Research In Oral Health 2023

RIOH Full Program [pdf 1.7MB]

Schedule:  March 24, 2023 | 5:00 to 10:00 pm (AT)
Thank-you to everyone who came to support our students.

Judges' registration
Thank-you to all those you registered to be judge for this year. Without your contribution, we would not be able to host this event. 

CE credits
CE credit letters will be provided at the registration desk on March 24, 2023 for those who attend the in-person sessions. CE credits will also be provided for those who watch the recorded DDH presentations and complete the post-session quiz but not both.

Dentistry and dental hygiene student presentations
A list of student presentations including a brief abstract are listed below. In the case of DH, you will also find a video link.



Dental Hygiene Presentations, Abstracts and Video links


Students Title Advisor Room 3156 Room
Alexandria Cook
Angel Gill
Bailey Kendall
Nick Coolen
Rebecca Butler

Canada’s opioid crisis: The effects of opioids on oral health


Prof. Andrea Hare 5:00 pm 6:30 pm
Emma McIntyre
Yumna Madi
Sama Aqlan
Sukhvir Kaur
Kali Phillips

Cleidocranial dysplasia: A ‘strange’ disease


Prof. Leslie Kenwell 5:30 pm 7:00 pm
Hailey Fricker-MacNeil
Emma Green-Clements
Larissa Gautreau
Britney Larsen
Madison MacLeod 

The oral-gut axis: Crohn’s Disease and oral health


Prof. Alma Wade 6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Molly MacDonald
Rebecca Roberts
Régan Parker
Vanessa Miller 

Let us fill you in: Botox and oral health


Prof. Denise Zwicker 6:30 pm 5:00 pm
Rosalia Bautista
Cora Finanders
Brian Lawrence
Ashley Nickerson
Danielle Rumbolt

Probiotics and their impact on Peri-Implant Disease: Trend or treatment?


Prof. Heather Doucette 7:00 pm 5:30 pm
Nisha KC
Nakiah Marsman
Sarah Mershati
Lauren Smith
Marie Sukkar

Flowing into the future: Exploring guided biofilm therapy


Prof. Lindsay Macdonald 7:30 pm 6:00 pm

Dentistry Students: Dental Caries


Students Title Poster
Yousef Almutawa The relationship between aging and dental caries 6 Dr. Gregory Power
Amanda Bishop The use of resin infiltration for the treatment of initial carious lesions 11 Dr. Ferne Kraglund
Ishaa Dhawade Cariogenic potential of pediatric medications 15 Dr. Jennifer Maclellan
Maggie Forbes The effectiveness of xylitol for preventing dental caries: A literature review 18 Dr. Clare Champoux
Quinn Polley Effectiveness of near-infrared transillumination in detection and diagnosis of carious lesions 36 Dr. Clare Champoux
Sivakumar Subramanian Pre-eruptive intracoronal resorption - a literature review 42 Dr. Heather Dyment


We would like to thank the following sponsors for

graciously supporting the RIOH event!


Bruce N. Fergusson Memorial Prize, Halifax County Halifax County Dental Society