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Satoshi Imazato Named 2020 Recipient of the Wilmer Souder Distinguished Scientist Award

Alexandria, Va., USA, May 6, 2020 – The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Satoshi Imazato, Osaka University, Japan, as the 2020 recipient of the Wilmer Souder Distinguished Scientist Award.

Imazato is the Dean of Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry. His research topics focus on development of bio-active/bio-functional materials; development of novel antimicrobials-release system; development of novel technology for pulp and bone regeneration; development of novel preventive/treatment methods of root surface caries; analysis of biocompatibility of dental restorative materials; prosthodontics-related, regenerative dentistry and dental engineering-related and conservative dentistry-related.

Supported by an endowment provided by the IADR Dental Materials Group, this is the oldest of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards and consists of a monetary prize and a plaque. The award honors Dr. Wilmer Souder, the motivating force in establishing the Dental Section at the National Bureau of Standards and is designed to encourage interest in dental materials research. It is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR.

Due to the cancellation of the 2020 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session, the award was given locally.

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