Delta Dental of Michigan

Master's Thesis Award Recipients


Congratulations to the 2013 award recipients!


The University of Michigan School of Dentistry

  • Dr. Thamer Almohareb, "In Vitro Fluoride Release and Recharge of New Conventional Glass Ionomer Cement Coated with Nano Filled Resin"
  • Dr. Areej Ibraham Al Hawarini, "Effect of Coping Design on the Fracture Resistance of Porcelain-fused to Crowns"
  • Dr. Kevin Aminzaheh, "Influence of Abutment Substrate Color of Monolithic CAD/CAM Lithium Disilicate Prosthesis"
  • Dr. Kevin Chung, "Biomarkers for Orthodontic Root Resorption"
  • Dr. Kristin Ellsworth, "Effect of Combining Music with Oral Hygiene Instruction During Toothbrushing in Preschool Children"
  • Dr. Vasiliki Maseli, "Edge strength of porcelain inlays"
  • Dr. Robert Wiesen, "The Role of Periostin in Dentinogenesis"
  • Dr. Xianli Tang, "A randomized controlled clinical trial of regenerative protocols to treat immature necrotic teeth"
  • Dr. Maryam Kishta-Derani, "Antimicrobial Potential of Stevia Glucosides in an inVitro Microbial Mouth Model"
  • Dr. Stephanie Kloostra, "Pediatric Nurses' Educational Experiences, Knowledge, Professional Attitudes and Behavior Related to Oral Healthcare for Hospitalized Pediatric Patients"
  • Dr. Rabia Arif, "Clinical Evaluation of Porcelain Laminate Veneers—A Restrospective Evaluation After Seven Years"
  • Dr. Di Wu, "Effect of Silver Diammine Fluoride (SDF) Application on Microtensile Bonding Strength of Dentin in Primary Teeth"
  • Dr. Juan C. Rodriguez, "Periostin and Periodontal Regeneration"

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

  • Dr. Ann Downer, "Molecular Changes Related to Growth Reductin of Buccal Alveolar Bone After Tooth Extraction"
  • Dr. Elizabeth Jones, "Comparing the Sensitivity and Accuracy of CBCT to Multi-slice CT in Detecting Osseous Defects at the Mandibular Condyle"

Indiana University School of Dentistry

  • Dr. Carter McCrae, "Comparison of the Fracture Resistance of a Full Ceramic Primary Crown vs. Two Types of Primary Esthetic Stainless Steel Crowns."
  • Dr. Maria Fernanda Hamilton, "Effect of Nylon 6 and Chitosan Electrospun Nanofibers in the Mechanical and Antibacterial Properties of Experimental Resin-base Sealants, an In Vitro Study." 
  • Dr. Sayij Makkkattil, "Differential Expression of Peptidoglycan Receptor Proteins in Chronic Periodontitis When Compared to Healthy Tissue."
  • Dr. Anthony Griglione, "Propolis as a Potential Disinfectant Against Fusobacterium Nucleatum and Endodontic Pathogen."
  • Dr. Matthew Joseph Rowe, "Development and Characterization of a Dimensionally Stable and Bioactive Electrospun Membrane for Periodontal Regeneration."
  • Dr. Eman A. Alshehri, "Influence of Prosphoric Acid Surface Treatment and Different Ceramic Primers on Shear Bond Strength of Resin Dement to Zirconia-based Ceramic After Aging."
  • Dr. Christopher Walsh, "Acceptance of Behavior Guidance Techniques Used in Pediatric Dentistry by Parents Across Diverse Backgrounds."
  • Dr. Oriana Capin, "Efficacy of an Infiltrant to Arrest Active Approximal Caries Lesions—An In Vitro Study"
  • Dr. Andrew Nerness, "Effect of Triple Antibiotic Paste and EDTA on Surface Loss and Surface Roughness of Human Radicular Dentin: An In Vitro Study"
  • Dr. Blake Prather "Effect of Antibiotic Pastes on Chemical Structure and Microhardness of Radicular Dentin"