2020 Dental Student Awards

Congratulations to the class of 2020 from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry!

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!

2020 Dental Student Award Winners

Pre-Doctoral Award

Robert Abdulezer, Université de Montréal
Riley Allen, DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
Omar Alzein, DDS, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry 
James Amir, DMD, Rutgers School of Dental Medcine
Tejpal Athwal, DDS, Indiana University School of Dentistry
Rebecca Baudin, DDS, West Virginia University School of Dentistry
Yash Boghara, DMD, Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry
Virginie Boudreau-Larouche, Université Laval
Saahil Brahmbhatt, DDS, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Denisse M. Cacho, DMD, University of Louisville School of Dentistry
Ashley Kate Cauthen, DMD, Medical University of South Carolina
Harry Chesser, DDS, University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
Aaron Compton, DMD, Oregon Health & Science University
Paige Davis, DMD, Midwestern University
Sarina Priyesh Dodhia, Penn Dental Medicine
Natalie Evans, DDS, University of Washington
Susannah Felton, The Dental College of Georgia, Augusta University
David M. Giordano, DDS, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
Brian Greco, DMD, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
Gerard Guimond, DDS, Creighton University School of Dentistry
Shreya Gupta, DMD, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Jacob Haslam, DDS, University of Utah School of Dentistry
Steven Hernandez, A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health
Ryan Jin, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
Hirut Kassa, DDS, Meharry Medical College
Madiha Khan, DDS, New York University College of Dentistry
Jane LaPorte, DDS, University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics
Elizabeth Lucas, University of Mississippi School of Dentistry
Robyna Mamoor, DDS, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine
Jaiden Mercer, DMD, MPH, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
Kareem Metwalli, DDS, UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry
Christa Musto, DMD, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Umair Niazi, Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine
Ashton Parmley, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
Stephen Patterson, DDS, The University of Illinois at Chicago
Kate Plagenz, DMD, Roseman University College of Dental Medicine
Jessica Quach, DDS, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
Hayden Rathel, DMD, University of Alabama School of Dentistry
Luke Revelt, DMD, Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine
Sukhdeep Sandhu, University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine
Katherine Sayler, DDS, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Sonya Shafique, DMD, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Jonathan Swope, DDS, Texas A&M, College of Dentistry
Mckenzi Taylor, DDS, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Victoria Turner, DDS, The University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston
Brendan Wu, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Jake Wuerch, The University of British Columbia
Drew Young, DDS, The University of Alberta
Shannon Young, University of Michigan School of Dentistry


Alex Chu, DDS, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Kirsten Hooper, University of Saskatchewan, College of Dentistry
AnnMarie Lyon, DMD, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
Madelyne Salo, DDS, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Benjamin C. Shepperd, DMD, University of Florida College of Dentistry    
Jonathan A. Wirth, DDS, Marquette University School of Dentistry