Gregory King, DMD, DMSc, of the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Washington, is the recipient of the 2009 Craniofacial Biology Research Award. King recieved the award from the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) at its 87th General Session & Exhibition in Miami on April 1.
Over the past 30 years, King has conducted a variety of investigations in basic science and some clinical areas related to craniofacial biology, with a primary interest in bone biology and orthodontic tooth movement. He has more than 90 publications to his credit and has served on myriad committees at national and international levels.
Supported by Unilever Oral Care, the Craniofacial Biology Research Award recognizes individuals who have contributed to the body of knowledge in craniofacial biology over a significant period of time, and whose research contributions are accepted by the scientific community. It is one of the 16 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards and is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR.

King obtained his DMD at Tufts University and then went on to earn his specialist in orthodontics training as a research fellow at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston. King obtained his certificate in orthodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, followed by a DMSc in oral biology at Harvard University.