College of Dentistry students recognized

Image with caption: Nechelle  Nicol (left) and Whitney Porn received first place for their project on dental hygiene. (Photos by Margaret Cain.)
Nechelle Nicol (left) and Whitney Porn received first place for their project on dental hygiene. (Photos by Margaret Cain.)
Twelve students from the UNMC College of Dentistry received a total of $1,100 in cash awards at the 27th Annual Professionals Day and 46th Annual Student Scientific Program, both held April 12.

Professionals Day celebrates scholarly activities and provides students, faculty and the dental community an opportunity to share professional and academic activities.

The scientific program highlights the academic achievements of the students and their research on topics concerning oral health. The annual event is held in the East Union on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.

Winners included:

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Lyde Adams, D.D.S.
  • First: Nechelle Nicol and Whitney Porn, "The Use of CloSYS Dentifrice and Mouthrinse with Professional Oral Care to Reduce Dental Biofilm in Nursing Home Residents: A Pilot Study"
  • Second: Kelsey Frantom and Clare Campbell, "In Vitro Comparison of the Effectiveness in Tooth Whitening Using Crest 3D White Advanced Vivid Whitestrips and Walgreens Dental Strips"
  • Third: Lee Saenz and Nicholas Slater, "The Effect of Titanium Nitride Coatings on Edge Retention of Dental Scalers"
  • First: Lyde Adams, D.D.S., "Antifungal Biofilm Activity of Endosequence Root Repair Material in the Presence of PDL Cell"
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    Paul Johnson
  • Second: Mark Terry, D.D.S., "Gingival Foreign-body Granuloma with the Use of a Dental Water Jet: A Case Report"


  • First: Paul Johnson, "Alveolar Bone Loss in Subjects with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis"
  • Second (tie): Christina Carter, "Bacterial Analysis of Endodontic Infections: Comparison of Vital and Non-Vital Root Canals"
  • Second (tie): Charlotte Church and Megan Tobin, "A Comparison of Surface Roughness and Gloss Indices of Lithium Disilicate Cerami, Feldspathic Cerami, and Resin-Modified Ceramic CAD/CAM Blocks"


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