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Ciancio Receives Gold Medal Award from American Academy of Periodontology

By Lois Baker

Release Date: October 23, 2001

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Sebastian G. Ciancio, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor and chair of the Department of Periodontology in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, has received the Gold Medal Award from the American Academy of Periodontology.

Ciancio received the award, the AAP's highest honor, at the group's 87th annual meeting, held recently in Philadelphia. The Gold Medal Award is given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of periodontology and the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases.

A member of the AAP for 35 years, Ciancio is a past president of the association and the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. He is a consultant for the Journal of Periodontology and is an editor for Biological Therapies in Dentistry and Periodontal Insights.

Ciancio received the AAP's Clinical Research Award in 1996, a Special Citation in 1994 and the William J. Gies Award in 1988.

A prolific researcher, he has authored more than 100 scholarly papers.

Ciancio is a resident of Amherst.