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Industry-Wide Dental Awards Program Announces 2022 Winners at Red Carpet Gala

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The Denobi Awards, an industry-wide dental awards program, held its annual red-carpet gala today and named 14 individuals and one dental team as recipients.

The Denobi Awards Gala is the premier celebration recognizing and honoring excellence in dentistry and is focused on honoring the “unsung heroes” who’ve made outstanding contributions to the dental industry around the world. With the 2022 gala exclusively sponsored by Patterson Dental, hundreds of nominations were received from across various roles in the industry, and a shortlist was released in January. In partnership with the National Mobile & Teledentistry Conference, the red-carpet gala took place in on March 5, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV and was also available virtually via live-stream.

The gala culminated with the presentation of the Dr. Lou Shuman Denobi Pinnacle Achievement Award, the program’s highest award honoring an individual whose leadership and ongoing contributions have dramatically impacted the profession. The recipient of this year’s award was Dr. Pamela Maragliano Muniz, Editor in Chief of Dental Economics.

Tickets are on sale now for the next Denobi Awards Gala on March 4, 2023 in Dallas, Texas. Nominations open October 1, 2022.

Congratulations to the following 2022 Denobi Award winners:

Dr. Alaa H. Qari – Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia

Amber Lovatos, BSDH, RDH – The Latina RDH

Dr. Amrita Patel – American Dental Association

Anaika Forbes, MS, BSDH, RDH, CDA – NYU College of Dentistry, HashtagLunchbag

Dr. Arash Hakhamian – Dentulu

Jackie Sanders, MBA, RDH – RDH Magazine

Jennifer Holland – Holland Healthcare, Australia

JoAn Majors, RDA, CSP, CVP – The Soft Skills Institute

Joe Fogg – onDiem

Lancette VanGuilder, BS, RDH, PHEDH – Nevada Dental Hygienists’ Association

Dr. Matt Allen – DifferentKind

Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz – Dental Economics, Cellerant Consulting; Recipient of the Dr. Lou Shuman Denobi Pinnacle Achievement Award

Dr. Parul Dua Makkar – Private Practice, New York

Rachel Wall, RDH, BS – Inspired Hygiene

Timber Dental – Portland, OR; Recipient of the Denobi Dental Team Award

To learn more about The Denobi Awards and watch highlights, visit

To learn more about the National Mobile & Teledentistry Conference, visit

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