Dr. Olav Alvares Honored for his Work on the Journal of Dental Education

Dr. Olav AlvaresAt the 2009 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) annual meeting in March, Periodontics faculty member Olav Alvares, DDS, MS was honored for his work as editor of the Journal of Dental Education (JDE). Dr. Alvares served as editor of the JDE from 2000 – 2009. During his time as editor, Dr. Alvares was a strong advocate for the publication of articles by junior faculty and students. This mentoring of the next generation of dental educators and professionals led to the creation of an award, presented annually at the ADEA meeting, recognizing the work of these individuals. This year, as a tribute to Dr. Alvares and to recognize his significant achievements as JDE Editor, the ADEA Board of Directors has named these journal awards, beginning in 2010, the Olav Alvares Awards for Outstanding Articles Published in the Journal of Dental Education.”