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DDS Class of 2022 Award Recipients

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Written by SDM Comms on May 25, 2022

May is a truly special time for our graduating students and the families, friends, faculty and staff who have supported them. At this year's DDS Graduation Banquet and Awards Ceremony, we recognized each member of the Class of 2022 for their incredible efforts, accomplishments and perseverance. As is tradition, we also presented a number of individual awards established by specialty groups and community partners, listed below. Congratulations to all. 


Class of 2022 Graduation Awards:

  • Academy of Dental Materials Award - Robert A. Bailey
  • Academy of General Dentistry Student Award - Cody DelReal
  • Academy of Operative Dentistry Graduating Student Award - Lakin Radeka
  • Academy of Osseointegration Award for Implant Dentistry - Cody DelReal
  • Advanced Clinical Training and Services Program Award - Cassidy Bummer and Ty Weisenburger
  • Alpha Omega International Fraternity Member - Alfred Li
  • American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Student Award of Merit - Olivia Wolfe
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry Dental Student Award - Enerel Eva Otgonbayar
  • American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Dental Student Award - Alfred Li
  • American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Award - Sammy Abdullah
  • American Academy of Oral Medicine Award - Cody DelReal
  • American Academy of Orofacial Pain Award - Olivia Wolfe
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Pre-Doctoral Student Award - Dat David Le
  • American Association of Endodontists Award - Dijana Elmejdoubi
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Implant Award - Cody DelReal
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Student Award - Jeffrey Wettengel
  • American Association of Orthodontists Award - Logan Smith
  • American Association of Public Health Dentistry Award - Jennifer Stobbs-Vergara
  • American College of Dentists Award - Jakob Holtzmann
  • American College of Prosthodontists Predoctoral Student Prosthodontic Achievement Award - Alexis DuDash
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Award - Alfred Li
  • American Equilibration Society Outstanding Senior Award - Chase Lewis
  • American Student Dental Association Award - Aaron Buban
  • Brasseler USA Scholars Award - Catherine Petty
  • Brian D. Stone Memorial Award - Keyonnia L. Shaw
  • Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Award - Aaron Buban
  • Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Award - Champa Dental Clinic - Eduardo Acosta
  • Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Award - Stout Dental Clinic - Shannon Galegher
  • Colorado Prosthodontics Society Dental Student Award - Asma Samara
  • Dental Student Award for Achievement In Periodontology - William Carter
  • Dr. Barry Beauvais Award - Special Care Dentistry Association - Sammy Abdullah
  • Dr. Kenneth Grove Memorial Award of the Dental Foundation of Colorado - Eneral Eva Otgonbayar
  • Dr. Miles Markley Delta Sigma Delta Award - Shannon Galegher
  • Dr. Solomon​ Averbach Humanitarian Award - Erica Odegard
  • Dr. Thomas J. Bomberg Memorial Award - Eduardo Acosta
  • ​Hanau Award for Excellence in Prosthodontics - Keyonnia L. Shaw
  • International College of Dentists Humanitarian Award - Keyonnia L. Shaw
  • International College of Dentists Leadership Award - Alfred Li
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists' Sullivan Schein Dental Predoctoral Achievement Award - William Carter
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Members - Ji An, Aaron Buban, Cassidy Bummer, Nicole Currie, Cody DelReal, Jakob Holtzmann, Alfred Li, Veronica K. Pryor, Logan Smith, Olivia Wolfe
  • ​Pierre Fauchard Academy Award - Chase Lewis
  • Quintessence Award for Clinical Achievement in Restorative Dentistry - Cassidy Bummer
  • ​Quintessence Award for Clinical Achievements in Periodontics - Olivia Wolfe
  • Quintessence Award for Research Achievement - Robert A. Bailey
  • ​Student Life Award for Excellence - Emeka Asa
  • The Western Society of Periodontology Award - Dijana Elmejdoubi


Faculty Awards:

The following award recipients were selected by the graduating Class of 2022.

  • Altruism Faculty Recognition Award - Dr. Thomas Greany
  • Chancellor’s Teaching Recognition - Dr. David Gozalo
  • Outstanding Basic Sciences Instructor - Dr. Lisa Rabe
  • Outstanding Clinic Instructor - Dr. David Gozalo
  • Outstanding Didactic Instructor - Dr. Emanouela Carlson
  • Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Member - Dr. Kristin Lere
  • Outstanding Pre-Clinical Instructor - Dr. James Delapp
  • President’s Excellence in Teaching - Dr. Thomas Greany



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