2017 UMKC Dentsply/Sirona Table Clinic Winners

DDS Students (third year)
The first-place winners of the dental student category receive a free trip to the American Association of Dental Research (AADR) annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

1st place: Brittany Bingesser and Nicole Nong. “Evaluation of Shade Accuracy in Staining of Anterior Zirconia Crowns by Three Different Dental Labs.” Mentor: Dr. Derek Williams.

2nd place: Kristen Todoki and Burt Kawamoto. “A Pilot Study of Salivary Cortisol Levels in Subjects with and without Signs and Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.” Mentors: Drs. Nickel and Iwasaki.

3rd place: Olga Shakhnovich and Rachel Carpino. “Emergency Department Dental Knowledge: Is it Adequate.” Mentors: Drs. Walker and McCunniff.

4th place: Kendall Tada and Colin Schlosser. “Effects of Resting Lip Lind and Lip Fullness of the Perception of Lip Attractiveness.” Mentor: Dr. Ferrar.

DH Students (second year)
The first-place winners of the dental hygiene student category receive have the opportunity to attend ADHA Annual Conference in Jacksonville, Fla., this June to present at a national level. Their trip is supported by the UMKCDHAA.

1st place: Megan Vaughn and Vicky Tsao. “Sound Asleep? The Dental Team’s Interprofessional Role in Obstructive Sleep Apnea.”

2nd place: Sarah Owens and Venny Saravi. “Rapid HIV Testing in the Dental Setting: An Untapped Resource.”

3rd place: Brooke Devero and Melissa Batiz. “Charcoal Whitening: The Newest Holistic Trend to Whiter Teeth.”

4th place: Morgan Crowell and Stormy Morrison. “You Better Watch Out: HPV is on the Rise.”

Photos from the Table Clinic Competition at the 2017 Midwest Dental Confernence.