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Alumnus Dr. Eric Curtis Receives Distinguished Editor Award

April  17, 2007

The American Association of Dental Editors (AADE) honored Dr. Eric Curtis '85 with its 2006 Distinguished Editor Award. The award, presented in partnership with the American Dental Association Council on Communications, recognizes editors who have brought exceptional credit to their society, dental journalism and the dental profession.

Curtis, past president of AADE, received the award for his superior leadership during his 12-year tenure as editor of Inscriptions, the journal of the Arizona Dental Association.

"This is a great honor," Curtis said. "Writing and editing have been an important part of my career. The essence of leadership is communication, and the essence of communication-which leads to community, understanding and shared values-is narrative. Rising to the challenge of crafting compelling narrative is one of my greatest pleasures."

Curtis is a 1985 graduate of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and is a recipient of its Alumni Association's Medallion of Distinction award. He is a past chair of the Arizona Dental Association's Council on Communications and past president of the Arizona Dental Foundation. Curtis is a fellow of the American College of Dentists and a master of the Academy of General Dentistry. He is the author of three books, including A Century of Smiles, a historical retrospective of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

Category Type: Honors and Awards

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