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Bennett T. Amaechi - December 2014

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Bennett T. Amaechi, B.Sc., B.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D., F.A.D.I., is a professor of dentistry and director of cariology in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has been with the University since 2001. He earned his B.Sc., B.D.S. from the University of Ife, Nigeria (now Obafemi Awolowo University), his M.Sc. from Guy's Hospital Dental School, University of London, UK, and his Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool.

Amaechi’s research expertise is in dental caries, with particular interest in clinical and laboratory trials of anticaries agents and caries diagnostics. He has mentored students, faculty and fellows, both in the United States and overseas, in these areas of research through his funding from industry and the National Institutes of Health. Through his collaboration with institutions worldwide to promote international interaction, he has mentored students and faculty members in countries such as China, Egypt, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nigeria, Singapore, Slovenia and Uganda. He has published extensively in scientific literature, including book chapters.

JDR Publishes Special Issue on Novel Dental Biomaterials and Technologies

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Alexandria, Va., USA – Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a special themed issue of the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) centered on novel dental biomaterials and technologies. Although the Associations have published clinical supplements to the JDR, this is the first special themed issue the Associations have published.

Tamanna Tiwari - November 2014

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Tamanna Tiwari, M.P.H., M.D.S., B.D.S., is a research associate in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado, Denver. She earned her B.D.S. and M.D.S. at Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, India; and her M.P.H. from New York University.

Her main area of work is at the Center for Native Oral Health Research (CNOHR) in Colorado, which is one of the three Early Childhood Caries (ECC) disparities research centers funded by NIH-NIDCR in the United States. CNOHR conducts research aimed at developing culturally acceptable and effective strategies to prevent infectious oral diseases in American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Although both caries and periodontal disease are entirely preventable, disparities in oral health for American Indians and Alaska Natives are among the highest reported. 

IADR Launches New Distinguished Scientist Award in Global Oral Health Research

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Alexandria, Va., USA – Today, the International Association for Dental Research announced the 17th award in its Distinguished Scientist Award program: the Global Oral Health Research Award. Supported by Church & Dwight Co., Inc., this new award honors IADR and AADR Past President Dr. John Greenspan, University of California, San Francisco, USA. He is also 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.
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