Dr Ronan Allen is the recipient of this year’s Salkin Award. The Salkin Award is presented to the periodontist who attains the highest score on his/her American Periodontal Board Exams to become a Diplomate. To become a Diplomate, entrants must have completed an educational programme in periodontology, which is accredited by the American Dental Association, and also a comprehensive qualifying and oral examination covering all phases of periodontal disease and its treatment, including dental implants.
Over 200 periodontists from around the world sat the examination. Dr Allen flew to San Francisco to be presented with the award at the American Academy of Periodontology Annual Conference on September 19.