Foundation research

Curaden Supports AAP Foundation Research Award

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Foundation is pleased to announce that Curaden, USA Inc. has made a substantial contribution in support of the AAP Foundation’s Patty and Paul Levi Research Award. In recognition of this contribution, the award will be renamed Patty and Paul Levi – Curaden Research Award.

The Patty & Paul Levi – Curaden Research Fellowship provides an annual $5,000 scholarship to a pre-doctoral student or students conducting research related to preventive periodontology and being mentored by a faculty member in periodontics. Research must be associated with the prevention of periodontal or peri-implant diseases. The goals of this award align closely with Curaden’s commitment to disease prevention, education, and providing “better health for you” through their oral care products and Curaden Academy.

“Prevention is close to our hearts, and we’re thrilled to support the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation (AAPF) in our shared goal of empowering everyone to have a healthy mouth and a healthy body in the future.” says Steffen Mueller, Managing Director of Curaden USA.

“As dental professionals, we are health coaches for our patients. “A healthy mouth, a healthy body” is not just a slogan, it is what we teach our patients daily in practice. I am proud to be part of this collaboration with Patty and Paul, AAPF and the entire Curaden family,” adds Shannon M. Nanne, RDH, Director of Professional Relations and Education, Curaden USA.

Patty Levi supported Paul for nearly fifty years in his efforts to teach and practice periodontology. They are very honored to have this award nominated and strongly believe it will enhance the knowledge of preventive dentistry and periodontology for students and the public.


The American Academy of Periodontology Foundation is dedicated to improving the periodontal and general health of the public by increasing public and professional knowledge about periodontal disease and its therapies, stimulating and supporting basic and clinical research to generate new knowledge and improving educational programs at all levels to create opportunities in periodontic training and practice.


Curaden is one of the world’s leading providers of holistic approaches to oral health. For 65 years, the company has been known for its oral care products and solutions – it starts with prevention before damage occurs in the mouth.

“Better health for you” is the philosophy that is at the heart of everything the company does.

This credo emphasizes the importance of oral health and its direct relationship to overall health. Whether interdental brushes, manual toothbrushes with particularly fine and precisely arranged filaments, electric toothbrushes, mouthwashes, a baby kit or soft toothpaste, the products and solutions complete, the global subsidiaries as well as the CURAPROX brand point out with their colorful playfulness that health should have to do with joy and not with pain.