Class of 2010 Senior Banquet

Class of 2010 Senior Banquet  The UF College of Dentistry class of 2010 traded their ubiquitous scrubs for cocktail attire and celebrated their impending graduation during the Annual Senior Banquet.  The banquet, held at UF’s Emerson Alumni Hall on May 15, featured humor, awards, food, a custom-made cake and cotton candy and it all added up to a great evening.

Adrian Lovell served as the master of ceremonies. His quick wit set a tone for a fun evening where at times it seemed that everyone was a comedian. The program included awards from college departments, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Florida Dental Association, the Academy of Alumni and Friends and more.

The Alachua County Dental Association’s We Care Program that, in coordination with Santa Fe College, provides free dental care for indigent patients in the county recognized the many students who volunteered with the program and estimated that they helped provide more than $100,000 in dental care through their efforts.

The class also recognized the professors and staff at the college who enriched their experience in the DMD program and presented a class gift, a John Moran signed photograph, in honor of Frank Collins, DDS, a beloved long-time professor who passed away in March 2010 following 31 years on faculty.

Dean Teresa A. Dolan and Class President Phil Hedger with the class gift to the college in memory of Frank Collins, D.D.S.
Dean Teresa A. Dolan and Class President Phil Hedger with the class gift to the college in memory of Frank Collins, D.D.S.

Attendees gave a standing ovation in honor of Ron Watson, DDS, who recently retired after 27 years of service. Called “the father of the Team Program,” that revamped the DMD clinical education model in 2008, Watson is credited with creating the structure of the program and helping with its successful implementation.

After the awards, attendees were treated to the first screening of a “College of Dentistry Class of 2010 Digital Short” video that revealed previously hidden talents of some class members for rapping, singing and dancing and assured everyone that, if their dental career doesn’t work out, they have a backup plan.

Finally, what dental banquet is complete without floss? Fresh cotton candy was served as a surprise treat to cap off the evening. *

Congratulations to the class of 2010 student award winners:

Banquet attendees enjoyed cotton candy (candyfloss) after their meal.
Banquet attendees enjoyed cotton candy (candyfloss) after their meal.

Alpha Omega Award for Scholarship
Erin Lyn Smith

Academy of Alumni & Friends A. Lewis Leo Outstanding Student Award   
William Adrian Lovell III

Academy of Dental Materials Award
Erin Lyn Smith   

Academy of General Dentistry Award
Nathan William Nemecek; Noah H. Rosen

American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Award
Noah H. Rosen

Academy of Operative Dentistry Award
Bryant Marshall Anderson

American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Award
Erin Lyn Smith       

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Outstanding Student Award    
William Adrian Lovell III
American Academy of Periodontology Award
Nancy Katherine von Lackum

American Association of Endodontists Award
Kevin C. Koscso

American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Certificate
Noah H. Rosen

American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Implant Award 
Robert Safwat Attia

American Association of Orthodontists
Andrew Edward Clark

American Association of Women Dentists Award
Nicole Morganti        

American College of Dentists Award
Daniel Ryan Noorthoek    

American College of Prosthodontics Award
Evan Blake Rosen    

American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, Horace Wells Senior Student Award
Jordan Tucker Hester    

American Equilibration Society Award
Nathan William Nemecek

Americus Dental Lab Award of Excellence
Erin Lyn Smith

Dentsply Award for Removable Prosthodontics
Kyle Brian Kromrey    

Dr. Carroll Bennett Award for Academic Excellence in Pediatric Dentistry
Erin Lyn Smith    

Dr. Charles Fain Award in Pediatric Dentistry
Christopher M. Ingalls        

Dr. John Kincheloe Excellence in Oral Surgery Award
Daniel Ryan Noorthoek

Hu-Friedy Golden Forceps Award
Aaron Lyle Campbell

Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award
Michael Jordan Fetner

International College of Dentists Award
William Adrian Lovell III

International Congress of Oral Implantologists Award 
Nancy Katherine von Lackum

Molar Endo Award
Kevin Koscso

Omicron Kappa Upsilon Senior Ethics Award
Christopher M. Ingalls

Orthodontics Clinical Achievement Award
Bryant M. Anderson, Ivette Michelle Coro, Jordan Tucker Hester, Maggie Yue Wang and Bozena Zaleska

L.D. Pankey Award
Jayraj Jashwantial Patel    

Pierre Fauchard Academy Award
Maggie Yue Wang

Class of 2010 members graduating magna cum laude on May 21 are, from left: Maggie Wang, Erin Smith, Phillip Kraver, and Chris Ingalls.
Class of 2010 members graduating magna cum laude on May 21 are, from left: Maggie Wang, Erin Smith, Phillip Kraver, and Chris Ingalls.

Quintessence Award for Research Achievement
Robert Safwat Attia

Quintessence Award for Clinical Achievement in Periodontology
Katherine Maldonado Alfandari    

Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics Outstanding Senior Award
Philip Joseph Orland Hedger

Supportive Periodontal Intervention Award (SPIT)
Maria Sinnis

Whip Mix Award for Excellence in Prosthodontics    
Noah H. Rosen

Graduating cum laude
Andrew Clark, Kevin Koscso, Adrian Lovell and Bozena Zaleska 

Graduating magna cum laude:
Chris Ingalls, Phillip Kraver, Erin Smith and Maggie Yue Wang

*Cotton candy: Cotton candy (US) or candyfloss (UK) or fairy floss (Australian English) is a form of spun sugar. Machine-spun cotton candy was invented in 1897 by William Morrison and John C. Wharton and first introduced to a wide audience at the 1904 Worlds Fair as “Fairy Floss” with great success. Fairy floss was renamed to “cotton candy” in the 1920s. (Source: wikipedia)