WHAT IS AWARDED?
A $20,000 fellowship will be awarded annually to one or more individuals.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Fellowship applicants must be a periodontist resident, orthodontist resident or young faculty member with five or fewer years in academia at an accredited institution.
HOW DO CANDIDATES APPLY?
Candidates may apply through June 1 via the link below.
- Completed Application
- 750 word maximum personal statement
- 3 letters of recommendation
- 7-10 page research project
WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS?
The applications will be reviewed by a selection committee appointed by the AAP Foundation President. Applicants will receive news about their application status within a month of their deadline.
Alveolar bone deficiencies provide excellent opportunities to incorporate new and innovative multidisciplinary therapies into periodontal practice. This, coupled with an appreciation that management of the airway is an essential component of orthodontic success and the health of associated periodontal tissues, provides a new paradigm of treatment, with particular implications to periodontal practice.
Innovative procedures, combining regenerative periodontal therapy with orthodontic treatment, enables periodontists to minimize iatrogenic risk factors, associated with orthodontic therapy, such as gingival recession, post orthodontic relapse and apical root resorption. Most importantly, the ability of the periodontist to work in concert with the orthodontist to accelerate orthodontic treatment and minimize untoward outcomes, may assist otherwise resistant patients to undergo comprehensive treatment.
$20,000-$40,000 will be awarded annually to one or more individuals through a generous grant from Dr. Colin Richman.
Immediate family members of the Foundation Board of Directors, officers, and selection committee members are not eligible to apply for the fellowship. The award is to be used exclusively for SFOT research purposes and not to be used to replace support that would have normally been provided by the recipient’s institution. The award should be considered a supplement to any salary, stipend or research support.
The award will be made to an individual performing clinical or basic science research related to the orthodontic/periodontal interphase. An individual may receive a maximum of two awards.
DR. COLIN RICHMAN
Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dr. Richman attended school in South Africa and England before receiving his periodontal certificate from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Richman is a leading periodontist in Georgia. He has extensive training and experience in periodontology and has presented more than 350 lectures in the U.S. and abroad. He is a former assistant professor at the Emory University School of Dentistry and a former clinical instructor at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Richman serves as a faculty member at the Georgia Health Sciences University.