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Robert N. Eskow NYU Implant Dentistry Award Presented to Dr. Jan Lindhe

From left: Dr. Dennis Tarnow, Dr. Jan Lindhe, and Dr. Robert Eskow.

The Robert N. Eskow NYU Implant Dentistry Award was presented to Dr. Jan Lindhe, a distinguished Professor of Periodontology at Goteborg University in Goteborg, Sweden, in December 2007, at the 18th Annual Implant Symposium held at the NYU College of Dentistry. The award presentation followed a lecture by Dr. Lindhe entitled “The Extraction Socket: Modeling and Remodeling.” The Eskow Award recognizes individuals for significant contributions to the science and clinical application of implant dentistry. Nearly 500 people from around the world attended the lecture and award presentation.

Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow, Professor and Chair of the Ashman Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, said, “Dr. Lindhe’s impeccable research into the biology of osseointegration has increased our understanding of this phenomenon, and thereby enhanced its clinical application. His emphasis on evidence-based information in making therapeutic decisions has changed the practice of clinical dentistry.”

Dr. Lindhe is the second person to receive the Eskow Award. The inaugural recipient was Dr. P. I. Branemark, the originator and developer of osseointegrated implants and of a variety of the components used in dental implants.

The Eskow Award is named in honor of its principal benefactor, Dr. Robert N. Eskow, Clinical Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry at NYU. The award carries a plaque and a cash prize.

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