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Thursday 17 December 2020 3:54pm

This September, the Faculty of Dentistry held a month-long webinar series in place of our traditional Clinical Excellence Day and SJWRI Research Day events. Traditionally, these events are an opportunity for our final-year doctoral postgraduates to share their research and clinical achievements with the Faculty and the local dental profession.

This year, with the support of our long-term event sponsors 3M Oral Care, these events were combined and run as an evening series of webinars through the month of September, called the Clinical and Research Excellence (CaRE) Spring Webinar Series.

The online format enabled interested members of the dental profession throughout New Zealand and overseas to take part in the event, by watching along and asking questions in real time, in a way that wasn't possible with our traditional meeting formats.

Staff and students adapted admirably to the new challenge of webinar presentation, and a survey of attendees returned very positive feedback on the new format.

Programme and speakers for the 2020 Clinical and Research Excellence Spring Webinar Series

At the Faculty of Dentistry Prize-Giving for students on Saturday 12 December, awards were presented for the best clinical and research presentations given by postgraduate students within the CaRE Series, as determined by an expert panel of judges.

The following students were awarded prizes for their excellent presentations:

CaRE Series Postgraduate Clinical Presentation Awards
1st Saeideh Nobakht DClinDent candidate (Periodontics) Decision-making in the management of residual periodontal pockets
2nd Payman Hamadani DClinDent candidate (Endodontics) Dental trauma and its sequelae
3rd Jessica YJ Lee DClinDent candidate (Oral Surgery) Pleomorphic adenoma of the palate
CaRE Series Postgraduate Research Presentation Awards
1st Danielle Hodgkinson DClinDent candidate (Orthodontics) Do orthodontic extractions affect faces?
2nd Tatiana Tkatchenko DClinDent candidate (Periodontics) Histomorphometric and radiographic evaluation of ovine forestomach matrix collagen membrane combined with Bio-Oss® bone graft in a sheep tooth extraction model
3rd Rachel Farrar DClinDent candidate (Orthodontics) Development of an ovine model to investigate the effects of orthodontic tooth movement

Thanks to the presenters and attendees, the eConferencing team at Otago, and our sponsors 3M Oral Care for helping to make the CaRE Series a resounding first-time success.

Saeideh Nobakht CaRE Series 2020

Saeideh Nobakht giving her presentation.

Danielle Hodgkinson CaRE Series 2020

Danielle Hodgkinson giving her presentation.

Rachel Farrar CaRE Series 2020

Rachel Farrar giving her presentation.

Saeideh Nobakht CaRE Series Award 2020

Saeideh Nobakht receiving her award at the Dentistry Prize-Giving on 12 December.

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