Emeritus Professor E. Brady Hancock to Receive National Honor in Periodontics

E. Brady Hancock
E. Brady Hancock

Dr. E. Brady Hancock, former longtime chair of the Indiana University School of Dentistry's Periodontics and Allied Dental Programs department, will receive the American Academy of Periodontology's Outstanding Periodontal Educator award for 2011.

The prestigious award will be presented at the academy's annual meeting, held this year in Miami Beach, Fla., Nov. 12-15.

Dr. Hancock served as department chair from the time of his arrival at IU in 1987 until his retirement in 2007. A retired captain in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps., he is a dental graduate of the University of Illinois and a 1974 graduate of IU's master's degree program in periodontics. He also completed a periodontic fellowship at the Naval Dental Clinic in Long Beach, Calif.

The AAP cites Dr. Hancock for increasing involvement in interdisciplinary seminars at IU and for integrating periodontal clinical procedures into the Comprehensive Care Clinics, which expanded both clinical and didactic education in periodontics at the predoctoral level.

Indiana University can add to those considerable achievements his sizable presence as a goodwill ambassador in education for the IU dental school. In addition to his outstanding efforts as a teacher and an administrator on the IU dental school home front for two decades, he was often teaching and lecturing abroad. Dr. Hancock holds visiting professorships at several universities in Thailand and Japan. He also understands the importance of lifelong learning in the dental profession, having stepped up as interim director of IU’s dental continuing education program for 15 months in 2005.

For more information about Dr. Hancock's award and a list of other periodontists who will be honored in mid-November see the American Academy of Periodontology website.

Susan Crum
Publications Director
November 2, 2011