Scientific Day

Wednesday - April 17, 2019

Each year the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry holds an annual Scientific Day where dental students, dental hygiene students, and residents present findings from their research projects or describe new and innovative clinical techniques. Area dentists, hygienists, faculty and staff attend this event, so it is a great opportunity to network and meet new colleagues. This year's event will be held at The Sheraton Midwest City at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City, Oklahoma on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

Students are required to attend this event. Students who fail to attend Scientific Day will be required to attend a similar number of hours of continuing education and complete a written review of the scientific literature on an assigned topic.

At the awards luncheon, a number of awards are given for presentations in various categories, including the ADA/Dentsply Sirona Student Clinician Research Program to the highest-ranked dental student poster and the ADHA Award by Johnson & Johnson to the highest-ranked dental hygiene student poster. The latter two awards sponsor an expense-free trip for the winners to present their project at the annual meetings of the American Association for Dental Research and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, respectively. In addition, all students are eligible for a number of great door prizes at the awards luncheon.

Detailed information about abstract submission, poster preparation, and the Ishmael Essay Contest can be found by clicking on the links below.




Scientific Day Abstract

General abstract information and instructions for abstract submission:

  1. Download the abstract template here.
  2. Open the document using Microsoft Word or a compatible word processor.
  3. Enter the abstract title, which is limited to 70 characters (including spaces). You can use the "Word Count" feature on your word processor to facilitate counting.
  4. Enter the presenters' names in the appropriate locations on the abstract template. If there is only one presenter, please leave the second presenter's information blank. This also applies to the second or third advisors. Save the document as "LastName abstract.doc", where LastName is your last name.
  5. View an example of a submitted abstract.
  6. The body of the abstract should be limited to 2,000 characters (including spaces). You can use the "Word Count" feature on your word processor to facilitate counting. Please make the abstract as informative as possible.
  7. When you have completed your abstract, submit it to your mentor for revision and approval.
  8. The approved abstract must be e-mailed by your faculty mentor to Luellen Chenoweth by 4 pm on March 1, 2019. This must be done as assurance that your abstract has been reviewed and approved by your faculty mentor.
  9. The abstract will appear in the Scientific Day Abstract Book exactly as it is submitted.


Poster Preparation

These are things that presenters should do as they set-up and present their research:

  1. Presentations can only be made in poster format.
  2. Download the poster template from here.
  3. Guidelines for the preparation of posters can be found here. 
  4. Display boards have inside dimensions of 44"(height) by 66"(width). Please ensure that your poster fits within these dimensions.
  5. Do not use Velcro to mount your poster; push pins will be provided for you.
  6. Oral presentations should last up to 5 minutes.
  7. Each poster can be presented by one or two presenters. One presenter must remain in front of the poster during the time allocated for presentation.
  8. Substitution of presenters or significant changes in the title of the presentation from that submitted in the abstract will not be permitted.
  9. Advertising material or commercial promotional material for a product or service is strictly prohibited. Drugs and products mentioned in the presentation should be identified by chemical formulae or by generic name. Product names may be used for identification and clarification purposes only. Should the use of product names only be advantageous to the viewers understanding of the presentation, the rationale should be submitted in advance.


Poster Printing Sign-Up

Faculty mentors are requested to reserve a time slot to print Scientific Day posters, as follows:

  1. Time slots are available on a "first come - first served" basis.
  2. We will start printing your poster at the selected time.
  3. The faculty mentor should e-mail the approved PowerPoint to George Baker one hour before the selected time. This must be done as assurance that the poster has been reviewed and approved by the faculty mentor.
  4. The student and mentor DO NOT need to be present during printing.
  5. It takes 2 hours to print and dry the poster.
  6. The poster can be picked up in DCS 363.
  7. The student should carefully inspect his/her poster before they leave the room.
  8. Students are responsible for bringing their poster to Scientific Day.
  9. If you need to change a reservation, contact Jason Jones or Jeremy Bueckers.
  10. The faculty mentor will be responsible for printing the poster elsewhere if poster printing is not scheduled. Costs to print the poster off-campus are estimated locally at $150-200 per poster.
  11. The selection of poster printing times will close at 4 pm on March 1, 2019.

               Poster Printing Sign-up Link