March 2, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 9



Newly Granted


Dental students represent UTHSC at national competition

Several Health Science Center Dental School students will be in Chicago next week to compete as finalists in the national Caulk/Dentsply competition and the Hatton Award competition sponsored by the American Association for Dental Research (AADR).

Adam Martin, DS-II, and Vincent To, DS-II, will compete in the Basic Science category, while Justin A. Dacy, DS-II, and Danna Dippel Radcliff, DS-II, will compete in the Clinical Science category of the Caulk/Dentsply competition. Out of 67 submissions, these four students were among only 14 selected to compete in the two categories. UTHSC students represent 28.5 percent of the finalists in the two groups.

The three categories in the Hatton Award competition are junior, for undergraduate and professional students; senior, for master's and doctorate or specialty training students; and post-doctoral, for students who perform research within three years of earning a doctorate degree.

Three UTHSC dental students, Ryan Green, DS-I, Cara Knight, DS-I, and Blair Barnett, DS-II, were selected among 12 finalists to compete in the junior category. UTHSC students represent 25 percent of the finalists in this category.

Two winners in this category will receive cash prizes and commemorative plaques. The first-place prize is $1,000 and second place is $500. These students will represent the American division at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Hatton Award competition held in June in Chiba, Japan.

For more information about these competitions or the AADR/IADR organization, go to