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Asbjørn Jokstad received 2019 Research in Prosthodontics and Implants Award

International & American Associations for Dental Research

Alexandria, Va., USA - The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Asbjørn Jokstad, The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, as the 2019 recipient of the Research in Prosthodontics and Implants Award. Jokstad 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.

Jokstad is a Professor in the Department of Clinical Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences at the Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø and was formerly a Professor and Chair in the Division of Prosthodontics at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Jokstad played a critical role in developing and implementing modern clinical studies in the field of prosthodontic and implant research. Jokstad has almost 200 publications and has held global courses focusing on evidence-based dentistry, clinical studies of dental materials, conventional and implant prosthetics, toxicology and bite function.

The Research in Prosthodontics and Implants Award is one of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards and one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR. This award consists of a monetary prize and plaque and gives recognition to outstanding research accomplishments in the field of Prosthodontics.


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