Dr Dorette Kritzinger of the Department of Odontology, School of Dentistry recently won the Colgate Postgraduate research competition of the SA division of the IADR. (International Association for Dental Research). She presented part of her MSc (Odont) research: The effect of different polishing systems on the surface roughness of a nanocomposite and a microhybrid composite. She competed against postgraduate dental students from all four dental schools in South Africa.
This is the most prestigious research prize awarded by the SA Division of the IADR. The prize will give her the opportunity to attend and present her winning paper as the Global Congress of the IADR in Seoul, South Korea next year.
Her supervisors were Dr Paul Brandt (Right), Head of the Division of Dental Materials (Department of Odontology) and Prof FA de Wet, HOD of the same Department.