Spring 2006 Table of Contents
News From the College
Inaugural Robert N. Eskow NYU
Implant Dentistry Award Presented

Dr. Branemark accepting his award via satellite video conference.

The inaugural Robert N. Eskow NYU Implant Dentistry Award was presented to Dr. P. I. Branemark, the world-renowned originator and developer of osseointegrated implants and of a variety of the components used in dental implants, at the annual NYU Implant Symposium in December. Dr. Branemark accepted the award via videoconference from Gothenburg, Sweden.

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 Eskow Award carries a plaque and a cash stipend.

In addition to Dr. Eskow, the other benefactors responsible for the award include Astra Tech, Inc., Bio-Lok™ International, Inc., Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Company, Inc., 3i Implant Innovations, Inc., Nobel Biocare USA, Straumann USA, and Zimmer Dental, Inc.

Commenting on the award, Dean Alfano said, "It is a privilege and a pleasure for NYUCD to present this award. Dr. Branemark is a giant in the field of implant dentistry. Largely because of his work, which is recognized as the "gold standard" in dental implants, implant dentistry today is a scientifically-validated, solidly mainstream dental procedure whose popularity continues to improve both functionally and esthetically. It is doubly meaningful that the award carries the name of Dr. Robert Eskow, an outstanding NYU faculty member, who has made substantial contributions to implant dentistry teaching and research at NYU."