16 Dec IDA Honors Outstanding IUSD Faculty
Outstanding Teacher of the Year 2021–Dr. Juan Yepes
The IDA presented its annual Outstanding Teacher of the Year award to Dr. Juan Yepes. Dr. Yepes joined the IUSD faculty in 2014 as an associate professor and became a full professor in 2020. Dr. Yepes maintains a busy teaching schedule and is active on multiple IUSD and campus committees, in additional to national organizations. He is also an international speaker and well known for his expertise throughout the dental community. Dr. Yepes regularly demonstrates a love for teaching and is a powerful motivator to his students and colleagues. Dr. Yepes’ boundless energy and lifelong commitment are an inspiration to IUSD and international dental field.
Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year 2021-Dr. Anderson Hara
The IDA presented its annual Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year award to Dr. Anderson Hara. Dr. Hara is an associate professor and an accomplished researcher in the area of dental caries and erosive tooth wear. Dr. Hara has received awards and recognition from around the world for his research and hard work. He also has held positions of secretary, treasurer and president of the International Association for Dental Research. We thank Dr. Hara for his great work and research that benefit the worldwide dental community.