Grants & Awards

In the past several years, the ACPEF has given more than one million dollars in grants to advance the prosthodontic specialty.


GSK Prosthodontist Innovator Award/Grant

Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare through an unrestricted educational grant, this research award is intended to sponsor research to advance the understanding of prosthodontics-related biological and/or materials systems, human behavior, cost and care delivery, as well as economic modeling and quality of life investigations.

2014 GSK Prosthodontist Innovator Awardees

The ACP Education Foundation is proud to announce that two outstanding recipients have been selected to share the 2014 GSK Prosthodontist Innovator Award.
Dr. Negar Homayounfar is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics, Prosthodontics, and Operative Dentistry. Her research, titled Osteoinductive Potential of Demineralized Bone Matrix Allograft Materials of Distinct Embryonic Origins, aims to improve the success rate of grafting procedures and augment clinical knowledge regarding the appropriate use of different DBMs obtained from donor bones. 
Dr. Bin Yang is a clinic assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry. Her research, titled Novel Nano-ceramic Coating on Polymethyl Methacrylate Denture Base Material, seeks to lead to the establishment of a novel TiO2-ZrO2 ceramic coating technique to increase physical and mechanical surface properties, reduce the diffusion of pathogens into the acrylic base material and facilitate the easier removal of pathogenic factors, thereby, improving their impact on oral and systemic health.
Congratulations to both innovators!

ACPEF Research Fellowships in Prosthodontics

These grants are awarded to support meritorious research proposals that seek to advance basic scientific and applied clinic knowledge in the area of prosthodontics.

2014 ACPEF Research Fellowships Awardees

The ACP Education Foundation is proud to announce the awardees for the 2014 research fellowship grants. 
Effect of drug-eluting nanoparticles on pulpal inflammation
Dr. Seung Kee Choi, University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Dentistry
The potential of fibroblast growth factor 18 for bone regeneration
Dr. Siamak Najafi-Abrandabadi, New York University, College of Dentistry
The use of topical subgingival application of simvastatin gel in the treatment of peri-implant mucositis: a pilot study
Dr. Ahmed Mahrous, University of Iowa, College of Dentistry
Molecular Assessment of Peri-Implant Tissue at Bone vs. Tissue Level Implants
Dr. Anthony Gragg, University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry
The effect of a novel implant surface incorporated with an osteogenic peptide on gene expression and osseointegration
Dr. Loreta Geneviciute, New York University College of Dentistry
The Fabrication of an Acrylic Repositioning Stent for use during Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT): a feasibility study.
Dr. Vincent Lee, University of British Columbia, Department of Oral Health Sciences

Past Awardees


ACPEF Founders Society Award

The ACPEF Founders Society Award honors individuals who have made a significant impact on the growth and development of the Foundation, and have demonstrated an extraordinary level of commitment to the advancement of the specialty.  Nominees must be a member of the ACP, or have demonstrated outstanding service to the specialty through the ACP and ACPEF; must have demonstrated exceptional leadership and outstanding volunteer service to the mission of the ACPEF; must be an active donor to the ACPEF with a substantive, cumulative level of giving; and must have contributed to building and growing the ACPEF.

John J. Sharry Prosthodontic Research Competition

The John J. Sharry Prosthodontic Research Competition is held during the Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists.

Sponsored by the ACP Education Foundation, the Prosthodontic Research Competition is held to stimulate and acknowledge original research in prosthodontics by students. The ACP Research Committee strongly encourages all programs to participate in this competition.
The American College of Prosthodontists is the organization of dentists with advanced specialty training who create optimal oral health, both in function and appearance including dental implants, dentures, veneers, crowns and teeth whitening.

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