Individuals and research groups have until March 30, 2020 to apply for the DGAO sponsorship award, which is endowed with 30.000 euros. Previously unpublished scientific research projects in the field of aligner orthodontics are awarded.

The DGAO sponsorship award is now very popular. This was shown not least by the numerous entries in recent years. The board of directors therefore increased the prize money to 24 euros by resolution of November 2019, 30.000.

The research prize is awarded every two years by the German Society for Aligner Orthodontics (DGAO) on the occasion of the scientific congress for aligner orthodontics. The next time this will take place at the 6th Scientific Congress for Aligner Orthodontics from November 19th to 21th, 2020 in Cologne.

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

Interested parties should apply to the office of the DGAO eV, Lindenfühlstraße 30c, 2020 Stuttgart by March 29, 70176 (postmark).

Previous award winners


1st place: Evaluation of biocompatible photoreactive monomers for 3D printing of orthodontic splints

Ass. Prof. Dr. Margit Pichelmayer, Ass.-Prof. dr Thomas Griesser, Dr. Heidi Griesser, Dr. Andreas Oesterreicher, Delara Hartmann, MSc, Thomas Rockenbauer

2nd place: Influence of different attachment geometries on the mechanical load exerted by PET-G aligners during derotation of lower canine

Prof. Dr. dr Bernd Lapatky, Dr. Fayez Elkholy

3rd place: External apical root resorption during orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® and multibracket therapy. A retrospective radiometric study

GDR. Michael Nemec, Dr. Catherine Better-Kizilyamac, Dr. Michael Bertl, DDr. Baerbel Reisenhofer, Univ. Prof. Dr. Josef Freudenthaler, Univ. Prof. DDr. Erwin Jonke


Biological reality of computer-planned tooth movements with aligners - a multi-center prospective study

Prof. Dr. Krey Karl Friedrich, Dr. Peter Schicker, Dr. Christian Schwahn, Dr. Philip Willful


Distalization with Invisalign - fiction or reality? A clinical, prospective and controlled study of effectiveness and adherence

BA Jung, Edmund Clemens Rose, and Kirstin Vach

Impact of Invisalign treatment of tertiary crowding using ASR on bone availability - a retrospective 3D CBCT study

Andreas Hellak, Nicole Schmidt, Michael Schauseil, Thomas Drechsler, Heike Maria Korbmacher-Steiner


Effectiveness of Invisalign - a clinical and biomechanical study

Mareike Simon, Christoph Bourauel, Ludger Keilig, and Jörg Schwarze

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