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Pictured above: UKCD Alumni Association President, Dr. Cliff Lowdenback, with 2019 award recipient Dr. Charles J. Vittitow, Jr.

Distinguished Alumni Award 

Alumni and friends of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry are invited to nominate alumni as candidates for consideration to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award. Nominations are carefully considered by a special committee selected by the UK College of Dentistry Alumni Association. This award will not automatically be given every year. 

Nomination Information

Information on the 2023 application process will be available here at a later date. 

Past Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

  • 2022: Drs. Carol Bolden ('89) and Stephen Clark ('72)
  • 2021: Drs. Joseph O'Neil ('71) and Ted Raybould ('81)
  • 2020: Drs. Craig Miller (‘82) and Dennis Stuckey (’74)
  • 2019: Dr. Charles J. Vittitow, Jr., 1982
  • 2018: Craig Adams, DMD, 1987 & Col Frank Allara, DMD, 1988
  • 2017: H. Fred Howard, DMD, 1982, & Benjamin W. Nero, DMD, 1967
  • 2016: Nelson Rhodus, DMD, 1979
  • 2015: Mark Davis, DMD, 1967
  • 2014: M. Raynor Mullins, DMD, 1968
  • 2013: John A. Thompson, Jr., DMD, 1971
  • 2012: Stephen W. Wyatt, DMD, MPH, 1980
  • 2011: William Wathen, DMD, 1967
  • 2010: Donald Falace, DMD, 1970
  • 2009: Andy Elliott, DMD, 1983 & Beverly Largent, DMD, 1982, Pediatric Dentistry 1984
  • 2008: Robert Henry, DMD, 1981
  • 2007: Elizabeth Barr, DMD, 1974, Pediatric Dentistry 1976
  • 2006: M. Franklin Dolwick, DMD, PhD, 1971
  • 2005: J. Gary Maynard, Jr., DMD, Periodontics 1967
  • 2004: Jeffrey Okeson, DMD, 1972

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