Dental student research featured at university and state levels
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
West Virginia University 2023 Van Liere Research Symposium
Ms. Savannah Lahey and Ms. Megan Merritt, two senior School of Dentistry Dental Hygiene students, presented their poster titled; “The Cariogenic Potential of Sugar Additives in Vaping E-liquid” at this years West Virginia University 2023 Van Liere Research Symposium on January 25, 2023.
Two graduate students in Dr. Jennifer Franko’s lab, Ms. Carly Amato-Menker and Ms. Quinn Hopen, presented their work at the West Virginia University 2023 Van Liere Research Symposium on January 26, 2023. Ms. Carly Amato-Menker’s poster presentation was titled; “The independent and collaborative influence of the sex chromosome complement and gut microbiome on humoral immunity” and Ms. Quinn Hopen’s poster presentation was titled; “Sex-specific anti-tumor immune responses to HPV-negative head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.”
20th annual West Virginia Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol (URDC)
Eight groups of senior WVU SOD Dental Hygiene students presented their posters titled;
Alice Salter-Roy and Katherine Bixler, “Mouthguard Utilization among West Virginia University Club Athletes,”
George Harris, Rachael Johnson and Hannah Nicoletti, “The Connection Between the Use of Dental Floss and Bacterial Transfer,”
Haley Liu and Amanda Lux, “The Effect of Chewing Xylitol Gum on Plaque Score,”
Hannah Duba and Halie Duba, “Relationship of Periodontal Disease and Tobacco Usage Retrospective Review,”
Justice Duvall and Jenna Colagiovanni, “A Survey to Determine The Level of Patients' Anxiety During a Dental Visit by the Professional,”
Kailey Cullen and Mackenzie Parker, “The Importance of Face Shields in an Oral Healthcare Setting,”
Kayla Clark and Darcie Trotter, “Toothbrush Protector or Bacteria Collector?,”
Savannah Lahey and Megan Merritt, “The Cariogenic Potential of Sweeteners in Vaping E-Liquid” at the 20th annual West Virginia Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol (URDC) in Charleston, WV on February 10, 2023. WVU Today featured Lahey and Merritt in a feature story about research. Click to read it.
An album features students with their hygiene capstone research projects.