It is the sixth inscription in the last century of its history and the only name from outside North America.
Professor Preiskel, emeritus professor of prosthodontics at King's College London Dental Institute, served as consultant in prosthetic dentistry at Guy's Hospital for more than 30 years, where he founded the dental implant programme.
He was the first president of The International College of Prosthodontists, the first non-American president of the American Prosthodontic Society, founding co-editor of the International Journal of Prosthodontics, chairman of its board, past president of the American Dental Society of London, the British Dental Association (Metropolitan branch), the London Dental Study Club and chaired the International Prosthodontic Symposium in 1982, the first of its kind ever to be held in the UK.
In 2007 he was made Alumnus of the Year by the Dental Institute and awarded the Webb-Johnson Medallion of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2008.
The Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics appointed him Distinguished Lecturer of the Year 2008.
He is a fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics.
Professor Preiskel is author of textbooks that have become standard works, some 100 scientific articles, the recipient of numerous prestigious prosthodontic awards and is active in research, teaching the world over.