The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) presented several awards during its 88th annual meeting in rain-soaked New Orleans.
The Gold Medal Award was given to Leonard S. Tibbets, Jr., DDS, MSD, visiting clinical assistant professor of periodontics at the University of Washington. Funded by the John O. Butler Company, the award is the highest honor given by the AAP, and is annually given to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of periodontics.
The Presidential Award, funded by Procter & Gamble, was given to Michael G. Newman, DDS, adjunct professor of periodontics at UCLA for his many years of distinguished service to the AAP. This award is given annually.
The AAP's Master Clinician Award, funded by Oral-B Laboratories, was given to Edward P. Allen, DDS, clinical professor of periodontics at the University Nuevo Leon in Monterey, Mexico and private practitioner in Dallas, Texas, for his consistent demonstration of clinical excellence in periodontics.
Three periodontists were given Fellowship Awards, funded by Procter & Gamble, in recognition of distinguished service to the AAP in more than one area. Those honored were Dr. William F. Ammons, Jr., Dr. H. Dalton Conner, and Dr. Edwin S. Rosenberg.
Special citations, funded by Pfizer, Inc., were given to Dr. Bobby L. Butler, Dr. Cheryl S. Townsend, and Dr. H. Stan Ford.
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