Awards

Brent E. Larson

Brent E. Larson, DDS, MS, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Professor and Director of the Division of Orthodontics, received  the 2017 Century Club Professor of the Year award. The Century Club Professor of the Year is the School of Dentistry’s highest honor and is awarded each year to a faculty member in recognition of outstanding contributions to the School of Dentistry in the areas of education, service and research.

Hiwet Ephrem and Cheryl Anderson-Cermin

Hiwet Ephrem, MSDH, RF was named School of Dentistry Alumni Society (SODAS) Distinguished Dental Hygiene Alumna and Cheryl Anderson-Cermin, DDS was named SODAS Distinguished Dental Alumnus on April 26 at the annual Star of the North Meeting.

Hiwet Ephrem: Distinguished Dental Hygiene Alumna 

(Left to Right) Dr. Carl Schneider, Executive Director of Northern Minnesota Dental, Dr. Gary Anderson, Dean of the U of M School of Dentistry, Jennifer Enich, Andy Aldrich, Dr. Michael Till, former Dean of the School of Dentistry, and Dr. Michael Zakula,

Jennifer Enich and Andy Aldrich, second year dental students at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, were recently awarded Dr. Michael Till – Northern Minnesota Dental Scholarships.  Jennifer is the daughter of Dr. Steve and Tonya Enich of Side Lake and Andy is the son of Gary Aldrich of Hibbing.

Galina Yakovlev

Second year University of Minnesota School of Dentistry student Galina Yakovlev was awarded second place in the Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Application (SCADA) for her poster titled "Investigating the effect of PEITC, a natural chemopreventive agent, on the tobacco carcinogen-induced DNA damage in oral cells." She accepted the award at the American Association for Dental Research annual meeting, held March 21-24 in Ft. Lauderdale , Fla.

Carol Dahlke

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA) honored Twin Cities’ dental hygienist and practice management consultant Carol Dahlke, MDH, at a celebratory event at the McNamara Alumni Center on October 19, 2017. 

Dahlke received the UMAA’s prestigious Alumni Service Award in recognition of outstanding volunteer service to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. 

Stephen K. Shuman and Gary Anderson

Every year, after the Century Club Professor of the Year recipient has been announced at the Star of the North Dean’s Reception, the Office of Academic Affairs holds a celebration dinner for all distinguished faculty who have been awarded Professor of the Year since its inception in 1968.  Stephen Shuman, associate professor in the Department Primary Dental Care was the 50th inductee for 2016. The gala was held October 16, 2017, and hosted by Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Keith Mays in the Heritage Gallery at the McNamara Alumni Center. 

Brent E. Larson

Brent E. Larson, DDS, MS, Professor and Director of the Division of Orthodontics at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, and a practicing orthodontist in Rochester, Minn.

Hannah Afwerke, Aaron Henderson, Alejandro Cisneros

Three School of Dentistry students will receive the University's prestigious President's Student Leadership and Service Award .

Hannah Afwerke (D3), Alejandro Cisneros (D2), and Aaron Henderson (D3) will receive their awards at a recognition banquet in the Fall of 2017.

The President's Student Leadership and Service Award is presented to about one-half of one percent of the student body and recognizes the student's accomplishments and contributions of outstanding student leadership at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus.

 

Nelson Rhodus

Nelson L. Rhodus, DMD, MPH, a School of Dentistry professor in the Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, was recently awarded a Fellowship in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Rhodus is a Distinguished Professor and Director of the Division of Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis and Radiology.

Stephen K. Shuman

Congratulations to Stephen K. Shuman, DDS, MS, who received the School of Dentistry's 2016 Century Club Professor of the Year Award. The award is the school's highest honor and is given annually in recognition of significant contributions to the school in the areas of education, research and service. Dr.

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