Thursday, October 13, 2022

I-Ching Wang

The Osteology Foundation awarded I-Ching Wang, associate professor of periodontics, an almost $30K Young Researcher Grant for her project,  Ultrasound-based Imaging to Detect Early Changes of Hard and Soft tissue Around Immediately Placed Implants With or Without Soft Tissue Augmentation.

The main goal of the project is to use non-invasive, real-time ultrasonography to understand the longitudinal tissue changes around immediate implants with connective tissue grafts or soft tissue substitutes compared to those without soft tissue augmentation.

Wang’s research team includes Iowa faculty Chris Barwacz and Carlos Garaicoa, and they will be consulting with Michigan faculty Albert Chan and Oliver Kripfgans.