New award to promote young professionals working in the field of periodontology

Berlin, 18th September 2014 – At the ”bone & tissue days” in Berlin, Straumann and botiss biomaterials together announced the creation of a new annual award to foster and encourage the development of young dental professionals in the field of periodontal care/dentistry.


Entitled ‘The Straumann/botiss biomaterials Young Periodontal Professional of the Year’, the award will be worth 5000 Euros cash prize plus travel to and participation at the bone and tissue days event of botiss biomaterials.


Dental professionals (including practitioners, hygenists, students, researchers etc) under the age of 35 may apply for the prize. Applications will be in English, presenting original work that contributes to the advancement of periodontal treatment/care. Dissertations, projects or even practical work experience may form the basis of the application.


The Prize will be ejudicated by a panel of experts in the field. Further details regarding applications, conditions and rules will be published in due course. The first award will be presented at the ”bone & tissue days” of botiss biomaterials in 2015.



About botiss biomaterials

Based in Berlin, botiss biomaterials is Europe’s second largest supplier of oral tissue regeneration products. Its full range of clinically proven, high quality solutions includes membranes for guided tissue and bone regeneration, a full range of bovine, allogenica and synthetic bone graft materials, as well as soft-tissue-graft products. botiss biomaterials is a fast-growing entrepreneurial company, whose products are used in leading clinics across Europe and are backed by many years of clinical experience. The company prides itself in innovations, such as its maxgraft® bonering for simultaneous implant placement and bone augmentation, as well as the maxgraft® bonebuilder, a bone block customized for individual patients.



About Straumann

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Straumann (SIX: STMN) is a global leader in implant, restorative and regenerative dentistry. In collaboration with leading clinics, research institutes and universities, Straumann researches, develops and manufactures dental implants, instruments, prosthetics and tissue regeneration products for use in tooth replacement and restoration solutions or to prevent tooth loss. Straumann currently employs approximately 2200 people worldwide and its products and services are available in more than 70 countries through its broad network of distribution subsidiaries and partners.