Alexandria, VA, USA, June 22, 2022 – The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced that Timo Närhi, University of Turku, Finland, is the recipient of the IADR Distinguished Scientist Research in Prosthodontics and Implants Award. Närhi was recognized during the Opening Ceremonies of the virtual 100th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, held in conjunction with the 5th Meeting of the Asia Pacific Region on June 20-25, 2022.
Närhi is Professor and Chair of Prosthodontics at the Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Finland. He gained the license for dentistry in 1986 and became a specialist in prosthodontics in 1996. He has been a member of the IADR implant research group since 1998 and a council member for NOF since 2019.
Närhi has held many prestigious positions in Finland, including President of the Finnish Dental society, positions at University and editorial board with the European Journal of Prosthodontics and restorative Dentistry and the International Journal of Prosthodontics. He has published more than 140 articles more recently on implant supported restorations and materials. He is a strong supporter of future prosthodontists and has an appreciated reputation as a supervisor and mentor.
The Research in Prosthodontics and Implants Award is one of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards and one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR. This award consists of a monetary prize and plaque and gives recognition to outstanding research accomplishments in the field of Prosthodontics.
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