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The CDA/DENTSPLY Student Clinician Research Program provides an opportunity for one dental student from each accredited dental school in Canada to participate in a national clinical research competition.

Managed by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) and sponsored by DENTSPLY International and DENTSPLY Canada (DENTSPLY), the program is held in conjunction with CDA's annual convention. The purpose of the program is to stimulate ideas, improve communication and most of all, increase student involvement in the advancement of the dental profession.

Method of Selection
Judging of Clinics
Prizes
More Information
2016 Winners
2016 Program

Method of Selection

Each year, CDA and DENTSPLY international forward an Invitation to the deans of the 10 accredited dental schools in Canada. Each school may select a student to participate in the CDA/DENTSPLY Student Clinician Research Program. The selection is determined separately by each dental faculty. Students should contact their faculty for more information on how the selection process is conducted at their school.

The participating student clinician must be an undergraduate at the time of selection by his or her school. DENTSPLY provides funding for the qualifying students' airfare and travel expenses to the convention.

Judging of Clinics

Student clinicians provide a presentation (5 to 7 minutes) of their table clinic in one of two categories — 'clinical application and techniques' or 'basic science and research' — to a panel of qualified judges. Students must identify the purpose of the study, provide background information, outline how the study was conducted, and report on the results of the study and its possible significance.

Using established criteria, the judges evaluate the subject matter, presentation and table display of each clinician.  The judges then select a first and second prize winner among all competitors on a total point basis, regardless of category.

Prizes

Following the program, CDA and DENTSPLY host a reception in honour of all student clinicians participating in the program. The winners are announced during the Awards Reception. DENTSPLY provides all awards and prizes.

The first prize is an expense-paid trip to the American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Session, where the student clinician will make his or her winning presentation on a non-competitive basis, as part of the ADA's scientific program.

The second prize is $1000 cash. All participants receive a certificate of appreciation from CDA and DENTSPLY for their contribution to the table clinic program.

More Information

Faculty members or students seeking further information about the CDA/DENTSPLY Student Clinician Research Program are invited to contact:

Monique Bouchard
Coordinator, Dental Academia and Health Informatics
Canadian Dental Association
1815 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, ON K1G 3Y6

Tel.: (800) 267-6354, ext. 5001
Fax: (613) 523-7736
Email: reception@cda-adc.ca



In 2016, the CDA/DENTSPLY Student Clinician Research Program will be held during the Pacific Dental Conference (PDC) in Vancouver, British Columbia. The program features presentations by student clinicians from Canadian dental schools. Introduced in 1971, the CDA and DENTSPLY International continue to work together to motivate and recognize hundreds of bright young minds to investigate new approaches to a wide range of oral health concerns.

2016 Winners

The 2016 CDA / DENTSPLY Student Clinician Research Program was held during the Pacific Dental Conference (PDC) in Vancouver, British Columbia.


A prospective evaluation of 1- versus 3-day post-operative antimicrobial therapy in preventing surgical site infection following orthognathic surgery

Thomas Steeves (DDS 3), Dr. Curtis Gregoire (Faculty Advisor), Dr. Clayton Davis (OMFS 6).

Problem

Orthognathic surgery has a 10-15% risk of surgical site infection (SSI). Pre-operative antibiotic prophylaxis reduces the incidence of SSIs. The recommendations for a post- operative antibiotic prophylactic regimen are conflicting. The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of 3-days versus 1-day of post-operative antibiotic treatment on the prevalence of SSIs following orthognathic surgery.

Methods

A double blind randomized controlled clinical trial with 288 patients was performed. Inclusion criteria: patients 14 years or older undergoing orthognathic surgery at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre. Exclusion criteria: antibiotic use within two weeks before surgery, and/or active oral or systemic infections. All patients received standard pre-operative antibiotic prophylaxis. Patients were randomly assigned to receive an additional 2-day supplement of either (A) cephalexin (clindamycin for penicillin allergic patients) or (B) placebo. A p-value of <0.05 was considered statistically significant for statistics.

Results & Conclusion

The final cohort had 171 patients after removing those who were non-compliant with antibiotics and those with immunocompromising conditions. Group A and B had 86 and 85 patients, respectively. 3-days of antibiotics significantly reduced the prevalence of SSIs compared to 1-day (logistic regression, p=0.04); number needed to treat: 10; odds ratio: 0.34; risk ratio: 0.39. While the extended regimen of antibiotics reduces the risk of SSIs, the benefit may not outweigh the risks of over administering antibiotics and cost ineffectiveness. Compliance may compromise recommendations given to patients.

Comparative analysis of cranio-facial morphology in unilateral clefts : a qualitative report

Vincent Mireault (2nd Prize)

Objectives

This study aims to compare the specific impacts of the different subgroups of unilateral cleft lip and/or palate (UCLP) - cleft lip (CL), cleft lip and palate (CLP) and cleft palate (CP)- on the cranio-facial development. The dimension and position of the maxilla and the mandible along with the facial height will be the main concerns of this analysis.

Methods

14 CLP, 7 cleft lip (CL) and 16 cleft palate (CP) young patients (mean age of 7 years old) were randomly included in this study. Lateral cephalometric radiographs taken before any orthodontic treatment were analysed in all 37 UCLP patients. One blinded examinator digitally traced all landmarks with the Quick Ceph® Studio program on the radiographs. Standard orthodontic measures were analysed qualitatively to assess the antero-posterior and vertical dimension of both maxilla and mandible as well as their antero-posterior position.

Results

Maxillaries dimension doesn't seem to be affected by UCLP at this developmental stage. However, the maxilla position (SNA) and its inclinaison are different (NF-(Sn-7)) in between UCLP subgroups; CP patients have a more retrusive maxilla whereas CL patients present a more important postero-inferior inclinaison of the maxilla. Most malocclusions observed in all three groups were Cl II Angle and of mild to moderate intensity . CLP seem to have a greater impact on teeth orientation.

Conclusions

Impacts of the different UCLP on the cranio-facial morphology seem to differ slightly in between UCLP subgroups. Major abnormalities –malocclusions- usually observed in CLP might arise later in the development of UCLP patients.


2016 Program

In 2016, the CDA/DENTSPLY Student Clinician Research Program will be held during the Pacific Dental Conference (PDC) in Vancouver, British Columbia. The program features presentations by student clinicians from Canadian dental schools. Introduced in 1971, the CDA and DENTSPLY International continue to work together to motivate and recognize hundreds of bright young minds to investigate new approaches to a wide range of oral health concerns.

The closed judging session will take place on Thursday, March 17, 2016 and open sessions will take place on Thursday and Friday, when the student clinicians will have the opportunity to present their work to attendees. Details on the convention can be found at the following website: www.pdconf.com/cms2016/.

Schedule – subject to change

Thursday, March 17, 2016 Morning Closed Judging Session
Afternoon Open Session
Evening CDA/DENTSPLY Awards Reception/Ceremony
By invitation
Friday, March 18, 2016 Afternoon Open Session

Student Clinicians and Presentation Titles

Mitchell R. Naito

Mitchell R. Naito

University of Alberta
Title: Evaluation of Nitrile Glove Protection from a Common Dental Contact Allergen

Kiavash Hossini

Kiavash Hossini

University of British Columbia
Title: Regional Developmental Patterns of the Human Mandible

Thomas W. Steeves

Thomas W. Steeves

Dalhousie University
Title: A prospective evaluation of 1- versus 3-day post-operative antimicrobial therapy in preventing surgical site infection following orthognathic surgery

Vincent Mireault

Vincent Mireault

Université Laval
Title: Comparative analysis of cranio-facial morphology in unilateral clefts: a qualitative report

Bryan Wong

Bryan Wong

University of Manitoba
Title: Dentin Preservation in the Pericervical Area After Preflaring with Gates-Glidden or X-Gates drills. Ax ex vivo Micro CT Study.

Erica Abbey

Erica Abbey

McGill University
Title: Dental Student Distress: A cross-sectional study from the students' perspective

Santana Rooyakkers

Santana Rooyakkers

McGill University
Title: Dental Student Distress: A cross-sectional study from the students' perspective

Karim Rafla<

Karim Rafla

McGill University
Title: Dental Student Distress: A cross-sectional study from the students' perspective

Kristi Stefanison

Kristi Stefanison

McGill University
Title: Dental Student Distress: A cross-sectional study from the students' perspective

Edward Sutton

Edward Sutton

Université de Montréal
Title: Patient experience and satisfaction of immediate-loading: A qualitative study

Steven Arcand

Steven Arcand

University of Saskatchewan
Title: The new concept of oral cavity diabetes and its significant suppression on cellular prion protein expression: potential implications in oral cavity development and dental health

Brett Spenrath

Brett Spenrath

University of Saskatchewan
Title: The new concept of oral cavity diabetes and its significant suppression on cellular prion protein expression: potential implications in oral cavity development and dental health

Radu Stefureac

Radu Stefureac

University of Saskatchewan
Title: The new concept of oral cavity diabetes and its significant suppression on cellular prion protein expression: potential implications in oral cavity development and dental health

Julie Delcorde

Julie Delcorde

University of Toronto
Title: Adhesion-Dependant Interleukin-1 Signaling In Fibroblasts: Role of Periodontal Inflammation

Michael Tiedemann

Michael Tiedemann

Western University
Title: Modulation of myofibroblast differentiation on nanometric topographies