Student Award Programs

AAPHD is proud to recognize dental residents in public health dentistry, dental students and dental hygiene students through two award programs.

The Student Merit Awards offer cash prizes and support to dental public health residents, senior dental students and senior dental hygiene students to present their research during the poster session of the annual National Oral Health Conference.


2017 AAPHD Student Merit Awards

The American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) cordially invites you to participate in the AAPHD Student Merit Award program. Online submissions will be accepted for the following awards: 

Abstracts can be submitted online between October 10, 2016 and January 6, 2017 (midnight CST). Abstracts must be submitted online, no exceptions.

Notification of winners will be made in March 2017 via email. 


2016 Leverett Graduate Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dental Public Health

First Place
Jacqueline Burgette    
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title: THE IMPACT OF EARLY HEAD START ON DENTAL USE
Nominator: R. Gary Rozier, DDS, MPH

Second Place

Dr. Jaffer Ahmed Shariff    
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Title: RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FREQUENT RECREATIONAL CANNABIS (MARIJUANA AND HASHISH) USE AND PERIODONTITIS IN ADULTS IN THE UNITED STATES: NHANES 2011-12
Nominator: Kavita P. Ahluwalia, DDS, MPH

Third Place
Daisy Patino  
University of Iowa College of Dentistry
Title: ASSESSMENT OF ORAL HEALTH KNOWLEDGE AND DENTAL UTILIZATION AMONG HISPANIC ADULTS LIVING IN IOWA
Nominator: John J. Warren, DDS, MS

Honorable Mention by Student Last Name Alphabetical order
Jagan Baskaradoss    
Case Western Reserve University, School of Dental Medicine
Title: THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN ORAL HEALTH LITERACY AND FAILED DENTAL APPOINTMENTS
Nominator: James Lalumandier, DDS, MPH

Sara Laura Coppola    
University of Michigan
Title: FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY OF THE REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST IN ALTERNATIVE PRACTICE
Nominator: Anne Gwozdek, RDH, BA, MA

Kalyani Raj Yaduwanshi
The University of Iowa College of Dentistry
Title:    Risk Factors for Adolescent Caries Incidence in the Iowa Fluoride Study
Nominator: John J. Warren, DDS, MS

2016 Predoctoral Dental Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Community and Preventive Dentistry

First Place
Nisha Garg        
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
Title: DEMAND FOR ORAL HEALTH OUTREACH TO THE CHICAGOLAND VETERAN POPULATION
Nominator: Casewell A. Evans, DDS, MPH

Second Place
Jean Marie Calvo
University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry  
Title: ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION AND SCREENING AT CALIFORNIA BAY AREA SENIOR CENTERS
Nominator: Howard Pollick, BDS, MPH

2015 Student Merit Award Winners 2014 Student Merit Award Winners
2013 Student Merit Award Winners 2012 Student Merit Award Winners
2011 Student Merit Award Winners  

 

 

 


Student Recognition Awards in Community Dentistry

The Student Recognition Awards in Community Dentistry provides recognition to students in dental or dental hygiene schools for service work or projects they have given to their communities. These awards are offered to each dental and dental hygiene school in the United States and Canada for senior students only.

These awards are sponsored by the Association in partnership with the P&G Professional Oral Health | Crest Oral-B.
2016 Student Award Winners 2015 Student Award Winners
2014 Student Award Winners 2013 Student Award Winners
 2012 Student Award Winners 2011 Student Award Winners