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UTSD Scores Big at Star of the South Table Clinics

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 12:36pm

The 2014 Edward J. Cooksey Award went to University of Texas School of Dentistry endodontics resident Dr. Mamatha Yadlapati (far right), pictured with Endodontics Chair Sam Dorn, DDS, and Yadlapati’s sponsors, Drs. Ariadne Letra and Renato Silva. Photo courtesy of Greater Houston Dental Society.

The 2014 Edward J. Cooksey Award went to University of Texas School of Dentistry endodontics resident Dr. Mamatha Yadlapati (far right), pictured with Endodontics Chair Sam Dorn, DDS, and Yadlapati’s sponsors, Drs. Ariadne Letra and Renato Silva. Photo courtesy of Greater Houston Dental Society.

Students, residents and alumni of The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston won multiple awards in Scientific Table Clinics at the 2014 Star of the South Dental Convention March 27 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, including the Edward J. Cooksey Award and the Dentsply SCADA Award — the event’s top honors.  

Dr. Mamatha Yadlapati won the Cooksey Award for “LPS-Induced Cytokine Production in Human Periodontal Ligament Cells.” Her sponsors were Drs. Renato Silva and Ariadne Letra.  First-year dental student Glennis Katzmark, sponsored by Dr. Dharini van der Hoeven, won the SCADA Award, which is
granted to the winners of U.S. dental school research competitions co-sponsored by the American Dental Association and Dentsply North America.

First-year dental student Glennis Katzmark, sponsored by Dr. Dharini van der Hoeven, won the SCADA Award and first place in the Dental Student category. Photo courtesy of Greater Houston Dental Society.

First-year dental student Glennis Katzmark, sponsored by Dr. Dharini van der Hoeven, won the SCADA Award and first place in the Dental Student category. Photo courtesy of Greater Houston Dental Society.

UTSD swept the Dental Students and General Dentists categories, winning first, second and third place in both. Dental student winners were Katzmark (first), Alex Burger (second), and Tam Tran (third). Their sponsors were Dr. Dharini van der Hoeven, Drs. Jacqueline Hecht and Shea Posey, and Dr. Ariadne Letra, respectively.

In the General Dentists Category, Drs. Alijah Bradley and Michelle Aguilos won first place; Drs. Nathalie Clouse Dunwody and Christopher Pedlar won second; and Drs. Mai Pham and Michelle Aguilos won third.  All three projects were sponsored by Dr. Sudarat Kiat-amnuay.

Dr. Stephen Laman and Dr. Mai Tram Nguyen served as co-chairs for the table clinic. The convention is sponsored by the Greater Houston Dental Society. 

A complete list of award winners follows:

Dental Students
FIRST PLACE: “Elucidating the Mechanism of Ras Inhibition by Fendiline and Its Effect on Oral Cancer Cells,” Glennis Katzmark; Dr. Dharini van der Hoeven, sponsor

SECOND PLACE: “Mutant COMP Adversely Affects Endochondral and Intramembranous Bone Formation,” Alex Burger; Dr. Jacqueline Hecht and Dr. Shea Posey, sponsors

THIRD PLACE:  “Identification of WNT10A Mutations Contributing to Oligodontia,” Tam Tran; Dr. Ariadne Letra, sponsor

Specialists
FIRST PLACE: “LPS-Induced Cytokine Production in Human Periodontal Ligament Cells Treated with Endodontic Intracanal Medicaments,” Dr. Mamatha Yadlapati;  Dr. Renato Silva, Dr. Ariadne Letra, sponsors

SECOND PLACE “Revascularization: A Novel Procedure in Endodontics,” Dr. Valerie Okehie; Dr. Eva Stanley, sponsor

THIRD PLACE: “Use of a Nasal Conformer in the Prosthetic Rehabilitation of a Nasal Defect,” Dr. Eszter Somogyi-Ganss; Dr. Theresa Hofstede and Dr. Mark Chambers, sponsors

General Dentists
FIRST PLACE:  “Immediate Provisionalization of Implants – Alternative Clinical Techniques,” Dr. Alijah Bradley and Dr. Michelle Aguilos; Dr. Sudarat Kiat-amnuay, sponsor

SECOND PLACE: “Post and Core: A Tried-and-True Assessment of Different Techniques,” Dr. Nathalie Clouse Dunwody and Dr. Christopher Pedlar; Dr. Sudarat Kiat-amnuay, sponsor

THIRD PLACE: “Cast Post and Core in Esthetic Area,” Dr. Mai Pham and Dr. Michelle Aguilos; Dr. Sudarat Kiat-amnuay, sponsor

Dental Hygienists
FIRST PLACE: “Treating Drug-Induced Osteonecrosis with a Locally Applied Antibiotic: A Case Study,”    Jennifer Sterba; Dr. Mark S. Chambers and Dr. Richard Cardoso, sponsors

Dental Hygiene Students
FIRST PLACE: “Emdogain: Benefits in Periodontal Patients,” Anjelica Rodriguez, Mayra Arredondo-Garcia; Khairunisa Hashmani, RDH, sponsor

SECOND PLACE:  “Botulinum Toxin Type A:  How Botox Is Changing the Face of Dentistry,” Bethany Mclain, Motty Luke, Claire Ferguson; Patricia Jenkins, sponsor

THIRD PLACE: “Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontal Disease,” Kim Luong and Denise Cordero;  Khairunisa Hashmani, RDH, sponsor