Dental Implant Educational Team Recognized

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) has announced that the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry’s Dental Implant Educational Team is the recipient of the 2011 ADEA/Zimmer Dental Implant Education Teaching Award.
The $25,000 Award is given every two years and recognizes an institution and dental educator team that has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and innovation in the field of implant dentistry education.
The award is divided equally between the winning institution and dental educator team. It is intended that the institution’s portion of the award be utilized to further advance implant education.  The dental educators on the winning team are expected to give a presentation centered on the winning program at the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition.
Criteria used to select the winners of the award are demonstration of commitment to dental implant education; sustained development of educational programs; innovation in teaching methodology; successful outcomes of teaching efforts; service to the community; and successful integration of educational programs into the established curriculum.
The College team members include Dr. Rand Harlow, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, and Director, Predoctoral Dental Implant Education; Dr. Stephen Campbell, Director, Comprehensive Dental Implant Center, and Professor and Head, Department of Restorative Dentistry; Dr. Judy Yuan, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Predoctoral Dental Implant Education; Dr. Damian Lee, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Predoctoral Dental Implant Education; Dr. Cortino Sukotjo, Assistant Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Predoctoral Dental Implant Education; Dr. Michael Miloro, Professor and Head, Department Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Dr. Thomas Hart, Professor and Head, Department of Periodontics; Dr. Joseph Califano, Professor, Department of Periodontics, and Advanced Periodontics Program Director, Dr. Kent Knoernschild, Associate Professor, Restorative Dentistry, and Advanced Prosthodontic Program Director, and Eric Pertzborn, Clinic Director, Comprehensive Dental Implant Center.

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