Senior Class Honors Faculty and Staff at Awards Banquet
Senior Class Honors Faculty and Staff at Awards Banquet

The senior class honored the faculty and staff during the School of Dentistry’s annual Senior Awards Banquet on April 29.

The class named Kirstin McCarville, BS’01, DDS’05 (first from left above), as the Senior Clinical Instructor of the Year, and Hardeep Chehal, DDS (second from left), as the Senior Lecturer of the Year. McCarville is an associate professor of prosthodontics, and Chehal is an associate professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences. The Department of Oral Surgery was selected as the Department of the Year.

The class also selected Terry Lanphier, BS’78, DDS’82, MBA’10 (second from right), associate professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, and Dr. McCarville, associate professor of prosthodontics, to place the doctorate hoods on each senior at the May 13 Hooding Ceremony. Jared Smith, DDS (far right) associate professor of prosthodontics, was chosen to serve as the Master of Ceremonies.

Other awards presented by the students at the banquet are listed below:

  • Dr. Theodore J. Urban Memorial Award, for outstanding dedication to preclinical education – Dr. Chehal, associate professor of diagnostic sciences
  • Outstanding Part-Time Clinical InstructorMark Markham, DDS, associate professor of general dentistry
  • Sara K. Susman Memorial Award, for an outstanding staff member – Tom Mendoza, lead dental assistant of sterilization and student liaison
  • Dr. Raymond W. Shaddy Memorial Award, for an outstanding clinical faculty – Dr. McCarville, associate professor of prosthodontics
  • Dr. Ann M. Garred Award, for outstanding dedication to providing dental education – W. Thomas Cavel, DDS’70, professor of operative dentistry
  • Dr. Frank J. Ayers Spirit of Compassion Award, for outstanding compassion shown to students in personal and/or academic need – Gregory Davis, DDS’79, assistant clinical professor of removable prosthodontics
  • Rev. James J. Quinn, S.J., Award, for making a positive impact on the education of students through encouragement and inspiration – Dr. Davis, assistant clinical professor of removable prosthodontics
  • Junior Lecturer of the YearDr. McCarville, associate professor of prosthodontics
  • Junior Clinical Instructor of the Year – Mark Essner DDS, Department of Endodontics
  • Sophomore Professor of the Year – Jennifer Hasslen, DDS’03, assistant professor of general dentistry
  • Freshman Professor of the Year – Laura Barritt, Ph.D., associate professor of oral biology
  • Dental Assistant of the Year – Dia West