Students and academics from the Orthodontics Department at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) won three first place awards and two third place awards in the Eighth Mexican and Latin American Clinical Research in Orthodontics Contest, which was held under the 15th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Orthodontics in San Luis Potosí, making the university an important institution in dental sciences investigation.
The competition brought together more than 90 works on Basic Research, Clinic Research, Epidemiology and Clinical Cases, presented by graduate and undergraduate students from different universities.
Students Ana Guadalupe Gama Cuellas, Guillermo Molina Vidal and Penélope Ivonne Manzano Galindo, and academics Ulises Velázquez Enríquez and Víctor Hugo Toral Rizo won first place in the Clinical Case Poster Presentation category at the undergraduate level, with a work titled “Chondroid Syringoma of the Upper Lip, Atypical Location: A Case Report.”
Students Molina Vidal, Manzano Galindo and Graciela Galán Torres, in addition to teachers Toral Rizo, Francisco Montiel Conzuelo and Ignacio Jiménez Bueno, won first place in the Clinical Case Poster Presentation category at the graduate level, with a work titled “Metastatic Melanoma in a Cervical Ganglion: Cytological Findings.”
Student Argelia Almaguer Flores and teachers Velázquez Enríquez, Rogelio J. Scougall Vilchis, Rosalía Contreras Bulnes, Isaías de La Rosa Gómez and Laura Emma Rodríguez Vilchis won first place in the Basic Science category at the graduate level, with a work titled “Effects of Saliva in the Adherence of Streptococcus Mutans to Orthodontic Prescription Resins.”
Student Eva Ramón Gallegos and teachers Gabriela Rivera Castillón, Blanca Silvia González López and Josué Roberto Bermeo Escalona won third place in the Basic Science Poster Presentation category with a work titled “Available Means to Preserve the Viability of Periodontal Ligament Fibroblasts: In Vitro Study.”
Finally, Student María del Pilar Mondragón Bernal and teachers Scougall Vilchis, Contreras Bulnes, Velázquez Enríquez and Rodríguez Vilchis won third place with a work titled “Influence of Pediatric Syrups on Composite Resins’ De-bonding Resistance.”