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Distinguished AlumniUniversity of Maryland School of Dentistry

UM School of Dentistry

Since 1956, the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award has been conferred upon a dental leader who exhibits exceptional professionalism, community service and philanthropy. Nominees are evaluated on: general dentistry or specialty, education, healthcare advocacy, research, administration, federal dental services and community service. The following is a list of honorees since the award's inception:

1956  George M. Anderson, DDS '19
1957

No Award

1958J. Ben Robinson, DDS '14
Frank J. Houghton, DDS '17
Harry B. McCarthy, DDS '23
Myron S. Aisenberg, DDS '22
1959

Howard Van Natta, DDS '14

1960Gen. Robert H. Mills, DDS '07
1961Janes E. John, DDS '13
1962J. Stephenson Hopkins, DDS '05
1963Grayson W. Gaver, DDS '22
1964Conrad L. Inman Sr., DDS '15
1965

Rudolph O. Scholsser, DDS '03

Arthur I. Bell, DDS '19

1966Daniel F. Lynch, DDS '25
1967Samuel Pruzansky, DDS '45
1968Saul Gale, DDS '22
1969F. Noel Smith, DDS '32
1970A. James Kershaw, DDS '32
1971C. Adam Bock, DDS '22
1972Meyer Eggnatz, DDS '29
1973Ernest B. Nuttall, DDS '29
1974Kenneth V. Randolph, DDS '39
1975Samuel H. Hoover, DDS '25
1976Harry Levin, DDS '26
1977Lewis Fox, DDS '27
1978Joseph P. Cappuccio, DDS '46
1979Kyrle W. Preis, DDS '29
1980Irving I. Abramson, DDS '32
1981Ashur G. Chavoor, DDS '48
1982Carlos J. Noya, DDS '50
1983Eugene L. Pessagno Jr., DDS '40
1984W. Robert Biddington, DDS '48
1985Jose E. Medina, DDS '48
1986David B. Scott, DDS '43
1987Alfredo H. Berguido, DDS '53
1988Milton B. Asbell, DDS '38
1989H. Curtis Hester, DDS '44
1990No Award, Established Hall of Fame
1991Harold R. Stanley, DDS '48
1992Paul H. Loflin, DDS '48
1993Henry J. Van Hassel, DDS '53
1994H. Berton McCauley, DDS '36
1995Gerson A. Freedman, DDS '35
1996Frank A. Dolle, DDS '59
1997Don N. Brotman, DDS '55
1998Theresa A. Edwards, DDS '48
1999No Award
2000Hans R. Willhelmsen, DDS '45
2001Carlton J. McLeod, DDS '56
2002William R. Patterson, DDS '57
2003Sheldon Silverman, DDS '50
2004John F. Patterson, DDS '64
2005Ronald M. Chaput, DDS
2006Milton C. Clegg, DDS. MS
2007Van P. Thompson, DDS, PhD
2008William P. Magee Jr., DDS, MD
2009No award
2010Sylvan Feldman, DDS '65
2011Melvin F. Kushner, DDS '66
2012Roy L. Eskow, DDS '74
2013J. Thomas Soliday, DDS '63