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The award for dental graduates
The opportunity for dental graduates: The Future of Dentistry Award 2023 is now open. For the 7th time, Dentaprime dental clinic (Varna/London) is awarding this prize for scientific work to support and fund young graduates in their research.
The Future of Dentistry Award includes prize money of 3,000 euros.
The award is given for scientific papers completed in the field of implantology, implant prosthetics and dental stem cell research. Graduates of European universities are eligible to participate. The paper may be written by one author or a group of authors.
To apply, please send us your paper including a maximum five-page abstract and a curriculum vitae. Papers must be written in German or English. Acceptable formats are unpublished and published papers. A publication must not date back more than two years.
The deadline is 30 June 2023.
An independent jury will judge the papers and select the winner. The award ceremony will take place on Saturday, 21 October 2023 in the port town of Varna. The award winner and his or her companion will be invited to this event (including flight and hotel) on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.
Convince us with your paper!
You can send your application in digital form to
or by post to the following address:
c/o Krings Kommunikation
PO Box 11 63
48302 Senden, Germany
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".
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.