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David Bartlett with the award. (Photography: Kings College)
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Kings College dental researcher receives international honours

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SAN FRANCISCO, US: One of the world’s most important awards for research in dental medicine has been given to an academic from the UK. Prof. David Bartlett from King’s College London Dental Institute was presented with the Distinguished Scientist Award in Research in Prosthodontics and Implants at the recent General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) in San Francisco in the US.

With the award, one of the highest honours bestowed by the research association, Bartlett was recognised for outstanding research accomplishments, including conducting laboratory investigations and developing clinical techniques to measure erosive tooth wear in the prosthodontics field. Over the past 20 years, among other things, he conducted three large prevalence studies and collaborated internationally to publish the only systematic reviews on that particular topic in the literature.

He also published data from a study of 1,010 18- to 30-year-olds, together with an assessment of risk, and undertook a pan-European study of more than 3,500 participants to establish the risk factors of erosion.

Currently Head of Prosthodontics at King’s College London Dental Institute, Bartlett has developed teaching in the specialty to make it more relevant to modern general dental practice. He has also been instrumental in bringing teaching on implants to undergraduates and at a level that is consistent with the expectations of dental students, the institute said.

In addition to research in prosthodontics and implants, IADR honours research in 16 more categories, including periodontology and regenerative dentistry. The awards are sponsored by prominent dental companies, such as Dentsply Sirona, DMG and Unilever.

IADR held its recent meeting in conjunction with the 46th annual meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 41st annual meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research in March in San Francisco.

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