Researchers from the University of Damascus Dental School in Syria are the recipients of the 2023 WFO T.M. Graber Outstanding Article Award. Drs. Amer Owayda, Mohammad Hajeer, Rashad Murad, and Rabab Al-Sabbagh are the authors of the award-winning paper, “The Efficacy of Low-Level Laser Therapy Versus Paracetamol- Caffeine in Controlling Orthodontic Separation Pain and Changes in the Oral-Health-Related Quality of Life in Class I Malocclusions: A 3-Arm, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial”.
The article was first published in the Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists (JWFO) in June 2022 and the award has been presented during the WFO-AAO Presidents’ Breakfast during the AAO Annual Session 2023 at Chicago, Illinois, USA.
You can read the article here: https://www.jwfo.org/article/S2212-4438(22)00001-7/fulltext
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.
Dr. Vinod Krishnan, the Editor-in-Chief of the JWFO, stated that the purpose of this award is to recognize researchers who demonstrate exceptional skills in communicating their scientific findings to the public and also to encourage and promote high-quality research in the field of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, and allied sciences. The award-winning article is selected through a rigorous three-step process, which includes external review evaluation as well.