2016 AAP Dental Student Awards for Achievement in Periodontology

This award is given at each dental school to the graduating senior who displays the highest level of academic and clinical achievement related to periodontics.

The Academy invites deans from each accredited dental school in the United States and Canada to select the best and the brightest to receive the award. The AAP congratulates the 2016 award recipients listed below.

Award Details

Recipient Educational Institution Name
Katie Martin, DMD Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health
Jessica Finkielsztein, DMD Boston University
Kwang Min Lim Case Western Reserve Univ
Victoria Pugh Columbia University
John M Kum, DDS Creighton University
Leah Van Sant Dalhousie University
Jennifer Lynn Vrikkis East Carolina University
Marielle Youmans Georgia Regents University
Cliff Lee Harvard University
Philip Kaplan Howard University
R. Clay Taylor Indiana University School of Dentistry
Alexander Reimann Loma Linda University
Jenny Herman, DDS Louisiana State University
David Paulson, DDS Marquette University
Lauren Michelle Syrowik, DDS Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
Kevin Hong McGill University
Jonathan M Voge Medical University of South Carolina
Yadiel Kinfu Meharry Medical College
Elizabeth A.G. Nesmith, DMD Midwestern University, Glendale
David Malakov, DDS New York University
Maria Garcia Nova Southeastern University
Matthew R Mason, DDS, PhD Ohio State University
Caroline Joyce Devincenzi, DMD Oregon Health & Science University
Colleen Trecartin Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
John Cairns Southern Illinois University
Allie Luxenberg, DDS Stony Brook University
Kristen Frantz, DMD Temple University
Logan Raye Callier Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center, Baylor College
Meera Sahni, DMD Tufts University
Melanie Taillefer Universite de Montreal
Guillaume Goulet Universite Laval
Kristen Elizabeth Lysenko University at Buffalo
Elizabeth M Garner, DMD University of Alabama
Danielle Clark University of Alberta
Naureen Aftab University of British Columbia
Brian Lehigh, DDS University of California Los Angeles
Benjamin Halpern, DDS University of California San Francisco
Bradley J Phares University of Colorado
Joseph M Ballatore, DMD University of Connecticut
Nicholas Schesnuk University of Detroit Mercy
Karin Schey, DMD University of Florida
Haider Aljewari, DMD University of Illinois at Chicago
Jessica M Gradoville, DDS University of Iowa College of Dentistry
Meagan Aull University of Kentucky
Katrine Andreasen, DMD University of Louisville
Brandon M West University of Maryland
Glendale Yu-Li Lim University of Michigan
Daniel Jabs, DDS University of Minnesota
Kaitlyn Michelle Ellis University of Mississippi
Elizabeth Baldwin, DDS University of Missouri Kansas City
Erica E Jasa, DDS University of Nebraska
Maria Ramos Ramirez University of Nevada Las Vegas
Claus J. Ullstad, DDS University of North Carolina
Thomas Michael Carwile University of Oklahoma
Fany Ocampo, DMD University of Pennsylvania
Ryan J Heasley University of Pittsburgh
Michelle Torres-Santos University of Puerto Rico
Derrick Pham University of Southern California
Eric Linkous University of Tennessee
Jeffrey Penner, DDS University of Texas Health Science Ctr at San Antonio
Laura A Nelson University of Texas School of Dentistry At Houston
Cherilyn J Kasperian, DDS University of the Pacific
Suzette Guo University of Toronto
Brendan R Lopez University of Washington
Jennifer Lauren Oakley Virginia Commonwealth University
Amirsalar Mofidi Western University
Sei J. Kim, DMD Western University of Health Sciences
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