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ADA, ADAF scientists present work at national conference

Original research topics included water quality monitoring, opioid analgesics

March 27, 2018

By Michelle Manchir

Photo of Kathleen Ziegler and Cameron Estrich
Dental research mavens: Several ADA Science Institute staff presented original research in March at the exhibition of the American Association of Dental Research, including Kathleen Ziegler, Pharm.D., left, and Cameron Estrich, right.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — ADA and ADA Foundation researchers presented original scientific abstracts and other works March 21-24 during the 47th annual meeting and exhibition of the American Association of Dental Research.

Scientists from the ADA Science Institute in Chicago and the ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland, gave presentations associated with work that could be helpful to dental professionals, including projects related to water quality monitoring devices; the release rate of fluoride varnishes; the relative efficacy and safety of opioid versus nonopioid analgesics; the cariogenic potential of sweeteners in electronic cigarette liquids; and other topics.

For more information, including abstracts, about any of the projects listed below 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.

Abstracts can also be viewed by searching for the project title online at AADR2018.zerista.com.

Here are the projects presented by ADA Science Institute researchers at the 2018 session:

  • Feedback About Water Quality Monitoring Devices Shows Trend Toward Compliance, a poster presentation by Kristy Azzolin, manager of research and evaluations at the ADA Science Institute.
  • Evaluation of Tuft Retention of Polymeric Non-Nylon Bristles on Toothbrushes, a poster presentation by Christina Tyrakowski, a senior analytical chemist at the ADA Science Institute.
  • Applicability Of Hertzian "Ball-on-Disk" Method As Standard Test-Method For Amalgam, a poster presentation by Max Gruber, engineering research assistant for the ADA Science Institute.
  • Method to Measure the Rate of Release from Fluoride Varnishes, a poster presentation by Rashad Vinh, research assistant at the ADA Science Institute.
  • Relative Efficacy and Safety of Opioid Versus Nonopioid Analgesics, a poster presentation by Kathleen Ziegler, Pharm.D., manager of scientific information at the ADA Science Institute.
  • Antibiotic Prescribing Variation by Dental Specialty, Procedure, and Time, a poster presentation by Cameron Estrich, health science research analyst at the ADA Science Institute.
  • Exploring Dental Care Setting Utility To Screen For Diabetes, a poster presentation by Ruth Lipman, Ph.D., director of the center for scientific information at the ADA Science Institute.
  • Being a Research Advocate from the Standpoint of the ADA, a talk by Dr. Marcelo Araujo, a dentist with a Ph.D. and vice president of the ADA Science Institute, as part of a symposium.
  • "Blue-Light" Photochemical Retinal Hazard From Dental Curing Units, a poster presentation by Henry Lukic, engineering research assistant for the ADA Science Institute.
  • Comparing Cyclic Fatigue Test Methods with Differing Curvature Constraint Mechanisms, a poster presentation by Dan Halpin, engineering research assistant for the ADA Science Institute.
  • Survey of Flexural-Strength Consistency of Zirconia-Specimens From Multiple Dental Laboratories, a poster presentation by Yifeng Liao, Ph.D., manager of research and standards at the ADA Science Institute.
Photo of Yifeng Liao
Poster presenter: Yifeng Liao, Ph.D., manager of research and standards at the ADA Science Institute, discusses his poster presentation, Survey of Flexural-Strength Consistency of Zirconia-Specimens From Multiple Dental Laboratories, with an attendee at the American Association of Dental Research meeting in March.
Research presented by ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center scientists included:

  • Novel Dental Resin Composites with Improved Service Life, a symposium co-chaired by Jirun Sun, Ph.D., senior project leader at the ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center.
  • Cariology Research-Microbiological Studies/Biofilm, a keynote address by Jeffrey Kim, Ph.D., project leader at the ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center.
  • Sweeteners in Electronic Cigarette Liquids Increase Cariogenic Potential, an oral presentation by Dr. Kim.
  • Accelerating Evaluation of Resin Biostability, an oral presentation by Xiaohong Wang, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow at the ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center.
  • Novel Antimicrobial Copolymers for Class V Restorations, an oral presentation by Stanislav Frukhtbeyn, research associate at the ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center.
  • Development of Dental Implantable Thin Film Temperature Sensor, an oral presentation by Shinae Kim, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow at the ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center.
  • Biocompatibility of Antimicrobial Ionic Dimethacrylates, a poster presentation by Diane Bienek, Ph.D., project leader at the ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center.

At the Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Application (SCADA) program during the AADR gathering, ADA President Joseph P. Crowley presented to Dr. Jonathan An the inaugural ADA Foundation Dentsply Sirona Research Award for Dual Degree Candidates. Dr. An, a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Washington School of Dentistry, received the $10,000 award to help him pursue a career in research that advances the oral health of the public, as the award stipulates.