Nine LLUSD dental and three dental hygiene student research teams entered their projects in the California Dental Association research competition at the Anaheim Convention Center May 13-16 and won nine of the sixteen available awards.
The Loma Linda students’ awards—three first, three second and one third (and two honorable mentions)—were worth $6,100 of the total $9,200 awarded in scholarships and cash.
Scholarships, prizes, and plaques were available to dental student researchers in three categories: Scientific, Community/Education, and Clinical. The School’s dental student teams won first-place honors in two of three categories (Scientific and Community/Education); second-place honors in all three categories; third place in one category (Clinical); and honorable mention in two categories (Scientific and Community/Education).
Dental hygiene awards were combined into one category of which an LLUSD student team won first place.
LLUSD’s winning teams of student researchers are pictured below: