Richard Miron

BMSC, MSc, PhD, DDS, Dr. med. dent.

Group Leader
Nationality: Canadian

 

Dr. Richard Miron, BMSC, MSc, PhD, DDS, is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Periodontology at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He completed his undergraduate degree in Medical Science and a Masters in Cell Biology at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Bern, Switzerland and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Laval, Canada. He has previously performed numerous short stay post-doctoral research fellowships at the University of Wuhan in China in 2011, 2012 and 2014 and has since co-supervised numerous Master and PhD candidates as an external visiting scholar. His main research interests involve enamel matrix proteins for bone and periodontal regeneration, bioactive growth factors, osteoinductive bone grafting materials and guided bone regeneration in implant dentistry. He has recently been awarded many internationally recognized top young investigators awards including the Andre Schroeder Research Prize from the International Team of Implantology (ITI) (2016), the Robert Frank Award for Basic Research in Dentistry (2015), the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) Young investigator of the Year in the field of Implant Dentistry (2015), the Canadian IADR Hatton Award recipient (2015), and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Young Investigator Grant Award (2014).

EDUCATION

April 2016            Dr. med. dent.     University of Bern, Switzerland

                     Supervisor: Prof. Anton Sculean

2014- 2015          Implant Fellowship. One year Online Implant Externship Program

                              Stony Brooke Dental School, New York, USA

                     

2011-2015           Doctor of Dental Surgery. The University of Laval, Quebec, Canada

                       

2009-2012           PhD Degree in Periodontology and Cell Biology. University of Bern

                    Supervisors: Anton Sculean and Daniel Buser

 

2007-2009           Masters in Cell Biology. The University of Western Ontario,  London, Canada                                            Supervisors: Douglas Hamilton and Jeff Dixon

    

2002-2006           Honors Bachelor of Medical Sciences. The University of Western Ontario, Canada

                    Area of concentration: Medical Sciences

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

 

April 2016 –present

Adjunct Professor, Department of Periodontology, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

 

April, 2015-March 2016      

Head of Cell Biology Research at the University Dental School, Departments of Periodontology, Department of Oral Surgery and Stomatology, University of Bern, Switzerland

 

Sept. 2012-April 2015                     

Research Fellow, University of Laval, Canada 

Development and analysis of various bone grafts as well as development of new pharmacological agents for the treatment of osteoporosis

 

January 2011-present         

Research Fellow/visiting lecturer, University of Wuhan, China

Collaborate with Prof. Yufeng Zhang on in vivo studies involving bone grafts in bone defects and muscle to determine osteoinductive potential

 

May-August, 2012    

Research Associate, University of Bern Switzerland

Impact of bone harvesting techniques and cell behavior of PDL cells seeded on various bone grafts with enamel matrix derivative

 

September 2007- September 2009

University of Western Ontario, Teaching Assistant. 

Organized and conducted 4 laboratory groups for first year biology students.

 

 

AWARDS:

2016               International Team for Implantology - Andre Schroeder Award (10’000 CHF)

2015               IADR-CED, Robert Frank award for Basic Research in continental European division

2015               IADR-CED, Young Investigator to represent European division in Hatton Award in Seoul

                        Korea, 2016

2015               IADR Young Investigator of the Year Award, Implant Research Group, Boston, USA

                        ($2000)

2014               IADR Canadian Hatton Award – Senior Basic Research Category North American

                        representative. Project: “Osteogain – a new formulation of enamel matrix derivative for

                        bone graft mixing”

2014               Pierre Fauchard Academy Foundation, Annual Scholarship Award for outstanding 

                        clinical research at the dental undergraduate level ($1000)

2013               Student research prize winner at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry for

                        project relating to bone grafting materials ($2500, awarded in Orlando, Florida,

              October, 2014)

2013               The European Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Doctoral Award                                                         (October, 2013, Madrid, Spain)

2009-2012     National Science and Engineering Research Council Scholarship for PhD                         

                        $21,000 per year for 3 years (total $63,000) March 2009

2008-2009     National Science and Engineering Research Council Scholarship ($17500)

2008-2009     Nominated Top Teaching Assistant, University of Western Ontario for 1st year Biology

                        course to undergraduate students

2008-2009     Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15000)

2007-2008     SOGS scholarship ($3750)

2007-2008     SGS – Schulich Graduate Scholarship ($2650)