At the General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) in Cape Town, South Africa, the 2014 IADR/Straumann Award in Regenerative Periodontal Medicine was presented to Professor Mark Bartold in recognition of his remarkable achievements in the field. Professor Bartold has authored more than 230 scientific articles, a number of which focus on his research into the use of periodontal stem cells and the fabrication of bioactive scaffolds for periodontal regeneration.ADDITIONAL READING |Periodontal regeneration: a look at the current and future landscape Worth USD 5000, the award was created to honor significant contributions in basic and/or clinical research in regenerative periodontal or peri-implant medicine. This year’s award was presented by Professor Shinya Murakami, president of the IADR Periodontal Research Group and chairman of the Periodontology Department at Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry.ADDITIONAL READING |AAP honors significant achievements in the field of periodontics Mark Bartold, BDS, BScDent, PhD, DDSc, FRACDS (Perio), is professor of periodontics and director of the Colgate Australian Clinical Dental Research Centre at the University of Adelaide. He is the current president of the International Academy of Periodontology and a past president of the ANZ Division of the IADR, the Asian Pacific Society of Periodontology, the IADR Periodontal Research Group, and the Division of Periodontics of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. He is also a member of the editorial boards of eight international dental journals.ADDITIONAL READING |Regenerative periodontal therapy Initiated in 2010, the IADR/Straumann Award in Regenerative Periodontal Medicine is sponsored by Straumann and administered by the Periodontal Research Group of the IADR. Previous winners are: Martha Somerman, Ulf Wikesjö, Nikolaos Donos, Anton Sculean, and Andreas Stavropoulos. Straumann is a leading contributor to R&D in implant and regenerative dentistry, and this award is a further example of the group’s long tradition in fostering and recognizing excellence in dental research.ADDITIONAL READING |American Academy of Periodontology holds think tank on regenerative treatments For more information about the International Association for Dental Research, visit their website. For more information about Straumann, visit their website.