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2005 Research in Oral Biology Award

International & American Associations for Dental Research

Baltimore, Maryland...The 2005 Research in Oral Biology Award will be presented today to Dr. Martha Somerman, Dean of the School of Dentistry, University of Washington, Seattle. The award recognizes Dr. Somerman's outstanding contribution to understanding of the physiology and pathology of the mineralized and soft tissues of the peridontium. She has published widely, currently serves on four journal editorial boards, and has long been committed to serving on research review bodies, AADR panels, and international advisory committees.

Dr. Somerman received her award during the Opening Ceremonies of the 83rd General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), convening at the Baltimore Convention Center.

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The IADR Research in Oral Biology Distinguished Scientist Award, sponsored since its inception by the Church & Dwight Company, Inc., is designed to recognize outstanding research in the field of oral biology other than in those areas already recognized by specific awards. It is one of 15 Distinguished Scientist Awards bestowed annually by the IADR, representing the Association's highest honor.

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