Claude R. Baker Faculty Award
The Claude R. Baker Faculty Award recognizes young outstanding predoctoral faculty in Fixed Prosthodontics. The 2023 recipient was Dr. Jonathan Esquivel, a faculty member at Louisiana State University.
University of Buffalo
Not awarded (meeting not held due to COVID-19)
Natalie Buu Hastings
UCSF School of Dentistry
Aaron (Seok Hwan) Cho
University of Illinois at Chicago
Maurice H. Kornberg, School of Dentistry
Judy C-C Yuan
University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Dentistry
University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Dentistry
New York University, College of Dentistry
Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
The Baker award recognizes exceptional dental school junior faculty members in pre-doctoral fixed prosthodontic teaching. It acknowledges excellence in teaching demonstrated by innovative teaching methods, student awards, and exceptional course materials.
Recipients are also significant contributors to the field of fixed prosthodontics as evidenced by publications, presentations, and organization memberships.
Recipients are chosen by a standing committee of the Academy and receive a cash award of $1000 as well as travel reimbursement to attend the Academy meeting.
The award is named for Dr. Claude R. Baker, one of the visionary founders of the Academy and its first president.