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📚🔍TCDM held its 3rd Annual Research Day and Student Poster Competition on May 2, 2024, and published Vol. III of "The Journal of the TCDM Research Society", spearheaded by Dr. Jaffer A Shariff, Director of Research and Assistant Professor of Periodontics at TCDM. Congratulations to the 45+ Student Poster Presenters, and all the Faculty Mentors on a job well done! This year, our Distinguished Guest Speaker Awardee was Dr. Paul Petrungaro DDS, MS, FICD, FACD, DICOI, (@implantlive) who gave an excellent presentation on the “Challenges in Implant Reconstruction: From Single Tooth Replacement in the Aesthetic Zone to the Severely Resorbed Maxillae." Winners of the 2024 TCDM Student Poster Competition: 🥇1st place Daniela Benzaquen Bar-Levav (D4), Harpreet Bajwa (D4) "Dentists’ Role as Potential Administrators of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Other Vaccines, and State Regulations on Vaccine Administration by Dentists" Faculty Mentors: Jaffer A. Shariff D.D.S., M.P.H., D.P.H., M.S., Daniela Gurpegui Abud, D.D.S., M.S., Joanne Son, PharmD., B.C.A.C.P., A.A.H.I.V.P. 🥈2nd place Maryam Arshad (D3), Mateen Alizadeh (D3), David Arkow (D3) "Vital Pulp Therapy for Immature Permanent Teeth" Faculty Mentors: Joseph Stern, D.D.S., Jaffer A. Shariff, D.D.S., M.P.H., D.P.H., M.S. 🥈Arielle Durani (D3), Nicole Israeli (D3) "Comparing Forces and Force Degradation of Intraoral Orthodontic Elastics" Faculty Mentor: Isaac Chinitz, D.D.S. 🥉3rd place Vartkes Arakelian (D3) "The Effect of LASER Treatment on Hard and Soft Tissue Healing of an Extraction Socket" Faculty Mentor: Jaffer A. Shariff, D.D.S., M.P.H., D.P.H., M.S., Daniela Gurpegui Abud, D.D.S., M.S. 🥉Mitchell Siegelman D.D.S. (PGY-1), Samantha Golod (D3), Uriel Waldman (D3), Deena Abittan (D3) "The Treatment & Management of Missing Lateral Incisors with Single Tooth Implants" Faculty Mentor: Jaffer A. Shariff, D.D.S., M.P.H., D.P.H., M.S. Thank you again to the faculty judges who participated and the student members of the 2023-24 TCDM Research Society!

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