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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.

The 2018 Call for Nominations is now open for members to nominate individuals for the following awards:

  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Dan Gordon Award (Lifetime Achievement)
  • Dental Technician Leadership Award
  • Private Practice Prosthodontist Award*

Please read the following Awards of Distinction document before sending in a letter of nomination.

*The Private Practice Prosthodontist Award is awarded regionally. Please see the specific requirements and nomination procedure here.

Nominations will be accepted until March 30, 2018. Please contact Nathalie Williams, Sections & Governance Director to submit your nominations or if you have any questions.


Awards of Distinction

DISTINGUISHED LECTURER AWARD

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

2017 Awardee: Dr. Peter S. Wöhrle

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

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

2017 Awardee: Dr. John R. Agar

EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Recognizing exceptional skills as a dental educator

2017 Awardee: Dr. Frank J. Tuminelli

CLINICIAN/RESEARCHER AWARD

Recognizing outstanding contributions to academic dentistry and the sciences

2017 Awardee: Dr. Zafrulla Khan

DENTAL TECHNICIAN LEADERSHIP AWARD 

Recognizing outstanding service to prosthodontics and the dental laboratory profession

No 2017 Awardee

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

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

2017 Awardee: Dr. Ronald D. Woody

private practice prosthodontist AWARDS

Recognizing extraordinary collegiality, outreach, and community service

2017 Awardees: Dr. Stephen I. Hudis (Region 1); Dr. Donald L. Ridgell (Region 2); and Dr. Curtis M. Becker (Region 4)

DAN GORDON AWARD

Recognizing lifetime achievement

2017 Awardee: Dr. Steven E. Eckert

PRESIDENT'S AWARD

Recognizing outstanding vision and leadership

2017 Awardee: Dr. Karen J. Bruggers

list of previous AWARDS of distinction recipients