Lorne Koroluk, DMD, MSD, MS, associate professor in the departments of orthodontics and pediatric dentistry is this year’s recipient of the Class of 1958 Distinguished Service Award. Members of the UNC School of Dentistry’s Class of 1958 established the award with contributions to the Dental Foundation of North Carolina. The Award was presented for the first time in 1985 this award recognizes research, conducted by a current School of Dentistry faculty member, that has “the greatest potential for direct contributions to the practice of dentistry and dental health generally.”
The Class of 1958 Distinguished Service Award is the highest award granted to recognize meritorious research conducted under the sponsorship of the School of Dentistry . The award recognizes a paper that the selection committee has deemed to be the most important and clinically relevant research activity published in a peer-reviewed journal during the calendar year 2002. Dr. Koroluk received this award for his paper, titled, “Incisor Trauma and Early Treatment for Class II Division 1 Malocclusion” published in the February 2003 issue of The American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, co-authored with department of orthodontics colleagues, Kitty Tulloch, BDS, professor and chair and Ceib Philips, PhD, research professor.
The award carries the recognition of excellence by colleagues and peers and a cash award of $3,000.