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Fostering the Highest Standards of Research and Education

The Academy of Osseointegration, the world's leading dental implant organization, and the Osseointegration Foundation were established to provide a focus for the rapidly advancing biotechnology involving the natural bond between bone and certain alloplastic reconstructive materials. The nature of this bond makes the technology applicable for a variety of medical and dental situations and offers benefits that include::

  » Replacement of lost teeth
  » Restoration of impaired hearing
  » Enhancements of reconstructive cosmetic surgery
  » Correction of craniofacial problems

The Academy of Osseointegration and the Osseointegration Foundation foster the highest standards of research and education of practitioners, who in turn, use this research and education to enrich their patients' lives and enhance their students' knowledge and skills. Support of the Osseointegration Foundation is essential for the continuation of existing research grant programs and to enable new programs to be launched.

Thousands of patients have already benefitted from treatment by the Academy's membership, which consists of more than 6,000 individuals in 70 countries representing the most highly trained professionals providing craniofacial implant treatment.

Many more individuals will benefit from the advances made possible through the charitable programs of the Osseointegration Foundation.

Foundation Donation Form Get Osseointegration Foundation Donation Form


Foundation Grant Programs

Osseointegration Foundation 2015-2016 Research Grants
The Osseointegration Foundation announces the opening of applications for the 2015-2016 Research Grants, awarded in the amount of $30,000 to the First Place, "Basic Science" and "Applied Science" proposals as determined by the AO/OF Research Grant Committee. Additional awards in the amount of $15,000 each will be given to the Second Place, "Basic Science" and to the "Applied Science" proposals.

These grants are awarded annually to individuals who are: 1) a member of the Academy of Osseointegration; or 2) a faculty member or student who conducts research in any U.S. academic dental institution (at least one person on the research team must be a member of Academy of Osseointegration). First place recipients of the grants are required to present the results of their investigation at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration, as well as submit a manuscript based on the research to the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants no later than December 31, 2015.

The 2015-2016 Osseointegration Foundation Research Grant is
now open to accept applications. Applications that address areas of research to enhance the public acceptance of implants are encouraged. The deadline for submission of the Foundation Research Grant Application is December 1, 2014.

Get Osseointegration Foundation 2015-2016 Research Grant Application Form


Osseointegration Foundation Charitable Grant Program
Each year, the Osseointegration Foundation makes available 10 grants of up to $10,000 for subsidizing the care of eligible patients. Each grant will be issued upon completion of those portions of the case "when the intended function result is completed," but prior to the required three-year follow-up. This grant does not restrict how or where these funds are to be allocated by the service provider, as long as the entire grant is spent directly on patient care and treatment in the domain of osseointegration. Under no circumstances will the patient receiving the care through this grant program be charged for any services rendered.

Both care providers and corporate partners may participate in this program for public relation purposes. Additionally, participants in the grant program, including care providers and corporate partners, will receive narrative recognition at all opportunities (i.e. at official Academy meetings), The International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants and the Osseointegration Foundation Report.

The awards will be determined annually and recipients will be notified in January of each year.

Get application Get Charitable Grant Application
Get Sample Charitable Grant Application
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Nobel Biocare Brånemark Osseointegration Award

This award is given annually by the Osseointegration Foundation to honor an individual's impact on, and leadership in, the field of implant dentistry in any or all of the Foundation's mission categories: research, education or charitable causes.

The award is made possible by a grant from Nobel Biocare. The selection process involves members of the Osseointegration Foundation's Titanium Society to propose distinguished candidates.

Award Recipients:


2013
Daniel Buser, DDS, DMD
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2012
Ulf Lekholm, DDS
   
2011
Daniel VanSteenberge, MD, PhD
   
2010
George A. Zarb, BChD, DDS, MS
   
2009
William R. Laney, DMD, MS
   
2008
Per-Ingvar Brånemark, MD, PhD
   



Titanium Society

The Titanium Society was established to act as an advisory committee to the Osseointegration Foundation Board of Directors. This Society is also a classification of donorship to the Foundation. Members of the Titanium Society represent 100 of the most highly respected and distinguished implant dentistry professionals and each member is expected to make a minimum monetary pledge of $10,000 within a four-year period. Titanium Society members hold an official Annual Meeting Breakfast each year at the AO Annual Meeting.

Titanium Society Laboratory Member

A special member group has been established to recognize dental labs who agree to provide a donation of lab services in the amount of $10,000 over a four-year period (in lieu of monetary donorship). Titanium Society Laboratory members receive an individualized plaque and are listed on the OF Donor Board in a special "Titanium Society Lab" category.

Society members See list of Titanium Society members
OF Board of Directors See list of Osseointegration Foundation Board of Directors
click to view form Get Titanium Society donation form