Past Resident Research Awards

Resident Research Program

2023 Winners

Ye Jin An 

Ye Jin An

University of Connecticut

Development of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm for prediction of location and severity of impacted maxillary teeth

Project Advisor: Madhur Upadhyay

Michelle Skelton 

Michelle Skelton

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

Ultrasonography Characterization of Vertical Changes of the Facial Crestal Bone During Orthodontic Intrusive Movement

Project Advisor: Jing Chen


Roger Lopez Bellido

Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Department, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Developing a Prototype of a Maxillary Expander Remotely Activated

Project Advisor: Melih Motro


2022 Winners

Melissa Ferguson 

Dr. Melissa Ferguson

Harvard University

Evaluation of Dental Root Development Regarding Maxillary Canine Eruption Status after Secondary Alveolar Bone Grafting in Cleft Lip and Palate Patients

Project Advisor: James MacLaine

Elizabeth Lukens 

Dr. Elizabeth Lukens

University of Buffalo

Analysis of Frictional Properties of Customizable 3D-Printed Ceramic Orthodontic Brackets and Tubes (LightForce): An In-Vitro Study

Project Advisor: Ashish Gurav



2021 Winners

Ke Wang 

Dr. Ke Wang

University of Connecticut

Effects of Alendronate on Periodontal Ligament Enthesis in Osteogenesis Imperfecta Mice

Project Advisor: Sumit Yadav

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Janet Lee 

Dr. Janet Lee

St. Barnabas Hospital

Comparison of Different Screw Designs in Palatal Expanders to Assess its Ease of Use

Project Advisor: June Harewood



2020 Winners

Dr. Desiree Hsiou

Dr. Desiree Hsiou

Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Assessing the Effectiveness of Dental Monitoring Artificial Intelligence Technology

Project Advisor: Mohamed Masoud

Dr. Mohammed Alzainal

Dr. Mohammed Alzainal

SUNY at Buffalo

Alignment and Discomfort using Non-Sliding Lingual Orthodontic Technique (BRIUS) and Conventional Bracket Systems: A Single-Centre Randomized Clinical Trial

Project Advisor: Thikriat Al-Jewair

Dr. Khalid Alamoud

Dr. Khalid Alamoud

Boston University

Role of GsĪ±-Dependent Signaling in Bone Homeostasis, Condylar Remodeling and Enamel Mineralization

Project Advisor: Leslie Will

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2019 Winners

Dr. Lucas Shapiro

Dr. Lucas Shapiro

Tufts University

3D mechanical stimulation of periodontal tissue engineering on GelMA hydrogel

Dr Shivam Mehta

Dr. Shivam Mehta

University of Connecticut

Effects of Alendronate Treatment on the Rate of Orthodontic Tooth Movement in Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Dr Suzzane Horani

Dr. Suzzane Horani

University of Rochester Medical Center

A Retrospective Evaluation of the Change in Oropharyngeal Airway Dimensions Following Non-extraction Clear Aligner Therapy in Adult Patients with Mild to Moderate Crowding


2017 Winners

Dr. Bianca Cabri

Dr. Bianca Cabri

Columbia University

The Role of Alpha 2 Macroglobulin in Inhibiting TMJ Osteoarthritis

Dr. Camille Francois

Dr. Camille Francois

Boston University

3d Evaluation of Condylar Changes After Rapid Maxillary Expansion

Dr. Khaled Taha

Dr. Khaled Taha

University of New York at Buffalo

The Effects of Vibrational Appliance on Maxillary Canine Retraction


2016 Winners

Dr. Joy Chang


Effects of Sustained Release of RANKL on the Rate of Orthodonitc Tooth Movement

Dr. Lea Drouin-Gagne

University of Montreal

Sleep Apnea in Pregnant Women

Dr. Ginny Ching-Yun Hsu


Regulation of Craniofacial Bone Development by LMX1B Transcription Factor