Release Date: November 5, 2012
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Michael Glick, DMD, professor and dean of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, has been awarded the American Dental Education Association's (AADE) William J. Gies Foundation First Place Editorial award for the third year in a row. The presentation of the award was made during the annual meeting of the American Association of Dental Editors (AADE) Oct. 17 in San Francisco.
Since 1958 the William J. Gies Editorial Award has been presented yearly to the author of the most valuable editorial published in a dental journal or periodical. The AADE and the William J. Gies Foundation for the Advancement of Dentistry of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA Gies Foundation) collaborate each year to identify and recognize award recipients.
Glick received the 2012 award for his editorial in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA): "Clinical Judgment: A Requirement for Professional Identity." He won the same award in 2011 for his JADA editorial, "Education and Training: Two Different Proficiencies Necessary to Provide Oral Health Care" and in 2010 for a JADA editorial, "Expanding the Dentist's Role in Health Care Delivery: Is it time to discard the Procrustean bed?"
The award is named for William J. Gies, a biochemistry professor from Columbia University who, in 1926, published a landmark report on dental education in the U.S. and Canada. Each year, dental editors from across the country submit their best editorials to be considered for the award. The editorials are reviewed by the William J. Gies Foundation Editorial Award Judging Committee, which makes the selection.
Glick, who became UB dean in December 2009, is editor of JADA, the premier, peer-reviewed journal in dentistry. Glick is known for his innovative, medicine-oriented approach to dental care; he is an advocate for having dental students think of themselves as health care professionals first, and dentists second.
This is the fourth year in a row that a faculty member from UB's School of Dental Medicine has won the award. In addition to Glick's awards in 2010 and 2011, Chester J. Gary, DDS, JD, clinical assistant professor in restorative dentistry, was the recipient in 2009.
Glick has published more than 200 articles, book chapters and monographs on topics related to oral medicine. He has also led the way in the area of clinical dental care for medically complex patients, including those with HIV. He is a proponent for dentists to become involved in the overall health and well-being of their patients, which may include chair-side screening of dental patients for cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses.