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Graduate Prosthodontic Students Are Sharry Award Finalists


Dr. Nimet Adatia (pictured left) and Dr. Christina Karamini are among the three finalists for the 2006 John J. Sharry Prosthodontic Research Competition.Dr. Nimet Adatia (pictured left) and Dr. Christina Karamini are among the three finalists for the 2006 John J. Sharry Prosthodontic Research Competition.

Two graduate prosthodontic students in UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Dentistry are among the three finalists for the 2006 John J. Sharry Prosthodontic Research Competition.

Dr. Nimet Adatia, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Dr. Christina Karamini, of Athens, Greece, recently submitted abstracts and manuscripts in a two-part competition to reach the finals of the John J. Sharry Competition.

Adatia and Karamini will present their research findings in a judged competition to the general session of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) annual meeting on Nov. 1 in Miami. The Prosthodontic Research Competition is held to stimulate and acknowledge original research in prosthodontics by graduate students.

Their research is part of the School of Dentistry Graduate Prosthodontics Program’s education program, which focuses on intensive clinical activity and a strong independent research experience.

Adatia’s abstract is titled “Fracture Resistance of Y-TZP Dental Implant Ceramic Abutments.” She is the 2006-2007 Astra Tech Dental Implant Fellow at the School of Dentistry and received both her undergraduate and DDS degrees from the University of Alberta. Her mentor is Dr. Stephen Bayne, chair of the department of cariology, restorative sciences and endodontics at the University of Michigan.

Karamini’s abstract is titled “A Matricellular Hydrogel Enhances Bone Regeneration in Rat Calvarium Critical Size Defects.” She will be the 2007 ITI implant scholar at the School of Dentistry and received her dental school education at the Kings College School of Medicine and Dentistry in London. She completed a residency at the Kings College Hospital in General Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Restorative and Removable Prosthodontics, as well as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Guys Hospital also in London. Her mentor is Dr. Lyndon Cooper, associate professor of prosthodontics at UNC-Chapel Hill.



Posted: 04/23/2010