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OU Dentistry Professor Receives Nobel Biocare 2023 Excellence Award in Clinical Documentation


OU Dentistry Professor Receives Nobel Biocare 2023 Excellence Award in Clinical Documentation

October 11, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY – Jaewon Kim, D.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D., a clinical assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, has been awarded the Nobel Biocare 2023 Excellence Award in Clinical Documentation. This award highlights Kim’s clinical achievements in periodontics and implantology and reflects the College of Dentistry’s commitment to excellence in dental education and clinical care.

“The OU College of Dentistry extends its congratulations to Dr. Kim for this outstanding achievement,” said Paul M. Mullasseril, D.D.S., M.S., dean of the college. “Dr. Kim is an exceptional academician, researcher and clinician. Receiving the Nobel Biocare 2023 Excellence Award in Clinical Documentation is a testament to his unwavering commitment to clinical excellence.”

The selection process for this award involved an evaluation by a distinguished steering committee comprising clinical and scientific dental experts. These experts conducted a blind review of numerous cases, meticulously assessing them based on a comprehensive set of parameters, including case selection, treatment indication, choice of implants, case completeness, quality of documentation, final outcomes and length of available follow-up.

Jaewon Kim, D.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D.

Kim’s submission emerged as a standout among the entries and will be published in the Nobel Biocare Case Gallery, a platform dedicated to showcasing case studies that have made a profound impact on the field of dentistry. This month, he will attend Nobel Biocare’s Masterclass in esthetic implant and restorative dentistry, held at the Center of Dental Medicine at the University of Zurich.

“I am deeply honored to receive the Nobel Biocare 2023 Excellence Award in Clinical Documentation,” Kim said. “This award reflects the significance of evidence-based research and patient care and inspires me to continue advancing the field of periodontics and implantology. I would also like to thank Dr. Jekita Kaenploy for her invaluable contributions to this project, as her photographs and work played a significant role in its success.”

Kim graduated from the Kyungpook National University School of Dentistry in South Korea in 2006. Upon graduation, he joined the oral and maxillofacial surgery program at Daegu Fatima Hospital, where he served as an intern and resident until 2010. After that, he served in the South Korean army as a public official and head of the dental department at Gapyung Health Center. During his service, he also completed his doctorate in oral anatomy at Yonsei University School of Dentistry.

From 2016 to 2018, he worked as a general dentist in Vancouver, Canada. His interest in surgery led him to a periodontics residency program at the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. In 2021, he was hired at the OU College of Dentistry as a clinical assistant professor in the Division of Periodontics. Kim’s research focuses on clinical applications of 3D printing and scaffold for bone regeneration.

About the OU College of Dentistry

The OU College of Dentistry is home to the state’s only Doctor of Dental Surgery program and baccalaureate degree program in dental hygiene. More than 70% of the state of Oklahoma’s dentists are graduates of the OU College of Dentistry. The college provides general dental care and specialty care to Oklahomans through student, resident and faculty practice clinics. The OU College of Dentistry has established a reputation of training its students to provide the highest quality of clinical care available.

About the University of Oklahoma

Founded in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma. As the state’s flagship university, OU serves the educational, cultural, economic and health care needs of the state, region and nation. OU was named the state’s highest-ranking university in U.S. News & World Report’s most recent Best Colleges list. For more information about the university, visit