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ADA Science Institute and ADA Foundation scientists present research

Periodontal disparities, gingival overgrowth and other topics on display at international conference

April 04, 2017

By Michelle Manchir

San Francisco — ADA and ADA Foundation scientists and researchers presented original scientific abstracts and other works March 22-25 during the 95th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research.

IADR met in conjunction with the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 41st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research.

Scientists and researchers from the ADA Science Institute in Chicago and the ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland, gave presentations associated with work done that could be helpful to practicing dentists, including projects related to sealants, periodontal disparities, dental office air quality and gingival overgrowth, among others.

For more information, including abstracts, on any of the posters or presentations from the ADA Science Institute, email science@ada.org. For more information about the ADA Foundation Volpe Research posters and presentations, email vrc@ada.org.

For more information about the International Association for Dental Research general session and to see abstracts from past sessions, visit IADR.com online.

Here is a list of research presented by ADA researchers at the 2017 session:

  • Decomposition Analysis Identifies Areas for Reduction of Periodontal Disparities, a poster presentation by Cameron Estrich, a health science research analyst for the ADA Science Institute.
  • Power, Spectral-Distribution, and Beam-Homogeneity Characterization of 10 LED Light-Curing-Units, a poster presentation by Henry Lukic, an engineering research associate for the ADA Science Institute.
  • Analysis of Bisphenol A Released From Resin-Based Dental Sealants, a poster presentation by Rashad Vinh, a research assistant for the ADA Science Institute.
  • Long-term Effects of Different Cleaning Methods on Vivera Retainers, a poster presentation by Dr. Manika Agarwal, a University of Illinois at Chicago orthodontic student who worked with ADA laboratory staff.
  • Long-term Effects of Cleaning Methods on Essix-C+, a poster presentation by Dr. Emily Wible, a University of Illinois at Chicago orthodontic student who worked with ADA laboratory staff.
  • Localized Irradiance From Light-Curing Units' Influence on Resin-matrix Composite Cross-link Density, an oral presentation by Dr. Afnan Al-Zain, an Indiana University Ph.D. candidate who worked with ADA laboratory staff and is a student of Dr. Jeffrey Platt, ADA Council on Scientific Affairs chair.
Research presented by ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center scientists included:

  • Quo Vadis Dental Materials, a symposium organized and chaired by Diane Bienek, Ph.D. and Drago Skrtic, Ph.D.
  • Assessment of Dental Office Air Quality During Polishing of Nanomaterials, an oral presentation by Dr. Jeffrey Kim, Ph.D.
  • Unique Role of Urethane Dimethacrylate in Composition-controlled Photo-copolymerization with Vinylbenzyleter Derivatives, an oral presentation by Jirun Sun, Ph.D.
  • Altered EDC Gene Expression in Hereditary and Drug-Induced Gingival Overgrowth, an oral presentation by Mike Valerio, Ph.D.
  • Ether-based Dental Restoratives: Resin/Composite Development and Performance Assessment, an oral presentation by Xiaohong Wang, Ph.D. and Jirun Sun, Ph.D.
  • A pH-Sensitive Antimicrobial Agent, an oral presentation by Yin Yang, Ph.D.
  • Advancing Cell Culture Evaluation of Biomaterials: Resembling the Oral Environment, a poster presentation by Dr. Bienek.
  • Preparation of Carbonated Hydroxyapatite Having Compositions Resembling Hard Tissue Minerals, a poster presentation by Laurence Chow, Ph.D.
  • Sequential Enzymolysis of a Dental Resin Monomer with Two Ester Groups, a poster presentation by Stanislav Frukhtbeyn.
  • New Platform for Assessing Biocompatibility of Dental Monomers: Human Primary Dental Pulp Cells, a poster presentation by Gili Kaufman, Ph.D.
  • Bulk Carbonate Apatite Materials Prepared from Calcium Phosphate Cements, a poster presentation by Shozo Tagaki, Ph.D.
 
 
 
Science time: Chicago-based ADA researchers Henry Lukic (top, left), Cameron Estrich and Rashad Vinh (bottom, left) stand with their respective poster presentations in March during the 95th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research in San Francisco.