UB Dental Professor Receives Alumni Award

By Lois Baker

Release Date: July 2, 1997 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Paulette Tempro, D.D.S., of Amherst, associate professor of periodontics at the University at Buffalo, recently received the Distinguished Dental Alumni Award from the School of Dental Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in recognition of her hard work and dedication to the field of dentistry.

The award was conferred at the Stony Brook dental school's commencement ceremony, at which Tempro addressed the graduates.

A UB faculty member since 1993, Tempro served as co-director of the Oral Microbiology Laboratory in the UB School of Dental Medicine from 1993-94.

She is the principal investigator on a five-year, $350,000 grant from the National Institute for Dental Research to study the structure of certain molecules, which may lead to ways of preventing the attachment of bacteria that cause periodontal disease.

A member of the International Association of Dental Research and the American Society for Microbiology, Tempro has published numerous articles in scholarly journals.

A graduate of Pace University, she received a certificate in periodontology from Columbia University.