Carestream Dental, along with the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Foundation, is pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of the Dr. D. Walter Cohen Teaching Award is Georgios Kotsakis, D.D.S. Kotsakis was recognized at the 100thAnnual Meeting of the AAP in San Francisco, Calif., in late September. Carestream Dental has sponsored the teaching award since 2012.
“The AAP Foundation is proud to partner with Carestream Dental to provide the Dr. D. Walter Cohen Teaching Award,” Vanchit John, D.D.S., M.S.D., president, AAP Foundation, said. “With Carestream Dental’s assistance, we are helping to make a career in academia a realistic option for bright, dedicated periodontists; thereby helping to keep the specialty strong. We are very grateful for Carestream Dental’s support.”
Kotsakis is in his third year of residency in the Advanced Education Program in Periodontology at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. In addition to his certificate, Kotsakis is pursuing a Master of Science and a minor in biostatistics. This unique combination of clinical skill and statistical background enables Kotsakis to collaborate with other investigators, thereby increasing his rate of publication. Additionally, Kotsakis’ commitment to teaching is evidenced as he volunteers to present seminars for other students. He is also eager to work with undergraduate students and help them understand the biological and scientific basis for their treatments.
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About the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation
The mission of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation is to improve the periodontal and general health of the public through increasing public and professional knowledge of periodontal diseases and their therapies, stimulating basic and clinical research to generate new knowledge, and enhancing educational programs at all levels to create opportunities in periodontal education and practice. For more information about the AAP Foundation, please visit www.periofoundation.org.
About Carestream Dental
Carestream Dental provides industry-leading imaging, CAD/CAM, software and practice management solutions for dental and oral health professionals. With more than 100 years of industry experience, Carestream Dental products are used by seven out of 10 practitioners globally and deliver more precise diagnoses, improved workflows and superior patient care. For more information or to contact a Carestream Dental representative, call 800.944.6365 or visit www.carestreamdental.com.
About Carestream Health
Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative, call 888.777.2072 or visit www.carestream.com.