UW School of Dentistry

Grad Pros resident earns top research honor

Dr. Marta Revilla, a third-year UW Graduate Prosthodontics resident, was awarded first place in the 2013 Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics Graduate Student Research Competition at this year’s annual session in Anchorage, Alaska.  Dr. Revilla’s research was titled “Influence of Fluorescence on the Color Perception of Lithium Disilicate Glass Ceramic with Different Ceramic Thicknesses and Glaze Pastes.”

Marta RevillaDr. Revilla  and four other residents from Pacific Coast universities, including Dr. Tijana Stijacic and Dr. Blake Barney from the UW, presented their research on the opening day with the headline speakers. Dr. Revilla received a $1,500 cash award for first place.

Dr. John Sorensen of the Department of Restorative Dentistry, her mentor on the research project, said, “It is extremely satisfying to see such a strong UW presence in the Prosthodontic Graduate student research competition with three of our residents being selected to compete and present their research and then have Dr. Revilla win first place.”

The annual session took place June 27-29, with Dean Joel Berg among those attending from the UW. Dr. Sorensen was also a program co-chair and speaker at the session.