David Bartlett Receives the 2017 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Research in Prosthodontics and Implants


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March 23, 2017

Alexandria, Va., USA - The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) presented David Bartlett with the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Prosthodontics and Implants. 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.

Bartlett is head of prosthodontics at King's College London Dental Institute, England, UK. His research is clinically focused, and includes prevalence studies, laboratory investigations and clinical techniques to measure erosive tooth wear in the prosthodontics field. He has a wide range of experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. This involves planning and delivery of courses in prosthodontics and conservative dentistry. Over the past five years, he has developed teaching in prosthodontics to make it more relevant to modern general dental practice. He was also instrumental in bringing teaching in implants to undergraduates but at a level that is consistent with the expectations of dental students.

Bartlett was chair of the Specialist Advisory Committee in Restorative Dentistry for the Royal College of Surgeons from 2011-2014. Through this office he had responsibility for monitoring specialist training for the General Dental Council (GDC) in Endodontics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry in the UK. In 2009, he wrote the GDC curricula for specialist training in endodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics.

Over the past 20 years, Bartlett has conducted three large prevalence studies and collaborated internationally to publish the only systematic reviews in the literature. In 2009, he published data from a study of 1,010 18-30 year olds together with an assessment of risk. More recently a Pan European study of more than 3,500 participants established the risk factors in erosion.

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.

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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