2013 Nobel Biocare Brånemark Osseointegration Award
Daniel Buser, DDS, DMD, Recipient
The Nobel Biocare Brånemark Osseointegration Award is given annually by the Osseointegration Foundation to honor an individual's impact on implant dentistry in any or all of the Foundation's mission categories: research, education and charitable causes. The award involves a selection process by which members of the Osseointegration Foundation's Titanium Society propose distinguished candidates.
Dr. Daniel Buser, Professor and Chairman at the Department of Oral Surgery at the University of Bern in Switzerland, becomes the sixth recipient of the Nobel Brånemark Osseointegration Award. The award is given annualy by the Osseointegration Foundation to honor an individual whose impact on implant dentistry is exemplary in any or all of the Foundation's mission categories: research, education, and charitable causes.
OF President Dr. Jonathan H. Orenstein, Marlton, NJ presented the award Satuday, March 9, at the end of the Academy's annual business meeting at the Tampa Convention Center.
Dr. Buser joins the ranks of Professor Brånemark, Drs. William R. Laney and Goerge A. Zarb, and Professors Daniel van Steenberghe and Ulf Lekholm as Nobel Biocare Brånemark Osseointegration Award honorees. The award is made possible by a grant from Nobel Biocare.
"The Foundation is proud to present this award recognizing Prof. Daniel Buser for his outstanding record of leadership in implant dentistry. As a past president of the European Academy of Osseointegration and several academic organizations, he has been in the forefront of leadership in implant dentistry for a generation," Dr. Orenstein explains.
"The Nobel Biocare Brånemark Osseointegration Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Foundation. It is our pleasure to recognize Prof. Daniel Buser for his accomplishments as a leader, teacher, and researcher in the field," Dr. Orenstein adds.
Dr. Buser spent sabbaticals three times, at Harvard University in Boston (1989-91), at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas (1995), and at the University of Melbourne (2007/08) in Australia.
He served as President of various academic associations including the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) in 1996/97, the Swiss Society of Oral Implantology (SSOI) in 1999-2002, the Swiss Society of Oral Surgery and Stomatology (SSOS) in 2002-07. Currently, his is a member of the Board of Directors of the Osteology Foundation (2004-), and serves as ITI President (2009-13).
He received several scientific awards by professional organizations such as the ITI, the AO, the AAP and the AAOMS. In 2011, he received an Honorary Professorship by the University of Buenos Aires.
His main research areas are in tissue regeneration around dental implants, surface technology and Guided Bone Regeneration. He has authored and co-authored more than 280 publications, and several text books including a GBR book and two ITI Treatment Guides. He widely lectures at national and international conferences.
Supported by a grant from Nobel Biocare.