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June 30 deadline for Ross Award nominations

April 11, 2016

Winning smiles: Dr. Niklaus Lang, 2015 honoree of the Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research, receives a plaque at a banquet in Los Angeles on March 16. From left, Dr. Marcelo Araujo, ADA Science Institute vice president; Dr. Lang; Dr. Lindsey Robinson, ADA 13th District trustee; and Dr. Michael Lynch, global director of oral care and fellow at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., celebrate Dr. Lang's recognition.

The ADA is accepting nominations for the 2016 Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research.

Nominees should demonstrate a high level of creativity and innovation in their research and have made significant contributions in clinical investigations that have advanced the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of craniofacial, oral and/or dental disease — as well as outstanding research endeavors in other areas.

Nominations should include a letter describing the nominee’s accomplishments along with his or her curriculum vitae and a list of publications.

Recipients receive a $5,000 honorarium and a plaque.

The award, given since 1991, honors the memory Dr. Norton Ross (1925-1990), a dentist and pharmacologist who is considered to have elevated clinical research to a higher level of scientific standards. It is supported by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

Dr. Niklaus Lang was the 2015 honoree. He received a plaque at a banquet in Los Angeles on March 16. Dr. Lang, of Bern, Switzerland, is considered a pioneer of research on dental implants, laying the foundation for clinical periodontal diagnosis and the efficacy of surgical and nonsurgical therapeutic measures in treating periodontal and peri-implant diseases.

For more information or to apply, visit Nominations should be made by June 30 to Kelly Mangold,