Dr. Obaisi named the ADA’s first Stanford Award recipient
Posted on 1/14/2014
Dr. Obaisi

The American Dental Association’s (ADA) council on scientific affairs named UIC’s Dr. Noor Obaisi as its first John Stanford New Investigator Award recipient. Her winning research project, "Determination of the Transformation Temperature Ranges of Orthdontic Nickel-Titanium Archwires," set out to determine the transformation temperature range of thermoelastic nickel titanium archwires using two testing methods—Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Bend and Free Recovery.

She will receive airfare and accommodation to present her winning research at the March ADA Standards Committee on Dental Products annual meeting in Charlotte, N.C.

"I'm happy that my project was recognized, and I hope that the project draws attention to the need for standardization in testing, not just for orthodontic wires, but for all dental products" Dr. Obaisi said.

The John W. Stanford New Investigator Award honors the legacy of Dr. Stanford, who is credited with establishing the ADA's current standards program.

Visit the ADA website to learn more about Dr. Obaisi and the Stanford Award.