Jo Frencken awarded China's prestigious International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Award

Frencken , Jo

Thanks to his decade-long efforts promoting a more accessible way of cavity treatment to the Chinese people, Dutch oral health specialist Jo E. Frencken is awarded China's prestigious International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Award this year. 

With this highest distinction given to several foreign individuals or organizations in the sci-tech field every year, the Chinese government intends to honor and express gratitude to their contributions to science advancement and social development in China. Prof. Frencken is the second Dutch winner after Evert Jacobsen, a plant-breeding expert at Wageningen University who won the award in 2005. As the inventor of the Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) for dental cavities, Prof. Frencken has been working with Chinese institutes to spread his minimal intervention approach into China since 2006.

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