Align Technology Awards Funding to Universities Worldwide for Advancing Orthodontic and Dental Research
“As evidenced by the number of first-time applicants, more and more universities are engaging in advanced research to further the capabilities of digital and clear aligner treatment in all types of malocclusion and segments of the population.
Rutgers University( New Jersey, US) – Primary Investigator, Dr. Anil Ardeshna University of California, San Francisco( California, US) – Primary Investigator, Dr. Christine Hong University of Colorado, Anschutz ( Colorado, US) – Primary Investigator, Dr. Kristen Lowe
The European research award recipients for 2022 are:
International Medical University( Rome, Italy) receiving two awards – Primary Investigator, Dr. Roberta Lione Gazi University( Ankara, Turkey) – Primary Investigator, Dr. Nehir Bavbek University of Insubria( Varese, Italy) – Primary Investigator, Dr. Luca Levrini University of Turin( Turin, Italy) – Primary Investigator, Dr. Ambra Sedran
Sichuan University( Chengdu, China) – Primary Investigator, Dr. Wenli Lai
Jiaotong University(Xi’an, China) – Primary Investigator, Dr. Yu-cheng Guo Shanghai Jiao Tong University( Shanghai, China) – Primary Investigator, Dr. Bo Wang
“The range of topics submitted to the program is expanding as doctors approach the application of digital technology to dentistry and orthodontics from many different angles,” said
The funded research studies cover a wide range of topics for projects seeking to better understand treatment in orthodontics and dentistry including, but not limited to: distalization, stability in retention, pre-surgical treatment of cleft palate, maintenance of space in mixed dentition with aligners, consideration of periodontal conditions in treatment, and the demand for education regarding treatment with aligners.
All award applications received were first reviewed and prioritized in a blind evaluation by an independent academic committee. The final recipients were then determined by
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