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Department of Periodontics


Motz, Gubler, Clark
Awards 2011: Katie Motz and Mitch Gubler were the 2011 recipients of the Greenawalt Award. They participated in a summer externship in periodontics between their D3-D4 years supervised by Dr. Steve Clark
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Fraleigh Award 2011: Dr. Lewis Humbert presented, Dr. Derek Borgwardt (2011 Periodontics Certficate graduate), with the Fraleigh Award
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Molsberry Award 2011: Debbie Deitrich, 2011 DDS alumni, was the recipient of the Frank I. Molsberry Award, presented by Dr. Kim Brogden.
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AAP Student Award 2011: Chris Poulsen was awarded the 2011 American Academy of Periodontology Student award. Dr. Poulsen is a 2011 Iowa DDS alumni and a first year periodontics resident at Iowa.
Borgwardt and Riffel with Elangovan, Humbert, Johnson, Weistroffer, and Brogden
Residents Graduation: Drs. Derek Borgwardt and Amy Riffel completed their Certificate in Periodontics and MS in Oral Sciences in 2011. Left to right: Drs. Elangovan, Humbert, Johnson, Weistroffer, and Brogden.
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Dr. Gustavo Avila-Ortiz, center, was a recipient of a 2011-12 American Academy of Periodontology Teaching Fellowship. This award is designed to provide debt relief for junior faculty members in the first three years of their academic careers. Left to right: Dr. Bryan Frantz, Dr. Avila-Ortiz and Dr. John Kobs.
weistroffer and elangovan
Drs. Paula Weistroffer and Satheesh Elangovan were awarded scholarships by the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation to attend the American Dental Education Association/Academy for Academic Leadership Institute for Teaching and Learning for the Health Profession. They attended two 3.5 day training sessions fall 2011 at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill dedicated to gaining teaching competencies and other academic skills.
AAP Faculty Teaching Award 2011: Dr. Al Kvidera was recognized as the University of Iowa’s American Academy of Periodontology Faculty Teaching Award recipient. Dr. Kvidera has served as an adjunct faculty one day a week in Periodontics since 1978. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, past President of the Iowa Society of Periodontology, Fellow in the International College of Dentists and has been active in community service in his community.