Kristin Cavanah Wins AAPD Award

Dr. Kristin CavanahDr. Kristin Cavanah won first prize in the 2008 Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children/Dentsply Research Competition during the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry meeting in Washington, DC, May 22-25.

Cavanah’s “Cost-effective solution for detesting fluoride in drinking water” poster, which describes her device called “The Cavanator,” topped the other 265 presented during the meeting. For her efforts she received an award of $1,000 and her award was announced during the Recognition Luncheon on Sunday.

The college is proud of Dr. Cavanah for her great representation of our school at this national event.

The AAPD is a membership organization that represents the specialty of pediatric dentistry. Their 7,000 members work in private offices, clinics and hospital settings and serve as primary care providers for millions of infants, children, adolescents and patients with special health care needs. AAPD members serve as the primary contributors to professional education programs and scholarly works concerning dental care for children.