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Balint Orban Memorial Competition

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Basic Science

Fady Eid, DMD, MSEd
Boston University
Porphyromonas Gingivalis-LPS-Induced Chronic Inflammation Leads to Alzheimer-Like Cognitive Deficit and Pathological Change


Kantapon Rattanaprukskul, DDS
University of Pennsylvania
Cellular Senescence in Periodontitis: From Pathogenesis to Therapeutics


Sarang Saadat, DDS, DMD, MSD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Histone Acetylation in Periodontal Diseases


Yi-Chu Wu, DDS, MS
Columbia University
Role of Double Negative (TCR-α/β+CD4-CD8-) T Cells in Periodontitis


Clinical Science

Jonathan Misch, DDS
University of Michigan
Evaluation of the Combined Effect of Abutment Height and Restoration Emergence Angle on the Progression of Peri-Implant Bone Loss: A Retrospective Analysis


Julia Lacy, DMD, MS
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Effect of Epithelial Removal on Free Soft Tissue Autograft Healing


Kara Dunegan, DDS, MS
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Subgingival Scaling and Root Planing During Minimally Invasive Periodontal Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Split-Mouth Trial


Paula Cohen Schlemmer, DMD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
The Impact of Aging on Fibroblast Gene Expression in Post-Extraction Wound Healing: A Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Study


Beatriz de Brito Bezerra



The Balint Orban Memorial Competition provides a platform for clinical or basic research to be presented by current periodontal residents or students who completed their training no more than 18 months prior to the Annual Meeting. Abstracts can be viewed here starting in October.

Educational Objectives:

  • Gain knowledge of advancements in a variety of topics in basic periodontal science and clinical periodontics.
  • Consider a new concept or technique to use in practice or consider for future research.


Thank you to Specialty1 Partners for sponsoring year’s Balint Orban Memorial Competition.


November 9
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


American Academy of Periodontology