Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research Application (SCADA)

Dentsply Sirona and the American Association for Dental, Oral & Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) have joined forces to co-sponsor the Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Application (SCADA), formerly known as the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association.

Award Prize

First Place: $1000, Second Place: $750, Third Place: $500

Key Dates

Applications Open:

Jul 11, 2022

Applications Closed:

Oct 19, 2022

  • Student must be pre-doctoral student at the time of the AADOCR Annual Meeting.
  • Student must be a current member of the AADOCR.


The SCADA program advances our collective commitment to empower the next generation of dental leaders. By showcasing students’ research, and recognizing their passion for discovery and innovation, we will fuel the future of dental care.

Every U.S. Dental School has been invited to select a student to participate in the 2022 SCADA event. The competition will take place at the AADOCR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

U.S. Dental Students: An invitation to participate in the program has been sent to each CODA accredited U.S. dental school. The school must confirm its participation by completing an electronic form, and agreeing to work with the student participant and ensure compliance with the programs rules and regulations. A Dentsply Sirona representative will contact the identified Faculty Advisor to finalize details and assist the student in fulfilling the requirements of the program.


First Place – $1000

Second Place – $750

Third Place – $500

Past Award Recipients

Clinical Research and Public Health Category

Clinical Research and Public Health Category – Third Place

Taylor Jackson

Self-reported Oral Health Conditions Of The Subjects Tested For COVID-19

Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN

taylor jackson
​​​​​​​Clinical Research and Public Health Category – Second Place

Noah Barnes

A Pilot: 3D-Printed Mask Fitter Improves Seal of KN95 Respirators

A.T. Still University, Kirksville, MO

noah barnes
Clinical Research and Public Health Category – First Place

Jack Harris

Females Demonstrate Worse Overall and Disease-Specific Survival in HPV-Negative Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA

jack harris
Basic and Translational Science Category – Third Place

Erin Britt

Utilizing Senolytic Agents to Target Senescent HNSCC Cells

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond

Erin Britt
Basic and Translational Science Category – Second Place

Emma Warren

Ceramic Dental Implants Produce More Metallic Scatter Than Titanium Implants

University of Connecticut, Farmington

Emma Warren
Basic and Translational Science Category – First Place

Sofia Park

Osteoclast Variability from Mandible and Femur derived Bone Marrow Cells 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Sofia Park


Beatrice Nguyen

Awards, Fellowships and Grants Coordinator

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