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LSU Health New Orleans Dental School Nationally Recognized

ADEA 2018 Gies Award Winners

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Louisiana’s only dental school earned a number of top honors at the recent American Dental Education Association (ADEA) annual meeting. On behalf of the School, Sandra Andrieu, PhD, Associate Dean and ADEA past-president, and Henry Gremillion, DDS, MAGD, Professor and Dean of LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry, who was just elected Chair-Elect of the ADEA Board of Directors, accepted the 2018 Gies Award for Outstanding Vision by an Academic Dental Institution. The Gies Awards, named after William J. Gies, PhD, honor individuals and organizations that exemplify the highest standards in oral health and dental education, research and leadership.

Janice Townsend, DDS, MS, Professor and Chair of Pediatric Dentistry, received the ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Excellence in Teaching Award.

Jane M. Walsh, RDH, JD, Director of the Dental Hygiene Program and Associate Professor, was awarded the ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship.

Adriana Wilson, DDS, MSD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics, received the ADEA/AAL Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarship for Professional Development: ADEA/AAL Compass Program for Academic Advancement.

Bailey Wilson, a student in the Dental Hygiene Program, received the ADEA/Sigma Phi Alpha Linda DeVore Scholarship.

According to the association, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), as the sole national organization representing academic dentistry, is the voice of dental education. ADEA members include more than 20,000 students, faculty, staff, and administrators from all U.S. and Canadian dental schools, many allied and advanced dental education programs, and numerous corporations working in oral health education.

LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry is the only dental school in the nation that offers degrees in dentistry, dental hygiene and dental laboratory technology. By training students in all aspects of dentistry, the School provides a level of training that has resulted in a reputation for outstanding clinical education. Three of every four dentists and dental hygienists practicing in Louisiana today are graduates of the School.