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Periodontics Professor Receives the Gift of a Scholarship This Season


December 6, 2016
by Oral Health

Tis the season when thoughts turn towards giving back and making a difference in the lives of others. With that in mind, Carestream Dental, along with the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Foundation, is pleased to give one very deserving professor of periodontology, Guo-Hao (Alex) Lin, D.D.S., the gift of scholarship with the Dr. D. Walter Cohen Teaching Award.

The teaching award is named in honor of Dr. D. Walter Cohen for his contributions to the study and practice of periodontology. The one-time payment of $10,000 is meant to assist beginning periodontal educators in launching their professions.

“I am greatly honored to be selected as the recipient of the 2016 Cohen Teaching Award” Lin said. “This scholarship will support my career as a young educator and researcher. It is a cornerstone in my early career to recognize my enthusiasm and interests in clinical research and dental education.”

Lin received his dental degree from National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan, in 2009, and his master’s of science and certificate in periodontology from the University of Michigan in 2016. Lin is a prolific writer and has co-authored more than 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals. His research focuses on evidence-based dentistry—systematic reviews and meta-analysis—as well as implant-related clinical studies. Lin is currently an assistant professor at the Marquette University School of Dentistry.

“The AAP Foundation is proud of our continued partnership with Carestream Dental,” Mia L. Geisinger, D.D.S., M.S., president, AAP Foundation, said. “When the nonprofit and industry sectors collaborate around common goals, we can achieve great things through our support of bright educators and researchers like Dr. Lin. We are grateful for Carestream Dental’s support of this important initiative, and look forward to continuing our work together for years to come.”

“Carestream Dental greatly appreciates the leaders, such as educators and researchers, who are advancing the field of periodontology,” Ed Shellard, D.M.D., vice president, sales and marketing, Carestream Dental, said. “We congratulate Dr. Lin, and are eager to see how his research and how the impact he has on his students will change the industry.”

Carestream Dental has sponsored the Dr. D. Walter Cohen award since 2012. The award’s namesake, Dr. Cohen, established the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine’s first department of periodontics, serving as its first chairman and then moving through the ranks to eventually become the president of the Medical College of Pennsylvania.

For more information about the AAP Foundation, please visit www.periofoundation.org. For more information about Carestream Dental and any of its innovative solutions, call 800.944.6365 or visit www.carestreamdental.com.


About the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation
The mission of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation is to improve the periodontal and general health of the public through increasing public and professional knowledge of periodontal diseases and their therapies, stimulating basic and clinical research to generate new knowledge, and enhancing educational programs at all levels to create opportunities in periodontal education and practice. For more information about the AAP Foundation, please visit www.periofoundation.org.

About Carestream Dental
Carestream Dental provides industry-leading imaging, CAD/CAM, software and practice management solutions for dental and oral health professionals. With more than 100 years of industry experience, Carestream Dental products are used by seven out of 10 practitioners globally and deliver more precise diagnoses, improved workflows and superior patient care. For more information or to contact a Carestream Dental representative, call 800.944.6365 or visit www.carestreamdental.com.

About Carestream Health
Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative, call 888.777.2072 or visit www.carestream.com.