34th Annual AACD Scientific Session, April 18-21, 2018, in Chicago. These opportunities included a poster competition, a student day, and an esthetic curriculum and student awareness forum for university faculty.

AACD Poster Sessions

The AACD Poster Session creates an outlet for students and junior dental faculty, along with clinicians and researchers, to share their scientific findings and to promote greater interaction within the dental community. The poster session includes two categories for undergraduates, post graduates, and junior faculty: clinical case submissions and material science submissions. The poster presentations are judged by a panel of AACD faculty members on-site at the annual scientific session.

2018 Poster Session Awards

Undergraduate Clinical Cases
1st Place: David Finkelstein New York University, “Restoring Tetracycline-Stained Teeth with Porcelain Veneers”
2nd Place: Spencer Meyers, University of Columbia, "Break with the Past: Restoring Balance and Harmony to a Worn Dentition"
3rd Place: Mehrnaz Golmakani, New York University, “Smile Transformation in Dentition with Severe Wear and Abfractions ”
Postgraduate Clinical Cases
1st Place: Chee Han Teo, New York University, “Full Mouth Reconstruction of a Severely Worn Dentition”
2nd Place: Bhavna Gangwal, New York University, “Diastema Management with Porcelain Veneers”
3rd Place: Beatriz Zavaleta Mendoza, New York University, “Upper Arch Reconstruction Combining Multiple Type Restorations to Achieve an Aesthetics Result ”

Junior Faculty Clinical Cases
1st Place: Vincent Calamia, New York University

Undergraduate Material Science
1st Place: Ola Al Hatem, University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, “Shear Bond Strength of Saliva Contaminated Human Enamel & Dentin Using Various Dental Adhesives"
2nd Place: Alyssa Lambert, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, “Dental Restorative Materials”

Postgraduate Material Science
1st Place: Nantawan Kolakarnprasert, New York University, "Inter-lyer Morphologies and Behaviors of New Multi-layered Translucent Dental Zirconia"

Junior Faculty Material Science
1st Place: Hiroe Ohyama, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, "Comparative Evaluation of Composite Resin Restorations Fabricated from CAD/3D Printing and CAD/CAM Technologies"

Student Day at AACD 2018

AACD 2018 also featured a student outreach program for local dental students and all students attending the scientific session. AACD Accredited Fellow Dr. Bill Dorfman, who's been featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover and CBS’s The Doctors, instructed students on how to catapult their future careers in cosmetic dentistry.

The day also included clinical cases and research presentations from student poster competition winners and an overview of the AACD’s student member benefits. Students learned about opportunities to supplement their education in cosmetic dentistry and about essential tools for building an action plan for a career in cosmetic dentistry.

AACD University Educators’ Forum

Additionally, as part of the AACD’s outreach to universities, representatives from 24 universities participated in the University Educators’ Form (UEF) during the scientific session. Attendees to the UEF worked towards developing an esthetic curriculum and also participated in a hands-on workshop, which featured color and esthetic experts in the industry.

For more information about student membership and AACD student programs, visit www.AACD.com/students.

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