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Biologic and Materials Sciences and Division of Prosthodontics

Awards and Scholarships

Award for Student Researchers

Dominic D. Dziewiatkowski Award for Excellence in Research 
This award was created in 1989 in memory of Dr. Dominic Dziewiatkowski, professor emeritus of dentistry and first chair of the Department of Oral Biology. The annual award was established by Dr. Dziewiatkowski's daughter, Jane Damren, and her husband, Samuel Damren, to continue his interest in and commitment to excellence in student research. A certificate and monetary award are presented annually in his memory to honor an outstanding student researcher.

Robert G. and L. Georgine Craig Biomaterials Award
This award was created in memory of Dr. Robert Craig who joined the faculty of the School of Dentistry in 1957. He served as chair of the Dental Materials Department from 1969-87. Since coming to the University of Michigan, Professor Craig distinguished himself as a dental scholar, researcher, administrator, and teacher, who had a direct impact on the practice of dentistry worldwide. Robert G. Craig, Marcus L. Ward Professor of Dentistry, retired from active faculty status on August 31, 1993. This award was established by Dr. Craig’s three daughters (Susan, Barbara and Katherine) to continue his interest in biomaterials research and his commitment to the education of students in the School of Dentistry.

Awards for Prosthodontic Graduate Students

Joseph A. Clayton Scholarship Fund/Foundation
The Joseph A. Clayton Graduate Scholarship Fund/Foundation was created in June 1998. The fund is designed to benefit residents enrolled in the prosthodontic graduate program who are working toward an accredited M.S. or Certificate.  For 25 years, until his retirement in 1996, Dr. Clayton helped develop, direct, and teach in the department's graduate program. He knows from personal experience how important financial support can be for graduate students in dentistry. Dr. Clayton states that, "the best gift we can offer anyone is an education. It will last a lifetime." 

Edward J. Billy Scholarship Fund/Foundation

Prosthodontic Awards for Senior DDS Students

Caulk/Dentsply Award in Removable Prosthodontics
Presented to the senior student who has completed with distinction the studies of removable prosthodontics. A plaque is awarded to the student. An engraved nameplate with his or her name and year of graduation is placed on a second plaque that remains at the school.

Richard H. Kingery Award in Removable Prosthodontics
A $100 award, established by the R. H. Kingery Study Club, is presented to the senior student showing the most promise and proficiency in complete denture prosthodontics.

P.C. Lowery Award in Removable Prosthodontics
Each year a grant of $100 is contributed by Dr. Percy C. Lowery of Detroit as a prize to the one or two students in the senior class who show the greatest proficiency and advancement in the field of complete denture prosthodontics.

Floyd A. Peyton Award
An annual monetary and certificate award is presented to the senior student who demonstrates the greatest interest and excellence in biomaterials.

The Francis B. Vedder Society of Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics Award
A certificate and monetary award are presented annually to a member of the senior class for outstanding achievement in fixed prosthodontics.

Frank Smith Memorial Award in Removable Partial Dentures
The School of Dentistry has created an award honoring Dr. Franklin Wesley Smith. A $200 award will be presented annually to a senior dental student who demonstrates clinical excellence in the area of removable partial dentures and exhibits a commitment to superb care.