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Senior Dental Student Certificate of Merit

This certificate is presented to dental students for outstanding and dedicated service to the profession. Particular emphasis is placed on the student's contributions to the dental literature. Dental school deans select the recipients, and local Section Chairpersons are encouraged to participate in the award presentation. 


2019 Certificate of Merit Awardee

A.T. Still University Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Kirksville, MO ~ Celeste Gish

Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health ~ Taylor Velasquez

Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA ~ Christine Chiao

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, Cleveland, OH ~ Elizabeth Ly

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, New York, NY ~ Mallory Morel

Creighton University School of Dentistry, Omaha, NE ~ Michael P. Tewes

Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, GA ~ Melanie Evans

East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine ~ Jessica Shamberger

Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA ~ Jacob T. Taylor

Herman Ostrow School of Denistry of USC, Los Angeles, CA ~ Tuongvi Mai

Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN ~ Robert Holland

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, CA ~ Alexander Zaykov

Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, New Orleans, LA ~ Jeffrey Kerst

Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry, Nashville, TN ~ Matthew Smith

Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine, Charleston, SC ~ Emily Martin

Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine – Illinois, Downers Grove, IL ~ Matthew Russ

Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine, Glendale, AZ ~ Justin Firth

NYU College of Dentistry, New York, NY ~ Nina Hyvarinen

Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Columbus, OH ~ Zachary Heming

OHSU Oregon Health Science University, Portland, OR ~ Piper Jahnke

Penn Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA ~ Abby Syverson

Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine, South Jordan, UT ~ Tahsin Anwar

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Newark, NJ ~ Lee Wang

SIU School of Dental Medicine, Alton, IL ~ Vidhi Pandya

Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook, NY ~ Michael Hanna

Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, TX ~ David Luke

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA ~ Swaitha Maripuri

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, Richmond, VA~ Nicole Rogers

UAB School of Dentistry, Birmingham, AL ~ Chijioke Ulasi

UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA ~ Rika Takada

University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Buffalo, NY ~ Janae Garofalo

University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA ~ Ivy Vuong

University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, Aurora, CO ~ Kyle Diehl

University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Farmington, CT ~ Lisa Fredrickson

University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, Detroit, MI ~ Scott Walburger

University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, FL ~ Ioanna Borissova

University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry, Chicago, IL ~ Elizabeth Razdolsky

University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City, IA ~ Ashley Daniels

University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Lexington, KY ~ Nash Laungani

University of Louisville School of Dentistry Louisville, KY ~ 

University of Maryland, School of Dentistry, Baltimore, MD ~ Azad Dhingra

University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, MI ~ Milad Karim

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, MN ~ Aaron Nisley

University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, Jackson, MS ~ Michael Moran

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO ~ Angelyn Rosenberger

University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry, Lincoln, NE 

University of New England College of Dental Medicine, Portland, ME ~ Rebekah Reed

University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine, Las Vegas, NV ~ Richard Foote

University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC ~ Shannyn Little

University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, Oklahoma City, OK ~ Tarandeep Pannu

University of The Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA ~ 

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA ~ 

University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry, Memphis, TN ~ 

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry, San Antonio, TX ~ Meredith Mosier

University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, Houston, TX ~ Megan Hanson

University of Utah School of Dentistry, Salt Lake City, UT ~ Madison  Day

University of Washington, School of Dentistry, Seattle, WA ~ Emily Gimness



Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada ~ 

McGill University, Faculty of Dentistry, Montréal, Québec, Canada ~ Heather Skeoch

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Cananda ~ Jeremy Brandelli

University of Saskatchewan, College of Dentistry, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada ~ Jason Wong

Universite Laval, Faculte de Medecine Dentaire, Quebec, Canada ~ Philippe Daunais

Université de Montréal, Faculté de médecine dentaire, Montréal, Quebec, Canada ~

Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai ~  

University of Mnitoba, College of Dentistry, Winnipeg, Canada ~ Natalie Rosenthal

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada ~ Brianne Henderson