The judging procedures for Research Day will be a two stage process.

  • First Stage of judging will be a blind review on the submitted abstract only in the categories of Clinical Research/Public Health and Basic and Translational Science Research
  • Second Stage of judging will be oral presentations from the top abstract scores in the same categories.  

Presenters will be notified February 1-2 if their abstract was selected and will receive detailed information regarding format, timing and dates. (Tentative datesTBD). Outcomes will be revealed at the poster session and awards presented at the awards reception.  

To preserve the high energy for Research Day, all students, faculty and staff who submit an abstract are still required to present their poster at Research Day on February 20, 2019 from 2-4pm at the Michigan Leauge. 

Abstracts and Oral Presentations will be judged on the following criteria:

Subject Matter Oral 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
  • Presentation 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 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 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 21-24, 2017

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

Special Hygiene Award
(Split between presenters)

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

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. 18th.  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 2:10 - 4:00PM.  Do not leave your poster during this time.
At 4:00 - 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