The research award of the AG Keramik

Many new procedures and practical tips, tested and described by research award winners, have found their way into the therapeutic canon of dentistry over the past 2 decades. The research submitted and awarded represents the diverse development of restorative dentistry and prosthodontics. A look at the topics of the award winners shows how the issues have changed and what developmental steps have taken place in the field of dental ceramics since the beginning of this millennium.


The following statutes apply to the award:

1. The Research Prize of the AG Keramik is awarded for scientific work in the field of ceramic restorations. Within the scope of the topic, clinical investigations are accepted, which may also include the dental technical execution. Material-technical investigations are also the focus of the call for entries. Also accepted are clinical studies that deal with the computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and placement of bridge frameworks, crowns, inlay fillings and implant superstructures.

2. The papers will be evaluated by the independent Scientific Advisory Board of the Working Group.

3. Dentists as well as scientists and working groups involved in medical or dental research can apply for the research award. The performing dental laboratory may also participate as a member of a working group.

4. Applications from young scientists are particularly welcome.

5. The paper must be submitted by mail (without registered mail) in 4 copies in German or English as well as in PDF format (on a data carrier or via the Internet). The length should not exceed 20 pages (DIN A4 format), including figures and literature.

6. Works must be submitted anonymously by June 30th, 2023. They must not in any way reveal the author/team of authors.

7. Please address the anonymized paper with a letter acknowledging the conditions/statutes for the award of the research prize, and please include the contact details (title, name, address, telephone, e-mail) of the author(s) or author team.

8. The work may not be submitted at the same time for a tender procedure of another scientific award. Dissertation-based works will also be accepted, although papers intended for publication will be accepted only if submitted to third parties for republication after June 30th, 2023, and if submitted in the condensed form (no more than 20 pages in length) as indicated above.

9. If the work awarded the research prize has not yet been published at the time of the award ceremony, its publication in a dental journal will be supported by the AG Keramik. The authors will be informed about the award or non-award of the research award.

10. The right of unrestricted physical use is to be assigned to AG Keramik.

11. If a work is submitted in violation of one or more of these guidelines, it will be eliminated from evaluation.

12. The division of the prize in the case of works of equal value as well as the non-awarding if none of the works appears to be worthy of the prize are possible.

13. The review panel's decision is final and is made without possibility of legal recourse.

The works are to be submitted by June 30, 2023 to:

Society for Dental Ceramics
Postfach 11 60 . 76308 Malsch | Email:

Phone.: +49 (0) 721 - 945 2929
Telefax +49 (0) 721 - 945 2930

The prize is endowed with a total of 5,000.00 €

AG Ceramics Awards in Hamburg

At its symposium on November 26th as part of the DGI Congress, the Working Group for Ceramics in Dentistry e.V. (AG Ceramics) honored particularly prize-worthy research work and a video documentation. In total, the research award is endowed with a total of 5,000 euros.
Applications for the current call will be accepted until June 30, 2023.

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Research and Video Award 2021

This year's AG Keramik Research and Video Award winners will be honored during the Ceramics Symposium on December 4th, 2021. Since the 20. Anniversary Research Prize could not be awarded last year, the AG Keramik 2021 will award a total of 3 winners for their outstanding research work with the one-time doubled prize money totaling 10,000 euros. The video prize, worth a total of 5,000 euros, is awarded for short films showing expert tips in restorations with ceramics or hybrid materials.

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AG Keramik Research and Video Prize 2020 was not awarded

For the first time in the history of AG Keramik's prestigious research award, the jury has decided not to award a prize. Dr. Bernd Reiss, Chairman of AG Keramik: "We had submissions with high potential (...) However, from our point of view, both the clinical and laboratory studies did not achieve the practical or directly implementable scientific innovation potential that distinguished the award-winning work of recent years."

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