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2017 IADR Academy of Osseointegration Innovation in Implant Sciences Award Presented to Lyndon Cooper

Alexandria, Va., USA The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) presented Lyndon Cooper with the 2017 IADR Academy of Osseointegration Innovation in Implant Sciences 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 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.

Cooper is associate dean for research at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry. He was selected for this award for his research entitled “Epithelial (dys)function in Peri-implantitis.” This study will further describe the molecular pathogenesis of the chronic peri-implantitis lesion and will provide a first characterization of the junctional epithelium in healthy and diseased peri-implant tissues. It is intended to close some of the gaps in knowledge and will aid in developing future, rational approaches to its management.

IADR is pleased that the Academy of Osseointegration is sponsoring this award for a seventh year,” said then IADR President Jukka Meurman. “We thank them for this very generous support which funds innovative technologies. Dr. Cooper’s research involving peri-implantitis fits the intent of this award to produce implant research that can be applied in clinical practice and be used to maintain and improve oral health and quality of life.”

Supported by the Academy of Osseointegration, this is the seventh year of this award, which is intended to help investigators pursue innovation and novel research in oral care that involves, but is not limited to, dental implant therapy. Cooper will receive an award of up to $75,000.

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