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Research

group at posterUnder the supervision of faculty, each resident will prepare and present a research project, relevant to pediatric dentistry. Research may be of a clinical or basic-science nature. Residents choose research projects based on their interests and the topic’s relationship to children's oral health. The results of resident research projects are presented at research forums at the local and national level. Residents routinely present at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Annual Session, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association’s Annual Meeting, and the University of Rochester’s local American Academy of Dental Research Annual Meeting.

Past Research Projects

The following are a sampling of research studies completed by past residents in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry:

Title of Research Project

Research Mentor

Evaluating Exposure of Pediatric Dental Residents to Patients with Developmental Disabilities at Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Delucia

Black Cloud: An Evaluation of Pediatric Dental Residency Call Experience

Wong

The Success Rate of Interim Therapeutic Restorations on Primary Incisors

Shope

Pediatric Dental Treatment Completion: Mobile vs. Fixed Site Clinics

Levy

Accuracy of Teledentistry Examination at Predicting Actual Treatment Modality in a Pediatric Dentistry Clinic

McLaren / Kopycka-Kedzierawski

Sports-Related Oral Injuries Seen at Strong Memorial Hospital Pediatric ED

Winslow

Out-of-Pocket Costs in Dental and Orthodontic Management with Cleft Lip and/or Palate

Shope

Relationship Between Eastman Dental Emergency Visit and Operating Room Referral

Shope / Colaruotolo

Out-of-Pocket Dental Management Costs of Healthy Children Compared to Cleft Lip/Palate

Shope

Barrier to Successful Transition to Adult-Centered Dental Home for Individuals with Special Health Care Needs

Shope / Sulkes

Comparison of Clinical and Photographic Calibration Using ICDAS

Wong

School and Head Start Fluoride Varnish Programs: A Retrospective Study. 

Wong

Relationship Between BMI, Chronic Medication Use, and Early Childhood Caries

Wong

Emergency Dental Visits in Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program

Shope

Plaque Glucosyltransferase B Activity in S-ECC and Caries Free Children

Xiao

An analysis of a Teledentistry Program in Upstate New York

McLaren / Kopycka-Kedzierawski

The Association between Dental Caries and Early Childhood Development

Watson

Restorations of Primary, Anterior teeth on Patients with Orofacial Clefts

Shope

Unilateral Versus Bilateral Fixed Space Maintainers for Premature Tooth Loss

Wong

Examining Salivary Microbiology and Dietary Habits in Caries-Free Children. 

Wong / Kopycka-Kedzierawski

Caries Treatment Under General Anesthesia in Children with Craniofacial Anomalies

Shope

Comparison of the Treatment of Early Childhood Caries Under General Anesthesia in Children With And Without Craniofacial Anomalies

Shope

Analysis of Post-Orthodontic Demineralization in Patients with Oralfacial Clefting

Shope

Dental Treatment Needs and Waiting Time for Oral Rehabilitation Under General Anesthesia

Wong

Cost-Benefit Analysis of the School-Based Fluoride Varnish Program in the Prevention of ECC

Wong / Shope

The Association Between Nutrition and Early Childhood Development

Watson

Mutans Streptococcus and Candida Species and Early Childhood Caries Onset

Wong / Kopycka-Kedzierawski

Average Age of First Dental Visit Between Children With and Without Cleft Lip and Palate

Shope / Morrison / Colaruotolo