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Academy of Laser Dentistry now accepting applications for 2018 research grants

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The grants are awarded to help promote basic and applied clinical research for the use of lasers in dentistry.

The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), the only independent and unbiased non-profit association dedicated to improving patient care with the proper use of laser technology, is now accepting applications for the Dr. Eugene M. Seidner Research Grants Program. 

Named in the memory of Dr. Seidner, a laser dentistry pioneer who also served as ALD president 1996-1997, recipients will be honored during the ALD’s 25th Anniversary Conference & Exhibition, April 26-28th at the Caribe Royale Orlando, Florida.

According to ALD Executive Director Gail Siminovsky, CAE, “We established the scholarship in Dr. Seidner’s honor in 2004. In 2012, we reached our $100,000 fundraising goal, and now in 2018 ALD is excited to introduce research grants to the Seidner opportunities. The grant is intended to strengthen the Academy of Laser Dentistry’s mission of fostering a positive impact on dental laser education and research.”

The Dr. Eugene M. Seidner Research Grant was founded to promote the advancement of dental laser technology education and clinical research. Up to three grant awards totaling up to $20,000.00 may be awarded annually to individuals to promote basic and applied clinical research for the use of lasers in dentistry.

To be considered, the project must broadly assess the role of lasers of dentistry, irrespective of whether the technology is used for surgical, diagnostic, antimicrobial, photo biomodulation, photodynamic therapy, imaging or biomaterials applications. Research proposals on competing designs or devices are not encouraged.

Primary applicants or at least one team member must be member(s) of the Academy of Laser Dentistry for the past 3 years prior to application. Full details and applications may be downloaded or received by contacting the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Completed applications must be received by ALD by the end March 1, 2018 for consideration for the 2018 annual conference. Click here for complete details and to download an application.

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