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toothIn 2011, OHK won the Media Award of Excellence from the Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Excellence in Oral Health

Each year, we honor outstanding individuals and organizations who are dedicated to improving oral health in Kansas. Below are the award winners. Please call 785-235-6039 or email info@oralhealthkansas.org with any questions about the awards nominations. Thank you!

2017 Excellence in Oral Health Awards Nomination Form
2017 Outstanding Dental Champion Nomination Form

Award Winners

Annual Excellence in Oral Health Awards
List of our past recipients:

Outstanding Organization: Plastic Surgery Center Cleft Lip and Palate Team
Outstanding Volunteer: Carolyn Weinhold
Outstanding Dental Hygienist: Lesley Johnson, RDH
Outstanding Dentist: Dr. Jon Siebrasse, DDS
Outstanding Dental Champion: Julie Parnell

Outstanding Dentist: Dr. Nick Rogers
Outstanding Dental Champion: Kevin Robertson
Outstanding Organization: Comfort Care Homes, Inc.

Outstanding Dentist: Dr. Mollie Day
Outstanding Dental Hygienist: Mildred Bergstrom
Outstanding Dental Hygienist: Nicole Moser
Outstanding Dental Champion: Teresa Schwab

Outstanding Community Leader: Dr. Allison Lesko
Outstanding Dentist: Dr. Lucynda Raben
Outstanding Organization: Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation
Bob Bethell Award for Outstanding Policy Maker: Rep. Susan Concannon
Lifetime Achievement Award: Karen Finstad

Outstanding Community Leader: Judy Johnston, MS, RD/LD
Outstanding Dentist: Dr. Charles Squire
Outstanding Hygienist: Denise Maus, RDH
Outstanding Organization: Heartspring
Outstanding Volunteer: Kathy Heerwald & DCI Students
Outstanding Dental Champion: Greg Hill, JD
Bob Bethell Award for Outstanding Policy Maker: Kathy Weno, JD, DDS and the Bureau of Oral Health

Outstanding Community Leader: Norma Barkus
Outstanding Dentist: Dr Deana Bender
Outstanding Hygienist: Tammi Engel
Outstanding Organization: Miles of Smiles
Outstanding Volunteer: Jill Quigley
Outstanding Dental Champion:
Schaunta James-Boyd and Gail Kennedy
Bob Bethell Awards for Outstanding Policy Maker: Senator Vicki Schmidt and Senator Steve Morris

Outstanding Community Leader: Loretta (Letty) Seidl
Outstanding Dentist: Dr Nicole Rogers and Dr John Fales
Outstanding Hygienist: Heather Flick and Doreen Eyler
Outstanding Organization: Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved
Outstanding Volunteer: Jayme Lewis
Outstanding Dental Champion:
Kathy Hunt
Outstanding Policy Maker: Sen Carolyn McGinn

Outstanding Community Leader: Dr Jon Tilton
Outstanding Dentist: Dr Nevin Waters
Outstanding Hygienist: Christen Lacey
Outstanding Organization: Dodge City Rotary Club, under the leadership of Bill Hammond
Outstanding Volunteer: Louise Bennett
Outstanding Dental Champion:
Amber Sellers

Outstanding Community Leader: Jason Wesco
Outstanding Clinician: Michael Le Blanc, DDS
Outstanding Organization: Galena Unified School District 499
Outstanding Policy Maker: Senator Laura Kelly

Outstanding Community Leader: Rebecca Scott
Outstanding Clinician: Kandee Klein, DDS
Outstanding Organization: Lifetime Smiles
Outstanding Policy Maker: Representative Bob Bethell
Lifetime Achievement Award: Kim Moore

Outstanding Community Leader: Maggie Smet, RDH
Outstanding Clinician: Nick Rogers, DDS
Outstanding Organization: Kansas Action for Children
Outstanding Policy Maker: Senator Jim Barnett

Outstanding Community Member: Kathy Hunt, RDH
Outstanding Clinician: Roger Nolte, DDS
Outstanding Organization: Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas

Individual Dental Champion Award: David Foley, DDS
Organization Dental Champion Award: Sedgwick County Health Department - Children's Dental Clinic

Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation for the Kansas Mission of Mercy Project: www.ksdentalfoundation.org.


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