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December deadline for Dr. Ray Bowen Student Research Award

November 14, 2016 The ADA Foundation is accepting applications until Dec. 1 for the Dr. Ray Bowen Student Research Award.

The Foundation presents the award in odd-numbered years in collaboration with the Academy of Operative Dentistry. The award is open to dental students who wish to undertake novel research relevant to contemporary operative dentistry.

The award provides $6,000 to support the student's proposed research and up to $1,000 to defray the cost of the winner's attendance at the Academy of Operative Dentistry's scientific session, where the student will present a table clinic based on the research completed with this award.

The 2015 recipient was Andres Alvarez, a student at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. His research project revolved around a new arginine-based bonding agent with long-lasting anti-caries activity.

This award honors Dr. Ray Bowen, inventor of resin composites and dentin adhesives and an internationally recognized authority on composite materials. Dr. Bowen is a former director of the Paffenbarger Research Center — now called the ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center — and remains active as Distinguished Scientist there. The VRC is located on the campus of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

For more information and the application, visit