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AADR Presidential Citation Award 2019 

Sebastian Ciancio, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Endodontics in UB's School of Dental Medicine, and Executive Director of the Task Force on Design and Analysis in Oral Health Research, was named as one of the first recipients of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Presidential Citation.


The new award acknowledges AADR members who have made significant contributions to the association and helped to further the AADR’s mission of advancing research and knowledge for the improvement of oral health.


Dr.Ciancio was presented with the award at the IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition in Vancouver, British Columbia, on June 21, 2019. 

 ADA Council on Scientific Affairs Nomination 2019

Dr. Effie Ioannidou, Professor of Periodontology, Director Dental Clinical Research Center at UCONN Health; Assoc. Editor/JDR Clinical and Translation Research;Task Force Officer was nominated by the ADA Board of Trustees as a member of the Council on Scientific Affairs (CSA). The ADA House of Delegates will confirm this appointment in September 2019.

The CSA is comprised of 18 volunteer dentists who provide information and guidance to the dental profession and the public on a broad range of critical scientific issues.

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