ADEA/Zimmer Dental Implant Education Teaching Award Presented at 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

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SEATTLE, March 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The ADEA/Zimmer Dental Implant Education Teaching Award was presented to the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry during the 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, being held March 16-19, in Seattle.

The ADEA/Zimmer Dental Implant Education Teaching Award recognizes an institution and dental educator team that has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and innovation in the field of implant dentistry education. Education and instruction in the field may occur in a variety of settings, including classroom or laboratory environments, clinical teaching or preceptorships, community-based instructional opportunities, or electronically mediated teaching and learning experiences.

"Through this award, Zimmer Dental shows its support for those who share its commitment to improving patients' lives, and who value multifaceted learning. We are proud to stand with ADEA in honoring those who have shown an inspiring dedication to excellence in implant dentistry," says Ken Varner, Director, Zimmer Institute, at Zimmer Dental.

The program provides an award of $25,000 in recognition of excellence and innovation in implant dentistry education. The award, given once every two years, is divided equally between the winning institution and the dental educator team. Dincer Gurun, D.M.D, D.D.S., Clinical Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry, accepted the award on behalf of the school.

"With the support of Zimmer Dental, ADEA is proud to honor the accomplishments of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry," says ADEA President Gerald N. Glickman, D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A., J.D.


About the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition
The ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition is the premier professional development and networking event in academic dentistry, featuring four days of dynamic plenary sessions and workshops, and an exhibit hall show casing academic dentistry's leading partners and suppliers. For more information, visit

About the American Dental Education Association
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental education. Its members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and many allied and advanced dental education programs, corporations, faculty, and students. The mission of ADEA is to lead individuals and institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research, and the delivery of oral health care for the health of the public. ADEA's activities encompass a wide range of research, advocacy, faculty development, meetings, and communications like the esteemed Journal of Dental Education, as well as the dental school admissions services AADSAS, PASS, DHCAS, and CAAPID. For more information about ADEA, visit

About Zimmer Dental
Headquartered near San Diego in Carlsbad, California, Zimmer Dental has built a history of innovation and success with its trusted line of dental implants, prosthetics, and regenerative products. Proudly offering one of the most comprehensive dental implant product lines available, Zimmer Dental is a market leader in the development of world-class implantology products and educational programs focused on empowering clinicians and improving patients' lives. Zimmer Dental's parent company, Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SWX: ZMH), is a worldwide leader in joint replacement solutions for knee pain and hip pain, and provides comprehensive spine care solutions for acute and chronic back pain. The company also provides a broad range of trauma and orthopaedic surgical products.

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