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Award in research in prosthodontics and implants

Published: 10/04/2017

The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) presented Professor David Bartlett from King’s College London’s Dental Institute with the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Prosthodontics and Implants.

He was recognised at the opening ceremonies of the 95th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, on Wednesday, March 22, in San Francisco. This meeting was held 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.
 
Professor Bartlett is head of prosthodontics at King's College London Dental Institute. His research is clinically focused and includes prevalence studies, laboratory investigations and clinical techniques to measure erosive tooth wear in the prosthodontics field. He has a wide range of experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. This involves planning and delivery of courses in prosthodontics and conservative dentistry. Over the past five years, he has developed teaching in prosthodontics to make it more relevant to modern general dental practice. He was also instrumental in bringing teaching in implants to undergraduates at a level that is consistent with the expectations of dental students.
 
Bartlett was chair of the Specialist Advisory Committee in Restorative Dentistry for the Royal College of Surgeons from 2011-2014. Through this office he had responsibility for monitoring specialist training for the General Dental Council (GDC) in endodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics and restorative dentistry in the UK. In 2009, he wrote the GDC curricula for specialist training in endodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics.
 
Over the past 20 years, Bartlett has conducted three large prevalence studies and collaborated internationally to publish the only systematic reviews in the literature. In 2009, he published data from a study of 1,010 18 to 30 year olds, together with an assessment of risk. More recently a Pan European study of more than 3,500 participants established the risk factors in erosion.
 
The Research in Prosthodontics and Implants Award is generously supported by Dentsply Sirona Implants and is one of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards; it is one of the highest honours bestowed by IADR. This award consists of a monetary prize and plaque and gives recognition to outstanding research accomplishments in the field of prosthodontics. It was expanded in 1990, to include implantology.