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Stephen H. Leeper Award

Dr. Donald E. Willmann receives OKU-Stephen H. Leeper Award for teaching excellence

WILLMANN_1_.jpgThe "Stephen H. Leeper Award for Teaching Excellence" is awarded to an individual who has shown innovation in teaching, and significant contributions to both dental education at their institution and to the entire dental education community. This year Dr. Donald E. Willmann was selected for this award.

Dr. Donald Willmann received his dental degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston and his graduate training in periodontics from Marquette University. Dr. Willmann was elected an alumni member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon upon graduation from dental school in 1968.

Dr. Willmann is a professor of periodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

He has been a member of the faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center In San Antonio since 1976. During this time he has been responsible for the development and implementation of many innovative teaching programs for both students and faculty which include:

  • Competency Testing of Clinical Skills in Periodontics
  • Non-Traditional Student Evaluation System
  • Rapid Periodontal Assessment
  • Periodontal Patient Management Self-Assessment Guide
  • Junior Clinical TEAM Program
  • Periodontics For Faculty
  • Implementation of Multiple Interactive Classroom Exercises
  • Interactive Format For The Pharmacotherapeutics Course
  • Development And Implementation Of Objective Structured Clinical Exam Formats

In addition Dr. Willmann has to his credit over sixty (60) invited local and national presentations, twelve (12) book chapters, and multiple journal articles which focus on issues in dental education. His co-authored textbook of dental hygiene is now in its second edition and is being used in many dental hygiene programs throughout the United States. He continues to present continuing education courses for dental practitioners and dental hygienists.

Dr. Willmann is currently a reviewer for the Journal of Dental Education. In addition he serves as an officer and is on the Board of Directors for the Southwest Society of Periodontics.

Omicron Kappa Upsilon congratulates Dr. Donald E. Willmann upon being this year's recipient of the "Stephen H. Leeper Award for Teaching Excellence".