2005 Research in Prosthodontics and Implants Award


Baltimore, Maryland...At the Opening Ceremonies of the 83rd General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), convening here today, the 2005 Research in Prosthodontics and Implants Award will be presented to Dr. E. Ignace Naert, of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

Dr. Naert's research has spanned long-term human clinical studies on implant-supported prostheses to biomechanical studies using photo-elasticity, strain gauges, and finite element analysis. He also has studied individual implant designs, including the effects of implant surface coatings. The results of his numerous studies have been extensively documented in peer-reviewed journals and have had a beneficial effect on the practice of implant dentistry. Dr. Naert has had a long and productive career and has made numerous contributions to prosthodontics.

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