CDA Essentials 2017 • Volume 3 • Issue 4

11 Volume 3 Issue 4 | CDA at W ork Steeves won an expense-paid trip to the 2016 American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, and will present his research at the ADA scientific sessions. “The best part in Vancouver was meeting students from all of the other dental schools,” says Steeves. “It was very interesting to compare our clinical experiences and I quickly learned that we are all like-minded.” Vincent Mireault of Laval University took home second prize. Mireault’s research examined the effects of 3 subgroups of unilateral cleft lip and/or palate (cleft lip, cleft lip and palate, and cleft palate) on craniofacial morphology. As runner up, Mr. Mireault received a prize of $1000. “I was honoured to represent my faculty at this amazing program,” says Mireault. “It was very inspiring to meet the other contestants—the future of the profession is surely in good hands!” The CDA/DENTSPLY Student Clinician Research Program has been running in Canada since 1971 and similar events are held internationally in 36 countries. The program aims to “stimulate ideas, improve communication and, most of all, increase student involvement in the advancement of the dental profession.” a Second prize winner Vincent Mireault from Laval University. Front row (L. to r.): Santana Rooyakkers, McGill University; Julie Delcorde, University of Toronto; Richard Rhebergen, Western Canada Area Sales Manager, DENTSPLY Sirona; Dave Hancin, vice-president and general manager, DENTSPLY Canada; Bob Leavens, director of marketing DENTSPLY Canada; Erica Abbey, McGill University; Kristi Stefanison, McGill University. Back row (L. to r.): Kiavash Hossini, University of British Columbia; Thomas Steeves, Dalhousie University; Mitchell Naito, University of Alberta; Edward Sutton, University of Montreal; Vincent Mireault, Laval University; Bryan Wong, University of Manitoba; Radu Stefureac, University of Saskatchewan; Brett Spenrath, University of Saskatchewan; Karim Rafla, McGill University; Steven Arcand, University of Saskatchewan; Michael Tiedemann, Western University. e