At the General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) held in Cape Town in June, the 2014 Straumann/IADR Award in Regenerative Periodontal Medicine was presented to Professor Mark Bartold from the University of Adelaide in recognition of his remarkable achievements in the field.

Prof. Bartold has authored more than 230 scientific articles, a number of which focus on his research into the use of periodontal stem cells and the fabrication of bioactive scaffolds for periodontal regeneration. Worth USD 5000, the Award is sponsored by Straumann and administered by the IADR. It was created in 2010 to honor significant contributions to research in regenerative periodontal or peri-implant medicine.

Professor Shinya Murakami, President of the IADR Periodontal Research Group and Chairman of the Periodontology Department at Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry (left), presenting the award to Professor Mark Bartold in Cape Town.