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Dental Trade and Industry Recognition Award

The Dental Trade and Industry Award of Recognition may be presented to honor an outstanding leader in the field for contributions to dentistry and the community. Only one plaque per year will be awarded.  The recipient must be nominated by the awards committee and have the approval of the Board of Trustees. The President will present the plaque at the PFA Annual Awards Luncheon.

President Elect Barry Feder and Region 1 Trustee Frank Braun presenting Dental Trade & Industry Award to Dr. Horst-Woulfgang Haase Quintessence

2016 Dental Trade & Industry Recognition Award:

Quintessence Publishing

The Quintessence International Publishing Group provides the latest scientific and clinical information in formats designed to meet the varying needs of the dental community: books, journals, DVD’s, CD-ROMs, and symposia. Dental practitioners, researchers and student all have come to

rely on Quintessence for timely articles, for clearly written and superbly illustrated books, and for symposia by world-renowned experts. As dentist everywhere have come to expect, the Quintessence name represents a commitment to quality that is unsurpassed in the dental publishing world.

Founded in 1949 in Berlin, Germany, the company initially published only German-language journals and books in dentistry. The first English-language journal, Quintessence International, was launched in 1969 shortly before the opening of the US office in Chicago in 1973.

Dr. h.c. Walter Haase led the company in the early years of its development and his son, Dr. med dent h.c. Horst-Woulfgang Haase is still active in the business, working with his son, Christian Haase.

Today the company has publishing houses in 14 countries and licensing partners in another 7 countries. Publication partners oversee the translation of Quintessence books and journals into more than 15 languages. Additionally, Quintessence regularly sponsors continuing education seminars in various parts of the world, ranging from small-scale workshops to large international congresses that attract more than 50,000 participants. Meeting the needs of both the beginning dental student and the experienced practitioner, the company has published 61 professional journals; more than 1,500 book titles; and over 300 videos, DVDs, CD-ROMs, and multimedia programs worldwide by more than 3,000 authors.


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