School of Dentistry Annual Student Research Day

Professor Eric Krukonis and student

The Student Research Group reinstituted and hosted the Annual StudentResearchDay on April 22nd, 2022. This is the first research day event after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. Student researchers submitted posters highlighting their current research efforts at Detroit Mercy Dental and presented them to a panel of faculty judges. The winners of the poster competition were:  

1st Place – Khansa Khusro for her presentation of:  

Resorbable Collagen Membranes Outperform Resorbable Amnion-Chorion Membranes for the Treatment of Peri-Implantitis  

Authors: Khansa Khusro, Nikola Taveski, Jonathan S. Zora, Colleen O’Brien, Karmen Rucker, Eric S. Krukonis, Anthony L. Neely, and Bassam M. Kanaia  

2nd Place – Ritika Sanikommu for her presentation of:  

Antiviral Evaluation of Commercial Mouthrinses Using Bacteriophage  

Authors: Nesila Bilica, Samantha Gniazdoski, Lillian Nichols, Courtney Tessmer, Ritika Sanikommu, Laura Young, and Joshua Thomson  

People’s Choice – Mollie Mahoney for her presentation of:  

Age, Reasons, and Motivations for First Dental Visit  

Authors: Mollie Mahoney, Tarik Shounia, and Salwa Atwan  

   Congratulations Khansa, Ritika, and Mollie!