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Dec. 21, 2006

Stanford Honored For Outstanding Dental Research

Clark Stanford, D.D.S., Ph.D., professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, has been awarded the 2007 Distinguished Scientist Award - Research in Prosthodontics and Implants Award from the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).

The award recognizes outstanding research contributions to the field of prosthodontics and implantology. Stanford will be honored at the IADR General Session and Exhibition March 21-24 in New Orleans.

Stanford, the Centennial Fund Professor at the UI College of Dentistry, is a researcher in the college's Dows Institute for Dental Research. He also serves as director of the college's Office of Clinical Research. Stanford's research focuses on the structure and efficacy of dental implants, as well as the materials used in dental prostheses such as implants, dentures and crowns. He also is interested in bone biology, including biologically mediated bone mineralization, bone metabolism, osteoblasts (cells that make bone) and the isolation and characterization of human osteogenic cells.

He received a D.D.S. degree at the UI in 1987, and he received a certificate in prosthodontics and a doctorate in biology at the UI in 1992. A UI faculty member since 1992, Stanford also holds academic appointments in the Hospital Dentistry Institute at UI Hospitals and Clinics and in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.

Stanford serves as a chair on scientific affairs for the American Dental Association. He also serves on committees of the American Association for Dental Research, the National Institutes of Health and the American College of Prosthodontists.

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