Future of Dentistry Award


On 21 October 2023 in Varna, Bulgaria

Award ceremony in Varna

The 7th winner of the Future of Dentistry Award @Dentaprime 2023 has been chosen! From numerous outstanding applications, the expert jury has selected the winning work, which will be endowed with 3,000 euros.

The award ceremony will take place on Saturday, 21 October 2023, in the port city of Varna on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast. 

As every year, we are looking forward to exciting talks and presentations with outstanding expertise, exciting results and a high level of practical relevance - this year revolving around the red-hot topic of "AI in dentistry". And, of course, the winning work will also be presented.


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The award ceremony 2022

Last Saturday the Dentaprime dental clinic awarded its “Future of Dentistry Award @Dentaprime”. This year the accolade, along with €3000, goes to Tara Groß from the Clinic for Restorative Dentistry and Paradontology at Freiburg University Hospital in Breisgau. The dentist accepted the award on the 22nd October in the port town of Varna on the Bulgarian coast of the Black Sea. 

“In order to make treatments in dentistry safer and more efficient, we as a dental clinic are also dependent on constant research and development,” says Dr Ivan Peev, chair of the panel who presented the award. “To support this, the ‘Future of Dentistry Award @Dentaprime’ was created.”

The event took place in the Boris Georgiev Art Gallery in the centre of Varna. As well as an exciting programme of events relating to dental implantology, the prize winner Tara Groß presented her work, which she completed as part of her dental doctorate. The expert panel were impressed with her research on the topic of “Biomechanical modulation of stem cells from dental pulp”.

“The impressive results demonstrate the possibilities of stem cell transplants for pulp regeneration,” says Dr Peev. In the future this could lead not only to new research approaches, but also better treatment results.

Award Winner 2022

Award Winner Tara Groß (centre) with Dr Ivan Peev (2nd from right) and Dr Stanimira Stefanova (2nd from left). 

Previous award winners

Award winner 2021: Sonja Südbeck

Sonja Südbeck and her team from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich convinced with their study on "A new implant system with directly screw-retained single-tooth crowns: The influence of crown material, sintering protocol and artificial ageing on the bending moment".

Award winner 2019: Jonas Lorenz

In 2019 PD Dr. med. dent. Dr. med habil Jonas Lorenz from Frankfurt Universitätsklinikum convinced the jury of the Future of Dentistry Award with his paper: "Prospective long-term study on zirconium implants: Patient satisfaction, clinical and microbiological parameters".

Award winner 2018: Kristian Kniha 

The team from the Clinic and Polyclinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University Hospital of RWTH Aachen led by Dr. med. dent. Kristian Kniha won the Future of Dentistry Award in 2018 with their work: "Influence of horizontal dimensions around single gap and adjacent zirconia implants on the papilla - A cross-sectional survey". 

Award winner 2014: Vasiliki Tsita 

In 2014, a team from the Department of Prosthodontics at Halle University Hospital led by Dr Vasiliki Tsita won the Future of Dentistry Award with their study on "The precision of CT-planned and guided implantology in the edentulous jaw".

Convince us with your paper!

You can send your application in digital form to 

 📧 award@dentaprime.com 
or by post to the following address: 


c/o Krings Kommunikation

PO Box 11 63
 48302 Senden, Germany

About us:

Dentaprime dental clinics in Varna and London specialise in fixed implant-supported dentures. Since the launch of the new treatment centre in 2020, Dentaprime has the largest non-government dental clinic in Europe. A state-of-the-art and fully digitalised workflow are at the core of our philosophy.

In order to make treatments in dentistry safer and more efficient, we depend on constant research and development. To support this, we have established the Future of Dentistry Award.


Varna is a port city on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. The beautiful location between wild mountains and endless sandy beaches, not far from the famous Gold Beach, makes the city a popular tourist destination in summer. Clear water, white sand and pleasantly warm weather turn every visit into a magical experience. 

But Varna is also considered a cultural centre, offers an exciting history and is internationally known for its festivals.