The AACD is thrilled to announce some of our most accomplished and dedicated professionals with Evy Awards! Due to the cancellation of the 36th Annual AACD Scientific Session in Orlando, these remarkable dental professionals will receive their awards in front of AACD’s elite membership at the 37th Annual AACD Scientific Session’s Celebration of Excellence in Aurora, Colorado in 2021.
The AACD Celebration of Excellence Award statuette has been dubbed “The Evy,” in honor of the late Dr. Jeffrey Golub-Evans, who was the creative force behind the award’s design.
Since 1988, the AACD has publicly recognized dental professionals who make a difference to the Academy, the profession, and to their communities. The AACD honors its most accomplished and dedicated professionals with Evy Awards. Evy recipients are first nominated for the award by their colleagues and then are selected by the AACD Awards and Recognition Committee. Evy Award winners represent the most exemplary and talented individuals within the AACD who are dedicated to advancing excellence in the art and science of cosmetic dentistry at the highest standards of ethical patient care.
The Evy recipients for 2020 are (drum roll, please):
Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry Evy Award
Somkiat Aimplee, DDS, MSc, FACP, AAACD
The jCD Award is given to the author or authors of an original Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry article published within the established year that is determined the best of that year. This is an industry-wide award.
AACD Accredited Member, Somkiat Aimplee, DDS, MsC, FACP, AAACD, has been a member of the AACD since 2013 and achieved AACD Accredited status in 2017. Dr. Aimplee has been awarded the 2020-2021 Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry (jCD) Evy Award for his jCD article, for his jCD article, “Maximizing Invasive Feldspathic Veneers: Combining Digital and Analog Workflows”, co-authored by Pannapa Sinthuprasirt, DDS, MMedSci, PhD, Andres Acevedo, MDC, Alvaro Blasi, DDS, CDT, Aram Torosian, MDC, CDT, and Gerard J. Chiche, DDS. The article Dr. Aimplee is being recognized was published in Volume 35, Issue 3, of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and was chosen because of its stunning imagery, resourceful information, and clear presentation. Dr. Aimplee is an assistant adjunct professor in the Oral Rehabilitation Department at the Augusta University Dental College of Georgia and currently maintains a private practice limited to prosthodontics and esthetic dentistry in Bangkok, Thailand.
Outstanding Service Evy Award
Mohan Bhuvaneswaran, MDS, AAACD
The Outstanding Service Award is given to a member who has gone above and beyond in their service to the Academy.
Mohan Bhuvaneswaran, MDS, AAACD, has been a member of the AACD since 2008 and is currently the director of Vignesh Dental Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, and the chief academic officer for Pearl Dental Academy, in Tamil Nadu. He has written numerous articles for the AACD’s flagship publication, the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and has won the AACD Affiliate Leader Award for his work as the President of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry India. World-renowned, Dr. Bhuvaneswaran has been an influential member of the AACD and has worked tirelessly for the AACD Member Relations Committee, reaching out regularly to international members and mentoring worldwide to dental professionals in process of AACD Accreditation.
Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry Education Evy Award
Bruce Crispin, DDS, MS, AAACD
This award is given to an AACD member that through his/her efforts as an educator, has advanced the art and science of cosmetic dentistry. These educational contributions can be in a traditional educational institution or through seminars and lectures.
Dr. Crispin obtained his dental degree from the University of Michigan in 1972 and became a member of the AACD in 1990. His greatest accomplishments include becoming a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, creating the UCLA, Center for Esthetic Dentistry in 1989, and becoming an Accredited member of the AACD in 1997. His esthetic center was one of the first of its kind in a university and through this platform, Dr. Crispin has taught on local, national, and international levels, both lecturing and hosting hands-on programs. He has published over 45 research papers and abstracts, over 30 teaching publications, has produced over 40 educational videos, and has written a textbook titled, Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry, Practice Fundamentals, which has been translated into Japanese, German, Spanish, and Russian. Because of his many achievements, and his passion for sharing his knowledge with aspiring dentists on a global level, Dr. Crispin has been awarded the prestigious Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry Education Evy Award.
Hall of Fame Evy Award
Bradley J. Olson, DDS, FAACD
The Hall of Fame Award is given to an AACD Member living or deceased, whose contributions to the field of cosmetic dentistry and services to the Academy have been significant, substantial, and long-standing.
Dr. Olson obtained his dental degree at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and has been a member of the AACD since 1995. His greatest accomplishments include becoming an Accredited member of the AACD in 1998, attaining AACD Accredited Fellow status in 2005, being an active member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and becoming a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. In addition to serving as the Fellowship Chair to the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry (ABCD), Dr. Olson has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to the Academy with a clear passion and dedication to motiving other dental professionals looking to pursue, or currently pursuing the AACD Accreditation process. He also serves as the Treasurer of the American Board of Cosmetic and Esthetic Dentistry. Because of his many achievements, his passion for dental education and mentorship, and his dedication to the Academy, Dr. Olson has been awarded the prestigious Hall of Fame Evy Award
Rising Star Evy Award
Cappy Sinclair, DDS, AAACD
This award is given to an AACD member, who has been a dental professional for 10 years or less, who shows the greatest leadership potential for the AACD or in the cosmetic dentistry industry in general.
Dr. Sinclair obtained his dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University and has been a member of the AACD since 2010. His greatest accomplishments include becoming an Accredited member of the AACD this year and obtaining a clinical role as a product evaluator for Contemporary Product Solutions and 3m ESPE. Dr. Sinclair has taught for the AACD Virtual Campus, served for three years on the AACD Board of Trustees and is now on the Board of Directors. Because of his passion for learning, teaching, and leading with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Sinclair has been awarded the prestigious Rising Star Evy Award.
Humanitarian Evy Award
Greg Wright, DDS, FAACD
This award is given to an AACD member who has made outstanding contributions for charitable and philanthropic causes. All types of humanitarian actions, both within and outside of the dental industry will be considered for this award.
Dr. Wright obtained his dental degree from the University of Oklahoma and has been a member of the AACD since 1994. His greatest accomplishments include becoming an Accredited member of the AACD in 2000, attaining AACD Fellow member status in 2008, and becoming a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. Greg helped establish and currently serves as the Dental Director at the Mission Health Dental Clinic in southeast Fort Worth, TX. The clinic is operated by volunteer dentists, hygienists and auxiliary personnel. Their goal is to serve the working-class uninsured neighborhoods in South Fort where about 15,000 adults live at or below the poverty level. Not only does the clinic help the community by filling the dental needs of the residents but it also brings great satisfaction to the volunteers. Greg’s hope is that all the volunteers will benefit from the knowledge that they are able to help others in ways only their profession can provide. Because of his passion for helping others in need and his dedication to the Academy, Dr. Wright has been awarded the prestigious Humanitarian Evy Award.
Congratulations to these outstanding individuals who have inspired others and have continued to pursue excellence in the art and science of comprehensive cosmetic dentistry.
For more information about AACD Evy Awards, please visit www.aacd.com/evy-awards