Keeling Wins John J. Sharry Research Competition
November 22, 2021
Third year prosthodontic and first year periodontic resident, Francis L. Keeling, DDS, took first place in the 2021 John J. Sharry Prosthodontic Research Competition this month.
The competition was held during the Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists and judged by a panel of highly respected researchers.
Dr. Keeling presented his research entitled, “Cutting efficiency influences bur choice when removing zirconia restorations”.
“My research was associated with the removal of zirconia restorations and was driven out of clinical necessity,” he said. “I was fortunate to receive tremendous support from my faculty mentors, Dr. Robert Taft and Dr. Stephan Haney.”
Stephan J. Haney, DDS
, an associate professor/clinical and former director of the Graduate Program in Prosthodontics, speaks to Dr. Keeling’s remarkable impact.
“His research will be published in the Journal of Prosthodontics in the coming months,” he shared. “His findings are expected to fundamentally alter how the profession addresses zirconia crown removal.”
The John J. Sharry Prosthodontic Research Competition is sponsored by the ACP Education Foundation and is held to stimulate and acknowledge original research in prosthodontics by residents.
“I am deeply honored to have been selected by the American College of Prosthodontics as the 2021 recipient of the Sharry Award,” Dr. Keeling said. “I am a proud product of my environment.”