OHI Awards

No award round in 2021 due to impact of COVID-19

Oral Health Innovations (OHI PreViser Awards) Research Grant 2019-20

The Oral and Dental Research Trust is pleased to announce a new round of the grant scheme funded by Oral Health Innovations Ltd, the UK provider of PreViser Clinical Risk and Disease Assessment technology

The ODRT is seeking applications for small grants to support research programmes into the prevention of oral diseases with a specific emphasis on chronic diseases of ageing and patient-orientated research.

Four grants are available to Dental Professionals and Scientists up to a maximum of £5000 per award

Applications from the UK comprising

  • Structured applications of no more than 2 sides of A4 giving the background to and detail of the proposed research programme
  • 1 side of A4 detailing and justifying the financial expenditure
  • An “Impact Statement” is also required to indicate how the research may benefit patients now or in the future.

Should be submitted electronically to the Administrative Officer of the ODRT

Click here for application form

Ms Marie Jones, admin@odrt.org.uk by 20th March 2020.

You will receive e-mail confirmation that your application has been safely received.  If you do not receive confirmation, please assume your submission has not arrived and contact us.  Safe receipt of applications is the responsibility of the applicant and, should you be unable to demonstrate an acknowledgement, ODRT will not accept that a submission has been made.

The OHI PreViser Awards are designed to provide support for patient-orientated rather than basic research, and research that focuses on prevention in the broadest context. It is not designed to provide “top up” funding for existing projects, but to encourage new and innovative projects that have patients at their core.

The Oral and Dental Research Trust is now an NIHR non-commercial Partner and as such studies funded by this scheme are eligible for consideration for inclusion onto the NIHR Portfolio.

The results of this award round will be announced during the annual meeting of the BSODR.

This programme is supported by a generous donation from Oral Health Innovations Ltd.

Download application form to apply

Download application form to apply

Award Winners


Dr M Nasseripour – KCL

Dr S Serban – Leeds University

Ms A Gallie – Dental Hygienist Practice Based

Ms N Ling-Mountford – University of Birmingham


Mr. William Johnston – Glasgow £4,996. Investigating changes in nitrate-reducing bacteria after non-surgical periodontal therapy

Dr. Ekta Gupta – Aberdeen £5,000. Oral health literacy in older adults with chronic diseases

Dr. Luigi Nibali – Barts and the London £3,500. Prevention of tooth loss in supportive periodontal therapy: analysis of two cohorts

Dr. Sim K. Singhrao -UCLAN £5000. Identifying genetic inflammatory markers in periodontitis as a guide to Alzheimer’s disease risk


Dr. Suzanne Scott – KCL £4,984.  Helping dentists to talk about oral cancer to encourage timely presentation

Dr. Nara Tagiyeva-Milne – UCLAN £5,000  Priorities for research on oral health in older adults: a collaborative partnership of ageing, dental and primary care specialties

Dr. Simarjit Kaur Singhrao – UCLAN £4,907 Role of periodontal/endodontic pathogens in the development of the sporadic form of Alzheimers disease

Dr. Kristina Wanyonyi – University of Portsmouth £100. The use of altered virtual reality to improve age-friendly preventative dental practice: A pilot study with training dental professionals

Praveen Sharma – University of Birmingham £5,000. Full mouth subgingival microbial sampling in health and chronic periodontitis


Dr Koula Asimakopoulou – KCL £5,000

Dr Lauren McCluskey – Royal Devon & Exeter Trust – £4,459

Mr Martin Ramsdale – University of Leeds – £4,851

Mr Pedro Bastos – KCL – £4,980


Drs Anja Heilmann & Georgios Tsakos – UCL – £4,990

Ms Claire Mcilwaine – Peninsula – £4,942 Comparative analysis of total salivary lipopolysaccharide chemical and biological properties with periodontal status


3 grants were awarded in 2015 to:

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