UIC Dentistry Faculty Participates in 8th Mediterranean Dental Forum
The UIC's Faculty of Dentistry participated in the 8th edition of the Mediterranean Dental Forum, which took place from Thursday to Saturday, 11-13 April 2013, at a venue within the Fira de Barcelona trade-fair complex. During the event, 115 posters and 59 papers were presented. Students of the faculty presented 103 of the posters and 47 of the papers.
The Mediterranean Dental Forum is a biannual meeting of professionals from the dental industry where the latest developments in innovation and research in the dental field are presented. The UIC’s Faculty of Dentistry had an information stand at the event, which was attended by Dr Lluís Giner, the dean of the faculty, Joan Vidal, the director of both the faculty and the University Dental Clinic (CUO), and several other lecturers from a range of different departments.
During the forum, 115 posters and 59 papers were presented, with 103 posters and 47 papers coming from UIC students, who accounted for 90% and 80% of total participation in these activities. The first-prize winners in every category – clinical cases, research, reviews and posters – were also all undergraduate or postgraduate students from the university’s Faculty of Dentistry.
First prize in the category for clinical cases went to Irene Tarazón, a Master’s student from the Restorative Aesthetic Dentistry programme, while second prize was won by Meritxell Losada, a Master’s student from the Periodontics programme. For research, Rosario Puglisi from the Master’s programme in Periodontics won first prize, with Jordi Caballé from the Master’s programme in Oral Implantology winning the second. The winners in the reviews category were Cecilia Barragán from the Master’s programme in Periodontics (first prize) and Carlos Daniel Inácio from the Master’s programme in Endodontics (second prize). Finally, first prize in the posters category was won by Carme Riera and Patricia Serramía, fourth-year undergraduates from the Dentistry programme, while second prize went to Paola de Aldecoa, a Master’s student from the Endodontics programme.