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NDA Convention: Melchor Honored, Students Present Abstracts

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 10:21am

UTSD Community Outreach Director Margo Melchor, RDH, MEd, receives an NDAF/Colgate-Palmolive Faculty Recognition Award at the National Dental Association’s annual convention in New Orleans. Also pictured from left are Dr. Andre Farquharson of Howard University School of Dentistry, Dr. Cynthia Hodge, NDA Foundation president; Dr. Carrie B. Brown, NDA acting president and president-elect; Melchor; and Dr. Marsha Butler, Colgate vice president, Global Oral Care.

UTSD Community Outreach Director Margo Melchor, RDH, MEd, receives an NDAF/Colgate-Palmolive Faculty Recognition Award at the National Dental Association’s annual convention in New Orleans. Also pictured from left are Dr. Andre Farquharson of Howard University School of Dentistry, Dr. Cynthia Hodge, NDA Foundation president; Dr. Carrie B. Brown, NDA acting president and president-elect; Melchor; and Dr. Marsha Butler, Colgate vice president, Global Oral Care.

A University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston faculty member won a major award, and four dental students presented two abstracts at the 101st National Dental Association Annual Convention in New Orleans in July.

The 2014 NDAF/Colgate-Palmolive Faculty Recognition Award went to Community Outreach Director Margo Y. Melchor, RDH, MEd, in honor of “demonstrated excellence in professional development and a willingness to support and help others in their quest for knowledge and advancement.” The award includes a $750 cash prize from the sponsor, Colgate-Palmolive Co.

UTSD dental students Brian Anyanwu, Terrall Thurman, Krystle Chidolue, Shola Anifowose and Nicholas Ayoade prepared the abstracts, and all but Anifowose went to New Orleans to present them and represent the school at the convention. Mentors included Professor C. D. Johnson, DDS, MS; Associate Professor Lincoln Edwards, PhD, DDS, and Assistant Professor Ezinne Ogbureke, DMD.

Details about the abstracts include:

Dental student Nick Ayoade (right) answers questions about his research at the 101st NDA Annual Convention in New Orleans.

Dental student Nick Ayoade (right) answers questions about his research at the 101st NDA Annual Convention in New Orleans. 

“The Extra Surprises on Routine Radiographs”
Dental students:  Brian Anyanwu, Terrall Thurman, Krystle Chidolue
Mentors:  Professor C.D. Johnson, DDS, Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health
Assistant Professor Ezinne I. Ogbureke DMD, Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health

“Chewing Sticks: The First Toothbrush”
Dental students: Nicholas Ayoade and Shola Anifowose
Mentors:  Associate Professor Lincoln Edwards, DDS, PhD; Professor C.D. Johnson, DDS; Assistant Professor Ezinne I. Ogbureke, DMD.