Abstract review and scoring will be done by the Research Day Judging Commitee 3 weeks prior to Research Day.  The top abstracts in each category will be invited to give an oral presentation to the judging committee prior to Research Day.  Outcomes will be revealed at the poster session and awards presented at the awards reception.  




Posters will be judged on the following criteria:

Subject Matter Presentation Professionalism
  • Data are scientifically sound and statistically significant
  • Creative, innovative approach
  • Research is timely and important
  • Student knows why research is important
  • Hypothesis clearly stated
  • Background knowledge provided
  • Methods clearly outlined
  • Results presented succinctly
  • Summary or conclusions clear and succinct
  • Oral presentation shows understanding of data
  • Poster is well organized
  • Professional demeanor and appearance


Financial Awards for Research Day will be split in the case of a tie or multiple presenters. 

aadr student research day award


  • a student at Dentistry in a degree seeking program (undergrad, DDS, Hygiene, MS/Certificate or PhD
  • Submitted an abstract for AADR Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California, March 16-19, 2016.

Award Includes:

  • AADR Registration Fee
  • $500 awarded for travel to AADR 

DDS, Dental Hygiene and MS/Certificate Students

NEW SCADA AWARD (AADR and Dentsply Combined Award)  
Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Applications

Eligible to D1, D2 and D3 students.  Top presentation will be awarded the SCADA Award that includes the opportunity to compete in the Dentsply Sirona and AADR co-sponsored student competition SCADA.  Award will include travel accomadations to AADR provided through the SCADA competition plus $125.00 spending allowance from Research Day. 

Category I
Clinical Research/Public Health

1st prize: $100
2nd prize: $75
3rd prize: $50

Category II
Basic Science Research

1st prize: $100
2nd prize: $75
3rd prize: $50

Hygiene Award
(Split between presenters)

1st prize: $200
2nd prize: $150
3rd prize: $100

Graduate / postdoctoral / staff

(Either Category I or Category II)

1st prize: $100
2nd prize: $75
3rd prize: $50

Poster Set-Up

All posters must be turned in to the Office of Research by 5pm on Feb. 19th.  Poster tubes must be properly labeled. (Last name, First Name)
You will be given a poster number.
Any poster not turned by the due date will be required to set it up the morning of Research Day

Poster Presentation timing info:

Check-in at the Welcome Desk starting at 2:00pm
Presentation of Research is from 2:15 - 4:15PM.  Do not leave your poster during this time.
At 4:15 - take down your poster and keep it with you.  Do not leave your poster at Research Day (Your tube will be at the base of your poster).  
The Reception and Awards Ceremony will start at 4:30PM