Kenneth L. Kalkwarf, D.D.S., is the recipient of the 2014 American
Dental Education Association (ADEA) Distinguished Service Award, which
recognizes significant contributions to ADEA and its members through
teaching, research and service. The award was presented to Dr. Kalkwarf
at the 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition March 15-18 in San Antonio.
Dr. Kalkwarf is Dean Emeritus of the University of Texas Health Science
Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) Dental School, retiring last summer
after serving 24 years as the dental Dean. During the last two years of
his tenure, he served as President ad interim of UTHSCSA.
"As an international leader in dental education, Dr. Kalkwarf's
commitment and service to helping his fellow dental educators make him
most deserving of the Distinguished Service Award," says Stephen K.
Young, D.D.S., M.S., Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors. "We thank Dr.
Kalkwarf for his hard work on behalf of his colleagues and congratulate
him on this great achievement."
Dr. Kalkwarf received his D.D.S. from the University of Nebraska Medical
Center (UNMC), completed a General Practice Residency at the Milwaukee
VA Medical Center and then returned to UNMC for his M.S. degree and a
Certificate in Periodontics.
Prior to his appointment at UTHSCSA, he held faculty positions at UNMC
and the University of Oklahoma. He has authored more than 175 article
published in professional journals and presented more than 270 lectures
throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East,
Africa and Southeast Asia. As a consultant to more than 40 dental
schools worldwide, he has advised on numerous issues, from curriculum,
research and clinical affairs to faculty and leadership development.
He was the founding Chair of the ADEA Commission on Change and
Innovation in Dental Education. In 2009, Dr. Kalkwarf received the
American Dental Association's highest award-The Distinguished Service
Award. He has also received Presidential Citations from ADEA in 2001 and
2009 and has been recognized by Who's Who in America since 1995.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and has held
numerous national leadership capacities at ADEA, the Commission on
Dental Accreditation, the Joint Commission of National Board Dental
Examinations, the Supreme Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor
Society and the American College of Dentists.
About the American Dental Education Association
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental
education. Its members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and
many allied and advanced dental education programs, corporations,
faculty, and students. The mission of ADEA is to lead individuals and
institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary
issues influencing education, research and the delivery of oral health
care for the health of the public. ADEA's activities encompass a wide
range of research, advocacy, faculty development, meetings, and
communications, such as the esteemed Journal of Dental Education,
as well as the dental school admissions services AADSAS, PASS, DHCAS and
CAAPID. For more information about ADEA, visit www.adea.org.
About the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition
The ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition is the premier professional
development and networking event in academic dentistry, featuring four
days of dynamic plenary sessions and workshops, and an exhibit hall show
casing academic dentistry's leading partners and suppliers. For more
information, visit www.adea.org/2014.
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