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New award to help develop young dental professionals in periodontology

October 20, 2014 Straumann and botiss biomaterials announced Sept. 18 the creation of a new annual award to foster and encourage the development of young dental professionals in the field of periodontal care/dentistry.

The Straumann/botiss biomaterials Young Periodontal Professional of the Year award will be worth 5,000 euros cash prize, along with travel to and participation at the bone and tissue days event of botiss biomaterials.

All dental professionals, including practitioners, hygienists, students and researchers, under the age of 35 may apply for the award. Applications will be in English, presenting original work that contributes to the advancement of periodontal treatment and care. Dissertations, projects or even practical work experience may form the basis of the application.

Further details regarding applications, conditions and rules will be published in due course. The first award will be presented at the bone and tissue days of botiss biomaterials in 2015.

Based in Basel, Switzerland, Straumann is a global manufacturer of dental implants, instruments, prosthetics and tissue regeneration products. Botiss biomaterials, based in Berlin, is a supplier of oral tissue regeneration products.