School of Dental Medicine Student and Faculty Research

School of Dental Medicine Student and Faculty Research

Research and scholarly activity are an integral part of LECOM’s mission. Research activities at LECOM SDM have served as a bridge between the faculty and students. LECOM SDM faculty and students engage in significant number of research projects.  The SDM is proud of the number of projects aimed at improving dental education and patient care. These activities are reflected in the mission and specific goals that define the School.

LECOM SDM has successfully published the following articles in 2019:


Zaveri, N., Coty, M., McCarver, V. et al. Changes to an Active Learning Curriculum in Osteopathic Medical Education: Effects on Exam Outcomes and Board Scores.Med.Sci.Educ. 29, 215–222 (2019).

Yoon TYH, Dinh TN, Kong HJ. The Use of Computer-Guided Surgery to Avoid Severe Buccal Defect and Lingual Concavity in Mandibular Implant Placement. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2019 Apr;40(4):e1-e5.

Lamichhane P, Deshmukh R, Brown JA, Jakubski S, Parajuli P, Nolan T, Raja D, Badawy M, Yoon T, Zmiyiwsky M, Lamichhane N. Novel Delivery Systems for Checkpoint Inhibitors. Medicines (Basel). 2019 Jul 11;6(3). pii: E74. doi: 10.3390/medicines6030074. Review.

Yoon TY, Ahmadi AG, Saed NA, Estrin NE, Millner DE, Dinh TN. Prevalence and anatomical characteristics of the accessory mental foramen: a study using cone beam computed tomography.
Gen Dent. 2019 Sep-Oct;67(5):62-67.

Roulet J-F, Hussein H, Abdulhameed N, Shen C. In vitro wear of ten universal composites.
Stoma Edu J. 2019;6(2):89-97.

Abstract Presentations:

Ahmadian K, Safarzadeh E, Youngblood D, Yoon T, Brown JA. Periodontitis and Inflammation: Analysis of Cytokines. Hinman Annual Research Symposium. Nashville, TN. November 2019.

Extramural Grants (Funded):

Hiossen Dental Implant Company (PI: Yoon) Evaluation of a Nano-hydroxyapatite Surface for Dental Implant Osseointegration. Award amount: $60,000 Award date: February 2019.