Leverett Award 2021 Results


First Place: Salma Elwazeer, BDS, MDS, MPH

Title: Towards Equitable Oral Health: A Cultural Competency and Interprofessional Education (IPE) Model

Institution: School of Dentistry, UT Health San Antonio

Nominator: Dr. Suman Challa


Second Place: Sweta Mathur, BDS, MPH, PhD

Title: Dentists’ Role in Preventing Human Papillomavirus Related Oropharyngeal Cancer

Institution: Case Western Reserve University

Nominator: Dr. Kristin Williams


Third Place: Raghad Obeidat, BDS, MPH

Title: Access to Healthcare and the Oral Health Needs of U.S. Children with Developmental Disorders

Institution: College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University

Nominator: Dr. Peggy Timothe

Honorable Mention

Dr. Eman Aljoghaiman

Title:Effect of Insurance, Dental Utilization, Periodontal Disease on Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease

Institution: Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University

Nominator: Dr. Mary Tavares


Dr. Arwa Gazzaz

Title: Socioeconomic Status, Social Support and Oral Health-Risk Behaviors in Canadian Adolescents

Institution: Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia

Nominator: Dr. Jolanta Aleksejūnienė