Research in Focus
Two from NYUCD Selected as Finalists for Frechette Research Awards

From left: Dr. Christian Stappert, Ms. Marinée Cabrera, Ms. Nataliya Davydova, Dr. Yu Zhang

NYUCD expresses hearty congratulations to Ms. Nataliya Davydova, NYUCD Class of 2011, and Ms. Marinée Cabrera, Junior Research Scientist in Biomaterials & Biomimetics and MS in Biomaterials, Class of 2010, on being selected by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) as finalists for the 2009 Arthur R. Frechette Prosthodontic Research Awards, which recognize original research by new investigators in two categories: one for prosthodontic research undertaken with a materials science or bioengineering-oriented protocol, and the other for prosthodontic research undertaken with a biological sciences and tissue engineering-oriented protocol.

Ms. Davydova's presentation, "Fatigue Damage and Micro-Leakage Study of Resin-Based Composite Crowns," was mentored by Dr. Yu Zhang, Assistant Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics. Ms. Cabrera, mentored by Dr. Christian Stappert, Assistant Professor of Peridontology & Implant Dentistry, presented "Fatigue Failure Modes of Two Implant-Supported Oxide-Ceramic Fixed-Partial-Denture Systems."