Align Technology Awards Funding to Universities Worldwide for Advancing Orthodontic and Dental Research
“As leaders in clear aligner therapy, we remain committed to supporting universities around the world who are dedicated to the improvement of orthodontic and dental patient care,” said
University of British Columbia( Vancouver, Canada) - Dr. Bingshuang Zou University of Texas at Houston( Houston, USA) - Dr. F. Kurtis Kasper
The European research award recipients for 2019 are:
University of Mainz(Mainz, Germany) - Dr. Christina Erbe University of Turin( Turin, Italy) – Dr. Serena Ravera Medical Universityof Vienna( Vienna, Austria) - Dr. Erwin Jonke University of Insubria(Varese, Italy) - Dr. Luca Levrini
University of Queensland( Queensland, Australia) - Dr. Tony Weir Sichuan University( Chengdu, China) - Dr. Wenli Lai Nanchang University( Nanchang, China) - Dr. Jun Wu Sichuan University( Chengdu, China) - Dr. Yu Li
The funded research studies cover a wide range of topics for projects seeking to better understand treatment in orthodontics and dentistry including: efficacy of 3-dimensional tooth movements, clinical evaluation of surface wear of attachments, comparing effects of two prescriptions using the mandibular advancement appliance, accuracy of interproximal reduction performed by doctors, efficacy of predefined tooth rotation with aligners, effectiveness of clear aligners in reducing incidence of root resorption and alveolar bone compared to fixed appliances, to determine the impact of intruding posterior teeth and tipping of the occlusal plane during treatment with aligners, and a survey to identify what requirements are important to patients who decide to be treated with aligners.
All award applications received were reviewed and prioritized by an independent academic committee in a blind evaluation. The final recipients were determined by
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