The department of Orthodontics presented the 2011 Denise Repass Hancock Memorial Award to Mrs. Esther Dixon. The award is presented annually to a dental assistant or former dental assistant employed at the school who has exemplified all the qualities of an outstanding employee. Mrs. Dixon is a clinical supervisor in the department of Oral Surgery. She has been employed at the school for three decades and is a mentor to assistants, residents and faculty members alike. Dr. Emile Rossouw, chairman of the department of Orthodontics, was very pleased to recognize Mrs. Dixon and present her with a cash award that accompanies the honor. The award check was underwritten and presented by Mr. Charlie Deaton of Ortho Corp.