Written by Dentistry Today Tuesday, 15 November 2011 15:23
CHICAGO—(November 14, 2011)—The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) awarded excellence in the field of periodontology amongst its members at the 97th Annual Meeting, held November 12-15, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida.
“I am greatly honored to recognize the achievements of my colleagues who have contributed so much to the field of periodontics as well as to the American Academy of Periodontology,” said AAP President Dr. Pamela McClain. “The efforts of the 2011 award winners show that great innovations continue to come from the field of periodontics. I hope that their hard work and achievements will help to inspire all who work in our profession.”
Gold Medal Award:
The Gold Medal Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Academy and is sponsored by Sunstar Americas, Inc. This year, the Academy recognizes Dr. Donald F. Adams for his outstanding contributions to the field of periodontics. Over the past 40 years, Dr. Adams has served as chairman of the American Board of Periodontology, president of the American Academy of Periodontology, and on over 30 Academy committees, 11 of which he chaired. Dr. Adams is known for his legacy of mentoring and leadership that continues to help advance the field of periodontics today.