Dr. Ole T. Jensen to be honored as 9th Nobel Biocare Brånemark Osseointegration Award winner

The Academy of Osseointegration (AO) announces that Ole T. Jensen, DDS, MS, is the ninth recipient of the Nobel Biocare Brånemark Osseointegration Award. This annual award by the Osseointegration Foundation (OF), AO’s philanthropic arm, is made possible by a grant from Nobel Biocare. The award honors an individual whose impact on implant dentistry is exemplary in any or all of the Foundation’s mission categories: research, education, and charitable causes.

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The Academy of Osseointegration (AO) announces that Ole T. Jensen, DDS, MS, is the ninth recipient of the Nobel Biocare Brånemark Osseointegration Award. This annual award by the Osseointegration Foundation (OF), AO’s philanthropic arm, is made possible by a grant from Nobel Biocare. The award honors an individual whose impact on implant dentistry is exemplary in any or all of the Foundation’s mission categories: research, education, and charitable causes.

“Dr. Jensen is the ideal recipient of this award because he truly carries on the tradition of putting our patients first,” said OF President Dr. Mollie Winston, who will present the award Saturday, February 20, 2016, at AO’s 31st Annual Meeting in San Diego. “He is a distinguished clinician, researcher, and osseointegration educator who is quite worthy of this honor.”

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An active AO member, Dr. Jensen of Greenwood Village, Colorado, chaired two AO Consensus Conferences in 1996 and 2014. He also serves as associate editor and section editor, tissue engineering, for The InternationalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants (JOMI)—the official journal of the AO.

“In a strange way this award is not given to its recipient but is rather bestowed each year in the Brånemark tradition to honor our patients who are precious, beautiful, and valued,” said Dr. Jensen. “The award is a collective effort, one which no single individual can claim to achieve on their own. The Brånemark tradition reminds the profession of dentistry of where we have been and where we might go in our humble quest to help restore our fellow human beings.”

“This award means the world to me, especially in the year following Professor Brånemark’s passing,” added Dr. Jensen. Professor Brånemark was the first Nobel Biocare Brånemark Award recipient. His life and legacy were honored with a special video tribute that was presented during the Opening Session of last year’s Annual Meeting. Click here to view the video.

Dr. Jensen is also a board certified member of The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and served as editor and chief of Oral Maxillofacial Tissue Engineering (2009-2012). He is a frequent lecturer and renowned researcher whose literary contributions include 70 journal publications, 25 book chapters, and five books.

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Dr. Jensen is a graduate of University of Utah (B.S.), Northwestern University (DDS), and University of Michigan (M.S.). He holds faculty appointments at University of Utah, University of Michigan, New York University, and Hebrew University.

Other previous Nobel Biocare Brånemark Award honorees include Drs. Stephen Parel, Daniel Buser, William R. Laney, and George A. Zarb, and Professors Daniel van Steenberghe, Ulk Lekholm, and Tomas Albrektsson.

The 31st Annual Meeting is February 17–20, 2016, in San Diego. You can register to attend at http://meetings.osseo.org. Follow AO on Facebook and Twitter using #AOSanDiego to stay up-to-date.

About the Academy of Osseointegration (AO)
With 6,000 members in 70 countries around the world, the AO is recognized as the premier international association for professionals interested in implant dentistry. AO serves as a nexus where specialists and generalists can come together to evaluate emerging research, technology and techniques, share best practices, and coordinate optimal patient care using timely, evidence-based information.

About the Osseointegration Foundation (OF)
The Osseointegration Foundation (OF) is the philanthropic arm of the AO and is chartered to develop and provide financial support for the art and science of osseointegration. Grants are awarded annually for research as well as patient treatment. A Board of Directors, which is comprised of AO members, guides its operation. The OF receives its financial support from corporate contributions and gifts from AO members and others.