Joe Creech, DDS, associate professor, was honored with the Living Tribute Award at the A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) alumni barbecue in February 2020. Dr. Creech was nominated by Charles Brown, for the compassionate care he provides to his patients and the education he provides to his students to do the same.
The Living Tribute Award was established to recognize and honor ATSU-ASDOH faculty, staff members, and administrators for outstanding accomplishments and/or long-term service to the school.
“He has helped countless students further their education in pediatric dentistry and they in turn care for their patients with compassion,” Brown said.
Dr. Creech has assisted in many ways with Give Kids a Smile day, through planning and organizing of the event to providing dental care to kids the day of the event. Dr. Creech was the President of American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and provides exceptional education and mentorship to students going through the program at ATSU-ASDOH.