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Star of the South Table Clinic winners announced

Friday, April 27, 2012 - 2:01pm

Dr. Alejandro Sosa (center right) won the Edward J. Cooksey Award at the 2012 Star of the South Dental Meeting. From left are Dr. Mai Tram Nguyen, Dr. Karen Waters, Dr. Stephen Laman, and Dr. Kathy Gibson.  Photo courtesy of Greater Houston Dental Society.

Dr. Alejandro Sosa (center right) won the Edward J. Cooksey Award at the 2012 Star of the South Dental Meeting. From left are Dr. Mai Tram Nguyen, Dr. Karen Waters, Dr. Stephen Laman, and Dr. Kathy Gibson.  Photo courtesy of Greater Houston Dental Society.

The Greater Houston Dental Society has announced winners of the Star of the South Dental Meeting’s Scientific Table Clinics. This year’s winner of the Edward J. Cooksey Award is Dr. Alejandro Sosa for his presentation on “Lichen Planus - Oral Premalignancy:  A Case Report.” The Cooksey Award is given for excellence in scientific table clinic presentation. Sosa earned his master’s degree in prosthodontics from The University of Texas School of Dentistry in 2011.

Each year, the American Dental Association (ADA) and Dentsply North America, as sponsor, present the SCADA Award to the winners of research competitions in U.S. dental schools. The winners are invited to the ADA Annual Session. This year’s SCADA Award recipient is Austin Ledingham, a second-year dental student at UTSD, for “The Effect of Sterilization on Anodized and Non-Anodized Mini-Screws.”

Dr. Stephen Laman and Dr. Mai Tram Nguyen served as co-chairs for the table clinics. Other winners were selected from the following categories:

SPECIALISTS
1st    Lichen Planus - Oral Premalignancy: A Case Report
    Dr. Alejandro Sosa
2nd     Prosthetic Rehabilitation of a Patient with a History of Mandibular Ameloblastoma
     Dr. Bader Ahmad
3rd    Tooth Regeneration:  Almost There?
    Dr. Mbachan Collins Okwen, Dr. Shiwei Cai

GENERAL DENTISTS
1st    Case Presentation:  Apert Syndrome
    Dr. Ruba Smoum
2nd     Adverse Drug Reaction in the Orofacial Region
    Dr. Francisco Limon
3rd    Pre-Prosthetic Treatment on the Development of Maxillary Tuberosities
    Dr. Senaido Humberto Garza
 
DENTAL STUDENTS
1st    The Effect of Sterilization on Anodized and Non-Anodized Mini-Screws
    Austin Ledingham, DS2; sponsor  Dr. Sercan Akyalcin

2nd    The Articaine Controversy:  Efficacy versus Safety
    Tamir Anver, DS3; sponsor  Dr. Arthur Jeske

3rd    Alveolar Bone Stem Cells: An Isolation, Characterization and Differentiation Approach
    Jireh Jon-Kai Yue, DS2;  sponsor Dr. Isabel Gay

DENTAL HYGIENIST
1st    Management of the Chemotherapy Patient in the Dental Office
    Jennifer Sterba, Dr. Richard Cardoso

DENTAL HYGIENE STUDENTS
1st    HPV’s Connection to Oral Cancer
    Sam Chaudhari, Marlo Carroll, Quyen Le
    Sponsor:  Linda Percell
2nd    Lasers: The Dental Hygienist’s New Secret Weapon
    Magda Valleriano, Ebony Burns, Leigh Cook, Lindsay Bekelja
    Sponsors:  Joanna Allaire, RDH; Dr. Juliana Barros, Dr. Shalizeh Patel
3rd    Delmopinol: The New Generation
    Heather Hebert, Taylor Wood, Linn Phan
    Sponsor:  Nina Bay Infante, RDH