- School of Dentistry Honorary Member Award (2015)
Dr. Stephen Towns, a graduate of the University of Illinois School of Dentistry, is also holds a certificate in Periodontics. He served as an assistant clinical professor of periodontics at both the University of Illinois and Meharry Medical College. Dr. Towns is past president of the National Dental Association and is a former member of the Illinois State Board of Dentistry, Central Regional Dental Testing Service and Northeast Regional Board. Towns currently serves on the global diversity committee of the American Academy of Periodontics. He serves on the board of the Indianapolis Zoo and the Indianapolis District Dental Society and is a past president of the Historic Meridian Park Neighborhood Association. He is also an assistant clinical professor at Indiana University School of Dentistry. In 2010, he received the Outstanding Teaching & Mentoring in Periodontics Award from the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Towns has a unique distinction of having been selected, for several years running, as one of Indianapolis Magazine's Top Dentists in the area.