New structure of prize money for the DGAO Sponsorship Award 2020

Please apply by 30 March 2020.

Individual persons and research groups have the opportunity until 30 March 2020 to submit entries for the DGAO Sponsorship Award with prizes worth 30,000 Euros in total. Awards will go to not yet published research projects in the field of aligner orthodontics.

The DGAO Sponsorship Award meanwhile enjoys great popularity. This was reflected not least by the large number of entries received in recent years. With its decision of 24 November 2019, the Board has now raised the amount of prize money to 30,000 Euros.

The sponsorship prize is awarded every two years by the German Association for Aligner Orthodontics e.V. (DGAO) on the occasion of the Scientific Congress for Aligner Orthodontics. The next occasion will be at the 6th Scientific Congress for Aligner Orthodontics from 19th to 21st November 2020 in Cologne.

The award committee consists of three external, academically experienced orthodontic specialists, who irrefutably make their decisions to the best of their knowledge and belief.

Interested parties should submit their entry by 30 June 2020 (date of postage) to the office of the DGAO e.V., Lindenspürstraße 29c, 70176 Stuttgart.
Further information on the conditions for participation can be found on the Internet page


Previous award winners


1. Place

Ass. Prof. Dr. Margit Pichelmayer, Ass.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Grießer, Dr. Heidi Grießer, Dr. Andreas Oesterreicher, Delara Hartmann, MSc, Thomas Rockenbauer
Evaluation of biocompatible photoreactive monomers for 3D printing of orthodontic splints

2. Place

Prof. Dr. Dr. Bernd Lapatky, Dr. Fayez Elkholy
Influence of different attachment geometries on the mechanical load exerted by PET-G aligners during derotation of lower canine

3. Place

DDr. Michael Nemec, Dr. Katharina Besser-Kizilyamac, Dr. Michael Bertl, DDr. Baerbel Reistenhofer, Univ. Prof. Dr. Josef Freudenthaler, Univ. Prof. DDr. Erwin Jonke
External apical root resorption during orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® and multibracket therapy. A retrospective radiometric study


Prof. Dr. Krey Karl-Friedrich, Dr. Peter Schicker, Dr. Christian Schwahn, Dr. Philipp Eigenwillig
Biological reality of computer-planned tooth movement with aligners – a multi-centre, prospective study 


A. Jung, Edmund Clemens Rose, Kirstin Vach
Distalisation with Invisalign - Fiction or Reality?
A clinical, prospective and controlled study on efficacy and compliance

Andreas Hellak, Nicole Schmidt, Michael Schauseil, Thomas Drechsler, Heike Maria Korbmacher-Steiner
Effect of Invisalign treatment on tertiary crowding with ASR on bone availability - a retrospective 3D CBCT study


Mareike Simon, Christoph Bourauel, Ludger Keilig, Jörg Schwarze
Efficacy of Invisalign - a clinical and biomechanical study

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