Grant Recipients

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 guides 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

Mr. 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

Mr. 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

Grants funded in 2018

Dr. Yuanyuan Duan, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Biomechanical Analysis and Lifetime Prediction of Pterygoid Implants for
the Treatment of the Severely Atrophic Maxilla

Dr. Seyed Hossein Bassir, School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook University
Engineering Adhesive Osteoinductive Hydrogel Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Regeneration

Dr. George Cho, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California
Evaluation of fracture resistance of zirconia modification around implant

Dr. Sahar Vahabzadeh, Northern Illinois University
Surface Modification of Titanium by Alkali Treatment and Iron Deposition for Dental Tissue Engineering Application

Dr. Seonghong Min, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
The novel tissue engineering approach: Antibody Mediated Osseous
Regeneration for the Guided Bone Augmentation using a Titanium cap in
Rabbit Model

Dr. Rafal Pokrowiecki, Indywidualna Praktyka Lekarsko Dentystyczna
Antibacterial dental implant healing abutments: a pilot study

Dr. Joshua Prompton, University of Illinois College of Dentistry
Wear and Corrosion of Innovative Implant Materials at the Implant-Abutment Interface: A clinical Chewing Simulator Study

Kevin Murawski, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
Clinical and cytokine profiles of peri-implantitis after ND: YAG laser therapy

Nicholas Poovey, Loma Linda University
Precision of Implant Placement with 3D Printed Guides among Novice Clinicians

Anthony Karayan, UCLA School of Dentistry
Nanodiamond-Based Combinatorial Delivery of Biofactors to Enhance Osteoblast Differentiation and Osseointegration of Implants

Srinidhi Bhat, Rajarajeshwari Dental College and Hospital
Effect of cissus quadrangularis hydrogel on osseointegration of titanium implants to bone-an in vivo rabbit study

Shantia Kazemi Esfeh, University of Southern California
The effect of prosthesis dimensions and implant dimensions on peri-implant marginal bone

Eunice Jong, Loma Linda University
Geographic and Temporal Variation of Co-Morbid Factors Associated with Implant Failure Presentation to the Emergency Department

Grants funded in 2017

Dr. Luiz Bertassoni, Oregon Health & Science University
Dual-Ink 3D Printing of Pre-Vascularized Scaffolds for Vertical Bone Augmentation

Dr. Christie Lung Ying Kei, The University of Hong Kong
New antibacterial mesoporous bioactive glass coating on titanium implants - In vitro study

Dr. Yumi Ogata, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Comparison of Dimensional Changes in Peri-implant Buccal Bone and Soft Tissue in Grafted and Native Bone: A Prospective Clinical Study in Humans

Dr. Guido Macaluso, Universita degli Studi di Parm
BONEDAMAT: Bioactive Printed Substitute for Bone Regeneration: Preclinical Study

Dr. Ahmed Alghamdi, Case Western Reserve University, School of Dental
Tooth derived graft material for alveolar ridge augmentation

Dr. Apoorv Goel, Indiana University School of Dentistry
Macroscopic, microscopic and microbial analysis of used dental implant healing abutments before and after cleaning and sterilizing for potential reuse in dental implant practice: an in vitro study

Dr. Bo Meng, University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus
The long-term evaluation of the labial bone augmentation in the anterior maxilla with horizontal bone defect by cone beam CT

Dr. James Zaiger, UCLA School of Dentistry
Characterizing Differences in Immune Cell Populations and Cytokine Expression between Peri-Implantitis and Periodontitis using a Murine Model

Dr. Nari Park, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Anatomical Factors of the Posterior Superior Alveolar Artery Associated with Schneiderian Membrane Perforation During Maxillary Sinus Augmentation

Dr. Phillip Crum, Louisiana State University – School of Dentistry
The Effect of Implant Surface Bioactivation On Cell Attachment And Differentiation In The Presence Of Cigarette Smoke Extract

Dr. Shawn Kim, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Crestal Bone Resorption in Vertical Augmentation

Dr. Yusuf Sheikh, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
The Effect of the Use of Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Lateral Window Maxillary Sinus Augmentation


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