Research Day Stimulates Creativity

Research Day

For the sixth year, OHSU School of Dentistry hosted Research Day, with nearly three dozen poster presentations on display in the university’s Old Library on May 9. A number of students, residents, and faculty also presented their work during OHSU Research Week.

“We appreciate your adding to the body of knowledge for dentistry and increasing the reputation of OHSU School of Dentistry,” said Jim Smith, D.M.D. `81, immediate past president of the Alumni Association who attended Research Day on behalf of sponsor Permanente Dental Associates. “I am always impressed at the level of effort and results achieved for Research Day. This is such a wonderful aspect to dental education.”

Receiving Best Poster was third-year dental student Devin Wahlstrom for “Dental Implant Reconstruction of Fibular Free Flasp after Maxillofacial Oncologic Resection.” First-year dental student Christopher Fanger was a “close” runner-up for “Light Transmission in Restorative Composites is a Function of Shade and Thickness.”

New in 2014 was a Student Choice Poster Award, selected by students, and first-year Arthur Gutnik won for “Exothane Monomers as BPA-free alternatives for Dental Adhesives and Sealants.”

OHSU School of Dentistry Dean Phillip Marucha, D.M.D., Ph.D., gave the keynote address.