YoungProAward in Regenerative Dentistry
Win 10 000 Euros

The YoungProAward in Regenerative Dentistry was inaugurated by Straumann group and botiss biomaterials in 2014 with the aim of fostering the development of young dental professionals in the field of regenerative dentistry and dental biomaterials research. The Award focuses on dental professionals, including practitioners, students, researchers etc., who are under the age of 35.

We cordially invite applications for the 2018 Award, in the form of written abstracts presenting original work that contributes to the advancement of treatment/care or research in regenerative dentistry. Dissertations, projects or practical experience may form the basis of applications. Submissions will be judged in a blind review process by a jury of leading academics/clinicians, who are internationally renowned authorities in the field and, recognized experts from the industry.

The winning application will be selected on the basis of its clinical and/or scientific quality as judged from the abstract and submitted materials. The winner will receive a cash prize of €10 000 as well as travel to, and participation at“bone & tissue days” World Congress in Berlin, November 9-10, 2018 where the Award will be presented and announced to the media. Two runners-up will also be selected and invited to participate at the congress. The winner will have the opportunity to present their abstract at the event. The winning abstract will be published on the  STARGET online magazine.

YoungProAward 2018

Click here for further information and to register for the 2018 YoungProAward. The deadline for submission is 15 September 2018.

Previous winners

2016

ABOUT THE WINNER

Dr. Sapata, a native of Brazil is currently a Research Scholar at the University of Zurich Clinic for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Science in Switzerland. He holds a Master’s degree in Dental Science from the State University of Maringá in Brazil and completed a Periodontology Residency at the same faculty. He is in private practice in his hometown and a PhD student at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Vítor Sapata is also a member of the academic network of the International Team of Implantology (ITI)

THE WINNING ENTRY AND ITS CLINICAL RELEVANCE

The subject of his work was localized bone regeneration around dental implants using biological mediators. By testing the influence of biological mediators (rhPDGF-BB or rhBMP-2) for bone regeneration around dental implants, the study sought to demonstrate if and how the use of biological mediators could improve predictability and reduce morbidity.

2015

ABOUT THE WINNER

Andreas Pabst DMD is a resident in Oral- and Maxillofacial surgery at the Federal Armed Forces hospital in Koblenz, Germany. He holds a degree in dentistry and one in medicine from the University Medical Center Mainz, where he is currently a researcher and doctoral student.

THE WINNING ENTRY AND ITS CLINICAL RELEVANCE

Entitled “In-vitro and in-vivo characterization of biocompatibility and biomechanical properties of a new acellular collagen matrix (mucoderm®)”, Dr Pabst’s winning entry concerns research into the use of tissue-graft products for regenerating gum tissues. Soft tissue augmentation is still one of the main challenges in implant and periodontal therapy. While autografts (i.e. grafts from the patient’s own tissue) are used successfully, the procedure causes significant discomfort and inconvenience for the patient including pain and swelling. It may fail because of inflammation or other complications and is not always possible. A promising alternative is offered by mucoderm, which is a purified natural collagen-elastin matrix, suitable for a diverse range of soft-tissue grafting indications. Dr Pabst’s work included a series of tests that demonstrated biocompatibility of the graft material and revascularization of the tissue, with no cytotoxic or inflammatory reactions. He also examined the biomechanics and re-hydration of mucoderm, which is supplied in a dry state. His work and results give clear insights into the clinical application of the material and were commended by the jury for their clinical implications and relevance.