The VOLPE Prize, which is named in honor of Anthony Volpe, is a $3,500 U.S. Dollar award presented for the best clinical research in periodontology by students in dentistry. Abstracts were accepted from dental academic institutions in North and South America for review by a panel of judges. From these abstracts, 8 finalists were selected to make oral presentations at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio on April 20, 2018. Each finalist provided a 20-minute presentation based on the abstract, followed by a 10-minute question-and-answer period. Each finalist will received a $500 travel grant and the winner of the competition received the cash prize and a certificate of recognition.