Grant Recipients

Grants funded in 2020

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

Ms. 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.                    

Mr. 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 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

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