August 05, 2014
The California Dental Association (CDA) Foundation Board has selected Allen Wong, DDS, EdD, as the recipient of the 2014 Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni Faculty Award. The award is presented to an individual who displays exceptional leadership, innovation, collaboration, compassion, philanthropic spirit and integrity in dental education.
In an award notification letter, Donald Rollofson, DMD, chair of the CDA Foundation Board of Directors, wrote, "... University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is fortunate to have an instructor who is so committed to the preparation of our future dental professionals."
Wong will be honored by the 2014 CDA House of Delegates and member dentists at a recognition event on Friday, November 14, at The Westin San Diego Gaslamp in San Diego, Calif. He also will receive a monetary award, which will be used towards teaching caries risk management in special care dentistry, dental missions and interprofessional organizations.
Wong serves as professor of Dental Practice and director of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at Pacific Dugoni. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry and has extensive experience in providing dental care to patients with disabling conditions and medical problems. He has staff appointments at California Pacific Medical Center, Highland General Hospital and Seton Medical Center.
"Having the honor of being named the Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni Faculty Award recipient is a humbling experience," said Wong. "Dr. Dugoni has been my role model and inspiration ever since I started dental school. I am blessed to work with the wonderful faculty, staff and administration at Pacific who are dedicated to teaching and growing professionals. As Dr. Dugoni says, 'the magic of Pacific is in its people' and I couldn't agree more."
Category Type: Honors and Awards, Special Events
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