Baltimore, Maryland...The International Association for Dental Research (IADR), convening here today at the Baltimore Convention Center for its 83rd General Session, has awarded the 2005 Young Investigator Award to Dr. Takafumi Kato, of the Matsumoto Dental University, Nagano, Japan.
Dr. Kato was selected for this Award for his innovative research on three topics: swallowing problems, tooth-grinding, and jaw-joint problems. These are clinical issues of great relevance to the general public. Tooth-grinding in particular can wear away the teeth, causing sensitivity and pain, as well as spoiling a person's smile, since the front teeth can be greatly reduced in height. It is re-assuring that a young researcher is investigating such practical problems which can be debilitating for the individuals suffering from them.
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