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Doroshenko Receives Postgraduate Prosthodontics Scholarship

Written by Adam Zewe

Andrey DoroshenkoAndrey Doroshenko, DDS '14, has been recognized as the inaugural recipient of the University of Maryland Postgraduate Prosthodontics Scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship will be presented annually to an exceptional University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) graduate who is accepted into the prosthodontics residency program.

"Andrey is a very worthy applicant and we are excited to have him in our program. While he was a dental student, he showed a real excitement for prosthodontics," states Carl Driscoll, DMD, professor and director of postgraduate prosthodontics. The three-year prosthodontics residency program at UMSOD attracts hundreds of applicants from all over the world. The goal of this scholarship is to encourage more UMSOD graduates to apply for the program, Driscoll explains.

Doroshenko is grateful to receive the scholarship. He decided to pursue his prosthodontics residency at UMSOD because of the program's unique occlusion course and world-class reputation. He is especially excited to learn more about implant prosthetics. While a dental student, Doroshenko's interest in prosthodontics was piqued after he completed his first denture for a patient. "Prosthodontics is such a rewarding specialty. When the patient smiles, you see their true happiness and how grateful they are," he states. His ultimate goal is to teach prosthodontics at the predoctoral or postgraduate level.

Doroshenko, who immigrated to the United States from Moscow, Russia, while he was in elementary school, completed his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His wife, Arina, also earned her DDS from UMSOD and recently graduated from the School of Dentistryýs oral & maxillofacial surgery program. The couple have a three-year-old son, Alexey.

In his spare time, Doroshenko enjoys spending time with his family and cycling. A former cycling champion, he is looking forward to continuing his competitive cycling career after he completes his prosthodontics residency.

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