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25 April 2024

EFP announces Graduate Research Prize winners

Categories: Education, Institutional, Science

First EFP clinical research prize

The EFP is pleased to announce the winners of the Graduate Research Prize 2023. This award seeks to promote original graduate research, performed within the frames of a postgraduate training in an EFP accredited graduate programme in periodontology. It is awarded annually in two categories: clinical research and preclinical/basic research. It is open to all students of EFP accredited graduate programmes in periodontology.

The first clinical research prize went to the study on Marginal bone level changes around dental implants with one or two adjacent teeth- A clinical and radiographic retrospective study with a follow-up of at least 10 years, by Lucienne Weigel et al., from the Department of Periodontology, School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland. It was published in Clinical Oral Implant Research.

Second clinical research prize
Marianna Gavriiloglou

The second clinical research prize was awarded to research on the Influence of systemic sclerosis on periodontal health: A case-control study by Marianna Gavriiloglou et al., from the Faculté de Chirurgie Dentaire Robert Frank, Université de Strasbourg, France. It was published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.

In pre-clinical and basic research, the first prize was won by An in vitro study into three different PRF preparations for osteogenesis potential, by Konstantinos Kosmidis et al., from the Department of Periodontology, Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), The Netherlands. It was published in the Journal of Periodontal Research.

Second prize went to the study on Clinical and histologic evaluation of heterotopic mucosa transpositioning at teeth and dental implants by Andrea Roccuzzo et al., from the Department of Periodontology, School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland. It was published in Clinical Oral Implant Research.

First pre-clinical and basic research prize
Konstantinos Kosmidis
Second pre-clinical and basic research prize
Andrea Roccuzzo

Andreas Stavropoulos (chair of the scientific affairs committee and past president of the EFP) coordinates a jury of four experts with understanding of the field who pays close attention to potential conflicts of interest and selects the winners.

Stavropoulos expressed his enthusiasm for this years’ submissions, stating: "This year the judging was rather difficult due to the exceptional quality of the submitted papers. The EFP takes great pride in backing the work of our postgraduate students and in the research produced within the framework of EFP accredited postgraduate programmes."

Research submitted for the prize must have been published in print between January and December of the year preceding the presentation of the award, in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology or in another English-language international peer reviewed scientific journal. Winners receive €1.000 for the 1st prize and €750 for the 2nd prize, together with a certificate of award.

More about the prize

Previous winners

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