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Osseointegration Foundation bestows research grants

Arlington Heights, Ill., March 13, 2021 – As part of its mission to foster the highest ideals of research, the Osseointegration Foundation (OF) is providing important financial support to four dental professionals pursuing groundbreaking dental implant research.

Recipients of these grants, up to $30,000 each in the categories of Basic Science and Applied Science, are presenting their findings as part of the AO Research Award session in the On‐Demand section of Academy’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting. They are also anticipated to submit manuscripts to the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants (JOMI).

Like several other awards, the Academy is recognizing individuals from both last year and this year due to the cancellation of its 2020 Annual Meeting. The recipients, who will be honored tomorrow at the Academy’s annual business meeting are:

Basic Science Research Grant: 2020

Michele Stocchero, DDS, PhD, private practitioner and adjunct researcher at Malmo University, will present his findings on “Effect of Drilling Preparation on the Cortical Bone Around Implants Subjected to Immediate Mechanical Load.”

Basic Science Research Grant: 2021

Sahar Ansari, MSc, PhD, recipient of the 2021 Basic Science Grant, will share her research findings on “A Novel Growth Factor‐free Adhesive Hydrogel Delivery System for Enhanced Bone Tissue Engineering Applications.”

Applied Science Research Grant: 2020

Irina Dragan, DDS, MS, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, recipient of the 2019‐2020 Applied Science Research Grant, will reveal details of her research on “Using Digital Implant Planning in Assessing Outcomes of Maxillary Sinus Augmentation Procedures: A Retrospective Study.”

Applied Science Research Grant: 2021

Elena Calciolari, DDS, MS(Perio), PhD, Senior Clinical Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and at University of Parma, is scheduled to discuss her research, “The Effect of Osteoporosis on Osseointegration and Bone Regeneration.”

About Academy of Osseointegration

With approximately 4,000 members in more than 70 countries, AO is recognized as the premier international association for scientists and professionals interested in osseointegration and implant dentistry. AO serves as a nexus where specialists, generalists and scientists can come together to evaluate emerging research, technology, and techniques; share best practices; and define optimal patient care using timely science and evidence‐based methods. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @AcademyOsseo; @AcademyofOsseointegration on Linkedin; and subscribe to us on YouTube.

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