Dr. Darnell Kaigler from the University of Michigan, recipient of the Osseointegration Foundation’s 2018-2019 Basic Science Grant presented his findings during the Oral Scientific Research Session at AO’s 2019 Annual Meeting.
AO announces recipients of 2019-2020 Osseointegration Foundation Research Grants
Recipients of the 2019-2020 Osseointegration Foundation (OF) Research Grants were announced at the Academy of Osseointegration’s (AO) 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
First-place grants of up to $30,000 each will be awarded to research teams in the following categories. These grant recipients will present their results at the Academy’s 35th Annual Meeting, to be held March 18 – 21, 2020 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA. The recipients were:
1st Place Basic Science
Title: “Effect of Drilling Preparation on the Cortical Bone Around Implants Subjected to Immediate Mechanical Load”
Recipient: Jonas Becktor, DDS, PhD, Malmo University, Sweden
“On behalf of our research team from the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, I am very honored to receive the Basic Science Grant and we are very grateful for this grant support,” said Dr. Becktor. “The grant will allow us to further evaluate the effect of drilling protocols on osseointegration around implants subjected to load in the early healing phase which will help us to optimize the implant surgical procedure.”
1st Place Applied Science
Title: “Using Digital Implant Planning in Assessing Outcomes of Maxillary Sinus Augmentation Procedures: A Retrospective Study”
Recipient: Irina Dragan, DDS, MS, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
“As dental academic institutions we serve two key populations: patients and students. This research project is bridging interdisciplinary expertise to facilitate excellent patient care rendered by our students. In this way, the person-centered treatment offered is safer and the education experienced by our students is leveraging the latest technologies available,” explained Dr. Dragan. “We are grateful to for this recognition and we look forward to share the research findings at the next AO Annual Meeting.”
At AO’s 2019 Annual Meeting, the 2018-2019 OF Research Grant recipients presented their findings and are expected to submit manuscripts to the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants (JOMI) later this year. They were:
Darnell Kaigler, DDS, MS, from the University of Michigan, who presented his findings about “Customized Stem Cell Therapy for Alveolar Bone Regeneration and Implant Therapy” He was the 2018-2019 OF Basic Science Grant recipient.
Hanae Saito, DDS, MS, from the University of Maryland, recipient of the 2018-2019 Applied Science Grant, presented her research findings on “The Use of RNA-Seq in the Quantification of Gene Expression by Microbial Population in Adult Patients Diagnosed with Peri-implantitis Compared to Controls.”
A call for applications for the 2020-2021 OF Research Grants will be announced this fall. 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).