Naples Pediatric Graduate Senge Wins Richard Pugh Award

Jennifer SengeJennifer Senge, D.M.D., earned the Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award for scoring in the top 3 percent nationally during the 2013 American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) Qualifying Examination.

In May 2013, Senge graduated from the University of Florida Pediatric Dental Residency Program based in Naples, Fla., at the NCEF Pediatric Dental Center and was one of only 15 graduates to earn the award nationally.

“This is wonderful news. Jennifer is our first Naples resident to earn this award and she now joins four other former winners at the college: Elizabeth Check, Lesley Rudolph, Julie Russo and Laura Tucker,” said Marcio Guelmann, D.D.S., chair of the UF Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

Senge will receive her award during the ABPD annual meeting in Boston in May.

The ABPD Qualifying Examination is the first of a two-part certification process for Diplomate status in the ABPD. The examination is designed to generate evidence toward validation of an individual’s advanced training in pediatric dentistry and must be successfully completed before registering for the Oral Clinical Examination (OCE). Richard C. Pugh served as the ABPD measurement consultant for 28 years, retiring in 1998.