2017 Science in Dental Practice Day

Nearly 700 students, faculty and staff packed into the Temple Performing Arts Center on March 15 to hear Professor Håkan Engqvist from Uppsala University, Sweden, present the Paul J. Batastini, DDS, FACD and Amelia Z. Batastini, RpH, Lecture: "Bioceramics for Remineralisation and Restoration of Teeth."


Professor Håkan Engqvist from Uppsala University, Sweden

Guest Lecturer:  Håkan Engqvist

Presenters, Guests and Faculty at the SIDP

Two Temple faculty members -- Assistant Professor Smant Puri and Associate Professor Nezar Al-Hebshi also presented a lecture: "Oral microbiome in health and disease: strategies for its manipulation."

The day also included viewing and judging of posters submitted by dozens of predoctoral and postdoctoral dental students and faculty members, ending with nine teams receiving monetary prizes.

Award Winners:

¨ Predoctoral Students:  1st, 2nd, 3rd place: Anna Vishnevetsky, Joshua Munch, Fred Arino

¨ Postdoctoral Students: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place:  Salome Masrani and Tabitha Richards (tied),  Xiomara Rivera, Matt Campbell

¨ Faculty:  1st, 2nd, 3rd place: Nezar Al-hebshi , Sumant Puri, Shannon Myers Virtue