University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry Faculty and Staff Awards 2020

Each year the student government association comes together to select recipients we feel have displayed outstanding dedication in their roles at the school. These are individuals who are passionate and enthusiastic about what they do. These are individuals students can relate to and enjoy learning from – individuals whose personality can put a smile on your face. They go above and beyond and care about the students’ concerns as well as their success. We want them to know that their hard work has not gone unnoticed. They are making Detroit Mercy better in their own unique ways each and every day. They have impacted our lives for the better, whether it be in the clinic, the classroom, the sim lab, during lunch time in the cafeteria, or on the 4th floor of the administration building. For that, we would like to recognize their efforts and give a huge thank you.

Student Government Staff Appreciation Awards

Bonnie Walden
Danielle L. Smith-Cato
Adrianna Moreno, MA

Student Government Faculty Appreciation Award

These awards are presented for outstanding dedication and service to students at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry.

Sanjay Chand, MD  
Joshua Thomson, PhD

DH1 – Class of 2021 Dental Hygiene Outstanding Clinical Faculty Member

This award is presented to a Dental Hygiene faculty member selected by the Dental Hygiene Class of 2021 for their significant contribution to the clinical educational experience.

Christela Falcon, RDH        

DH1 – Class of 2021 Dental Hygiene Outstanding Didactic Faculty Member

This award is presented to a Dental Hygiene faculty member selected by the Dental Hygiene Class of 2021 for their significant contribution to the didactic educational experience.

Joshua Scheys, PhD

DH2 – Class of 2020 Dental Hygiene Outstanding Clinical Faculty Member

This award is presented to a Dental Hygiene faculty member selected by the Dental Hygiene Class of 2020 for their significant contribution to the clinical educational experience.

Sally Ammar, RDH, MSDH

DH2 – Class of 2020 Dental Hygiene Outstanding Didactic Faculty Member

This award is presented to a Dental Hygiene faculty member selected by the Dental Hygiene Class of 2020 for their significant contribution to the didactic educational experience.

Andrea L. Adams RDH, RN, BSN

DS1 – Class of 2023 Outstanding Didactic Faculty Member

This award is presented to a faculty member selected by the Dental Class of 2023 as the most outstanding pre-clinical instructor.

Robert N. Bishai, DDS        

DS1 – Class of 2023 Outstanding Didactic Faculty Member

This award is presented to a faculty member selected by the Dental Class of 2023 as the most outstanding didactic instructor.

Joshua Thomson, PhD

DS2 – Class of 2022 Outstanding Pre-Clinical Faculty Member

This award is presented to a faculty member selected by the Dental Class of 2022 as the most outstanding pre-clinical instructor.

Joel Felsenfeld DDS, FACD

DS2 – Class of 2022 Outstanding Didactic Faculty Member

This award is presented to a faculty member selected by the Dental Class of 2022 as the most outstanding didactic instructor.

Tenzin Dadul, MDS, DDS, MS

DS3 – Class of 2021 Outstanding Clinical Faculty Member

This award is presented to a faculty member selected by the Dental Class of 2021 as the most outstanding clinical faculty member.

Richard Persiani, DDS

DS3- Class of 2021 Outstanding Didactic Faculty Member

This award is presented to a faculty member selected by the Dental Class of 2021 as the most outstanding didactic instructor.

Sanjay Chand, MD

DS4 – Class of 2020 Outstanding Clinical Faculty Member

This award is presented to a faculty member selected by the Dental Class of 2020 as the most outstanding clinical faculty member.

Richard Persiani, DDS

DS4 – Class of 2020 Dr. Charles Cooper Award

This award is presented to a faculty member selected by the Dental Class of 2020 as the most outstanding fulltime faculty member.

Rafael Rocha Pacheco, DDS, MSc, PhD