Celebrating Excellence and Innovation in Oral Care

At SUNSTAR, we strongly believe in celebrating great achievements and new ideas that will enhance people’s lives around the world.

The aim of the SUNSTAR Awards is to recognize forward-thinking individuals who have made a difference in oral care, helping to create a brighter future for everyone.

The awards include the World Dental Hygienist Awards, the World Perio Research Awards, the AAP’s SUNSTAR Innovation Grant,  and the IADR Karring-Nyman SUNSTAR GUIDOR® Grant.

Plus, brand new for 2018 is the Perio Link Award. This exciting new initiative aims to highlight top research projects that are helping to raise public awareness of the connection between gum health and general health.

Recipients of the SUNSTAR Awards receive a cash prize, a trophy, an invitation to a conference and award ceremony, and more.

Lior Shapira received the World Perio Research Award in 2003. “As a young researcher, I was honored to be one of the first awardees,” he explains. “The trophy and the picture from the ceremony in Berlin are in my office, showing my young students that good research is highly appreciated worldwide. I encourage every scientist in the field to apply for this award.”

For more information and details on how to apply or vote, visit the SUNSTAR FOUNDATION website.