Perio Link Award


How to apply


The Sunstar Perio Link Award is a relatively new initiative, with its first edition taking place in 2018. The theme of this award is raising awareness about the link between oral health and general health, and it aims to bring together scientists making a significant impact in their field for the public.

How does it work?

All researchers and clinicians that published a research paper on the link between oral health and general health between January 1st, 2021, and December 31st, 2023, can participate. To do so, send us a 1-minute video in English, in which you explain the outline of your paper and its findings. All videos must be sent in .mp4 format to our Global PR email address, Your video should at least include the following aspects:

Try to avoid talking about p-values, complex statistical analysis or detailed laboratory experiments. Instead, focus on the relevance of your study and its impact for patients and professionals in simple wordings. You only have one minute, make it count!


Videos must be submitted from March 15th, 2024, until September 30th, 2024.


Following the submission deadline, all eligible videos will be published on the Sunstar YouTube channel on October 1st. The voting will be open for vote by the general public from October 1st, 2024, until January 15th, 2025.

The videos will not be judged by a jury, anyone can vote online for their favourite one on Sunstar’s YouTube channel. The videos with the most votes will be the winner.

Additional requirements

Besides uploading the video, participants must clearly declare the sources of funding in their email, be it from academic/research institutes, a commercial organization or any other third party. Submissions that received funding from commercial organizations are subject to screening for conflict of interest with the vision/mission of the Sunstar Foundation.


The first-place recipient of the Sunstar Perio Link Award will receive:

Good luck, and we are looking forward to receiving your submissions!

Recording a video with your phone

Here are some tips and tricks that can really make your video stand out:

  1. When you film yourself, instead of holding your phone vertically (in portrait mode), try to hold it horizontally (in landscape mode). In this way, you use your whole screen.
  2. Keep your camera steady while filming. You can use a camera or phone stand, but if you don’t have one, holding your phone against the wall in front of you works as well!
  3. Don’t stand in front of a window or a bright lamp. The light will drown you out. Instead, turn around to make use of that light! Also, don’t use the flashlight on your phone.
  4. Film yourself in a quiet place. Background noise will distract the viewer and decrease the impact of your story.
  5. Make sure your video is in focus, usually by tapping on your own image on screen. Don’t use the zoom function, as it generally decreases the quality of your recording.
  6. Align the camera in height with your face, or even slightly above it. Filming from below usually doesn’t make the video (and yourself) look attractive.
  7. Try to look into the lens, not to yourself on screen. In that way, it seems as if you’re looking the viewer into the eyes.