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Hu-Friedy Recognizes the 2013 AAP Master Clinician Award Recipient

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Chicago, IL — Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products, is proud to partner with the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) to recognize Dr. Stephen S. Wallace as the 2013 American Academy of Periodontology Master Clinician Award Recipient.

Reflecting a shared passion for advancing dental performance, Hu-Friedy and the AAP developed this award, which honors an AAP member who practices and demonstrates consistent clinical excellence in periodontics.

A practicing clinician for more than 28 years, Dr. Wallace is considered an authority on bone regeneration, sinus elevation, and dental implants. He has published over 30 papers and given more than 1,000 presentations on subjects related to implantology. According to his nominator, his “collaborative work with the NYU Department of Implant Dentistry has provided great insight into the histologic and clinical efficacy of recombinant growth factors, bone morphogenetic proteins, and bone graft materials relative to sinus surgery.”

Dr. Wallace’s experience as a clinician has continued to benefit his peers within the American Academy of Periodontology, where he has shared his expertise through lectures on sinus surgery at Annual Meetings, and served as a reviewer for the Journal of Periodontology. Dr Wallace is also a reviewer for the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry and is a past president of the Connecticut Society of Periodontists.

Dr. Wallace earned his DDS from the New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry in 1967 and his certificate in periodontics from the Boston University School of Dentistry in 1971. He served as a clinical associate professor at the NYU Department of Implant Dentistry for nearly 20 years, and is currently serving in that role at Columbia University, where he instructs his students on the latest procedures in sinus surgery and implant dentistry. Called a “consummate teacher” by his peers, Dr. Wallace also provides courses through his private practice to help colleagues who wish to improve their skills in implant dentistry.

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