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ATSU-ASDOH presents awards to class of 2021

June 14, 2021
Posted In: ASDOH, ASDOH Honors and Awards, ATSU News, Awards, Student Headlines

A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) presented awards to the class of 2021 during an event May 6, 2021.

Entries are listed by award, presenting agency or individual, and winner. 

Class Leadership Awards: Kara Benkovich, DMD, ’21, event planning co-chair 2017-18; Nathan Chu, DMD, ’21, activities coordinator 2017-18; Ben Eggen, DMD, ’21; president 2017-19; Navi Gill, DMD, ’21, secretary 2017-18; Alyssa D. Holmes, DMD, ’21, event planning co-chair, 2017-18; Julia Jacobi, DMD, ’21, vice president 2017-19, president 2019-21; Hennah Jafferbhoy, DMD, ’21, philanthropy chair 2017-18; Tamra Jandali, DMD, ’21, philanthropy chair 2017-18; Nikole I. Novikova, DMD, ’21, treasurer 2017-20; Justin Tagen Sapwell, DMD, ’21, activities coordinator 2017-18; Jessica Suhardjo, DMD, ’21, historian 2017-21; Albert Wong, DMD, ’21, secretary 2018-19, vice president 2019-21 

Pre-Clinic Students of the Year Awards, Brasseler USA: Cecelia Ngoc Nguyen, DMD, ’21; Robert E. Steljes, DMD, ’21

Certificate of Merit and Award in Oral Medicine, American Academy of Oral Medicine: Rachel Park Lederman, DMD, ’21

Outstanding Senior Award, American Academy of Orofacial Pain: Robert E. Steljes, DMD, ’21

Certificate of Recognition, Special Care Dentistry Association: Jonathan Jacob Muff, DMD, ’21

Horace Wells Senior Student Award, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology: Justin Tagen Sapwell, DMD, ’21

Brian D. Stone Memorial Award for Dental Students, Dental Lifeline Network: Christine Do Tran Nguyen, DMD, ’21

Radiology Achievement Award, American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology: Kendal Pho, DMD, ’21

American Association of Orthodontists Student Awards, American Association of Orthodontists: Jessica Suhardjo, DMD, ’21

2021 Certificate of Merit AAPD Predoctoral Student Award, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: Eric Scott Kanemokuheali’i San Diego, DMD, ’21

ASDOH Clinic Orientation Teaching Assistant Awards, ASDOH Hygiene Faculty: Ryan Elfatih Abdelrahim, DMD, ’21; Sohaib Ahmad, DMD, ’21; Kara Benkovich, DMD, ’21; Shreya Paresh Chollera, DMD, ’21; Farnaz Dariush, DMD, ’21; Mark Vincent Gudilano Donato, DMD, ’21; Hizamar Avigail Escobedo, DMD, ’21; Matthew Finor, DMD, ’21; Jenna Hang, DMD, ’21; Naythin Hindi, DMD, ’21; Alyssa D. Holmes, DMD, ’21; Julia Jacobi, DMD, ’21; Hennah Jafferbhoy, DMD, ’21; Tamara Jandali, DMD, ’21; Alicia Kennedy, DMD, ’21; Cecelia Ngoc Nguyen, DMD, ’21; Christine Do Tran Nguyen, DMD, ’21; Nikole I. Novikova, DMD, ’21; Arad Samadnejad, DMD, ’21; Eric Scott Kanemokuheali’i San Diego, DMD, ’21; Saleha Anjum Sherwani, DMD, ’21; Katrina Anne Sicam, DMD, ’21; Tyler Studt, DMD, ’21; Jessica Suhardjo, DMD, ’21; Shireen Tabatabai, DMD, ’21; Nastassija M. Voyich, DMD, ’21; Andrew Vu, DMD, ’21; Albert Wong, DMD, ’21; Annika Jane Wuerfel, DMD, ’21

ASDOH Hygiene Faculty Commitment to Excellence Award, ASDOH Hygiene Faculty: Mark Vincent Donato, DMD, ’21 

2021 Dental Student Award for Achievement in Periodontology, American Academy of Periodontology: Jenna Hang, DMD, ’21

Senior Student Award of Excellence, The Western Society of Periodontology: Tamara Jandali, DMD, ’21 

AAID Predoctoral Dental Student Award, American Academy of Implant Dentistry: Joon Woo Sohn, DMD, ’21

Outstanding Dental Student in Implant Dentistry Award, Academy of Osseointegration: Ashton Graham Dahms, DMD, ’21

Predoctoral Prosthodontic Achievement Award, American College of Prosthodontists: Mark Vincent Gudilano Donato, DMD, ’21

Outstanding Senior Award, The American Equilibration Society: Jessica Suhardjo, DMD, ’21

Predoctoral Student Achievement Award, International Congress of Oral Implantologists: Tyler Studt, DMD, ’21 

2021 Hanau Best of the Best Prosthodontic Award, Whip Mix: Naythin Hindi, DMD, ’21

SCAD Student Award of Merit, Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry: Kara Benkovich, DMD, ’21

Student Achievement Award in Endodontics, American Association of Endodontists: Matthew Finor, DMD, ’21 

2021 Endodontic Achievement Award, Dr. Ryan Engelberg, Dr. Gene Jasper, Dr. Michael  Lazarski, Dr. William Leibow, Dr. Judy VanGheluwe: Cecelia Ngoc Nguyen, DMD, ’21

AAOMP Dental Student Award, American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology: Sohaib Ahmad, DMD, ’21

2021 Dental Implant Student Award & 2021 Dental Student Award, American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons: Kara Benkovich, DMD, ’21, Dental Implant Student Award; Navi Gill, DMD, ’21; Dental Student Award 

Outstanding Achievement in Operative Dentistry, Academy of Operative Dentistry: Kendal Pho, DMD, ’21

Student Award of Merit, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry: Andrew Vu, DMD, ’21 

Interprofessional Education Awards of Excellence, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health: Hennah Jafferbhoy, DMD, ’21; Cecelia Ngoc Nguyen, DMD, ’21; Christine Do Tran Nguyen, DMD, ’21; Saleha Anjum Sherwani, DMD, ’21; Jessica Suhardjo, DMD, ’21 

Dental Student Recognition Award, American Association of Public Health Dentistry: Deanna Tran, DMD, ’21 

2021 ASDA Award of Excellence, American Student Dental Association: Justin Tagen Sapwell, DMD, ’21

Academy of General Dentistry National Senior, Student Dental Awards of Excellence, National Academy of General Dentistry: Matthew Finor, DMD, ’21; Jenna Hang, DMD, ’21

Academy of General Dentistry Arizona Senior Student Dental Awards of Excellence, Arizona Academy of General Dentistry: Rachel Park Lederman, DMD, ’21; Justin Tagen Sapwell, DMD, ’21

Arizona Dental Association’s Student Leadership Award, Arizona Dental Association: Christine Do Tran Nguyen, DMD, ’21

Community Impact Award, Arizona Dental Foundation: Matthew Finor, DMD, ’21; Hennah Jafferbhoy, DMD, ’21

International College of Dentists Student Leadership Award, International College of Dentists: Alyssa D. Holmes, DMD, ’21

International College of Dentists Student, Humanitarian Award, International College of Dentists: Ashton Graham Dahms, DMD, ’21 

Outstanding Leadership Award, Arizona American College of Dentists: Alyssa D. Holmes, DMD, ’21

Senior Student Award, Pierre Fauchard Academy: Christine Do Tran Nguyen, DMD, ’21 

Jack Dillenberg and Jamie Moret Future Dental Educator Award, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health: Jessica Suhardjo, DMD, ’21

Morrie Reisbick Research Award, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health: Christine Do Tran Nguyen, DMD, ’21

Marodin Aghassi Spirit of Hometown Scholars Award, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health –  Class of 2018: Apeldin Aghassi, DMD, ’21

Sally Rosenthal Tor Scholarship, ASDOH Faculty, Alumni, Family, Friends, Joshua Tor, and Raytheon: Hennah Jafferbhoy, DMD, ’21

Tami Hunger Community Health Award, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health: Alicia Kennedy, DMD, ’21 

Michael Serkanic Memorial Award, Lisa Schnaidt, DMD: Jessica Suhardjo, DMD, ’21

Omicron Kappa Upsilon, National Dental Honor Society, Beta Alpha Chapter: Mikayla Dolce, DMD, ’21; Kim M. Ly, DMD, ’21; Christine Do Tran Nguyen, DMD, ’21; Neal Scott Owen, DMD, ’21; Kendal Pho, DMD, ’21; Eric Scott Kanemokuheali’i San Diego, DMD, ’21; Jessica Suhardjo, DMD, ’21; Andrew Vu, DMD, ’21  

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