Ciancio Receives International Dental Research Award

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: April 17, 2003

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Sebastian Ciancio, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, has received the 2003 Pharmacology, Therapeutics & Toxicology Research Award from the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).

Ciancio will receive the award, which recognizes his "significant contribution to the field of dental research," at the opening ceremony of the 81st IADR General Session, being held in June in Göteborg, Sweden.

Chair of the UB Department of Periodontics and Endodontics for more than 30 years, Ciancio has received numerous awards, among them the 2001 Gold Medal Award from the American Academy of Periodontology. The Gold Medal Award, the AAP's highest honor, 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 and a past president of the association, Ciancio also received the organization's Clinical Research Award in 1996, a Special Citation in 1994 and the William J. Gies Award in 1988.

He is a consultant for the Journal of Periodontology and is an editor for Biological Therapies in Dentistry and Periodontal Insights.

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

Ciancio is a resident of Eggertsville.