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Release: July 7, 1999

Area graduate receives recognition at UI College of Dentistry commencement

IOWA CITY, Iowa — (Student name) of (hometown) was honored at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry commencement ceremony on June 4.

(Student last name) was named the recipient of the (name of award/awards). (Description of award/awards).

Sixty-nine students graduated with a doctor of dental science degree.

EDITORS: Award recipients and the award(s) they received are listed below alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa recipients first. Following the list are brief descriptions of each award.

IOWA

CEDAR RAPIDS: Todd R. Hoeppner, Preventive Dentistry Award
CENTER POINT: John E. Bissell, Norma Adams Award, Frank I. Molsberry Memorial Award
COUNCIL BLUFFS: Robert T. Wade, Research Achievement Award
DAVENPORT: Eric A. Downey, American Association of Public Health Dentistry Award American Society of Dentistry for Children Award; Deborah L. Clark-Holke, Dental Class of 1923 Award, Research Achievement Award
DES MOINES
: Scott A. Johnson, American College of Dentists Award, Research Achievement Award
GLENWOOD: Thomas D. Becker, International College of Dentists Award
FARLEY: Michael J. Link, Academy of General Dentistry Award
IOWA CITY: Pamela Becker, Research Achievement Award; Jason A. Clapp, American Society of Dentistry for Children Award; Douglas G. Green, Dr. Ronald E. Lofgren Scholarship Fund; Meredith L. Quimby, Pierre Fauchard Academy Award, Research Achievement Award
IOWA FALLS: Corey C. Conrad, Teledyne Water Pik Prosthodontic Award
SPIRIT LAKE: Ryan Magg, American Association of Public Health Dentistry Award
URBANDALE: Chad M. Lensch, Crest Award for Excellence in Preventive Dentistry for the Elderly
WINTERSET: Ryan M. Henrichsen, American Academy of Dental Practice Administration Award, Wesley Collins Darby Memorial Award

ALASKA

FAIRBANKS: Elias Craig O’Donoghue, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Award

COLORADO

COLORADO SPRINGS: Neal A. Allan, National Society of Dental Practitioners, Inc. Award, Wallace W. Johnson Operative Dentistry Award, Edward H. Karl Achievement Award; Duane R. Weenig, American Academy of Periodontology Award, Research Achievement Award

ILLINOIS

BLOOMINGTON: Ryan M. Bailey, Iowa Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Award
MASON CITY: Dawn M. Wunderle, American Academy of Orofacial Pain Award, American Association of Public Health Dentistry Award, Research Achievement Award
TAMPICO: Lawrence Eric Anderson, American College of Prosthodontists Undergraduate Achievement Award, Wallace W. Johnson Operative Dentistry Award

MINNESOTA

STILLWATER: Kristine M. Goulet, Research Achievement Award

LOUISIANA

NEW ORLEANS; Ida L. Rose, American Association of Public Health Dentistry Award

UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY: Christopher C. Burton, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Award, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, Inc. Award, Organization of Teachers of Oral Diagnosis Award; Jeffrey D. Connolly, Academy of Operative Dentistry Award; Matthew C. Davis, American Association of Endodontists Award
SANDY: Erik R. Curtis, Academy of Dental Materials Award, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Award, American Association of Orthodontists Award, American Equilibration Society Award, Dentsply International, Inc. Award, Dental Class of 1923 Award, Research Achievement Award

VIRGINIA

VIRGINIA BEACH: Matthew Todd Brandt, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Award, Research Achievement Award

PUERTO RICO

GUAYNABO: Carlos R. Colón-Bengoa, American Academy of Oral Medicine Award

DESCRIPTION OF AWARDS

ACADEMY OF DENTAL MATERIALS AWARD: A plaque to the graduating dental student who has demonstrated excellence in dental materials.

ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRY AWARD: A certificate and a complimentary one-year membership in the academy to the outstanding senior general practitioner.

ACADEMY OF OPERATIVE DENTISTRY AWARD: A certificate and a one-year subscription to the journal Operative Dentistry to the student for excellence in operative dentistry at the undergraduate level.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DENTAL PRACTICE ADMINISTRATION AWARD: A certificate of merit awarded to the graduating student who has shown the most professional growth in managerial skills and development of outstanding performance in four-handed dentistry.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ESTHETIC DENTISTRY AWARD: A certificate and one-year subscription to the Journal of Esthetic Dentistry to the senior dental student who demonstrates the most clinical proficiency and interest in esthetic dentistry.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL PATHOLOGY AWARD: A certificate to the senior student who has shown the most interest, accomplishment and promise in the field of oral pathology.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY AWARD: A certificate of merit to a senior student who has shown high achievement in the undergraduate curriculum in oral and maxillofacial radiology.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORAL MEDICINE AWARD: A certificate of merit and a two-year membership in the academy and subscription to the Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontics journal and reimbursement of the registration fee for one of the annual meetings during the two-year membership to the senior student showing the most promise in the field of oral medicine.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OROFACIAL PAIN AWARD: A copy of the book "Orofacial Pain: Guidelines for Classification, Assessment, and Management" as well as a one-year subscription to the Journal of Orofacial Pain.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PERIODONTOLOGY AWARD: A lettered parchment and a year’s subscription to the Journal of Periodontology to the outstanding senior student in periodontics. This award is sponsored by the American Academy of Periodontology and funded by a grant from the Proctor & Gamble Company.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ENDODONTISTS AWARD: A certificate and a year’s subscription to the Journal of Endodontics awarded to the student who shows the highest degree of proficiency and interest in the field of endodontics and exemplifies the ideals of the American Association of Endodontists.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEONS AWARD: A certificate to the senior dental student who has demonstrated exemplary aptitude and achievement in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ORTHODONTISTS AWARD: A certificate to the senior student showing exceptional interest in the development of the oro-facial complex.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY AWARD: A recognition award to the senior dental students who have demonstrated an interest and achievement in community dentistry and dental public health. The students will receive a certificate, membership from the

American Association of Public Health Dentistry and a one-year subscription to the Journal of Public Health Dentistry.

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF DENTISTS AWARD: A plaque awarded by the Iowa section of the American College of Dentists to a senior student with outstanding academic achievement and active non-academic participation during dental school.

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PROSTHODONTISTS UNDERGRADUATE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: An award presented to an outstanding undergraduate student who has shown high academic and clinical proficiency in prosthodontics. The award consists of a plaque.

AMERICAN DENTAL SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGY, INC. AWARD: A certificate, one year’s membership in the society and a year’s subscription to the journal, Anesthesia Progress, to the senior student who has shown outstanding ability or interest in the field of pain control.

AMERICAN EQUILLIBRATION SOCIETY AWARD: A certificate to a senior student for outstanding performance in the science of occlusion and temporomandibular joint function.

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN AWARD: A plaque, a year’s membership in the society and a year’s subscription to the Journal of Dentistry for Children, for interest and proficiency in children’s dentistry.

CREST AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY FOR THE ELDERLY AWARD: A plaque is given for exceptional clinical proficiency and understanding of complex oral health needs of the frail elderly and medically complex adult.

DENTAL CLASS OF 1923 AWARD: Income from an endowment fund to three outstanding dental students at the completion of their third year. Criteria are scholarship, professional attitude, character and personality.

DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL, INC. AWARD: A plaque to the outstanding senior student in removable prosthodontics.

DR. RONALD E. LOFGREN SCHOLARSHIP FUND AWARD: In memory of Dr. Lofgren, an award to a senior dental student who plans to practice in a rural area.

EDWARD H. KARL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A monetary award to the senior dental student who, during the final years of dental school, demonstrates the most significant professional and academic growth.

FRANK I. MOLSBERRY MEMORIAL AWARD: In memory of Professor Frank I. Molsberry a monetary award to a senior student for excellence in periodontics.

INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF DENTISTS AWARD: A plaque to a senior student who has shown the most professional growth and development during four years of dental study.

IOWA SOCIETY OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEONS AWARD: A plaque and monetary award to the most promising senior student in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF DENTAL PRACTITIONERS, INC. AWARD: An annual award consisting of a certificate and membership in the society to one graduating senior from each U.S. dental school in recognition of their interest and knowledge of law and ethics in dental practice.

NORMA ADAMS AWARD: A monetary award following their junior year in dentistry. All recipients must be Iowans, have demonstrated promise of high achievement in their chosen profession, and possess qualities of character and personality which will enhance those skills.

ORGANIZATION OF TEACHERS OF ORAL DIAGNOSIS AWARD: A certificate awarded to the graduating senior dental student with demonstrated excellence and promise in the field of oral diagnosis.

PIERRE FAUCHARD ACADEMY AWARD: A certificate to an outstanding and deserving senior who has exhibited leadership and who through his/her accomplishments has demonstrated dedication to the advancement of the dental profession.

PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY AWARD: A plaque is given for exceptional interest and leadership toward the improvement of health and the well-being of society through a commitment to preventive dentistry.

RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: These awards recognize exemplary contributions to dental research. Graduating seniors who have shown substantial and sustained involvement in productive research during their years in dental school, as determined by a panel of faculty, staff and students.

TELEDYNE WATER PIK PROSTHODONTIC AWARD: A certificate and a gift of his/her choice from a list of Teledyne Water Pik products to a dental student in recognition of outstanding achievement in prosthodontics.

WALLACE W. JOHNSON OPERATIVE DENTISTRY AWARD: A certificate and monetary award given to senior dental students who have demonstrated outstanding character, professional dedication and clinical excellence in operative dentistry.

WESLEY COLLINS DARBY MEMORIAL AWARD: Income from an endowment fund contributed in memory of Dr. Wesley Collins Darby to an outstanding junior student in operative dentistry.