Dental Student Award

Every year, accredited dental programs refer an outstanding pre- and/or post-doctoral dental student who demonstrates great interest, academically and clinically, in implant dentistry. The award serves as recognition of students’ achievements, as well as provides the opportunity for the winner to advance their skills and knowledge within the field of implant dentistry. Winners receive complimentary membership and registration to an educational meeting of their choice. Look out for these future dental implantologists!

2023 Submission Form

For more information about the AAID Dental Student Award program or to have your school participate, contact AAID Headquarters at 312.335.1550 or

2022 Dental Student Award Winners

Pre-Doctoral Award

Evi Addoh, DDS, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry

Fadi Youssef Addoum, DDS, DMD, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Ahmed Abdulrazzaq Al-Darraji, DDS, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

Mazen Aly, BDS, DDS, University of Michigan

Abdalla Asi, DMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Isabelle Ayngorn, DMD, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health

Ana-Gabriela Benghiac, DMD, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Richard Berry, DMD, University of Louisville School of Dentistry

Lauren Cuda, DDS, University of Texas Health San Antonio School of Dentistry

Jack Desse, DMD, Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine

Daniel Duvall, DDS, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry

Andrew Egger, DDS, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry

Rebecca Farag, DMD, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine

Nicholas Ferrando, DDS, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

Patrick R. Ferraro, DDS, Texas A&M University College of Dentistry

Cody Groll, DDS, University of Utah School of Dentistry

Polina Gubareva, DMD, University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry

Nathan Helfferich, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

Daniel Henderson, DMD, University of Alabama School of Dentistry

Camille Herzog, DMD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Ashley Howard, Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine IL

Coralee E. Hueske, DDS, Indiana University School of Dentistry

Hicret Islamoglu, DMD, Western University of Health Sciences

Diana Keder, DMD, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine

Joshua Knapton, DMD, Roseman University College of Dental Medicine

Kawtar Lakehal, Université Laval

Eunho Lee, DMD, College of Dental Medicine – Arizona

Tonghui Lin, DDS, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine

Joshua Massey, Dental College of Georgia

Daniel P. Mendoza, DDS, The University of Houston School of Dentistry

John Morris IV, DMD, Dental College of Georgia

Thien-Trieu Nguyen, University of Mississippi, School of Dentistry

Olivia Nillissen, University of North Carolina, Adams School of Dentistry

Enerel Otgonbayar, DDS, The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

Joshua Penners, DDS, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

Sarah Powell, DMD, AT Still University Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health

Christopher P. Pritchard, DDS, Creighton University School of Dentistry

Courtney Robe-Sage, DMD, Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry

Jalen Simmons, Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry

Theodore Slagle, Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry

Madison Smith, DMD, Nova Southeastern University

Tyler Snow, University of Alberta School of Dentistry

Clarimar Soto-Soto, DMD, University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine

Nicole Szulc, DMD, University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry

Kenan Taweel, DMD, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

Matthew Thornhill, DDS, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

Chase J. Thorpe, DMD, University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine

Austin Charles Tweet, DDS, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Nicole Vega-Valbuena, DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Gefei Wang, University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Alexandria Webb, DDS, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Rachael Alysanne Weiss, DDS, NYU College of Dentistry

Daniel White, DMD, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

Brooke Wiggins, University of Florida

Yating Priscilla Young, DDS, University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry

Post-Doctoral Award

Gregory Chan, MMSc, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Nicole Lane, DMD, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry