Bates Andrews Research Day

Each year Tufts University School of Dental Medicine holds the Bates-Andrews Research Day to honor George A. Bates, an alumnus who taught Tufts medical and dental students. The student research societies sponsor “Bates Day” annually, and it features students presenting their research posters to faculty judges and peers, as well as many different commercial exhibitor displays.

Bates-Andrews Research Day gives students an opportunity to share their accomplishments in fields of special interest with the rest of the Tufts community. Since the 1930’s Bates Day has promoted student research and thereby enhanced the opportunities for professional growth of students, alumni and faculty.

The Research Recap Video Challenge, sponsored by the Tufts University Dental Alumni Association (TUDAA), invites students to summarize their research in an engaging video of 3 minutes or less. See the winning 2021 video below!

Lara Guzman and Ishdeep Anand “Survival of PFM Crowns versus CAD-CAM Crowns: A Retrospective Study in a University Setting”

Awards given:

  • 1st place (1st, 2nd, or 3rd year dental students): student will present at the annual Hinman Student Research Symposium
  • 2nd and 3rd place (1st, 2nd, or 3rd year dental students) students will present at the annual Greater New York or other regional meeting
  • 4th year dental students: Andrews Society Award for the Best Scientific Research Presentation by a Senior
  • Postgraduate students: Bates Society Award for Best Postgraduate Table Clinic
  • Research Committee Award for Basic Science Research
  • Massachusetts Dental Society and ASDA Public Health Award
  • Dr. Chad Anderson Family Award for Innovative Methodology and Research Design
  • Esthetic Dentistry Award
  • Scientific Merit Award for First-Time Presenters
  • Bates Student Research Group “Peer-reviewed” Award
  • Research Recap Video Challenge Award

All students who received Student Summer Research Fellowships from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine are required to present at Bates Day. Graduate students and students who did research at other institutions are encouraged to participate.

Winners of the 2022 Bates Andrews Day

Winners of this year’s Bates-Andrews Day are as follows:

  1. Best Postgraduate Poster Presentation:

Dr. Hillary Creed (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) “Sarcomatoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity: A Case Report

Faculty mentor: Dr. Maria Hernandez

2. Best Scientific Research Presentation by a Senior (Andrews Society Award):

Matthew EversCell-Cycle Changes in Vismodegib-Treated Fibroblasts are Time- and Microenvironment-Context Dependent

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Addy Alt-Holland

3. Dentsply Sirona SCADA Award

Olivia Marino Evaluation of Oral Health Outreach Program in Zambia Over Time

Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Morgan

4. First Place Award for Predoctoral Table Clinic (cash prize donated by Dr. Steven Tonelli D80):

Johnson FongVismodegib Treatment Alters Basal Cell Carcinoma Cells Nuclear Size and DNA

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Addy Alt-Holland

5. Second Place Award for Predoctoral Table Clinic (cash prize donated by Dr. Steven Tonelli D80):

John RemmesSimulated Nighttime Grinding of 3D Printed Night Guards vs. Lab Manufactured Night Guards

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gerard Kugel

6. Third Place Award for Predoctoral Table Clinic (cash prize donated by Dr. Steven Tonelli D80):

Hayel Abdul-GhaniAssessment of Trends of ITI Implant Placement and Loading Protocols

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Duong Tran and Dr. Mahpareh Marefat

7. Research Committee Award for Basic Science Research:

Babak SenfiImpact of Vismodegib-Treatment on Cell-Cycle of Basal Cell Carcinoma Cells

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Addy Alt-Holland

8. Massachusetts Dental Society and ASDA Public Health Award (cash prize donated by the Massachusetts Dental Society):

Anna KimImpact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Oral Health of Very High Oral Health Risk Head and Neck Radiation Patients

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mabi Singh

9. Dr. Chad Anderson Family Award for Innovative Methodology and Research Design (cash prize donated by Dr. Chad Anderson, D04):

Shalin ShahMarginal Bone Loss Around Dental Implants with TiUnite Surface: A Radiographic Retrospective Analysis

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Evangelos Papathanasiou

10. Esthetic Dentistry Award (cash prize donated by Dr. Aikaterini Papathanasiou):

Zeynep Yozgyur Effect of 9.3µm CO2 Laser on Sealant Shear Bond Strength

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gerard Kugel and Dr. Duong Tran

11. Scientific Merit Award for First-Time Presenters (cash prize donated by Dr. Matthew Finkelman):

David HeilImplant Failure Rates and the Use of an Occlusal Splint

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Duong Tran

12. Bates Student Research Group “Peer-reviewed” Award:

Gabriel Perez and Mikaelle WilliamsThe Effect of Health Disparities on Herd Immunity Against Covid-19

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Aidee Nieto-Herman

13. ADEA Student Group Educational Research Award:

Allison McDonoughMindfulness Practice in Mitigating Imposter Feelings in Dental Students

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christina Pastan

14. Research Recap Video Challenge Award (cash prize donated by TUDAA):

Mark Tanchanco and Rimma AvanyMicroleakage in Composites Cured by Bluephase PowerCure on Rapid Mode

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ronald Perry

Congratulations all!!!

Winners of the 2021 Bates-Andrews Day

Best Postgraduate Poster Presentation: Dr. Abdullah Bokhary (AEEOD) “Accuracy of Two Intro-Oral Scanners in Static Inter-Occlusal Relationship Recording”

Best Scientific Research Presentation by a Senior (Andrews Society Award): Melanie Silvestrini “Comparison of CBCT Scans and Lateral Cephalic Radiograph for Evaluation of Cephalometric Points A and B”

First Place Award for Predoctoral Table Clinic: Mark Tanchanco “Efficacy of Ivoclar Vivadent Bluephase PowerCure Three-Second Curing Light”

Second Place Award for Predoctoral Table Clinic: Shalin Shah and Dan Leigh “Marginal Bone Loss Around Dental Implants with TiUnite Surface: A Radiographic Retrospective Analysis: A Pilot Study”

Third Place Award for Predoctoral Table Clinic: Ambika Kumaran “Assessing the Quality of Life of Sjogren’s Syndrome Patients”

Research Committee Award for Basic Science Research: Georgios Hatzipetrou and Michael Mariano “Effect of IL-1B on Proteins Involved in Lacrimal Gland Myoepithelial Cell Contraction”

Massachusetts Dental Society and ASDA Public Health Award: Ashley Gagnon “Assessing Rural Zambian Oral Health Needs Utilizing Treatment Urgency Scores”

Dr. Chad Anderson Family Award for Innovative Methodology and Research Design: Ishdeep Anand and Lara Guzman “Survival of PFM Crowns versus CAD-CAM Crowns: A Retrospective Study in a University Setting”

Esthetic Dentistry Award: Stephanie Samrin “Survey of Whitening Techniques Taught at US Dental Schools”

Scientific Merit Award for First-Time Presenters: Yosh Sharma and Ziad Alharbey “Retrospective Evaluation of the Effects of Smoking Cigarettes on Implants at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine: A Pilot Study

Bates Student Research Group “Peer-reviewed” Award: Maryam Aslam “Potential Erosive Assessment of Dry Mouth Tablets on Dentin”

ADEA Student Group Educational Research Award: Priyanka Kumar “Using a Qualitative Analysis to Frame an Educational Initiative”

Research Recap Video Challenge Award: Lara Guzman and Ishdeep AnandSurvival of PFM Crowns versus CAD-CAM Crowns: A Retrospective Study in a University Setting

Congratulations to all the students and faculty – a job well done!