School of Dentistry Award Recipients
Distinguished Alumnus in Dentistry Award
TIMOTHY O. WARD, M.A., D.D.S., DENT '76
As a clinician, Timothy is driven by what he calls the noble mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs, having served as assistant undersecretary for health, in which capacity he was responsible for the oral health of more than 5 million veterans seeking medical care.
Outstanding Dental Service Award
PAUL E. LOVDAHL, D.D.S., DENT '70
Paul is retired from private practice and now derives great satisfaction from working in missions and low-income clinics to provide dental services to people who are otherwise unable to access them.
Young Alumna of the Year Award
ALLISON RHODES DOWD, D.D.S., DENT '01
For Allison, finding the right professional fit meant joining a practice that had an established model for taking care of the underserved, which aligns with her priorities of making a difference in her patients’ lives every day.