Anthony Volpe Receives the 2017 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology Research


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March 23, 2017

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The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) presented Anthony Volpe with the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology Research. He was recognized at the Opening Ceremonies of the 95th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in San Francisco, Calif., USA. This meeting is being held in conjunction with the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 41st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research.

Volpe is retired from Colgate-Palmolive Company, Piscataway, N.J., USA. He received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J., USA; a D.D.S. degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, USA; and an M.S. in biological sciences from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., USA. In 1998, he was awarded an honorary degree in dentistry (Dottore in Odontoiatria) from the Dental Faculty of the University of Rome, Italy. He has lectured in the fields of pharmacology, periodontal disease and preventive dentistry and is a leading expert in the fields of clinical dental research and global dental caries. Additionally, he has practiced dentistry privately and is a former staff member at St. Peter’s Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J., USA.

Volpe’s contribution to dentistry includes support of the profession and scientific advancements. His recognized contribution to the science of dentistry includes the development of numerous toothpaste formulations clinically proven to reduce dental caries, plaque and gingivitis.

He is a past president of the American Dental Association Foundation and currently serves on other boards, including the Foundation of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped.

Supported by 3M Oral Care, the Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology Research Award is one of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards and is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR. The Award is made for outstanding and sustained peer-reviewed research that has contributed to our knowledge of the mechanisms, efficacy, or safety of drugs used in dentistry and consists of a monetary prize and a plaque.

About the International and American Associations for Dental Research The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with nearly 11,000 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


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