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2015 winner of Nobel Biocare Brånemark Osseointegration Award

by: Michael Stuart

Dr. Stephen Parel is the eighth winner of the The Nobel Biocare Brånemark Osseointegration Award, which will be presented at the Academy of Osseointegration Annual Meeting on March 12, 2015.

The Nobel Biocare Brånemark Osseointegration Award is given annually by the Osseointegration Foundation (OF), the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO). It honors an individual whose impact on implant dentistry is exemplary in one or all of the Foundation’s mission categories: research, education, and charitable causes.

The Nobel Biocare Brånemark Osseointegration Award is given annually by the Osseointegration Foundation (OF), the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO). It honors an individual whose impact on implant dentistry is exemplary in one or all of the Foundation’s mission categories: research, education, and charitable causes.

The award will be presented to Dr. Parel (pictured above) on March 12, at the opening symposium of AO’s 30th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. 

"A distinguished clinician, researcher and educator"

According to OF President Dr. Clarence C. Lindquist:  “Dr. Parel carried the late Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark’s message about osseointegration across the U.S. in a series of seminars and headed one of the original training centers in San Antonio. He is a distinguished clinician, researcher, and osseointegration educator who is quite worthy of this award.”

Speaking about receiving the award, Dr. Parel said: “Given the recent passing of Professor Brånemark, this year’s award carries even greater significance and I am truly humbled by this great honor.”

Previous Nobel Biocare Brånemark Award winners include Drs. Daniel Buser, William R. Laney, and George A. Zarb, and Professors Daniel van Steenberghe, Ulk Lekholm, and Tomas Albrektsson.

For more about the Nobel Biocare Brånemark Osseointegration Awards and Dr.Parel’s accomplishments, see the AO Press Release.

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