Professor Helen Worthington, from the University of Manchester School of Dentistry, has won the H. Trendley Dean Memorial Award. The international award is given out by the International Association for Dental Research for notable research in epidemiology and public health and is one of its highest honors.
Worthington is renowned for her ability to systematically review dental research, which helps determine the effectiveness of proposed treatments. Recently, she reviewed a study about brushing and flossing that she found inconclusive, offering up advice to the scientists who carried it out. She has been responsible for revising and even defining new clinical practices.
Worthington has been analyzing clinical trials and epidemiological studies for decades and is both an editor and statistician for the Cochrane Oral Health Group.
The Austin dentists of Bridegview Dental commend Professor Worthington for her long and successful career.