Eastman Dental Institute


UCL Eastman Researchers recognised for linking gum disease with diabetes

26 November 2019

Many congratulations to Professor Francesco D’Aiuto and team on winning the 2019 Clinical Research Award from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP).

Professor D’Aiuto receives the Clinical Research Award

This prize recognises an outstanding scientific article which has direct clinical reference to periodontics. 

The team won for their recent paper which showed that treating gum disease may help lower blood glucose level and reduce chronic inflammation in those with Type 2 Diabetes.

The findings have already led NHS England to recommend screening these patients for gum disease as standard.

It is the second time the team has been recognised by the AAP, having also received the Award in 2005. 

Pictured: Professor D’Aiuto receives the Clinical Research Award on behalf of his team from Dr Richard Kao, President of the AAP at the 105th Annual AAP conference in Chicago, USA.

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