Degree honour for dentistry research

A long-standing collaboration between a University of Manchester professor and colleagues in Sweden has led to the awarding of an honorary degree.

Keith Horner, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Imaging at Manchester’s School of Dentistry, has been honoured with a Doctorate of Odontology honoris causa by the University of Malmö.

Professor Horner received his doctorate at a colourful graduation ceremony held in Malmö Konserthuset to mark the end of his period as Visiting Professor within the university’s Faculty of Odontology.

The honour was granted in recognition of the long-standing research collaborations between Professor Horner and the staff of the Oral Radiology Department at Malmö.

This research included two European Commission Framework projects and numerous scientific publications. Much of the work focused on the use of dental radiographs in assessment of osteoporosis risk.

More recently, Professor Horner is leading a European Commission 7th Euratom Framework project on the use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography in dentistry.

Professor Lars Mattson, Dean of the Faculty of Odontology, highlighted these achievements in his citation before giving Professor Horner a hat, ring and scroll as symbols of the doctoral degree.


Image: Professor Keith Horner receives his degree from Professor Lars Mattson (pic: Pierre Mens, Malmö University)