This annual award recognizes the best papers published in the Journal of Dental Research for the period of July 1 through June 30 preceding the IADR General Session. One paper is selected in each category: Clinical, Biological, and Biomaterials & Bioengineering.

2012 Recipients:

Biological Research
N.Tamaoki, H. Aoki, T. Takeda-Kawauchi, K. Lida, T. Shibata, T. Kunisada, K. Tezuka, K. Takahasi, T. Tanaka, T. Ichisaka, S.Yamanaka for the paper "Dental Pulp Cells for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Banking," J Dent Res. 90:35-40.

Biomaterials and Bioengineering Research
Li-sha Gu, Young Kyung Kim, Yan Liu, Heonjune Ryou, Courtney E. Wimmer, Lin Dai, Dwayne D. Arola, Stephen W. Looney, David H. Pashley, and Franklin R. Tay for the paper, “Biomimetic Analogs for Collagen Biomineralization,” J Dent Res. 90: 82-7.

Clinical Research
Shunya Yamanaka for co-authors, Masahiro Kitamura, Motoki Akamatsu, Miho Machigashira, Yoshitaka Hara, Ryuji Sakagami, Takao Hirofuji, Takafumi Hamachi, Katsumasa Maeda, Makoto Yokota, Jun-ichi Kido, Toshihiko Nagata, Hidemi Kurihara, Shogo Takashiba, Toshiaki Shibutani, Mitsuo Fukuda, Toshihide Noguchi, Kazuhisa Yamazaki, Hiromasa Yoshie, Kazuo Ioroi, Takashi Arai, Taneaki Nakagawa, Koichi Ito, Shigeru Oda, Yuichi Izumi, Yorimasa Ogata, Satoru Yamada, Hidetoshi Shimauchi, Kazushi Kunimatsu, Masamitsu Kawanami, Takeo Fujii, Yasushi Furuichi, Toshi Furuuchi, Takashi Sasano, Enyu Imai, Masatoshi Omae, Satoru Yamada, and Mitsuru Watanuki, for the paper, “FGF-2 Stimulates Periodontal Regeneration Results of a Multi-center Randomized Clinical Trial,” J Dent Res. 90: 35-40.

2011 Recipients:

Biological Research:
Luciano Casagrande, Flavio Demarco, Zhaocheng Zhang, Fernando Araujo, Songtao Shi and Jacques Nör for the paper “Dentin-derived BMP-2 and Odontoblast Differentiation,” J Dent Res 89: 603-8

Biomaterials & Bioengineering Research:
Rui Chen, Mirei Chiba, Shiro Mori, Manabu Fukumoto and Tetsuya Kodama for the paper “Periodontal Gene Transfer by Ultrasound and Nano/microbubbles,” J Dent Res 88: 1008-13

Clinical Research:
Xiaoli Gao, Chin-Ying Stephen Hsu, Yunjie (Calvin) Xu, H. Brian Hwarng, Teresa Loh and David Koh for the paper “Building Caries Risk Assessment Models for Children,” J Dent Res 89: 637-43

2010 Recipients:

Biological Research:
M. Miyazawa, Z. Dong, Z. Zhang, K.G. Neiva, M.M. Cordeiro, D.T. Oliveira and J.E. Nör for the paper “Effect of PTK/ZK on the Angiogenic Switch in Head and Neck Tumors” J Dent Res 87: 1166-1171, December, 2008

Biomaterials & Bioengineering Research:
T. Ogawa,, L. Saruwatari, K. Takeuchi, H. Aita and N. Ohno for the paper “Ti Nano-nodular Structuring for Bone Integration and Regeneration” J Dent Res 87: 751-756, August, 2008

Clinical Research:
C.W. Bassim, R.S. Redman, D.J. DeNucci, K.L. Becker and E.S. Nylen for the paper “Salivary Procalcitonin and Periodontitis in Diabetes” J Dent Res 87: 630-634, July, 2008

2009 Recipients:

Hendrik Meyer-Lueckel
Christian-Albrechts-UniversitΣt Kiel, Germany

Anne Sanders
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, USA

Cun-Yu Wang
University of California - Los Angeles, USA

2008 Recipients:

Gregory Essick
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, USA

Carolyn Gibson
University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, USA

David Pashley
Medical College of Georgia, USA

2007 Recipients:

S. Bopp-Kuchler
USA

Youssef Haikel
Universite Louis Pasteur, France

K. Horger
USA

Bing Hu
University of Lausanne, Switzerland

L. Jimenez
USA

Darnell Kaigler
University of Michigan, USA

Katy Krahn
USA

Paul Krebsbach
University of Michigan, USA

Herve Lesot
University of Strasbourg, France

Andrew Lidral
University of Iowa - Iowa City, USA

Adriana Modesto Vieira
University of Pittsburgh, USA

David Mooney
Harvard University - Boston, USA

Lina    Moreno
USA

Fernando Unda
Universidad Pais Vasco/Euskal, Spain

X.J. Wang
USA

Shoou-Lih Wang
New Jersey Dental School - UMDNJ, USA

E.R. West
USA

2006 Recipients:

Cun-Yu Wang
University of California - Los Angeles, USA

Shuo Chen
University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Xiu-Ping Wang
Harvard School of Dental Medicine - Boston, USA

2005 Recipients:

Jian Feng
Baylor College of Dentistry - Dallas, USA