- School of Dentistry Distinguished Alumni Award (2010)
Dr. James Lipton’s pioneering efforts over the past generation have been in the area of patient care for Hoosiers who have great difficulty maintaining their oral health because of medical challenges, severe disabilities, or a debilitating fear of seeking dental treatment. The Highland, Ind., practitioner started an interdisciplinary hospital dental program in Indiana for medically compromised and severely handicapped patients. He has been working with hospitalized patients in multiple facilities throughout Northwest Indiana since the mid-1980s.
Appointed as an adjunct instructor at IUSD in 2009, Lipton has teamed up with a group of his northern Indiana colleagues to offer fourth-year dental students a multidisciplinary treatment planning workshop through the extramural program.