The Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA) named Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC Professor Roseann Mulligan, DDS, the recipient of the 2014 Saul Kamen Award during the 26th annual SCDA meeting in Chicago, April 11-13.

The Kamen Award is the SCDA’s highest honor and is named after Saul Kamen, a dentist who devoted his career to improving oral health care for individuals of all ages with special needs, according to an SCDA press release about the award. The award recognizes an individual who has been an extraordinary leader in the field of special care dentistry and has greatly contributed to the oral health of individuals with special needs.

Mulligan is associate dean of community health programs and hospital affairs, chair of the Division of Dental Public Health & Pediatric Dentistry and the Charles M. Goldstein Professor of Community Dentistry at the Ostrow School of Dentistry. She is also director of the school’s online Master of Science in Geriatric Dentistry program and has a joint appointment in the USC Davis School of Gerontology.

— By Beth Newcomb