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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 2022 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
  • ACPEF Founders Society 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 April 7, 2022. Please contact Nathalie Williams, Governance Director to submit your nominations or if you have any questions.


Awards of Distinction

DISTINGUISHED Researcher AWARD

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

2021 Awardee: Dr. Sompop Bencharit

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

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

2021 Awardee: Dr. Steven Sadowsky

EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Recognizing exceptional skills as a dental educator

2021 Awardee: Dr. Robert M. Taft

JUNIOR EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Recognizing exceptional skills as a junior dental educator

2021 Awardee: Dr. Ahmed Mahrous

distinguished CLINICIAN AWARD

Recognizing outstanding contributions to clinical dentistry and sciences or health professions

2021 Awardee: Dr. Betsy K. Davis

DENTAL TECHNICIAN LEADERSHIP AWARD 

Recognizing outstanding service to prosthodontics and the dental laboratory profession

2021 Awardee: Matt Winstead, CDT

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

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

2021 Awardee: Dr. Thomas Girvan

PRIVATE PRACTICE PROSTHODONTIST AWARDS

Recognizing extraordinary collegiality, outreach, and community service

2021 Awardees:

Region 1: Dr. Sam Khayat
Region 2: Dr. Hunter Dawson 
Region 3: Dr. Andrew Johnson
Region 4: Dr. Kent Howell
Region 5: Dr. Keith Phillips
Region 7: Dr. Brian Kucey

DAN GORDON AWARD

Recognizing lifetime achievement

2021 Awardee: Dr. Susan E. Brackett

PRESIDENT'S AWARD

Recognizing outstanding vision and leadership

2021 Awardee: Dr. Susan E. Brackett

list of previous AWARDS of distinction recipients