2016 Master Clinician - Dr. Stuart J. Froum

This award is sponsored by Hu-Friedy.

For his unwavering dedication to clinical excellence and his continued willingness to share his knowledge with others, Dr. Stuart J. Froum is the 2016 recipient of the Master Clinician Award. Ask his colleagues about him, and these words come up—exemplary, distinguished, outstanding. In addition to maintaining his New York City practice for 35 years, Dr. Froum is a respected educator, having served as clinical professor and director of clinical research at New York University’s Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry since 1990. “Whether it [is] a resident in the NYU periodontal program, someone who attended one of his lectures or read one of his articles, or a friend with more than 25 years of experience, Stuart is always willing to take time from his busy schedule for us,” says Dr. Paul S. Rosen, friend and colleague. Dr. Froum’s commitment to sharing and collaboration is also evident in his many years of service. In addition to being a past president of the AAP and the Northeast Society of Periodontics, he is a former AAP district trustee, member of the Continuing Education Committee, and board liaison to the Academy’s Continuing Education and Oversight Committee.

Along with his roles as a reviewer for the Journal of Periodontology, International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, and the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, Dr. Froum has penned more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals. The recently published “Dental Implant Complications” textbook, edited by Dr. Froum, is among the various texts to which he’s contributed over the years and is set to be the go-to reference for information on implant complications. No surprise, considering that “Stuart’s work in championing periodontists as the ‘go-to’ member of the dental team in saving implants affected by peri-implantitis has given hope to those who believed this to be a hopeless pursuit,” Dr. Rosen says.

Dr. Froum will add this Master Clinician Award to a shelf of other distinctions, including the 2006 William J. Gies Award for Service to the AAP; the 2005 AAP Special Citation Award; the Northeast Society of Periodontist’s 1999 Hirschfeld Award for Clinical Excellence; and the 2003 J. Coslet Distinguished Lecturer Award from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. “Knowing Stuart, this accolade will not be the final stop in his distinguished career,” Dr. Rosen adds. “This is an incentive to continue the great works that have made up a great lifelong journey.”

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