The EAO awards prestigious scientific prizes and certificates

Saturday, October 1, 2016

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The European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) has announced the winners of five scientific prizes, along with the names of five candidates who have completed its Certification Programme. The winners received their awards and certificates at a ceremony held during the EAO’s 25th annual scientific meeting in Paris on 1 October.

EAO Past President Professor Björn Klinge awarded the five prestigious European prizes for research in implant-based therapy:

  • European Prize for Clinical Research in Implant Dentistry: Prosthetics
  • European Prize for Clinical Research in Implant Dentistry: Surgery
  • European Prize for Clinical Research in Implant Dentistry: Peri-Implant biology 
  • European Prize for Basic Research in Implant Dentistry
  • European Prize for Research in Implant Dentistry: Poster Presentation

The winners of each of the five prestigious competitions received a €2,000 prize and a trophy.

European Prize for Clinical Research in Implant Dentistry: Prosthetics. Awarded to: Dr Charlotte Jensen (Netherlands): ‘Implant-supported mandibular removable partial dentures; patient-based outcome measures in relation to implant position.’

European Prize for Clinical Research in Implant Dentistry: Surgery. Awarded to: Dr Pietro Felice (Italy): ‘Posterior jaws rehabilitated with partial prostheses supported by 4x4mm or by longer implants: a 1-year post-loading randomised controlled trial.’

European Prize for Clinical Research in Implant Dentistry: Peri-Implant biology. Awarded to: Dr Stefano Pieralli (Germany): ‘Outcomes of zirconia implants in prospective clinical trials: a systematic review and meta-analysis.’

European Prize for Basic Research in Implant Dentistry: Awarded to: Prof Ralf Kohal (Germany): ‘Evaluation of a new long lasting zirconia-based composite for oral implant fabrication: an experiment in the rat.’

European Prize for Research in Implant Dentistry: Poster Presentation. Awarded to: Dr Alice Cheng (United States): ‘Osseointegration of additively manufactured 3D Ti-6Al-4V implants with trabecular porosity in cortical and trabecular bone.’

During the scientific meeting, five candidates were also awarded the EAO’s Certificate in Implant-based Therapy. This is the only Europe-wide standardised assessment of skills and expertise within the field of implant-based therapy. Before being awarded their certificate, each candidate submitted six clinical cases, then sat a multiple choice examination, as well as being interviewed about their cases. Certificates were awarded to:

  • Dr Edith Groenendijk (Netherlands)
  • Dr José Pinheiro Torres (Portugal)
  • Dr Emmanouil Symeonidis (Greece)
  • Dr Weihua Yang (China)
  • Dr Sawako Yokoyama (Japan)