Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

The Robert E. Primosch Academic Excellence Award

The Robert E. Primosch Award for Academic Excellence was established in 2018 in honor of Dr. Robert E. Primosch, a former faculty member at the University of Florida College of Dentistry and active member of the Pediatric Dental community in his retirement. Each year, the distinction is given to the graduating resident in each pediatric dental residency program in the State of Florida who achieves the highest score on the AAPD Post-Doctoral In-Service Examination given in the final year of his/her program. The accomplishment is announced and recognized at the Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (FAPD) annual meeting each year at which time recipients also receive a plaque to mark their accomplishment. Below you will find past recipients of the award.

Dr. Julie Russo, Past President FAPD and Dr. Alexandra Jensen Past President and Awards Chair presenting Dr. Primosch with the award in his honor

Dr. Julie Russo, Past President FAPD and Dr. Alexandra Jensen Past President and Awards Chair presenting Dr. Primosch with the award in his honor.

2024

UF – Julianna Masabni, DDS
Nova – Susana Barrios Pinera, DMD
NYU Langone – Natalie Schmidt, DMD, Oghenerukevwe Erhenede, DDS,
Rachel Patenaude, DMD
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital – Panagiota Sandoval, DDS

2023

Miami Childrens – Dr. Jennifer Shamsian
Nova – Dr. Arash Goshtasby
NYU Langone – Dr. Kaitlyn O’Connell
UF – Dr. Fatima Khan & Dr. Kathryn Kiskaddon

2022

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Program – Dr. Kevin Rodriguez-Lichtenberg
Nova – Dr. Farah Dawood
NYU Langone – Dr. Kristeen Chu
UF – Dr. Jackie Fetner

2021

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Program
Nova – Dr. Jatinder Dhillon
NYU Langone – Dr. Richa Rashmi
UF – Dr. Karen Ben-Elazar

2020

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Program
Nova – Dr. Toni-Marie Small
NYU Langone – Dr. Ruchi Shukla
UF – Dr. Andy Kang

2019

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Program – Michelle Aliotti
UF- Annika Frostad-Thomas

2018

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Program – Dr. Anne C. Stephie Castera
Nova – Dr. Kelly Cundy
NYU Langone – Dr. Mia Kwon
UF – Dr. Sukhi Guram