Dr. Ole Jensen to be honored as Nobel Biocare Brånemark Osseointegration Award winner
Dr. Ole T. Jenson, Greenwood Village, CO, one of the pioneers of osseointegration, is the ninth recipient of the Nobel Biocare Brånemark Osseointegration Award. The award is given annually by the Osseointegration Foundation (OF) to honor an individual whose impact on implant dentistry is exemplary in any or all of the Foundation’s mission categories: research, education, and charitable causes.
OF President, Dr. Mollie A. Winston, Roswell, GA, will present the award Thursday, February 18, at the Opening Symposium in the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA.
Previous Nobel Biocare Branemark Award honorees are Professor Branemark (the first honoree), Drs. Daniel Buser, William R. Laney, and George A. Zarb, and Professors Daniel van Steenberghe, Ulk Lekholm, Tomas Albrektsson and Stephen M. Parel. The award is made possible by a grant from Nobel Biocare. The selection process involves members of the Osseointegration Foundation’s Titanium Society to propose distinguished candidates from the field of implant dentistry.
“In Dr. Jensen, we are pleased to honor a distinguished clinician, researcher, leader, and osseointegration educator,” says Dr. Winston. Active in AO from its founding, Dr. Jensen chaired the AO Consensus Conferences in 1996 and 2014 and served as a Board Member and officer of the Osseointegration Foundation for several years.
Dr. Jensen received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah. He completed his DDS degree at the Northwestern University of Dentistry, and his Anesthesiology residency at the Northwestern University School of Medicine. He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the University of Michigan.
His literature contributions include over 70 journal publications, 25 book chapters, and 5 books. His research and subject matters include: guided bone regeneration, implant site classification, sinus floor bone grafting, Lefort 1 distractions osteogenesis, bone morphogenetic protein for vertical bone augmentation, titanium mesh for alveolar reconstruction, osteoperiosteal flaps, tissue engineering from stem cells, growth factors and morphogens, mechanostat of bone and implant biomechanics, zygomatic implants, and all-on-4.
He is currently Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University, University of Michigan, and University of Colorado at Denver. Dr. Jensen has held a variety of teaching positions since the early 1980s, and has also served as a clinical instructor in the St. Joseph General Practice Residency Program.
Dr. Jensen is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
All Titanium Society members and a guest of their choice are invited to attend the Annual Titanium socity Breakfast Meeting, Saturday, February 20, at 7:00 a.m., where Dr. Jensen will give an exclusive presentation for Titanium Society members and their guests.
Positions are still available in the Titanium Society, which is limited to supporters who have pledged $10,000 total in past and future contributions over a four-year period. The Titanium Society’s membership is limited to 100.
Anyone interested in becoming a Titanium Society member may find a downloadable membership application on the OF section of the Academy’s website (osseo.org) or by contacting the Academy’s Executive Office at 847-439-1919, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.