DePetro rceives fellowship

ANN ARBOR – Antoinette M. DePetro, a dental hygiene student from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, was recently awarded Student Research Fellowships during the annual session of the American Dental Education Association in San Antonio.

DePetro and her research group, all senior students, are the first of a group of five dental hygiene and dental students nationwide to receive the ADEA/TheraBreath Student Research Fellowships.

Her group will be investigating whether a clinician’s bad breath influences a patient’s perception of oral health care professionals and how that may affect the patient’s behavior and desire to receive clinical treatment.

In addition, DePetro has maintained at least a 3.5 grade-point average throughout the course of her studies.

The daughter of Melani and Thomas DePetro of Marquette, she is a 2009 graduate of Marquette Senior High School.