This year's winners are Dr. Rajesh V. Lalla, Ph.D., recipient of the Evidence-Based Dentistry Accomplished Faculty Award; Dr. Satheesh Elangovan, D.Sc., D.M.Sc., recipient of the Evidence-Based Dentistry Mid-Career Faculty Award; and Dr. Christopher Smiley, recipient of the Evidence-Based Dentistry Practice Award.
The ADA Science & Research Institute is recognizing the winners at its virtual booth during the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference from Oct. 15-17. The awards are supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Colgate.
Evidence-Based Dentistry Accomplished Faculty Award
Dr. Lalla has published more than 100 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, including 23 systematic reviews and evidence-based guidelines such as the 2020 clinical practice guideline for the management of mucositis secondary to cancer therapy published in the journal Cancer.
Evidence-Based Dentistry Mid-Career Faculty Award
Dr. Elangovan is a professor at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, where he teaches evidence-based dentistry in his lectures, seminars and case presentations of pre-doctoral students and periodontics residents.
Dr. Elangovan has published more than 75 peer-reviewed manuscripts, including systematic reviews and critical summaries. He currently serves as an associate editor of the PracticeUpdate Clinical Dentistry Channel from Elsevier and the ADA.
Evidence-Based Dentistry Practice Award
Dr. Smiley also served as a co-author of the ADA's clinical practice guideline on the nonsurgical treatment of chronic periodontitis, as well as the guideline's associated systematic review.
For more information about the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry, visit EBD.ADA.org.