Dugoni School’s American Association of Women Dentists Wins Student Chapter of the Year

November 15, 2018

The American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) honored the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's AAWD chapter with the Student Chapter of the Year award during their annual conference held in Savannah, Georgia. The award recognizes chapters who have connected in a meaningful way with AAWD while supporting their goal and mission.

During the past year, the Pacific Chapter organized 16 events, raised more than $600 for its chapter, and donated over $1,000 to nonprofit organizations and charities. AAWD supported organizations such as Take Back the Night, Because Justice Matters, Habitat for Humanity and Napa Fire Victims, San Francisco Women's March, and Watermark Conference for Women-Silicon Valley. They have expanded opportunities for leadership and mentorship not only among female dental students, but for the dental school community as a whole.

"The Pacific women of the AAWD are passionate, creative, energetic and motivated individuals who are committed to promoting women's causes," says faculty advisor Dr. Lisa Itaya. "Their efforts have contributed to recognizing our female faculty as role models at Dugoni and have raised awareness of women's issues in the Bay Area community. There is no end to their enthusiasm, and I am proud of their accomplishments!"

The Pacific Chapter was established in 2014 and was recognized as an official chapter of the national AAWD organization in 2017. The association supports women in organized dentistry and promotes the advancement of women in the field of dentistry. Learn more about AAWD ›

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