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.
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.