Oral Biology Graduate Seminar, Spring 2024

The UNMC College of Dentistry Department of Oral Biology participates in the Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area (MSIA) Program in the UNMC Office of Graduate Studies. Following are the residents who presented the results of their research projects in Spring 2024 to obtain their Master of Science in Oral Biology degrees.

  • Dr. Rehana Bashir, Orthodontics Resident
    “Posterior Anatomic Limit for Mandibular Molar Distalization in Subjects with Different Growth Patterns, Gender, and Growth Status.”
  • Dr. Hibah Chughtai, Orthodontics Resident
    “Aerosols in Orthodontics and Its Clinical Application: A Biofilm Model for the Evaluation of Aerosol Production in Common Orthodontic Procedures.”
  • Dr. Nam Ha, Orthodontics Resident
    “Investigate How TGFβ3 Plays on Role in Regulating IRF6 and ΔNp63 in Periderm Desquamation.”
  • Dr. Greg Ingalsbe, Periodontics Resident
    “The Difference in T-Cell Responses for Tooth Extractions with a Young and Aged Population.”
  • Dr. Jonjei Ku, Orthodontics Resident
    “Exploring the Therapeutic Potential of Abaloparatide and Alendronate in Treating Temporomandibular Joint Osteoarthritis Using a Mouse Model of TMJ-OA.” 
  • Dr. Katherine Lambert, Orthodontics Resident
    “Impact of Space Opening for Prosthetic Replacement of Missing Maxillary Lateral Incisors on Alveolar Bone Volume in Cleft Lip and Palate Patients: A CBCT Study.”
  • Dr. Emily Leach, Orthodontics Resident
    “Evaluating the Degradation Rate of Orthodontic Clear Aligners via UV Photo-Oxidation.” 
  • Dr. Joyce Lee, Periodontics Resident
    “Associations between Anti-Malondialdehyde–Acetaldehyde Serum Antibody Concentrations and Periodontitis in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: A Case-Control Study.”
  • Dr. Paula Schlemmer, Periodontics Resident
    “The Impact of Aging on Fibroblast Gene Expression in Post-Extraction Wound Healing.”

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