Jason Sotto, a UF College of Dentistry graduate of the D.M.D. and Pediatric Dentistry residence programs, received an award from the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), for the article in the Journal of Dental Education, “First-year students perceptions about dental behavior guidance techniques; the effect of education,” published in 2008.
The manuscript earned the 2008 first prize award in the “educational methodologies” category and includes a plaque and $250 that will be presented during ADEA’s annual meeting in March in Phoenix, Az. The award is given as an effort to encourage junior faculty members and students.
The article reports the results of a research study that evaluated the educational effect on students of the first year dental course DEN5210: Developmental biology and psychological issues over the lifespan, Part I, which includes pediatric dental behavior guidance. The study was designed by Enrique Bimstein, C.D., who is the DEN5210-I course director; Jason Sotto, D. M. D.; Joseph Riley, III, Ph.D.; and Amir Azari, a pre-dental student at the time, who is now a member of the UFCD Class of 2012. This research was Sotto’s project within his Pediatric Dentistry residence program.