September 10, 2012

Grad Pros residents earn research honors

Residents in the Graduate Prosthodontics program have swept the two top honors in the 2012 Tylman Award program conducted by the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics.

Dr. Matthew Anderson was awarded first place in the program, while Dr. Junping Ma Bergin was awarded second place.

The awards recognize outstanding postdoctoral student research in fixed prosthodontics supported by competitive grants from the academy’s Stanley D. Tylman Research Program. Up to four $4,000 grants are given each year.

Dr. Anderson, who is also a David Wands Endowment Fellow in Graduate Prosthodontics at the School of Dentistry, will submit his research manuscript to the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. He and Dr. Ma are also scheduled to deliver poster presentations at the AAFP’s annual meeting in Chicago next February. Dr. Anderson also receives a cash award of $2,000, while Dr. Bergin receives $1,000.

Dr. Anderson’s research is titled “An in vitro study on the effect of different restorative materials on the reliability of a veneering porcelain,” while Dr. Bergin’s is titled “An in vitro comparison of photogrammetric and conventional complete arch implant impression techniques.”

“This is a great achievement, and we are extremely fortunate to have these outstanding residents in our Graduate Prosthodontics program,” said Dr. Ariel Raigrodski, Director of Graduate Prosthodontics.

Earlier this year, Dr. Anderson also received the second-place award in the Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics graduate student research competition.

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