2022 Dental Student Awards

Congratulations to the Class of 2022 from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry!

Every year, accredited dental programs refer outstanding pre- and/or post-doctoral dental students who demonstrate great interest -  academically and clinically - in implant dentistry. The AAID Dental Student Awards serve to recognize these students’ achievements and provide the opportunity for winners to advance their skills and knowledge within the field of implant dentistry. Winners receive complimentary membership and registration to an AAID educational meeting of their choice. Look out for these future oral implantologists!


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, Midwestern University, College of Dental Medicine AZ
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


Gregory Chan, MMSc, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Nicole Lane, DMD, University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry

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