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Friday 20 December 2013 4:24pm features research article by PhD student Allauddin Siddiqi

  • September 2013

'Soft and Hard Tissue Response to Zirconia versus Titanium One-Piece Implants Placed in Alveolar and Palatal Sites: A Randomized Control Trial'

This article by SJWRI PhD student Allauddin Siddiqi, and published in high-impact dentistry journal Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, was featured by leading healthcare research review website:

It was ranked by their specialist editors at that time as being one of their top 5 articles in the area of dentistry.

Student success at IADR ANZ meeting

  • August 2013

Congratulations to 4th year BDS student Deepa Mistry who has won the IADR Australia/NZ divisional student poster competition (junior category) at the IADR ANZ Division meeting in Bangkok. Deepa's project was titled 'Molecular analysis of Candida albicans ABC transporter Cdr1p', and involved mutational analysis of Cdr1p for functional and structural analysis.

She was a summer student in the Molecular Microbiology Programme in 2012-13 with:

Following her success, Deepa is to present her work at the international meeting of the IADR in Cape Town, South Africa in 2014.

Hannah Jack, SJWRI DClinDent graduate, receives the John McDonald Medal from Royal College of Surgeons

  • July 2013

Hannah Jack (following completion of her Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics) was awarded the John McDonald Medal for having the highest overseas mark in the Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) examination in 2012. This examination is run by the Dental Council of the  Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, with those passing the exam being granted acceptance to the College. There are a number of sittings of these exams, one in Edinburgh, Adelaide (where Hannah sat), Hong Kong, Dubai and Cairo, and Hannah scored the best mark from these overseas exams. As part of the assessment procedure Hannah was expected to submit some of her own orthodontic cases as well as being examined on other orthodontic topics.

Belinda Hsu wins 2013 ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician American Dental Association regional prize

  • May 2013

After presenting at the Student Clinician Research Programme in Melbourne recently, 5th Year BDS student Belinda Hsu won the 2013 ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician American Dental Association regional prize for Australasia. Belinda's research "The Antimicrobial activity of Gingival Retraction Products" was conducted through a SJWRI Summer Studentship in conjunction with her supervisors Dr Donald Schwass and Dr Geoffrey Tompkins.
More information on Belinda's research can be found here.

Colgate NZ IADR Student Poster and Travel Awards

  • May 2013

Congratulations to the winners of the Colgate NZ IADR Student Poster Competition and Travel Awards, held on Friday 19 April with the awards made by the Dean on Tuesday 23 April:

Colgate Award, Undergraduate - Dhara Tilvawala, 'New Zealand Dental Therapists' knowledge and beliefs regarding child maltreatment.' Supervisors JM Broadbent, C Murray

Colgate Award, Postgraduate - Justine Tiu, 'Objectively evaluating crown margins and core design - a pilot study.' Supervisors JN Waddell, MV Swain

IADR ANZ Division Travel Grant, Undergraduate - Deepa Mistry, 'Molecular analysis of Candida albicans ABC transporter Cdr1p.' Supervisors K Niimi, M Niimi, RD Cannon

IADR ANZ Division Travel Grant, Postgraduate - Diogo Zanicotti, 'Human adipose-derived stem cells on titanium surfaces.' Supervisors D Coates, GJ Seymour, WJ Duncan

Research article by PhD student Reham Osman featured on

  • January 2013

'Patients' perspectives on zirconia and titanium implants with a novel distribution supporting maxillary and mandibular overdentures: a qualitative study', a research article written by Oral Rehabilitation PhD student Reham Osman and published in Clinical Oral Implants Research, has been recognised by leading healthcare research review website:

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