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Low receives Christensen Award

Published: April 27th, 2010

Category: Honors, Awards & Appointments, News, Periodontology

From left: Gordon Christensen, Sam Low and CDS President Michael Stablein

From left: Gordon Christensen, Sam Low and CDS President Michael Stablein

Sam Low, D.D.S., M.S., a professor in the Department of Periodontology, received the 2010 Gordon J. Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award from the Chicago Dental Society during their 145th Chicago Midwinter meeting.

The award is presented to a member of the profession who exemplifies the qualities that Dr. Christensen demonstrates as the teaching tenets in science and dentistry.

Low received his B.S. in Biology from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, in 1967. By 1975 he’d gone on to earn his D.D.S., M.S., and Certificate in Periodontics all from the University of Texas’ Dental Branch in Houston. He joined the ranks of the Gator Nation in 1975 in the College of Dentistry’s Department of Periodontology and earned his M.Ed. from UF’s College of Education in 1980.

Gordon J. Christensen, D.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D., has presented over 45,000 hours of continuing education throughout the world.

The Chicago Dental Society was organized in 1864 and incorporated in 1878. The objective of the Chicago Dental Society is to encourage the improvement of the health of the public, to promote the art and science of dentistry and to represent the interest of the members of the profession and the public that it serves.