CHICAGO, Oct 8, 2014 — Robert Weyant, D.M.D., associate dean for dental public health and community outreach, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, will be honored as this year's recipient of the American Dental Association/American Association for Dental Research (ADA/AADR) Evidence-Based Dentistry Faculty Award. The ADA and the AADR will present the award to Dr. Weyant at the AADR's Fall Focused Symposium, which takes place in conjunction with ADA 2014 - America's Dental Meeting, in San Antonio.
Dr. Weyant was selected for his service as chair of the expert panel that lead to the ADA's Council on Scientific Affairs publishing an updated clinical practice guideline for the professional use of topical fluoride. Dr. Weyant is also being honored for his work promoting and educating dental students and faculty about evidence-based dentistry (EBD) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and Oxford University in England, as well as the numerous research projects and articles he has written on EBD.
The EBD Faculty award was created to acknowledge a dental school faculty member who has made significant contributions to implement and advance evidence-based dentistry. EBD focuses on providing personalized dental care based on the most current scientific knowledge, integrating scientific evidence, the patient's oral and medical condition, medical history and treatment preferences, and the dentist's clinical judgment. The Evidence-Based Dentistry Faculty Award is supported by a contribution from Procter & Gamble.