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Academy of Laser Dentistry Now Accepting Applications for 2018 New Research Grants

The Dr. Eugene M. Seidner Research Grant was founded to promote the advancement of dental laser technology education and clinical research. Up to three grant awards totaling up to $20,000.00 may be awarded annually to individuals to promote basic and applied clinical research for the use of lasers in dentistry.

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Academy of Laser Dentistry Now Accepting Applications for 2018 New Research Grants

The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) the only independent and unbiased non-profit association dedicated to improving patient care with the proper use of laser technology, is now accepting applications for the Dr. Eugene M. Seidner Research Grants Program. Named in the memory of Dr. Seidner, a laser dentistry pioneer who also served as ALD president 1996-1997, recipients will be honored during the ALD’s 25th Anniversary Conference & Exhibition, April 26-28th at the Caribe Royale Orlando, Florida.

According to ALD executive director Gail Siminovsky, CAE, “We established the scholarship in Dr. Seidner’s honor in 2004. In 2012, we reached our $100,000 fundraising goal, and now in 2018 ALD is excited to introduce research grants to the Seidner opportunities. The grant is intended to strengthen the Academy of Laser Dentistry’s mission of fostering a positive impact on dental laser education and research.

About the Research Grants

The Dr. Eugene M. Seidner Research Grant was founded to promote the advancement of dental laser technology education and clinical research. Up to three grant awards totaling $20,000.00 may be awarded annually to individuals to promote basic and applied clinical research for the use of lasers in dentistry.

To be considered, the project must broadly assess the role of lasers of dentistry, irrespective of whether the technology is used for surgical, diagnostic, antimicrobial, photobiomodulation, photodynamic therapy, imaging, or biomaterials applications. Research proposals on competing designs or devices are not encouraged.

Primary applicants or at least one team member must be a member of the ALD for the past 3 years prior to application. Full details and applications may be downloaded or received by contacting the ALD. Completed applications must be received by March 1, 2018 for consideration of the 2018 grant. Click here for complete details.

Institutional Relationships

The award is made to the sponsoring academic institution on the behalf of the awardee. The institution must have the environment and general resources suitable for conducting research as stated in the application. What’s more, a letter of support from the dean or director of the institution must be enclosed with the application. The investigator is directly responsible to the sponsoring institution for the proper conduct of the project and management of the funds. Click here for complete details.

Support the Programs

Voluntary donations from ALD members, and others in the dental profession, have funded the Dr. Seidner Scholarship program and to date, 26 dental students from around the world have traveled to the ALD annual session to present their work and benefit from ALD membership, ALD conference attendance and in receiving Standard Proficiency Dental Laser Education and certification. Click here to make a donation.

About ALD 2018

ALD’s upcoming annual meeting (ALD2018) promises to be the Academy’s biggest annual event to date. This year’s theme is “Innovation, Illumination, Imagination – Celebrating Laser Dentistry 25 Years and Beyond.” ALD2018 will take place from April 26-28th at the Caribe Royale Orlando, Florida. Click here for more information and to register.

ALD Staff 2018-01-11
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