Richard Law Award Winners Announced

In honour of the late Richard Law, the Global Child Dental Fund (UK) offered awards for the eighth consecutive year to dental students in India. Post-graduate dental students from all over India who took up the Advanced Dental Leadership Training competed for the award by submitting research proposals for funding.

More than thirty research proposals were assessed by Dr Sreenivasan V (Professor in Oral Medicine and Radiology) Dr Rahul Rao (Professor in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics), Dr Amar Katre (Professor in Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry) and Dr Ramchandra Kabir (Professor in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics). Dr Ashwin Jawdekar (Professor in Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry) was the Chairman of the Award Committee.

Winners receive prize money and a certificate.
First prize: Rs 25000, Second prize: Rs 15000 and Third prize Rs 10000.

The 2021 winners are:

First prize: Dr Radhika Gupta
Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi.

Compliance Assessment of COTPA Sections 4, 5, and 6among Higher Educational Institutions in Delhi: A Cross Sectional Study

Second prize: Dr Apurva P Deshpande
Institute of Dental Sciences, JNMC Campus, KLE V K Institute of Dental Sciences, Belagavi.

Comparison of salivary microbial and physicochemical parameters with gingival scores, plaque scores and oralhygiene status among 12-15 years old visually impaired and normal children before and after specialized oral health education in Belagavi, Karnataka – An interventional study.

Third prize: Dr Yashila Jamir
Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur.

A comparative evaluation of the antibacterial efficacy and cytotoxicity of Nano silver-graphene oxide suspension, 2.5% Sodium hypochlorite and 2% Chlorhexidine as root-canal irrigants against Enterococcus faecalis – An in vitro study.

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who took part!


 Richard Law 2021 Award winners
Dr Radhika Gupta (left), Dr Apurva Deshpande (top right, Dr Yashila Jamir (bottom right).