The International Association for Dental Research is a non-profit association with around 11,000 members across the globe. This year it has awarded its prestigious Distinguished Scientist Award for Research in Periodontal Disease to Professor Iain Chapple, head of Birmingham University’s Dental School, European Federation of Periodontology secretary general, and leading researcher in periodontal disease, in recognition of his ‘significant contribution to the field of oral health research’. The accolade comes with a plaque and £2,992 prize money.
“Iain Chapple has been awarded the Distinguished Scientist Award for Research in Periodontal Disease. “
Professor Chapple said: “I was somewhat shocked, but delighted to receive the news. It is really a team award for the periodontal research group in Birmingham, because research these days is a team effort and I have been very fortunate to work with fantastic people both past and present. I must also recognise my former mentors, John Matthews and Sig Socransky, and my dear friend and colleague Ricardo Teles, who we all miss, and who I am sure would have been a recipient of this award.”