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Association honorary members named

The ADA Board of Trustees conferred honorary membership on Per-Ingvar Brånemark, M.D., and Yun Po Zhang, Ph.D., Oct. 21, for their dedication to the profession of dentistry.

Dr. Brånemark is a surgeon credited with discovering osseointegration and designing and developing reconstructive surgical procedures as a result. He has summarized 43 Ph.D. theses, 300 papers and has also conducted several experimental surgical programs involving immediate- and preformed-bone grafting procedures. A native of Sweden, he established the P-I Brånemark Institute in 2005 in Bauru, Brazil, where he currently continues his research.

Dr. Zhang is a director of technology at the Colgate-Palmolive Technology Center in Piscataway, N.J. A native of Shanghai, China, he holds a bachelor's in chemistry from Fudan University in Shanghai, a master's in material science from the Shanghai Research Institute of Materials and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Northeastern University in Boston. He also has an honorary dental degree from the School of Stomatology, Dalian Medical Center, Dalian, China. Dr. Zhang has been published more than 90 times in dental and medical journals, including the Journal of Dental Research, the Chinese Journal of Dental Research and Journal of Clinical Dentistry.