Top endodontists are honored with awards
HONOLULU, Hawaii, USA: The American Association of Endodontists (AAE), which represents more than 7,500 members worldwide, recognized seven individuals with the organization’s highest honors and awards during its recent 2013 Annual Session in Honolulu. The AAE, founded in 1943, is dedicated to excellence in the art and science of endodontics and to the highest standard of patient care.
Dr. William Powell, who is in private practice in Knoxville, Tenn., received the President’s Award, bestowed only nine times in the AAE’s history. Powell was recognized for dedicating countless hours to the advancement of the AAE since joining in 1970.
Dr. Samuel O. Dorn received the AAE’s highest honor, the Edgar D. Coolidge Award, given for leadership and exemplary dedication to dentistry and endodontics. Dorn is professor and chair of the department of endodontics and director of the advanced specialty education program in endodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Dr. Peter E. Murray, an endodontics professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, received the Ralph F. Sommer Award, in recognition of his research on regeneration of teeth and tissues.
Dr. H. Robert Steiman received the I.B. Bender Lifetime Educator Award. Since his first appointment in 1967, Steiman has dedicated 41 years of his life to education at the University of Detroit School of Dentistry, serving as chair of the department of physiology, basic sciences and endodontics, and as the director of graduate endodontics from 1980 to 2001.
Dr. Anthony T. Borgia received the Edward M. Osetek Educator Award. Borgia left his private practice in February 2012 after more than 25 years and is now the department chair and predoctoral director in the department of endodontics at West Virginia University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Terryl A. Propper received the Spirit of Service Lifetime Award, for helping to build and grow the Interfaith Dental Clinic in Nashville, Tenn., where she is also a senior partner in a private practice.
Dr. J. Gordon Marshall received the Part-Time Educator Award. Since obtaining his certificate in endodontics, Marshall has been in private practice in Vancouver, Wash., and also teaches part-time as an associate professor in the department of endodontology at Oregon Health and Science University.