Andreas Stavropoulos receives the 2013 IADR/Straumann Award in R

Andreas Stavropoulos receives the 2013 IADR/Straumann Award in Regenerative
Periodontal Medicine

Basel, 22 March 2013 - At the General Session of the International Association
for Dental Research (IADR) in Seattle, USA, the 2013 IADR/Straumann Award in
Regenerative Periodontal Medicine was presented to Professor Andreas
Stavropoulos of Malmö University, Sweden, in recognition of his remarkable
achievements in periodontal research.

Worth USD 5000, the Award was created to honor significant contributions in
basic and/or clinical research in regenerative periodontal or peri-implant
medicine. The 2013 Award was presented by Professor Philip Preshaw, President
of the IADR Periodontal Research Group. "Professor Andreas Stavropoulos has
made a sustained and high quality contribution to research in periodontal
regeneration over the past 15 years", noted Professor Preshaw. "His excellent
track record of research publications in the areas of wound healing, bone
regeneration, implant therapy and osseointegration reflects the consistent
quality and broad range of his research", he added.

Professor Michel Dard, Head of Preclinical Research at Straumann, commended
Professor Stavropoulos for his significant contribution to current knowledge
in the field. "Andreas Stavropoulos has consistently added to our
understanding of synthetic and autogenous transplant incorporation and implant
osseointegration. His publications on the inflammatory process in
periodontology and growth factors are regarded highly - as are the novel
imaging approaches he has developed."

Andreas Stavropoulos, DDS, CDT, PhD, Dr Odont. is an internationally renowned
researcher in periodontology. After studies in Athens, Heidelberg and
Thessalonica, he pursued his career in research at the School of Dentistry at
Aarhus University, Denmark. In 2011, he won First Prize in the Basic Research
Competition of the European Association of Osseointegration. In 2012, Andreas
Stavropoulos was appointed Professor of Periodontology at Malmö University
School of Dentistry, Sweden. He has authored and co-authored a large number of
publications and contributed to specialist textbooks in the field of
periodontology.

Initiated in 2010, the IADR/Straumann Award in Regenerative Periodontal
Medicine is sponsored by Straumann and administered by the Periodontal
Research Group of the IADR. Previous winners are: Martha Somerman, Ulf
Wikesjö, Nikolaos Donos and Anton Sculean. Straumann is a leading contributor
to R&D in implant and regenerative dentistry and this award is a further
example of the Group's commitment to fostering and recognizing excellence in
dental research.

About the International Association for Dental Research

Based in Alexandria, Va., USA, the International Association for Dental
Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with more than 12 000 individual
members worldwide, dedicated to: (1) advancing research and increasing
knowledge to improve oral health, (2) supporting the oral health research
community, and (3) facilitating the communication and application of research
findings for the improvement of oral health worldwide. For more information on
the IADR, see www.iadr.org. Within the IADR, the Periodontal Research Group is
the forum for members who are active in periodontology. Its aim is to improve
periodontal health through encouraging research activities.

About Straumann

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, the Straumann Group (SIX: STMN) is a
global leader in implant and restorative dentistry and oral tissue
regeneration. In collaboration with leading clinics, research institutes and
universities, Straumann researches, develops and manufactures dental implants,
instruments, prosthetics and tissue regeneration products for use in tooth
replacement and restoration solutions or to prevent tooth loss. Straumann
currently employs approximately 2500 people worldwide and its products and
services are available in more than 70 countries through its broad network of
distribution subsidiaries and partners.

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