Dr. Moore has a distinguished career as a clinical pharmacologist. His research is particularly noteworthy in several dimensions. First, he has conducted pivotal studies on anxiolytics, including major clinical research defining the efficacy and adverse effects of various methods of pediatric sedation. These studies form the basis of contemporary pediatric sedation guidelines. Second, he has conducted critical studies on clinical analgesics and anesthetics, leading to the recognition of important combinations of these drugs for producing optimal pain control with minimal adverse effects. Third, his recent research on diabetes has led to new recognition of the role of this prevalent disorder in oral health. Fourth, he has established himself as a research mentor to new generations of clinical pharmacologists. Taken together, Dr. Moore's distinguished career has led to a body of translational research which has provided an evidence-based framework for the application of contemporary pharmacological evidence to the practice of clinical dentistry.
The IADR Pharmacology, Therapeutics, & Toxicology Research Award consists of a cash prize and a plaque.