Award of Excellence Recipients

img_9952The Award of Excellence was established in 1986 to recognize outstanding contributions to the discipline of Operative Dentistry in areas of, but not limited to: Service to the Academy; Teaching of operative dentistry at academic and continuing education levels; Promotion of excellence in operative dentistry at a national or international level.

Nominations need to be submitted in writing to Dr. Richard Stevenson (P.O. Box 25637 Los Angeles, CA 90025) and will be reviewed at the Spring Council Meeting.

The following individuals have been honored with the Award of Excellence:

1986 – Dr. Gerald D. Stibbs

1987 – Dr. Paul T. Dawson

1988 – Dr. James P. Vernetti

1989 – Dr. A. Ian Hamilton

1990 – Dr. Ralph J. Werner

1991 – Dr. Melvin R. Lund

1992 – Dr. Richard V. Tucker

1993 – Dr. Paul H. Loflin

1994 – Dr. David J. Bales

1995 – Dr. Clifford M. Sturdevant

1996 – Dr. Harry Rosen

1997 – Dr. J. Martin Anderson

1998 – Dr. Gregory E. Smith

1999 – Dr. José E. Medina

2000 – Dr. Bruce B. Smith

2001 – Dr. Richard B. McCoy

2002 – Dr. John W. Reinhardt

2003 – Dr. Lawrence L. Clark

2004 – Dr. Norman C. Ferguson

2005 – Dr. James B. Summitt

2006 – Dr. Joel M. Wagoner

2007 – Dr. Thomas G. Berry

2008 – Dr. William A. Gregory

2009 – Dr. Warren K. Johnson

2010 – Dr. Richard G. Stevenson III

2011 – Dr. Michael Cochran

2012 – Dr. Harold R. Laswell

2013 – Dr. Gerald E. Denehy

2014 – Dr. Richard D. Tucker

2015 – Dr. Gordon J. Christensen

2016 – Dr. J. William Robbins

2017 – Dr. Thomas J. Hilton

2018 – Dr. Maria Lopez Howell

2019 – Dr. Paul Hasegawa

2020 - Dr. Craig Bridgeman

2021 - (No winner due to Covid Pandemic)

2022 - Dr. Bruce Small