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Delta Dental of New York Awards Grants to Four Outstanding Dental School Students

June 2016-Delta Dental of New York announced today, June 24, that it has awarded each of four Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine students a $2,500 grant.

The 2016 F. Gene Dixon Student Leadership Awards recognize graduating dental students who demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities. Delta Dental established the awards in 1977 in honor of the late Dr. F. Gene Dixon, the first chief executive officer of Delta Dental of California, which is now part of the largest dental benefits delivery system in the country.

This year’s recipients are Gregory Shank, Gregory Sabino, Kelly Krekel, and Shari Ginsburg.

“We’re pleased to recognize the leadership and service of these outstanding dental students and support their remarkable achievements by awarding them this grant,” said John Yamamoto, DDS, MPH, Delta Dental’s vice president of Professional Services.

Delta Dental of New York, Inc., Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and Delta Dental Insurance Company, along with their affiliated companies, together provide dental benefits to 34.5 million people in 15 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. All are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, whose member companies collectively cover more than 73 million people nationwide.