Hall of Awardees

The William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement (The Gies Awards)—the most anticipated annual event in oral health and dental education—honor the efforts of individuals, institutions and organizations to meaningfully advance oral health and dental education. The work of our awardees embodies the ideals set forth more than 90 years ago by dental education pioneer William J. Gies, Ph.D.

 


Award Categories

 

Award for Outstanding Achievement
Academic Dental Institution


2019

University of Michigan School of Dentistry

2018

University of Florida College of Dentistry Comprehensive Training Program in Oral Biology

2017

Eastman Institute for Oral Health

2016

University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine

2015

Tufts Dental Facilities Serving Individuals with Disabilities 

2014

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine-Community DentCare Program 

2013

University of North Carolina Craniofacial Center 

2012

Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry

2011

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine 

2010

The Forsyth Institute

2009

University at Buffalo Ph.D. Program in Oral Biology

University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry

2008University of Iowa College of Dentistry 

 

Award for Outstanding Achievement
Dental Educator


2019

James E. Mulvihill, D.M.D.

2018

David W. Chambers, Ed.M., M.B.A., Ph.D.

2017

Pamela Zarkowski, J.D., M.P.H.  

2015

Mark C. Herzberg, D.D.S., Ph.D.  

Stuart M. Hirsch, D.D.S.  

2014

Dr. Lisa A. Tedesco, Ph.D. 

2013

D. Walter Cohen, D.D.S.  

Dr. Ernestine S. Lacy, D.D.S., M.A., B.S. 

2012

Esther M. Wilkins, D.M.D., B.S. 

2011

Caswell A. Evans, Jr., D.D.S., M.P.H.  

Diarmuid B. Shanley, B.D.S., M.A., M.Sc.D. 

2010

No-Hee Park, D.M.D., Ph.D. 

2009

Dominick P. DePaola, D.D.S., Ph.D.  

Arthur A. Dugoni, D.D.S., M.S.D. 

2008

Marcia A. Boyd, D.D.S., M.A. 


 

Award for Outstanding Achievement
Public or Private Partner


2019

American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Oral Health

2018

Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program 

2017

N. Karl Haden, Ph.D. 

2016

Children's Dental Health Project

2015

Carol A. Aschenbrener, M.D. 

2014

Henry Schein, Inc.  

American Academy of Periodontology Foundation 

2013

Jennifer L. Cleveland, D.D.S., M.P.H. 

2012

Anthony R. Volpe, D.D.S. 

2011

American College of Dentists

2010

Mary Otto  

Michael R. Sudzina

2008

David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.

 

Award for Outstanding Innovation
Academic Dental Institution


2019

East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine

Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine and the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine

2018

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Center for Patients with Special Needs

2017

Pacific Center for Special Care at University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

2016

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Department of Prosthodontics

2015

University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry

2014

Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health

2013

The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine 

2012

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry

2010

Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington School of Dentistry

2009

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine 

2008

Louisiana State University School of Dentistry 

 

Award for Outstanding Innovation
Dental Educator


2019

Lynn Johnson, Ph.D.  

2018

Jack Gerrow, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed., Cert. Pros.  

Lorne Golub, D.M.D., M.Sc., Honorary M.D. 

2017

George K. Stookey, Ph.D., M.S. 

2015

Eduardo D. Rodriguez, M.D., D.D.S.  

Walter C. Guralnick, D.M.D. 

2014

Dr. John Eisner, D.D.S., Ph.D.

2013

Wilhelm A. Piskorowski, D.D.S.

2012

William K. Lobb, D.D.S. 

2011

Michelle M. Henshaw, D.D.S., M.P.H. 

J. Bernard Machen, D.D.S., M.P.H.

2010

Israel Kleinberg, D.D.S., Ph.D., D.Sc., F.R.C.D. 

2009

Judith Ann Jones, D.D.S., M.P.H., D.Sc.D. 

2008

Charles J. Goodacre, D.D.S., M.S.D. 

 

Award for Outstanding Innovation
Public or Private Partner


2019

Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry

2017

Jordan Valley Community Health Center

2016

The University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics and Delta Dental of Iowa

2012

Massachusetts Dental Society

2011

Center for Women's Health at Trover Health Systems 

2010

International Association of Student Clinicians-American Dental Association (SCADA) Program 

2009

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 

 

Award for Outstanding Vision
Academic Dental Institution


2019

McGill University Faculty of Dentistry

2018

Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry 

2017

University of Washington School of Dentistry – RIDE Program

2016

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry 

2011

University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

2010

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

2009

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine 

2008

Harvard School of Dental Medicine

University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery

Award for Outstanding Vision
Dental Educator


2019

Alexandre Rezende Vieira, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

2018

Amy E. Coplen, RDH, M.S.  

Canise Y. Bean, D.M.D., M.P.H.

2017

Allan J. Formicola, D.D.S, M.S. 

2016

Harold C. Slavkin, D.D.S. 

2015

Jeanne Craig Sinkford, D.D.S., Ph.D.    

Peter J. Polverini, D.D.S., D.M.Sc. 

2014

Dr. Raul I. Garcia, D.M.D. 

2013

Russell O. Gilpatrick, D.D.S.

2012

Johann de Vries, B.Ch.D., B.Ch.D. (Hons), M.Dent., C.O.L., F.I.C.D., F.P.F.A., F.I.A.D., F.A.C.D.   

Gregg H. Gilbert, D.D.S., M.B.A

2010

Patricia Nunn, R.D.H., M.S. 

2008

Michael C. Alfano, D.M.D., Ph.D. 

 

Award for Outstanding Vision
Private or Public Partner


2018

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry/Virginia Dental Association Foundation 

2017

Colorado Dental Association

2016

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System
the Minnesota Board of Dentistry 

2015

Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine®(ELAM®) 

2014

The Hinman Dental Society of Atlanta 

2013

Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics 

2012

Naples Children & Education Foundation 

2011

California Dental Association 

2010

Barbara J. Sabol, M.A. 

2009

American Academy of Pediatrics 

2008

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research