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2016 IHS National Oral Health Council Clinical [NOHC] Excellence in Dentistry Awards

In a continued effort to encourage and recognize excellent performance by IHS dental program personnel, the Field Advisory Committee [FAC] of the NOHC announces these awards honoring dental assistants, hygienists, dentists, and a specialist. These 2016 annual awards recognize the following individuals who have excelled at the provision of Oral Health Care:

  • Junior Dental Assistant: No Nomination Received
  • Senior Dental Assistant: Ms. Sindy Williams [Alaska Area]
  • Junior RD Hygienist: Ms. Lisa Daniel [Great Plains Area]
  • Senior RD Hygienist: Ms. Julie Rattler [Billings Area]
  • Junior Dentist: Dr. David Harbarger [Nashville Area]
  • Mid-Career Dentist: Dr. Sarah Shoffstall-Cone [Alaska Area]
  • Senior Dentist: Dr. Mary Williard [Alaska Area]
  • Specialist: Dr. Brian Talley, Pediatric Dentistry [Albuquerque Area]

The above awards were selected from the nominations submitted from the entire IHS Dental Staff and reviewed and selected by the Awards Workgroup of the FAC NOHC.

I wish to offer my gratitude to all of these well-deserved 2016 selectees for your continued outstanding service to our American Indian and Alaska Native patients.


Timothy L. Lozon, D.D.S.
Director, Division Of Oral Health

Posted: 05/26/2016