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Entrepreneurial Education Fund Honors Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni

June  09, 2007

The Program Advisory Committee of the Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Education Fund presented its 2007 Shils Award to Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni, dean emeritus. The Entrepreneurial Education Fund honored Dugoni during an awards ceremony on June 7 for his outstanding leadership and exemplary service to the dental community, dental education and public oral health.

Prominent leaders from dental industry, academic communities and non-profit organizations founded the Entreprenuerial Education Fund in 2002 in an effort to continue the legacy of Dr. Edward B. Shils. The Shils Award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurial initiatives that have significant positive impact on the dental community.

"Dr. Shils was a legend as a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and as executive director of the Dental Manufacturers of America," Dugoni said. "I am deeply appreciative to receive this award honoring his many contributions and accomplishments."

One of the most respected figures in the dental profession, Dugoni is currently president of the ADA Foundation and has served as president of the ADA, the American Association of Dental Schools, the American Board of Orthodontics and the California Dental Association. Although Dugoni concluded his deanship at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2006, he continues to be involved with the school and the university as dean emeritus, professor of orthodontics and senior executive for development.

Throughout his career, Dugoni has received numerous awards and citations. Earlier this year, Louisiana State University awarded Dugoni its first-ever honorary doctorate of dental surgery degree. He also has the distinction of being the first and only person in the United States or Canada to have a dental school named in his honor while holding the position of dean. Dugoni has presented more than 900 lectures, papers, clinics and essays

Category Type: Honors and Awards

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