February 25, 2016
By David Burger
Denver — The ADA Board of Trustees announced that Dr. Peter E. Dawson will receive the ADA Distinguished Service Award at ADA 2016 – America’s Dental Meeting this October in Denver.
Dr. Dawson, of St. Petersburg, Florida, is considered to be one of the most influential clinicians and teachers in the United States, if not the world. He is known globally for his contributions to the fields of occlusion and restorative dentistry and for his concepts on the diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular disorders.
“It’s quite exciting,” said Dr. Dawson, 85, upon learning that he would receive the honor. “It’s very overwhelming.”