Corpus Christi graduate Receives Dental Scholarship
DALLAS March 16, 2004 Chad Allen, a fourth-year dental student at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, received a $1,500 Dental Student Scholarship Award from the Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an international honor dental organization.
Awarded to one student at each of the 55 U.S. dental schools, the scholarship was presented to Allen recently at the college. It is based on scholarship, leadership and financial need as well as integrity, imagination, initiative and communication skills.
I am extremely honored to be recognized by the academy, and I am excited to use this scholarship to further my knowledge of dental technology and treatments in the graduate prosthodontics residency at BCD next fall, Allen said. The years I spend in training and research will benefit the community I serve as it has for my patients at BCD and those in Matamoros, Mexico, where I participate in an annual mission trip. I will uphold the great responsibility to increase my knowledge and disseminate the advances in oral health to the community.
Allen is president of the BCD chapter of the Christian Medical and Dental Association and has served on the colleges Honor Council for four years. A 1996 graduate of Mary Carroll High School in Corpus Christi, Texas, Allen received a bachelors degree in biomedical sciences from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, in 2001.
Married to Amy Allen, he is the son of Dr. Charles and Mrs. Dawn Allen of Corpus Christi.
Founded in 1905, Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, a component of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, is a nationally recognized center for oral health sciences education, research, specialized patient care and continuing dental education. The A&M System HSC serves the state as a distributed, statewide health science center that is present in communities throughout Texas.