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School of Dentistry table clinic winners

This year there are 11 School of Dentistry table clinic winners. These students will go on to represent LLU in the California Dental Association and California Dental Hygienists Association student research competitions, in April. A list of all 2006 table clinics appears above.
Jane Yi and Andrew John
Dentistry—First place/laboratory:
“Farnesol inhibits the growth of Candida albicans biofilm on denture acrylic.” Jane Yi, Andrew John. Mentors: Dr. Wu Zhang and Ray Aprecio.
Christian Hoybjerg, Matt Sanders, and Curtis Chu
Dentistry—First place/laboratory:
“CBCT streak artifacts generated by four different orthodontic brackets.” Christian Hoybjerg, Matt Sanders, Curtis Chu. Mentor: Dr. Leroy Leggett.
Raelene McDowall, Debra Matson, and Eric Palacios
Dentistry—Second place/laboratory:
“Repaired polyvinyl siloxane impressions: The effect on dimensional accuracy.” Raelene McDowall, Debra Matson, Eric Palacios. Mentor: Dr. Doyle Nick.
Jaimie Ragsdale, Kirstin Robison, and Daisy Easley
Dental hygiene—First place/laboratory: “Does temperature affect the peroxide content of bleaching products?” Jaimie Ragsdale, Kirstin Robison, Daisy Easley. Mentor: Dr. Yiming Li.
Lorraine Hofmann and Shawn Leetch
Dental hygiene—Second place/laboratory: “Duration of release of fluoride from a fluoridated varnish on enamel.” Lorraine Hofmann, Shawn Leetch. Mentor: Dr. George Lessard.
Denise Campas, Cathy Dawson, and Marlyn Betancourt
Dental hygiene—Third place/laboratory: “Toothbrush sanitizing system.” Denise Campas, Cathy Dawson, Marlyn Betancourt. Mentor: James Kettering.
Leslie Butler, Travis Nelson, and Jamie Pragasam
Dentistry—First place/clinical:
“Toothbrushing efficiency by 3- and 4-year-old children.” Leslie Butler, Travis Nelson, Jamie Pragasam Mentors: Dr. Lorena Salcedo, Dr. Richard Grabowski.
Jennifer Royer, Keri Kubrock, and Diana Komora
Dental hygiene—First place/clinical: “Tooth whitening efficacy, age, gender, ethnicity and smoking.” Jennifer Royer, Keri Kubrock, and Diana Komora. Mentor: Dr. Yiming Li.
Joseph Jordan, Shanan Carlson, and Heather Neufeld
Dental hygiene—First place/educational: “Oral care in American sign language.” Joseph Jordan, Shanan Carlson, and Heather Neufeld. Mentor: Dr. Ron Forde.
Tiffany Graham, Sally Keese, and Bethany Kronberg
Dentistry—Second place/educational:
“Setting up a community dental clinic—An educational resource.” Tiffany Graham, Sally Keese, and Bethany Kronberg. Mentor: Dr. Mark Estey.
Christine Aufderhar, Stephanie Pak, Chonway Tram, and Reo Pugao
Dentistry—First place/educational:
“Educational presentations on oral heath care for grade schools—A resource for dental professionals.” Christine Aufderhar, Stephanie Pak, Chonway Tram, and Reo Pugao. Mentor: Dr. Brian Black.

TODAY news for Thursday, March 23, 2006