Gies Awardees

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

2009 University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry

2008 University 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.

2015 Stuart M. Hirsch, D.D.S. 

2014 Dr. Lisa A. Tedesco, Ph.D.

2013 D. Walter Cohen, D.D.S.

2013 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.

2011 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.

2009 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.

2014 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

2010 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 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.

2018 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. 

2015 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.

2011 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

2008 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.

2018 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. 

2015 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.

2012 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, and 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