September 16, 2016

Ganesan wins Orban Competition

Sukirth Murthy Ganesan, BDS

Sukirth Ganesan BDS, who is pursuing a combined periodontal residency and PhD program at the College of Dentistry, won the Balint Orban Memorial Competition at the recent American Academy of Periodontology meeting in San Diego for his presentation, "Electronic cigarettes increase the virulence potential of the oral microbiome".

Named in honor of Dr. Balint Orban, a member of the Academy who was influential in developing the scientific foundations of contemporary periodontics, this competition is open to students currently enrolled in accredited periodontal programs in the United States and Canada or those who graduated less than 18 months ago. Eight finalists, selected on the basis of written abstracts, are invited to present oral presentations at each Annual Meeting.