AO Announces 2016 Outstanding Students in Implant Dentistry

Posted on June 22, 2016

CHICAGO, June 22, 2016 – The Academy of Osseointegration (AO) has announced the recipients of the 2016 Outstanding Dental Student in Implant Dentistry Award. More than 50 students from dental schools across the country will receive the award, which honors their commitment to the field of implant dentistry.

Each student will receive a free year of AO membership, a complimentary subscription to the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants (JOMI),a certificate and $500. Additionally, each will receive complimentary registration for AO’s 32nd Annual Meeting set for March 15-18, 2017, in Orlando, Fla.

“This award is given to support and expand students’ interests, education and research in dental implants,” said Dr. Alan Pollack, AO President. “The commitment these students show to the field of implant dentistry is exemplary. They are truly the future of our organization.”

Recipients of the 2016 Outstanding Dental Student in Implant Dentistry are:

Carter D. Beckham

University of Louisville, School of Dentistry

Vanessa Bikhazi

New York University, College of Dentistry

Jonathan P. Bishop

Tufts University, School of Medicine

Emily K. Boothby

Ohio State University, College of Dentistry

Michael Britting

University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine

Arielle K. Castine

University of Michigan, School of Dentistry

Derek Chenet

Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine

Isaac Chinitz

Stony Brook University, School of Dental Medicine

Holly M. Clark

Indiana University, School of Dentistry

Andrew Correces

Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry

Michael K. Cvelich

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

Rushi P. Dave

University of Pittsburg, School of Dental Medicine

Steven J. Van De Graaff

Creighton University, School of Dentistry

Navjot S. Dhillon

University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine

Colin P. Don

University of Southern California, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry

Brittany E. Fignar

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine

Mikala Gaffke

Marquette University, School of Dentistry

Napoleon Gaither

Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry

Stephanie R. Ganter

Texas A & M University, Baylor College of Dentistry

Neha Grewal

University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine

Pavel Y. Ivashchuk

University of Maryland, School of Dentistry

Erica E. Jasa

University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry

Jonathan J. Jelmini

University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry

Kevin C. Kaiser

University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Dentistry

Philip Kaplan

Howard University College of Dentistry

Garrett F. Kever

Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry

Grant T. King

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry

Kasey M. Kirchner

Southern Illinois University, School of Dental Medicine

George K. Koch, III

Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Deanna S. Lee

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Ellen B. Lee

University of Mississippi, School of Dentistry

Austin L. Lyman

Temple University, Kornberg School of Dentistry

Cory McMahan

West Virginia University, School of Dentistry

Brin L. MacMillan

University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry

Katiuska Mcintosh-Falcon

University of Puerto Rico – School of Dental Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus

Edmund P. Monsef

A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health

Alexander M. Munaretto

University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Dentistry

Robert H. Painter, IV

Medical University of South Carolina, James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine

Ed G. Pantzlaff

University of Iowa, College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics

Joel Pinter

Rutgers University, School of Dental Medicine

Michelle J. Peters

Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Dentistry

Steven C. Petritz

University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry

Ashwin Ravisankar

University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry

Jennifer Ryan

Augusta University, The Dental College of Georgia

Reza H. Shoushtari

University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine

Caroline A. Olsen Smith

University of Washington, School of Dentistry

Justin R. Smith

University of Florida, College of Dentistry - Gainesville

Alexander Sonesson

Oregon Health & Sciences University, School of Dentistry

Jason M. Tartagni

Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine

Kyle P. Trobough

University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, Dental School

Justin M. Young

University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry

Lianna G. Zabanal

University of Texas, School of Dentistry at Houston

Li Zhong

Boston University, Henry Goldman School of Dental Medicine

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