School of Dentistry Alumni Awards

John C. Peterson Distinguished Alumnus/a of the Year Award

The John C. Peterson Alumnus/a of the Year Award honors Dr. John Peterson, a 1955 DMD graduate, for his years of service to the OHSU School of Dentistry and its Alumni Association. This award recognizes any OHSU School of Dentistry alumnus/a who demonstrates the qualities that Dr. Peterson displayed as an advocate for dentists and dental hygienists, and who in professional achievement and service to their communities reflects the highest ideals of the School and dental profession. OHSU alumni and community members are encouraged to submit nominations, which are reviewed and selected by the OHSU School of Dentistry Alumni Association's Awards Committee and endorsed by the School of Dentistry Alumni Association Board of Directors. Nominations remain active for three years.

Submit a nomination for the Peterson Award
Past recipients 

Early Career Achievement Award 

In an effort to recognize the accomplishments of alumni at every stage of their career the OHSU School of Dentistry Alumni Association has created the Early Career Achievement Award. This award will be presented to any alumnus/a from the OHSU School of Dentistry who has demonstrated a commitment to evidence-based practice and has made significant contributions in improving patient care and health in a community setting or in the areas of scientific research or academia within ten years of graduation. OHSU alumni and community members are encouraged to submit nominations, which are reviewed and selected by the OHSU School of Dentistry Alumni Association's Awards Committee and endorsed by the School of Dentistry Alumni Association Board of Directors. Nominations remain active for three years. 

Submit a nomination for the Early Career Achievement Award
Past recipients

Legacy Faculty Award 

Established in 2010, the Legacy Faculty Award is presented to a longtime faculty member who has worked or is still currently working at the OHSU School of Dentistry and who has demonstrated a commitment to educating and mentoring the next generation of dental professionals. OHSU alumni and community members are encouraged to submit nominations, which are reviewed and selected by the OHSU School of Dentistry Alumni Association's Awards Committee and endorsed by the School of Dentistry Alumni Association Board of Directors. Nominations remain active for three years. 

Submit a nomination for the Legacy Faculty Award
Past recipients