2016 Dr. Donald C. “Ozzie” Asbjornson Scholarship Winners

Joseph (Tripp) Bartholomew
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry
Class of 2018
Paula Cohen
University of Florida, College of Dentistry
Class of 2017
Kaitlyn Spencer
East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine
Class of 2018


CONTACT: Gemma Berry, 800-472-6539 or gberry@pankey.org

KEY BISCAYNE – The L.D. Pankey Dental Foundation is proud to announce the winners of its fourth annual Dr. Donald C. “Ozzie” Asbjornson Scholarship competition for current dental students and residents to attend The Pankey Institute’s 2016 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 Key Biscayne, September 8-10, 2016, 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 $1,250.

The 2016 scholarship winners are: Joseph Bartholomew, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, Class of 2018; Paula Cohen, University of Florida College of Dentistry, Class of 2017; and Kaitlyn Spencer, East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine, Class of 2018

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 2016 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.