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Dr. Ove Peters Honored by American Association of Endodontists with Louis I. Grossman Award

Dr. Ove Peters (center) with Dr. Bill Johnson, past president of the AAE (left), and Dr. John Olmsted, chair of the AAE's honors and awards committee (right).

May  04, 2012

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Ove A. Peters has been named as the recipient of the 2012 Louis I. Grossman Award from the American Association of Endodontists (AAE). The award annually recognizes one author for cumulative publication of significant research studies that have made an extraordinary contribution to endodontology.  Peters was presented with the award at the Edgar D. Coolidge Luncheon, held during the AAE Annual Session in Boston on April 21.

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Dr. Ove Peters speaking at the Edgar D. Coolidge Luncheon.

Peters, co-chair of the Department of Endodontics and director of endodontic research, is an internationally recognized researcher and educator. He is also one of the most sought-after speakers and lecturers in endodontics today, and currently chairs the Research and Scientific Affairs Committee of the AAE. Additionally, he serves on the review panel and editorial boards of several prestigious endodontic journals including the Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic Journal and Endodontic Topics. 

Peters has published extensively on subjects of compelling interest in clinical endodontics and on animal research exploring the molecular mechanisms of inflammation and disease. He is author of more than one hundred scientific papers and abstracts and has presented numerous lectures nationally and internationally.

"I think it is fair to say that none of us wake up and go to the lab, with the feeling that today, we will find something that earn us an award. If all things align and one receives such an award, this is immensely gratifying because it shows that our peers recognize the effort that goes into research," said Peters. "For me it is important to also recognize that research is always a group effort and I feel that my mentors and collaborators should feel honored with this award just as much as I do."

The American Association of Endodontists, headquartered in Chicago, represents more than 7,200 members worldwide. Endodontics is one of nine dental specialties formally recognized by the American Dental Association. The AAE, founded in 1943, is dedicated to excellence in the art and science of endodontics and to the highest standard of patient care. For more information about the AAE, visit http://www.aae.org

Category Type: Honors and Awards

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