Bulletin of Dental Education

February 2012 Kudos

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William F. Wathen, D.M.D., was recently named the recipient of the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Dentistry’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Wathen has practiced dentistry for 44 years after receiving his degree from UK’s College of Dentistry in 1967. 

January 2012 Kudos

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Dr. Kenneth W. Gehrke, Clinical Assistant Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, will receive the college’s E. Lloyd Du Brul Faculty Achievement Award in April 2012. The award is presented for significant and meritorious activity as a UIC faculty member, reflecting Dr. Du Brul’s commitment to excellence in education.

December 2011 Kudos

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Einstein Healthcare Network and the organization’s Department of Dental Medicine recently honored Dr. Alan J. Borislow for more than 30 years of dedication to the organization, to dental education, and to patients served. Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia has named the Alan J. Borislow Division of Orthodontics in recognition of his 30 years of service as Chairman of the Maxwell S. Fogel Department of Dental Medicine.

November 2011 Kudos

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Dr. Sangeetha Chandrasekaran, a periodontics resident at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, has won the Volpe Prize. The $3,500 award is presented to the best clinical research in periodontology by students in dentistry. The competition, sponsored by The Ohio State University and Colgate-Palmolive Co., is named for Dr. Anthony Volpe, who is responsible for Colgate’s worldwide clinical research program.

August 2011 Kudos

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Dr. Cyril Meyerowitz, Director of Eastman Institute for Oral Health, was presented with the Foundations of Excellence in Research Award from the New York State Dental Foundation. The award is in recognition of Dr. Meyerowitz’s commitment to applying creative, science-based methods to foster greater understanding of and to improve overall oral health.

July 2011 Kudos

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ADEA President Leo E. Rouse, Dean of the Howard University College of Dentistry, was awarded the Sterling V. Mead Award by the District of Columbia Dental Society in early June. The award was given in recognition for distinguished contributions to society, the dental profession, and dental research.

June 2011 Kudos

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Martha J. Somerman, D.D.S., Ph.D., Dean of the University of Washington School of Dentistry and soon-to-be Director of the National Institute of Dental Craniofacial Research, has been chosen to receive the 2011 Paul Goldhaber Award from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

May 2011 Kudos

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Dr. Cuong Nguyen, a Research Assistant Professor in oral biology at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, was recently notified that the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation is extending his current research grant for a second year, saying his renewal application had “demonstrated clear and significant progress during the first year of his grant.”

April 2011 Kudos

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Steven Blanchard, D.D.S., Associate Professor of Periodontics at Indiana University (IU) School of Dentistry, received the Indiana Dental Association’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award in recognition of his accomplishments during the 2009-10 academic year. In 2009, he accepted a six-year term as one of the Directors of the American Board of Periodontology.

March 2011 Kudos

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The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry will award the 2011 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Dentistry to the institution's chapter of the Student National Dental Association/Hispanic Dental Association (SNDA/HAD).

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