The AAP’s SUNSTAR Innovation grant supports member research that aims to identify novel and innovative evidence-based periodontal treatment approaches to enhance patient care.

One principal investigator will be selected to receive a $30,000 grant and present their research at the 2017 Annual Meeting, to be held Sept. 9-12 in Boston. Grant applications must address the following objectives:

  • Innovative treatments and research that serves to alleviate the high burden of periodontitis on the U.S. population
  • Interdisciplinary team approaches to treating patients with periodontal disease that focus efforts on preserving the patient’s natural dentition, particularly among patients at risk
  • Novel approaches to achieve patient compliance with oral hygiene instruction/treatment plans using modern, evidence-based diagnostics and modern patient education tools during and between dental visits

All applications must be received through the AAP’s online submission website.

AAP’s SUNSTAR Innovation Grant deadline extended!

Applications must be received by Nov. 15, 2016 in order to be considered for this grant. Funding of approved projects will begin in January 2017. Applicants must be members of the AAP. 

Visit the online submission website for more information or go to the AAP website.