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. One abstract from each dental academic institution in North America (Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the United States) will be accepted for review by a panel of five (5) judges. From these abstracts, 12 finalists will be selected to make oral presentations at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio on September 29, 2017. Each finalist will provide a 15-minute presentation based on the abstract, followed by a 10-minute question-and-answer period. Each finalist will receive a $500 travel grant and the winner of the competition will receive the cash prize and a certificate of recognition.