Research in Oral Health (RIOH)

Research in Oral Health Student Presentations Showcase

In the chart below, you will find nine presentation groups with links to the individual student videos and a brochure or abstract. 

RIOH Full Program [PDF 1.5MB].

CE points
Once the finalists have been selected, a video with a corresponding online quiz will be available for those interested in obtaining CE credits.

CDHNS Members: are required to complete a post-session quiz for their CE points. The quiz questions relate to the DH presentations only and you must watch all 7 presentations. For your CE points, please follow this link to the online quiz. Virtual presentations

Group 1 DH: Teams 1 to 4 Presentations

Student Title
Erin Metzler
Meghan Nazer
Trisha Robicheau
Georgia Stangeland
Beyond the snore: Exploring the oral health implications of patients with sleep apena [YouTube]
brochure [pdf]
Advisors: Kim Haslam and Lindsay MacDonald
Erin Blackman
Jennifer Johnson
Anna Keating
Cody Moore
Gabriel Ogando De Leon
Behind the mask: Oral manifestations of Covid-19 [YouTube]
brochure [pdf]
Advisor: Kim Haslam
Sarah Byrne
Cora Orovec
Flora Sandham
Susan Stairs
Pre-procedural rinses: Rinsing away Covid-19 [YouTube]
brochure [pdf]
Advisor: Denise Zwicker
Rebecca Bowering
Katelyn Chalton
Jennifer Plamondon
Marlow Whittier
Large waist, large pockets: The impact of obesity on periodontal disease [YouTube]
brochure [pdf]
Advisor: Heather Doucette

Group 2 DH: Teams 5 to 7 Presentations

Student Title
Mykayla Commandeur
Alyssa Fraser
Breanna Gabriel
Lauren Leedham
Fear no more! Reducing dental anxiety in children [YouTube]
brochure [pdf]
Advisor: Andrea Hare
Bionca Jbeili
Yasmine Kasey
Hanna Rafuse
Kholud Saleh
What is the perfect smile worth? Ethical violations of direct-to-consumer aligner therapy [YouTube]
brochure [pdf]
Advisor: Shauna Hachey
Caleigh Artur
Daphne Donahue
Eunice (Zihui) Liu
Emma Perry

The piercing truth: The effects of cosmestic modifications on oral health [YouTube]
brochure [pdf]

Advisor: Amanda Wade

Group 3 DDS: Practice, Profession & Training

Student Title
Kimberley Fairman Knowledge, attitudes, and management practices for individuals with dysphagia: A survey of oral health professionals [YouTube] (original research)
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Andrews
 
Hannah Gillam Informing oral health providers about the health implication of Lyme Disease in a geographic high risk region [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Claire Champoux
Alec Grabinski Defining a safe space: Transitioning the dental profession to a more inclusive space for transgender and non-binary patients [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Frances Tompkins
Joy Ifesanya Exploring personnel awareness of interdisciplinary cleft lip and palate management opportunities in a resource limited health facility [YouTube] (original research)
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Mary McNally
Evan Mercer Intraoral scanners: Use among dentists in Atlantic Canada and integration into dental school curriculums [YouTube] (original research)
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Steeves
Cody Muise Comparison of dental health care professionals' risks, preparedness, and expectations before and after the COVID-19 phased return to work [YouTube] (original research)
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Ferne Kraglund
Victoria Parsons Oral cancer screening: An updated literature review on breaking the time barrier [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Prof. Kim Haslam
Warren Robison Strengthening research in oral health (RIOH): Findings of a survey exploring the table clinic experience of Dalhousie graduates in dentistry and dental hygiene [YouTube](original research)
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Mary McNally

Group 4 DDS: Mixed Topics

Student Title
Scott Kennedy In Atlantic Canada, do dentists practicing in corporating-owned compared to privately-owned clinics experience differences in career satisfaction? [YouTube link] (Original research)
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Drs. Chris Lee and Ian MacAskill
 
Catherine O'Neill Novel bioactive glass for use as a caries arresting agent [YouTube link] (original reseach)
Abstract [pdf}
Advisor: Dr. Daniel Boyd
Kathryn O'Donnell Exploring social media to better understand parents’ experiences managing teething pain [YouTube link] (original reseach)
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Mary McNally
Hannah MacDonald Exploring the role of pharmacists in supporting oral health in Nova Scotia [YouTube link] (original research)
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Ferne Kraglund
Susan Cole An examination of the oral health status and needs of new immigrants and refugees to Nova Scotia [YouTube link] (original research)
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Heather Doucette
Erin Steeves An investigation into the knowledge, training and confidence of emergency physicians in managing dental emergencies in the Atlantic provinces [YouTube link] (original research)
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Drs. Tracy Doyle and Isabel Mello
Andra Sterea Determining the relationship between hard and soft tissues using multiple imaging modalities [YouTube link] (original research)
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Curtis Gregoire
Jubal Stewart Reproducible method for facial volume analysis using 3D photographs (original research)
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Jean-Charles Doucette

Group 5 DDS: Prosthodontics & Implant Surgery

 

Student Title
Salman Alajmi Conventional versus digital impressions in single implant crowns [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Mohamed Gebril
James D'Amico Dental implants and the effect of loading protocol on survival rate: A literature review [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Sachin Seth
Ryan Kent Impressions: Digital or conventional? A literature review on the accuracy of digital impressions in the field of prosthodontics when compared to conventional impressions [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Mark Vallee
Matthew MacNeil Effect of virtual cement space on marginal and internal fit of all-ceramic crowns [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Mohamed Gebril
Negar Mir Sharifi Cement film thickness, a scoping review [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Mohamed Gebril
Krupa Shah Success rates of one-piece implants vs two-piece implants [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. James Brady
Mihir Desai Symphyseal vs Ramus autogenous augmentation of the alveolar ridge [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Jean-Charles Doucet
Stephen Tischler Materials and methods in bone grafting for dental implants: A systematic review for best treatment options [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Pierre-Luc Michaud
 

Group 6 DDS: Restorations, Local Anesthesia & Cosmetic Dentistry

Student Title
Kayla MacPherson Mewing: Can it replace braces? [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Lee Erickson
Ian Palmeter Bleaching sensitivity: Clinical approaches for mitigation [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Steeves
Todd Myette Is CCLAD beneficial? Literature review comparing pain from computer controlled anesthetic delivery to traditional technique [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Steeves
Zaid Taher Literature review of the available intraosseous anesthesia delivery systems [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. James Brad]
Thien Tran Local anesthesia reversal: OraVerse reduces soft tissue anesthesia after dental procedure [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Pierre-Luc Michaud
Vinny Andrea Bulk-fill flowable as an alternative to conventional composite restorations: A review [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Sachin Seth
Jarrah Alshammari Resin infiltration: A literature review on the effects of resin infiltration on white spot lesion [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Ferne Kraglund

Group 7 DDS: Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics and Systemic Health

Student Title
Rebecca Marr The importance of early treatment for patients with dentinogenesis imperfecta Type II [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Heather Dyment
Cassidy Merrill Understanding behavioral support techniques for the management of dental anxiety in pediatric dentistry [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Shannon Fitzpatrick
Allanah Conrad The incidence and characteristics of dental pain in children presenting for new patient examinations in the IWK Dental Department [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Tracy Doyle
Gavin Raddall Safety and efficacy of conscious sedation modalities in the paediatric dental patient [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Chris Lee
Amy Young Time delay in treating traumatic permanent tooth injuries in children in Nova Scotia [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Tracy Doyle
John Park Systemic and oral manifestation of e-cigarettes [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Lisa Johnson
Kiran Baljeet Singh Surgery-first orthognathic surgery [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. James Brady

Group 8 DDS: Periodontics, Antimicrobial Therapies & TMD

Student Title
Nathan Pirino Low dose naltrexone; A proposed novel therapy/treatment for oral autoimmune disorders [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Lisa Johnson
Claire Boileau The clinical uses of ozone in periodontal therapy: A literature review [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Tammy Wright
Ricardo Cisneros Evaluation of antimicrobial effect of garlic extract (allicin, ajoene, vinyldithiin, diallyl sulfide) on S. mutans [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Brendan Leung
Parker Tripp Defining oral probiotics and current oral probiotic therapies [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Brendan Leung
Ramtin Rezaei Lactobacillus probiotic therapy in patients with periodontitis [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Tammy Wright
Lloyd Hicks Risk factors contributing to bruxism etiology: A systematic literature review from 2017-2020 [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Yang Gu
Corey Riemersma Botox and oral appliances on temporomandibular joint pain: A literature review [YouTube]
Advisor [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Sachin Seth

Group 9 DDS4 Qualifying Program Students: Mixed Topics

Student Title
Wajiha Aziz Intraosseous anesthesia provides more reliable and profound anesthesia as compared to inferior alveolar nerve block in teeth with irreversible pulpitis [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Steeves
Ravneet Othee The future of dental amalgam and myths related to it [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Pierre-Luc Michaud
Sara Kaur Enamel biomimetics: Paradigm shift in caries management [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Ferne Kraglund
Harkmal Kaur Benefits and challenges of "real time video recording" of clinical oral health procedures [YouTube - available shortly]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Mary McNally
Maninder Goel When shall we call a patient's physician? Oral lesions that need immediate attantion of dentist and physican [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Yang Gu
Siri Putchala Effect of 2% Chlorhexidenine on bond strength of composite resin to denin [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Steeves
Scott Kennedy In Atlantic Canada, do dentists practicing in corporately-owned compared to privately-owned clinics experience differences in career statisfaction? [YouTube]
Abstract [pdf]
Advisor: Drs. Chris Lee and Ian MacAskill

 

Student Prizes

Prize Student Name Title Advisor
Dentistry
Original Research Award
Hannah MacDonald

Exploring the Role of Pharmacists in Supporting Oral Health in Nova Scotia

Abstract

Dr. Ferne Kraglund
Dentistry
First Place
Victoria Parsons

Oral Cancer Screening: An Updated Literature Review on Breaking the Time Barrier

Abstract

Prof. Kim Haslam
Dentistry
Second Place
Hannah MacDonald

Exploring the Role of Pharmacists in Supporting Oral Health in Nova Scotia

Abstract

Dr. Ferne Kraglund
Dentistry
Third Place
Ryan Kent

Impressions: Digital or Conventional? A Literature Review on the Accuracy of Digital Impressions in the Field of Prosthodontics when Compared to Conventional Impressions

Abstract

Dr. Mark Vallee
Dental Hygiene
First Place
Erin Metzler
Meghan Nazer
Trisha Robicheau
Georgia Stangeland

Beyond the Snore:  Exploring the Oral Health Implications in Patients with Sleep Apnea

Brochure

Profs. Lindsay MacDonald & Kim Haslam
Dental Hygiene
Second Place
Sarah Byrne
Cora Orovec
Flora Sandham
Susan Stairs

Pre-procedural rinses: Rinsing Away Covid-1

Brochure

Prof. Denise Zwicker
Dental Hygiene
Third Place
Erin Blackman
Jennifer Johnson
Anna Keating
Cody Moore
Gabriel Ogando De Leon

Behind the Mask: Oral Manifestations of Covid-19

Brochure

Prof. Kim Haslam
Dentistry
Creativity
Kayla MacPherson

Mewing: Can it replace braces?

Abstract

Dr. Lee Erickson

 

 

 

We would like to thank the following sponsors for
graciously supporting the RIOH event!

 


     
Bruce N. Fergusson
Memorial Prize

Cape Breton Island
Dental Society
Dalhousie Dental Hygiene
Student Society
Dalhousie Dental
Student Society
Halifax County
Dental Society
James P. Craft