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Dr. Woody honored by ACP and ADA

Dr. Ron Woody

Dr. Ronald D. Woody, professor and director of implant dentistry in the Department of Restorative Sciences, received the Distinguished Service Award at the American College of Prosthodontists annual session in San Diego on Nov. 6.

The award was given in honor of Woody's "significant contributions to the welfare and advancement of the ACP and the specialty of prosthodontics, outstanding contributions to dentistry, advances to the sciences and health professions and for displaying the characteristics of a true humanitarian."

Upon receipt of the award, Woody commented, "Some of the most important accomplishments during my career are due to the positions in which I have been privileged to serve and to the many talented individuals with whom I have worked. They have allowed me the opportunity to influence, develop and help direct the progress of our specialty."

Woody Award"Also, being involved in education most of my professional life has been a most rewarding experience in being able to make a difference in many people's lives," Woody continued. "I am very blessed to have had these opportunities to serve our profession."

In October, Woody also was honored by the American Dental Association upon the completion of his four-year term as a commissioner on the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation and chair of the ADA prosthodontic review committee.