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JADA's Dr. Glick receives Crawford Award from OSAP

November 20, 2013

Dr. Michael Glick, editor of The Journal of the American Dental Association, delivered the inaugural lecture named for infection control pioneer James J. Crawford, Ph.D., and received a special award, also named for Dr. Crawford.

Both the lecture and award were sponsored by the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention and presented Nov. 1 at the ADA Annual Session in New Orleans.

“It is an honor to receive this award in the name of someone I greatly admired and to whom all dental professionals owe a debt of gratitude,” Dr. Glick said of Dr. Crawford, who died in January at the age of 81.

Dr. Crawford was a professor of microbiology in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. He is credited with helping to bring the message and methods of infection control into the dental office and also for helping create OSAP.

Dr. Glick delivered his Crawford Lecture, titled “A Skeptic's Guide to Clinical Protocols,” to a full house at Annual Session. OSAP Executive Director Therese Long later presented Dr. Glick with the Crawford Award, the organization's highest honor.

“Dr. Glick has lived his life believing in scientific evidence,” said Ms. Long. “He continually stretches and challenges himself and others. Like, Dr. Jim Crawford, Dr. Glick strives to communicate evidence-based information in the most compelling manner possible.”

In addition to his role as JADA editor, Dr. Glick is a professor of Oral Medicine and dean of the School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He also is past president of the American Board of Oral Medicine.