norbert gutknecht research award winners
We are thrilled to announce the winners of the prestigious Professor Norbert Gutknecht Research Award, presented at the 19th ISLD Laser Dentistry World Congress in Porto, Portugal. This award honors the legacy of the late Professor Norbert Gutknecht, a pioneer in Laser Dentistry, and recognizes excellence in research and innovation in our field.

🏆 Best Oral Presentation
Winner: Alessandra Nara de Souza Rastelli
Title: “A Superhydrophobic Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy Device for Periodontitis Treatment in a Wistar Rat Model”
Prize: 1,000.00€

🏆 Best Poster
Winner: Ellen Perim Rosa do Nascimento
Title: “Efficacy of Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy in Areas of Gingival Overgrowth in Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial”
Prize: 500.00€

We remain loyal to the legacy that Professor Norbert Gutknecht left, celebrating and promoting cutting-edge research in laser dentistry.

❗️ This award will continue to honor excellence in research at the next ISLD World Congress in Dubai in 2026. Stay tuned for more details!