Prof. Jörg Strub receives the fifth P-I Brånemark Award
The fifth annual P-I Brånemark Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dentistry has been given to Prof. Jörg Strub of the University of Freiburg in Germany. Strub received the prestigious accolade in absentia, with his colleague and friend Dr Kenneth Malament accepting it on his behalf.
At the award ceremony, Malament reminded an assembly of Strub’s colleagues and friends that he “is an individual who has put his whole life into dentistry—there is simply no one like him. He is the best of his generation,” Malament said.
Mark Ferber, founder of Channel3, which presents the award, told Dental Tribune International that “Jörg Strub has perfectly represented, throughout his career, the five characteristics of Prof. Brånemark, on which the award is based. Dr Strub is a scientist, a clinician, an educator, a humanitarian, and a sage.”
Strub received his DDS, Dr. Med. Dent. and Dr. Med. Dent. Habil. degrees from the University of Zurich in Switzerland in 1975 and 1985, respectively. Since 2005, he has been Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Freiburg.
Established in 2015 in honour of Swedish physician and father of modern implantology Prof. Per-Ingvar Brånemark (3 May 1929 to 20 December 2014), the eponymous annual award recognises exceptional clinicians who have advanced dentistry for the well-being of society. The first award was given in 2015 to Dr Myron Nevins of Boston in the US. In 2016, Dr Tiziano Testori of Lake Como in Italy received the second award. Dr István Urbán of Budapest in Hungary received the third award, in 2017. The fourth award was given to Dr Michael Cohen, founder of the Seattle Study Club, in 2018.
This year’s award was presented in the OEMUS MEDIA and Dental Tribune International media lounge on Thursday.