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2017
Wednesday, May 31st
8:00 AM

19th Annual Pacific Research Day Abstracts

University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco campus

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

9:00 AM

Anti-caries therapy: why is combating the bacteria important?

Ling Zhan, University of California, San Francisco

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

A modified “wound healing” model – human dental pulp stem cells cultured in a hypoxic environment

Schuyler Tang, University of the Pacific
Isabel Kwon, University of the Pacific
Marie Tolarova, University of the Pacific
Miroslav Tolar, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

A new landmark and modification of the standard inferior alveolar nerve block injection

Robin Lambert, University of the Pacific
Riddhima Suri, University of the Pacific
Rachael Prokes, University of the Pacific
Gary D. Richards, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

ADEA academic dental careers fellowship program experience

Sneha Mirchandani, University of the Pacific
Shika Gupta, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

ATP and adenosine receptors modulate IL-1β secretion during Porphyromonas gingivalis infection

Cassio Luiz Coutinho Almeida-da-Silva, University of the Pacific
Erivan Schnaider Ramos-Junior, University of the Pacific
Ana Carolina Morandini, University of the Pacific
Brandon Triell Huynh, University of the Pacific
Angela Hwang, University of the Pacific
Ozge Carkan, University of the Pacific
Shijun Li, University of the Pacific
Ryan Park, University of the Pacific
David M. Ojcius, University of the Pacific
Robson Coutinho-Silva, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Changes in hyoid bone position from 6 to 16 years: A longitudinal study

Manraj Dhaliwal, University of the Pacific
Umneet Kaur Banvait, University of the Pacific
Divya Vadlamudi, University of the Pacific
Jashandeep Kaur, University of the Pacific
Kaiyuan Xu, University of the Pacific
Mai Nguyen, University of the Pacific
HeeSee Oh, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Characterization of human cytokine biomarkers in the gingival crevicular fluid

Shatha S. Zahran, University of the Pacific
Ove A. Peters, University of the Pacific
Ryan Yu, University of the Pacific
Takahiro Chino, University of the Pacific
Asma A. Khan, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Johnah C. Galicia, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Children are not adults - pediatric obstructive sleep apnea and dentistry

Arezoo Heshmati, University of the Pacific
Grishma Patel, University of the Pacific
Divakar Prakash, University of the Pacific
Abby Gail Shalaby, University of the Pacific
Parvati Iyer, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Dental erosion and tooth wear

Bhavik Makwana, University of the Pacific
Nidhi Vyas, University of the Pacific
Shika Gupta, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Diametral tensile strength and cost-effectiveness of commercially available fiber posts

Alex Chaney, University of the Pacific
Karen A. Schulze, University of the Pacific
Patrick Roetzer, University of the Pacific
Gina Chann, University of the Pacific
Hanadi Alenezi, University of the Pacific
Mouchumi Bhattacharyya, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Effects of lipoteichoic acid and lipopolysaccharide on SHED

Benjamin D. Zeitlin, University of the Pacific
Ryan Yu, University of the Pacific
Takahiro Chino, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fatigue resistance of contemporary rotary instruments is markedly impacted by ambient temperature

Samer Hejlawy, University of the Pacific
Ana Arias, Complutense University
Ove A. Peters, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Geometeric morphometric assessment of mandibular shape in 6.0-8.0 Year Olds

Tiffany Tran, University of the Pacific
HeeSoo Oh, University of the Pacific
Gary D. Richards, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Lithium disilicate as a dental restorative material

Martinez Lester, University of the Pacific
Mithwani Salman, University of the Pacific
Nixon Gianina, University of the Pacific
Patel Divian, University of the Pacific
Chetna Baveja, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Longitudinal cephalometric study of Naso- and Oropharynx growth from 3 to 18 years

Bindi Patel, University of the Pacific
Yasamin Tarassoli, University of the Pacific
Mohammad Feizizad, University of the Pacific
Priya Patil, University of the Pacific
Kunal Sood, University of the Pacific
HeeSoo Oh, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Microflora of dental unit waterlines

Shirleen Castro, University of the Pacific
Grace Chung, University of the Pacific
Heather Leo, University of the Pacific
Chris Nguyen, University of the Pacific
Natalie Okuhara, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Nanovesicles in dental diagnostics and therapy

Aeen Aflaatuni, University of the Pacific
Rohan Toor, University of the Pacific
Benjamin D. Zeitlin, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

NLRX1 modulates differentially NLRP3 inflammasome activation and NF-kappaB signaling during Fusobacterium nucleatum infection

Shu-Chen Hung, University of the Pacific
Cassio Luiz Coutinho Almeida-da-Silva, University of the Pacific
Ryan Park, University of the Pacific
Angela Hwang, University of the Pacific
Brandon Triell Huynh, University of the Pacific
Ozge Carkan, University of the Pacific
Shijun Li, University of the Pacific
David M. Ojcius, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Pathological and non-pathological alterations in cranial shape: do they relate to impaired cognitive function?

Rani Hadla, University of the Pacific
Abby Gail Shalaby, University of the Pacific
Gary D. Richards, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Preparation, design and fabrication of fixed dental prosthesis utilizing digital impressions

Sapana Shrestha, University of the Pacific
Shree Shrestha, University of the Pacific
Sukhwinder Dhall, University of the Pacific
Anirudha Agnihotry, University of the Pacific
Bina Surti, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Roles of endoplasmic reticulum stress in etiology of common diseases

Pavithra Saikumar, University of the Pacific
Paul Kim, University of the Pacific
Miroslav Tolar, University of the Pacific
Marie Tolarova, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Student led instruction on select aspects of dentistry

Kevin Kai, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Susceptibility genes in the etiology of nonsyndromic cleft lip and palate anomalies

Serin Lee, University of the Pacific
Shubdeep Dhillon, University of the Pacific
Julian Shen, University of the Pacific
Ashley Kim, University of the Pacific
Mirek Tola, University of the Pacific
Marie M. Tolarova, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Systematic review of marijuana and effects on dentistry

Jason Lim, University of the Pacific
Nader Mehra, University of the Pacific
Thay Lay, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Targeting the EGF receptors on oral cancer cells with EGF

Jennifer Cheung, University of the Pacific
Takahiro Chino, University of the Pacific
Krystyna Knopka, University of the Pacific
Nejat Düzgüneş, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The biology, prevention, diagnosis and conservative treatment of dental caries: A review of newer advances in the field

Aparna Manikkath, University of the Pacific
Udeeksha Sankaran, University of the Pacific
Lakshmi Vishwanat, University of the Pacific
Chandana Vundavalli, University of the Pacific
Gitta Radjaeipour, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing system to inactivate HIV: Non-specific effects

Demi Pham, University of the Pacific
Dong Song, University of the Pacific
Jennifer Cheung, University of the Pacific
Nejat Düzgüneş, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The expression of the BDNF family of neurotrophic factors in dental pulp stem cells within adult teeth

Patrick Suezaki, University of the Pacific
Der Thor, University of the Pacific
Nan (Tori) Xiao, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The role of adenosine receptors in the osteoblast differentiation – preliminary results

Soroush Ghaffarpour, University of the Pacific
Michael Pedram, University of the Pacific
Erivan Schnaider Ramos-Junior, University of the Pacific
David M. Ojcius, University of the Pacific
Ana Carolina Morandini, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The role of IL-1β in ectonucleotidases and adenosine receptors expression by human gingival fibroblasts – preliminary results

Michael Pedram, University of the Pacific
Soroush Ghaffarpour, University of the Pacific
Erivan Schnaider Ramos-Junior, University of the Pacific
Miroslav Tolar, University of the Pacific
Ana Carolina Morandini, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The role of neurotrophic factors in dental pulp stem cells

Kamille Mercado, University of the Pacific
Nan (Tori) Xiao, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

VoiceThread promotes student centered learning by improving student discussion

Ruidan Ma, University of the Pacific
Jessie Yu, University of the Pacific
Meixun Zheng, University of the Pacific
Nan (Tori) Xiao, University of the Pacific
Der Thor, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Zirconia as a restorative material

Alia Baydoun, University of the Pacific
Avni Bhula, University of the Pacific
Rhutvi Virani, University of the Pacific
Sarwat Zaffer, University of the Pacific
Richard Garcia, University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, Dugoni Dental School, San Francisco, CA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM