The recipient of the 2022 T. M. Graber Outstanding Article Award has been recently announced. The awarded article is titled “Cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, and cellular metal accumulation caused by professionally applied fluoride products in patients with fixed orthodontic appliances: A randomized clinical trial”. by Drs. Nantharat Apiwantanakul, Pintu-on Chantarawaratit from the Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
You can read the article here: https://els-jbs-prod-cdn.jbs.elsevierhealth.com/pb-assets/Health%20Advance/journals/ejwf/TM_Graber_outstanding_article_award_2022-Winning_article-1643718109860.pdf
The T. M. Graber Outstanding Article Award was established to recognize JWFO authors who make significant contributions to the field of orthodontics by publishing the results of their work in the JWFO. It is named in honor of Dr. T. M. Graber, who was the first editor of the WFO’s first official journal, the World Journal of Orthodontics (WJO), in recognition of his life-long contributions to the profession of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics through his endeavors in academics, research, his extensive scientific and clinical publications and his responsibilities as editor.
The award-winning article is selected through a rigorous three-step process, which includes external review evaluation as well. The award-winning article of 2022 from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand received special commendation from the external reviewers, who stated that “It is a well-designed RCT that found the acidulated phosphate fluoride gel to cause significant increase in intracellular nickel content in buccal mucosal cells. It is not common an article can change the daily procedure of each orthodontist, but this article has achieved this goal”. The award has been presented during the WFO-AAO Presidents’ Breakfast during the AAO Annual Session 2022 at Miami, Florida, USA.