We would like to congratulate our dental hygiene students who on May 13, 2011 participated in the California Dental Hygienists’ Association (CDHA) and the California Dental Association (CDA) student table clinic competitions at the Annual Scientific Session and Convention. To prepare for the competition, students conducted thorough research, and created posters and pamphlets with guidance from research course director Aubree Chismark and table clinic faculty mentors.
Six table clinic groups submitted their application to the two competitions, and all six were accepted!
While just getting accepted is an honor on its own, we are especially pleased to announce that four of the six tables (listed below) placed at the competition.
CDA 2nd Place: Bisphenol-A and Polycarbonate Dental Plastics
Presented by: Alexandria Babbitt, Jenafier Hermes, and Jamie Ozaki
Mentor: Professor Audrey Hung
CDA 3rd Place: Do the Drinks that You Drink Ever Make You Think?
Presented by: Ani Chakalian, Gabriel Guzman, Mashal Rezai, and Jamie Russell
Mentor: Professor Bev Lovelace
CDHA 2nd Place: Got CAMBRA?
Presented by: Michelle Daru
Mentor: Dean Gerger
CDHA 3rd Place: Musculoskeletal Pain Among Dental Hygiene Students
Presented by: Tara Blake, Kristen Goeson, Brittany Mayer, and Rita Kadehjian
Mentor: Professor Aubree Chismark
Each winning group received a plaque and a monetary award. The results will be published in the Journals of the CDHA and CDA, and on the CDHA website.