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Andrea Mombelli received 2019 Research in Periodontal Disease Award

International & American Associations for Dental Research

Alexandria, Va., USA - The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Andrea Mombelli, University of Geneva, Switzerland, as the 2019 recipient of the Research in Periodontal Disease Award. Mombelli 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.

Mombelli is Professor and Chair of the Division of Periodontology in the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Geneva, Switzerland and the Director for Postgraduate Programs in Periodontology. Mombelli received a Doctorate in Dentistry from the University of Bern, Switzerland and has held the positions of Assistant Professor of Periodontology at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, head of the Laboratory for Oral Microbiology in the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Bern, Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Director of the Graduate Program in Periodontology in the School of Dental Medicine and Vice-dean in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Geneva.

Mombelli's research interests include clinical and microbiological aspects of periodontal diseases and peri-implant infections. He has published 109 peer-reviewed original research articles and 67 review papers. Mombelli is an Honorary Member for Swiss Society of Periodontology, Societas Implantologica Bohemica, Czech Republic and Belgian Society of Periodontology. He has also been awarded numerous grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation, private foundations and corporate sources.

The Research in Periodontal Disease Award is generously supported by Colgate-Palmolive Company. One of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards, it is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR. The award consists of a monetary award and a plaque, and is designed to recognize, encourage, and stimulate outstanding research achievements in research and its translation through clinical research in periodontal disease.

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