2015 Dr. Donald C. “Ozzie” Asbjornson Scholarship Winners

 Adam Grimm
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry
Class of 2016

 Nathan Nunnelee
University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry
Class of 2016

 Kendrick Park
NYU College of Dentistry
Class of 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Tracy Ellis, 800-472-6539 or tellis@pankey.org

KEY BISCAYNE – The L.D. Pankey Dental Foundation is proud to announce the winners of its third annual Dr. Donald C. “Ozzie” Asbjornson Scholarship competition for current dental students and residents to attend The Pankey Institute’s 2015 Annual Meeting.  Named for Dr. Donald C. “Ozzie” Asbjornson’s honor, a giant in the Pankey Family, teacher, mentor, friend and beloved by all, it is truly fitting to have a student scholarship named after him as he was very influential in shaping so many young dentist’s minds. The purpose of this scholarship is to support the dentists of tomorrow and encourage a culture of lifelong learning. 

Scholarship winners receive complimentary registration to Pankey’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans, September 17-19, 2015, as well as a stipend for travel. Recipients will also be paired with a mentor throughout the conference. The approximate value of the scholarship is $1,550.

The 2015 scholarship winners are: Adam Grimm, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry, Class of 2016; Nathan Nunnelee, University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry, Class of 2016; and Kendrick Park, NYU College of Dentistry, Class of 2017

Ricki Braswell, President and CEO of The L.D. Pankey Dental Foundation, said, “The greatest gift we could give to the next generation of dentists is a chance to experience the confidence, peace of mind, and fulfillment that only a Pankey Institute experience can provide. We congratulate our 2015 winners and are honored to have such a stellar group representing the best of our nation’s dental schools. We look forward to showing them that they too can achieve the goal of creating a comprehensive, relationship-based, patient-centered practice.”

About the L.D. Pankey Dental Foundation: 

Founded in 1969, the L.D. Pankey Dental Foundation is the only nonprofit advanced dental education organization. Located in Key Biscayne, Florida, The Pankey Institute is THE ONE PLACE that can boast a world renowned faculty of practicing dentists and dental technicians who help participants gain the clinical, leadership, management and human influence skills necessary to succeed in dentistry today and throughout their careers.  It was the first institute of its kind and remains among the most prestigious in the world, attracting dentists from more than 40 nations. Over 25,000 dentists, dental laboratory technicians, and specialists have attended its courses and now serve millions of patients worldwide.