The inaugural Robert N. Eskow NYU Implant Dentistry Award was presented to Dr. P.I. Branemark, the world-renowned originator and developer of
osseointegrated implants and of a variety of the components used in dental
implants, at the annual NYU Implant Symposium Dec. 9.
Dr. Branemark accepted the award via satellite TV live from Gothenburg, Sweden.
Named in honor of its principal benefactor, NYU Clinical Professor of Implant Dentistry Dr. Robert Eskow, the Eskow Award recognizes individuals in implant dentistry for outstanding achievements and significant contributions to the science and clinical application of implant dentistry. The Eskow Award carries a plaque and a cash stipend.
In addition to Dr. Eskow, the other benefactors responsible for the award
include Astra Tech, Inc., Bio-Lok International, Inc., Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Company, Inc., 3i Implant Innovations, Inc., Nobel Biocare
USA, Straumann USA, and Zimmer Dental, Inc.
Commenting on the award, Dr. Michael C. Alfano, Dean of the NYU College of Dentistry, said, "It is a privilege and a pleasure for NYUCD to present this
award. Dr. Branemark is a giant in the field of implant dentistry. Largely
because of his work, which is recognized as the "gold standard" in dental
implants, implant dentistry today is a scientifically validated, solidly
mainstream dental procedure that continues to improve both functionally and esthetically.
It is doubly meaningful that the award carries the name of Dr. Robert Eskow, an outstanding NYU faculty member for the past 13 years, who has made substantial contributions to implant dentistry teaching and research at NYU," Alfano added.