Academy of Osseointegration announces call for applications for research grants

September 2, 2015

The Academy of Osseointegration (AO) announced it is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Osseointegration Foundation Research Grants.

Dental professionals working on dental implant research are eligible to receive the 2016-2017 Osseointegration Foundation Research Grants.

Dental professionals pursuing groundbreaking dental implant research may be eligible for as much as $30,000 in research grants.

 

The Academy of Osseointegration (AO) announced it is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Osseointegration Foundation Research Grants.

 

Applications that address areas of research to enhance the public acceptance of implants are encouraged. The submission deadline is Nov. 30, and applications can be downloaded at the AO web site: www.osseo.org.

 

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“These grants are a tangible way to support researchers who share the academy’s commitment to being on the leading edge of evidence-based dentistry,” said Osseointegration Foundation President Mollie Winston, DDS.

 

First-place grants of up to $30,000 each will be awarded to research teams in the categories of Basic Science, which is research to advance implant knowledge that does not include human subjects, and Applied Science, which is research to advance clinical implant dentistry that does include human subject(s). Additional awards of up to $15,000 each will be given to the second-place recipients in the same categories.

 

To qualify, research grant proposals must be submitted by an AO member, faculty member or student who conducts research in any academic dental institution; at least one person on the research team must be an AO member. First-place grant recipients are required to present their results at the 2017 AO Annual Meeting, as well as to submit a research manuscript to The International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants no later than December 31, 2017.

 

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2015-2016 award recipients

The 2015-2016 AO/Osseointegration Foundation research grant recipients are listed below. First-place recipients will present their findings at AO’s 31st Annual Meeting to be held February 17-20, 2016, in San Diego.

 

Basic Science

  •     First Place, $30,000: “MicroRNA Expression and their Role during Osteoblast Differentiation on Nanoscale Titanium Surfaces,” by Gustavo Mendonca, DDS, MS, PhD, University of Michigan

    Second Place, $15,000: “Mimic the Natural Bone Regeneration by using Three-dimensional Co-culture of Adipose-derived Macro Spheroids with Monocytes” by
Hidemi Nakata, DDS, PhD, Tokyo Medical And Dental University

   

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Applied Science

 

    First Place, $30,000: “Adhesion, Proliferation, and Osteogenic Differentiation Potential of Gingival Mesenchymal Stem Cells over Failed Implants” by Julio Carrion, DMD, PhD, Stony Brook University

    Second Place, $15,000: “3D Printing cell-sheet Technology: Development of Patient-specific in Vitro Assessment Tools for Evaluation of Implant Surface” by Hyumin Choi, BDS, Yonsei University

 

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