Award: Jeffrey Dixon honoured for excellence in oral biology

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Jeffrey Dixon, PhD, who was honoured by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) as the 2018 recipient of the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Research in Oral Biology.

IADR recognized Dixon’s commitment to research which focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the resorption and formation of mineralized tissues in development, during orthodontic tooth movement and in inflammatory diseases such as periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Among many discoveries, Dixon was the first to use patch-clamp electrophysiological techniques to study osteoclasts and with collaborator Stephen Sims, he has maintained a leading role in the study of ion channels in osteoclasts. Dixon also pioneered studies of osteoclast motility and chemotaxis.

Sponsored by Church & Dwight Company, the Research in Oral Biology Award is one of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards and is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR. The award consists of a monetary award and plaque and recognizes outstanding research in the field of oral biology.

Dixon was recognized at the Opening Ceremonies of the 96th General Session of the IADR, held in conjunction with the IADR Pan European Regional (PER) Congress. The IADR/PER General Session & Exhibition is in London, England at the ExCeL London Convention Center from July 25-28, 2018.