The Leon Goldman Award is presented for clinical excellence. Dr. Goldman was the first physician to report on laser exposure to a vital human tooth. The 2011 recipient is Dr. Giuseppe Iaria. Dr. Iaria may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our recipient for the Leon Goldman Award for Clinical Excellence serves as an Educator as well as a clinician and is a pioneer in the field of laser treatments. Dr. Giuseppe Iaria has been instrumental in building our Italian Affiliate of the Academy through his example and activities. His numerous presentations have expanded the scope of laser use into the field of endodontic therapy as a viable adjunct in the treatment of periapical and pulpal disease. Dr Iaria is on the Faculty of the University of Genoa and maintains a private practice of dentistry in Brescia, Italy.
Upon hearing about this honor, Dr. Iaria wrote, "Dear Art, esteemed members of the Awards Committee, It's a great honor for me to receive the Leon Goldman Award for Clinical Excellence! I want to reveal that this award was a dream I had in my drawer ever since I attended my first meeting of the ALD and now I see that materialize. I am therefore very pleased and proud. I want to give my best compliments the other recipients; it will be a pleasure to share with them the honor received at the next meeting of San Diego."
The TH Maiman Award is presented for excellence in dental laser research. The first laser was developed by Theodore H. Maiman in 1960. The 2011 recipient is Dr. Wayne Selting. Dr. Selting may be reached by email at email@example.com.
Our recipient chosen for the T.H. Maiman Award for Excellence in Dental Laser Research, Wayne J. Selting, began his distinguished research career with the U.S. Army in the early 1970s. After many presentations, projects, and publications, Dr. Selting joined the field of laser dentistry and presented numerous topics at laser conferences around the world. All his research has been a result of his clinical application of laser technology in his private practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Upon hearing about this honor, Dr. Selting replied, "Some 5 years ago, driving to White Sands, New Mexico with my engineer daughter to watch the launch of a rocket she helped to design, she asked what my goal with the Academy was. I said I wanted to keep doing research to help understand clinical lasers better, to share what I learned, and, in my wildest dreams, to someday contribute enough to be considered for the T.H. Maiman Award. I thank you all for this great honor and look forward to thanking you in person in San Diego along with the other award recipients."
The Distinguished Service Award is presented for outstanding commitment and contribution to the Academy. The 2011 recipient is Dr. Charles Rhodes. Dr. Rhodes may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our recipient for the Academy of Laser Dentistry Distinguished Service Award has been a long-time member of the Academy, has been an active participant in many committees, and has been one of the most steadfast workers as both a board and committee member. Whenever a job needs direction or solutions need to be found, Dr. Chuck Rhodes is there to offer solutions that would work. Whatever is happening, he is there to guide us in a direction that leads to a working solution. Dr. Rhodes maintains a private practice in Charleston, West Virginia.
Upon learning of his award, Dr. Rhodes responded, "Dear Art and Awards Committee, I want to sincerely thank you for the Distinguished Service Award! My service to the Academy has been full of excitement for the involvement, anticipation for each new development, and dreams of the future dedicated to serving one another. I regard the Academy as my true friends and family, displaying great passion in our mission to forward such a rewarding technology. Once again, thank you for bestowing upon me such a fine honor."
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