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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 2020 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 May 4, 2020. 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

2019 Awardee: Dr. Alireza Moshaverinia

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

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

2019 Awardee: Dr. Susan E. Brackett

EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Recognizing exceptional skills as a dental educator

2019 Awardee: Dr. Gary Rogoff

distinguished CLINICIAN AWARD

Recognizing outstanding contributions to clinical dentistry and sciences or health professions

2019 Awardee: Dr. Avinash Bidra

DENTAL TECHNICIAN LEADERSHIP AWARD 

Recognizing outstanding service to prosthodontics and the dental laboratory profession

2019 Awardee: Mr. Stephen Balshi

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

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

2019 Awardee: Dr. John Agar

PRIVATE PRACTICE PROSTHODONTIST AWARDS

Recognizing extraordinary collegiality, outreach, and community service

2019 Awardees: Dr. Anthony Sallustio (Region 1); Dr. Thomas Bloem (Region 3); and Dr. Lara Bakaeen (Region 7)

DAN GORDON AWARD

Recognizing lifetime achievement

2019 Awardee: Dr. Howard Landesman

PRESIDENT'S AWARD

Recognizing outstanding vision and leadership

2019 Awardee: Dr. Charles J. Goodacre

list of previous AWARDS of distinction recipients