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Prof. Bob ten Cate, professor of Experimental Preventive Dentistry at the UvA, will receive an honorary doctorate at the University of Oslo in Norway on 1 September.

Prof. dr. J.M. ten Cate

Prof. Bob ten Cate, professor of Experimental Preventive Dentistry at the UvA, will receive an honorary doctorate at the University of Oslo in Norway on 1 September. He has been awarded the honorary doctorate in recognition of his prominent role in international dental research. The doctorate will be presented on the occasion of the University of Oslo’s 200th anniversary.

Ten Cate (1949) studied Chemistry at the University of Groningen, where he also obtained his doctorate for research on the remineralisation of enamel in 1979. His pioneering work on how the use of fluoride prevents tooth decay contributed to what has been one of the most important discoveries in preventive dentistry, leading to a major decline in people affected by tooth decay.

Ten Cate has authored an impressive number of publications in leading journals and is highly respected among his international peers. He has received various awards for his work. Ten Cate has worked as editor-in-chief of Caries Research, is a former president of the European Organization for Caries Research and of the International Association for Dental Research. He was appointed academy professor by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in 2007. He also holds the post of prorector at the University of Amsterdam.