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Anibal Diogenes received 2019 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Pulp Biology

International & American Associations for Dental Research

Alexandria, Va., USA - The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Anibal Diogenes, University of Texas Health, San Antonio, USA, as the 2019 recipient of the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Pulp Biology and Regeneration. Diogenes was recognized at the Opening Ceremonies of the 97th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR). The IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition is held at the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building in Vancouver, BC, Canada from June 19-22, 2019.

Diogenes is Associate Professor and Vice-Chair at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas, USA. He completed his D.D.S. at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil and his Ph.D. on Prolactin modulation of trigeminal sensory neurons at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Diogenes then completed his specialty training in endodontics and received his Board Certificate.

Diogenes has published over 52 peer reviewed publications and four book chapters to generate 1,410 life-time citations. He conducted the first clinical study in pediatric and adult patients demonstrating intracanal delivery of mesenchymal stem cells during regenerative endodontic procedures. Diogenes has made major contributions to our understanding of pulp biology and regeneration. He demonstrated TLR receptors on neuron, stem cell from apical apilla (SCAP), optimal scaffold for regenerative procedures and peptidergic neurons regulating apical periodontitis.

The IADR Pulp Biology and Regeneration Award is supported by Dentsply Sirona and consists of a monetary award and plaque. The award recognizes, encourages and stimulates outstanding research contributions in the field of pulp biology. As one of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards, this award is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR.


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