Established in 1981, the award is presented annually at the UCSF DAA Scientific Session Luncheon and Awards Ceremony to an individual or individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication, service, and contributions in roles related to the Dental Alumni Association, the UCSF School of Dentistry, the dental or dental hygiene professions, and to community service.

Medal of Honor Recipients

2021 
Daniel Ramos, DDS ’88, PhD ’94

2020 
Carmen T. Hipona, DDS ’96, FACD

2019 
Robert Ho, DDS ’91

2018
Susan Jordan Lopez, RDH, BS ’72

2017 
Jeffory Eaton, DDS ’83
Antonio Ragadio DDS ’80

2016
Michael J. Lopez, DDS ’74
Mark Kirkland, DDS ’83

2015
Milton Robert Wirthlin Jr., DDS ’56, MS ’68
Mary Porteous, RDH ’75, MS ’11

2014 
Stephen Abbott, DDS ’82
Nelson Artiga-Diaz, DDs ’75

2013
Harvey Brody, ’63
Po-Ping Wong, ’65

2012
Ted Camaisa, ’89
Peter Milgrom, ’72

2011
Alan W. Budenz, ’82
Troy E. Daniels, ’67

2010 
Pamela A. Alston, ’82 

2009 
John Beumer III, ’67 
Katie L. Dawson, ’76 
Richard T. Kao, ’82, ’91 
Denis P. Lynch, ’76 

2007
Steven Cavagnolo, ’73 
Mark Dellinges, ’81, ’87 
Greg Goddard, ’67 
Frank Grimaldi, ’81 

2006 
Henry Chinn, ’57 
Margaret Walsh, ’69 

2005 
Allen (Jim) Green, ’62 
Brian Swann, ’75 

2004 
William Comport, ’69 
David A. Graham, ’71 

2003 
Norma Francisco, ’67 
Annie Chin Siu, ’54 

2002 
Donald Martin, ’63 
Norma Solarz, ’80 

2001 
George Castañeda, ’73 
Phoenix Sinclair, ’76 

2000 
Richard Gaebel, ’62 
Thomas Wood, Jr., ’58 

1999 
Gordon Douglass, ’63 
Kenneth Soelberg, ’57 

1998 
Charles McNeill, ’60 
John Schmidt, Jr., ’68 

1997 
Benjamin Braly, ’58 
Benjamin Dienstein, ’41 
Marsha Mayer, ’65 
Robert Rouda, ’57 

1996 
Marcus Shimoff, ’40 
Vern M. Tueller, ’60 

1995 
Ronald J. Nicholson, ’55 
William Ware, ’54 

1994 
Robert Brigante, ’46 
Harold Nielsen, ’46 

1993 
Berthal Hartman, ’50 
Nguyen T. Nguyen, ’55 

1992
Grace Anderson, ’31 
Warren Kitchen, ’52 

1991 
Brad Giles, ’52 
Jean Poupard, ’59 

1990 
Albert V. Allen, ’52 
Richard H. Leggett, ’52 

1989 
William G. Hazlett, ’26 
Elbert H. Smith, ’30 

1988 
John William Creech, ’27 
Ernest F. Soderstrom, ’24 

1987 
Walter Harrison, ’28 
C. Stanley Lawrence, ’40 

1986 
Raymond M. Curtner, ’34 
Albert Wasserman, ’43 

1985 
Stanley F. Erpf, ’34 

1984 
Ellsworth K. Kelly, ’34 
Albert Wasserman, ’43 

1983 
E. William Ferber, ’33 
Bertram L. Wolfsohn, ’27 

1982 
C. Carlos Cabrera, ’52 
Theodore C. Lee, ’26 

1981 
Charles A. Dodge, ’40 
Edwin J. Hyman, ’38 
Arthur L. Lundblad, ’38 
Leon W. Marshall, ’18 
Ben W. Pavone, ’45 
Dalzell J. Potter, ’30 
Lauro R. Quiros, ’45 
Robert W. Rule, ’31 
Clarence E. Rutledge, ’28 
John S. Sapone, ’53 
Joseph A. Sciutto, ’28 
Sol Silverman, Jr., ’54 
Marvin M. Stark, ’52

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