Adriano Piattelli to Receive the 2016 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Research in Prosthodontics and Implants

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June 21, 2016                                                                                                               

Alexandria, Va., USA - The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) will present Adriano Piattelli with the 2016 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Research in Prosthodontics and Implants. 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.

Piattelli started his academic career at University of Chieti, Italy, in 1979 and is currently full professor in the Oral Pathology Department at University of Chieti. In the initial period of his research carrier between 1993-1996, he mainly studied in vivo bone biology related to implant and from 1997 he focused on bone reaction to loaded implant and clinical performance of the implant patients with the collaboration of excellent clinicians.

His major contribution to the field of implant dentistry is to provide scientific evidence in terms of immediately loaded/restored implants, peri-implant bone resorption, narrow/wide diameters locking-taper implants, morse-taper connection, simultaneous grafting/membrane, immediately placed maxillaly single implants based on in vivo animal studies and quite number of long-term prospective and retrospective studies supported by more than 300 articles. It can be recognized that he is the first basic researcher who tried to make clear the clinical significance of immediate and early loading implants with extensive well-designed studies in early 90’s.

The Research in Prosthodontics and Implants Award is generously supported by Dentsply Sirona Implants and is one of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards and one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR. This award consists of a monetary prize and plaque and gives recognition to outstanding research accomplishments in the field of Prosthodontics. It was expanded in 1990 to include implantology.

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