Josh Padovano, DMD/PhD candidate in Oral Sciences took second place in the American Dental Materials (ADM) annual international competition with his work on, “Dentin Mineralization Using DMP1-Derived Synthetic Peptides."
For his 2nd place win, Mr. Padovano’s earned the Paffenbarger Award, which includes a cash prize and free registration for the 2014 ADM meeting October 8-11, 2014 in Bologna, Italy. Mr. Padovano stated that he had “taken part in national competitions for dental research, but this was my first international competition. It was a fantastic opportunity to display my work to an international community and compete in an event such as this. I was very fortunate that the judging committee was excited about my work as I am.”
The Academy of Dental Materials was founded in 1941 as a consortium of dental professionals who were interested in the development and application of new materials to dental care. This year the ADM Annual Meeting was hosted October 9-12, 2013 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.