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2002: Professor Hubert Newman honoured at Royal Society

Hubert NewmanProf. Hubert N Newman, BDentSc, MA, PhD, ScD, MDS, FRCPath, CBiol, FIBiol, immediate past president of the International Academy of Periodontology, was recently honoured for his pioneering work on non-surgical control of chronic inflammatory periodontal disease as well as for developing the modern concept of dental plaque ecology. To honour his very distinguished career in academics and involvement in several international organisations, a special celebration of Professor Newman’s lifetime contributions to the field of dentistry was held at the Royal Society on Monday, 18 November 2002.

The Royal Society, founded in 1660 to promote scientific progress, is the most prestigious scientific learned society in the United Kingdom, counting many Nobel laureates among its Fellows. Prof Newman’s colleagues and collaborators were there to verify his influence on their research. Some of his many students attended and confirmed his great dedication, care and enthusiasm for extending scientific knowledge into many aspects of the practice of dentistry.

As a past president of IAP and a member of the Board, Prof Newman continues to contribute to the Academy. He maintains his academic pursuits as Emeritus Professor of Periodontology at the University of London and Director and Honorary Consultant of the Oral Health Research Centre, Parkside NHS Trust. Photographs courtesy of Robert Glass.

Professor Newman is a past President of IAP.

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