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USC925 Volume , Fall 2018

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MAGAZINE Table of Contents2 ADEA Mackenzie’s Albert Schweitzer Project Research Day BRD, Prosth, Ped Dent, OS, Ortho, Perio, Endo OPEN Wide Guatemala Trip Where in the world is the Class of 2018? 2018 in Review Century Club Association 3

ADEA American Dental Education Association“insert quote here about ADEA or something?”What is ADEA? Student Role in ADEA. c cThe American Dental Education We as resident dental, undergraduateAssociation (ADEA), known as “the Voice dental and dental hygiene studentsof Dental Education,” helps unite the make up the ADEA Council of Students,ideas of dental professionals and dental Residents and Fellows (CoSRF). CoSRFeducators to address current issues facing makes the voices of those being educatedthe dental field on a national level. Our through present academia, heard.organization’s mission is to advocate Our council’s responsibility is to be afor dental education institutions. ADEA liaison between the dental healthcareaccomplishes its advocacy by reporting professional student and the dentalon present-day issues affecting education, education bureau. By promoting ouracademic research and the delivery of perceptions on our dental educationquality oral health for the welfare of the our student council is able to reachpublic. We as an organization put forth not only the attention of the facultyeffort in research, advocacy and faculty and deans but also the ADEA House ofdevelopment, to promote the prosperity Delegates who are the governing bodyof dental education on a national level. of dental education across the nation.

USC Student Involvement USC and ADEA with ADEAcaption describing the picture On a local level, the USC ADEA Over the years, USC has made a Location; (left to right) student representatives and myself name for themselves on both a have recently introduced Academic faculty/dean involvement levelcaption describing the picture Dental Careers Fellowship Program and a student involvement level. Location; (left to right) (ADCFP) to the student body. This One of many prime examples of program provides students and our faculty notoriety at ADEA was residents opportunities of exposure the presentation of Dr. Tae Kim on to dental academia from a research his innovative CAD CAM Denture standpoint through a structured technology that has been recently mentorship between an educator and integrated into the removable one or more students. The student- courses and clinical requirements faculty mentorship is allowed the for students at our school. From freedom to create what they want out a student standpoint, students it by making their research objectives Brandon Lynch DDS ’19, Eumi Choi either quantitative or qualitative; DDS ’21, and myself, along with providing the student with a better our USC ADEA Faculty member look into what being a part of dental Dr. Yaara Berdan were fortunate to academia is like while providing travel to the University of California, the mentor with a better look inside San Francisco in March 2018 to how students obtain knowledge take part in the first westcoast from their teaching tactics. From “Hack-A-Thon.” A “Hack-A-Thon” the mentorship the student obtains is a competition that mixes a group an understanding and experience of dental students from different of a dental school faculty member, universities, provides them with and how to navigate the educational a dental curriculum prompt and landscape through syllabus and allows them to collaborate their presentation creations and hands- ideas on what the best option would on strategies. Next Research Day be. A panel of judges, consisting Spring 2019 we hope our school’s of deans and faculty members first ADCFP Presentations ignite a judge the groups on organization, spark in future Ostrow students to presentation and innovation as inspire them to one day become pertaining to the students’ prompts. dental educators themselves.

MAGAZINE Mackenzie Martin is currently a program focused on oral health and nutrition for children ages senior at Herman Ostrow School 3-5 years, including a series of materials pertaining to of Dentistry of USC. Last year, as a preventing tooth decay and ECC. This was expected to be achieved recipient of the Albert Schweitzer through assessing the oral health behaviors of Head Start children Fellowship, she carried out through surveys and classroom interviews. As an additional her project: Smiles for Miles. part of the program, several resources and materials wereSMILES Mackenzie’s interest in public also developed for parents to health began long before dental use at home and for the teachers school. She received a Master’s to use in future oral health lessons. The target populationFOR of Public Health w/ a Dental was low-income students ages Emphasis, during which she 3-5 years enrolled in Long carried out a similar project in Beach Head Start Centers, their parents, and Head Start teachers. Mobile county, Alabama. She also Two Head Start sites in LongMILES built experience in community Beach were selected to participate health centers during those years. in the program based on their When she started at USC, and geographic location in the areas of highest need within the city. heard about the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, she was immediately drawn to it. She knew big cities like Los Angeles have just as much needs as small rural towns. She wanted to help make a difference in helping those who didn’t have access to adequate health care. The goal of ‘Smiles for Miles’ was to develop an educational 6

MAGAZINEEachclassroomatthesesitesreceivedfour supporting previous studies showingseparate lessons. During these lessons, the effect that low SES, education,they were presented with a 30-minute and other lifestyle factors have on theoral health education presentation with incidence of early childhood caries.both visual and interactive segments. Additionally, Mackenzie also foundEach lesson was different in an attempt that overcoming and preventing dentalto captivate their attention and build on anxiety in adults has a lot to do withtopics to empower them to better their traumatic childhood experiences andoral health. Examples of these lessons the importance positive interaction andinclude: reading a story on brushing and education can have in building a morethen each demonstrating the technique positive outlook on future dental visits.on a dental model or playing an“INSERT QUOTE HERE”interactive game about foods that made Mackenzie believes that growth on bothteeth “happy or sad”. Because of the ends has occurred. Her students learnedinteractive nature of the presentation, to form a positive association withshe found the children were engaged and not only brushing but also the dentist,attentive during the entire presentation. and she has grown as a healthcareFollowing the end of the presentation, professional in learning that not allstudents were asked some follow-up patient interactions are quick and easyquestions and asked to demonstrate their nor require the same tact. There arebrushing ability individually. She found many different approaches one can takeit was important to also use a prize or with oral health education, and findingpositive reinforcement system with the the right fit for each patient is extremelystudents to create a positive association important. With the proper techniques,with the dentist and dental visits. children can become excited about the topic and be more likely to remember,The data collected from the students, use, and share the take-away message.which were grouped by site, showedsignificant difference among several Mackenzie remembers that every timecategories in terms of those children she went back many of the studentswho knew how many times a day to would greet her and want to tell herbrush and whether or not they did stories about their toothbrush or whenbrush. There was a correlation between they last brushed. She believes thatlower rates of positive oral health moments like these solidified herhabits and higher rates of poverty desire to work in serving communitiesand other demographic features, that need dentists the most. 7

MAGAZINEUSC RESEARCH DAY The USC Research Day signifies the annual crescendo of scientific curiosity and discovery from all the research facilitated by faculty and students throughout the year. The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, the Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, and the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy continue to emerge at the forefront of thought leadership, culture change, and cutting-edge research. Each year, USC receives significant funding from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). Much of the research has significant relevance in clinical outcomes and application for direct patient care. At the 2018 Research Day, the prodigious line-up of keynote speakers included: Martha J. Somerman DDS, PhD., Parish P. Sedghizadeh DDS, MS., and Beth E. Fisher, PT, PhD, FAPTA. Each of the speakers have contributed significantly within their areas of expertise to elevate the future of healthcare. Dr. Somerman currently serves as the Director of the NIDCR and is the Chied of the Laboratory of Oral Connective Tissue Biology at the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. She previously served as the Dean of the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Dr. Somerman’s research focuses primarily on defining key regulators controlling development,maintenance and regeneration of dental orocraniofacial tissues. Dr. Sedghizadeh is USC’s very own Associate professor of Clinical Dentistry, Director of the USC Center for biofilms and Section Chair of Daignostic Sciences. He also serves as the Director of the Oral Pathology and Radiology Hybrid Distance Learning Program. With over 80 peer-reviewed publications, he is a savant in the treatment and characterization of microbial biofilm infections associated with osteonecrosis and osteomyelitis. He has developed treatment modalities with bone-targeted antimicrobial therapies. Dr. Fisher is currently a professor of Clinical Physical Therapy in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy here at USC. She serves as the director of the Neuroplasticity and Imaging Laboratory which studies brain-behavior and motor control in individuals with neurologic disorders. 8

MAGAZINEThis year, one hundred and forty posters were submitted and presented at the symposium. Eachof the student research submissions were categorized into one of eleven divisions including:Advanced Specialty Program Residents; Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Doctoral Candidate;Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Student; Dental Hygiene Bachelor’s Student; Dental HygieneMaster’s Candidate; Graduate Post-Doctoral Trainee; Graduate Pre-Doctoral Candidate; OccupationalScience and Occupational Therapy Doctoral Student; Occupational Science and OccupationalTherapy Professional Student; Doctor of Dental Surgery Student – Basic Sciences; Doctor of DentalSurgery Student – Clinical Sciences. Awards were based upon submission category and wereindependently judged by an expert panel. In addition to all the research candidates that workedtirelessly on research throughout the year, there were hundreds of students that eagerly participatedin the day’s events. The USC Student Research Group consists of over twenty-five active membersunder the tutelage of Dr. Yang Chai and Dr. Parish Sedghizadeh. The overwhelming participationin the research day is simply a testament to the hard work and commitment to scientific discoveryhere at the University of Southern California. As Trojans we continue to forge ahead in ouracademic journey and remain staunchly committed to research and the promise of new discoveries. 9

MAGAZINE STUDY CLUBS BIOMIMETIC RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY STUDY CLUB Changes to today’s traditional practice of dentistry continues to accelerate with the advent of new technological advancements and clinical techniques. As it can be difficult to incorporate these rapid changes into the academic curriculum, The Biomimetic Restorative Dentistry Study Club bridges the gap to provide students with knowledge beyond what is taught in the classroom or even continuing education courses. The study club, a student run initiative, progressively deepens the understanding of critical problems faced in the dental world of today, while educating tomorrow’s leaders who will help address and solve them. The study club hosts literature review sessions, once monthly each trimester, under the guidance of Dr. Pascal Magne who pioneered the practice of Biomimetic dentistry; an approach focused on embracing tooth preservation and natural esthetics. At these events, students present to one another on recently published literature relating to each meeting’s dental-related theme. Additionally, the study club hosts a variety of lecture series each trimester, inviting several dental innovators to present to the USC dental student body on novel approaches and advancements in their realms of expertise. By establishing a forum for both education and discussion, the Biomimetic Restorative Dentistry Study Club hopes to cultivate student interest in the revolutionary field of ‘biomimetics,’ while also providing them the opportunity to build a community with fellow classmates focused on fostering dental knowledge and ingenuity. PROSTHODONTICS STUDY CLUBHerman Ostrow School of Dentistry takes pride in holding one of the top prosthodonticspecialty programs among dental schools in the U.S. Currently, there is very littleopportunity for students in the four-year D.D.S. program to get exposure to whatthis specialty offers. The Prosthodontics Study Club was created to close this gap andencourage dental students to learn more about this unique field in dentistry. Themain goal behind creating this organization was exposing the D.D.S. students to theart of prosthodontics and relative resources that could add to their theoretical andclinical knowledge. Another goal of this organization is to create opportunities forstudents to shadow and assist prosthodontic specialty residents; this can become agreat opportunity for students to closely follow treatment planning of complex fullmouth rehabilitation cases done at the school. Lastly, we aim to hold lectures bythe prosthodontic department faculty and residents to create an additional learningavenue available to all students at school. We are working hard to encourage theD.D.S. students, who are interested in this specialty program, to get involved early on. 10

PEDIATRIC STUDY CLUB The Pediatric Study Club is a student-run initiative with the goal of educating predoctoral students on various topics pertaining to pediatric dentistry. Lunch- and-learn lectures are hosted once a month where practicing pediatric dentists are invited to speak on subjects ranging from behavior management to applying to residency. Through these monthly lectures, we hope to increase awareness of the treatment of the pediatric population and interest in the specialty itself. ORAL SURGERY STUDY CLUBThe Oral Surgery Study Club is designed to prepare doctoral students to becomefuture Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (OMS) and its primary goal is to help studentsmatch into competitive OMS residency training programs across the country. Toprepare students, the club meets once a month for didactic lectures on full-scopeOMS, ranging from facial trauma to pathology to orthognathic ( jaw) surgery to facialreconstruction. Students also get mentorship and assistance with the applicationprocess as well as additional exposure to the specialty in the Oral Surgery Clinic. PERIODONTICS STUDY CLUB The purpose of the Perio Study Club is to further students’ knowledge in the field of periodontology and to provide information to students interested in pursuing a residency in the field. The organization to build a stronger connection and communication between the Perio residents, faculty, and the pre-doctoral students. The Perio Study Club holds presentations on current periodontology research being performed at USC and advises students on how to further pursue research opportunities. Additionally, the Perio Study Club is connected to the American Academy of Periodontology. This connection allows the Perio Study Club to host


MAGAZINEAbout OPEN Wide aka background This year, one hundred and forty posters were submitted and presented at the symposium. Each of the student research submissions were categorized into one of eleven divisions including: Advanced Specialty Program Residents; Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Doctoral Candidate; Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Student; Dental Hygiene Bachelor’s Student; Dental Hygiene Master’s Candidate; Graduate Post-Doctoral Trainee; Graduate Pre-Doctoral Candidate; Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Doctoral Student; Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Professional Student;13


MAGAZINEMackenzie Martin is community health centers children ages 3-5 years,currently a senior at during those years. When including a series ofHerman Ostrow School she started at USC, and materials pertaining toof Dentistry of USC. heard about the Albert preventing tooth decayLast year, as a recipient Schweitzer Fellowship, and ECC. This was she was immediatelyof the Albert Schweitzer drawn to it. She knew big expected to be achievedFellowship, she carried cities like Los Angelesout her project: Smiles have just as much needs through assessing thefor Miles. Mackenzie’s as small rural towns.interest in public oral health behaviors She wanted to help make ahealth began long before difference in helping those of Head Start childrendental school. She received who didn’t have accessa Master’s of Public Health to adequate health care. through surveysw/ a Dental Emphasis, The goal of ‘Smiles for and classroom interviews.during which she carried Miles’ was to develop As an additional part of theout a similar project in an educational program program, several resourcesMobile county, Alabama. focused on oral health and materials were alsoShe also built experience in and nutrition for developed for parents to use at home and for the teacherstouseinfutureoral health lessons. The target 15


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