Haywood Wins Educator of the Year Award

Dr. Van B. Haywood (DMD, 1974), Emeritus Faculty in the Department of Restorative Sciences, has been awarded the 2024 Educator of the Year Award by the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) in recognition of his exceptional dedication to dental education.

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Dr. Haywood boasts an impressive career spanning over 40 years. After graduating from Augusta University, he held various teaching and practice positions, including returning to his alma mater as a full-time professor in 1993. Throughout his career, Dr. Haywood has authored numerous publications on dental bleaching techniques and lectured internationally.

Beyond his academic achievements, Dr. Haywood is recognized for his passion for mentoring students. He served as a faculty advisor for the CMDA student group for 30 years, providing guidance and support. His dedication extended further with the creation of online educational resources to ensure missionary dentists could maintain their licenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Haywood retired from full-time teaching in 2022.

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Stacey Hudson

Stacey Hudson is communications coordinator for the Dental College of Georgia.

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