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Scottish professor wins international dental research award

By Dental Tribune UK
July 04, 2019

DUNDEE, UK/VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada: In recognition of his prominence in the world of dental academia, Prof. Graham Ogden of the University of Dundee has been awarded the 2019 International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Distinguished Scientist Award in Oral Medicine and Pathology Research. Ogden was presented with this accolade at the recent 97th General Session and Exhibition of the IADR held in Vancouver in Canada.

The award is one of the highest honours bestowed by the IADR and recognises Ogden’s outstanding and sustained body of peer-reviewed research that has contributed to an understanding of the mechanisms governing the health and diseases of the oral cavity and associated structures, which principally encompass skin, bone and the oral soft tissue. The award consists of a monetary prize and a plaque.

Ogden is currently Professor of Oral Surgery at the University of Dundee, as well as Vice President of the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow. Since completing his PhD at the University of Dundee, he has published more than 100 peer-reviewed works on the topic of oral cancer ranging from basic science to chairside management. For raising public awareness about oral cancer and for his contribution to professional education on the subject, Ogden previously received the 2012 Ian Stevenson Award for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research.

“I am deeply honoured to have received this award from the IADR, which represents colleagues from around the world,” said Ogden. “It is obviously very nice to be the focus of such recognition from one’s peers. It also shows the impact Dundee has made in dental research and the international reputation we hold.”

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