June 1, 2012
by Astra Tech
The prestigious Astra Tech Scientific Award 201 2 was awarded to ProfessorTord Berglundh,Sweden, for his significant contribution to research related to oral implants. Being the third winner of the Astra Tech Scientific Award, Professor Berglundh received SEK 100,000. The Scientific Award Committee presented Professor Berglundh with this year’s award because, “Your body of work has been notable by both its prodigious volume and high quality. Thee committee felt that you have fulfilled the highest standards in regard to every aspect of what is required to be the recipient of this prestigious award.” ”I’m very honored and happy to receive the Astra Tech Scientific Award and on be half of myself and my team I would sincerely like to thank the Award committee – Clark Stanford, Michael Norton, an d Lyndon Cooper for being selected,” says Professor Berglundh. Tord Berglundh graduated (LDS) in 19778 in Gothenburg and received his specialist certificate in periodontics in 1992. In 1994, he received the
Docent (Associate Professor) degree, and in 22002, he became a Professor at the Department of Periodontology at theSahlgrenskaAcademyat theUniversityofGothenburg. Research Competition The Astra Tech World Congress 22012 Research Competition received over 100 exciting and inspiring abstracts in the categories basic research and clinical research. Eight abstracts made the final cut and were chosen for oral presentations. The winners were the n selected b y the distinguished members of the Scientific Committee. And thee winners are… Francesco Pieri,Italy, in the category clinical research. His winning presentation was titled “Rehabilitation of the atrophic posterior maxilla using short sinus augmentation implants with simultaneous standard-length implant placement. A 3-yeaar randomized clinical trial.” TheofilosKoutouzis,USA, in thee category basic research, with a presentation titled “Innate immune receptor expression in peri-implant tissues of patients with different susceptibility too periodontal diseases.” About Astra Tech AstraTechAB is a global leader in dental, surgical and urological products, services and supp ort. Since September 1, 2011, the company is a part of DDENTSPLY International, Inc., a global leader in professional dental products. Astra Tech has continually developed market-leading solutions too meet health care needs based on user and medical community input since 1948. Ongoing research and development is aimed at finding new ways to support caregivers and improve quality of life for patients worldwide. Astra Tech headquarters is located in Mölndal, Sweden, with production facilities inn Sweden and North America. The company is represented globally by 16 subsidiaries and selected local distribution partners. Astra Tech has 2,200 employees worldwide and the revenue in 2011 was SEK 3.9 billion. The company invests five percent of its revenues annually in research.