Daniel Fried Receives the 2017 William H. Bowen Research in Dental Caries Award


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March 23, 2017 - Alexandria, Va., USA - The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) presented Daniel Fried with the 2017 William H. Bowen Research in Dental Caries Award. 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.

Fried is professor, preventive and restorative dental sciences, University of California, San Francisco, USA, School of Dentistry. He received his B.S. in chemistry and M.Sc. in physical chemistry from University of Toledo, Ohio, USA. He then went on to receive his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich., USA, and complete a postdoctoral fellowship in biomedical optics at the University of Rochester, N.Y., USA, and another postdoctoral fellowship in mineralized tissue at Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, N.Y., USA.

The research that Fried and his collaborators have done relating to the interactions of laser light with dental hard tissues has set the stage for the development of several dental applications for light (especially laser light) in relation to practical dentistry and cariology. Fried and collaborators have identified laser parameters that enable very specific laser conditions to effectively and efficiently remove carious tissue and make minimal cavity preparations in a very precise and controlled fashion. This technology will revolutionize the way carious lesions are restored that have progressed beyond the point where they can be arrested or remineralized.

IADR Past President William Henry Bowen passed away on November 15, 2016. Dr. Bowen was professor emeritus, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Center for Oral Biology, University of Rochester Medical Center School of Medicine and Dentistry, N.Y., USA. He was a long-standing member of IADR and served as the 67th president of the Association, the 10th president of the American Association for Dental Research and an IADR treasurer. In his honor, this year the IADR Research in Dental Caries Award was renamed the William H. Bowen Research in Dental Caries Award.

Generously supported by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., the William H. Bowen Research in Dental Caries Award is one of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards and is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR. The award, consisting of a monetary prize and a plaque, is designed to stimulate and recognize outstanding and innovative achievements that have contributed to the basic understanding of caries etiology and/or to the prevention of dental caries.

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 www.iadr.org.


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