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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. 


2023 Certificate of Merit Awardee

A.T. Still University Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health, St Louis, MO ~ Crystal Lynn Eschbach

Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health ~ Haya Barakat

Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA ~ Erica Stocks

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, Cleveland, OH ~ Sabrina Salgueiro

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, New York, NY ~ Jeffrey Felix

Creighton University School of Dentistry, Omaha, NE ~ Umesh Pyakurel

Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, GA ~ Ekta Parab

East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine ~ Cody Clinton Phen

Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA ~ Kristie Ann Kaczmarek-Stewart

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, Los Angeles, CA ~ Sarina Soriano Taylor

Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington, DC ~ Shannon S. Boxill

Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN ~ Daniel Godfrey

LECOM School of Dental Medicine, Bradenton, FL ~ Cole J. Herzik

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, CA ~ Elvin Tolentino

Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, New Orleans, LA ~ Aaron Matthew Connell

Marquette University School of Dentistry, Milwaukee, WI ~ Drake Layne Lindholm

Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry, Nashville, TN ~ Taylor King

Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine, Charleston, SC ~ Samantha Anne Mullis

Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine – Illinois, Downers Grove, IL ~ Christina Pascale

Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine, Glendale, AZ ~ Anna Katherine Olson

Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL ~ Claudio Miro

NYU College of Dentistry, New York, NY ~ John B. Pelton

Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Columbus, OH ~ Jae Parker Heiner

OHSU Oregon Health Science University, Portland, OR ~ Karan A. Patel

Penn Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA ~ Julie Ruth Berenblum

Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine, South Jordan, UT ~ Sharon Su

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Newark, NJ ~ John Joseph Gattuso

SIU School of Dental Medicine, Alton, IL ~ Madison Moore

Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook, NY ~ Gerard Fischer

Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, TX ~ Mark Thomas Ashby

Touro College of Dental Medicine, Hawthorne, NY ~ Glenn Grewal

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA ~ Richard Truman Peterson

UAB School of Dentistry, Birmingham, AL ~ Viet Vo

UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA ~ Raquel Linesky

University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Buffalo, NY ~ Brooke Anne Thornhill

University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA ~ Brian Vinh Hoang

University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, Aurora, CO ~ Emily Li

University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Farmington, CT ~ Catherine Florentine

University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, Detroit, MI ~ Rita Joseph Benjamin

University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, FL ~ Luke Fischer

University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry, Chicago, IL ~ Susie Shin

University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City, IA ~ Michaela P. Mathews

University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Lexington, KY ~ Rahouf Abualsoud

University of Louisville School of Dentistry Louisville, KY ~ Mina Iskander

University of Maryland, School of Dentistry, Baltimore, MD ~ Eden R. Skopp

University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, MI ~ Haley Neal

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, MN ~ Rachel Limmex 

University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, Jackson, MS ~ Andrew Burnham

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO ~ Christopher Pham

University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry, Lincoln, NE ~ Katelyn M. Smith

University of New England College of Dental Medicine, Portland, ME ~ Kali Han Vo

University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine, Las Vegas, NV ~ Samuel R. Hutchings

University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC ~ Caroline Albert

University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, Oklahoma City, OK ~ Philip Kane Morton

University of The Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA ~ Darius Rene Ilano Tenorio

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA ~ Brian Schafer

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

University of Texas HSC at San Antonio School of Dentistry, San Antonio, TX ~ Kathryn Marie Ellis

University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, Houston, TX ~ Ali Mahmood Shakir Al Hatem

University of Utah School of Dentistry, Salt Lake City, UT ~ Jamison Wagner

University of Washington, School of Dentistry, Seattle, WA ~ Morgan Sample

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, Richmond, VA ~ Quinnie Phan

Western University College of Dental Medicine, Pomona, CA ~ David Taves


McGill College, Dental Medicine and Oral Health, Montreal, Canada ~ Tatiana Tuccinardi

Universite Laval, Faculte de Medecine Dentaire, Quebec, Canada ~ Victor Thibeault

University of Manitoba, Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, Winnepeg, Canada ~ Christelle T. Tan

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC ~ Aidan Lee

University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine, San Juan, PR ~ Patricia M. Serrano Lopez