“It feels really great to be recognized for my hard work. This makes me want to strive even harder. Receiving this award makes me think that, once I start my career, I also want to give back to help students succeed.”
Ahmed Alkholeidi, DDS '16, who received a Gaylord Scholarship
Maryland Practice-Based Research Network in Dentistry
Developed by the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD), the Maryland Practice-based Research Network in Dentistry (MPResD) offers dentists, hygienists, and other oral health partners the opportunity to collaborate with dental faculty to address important patient care issues. By harnessing observations and clinical experiences drawn from real-world clinical practice, the research network will advance knowledge and improve the effectiveness of dental care.
Directed by Thomas Oates, DMD, PhD, chair of the UMSOD Department of Advanced Oral Sciences & Therapeutics, MPResD is committed to leading the drive to improve oral health in Maryland by:
Researching practitioner-driven questions or topics aimed at enhancing dental care
Facilitating the transfer of scientific advances into dental practices