This year, Align also introduced a new scanner research award component in recognition of the rapid increase in utilization of intraoral scanning technology. The following are the scanner award recipients for 2013:
•Professor Greg Huang, Dr. Weitao Liu at University of Washington (Seattle, WA), $5,000 •Dr. Mario Greco, Assistant Professor Aldo Giancotti at University of Rome Tor Vegata Fatebenefratelli Hospital Department of Orthodontics (Rome, Italy), $5,000 •Associate Professor Mohamed Masoud, Dr. Amornrut Manosudprasit at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine (Boston, MA), $5,000 •Professor Jeryl English, Dr. Benjamin Cozad, Dr. Sercan Akyalcin, Dr. Clark Colville at the University of Texas Health Science Center (Houston, TX), $5,000
The four scanner award proposals include an exploration on methods and training techniques for intraoral scanning efficiency; an investigation on iTero's capability of reproducing the 3D dental anatomy accurately as compared to desktop laser scanners; an analysis on the reliability and accuracy of the intraoral scanner; and a validation on the use of 3D extraoral and intraoral imaging as a substitute for cephalometric radiography in orthodontic treatment planning and to determine the case types that require additional radiographic exposure.
All proposals received were reviewed and prioritized by an independent academic committee in a blind evaluation. The 2013 academic committee is comprised of six members: Dr. Sunil Wadhwa (Chair), director of the Division of Orthodontics at the Columbia University; Professor Donald Burden, director of the Centre for Dentistry at the Queen's University at Belfast, Ireland; Dr. Emile Rossouw, chairman of the Department of Orthodontics at University of North Carolina; Dr. Glenn Sameshima, chairman of the Advanced Orthodontic Program at University of Southern California; Dr. Jeanne Nervina, postdoctoral scholar in orthodontics at University of Michigan; and Dr. Timothy Wheeler, professor of orthodontics at University of Florida, previous academic committee chair, and committee advisor.
The 2014 Align Research Award Program submission details will be announced later this year.
About Align Technology, Inc.
Align Technology designs, manufactures and markets Invisalign, a proprietary method for treating malocclusion, or the misalignment of teeth. Invisalign corrects malocclusion using a series of clear, nearly invisible, removable appliances that gently move teeth to a desired final position. Because it does not rely on the use of metal or ceramic brackets and wires, Invisalign significantly reduces the aesthetic and other limitations associated with braces. Invisalign is appropriate for treating adults and teens. Align Technology was founded in March 1997 and received FDA clearance to market Invisalign in 1998.The Invisalign product family includes Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, Invisalign Assist, Invisalign Express10, Invisalign Express 5, Invisalign Lite, Vivera Retainers and Invisalign i7 in international.
To learn more about Invisalign or to find an Invisalign trained doctor in your area, please visit www.invisalign.com.
Cadent Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of Align Technology and is a leading provider of 3D digital scanning solutions for orthodontics and dentistry. The Cadent family of products includes iTero and OrthoCAD iOC scanning systems, OrthoCADiCast, OrthoCAD iQ and OrthoCAD iRecord. For additional information, please visit www.cadentinc.com.
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