OHI (PreViser) Awards

OHI (PreViser) Awards

Oral Health Innovations Research Grant 2018-19

The Oral and Dental Research Trust is pleased to announce a new round of the grant scheme funded by Oral Health Innovations Ltd, the UK provider of PreViser Clinical Risk and Disease Assessment technology

The ODRT is seeking applications for small grants to support research programmes into the prevention of oral diseases with a specific emphasis on chronic diseases of ageing and patient-orientated research.

Four grants are available to Dental Professionals and Scientists up to a maximum of £5000 per award

Applications from the UK comprising

  • Structured applications of no more than 2 sides of A4 giving the background to and detail of the proposed research programme
  • 1 side of A4 detailing and justifying the financial expenditure
  • An “Impact Statement” is also required to indicate how the research may benefit patients now or in the future.

Should be submitted electronically to the Administrative Officer of the ODRT,

Mrs Pam Howson, howsoncrew@aol.com by 2nd March 2019.

You will receive e-mail confirmation that your application has been safely received.  If you do not receive confirmation, please assume your submission has not arrived and contact us.  Safe receipt of applications is the responsibility of the applicant and, should you be unable to demonstrate an acknowledgement, ODRT will not accept that a submission has been made.

This programme is designed to provide support for patient-orientated rather than basic research, and research that focuses on prevention in the broadest context. It is not designed to provide “top up” funding for existing projects, but to encourage new and innovative projects that have patients at their core.

The Oral and Dental Research Trust is now an NIHR non-commercial Partner and as such studies funded by this scheme are eligible for consideration for inclusion onto the NIHR Portfolio.

The results of this award round will be announced during the annual meeting of the BSODR.

This programme is supported by a generous donation from Oral Health Innovations Ltd.

2018 Award Winners

Dr. Suzanne Scott – KCL £4,984.  Helping dentists to talk about oral cancer to encourage timely presentation

Dr. Nara Tagiyeva-Milne – UCLAN £5,000  Priorities for research on oral health in older adults: a collaborative partnership of ageing, dental and primary care specialties.

Dr. Simarjit Kaur Singhrao – UCLAN £4,907 Role of periodontal/endodontic pathogens in the development of the sporadic form of Alzheimers disease

Dr. Kristina Wanyonyi – University of Portsmouth £100. The use of altered virtual reality to improve age-friendly preventative dental practice: A pilot study with training dental professionals

Praveen Sharma – University of Birmingham £5,000. Full mouth subgingival microbial sampling in health and chronic periodontitis

2017 Award Winners

Dr Koula Asimakopoulou – KCL £5,000

Dr Lauren McCluskey – Royal Devon & Exeter Trust – £4,459

Mr Martin Ramsdale – University of Leeds – £4,851

Mr Pedro Bastos – KCL – £4,980

2016 Award Winners

Drs Anja Heilmann & Georgios Tsakos – UCL – £4,990

Ms Claire Mcilwaine – Peninsula – £4,942

2015 Award Winners

3 grants were awarded in 2015 to:

  • Koula Asimakopoulou, Kings College London: ‘The effects of goal-setting, planning and self-monitoring (GPS) on behavioural and periodontal outcomes a randomised controlled trial (RCT)’ £5,000
  • Paul Brocklehurst, University of Manchester: ‘Using discrete choice experiments to establish the oral health priorities for dependant older people’ £3,559
  • Mark Ide, Kings College London: ‘Validation of Oral Health Assessment in Twins UK Study Cohort’ £4,749


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