OHI (PreViser) Awards

OHI (PreViser) Awards

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The ODRT is delighted to announce a call for four new research grants for UK applicants funded by Oral Health Innovations Ltd* and available to Dental Professionals and Scientists.  The grants of up to £5,000 each will be made for research into oral disease prevention, with an emphasis on chronic diseases of ageing and patient-orientated research.

Applications should comprise no more than two sides of A4 with minimum of 12 font size in Calibri giving the background to and detail of the proposed research programme, and one side of A4 detailing and justifying the financial expenditure. Include background, aims, methods, data handling and appropriate references and a breakdown of costs is essential. Please also include a statement on “impact” to explain how the research might benefit patients now or in the future. 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 judging panel will comprise 3 senior clinical academic judges and will be co-ordinated by the ODRT.   The judge’s decision will be final.

Applications should be submitted electronically to the Administrative Officer, Mrs Pam Howson – howsoncrew@aol.com. Deadline to be confirmed.

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.

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

*OHI Ltd is the UK supplier of PreViser and DEPPA (Denplan PreViser Patient Assessment) technology, clinical online tools which assess the patient’s risk of oral diseases and their current health status.  Personalised reports are produced which help the patient to understand and empower them to take control of their oral health.

2015 Award Winners

Dr Koula Asimakopoulou, Reader in Health Psychology, King’s College London

Dr Lauren McCluskey, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Mr. Martin Ramsdale, Academic Clinical Fellow/Specialist Registrar in Dental Public Health, University of Leeds

Mr. Pedro Bastos, PhD Student, King’s College London

2015 Award Winners

3 grants were awarded in 2015 to:

  • Koula Asimakopoulos, 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