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Department of Family Dentistry 2016 Annual Senior Awards

 

Award Descriptions


Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation Treatment Planning and Documentation Award
presented by: Dr. Michael Murrell, Ms. Christine Fleming and Ms. Donnella Miller

Dr. Christopher Barwacz, Dr. Maria Marcela Hernández, Dr. Cheryl Straub-Morarend, Ms. Melissa Tangen, Oleksandr Grechko, and Kaitlin J. Hoogeveen
Dr. Michael Murrell, Ms. Christine Fleming, Ms. Donnella Miller and Mr. Benjamin D. James

The Delta Dental Foundation Treatment Planning and Documentation Award is presented to a D4 student who has excelled in record keeping and treatment planning. The award consists of a framed certificate and a check for $3000.

Award Winner:  Mr. Benjamin D. James

 


Brasseler USA Award
presented by: Dr. Marcela Hernandez, Dr. Christopher Barwacz, Mr. Cary G. Rose and Mr. Scott O'Conner

Dr. Marcela Hernandez, Dr. Christopher Barwacz, Mr. Cary G. Rose, Mr. Scott O'Conner and Mr. Theron G. Layer
Dr. Marcela Hernandez, Dr. Christopher Barwacz, Mr. Cary G. Rose, Mr. Scott O'Conner and Mr. Theron G. Layer

The Brasseler USA Award is presented to a student who excelled at providing high quality restorative treatment and who has behaved in an ethical/professional manner during dental school. 

Award Winner:  Mr. Theron G. Layer

 


Dr. Vincent and Verla Williams Excellence in Treatment Planning in Family Dentistry Award
presented by: Dr. Cheryl Straub-Morarend and Dr. Vince and Verla Williams

Dr. Cheryl Straub-Morarend, Dr. Vince and Verla Williams, Mr. Cory D. Hatch
Dr. Cheryl Straub-Morarend, Dr. Vincent and Verla WIlliams, and Mr. Cory D. Hatch

This award, established and endowed by Dr. Vincent and Verla Williams, consists of a plaque and a check for $2000, presented to the top senior Family  entistry student who has consistently demonstrated the principles of rational treatment planning in the treatment of their patients in the Department of Family Dentistry.

Award Winner:  Mr. Cory D. Hatch

 


Dr. James Michael Leary Memorial Award
presented by: Dr. Michael Murrell, Ms. Karolyn Leary, Dr. Kecia Leary and Benjamin Vogel

 Dr. Michael Murrell,  Ms. Karolyn Leary, Dr. Kecia Leary and Mr. Joshua D. Barclay
 Dr. Michael Murrell,  Ms. Karolyn Leary, Dr. Kecia Leary, Benjamin Vogel and Mr. Joshua D. Barclay

The Dr. J. Michael Leary Memorial Award is presented annually to a graduating senior dental student who has demonstrated the high ethical and technical standards personified by Dr. Leary.  The award consists of a framed certificate and a check for $500.

Award Winner:  Mr. Joshua D. Barclay

 

The Academy of General Dentistry Senior Student Award
presented by: Dr. Michael Murrell, Dr. Reed Parker, Dr. Carrie McKnight

Dr. Michael Murrell,  Dr. Carrie McKnight and Mr. Collin J. Barker
Dr. Michael Murrell,  Dr. Carrie McKnight and Mr. Collin J. Barker

 

Dr. Reed Parker, Dr. Carrie McKnight and Ms. Kaisha J. Brown
Dr. Reed Parker, Mr. Carrie McKnight and Ms. Kaisha J. Brown

 

This is a certificate and complementary one-year membership in the AGD given to a graduating senior dental student who has indicated a desire to practice general dentistry, maintained an academic scholastic balance between his/her clinical and didactic basis courses of study, and demonstrated outstanding attributes conducive to exceptional doctor-patient relationships.

Award Winners:  Mr. Collin J. Barker and Ms. Kaisha J. Brown

 


Dr. Duane Schmidt  Practice Management Awards
presented by: Dr. Larry Squire

Dr. Larry Squire and Mr. Matthew C. Abraham
Dr. Larry Squire and Mr. Matthew C. Abraham

 

Dr. Larry Squire and Mr. Michael L. McCunniff
Dr. Larry Squire and Mr. Michael L. McCunniff

 

Dr. Larry Squire and Mr. Matthew B. Wettach
Dr. Larry Squire and Mr. Matthew B. Wettach

These awards are presented to D4 students who demonstrated the highest achievements in the Department of Family Dentistry’s Practice Management course. The awards consist of a framed certificate and an expense voucher for a local, state, or national dental meeting.

Award Winners:

3rd prize – Mr. Matthew B. Wettach
2st prize – Mr. Michael L. McCunniff
1st Prize – Mr. Matthew C. Abraham

 


American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Student Award of Merit
presented by: Dr. Michael Murrell

Dr. Michael Murrell and Ms. Lauren F. Schau
Dr. Michael Murrell and Ms. Lauren F. Schau

This award recognizes a D4 student for outstanding achievement in the pursuit of excellence in the undergraduate study of esthetic dentistry.  The award is a framed certificate.

Award Winner:  Lauren F. Schau

 


American Association of Endodontists Student Achievement in Endodontics Award
presented by: Dr. Manuel Gomez

Dr. Manuel Gomez and Mr. Zachary Goettsche
Dr. Manuel Gomez and Mr. Zachary Goettsche

Award Winner:  Mr. Zachary Goettsche

 


International College of Dentists Awards

ICD Humanitarian Award
presented by: Dr. Reed Parker

Dr. Reed Parker and Ms. Mari R. Heslinga
Dr. Reed Parker and Ms. Mari R. Heslinga

Award Winner:  Ms. Mari R. Heslinga

 

ICD Leadership Award
presented by: Dr. Cheryl Straub-Morarend

Dr. Cheryl Straub-Morarend and Ms.Jessica M. Gradoville
Dr. Cheryl Straub-Morarend and Ms. Jessica M. Gradoville

Award Winner:  Ms. Jessica M. Gradoville