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ADA scientists present research in Vancouver

July 12, 2019

By Mary Beth Versaci

Vancouver — American Dental Association scientists shared their research at the 97th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research June 19-22 in Vancouver.

The session took place in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research.

Research presented by ADA scientists included:

• Assessing Dentists’ Diagnosis and Management of Dental Erosion, presented by Jamie Spomer, Ph.D., senior director of research and laboratories.

• Low-Temperature Degradation of Dental Zirconia, presented by Spiro Megremis, Ph.D., director of research and standards.

Smart science: Engineering research assistant Max Gruber shares his research June 20 at the 97th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research in Vancouver.
• Mechanical Behavioral Assessment of Zirconia Ceramics Using Vickers Indentation Hardness, presented by Max Gruber, engineering research assistant.

• Sociodemographic Variability in Proportion of Amalgam Restorations in the U.S., presented by Cameron Estrich, health science research analyst.

• Using Network Meta-analysis to Inform Policy and Clinical Practice Guidelines, presented by Malavika Tampi, manager of the Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry.

• Systematic Review: Dental Pre-treatment Impact on Cardiac Valve Surgery Outcomes, presented by Hillary DeLong, policy analyst.

• Cleanliness in Reprocessing of Dental Instruments, presented by Prerna Gopal, Ph.D., senior oral microbiologist.

• Assessing Dentists' Perspectives and Uses of Bonding Agents, presented by Rashad Vinh, scientific communication specialist.

• Running Network Meta-analysis in Dentistry: Assumptions, Methodological Approach and Challenges, presented by Olivia Urquhart, research assistant.

• Effects of Antibiotics as Adjuncts for Pulp-related Dental Emergencies, presented by Lauren Pilcher, research assistant.

• Identification and Quantification of Dentin/Enamel on Multi-use Diamond Instrument Using Raman Spectroscopy, presented by Henry Lukic, engineering research assistant.

The ADA Science Institute also sponsored a symposium at the session on Building Translational Bridges for Oral Health, Evidence-based Policy and Clinical Practice. It was organized and moderated by Dr. Marcelo Araujo, vice president of the Science Institute. The presenters included Dr. Margherita Fontana, member of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, Drs. Effie Ioannidou and Alessandro Villa, consultants to the council, and Dr. Martha Somerman, director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

ADA scientists participated in two other symposiums as well.

Ms. Tampi presented during Establishing a Global Evidence Ecosystem for Oral Health, and Dr. Alonso Carrasco-Labra, senior director of evidence synthesis and translation research, was a presenter for The Future of Dentistry as Part of a Learning Health System.

For more information about the General Session and Exhibition, visit