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Announcing the 2015 GSK Prosthodontist Innovator Award Recipient


The ACP Education Foundation is proud to announce the recipient of the 2015 GSK Prosthodontist Innovator Award.

Dr. Alireza Moshaverinia is a tenure-track assistant professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry. His research, titled Novel Multifunctional Polymeric Membrane for Periodontal Tissue Engineering, aims to develop a novel bioactive smart membrane for periodontal tissue regeneration and promising treatment approach for maxillofacial and skeletal defects.

More information on this educational grant:

GSK_CONSUMER-HEALTHCARE_PMSSponsored 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.

The scope of research sought is areas of science that contribute to the understanding of:

  • care for edentulous patients;
  • denture care and management;
  • awareness and management of co-morbidities associated with partial and/or complete edentulism;
  • medication use and management of dry mouth;
  • prosthodontic patient caries risk assessment and interventions;
  • patient mediated outcomes associated with prosthodontic therapy;
  • hypersensitivity;
  • and acid erosion.


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