Dr. George Zarb and Dr. Robert Eskow
The Robert N. Eskow NYU Implant Dentistry award was presented to Dr. George A. Zarb, a Toronto-based prosthodontist who has played a pivotal role in introducing implant dentistry techniques to Canadian dentists, at the annual NYU Implant Symposium in December 2009. Dr. Zarb, a former professor at the University of Toronto School of Dentistry and the current editor of The International Journal of Prosthodontics, is a member of the Order of Canada, a distinction conferred by the Canadian government on Canadian citizens in recognition of “extraordinary achievements in various fields of endeavors.”
Named in honor of its principal benefactor, NYU Clinical Professor of Implant Dentistry Dr. Robert Eskow, the Eskow Award recognizes individuals in implant dentistry for outstanding achievements and significant contributions to the science and clinical application of implant dentistry. The award carries a plaque and a cash stipend.
In addition to Dr. Eskow, the other benefactors responsible for the Eskow award include Astra Tech, Inc., Bio-LokTM International, Inc., Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Company, Inc., 3i Implant Innovations, Inc., Nobel Biocare USA, Straumann USA, and Zimmer Dental, Inc.