AAIDF Grant Recipients

Grants funded in 2023

Dr. Joe Decker, Regents of the University of Michigan
Immunomodulatory nanoparticles for treatment of peri-implantitis

Dr. Karina Carneiro, University of Toronto
Be Investigating DNA hydrogels for improving osseointegration

Wenwen Liu, Regents of the University of Michigan
Study on the bone regeneration regulated by the surface potential of bionic Poly(vinylidene fluoridetrifluoroethylene) membrane

Dr. Maddalena Manfredi, University of Parma, Centro Universitario di Odontoiatria
Reduced impact in the use of antibiotics for dental implant insertion: evaluation of antimicrobial peptide activity at the biomaterial/cell interface – a preliminary study

David Steflik Memorial Student Research Grants

Dr. Ankita Chhabrani, Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara University
To compare the effectiveness of 1% Sodium Alendronate gel V/s Cissus Quadrangularis capsules on stability and crestal bone loss of dental implants: A Randomized Control Trial

Dr. Su Jung Kim, Trustees of Indiana University
Analysis of senescent markers in healthy and periodontally diseased gingival tissues

Dr. Fatemeh SamavatiJame, Regents of the University of Michigan
Peri-implant probing assessment: a multicenter, randomized controlled trial

Dr. Chaochieh Yang and Matthew Thompson (PI), Trustees of Indiana University
The effect of the number of teeth supporting a surgical guide with a distal unbounded edentulous site on the accuracy of Guided Implant Surgery

Grants funded in 2022

Dr. Benedetta Ghezzi, Centro Universitario di Odontoiatria
Longitudinal Study With In Vivo Micro-CT on the Efficacy of a 3D-printed Biomaterial for Bone Regeneration

Dr. Chen Chen, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California
Esthetic Perception of Implant Supported Zirconia Restorations of Different Designs Among Dentists and Laypersons

Daniel Fernandes, Griffith University School of Dentistry
Bioinspired Titanium Surfaces for Applications as Dental Implants With Improved Soft-tissue Integration

Geethu Venugopalan, A. B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Deralakatte
Fabrication and Evaluation of a Novel Bi-Layered Tissue-Engineered Scaffold for Improved Bio Seal and Antimicrobial Properties of Dental Implants: An In-Vitro Study

Omar Mohamed, University of Buffalo
The Impact of Design and Fabrication Technology on the Accuracy of Computer-Guided Implant Surgery

Jaclyn Chalmers, The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles
Histologic Analysis of an Optimized Murine Implant Model

Daniel Eliahu Mishail, UCLA School of Dentistry
Salivary Profiles of Early Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases

Grants funded in 2021

Dr. Kevin Byrd, ADA Science & Research Institute
Single Cell Immunophenotyping of the Gingival Barrier in Peri-Implantitis

Dr. Emil Cappetta, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
A Clinical Evaluation of Periodontal Probing Forces Around Implants

Dr. Zhaozhao Chen, Regents of the University of Michigan
Accuracy of an Open-Sleeve Surgical Guide System for Immediate Implant Placement in Different Molar Socket Classification: An In Vitro Study

Dr. Brandi Herron, Trustees of Indiana University
Effects of VEGA and CHX on Cytokine Expression and Cell Viability on Human Gingival Fibroblasts with or without Porphyromonas Gingivalis

Lohitha Kalluri, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Novel Bioactive Dental Implant Coating Using Coaxial Electrohydrodynamic Atomization

Dr. Les Kalman, Western University
In Vitro Testing and Assessment of Additive Manufactured Solid and Lattice-Structured Zirconia Implant Overdenture Bars

Dr. Halide Namli Kilic, Trustees of Indiana University
The Effect of Amnion-Chorion Membrane on Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cells

Aleksandr Kitaygorodskiy, Trustees of Indiana University
In-Vitro Comparison of Polished Implant Surface Roughness and Bacterial Adhesion after Instrumentation with Polyether-Ether Ketone(PEEK) Ultrasonic Instruments

Anastasia Tas, University of Manitoba
Custom Root-Analogue Dental Implant Manufactured by Direct Metal Laser Forming

Michelle Visser, The State of University of New York at Buffalo
Strontium-Loaded Hydrogel Scaffolds to Improve Soft Tissue Healing in a Rabbit Mandible Implant Model

Dr. Russell Wang, Case Western Reserve University
Integration of Microsensors and Bluetooth Technology to Telemetrically Detect Biomechanical Loading for Cantilever Implant Prostheses

Grants funded in 2020

Aalieyah Billings, Meharry Medical College-School of Dentistry
Microbial and Surface Analysis of Extracted Implants

Wen-Ji Cai, McGill University
Electrochemical Treatment of Infected Titanium, an Approach for Biofilm Obliteration

Dr. Lan-Lin Chiou, Trustees of Indiana University
In Vitro Comparison of Biofilm Formation and the Amount of Ion Leakage on Titanium & Zirconia Implants

Dr. Daniel Clark, University of California, San Francisco
Autologous Fibrin Matrix for Growth Factor Delivery

Dr. Niloufar Daneshparvar, Trustees of Indiana University
The Effects of Clockwise & Counterclockwise & Osseodensification Drilling on Bone Dimensions, Dentistry, and the Biomechanical Properties

Dr. Tanja Grobecker, Saarland University
Strain Development in Bone during Insertion of a Novel Wedge Implant

Dr. Acela Martinez Luna, East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine
Soft and Hard Tissue Changes Around Implants Using Customized CAD/CAM Healing Abutments

Dr. Apurwa Shukla, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
Tribocorrosion at the Implant Abutment Interface Simulating Clinically Relevant Conditions

Dr. Ashi Singh, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Assessing the Effect of the Field of View on the Accuracy of Registration in Static Computer Assisted Implant Surgery

W. Benton Swanson, Regents of the University of Michigan
Mineralized Synthetic Polymer Scaffold for Cell-free Osseous Wound Healing & Periodontal Tissue Engineering

Grants funded in 2019

Dr. Marco Bottino, University of Michigan
Patient-Specific Three-dimensional (3D) Printed Bioceramic Scaffold for Alveolar Ridge Preservation

Dr. Andre Barbisan de Souza, Tufts University
Accuracy of Different Surgical Guide Designs for Static Computer-Assisted Implant Surgery

Dr. Irina Dragan, Tufts University
Mixed Methods Assessment of Accuracy for Dynamic Navigation in Implant Dentistry: A Comparative Study

Dr. Nikolaos Soldatos, University of Texas Houston
Cellular Effects of High Implant Insertion Torque via Conventional Preparation versus Osseous Densification in an Innovative Fresh Human Cadaver Model

Dr. Kelvin Afrashtehfar, University of British Columbia
Experiences and Perceptions of Patients with a Single-Tooth Implant Crown in the Esthetic Zone: A Qualitative Study Protocol

Dr. Nathan Estrin, Stony Brook University
Outcomes of Metal-Ceramic Versus Metal-Acrylic Resin Implant-Supported Fixed Complete Dental Prostheses: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Biological Complications and Patient-Centered Outcomes

Dr. Shiri Iskander, McGill University
Risk Factors Associated with the Development of Post-Implant Neuropathy Following Dental Implant Procedures

Junaid Rajani, Stony Brook University of Dental Medicine
Osteogenic Potential of Gingival Mesenchymal Stem Cells Over Failed Implants

Dr. Francesco Sebastiani, University of Texas, Health Science Center at San Antonio
Accuracy of Dynamic Navigation for Dental Implant Placement-Cadaver Model Evaluation

Jun-Soo Shin, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
Peri-Implant Microbiome Characterization of Cement vs Screw Retained Prosthesis: Randomized Control Trial

Dr. Paul Sung, UIC College of Dentistry
Novel Nano-TiO2 Coating on Implant Abutment Surface with Atomic Layer Deposition

Dr. David Szalay, UT Health San Antonio
Dynamic Navigation for Placement of Zygomatic Implants