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Marco Peres Receives the 2017 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Global Oral Health Research

Alexandria, Va., USA - The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) presented Marco Peres with the 2017 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Global Oral Health 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 was 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.

Peres is professor of Population Oral Health and Director of Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, The University of Adelaide. He received his B.D.S. and Ph.D. jointly from University of São Paulo, Brazil and University College London, UK.

Peres has taken the lead and made outstanding significant scientific contribution in Global Oral Health and General Health. His work is characterized by a public health imperative and recognition that experience and incidence of oral and general diseases and health behaviors related to the risk factors for the diseases are socially determined and unequally distributed within and between countries. To actively reduce general health and oral health inequalities globally, Peres has worked collaboratively with academics from Brazil, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia in the field of life course oral health epidemiology and inequalities in oral health, based on population based cohort studies in these countries.

During his career, he has made many contributions to research, mainly in the area of epidemiology and inequalities in heath, as well as in leadership of professional organizations in epidemiology and dental public health.

The Global Oral Health Research Award is generously supported by Church & Dwight Co., Inc. One of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards, it is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR. The IADR Global Oral Health Research Award honors IADR and AADR Past President John Greenspan, who is the founding president of the IADR Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health’s Global Oral Health Interest Group. The award consists of a monetary award and a plaque, and recognizes research that addresses inequalities in global oral health. 

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