Henry Schein announced the death of Dr. E. Dianne Rekow, PhD, a member of the company's board of directors since 2014 and a leading figure in digital dentistry.
Rekow was a professor emeritus and fellow at King's College London, where she served as executive dean of its dental institute and professor of orthodontics from 2012 through 2016. From 2002 to 2012, she was a professor of orthodontics at New York University, where she was also senior vice provost of engineering technology as well as provost of the Polytechnic Institute of NYU. In addition, Rekow was a senior scholar at the Sante Fe Group.
Rekow's teams carried out research exploring the use of bioengineered tissue to facilitate bone replacement in individuals disfigured by disease or developmental defects. She held a number of patents in the dental field and is credited in over 100 publications.
Her career included serving as president of both the International Association for Dental Research and the American Association of Dental Research. In 2012, Rekow was elected to the faculty of dental surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in the U.K.