37th Annual Dental Science Symposium
April 24, 2019
The UT Health San Antonio dental community assembled on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 for the 37th Annual Dental Science Symposium. This yearly event showcases dental research in basic science, public health, clinical science, and education.
Organized by the San Antonio Chapter of the American Association of Dental Research, the symposium hosted 30 dental students’, postdoctoral fellows’, and faculty poster presentations, along with 7 oral presentations. Distinguished Keynote speaker Nisha J. D’Silva, B.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D., Donald Kerr Collegiate Professor, Associate Chair, Division of Oral Medicine, Pathology and Radiology, Professor of Pathology from the University of Michigan Medical School and Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology presented her research entitled: “Oral Cancer: Aggressive & Subversive”.
Before closing remarks were made, faculty judges submitted their evaluations to be tallied for poster awards. The winners are:
Dental Students - Poster
1st – Mohammad Yazdi, DS4
2nd – Shilpa Ganatra
3rd – Thong Nguyen, DS2
Special Travel award from Dentsply:
John Swartout, DS2
1st: Dr. Jacob Boyd
2nd: Nicholas Dybdal-Hargreaves, DS4
3rd: Michael Eskander, DS4
Post Doc- Poster
Dr. Rebecca Lane
Dental Student – Oral Presentations, Travel Award by SCADA
Robert Brock, DS2
Residents/Ph.D. students – Oral Presentations
1st: Dr. David Wong
2nd: Dr. Olivia Tran
3rd: Dr. Jeffrey Penner
The School of Dentistry would like to thank San Antonio Chapter of the American Association of Dental Research, Office of the Dental Dean, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, San Antonio Chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry, Texas Academy of General Dentistry, American Association for Dental Research, and Dentsply Sirona for sponsoring this year.