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October 25, 2011

Dr. Peter Quinn Receives Outstanding Educator Award from AAOMS

Philadelphia – Peter D. Quinn, DMD, MD, the Louis Schoenleber Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Penn Dental Medicine’s Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pharmacology, received the 2011 Donald B. Osbon Award for an Outstanding Educator, presented by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS).

The Osbon Award is reserved for those individuals who exhibit the highest ideals of an educator, earn the respect of their peers, foster an excellent relationship between their educational program and oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the community, are actively involved in efforts to improve residency and continuing education both locally and nationally, and are respected and admired by current and former students.

Dr. Quinn, a Penn Dental Medicine alumnus who earned his DMD degree from the school and completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency here as well, was Chairman of Penn Dental Medicine’s Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pharmacology from 1986 through 2008. Under his leadership, Penn Dental Medicine established its six-year Oral and Maxillofacial Residency Program in which students complete the requirements for their MD degree at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and finish with a two-year certificate in general surgery and a certificate at Penn Dental Medicine in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Quinn holds a MD degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed his medical residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Currently, Dr. Quinn is also Vice Dean for Professional Services at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and is Senior Vice President for Clinical Practices for the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

The 2011 Osbon Award was presented during the opening ceremony of 93rd Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition of the AAOMS, held in Philadelphia in September. The professional organization representing more than 9,000 oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United States, the AAOMA supports its fellows’ and members’ ability to practice their specialty through education, research, and advocacy.

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