UE Dentistry Students’ Paper Adjudged Best Oral Presentation at Southeast Asia-wide Scientific Meet

UE CDent Dean Rhodora H. Luciano and Associate Dean Blesilda K. Formantes (far left and far right, respectively) with the winning UE CDent students (from 2nd from left) Sheena Mae Mengullo, Patricia Jane Lardizabal, Alexandra Marie Pascual, Justine Alexandria Luna, Gracielle Anne Alvarez, Josephine Larin and Zcyra Mae Billedo.

UE CDent Dean Rhodora H. Luciano and Associate Dean Blesilda K. Formantes (far left and far right, respectively) with the winning UE CDent students (from 2nd from left) Sheena Mae Mengullo, Patricia Jane Lardizabal, Alexandra Marie Pascual, Justine Alexandria Luna, Gracielle Anne Alvarez, Josephine Larin and Zcyra Mae Billedo.

The paper of a seven-person team of UE College of Dentistry students was awarded Best Oral Presentation at the 2018 SEAADE Presentation Oral Session 2 during the 29th South East Asia Association for Dental Education (SEAADE) Annual Scientific Meeting! The event was held last September 11 to 14, 2018, in Da Nang, Vietnam.

The winning paper, titled “Educational Environment Perception of Regular and Irregular Clinicians of University of the East-College of Dentistry, Second Semester of SY 2017-2018,” is authored by senior Dentistry Proper students Gracielle Anne L. Alvarez, Zcyra Mae C. Billedo, Patricia Jane R. Lardizabal, Josephine V. Larin, Justine Alexandria J. Luna, Sheena Mae G. Mengullo and Alexandra Marie T. Pascual.

It was Ms. Luna who presented the paper at SEEADE 2018 and was awarded a trophy of appreciation on the group’s behalf.

Robert Martin Tajonera, Eizel Lher Tabar, Paolo Miguel Lagera, Assoc. Dean Blesilda Formantes, Elyssa Jane Tan, Daniela Dominique Lim and Shyrla Nuñez.

Robert Martin Tajonera, Eizel Lher Tabar, Paolo Miguel Lagera, Assoc. Dean Blesilda Formantes, Elyssa Jane Tan, Daniela Dominique Lim and Shyrla Nuñez.

Coinciding with the 29th SEAADE Annual Scientific Meeting was the 32nd International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Southeast Asia Division Annual Meeting, which was held on September 13-14, 2018, also in Da Nang, Vietnam.

There, the UE College of Dentistry fielded another paper, its first ever accepted scientific paper for oral presentation at the IADR Southeast Asia Division Annual Meeting.

Titled “Improved Retention of Composite Bonded to Unetched-ER:YAG Laser Surface-modified Dentin,” this paper was authored by Elyssa Jane F. Tan, Paolo Miguel F. Lagera, Daniela Dominique M. Lim, Shyrla S. Nuñez, Jayrena M. Sales, Eizel Lher G. Tabar and Robert Martin T. Tajonera. It was the primary proponent, Ms. Tan, who presented the paper in a non-competition category.

Serving as the team’s advisers were Associate Dean Blesilda K. Formantes and Dr. Marie Gertrude Tuscano.

The 29th SEAADE Annual Scientific Meeting saw participants from various dental schools from the Philippines and the rest of the South East Asian Region who are active SEAADE members.

Congratulations, Warrior Dentists!

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