Dean West Earns ADEA Distinguished Service Award

Karen P. West, D.M.D., M.P.H
Apr. 3, 2018


Karen P. West, D.M.D., M.P.H., dean of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine, received the American Dental Education Association’s premier award – the ADEA Distinguished Service Award—at the 2018 Annual Session & Exhibition in Orlando, FL (March 19, 2018). The ADEA board of directors presents this award when an ADEA member has made an extraordinary contribution to dental education through research, teaching, or service. According to Dr. Leon Assael, ADEA Chair of the ADEA board of directors, “all of us in this room have been helped by the work of Karen West,” referring to her long tenure with and varied leadership roles and accomplishments on the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), within ADEA and dental education, as well as her inestimable qualities as a person, and as an academic dentist.