Two UFCD Pediatric Residents Earn AAPD Richard C. Pugh Award

Published: March 13th, 2018

Category: Alumni, News, Pediatric Dentistry, School of Advanced Dental Sciences

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Dr. Casey Lynn

Two of the 17 recipients of the 2017 American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award are UF College of Dentistry pediatric dentistry residency program graduates. Dr. Casey Lynn completed his residency at the NCEF Pediatric Dental Center in Naples; Dr. Aaron Scheps completed his in Gainesville.

This marks the third consecutive year that a resident from each of the UF pediatric dental residency programs earned a Pugh Award.The Pugh Award honors the top three percent of the scores in the annual Qualifying Examination of the ABPD across the United States.

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Dr. Aaron Scheps

“This is an outstanding achievement for our pediatric dental residency program and highlights both the quality of our educational program and the extremely high dedication of our residents. We could not be more proud,” said Marcio Guelmann, D.D.S, a professor and chair of the UF Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

The Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award is the namesake honor for Dr. Pugh, who was the ABPD’s Educational Measurement Consultant for 28 years before retiring in 1998.

2017 Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award Recipients

Htet Bo, Regina, SK – University of Illinois at Chicago
Kimball Burton, Lehi, UT – Children’s Hospital of Michigan-Detroit
Arti Dahiya, Holyoke, MA – Lutheran Medical Center
Vrutti Dave, Jamaica, NY – St. Barnabas Hospital
Grace Gianneschi, Boston, MA – Ohio State University
Michael Hong, Boston, MA – Children’s Hospital Boston-Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Christina Huynh, Dallas, TX – Temple University Hospital
Ningkun Li, White Plains, NY – Montefiore/Albert Einstein
Casey Lynn, Valrico, FL – University of Florida
Jessica Machado, Tustin, FL – Loma Linda University
Meghan Nation, Wausau, WI – Children’s Hospital of Michigan-Detroit
Samantha Nolte, Plattsburgh, NY – Montefiore/Albert Einstein
Min Sun Park, Commack, NY – Harlem Hospital Center
Cheryl Poon, Staten Island, NY – Bronx Lebanon Hospital
Scott Scheps, St. Petersburg, FL – University of Florida
Claire Sheehan, Chicago, IL – Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Kacie Shelton, Cypress, TX – University of Texas-Houston