Align Technology Awards Research Funding to Universities


12 universities around the world have been recognized by Align for vital research on orthodontics and dentistry.

Align Technology Awards Research Funding to Universities. Image credit: © Align Technology

Align Technology Awards Research Funding to Universities. Image credit: © Align Technology

Align has announced that it will be awarding research funds to 12 universities worldwide, as part of its 14th Annual Research Award Program. A variety of research topics are covered by the recipients’ studies, including the oral microbiome during different orthodontic treatment, mixed dentition treatment, and other topics.

Align’s executive vice president, chief clinical officer, global treatment planning and clinical service Dr Mitra Derakhshan expressed excitement in a press release from the company.

“Align is delighted to announce the awards for research that leads to insights and evidence that advance the applicability of treatment for patients of all ages. We are pleased to support university research around the world in the orthodontic and dental fields,” Dr Derakshan said in the press release. “We are excited to learn about the findings from all of the awarded research and any future publications.”

Recognized recipients are:

  • University of Washington led by Dr Sanghee Lee
  • University of Florida led by Dr Sarah Hisham Abu Arqub
  • University of California San Francisco led by Dr Christine Hong
  • University of Kentucky led by Dr Mohamed Bazina
  • UniCamillus International Medical University led by Dr Chiara Pavoni
  • University of Insubria led by Dr Luca Levrini
  • UniCamillus International Medical University led by Dr Roberta Lione
  • University of L’Aquilla led by Dr Silvia Caruso
  • Sichuan University led by Dr Hu Long
  • Institute of Dental Studies and Technologies led by Dr Vikas Thakur
  • Chulalongkorn University led by Dr Sirichom Satrawaha
  • Ragas Dental College and Hospital led by Dr N.R. Krishnaswamy

“This year the number of applications to the program is one of the largest since its initiation 14 years ago,” Align vice president, technical fellow, John Morton said in the press release. “The publications and lecture resulting from these research endeavors advance the science of dentistry and aim to improve the dental care of the global community. We are proud to provide this opportunity to these excellent university researchers throughout the world.”

To learn more about Align or the Annual Research Program, visit the website here.

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