Edward C.M. Lo to Receive the 2016 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Geriatric Oral Research

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June 21, 2016                                                                                                               

Alexandria, Va., USA - The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) will present Edward C.M. Lo with the 2016 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Geriatric Oral Research. He will be recognized at the Opening Ceremonies of the 94th IADR General Session & Exhibition, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Seoul, Republic of Korea. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the 3rd Meeting of the IADR Asia Pacific Region and the 35th Annual Meeting of the IADR Korean Division.

Lo is chair professor in dental public health in the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong, SAR, China, and he is an honorary professor in a number of major dental schools in mainland China. He obtained his full academic and specialist training at the University of Hong Kong, including B.D.S., M.D.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

His research interests are in oral epidemiology, oral health care delivery and preventive dentistry. Lo has conducted many oral epidemiological studies on various population groups, including geriatric populations in China and Hong Kong. Additionally, he has conducted many clinical studies on new preventive and treatment methods for dental caries.

As an engaged IADR member, he has served the Association through service on the IADR Board of Directors as treasurer and the JDR Editorial Board. In 2012 he won the IADR Colgate Community-Based Research Award for Caries Prevention.

The Geriatric Oral Research Award consists of a monetary prize and plaque and is generously supported by GlaxoSmithKline. The award is designed to stimulate, encourage, and recognize outstanding research accomplishments in the field of geriatric oral research, is one of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards, and is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR.

About the International and American Associations for Dental Research
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with nearly 10,500 individual members worldwide, dedicated to: (1) advancing research and increasing knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide, (2) supporting and representing the oral health research community, and (3) facilitating the communication and application of research findings. To learn more, visit www.iadr.org.   

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