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Awards of Distinction

The ACP Awards of Distinction recognize and honor individuals in their achievement of outstanding and substantial contributions to the specialty or to the College. We encourage all members to nominate a colleague for their achievements.


Awards of Distinction

DISTINGUISHED Researcher AWARD

Recognizing outstanding contributions through original research, literature, teaching, or clinical applications

2022 Awardee: Dr. Seiichi Yamano

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Recognizing outstanding service to the College and the characteristics of a true humanitarian

2022 Awardee: Dr. Paul E. Scruggs

EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Recognizing exceptional skills as a dental educator

2022 Awardee: Dr. Leila Jahangiri

JUNIOR EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Recognizing exceptional skills as a junior dental educator

2022 Awardee: Dr. Patricia H. Swanson

distinguished CLINICIAN AWARD

Recognizing outstanding contributions to clinical dentistry and sciences or health professions

2022 Awardee: Dr. Thomas J. Salinas

DENTAL TECHNICIAN LEADERSHIP AWARD 

Recognizing outstanding service to prosthodontics and the dental laboratory profession

2022 Awardee: Jack J. Marrano, CDT

MAJOR GENERAL (RETIRED) BILL B. LEFLER FEDERAL SERVICES AWARD

Recognizing excellence in leadership, patient care, mentorship, and service

2022 Awardee: Dr. William W. Nagy

PRIVATE PRACTICE PROSTHODONTIST AWARDS

Recognizing extraordinary collegiality, outreach, and community service

2022 Awardees:

Region 1: Dr. Joseph J. Milavec
Region 2: Dr. Paulette P. Paulin
Region 3: Dr. Brandon A. James
Region 4: Dr. Michael Lynn Gurney
Region 5: Dr. John J. Petrini
Region 7: Dr. Anne L. Gunderman

DAN GORDON AWARD

Recognizing lifetime achievement

2022 Awardee: Dr. Lyndon F. Cooper

PRESIDENT'S AWARD

Recognizing outstanding vision and leadership

2022 Awardee: Dr. Stephen I. Hudis

list of previous AWARDS of distinction recipients