School of Dentistry

School of Dentistry Alumni

Recognize Service and Excellence! Nominate Alumni for the SDAA Annual Alumni Awards

2020 John C. Peterson Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award winner, Connie L. Masuoka, DMD ‘88
Connie L. Masuoka, DMD '88, 2020 John C. Peterson Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award Winner

Recognition by the School of Dentistry Alumni Association is one of the highest honors the School can bestow. Whether the breakthrough or achievement has local, regional, national or international impact, we want to hear about it. Please help us recognize excellence among the alumni community by submitting nominations for the following 2021 Awards:

  • John C. Peterson Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award
  • Early Career Achievement Award
  • Legacy Faculty Award

Read more about award criteria and access nomination forms at the School of Dentistry Alumni Awards webpage.  The deadline for nominations is December 4th. Help to recognize alumni like our 2020 Alumni Award recipients:

Connie L. Masuoka, D.M.D. ’88 | John C. Peterson Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award
Rita C. Patterson, D.M.D. ‘91 | Legacy Faculty Award
Jill Mason, M.P.H. & Thad Langford, D.D.S. | Honorary Alumni Award

Please submit NOMINATION FORMS to  by December 4th.

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The OHSU Alumni Relations Program stands with OHSU President Danny Jacobs in opposing the recent senseless and tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, and of so many before them. Our program is committed to responding to the new and evolving needs of our alumni while securing a safe, inclusive and equitable community that accurately reflects and is strengthened by the full participation of its membership.

Read Dr. Jacobs’ statement here.

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2020 Annual Award Honorees

We recognize this year’s 2020 award honorees for their outstanding contributions to the dental field. To learn more about the honorees take a look at this year’s awards video below.

John C. Peterson Distinguished Alumni of the Year: Connie L. Masuoka, DMD' 88

Legacy Faculty Award: Rita C. Patterson, DMD '91

Honorary Alumni Awards: Thad Langford, DDS and Jill Mason, MPH

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