Airlangga Dentistry Scientific Meeting (ADS Meeting) is an annual scientific competition which is held by the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga Indonesia.
|This year, the 7th Airlangga Dentistry Scientific Meeting 2020 was made more exciting with 3 different categories:
|International Research Competition
|National Literature Review Competition
|Public Poster Competition
This is also the first time that the competition was held online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
|Details of the 2020 Event
|Airlangga Dentistry Scientific Meeting (ADS Meeting) International Research Competition
|21 November 2020
|Zoom Online Platform
|Winner of International Research Competition:
|1st Prize – Esther Kok Sook Kuan (Final year IMU dental student)
|Title of the Research Presented:
|An In Vivo Rabbit Model for Evaluation of Antimicrobial and Self-Crosslinking Potential of Experimentally Developed Dentin Adhesives
The International Research Competition aimed to increase research interest for all international undergraduate students (including Co-ass students) from Health Major Students such as Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Midwifery, Nursing, Public health, etc. The theme of this year was ‘Cellular and Molecular Approaches in Dental Science’. Out of the 13 teams, IMU’s undergraduate dentistry student Esther Kok Sook Kuan, was selected as one of the 5 teams to compete for the Grand Final Round which was eventually won by Esther and IMU.
|Each finalist was given 34 minutes of presentation time
|Question and answer session
Esther was involved in an in-depth characterisation and analysis of the results and manuscript writing, in a daunting experience inside a project in collaboration with University of Health Sciences Lahore, Kuwait University of Health Sciences and IMU.
She mentioned that, at the competition, it was an eye-opening experience to learn about the latest dental science discoveries through other’s research projects. This is what Esther had to say “I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to the School of Dentistry and IMU for giving me support to step further into other platforms to present my research project. To me, it was indeed a great learning curve to be involved in research projects for my undergraduate studies. Besides, I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation towards my supervisor, Dr Umer Daood, for his endless guidance, support and motivation throughout the research. The fruitful time and discussions we had together was definitely an unforgettable experience. I learnt invaluable knowledge in the analysis of the results, such as Raman analysis, Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and Scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Besides, I was also actively involved in the manuscript writing, where I learnt to think critically while reading other research studies.”