Lifetime achievement award presented to Dr. Tilly Peters

March 31, 2008
University of Michigan School of Dentistry professor honored recently at annual meeting of Academy of Operative Dentistry.

Dr. Mathilde "Tilly" Peters, Professor and Director of International Clinical Research, Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics, at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, was recently honored at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Operative Dentistry in Chicago.

Dr. Peters received the prestigeous Hollenback Memorial Prize for her leadership and achievements in the field of Operative Dentistry and her inspiration to others.

The award was presented to Dr. Peters by Dr. Nairn Wilson, Dean of King's College Dental Institute and the Dental Colleges and Hospitals in London, U.K. Dr. Wilson emphasized in his laudatio the exemplary contributions Dr Peters has made to the advancement of operative dentistry.

Joining a row of 32 illustrious former recipients, she is only the second woman to receive this prize. Dr. Peters is an international figure in operative dentistry, whose extensive high-quality research and related academic activities have made many, varied contributions to new knowledge and understanding in the field.

In addition to being an international authority on biomechanical aspects of restorations, restored teeth and operative procedures, Dr. Peters is a champion of minimally interventive techniques in operative dentistry, with special emphasis on the optimum selection and application of modern restorative systems.

Tilly Peters' drive and contagious enthusiasm for the profession has influenced many colleagues in the course of their careers.

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