Deadline approaches for new investigator award standards research

The ADA is accepting applications until Sept. 30 for the John W. Stanford New Investigator Award for Standards-Related Research Paper.

Dental students and dentists who earned their dental degree no earlier than 2010 and dentists pursuing an additional degree or specialty can apply.

Submissions should include an original standards-related research report that has been completed within the award calendar year but not published; a standards-related article that was published within the award calendar year; and a standards-related poster that was presented within the award calendar year.

Submissions must include an explanation of how the research incorporates current dental standards and/or contributes to the development of dental standards.

Dr. Robert Yau was the 2014 winner. He presented in March his winning project, “Influence of Core/Veneer Thickness Ratios on Failure of Bilayered Dental Ceramic Crown Systems,” at the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Products annual meeting in Boston.

The 2015 winner will receive airfare and a two-night hotel stay to present his or her award-winning paper in Los Angeles at the March 2016 ADA Standards Committee on Dental Products and the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 106 on Dentistry Meeting. The winner will also be announced in ADA News and the winning paper will be eligible for publication in a dental journal.

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