• October 12, 2016
UIC College of Dentistry Residents Take Top Prizes in National Prosthodontics Research Competition

Two members of the UIC College of Dentistry Advanced Prosthodontics Program - Craig Sikora and Virginia Hogsett won 1st and 2nd place in an ACP national  Prosthodontic Research Competition. Sponsored by the ACP Education Foundation, the John J. Sharry Research Competition is held to stimulate and acknowledge original research in prosthodontics.

The 2016 Sharry Research Competition was held during the Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists.  This highly competitive award requires eligible individuals to submit an abstract of their research.  The Sharry Research Award Committee then identifies up to 12 individuals for submission of a complete manuscript for consideration.  From these manuscripts, 6 finalists are identified to present as part of the final competition at the ACP Annual Session in the fall. 

As part of an incredibly impressive showing, the UIC Advanced Prosthodontic Program made up three of the six finalists for the 2016 award competition.  Two of the UIC Program graduates were recognized with 1st and 2nd place in the competition.

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From the left – Dr. Cortino Sukotjo, Dr. Kent Knoernschild, Dr. Fatemeh Afshari, Dr. Maria Alfaro, Dr. Craig Sikora, Dr. Virginia Hogsett, Dr. Alec Zurek, Dr. Just Yuan, Dr. Bin Yang, Dr. Stephen Campbell.  


1st Place John J Sharry Awardee

Dr. Craig Sikora (UIC Prostho 2016)

Wear and Corrosion at the Titanium-Zirconia Implant Abutment Interface


2nd Place John J Sharry Awardee

Dr. Virginia Hogsett (UIC Prostho 2016)

Outcomes of Implant-Fixed Complete Dental Prostheses


This comes on the heels of the 2014 Award when UIC Prosthodontic graduate, Dr. Aram Kim won 1st place, and the 2015 competition when UIC’s Dr. Amy Au finished 2nd in the John Sharry Research Award Competition.


Congratulations to Dr. Sikora and Dr. Hogsett, as well as all of the faculty mentors that were part of this effort, including: Dr. Cortino Sukotjo, Dr. Kent Knoernschild, Dr. Judy Yuan, Dr. Fatemeh Afshari, Dr. Mathew Mathew, Dr. Maria Alfrao, and Dr. Stephen Campbell.


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