Sunstar Pledges $250,000 to AAP for Innovative Periodontitis Research

Sunstar Americas recently announced that it has pledged $250,000 to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) for a series of research grants to be awarded over a three-year period beginning in 2017.

The first Sunstar Innovation Grant will award $30,000 to an AAP member whose research will be presented at the AAP’s 2017 Annual Meeting in Boston September 9-12, 2017. Grant applications must address the following objectives:

  • Innovative treatments and research that serve to alleviate the high burden of periodontitis on the U.S. population.
  • Interdisciplinary team approaches to treating patients with periodontal disease that focus efforts on preserving the patient’s natural dentition, particularly among patients at risk.
  • Novel approaches to achieve patient compliance with oral hygiene instruction/treatment plans using modern, evidence-based diagnostics and modern patient education tools during and between dental visits.

“For over half a century, our company’s stated mission has been, ‘Always strive to help people everywhere achieve better health and enhance their quality-of-life,’” said Marie Wilson, Sunstar Americas Senior Manager, Scientific Affairs & Professional Relations. “By awarding our Sunstar Innovation Grants over the next three years, we will be able to further support not only our mission but the crucial efforts of AAP members to significantly reduce the impact of periodontitis in America.”

Applications for the initial grant must be submitted by October 16, 2016 on the AAP’s online submission site at All grant applications will be administered by the AAP Research Submissions Committee. Grant applicants must be members of the AAP.

About Sunstar Americas
Sunstar Americas, Inc. is a member of the Sunstar Group of companies, a global organization headquartered in Switzerland that serves oral health care professionals and consumers in 90 Sunstar Americas Inc. 301 East Central Road Schaumburg, IL 60195 countries around the world. Sunstar’s mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people everywhere via its four business areas: mouth and body, health and beauty, healthy home, safety and technology. Sunstar Americas, Inc. provides quality oral care products under the GUM®, Butler® and GUIDOR® brands.