Honoree

Suzanne Germain

AWARDS

School of Dentistry Distinguished Alumni Award (2016)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
School of Dentistry
D.D.S., 1996

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Germain applies her dedication to dentistry into forming organizations and projects that fulfill the needs of a changing profession. She was instrumental in fostering Indiana's Mission of Mercy (MOM) project, which has provided free dental services for the underserved since 2000. Dr. Germain graduated from IUSD's Dental Hygiene program in 1981. After working as a hygienist in hospital dentistry, pediatric private practice, and public health dentistry, she returned to IUSD to earn her DDS, graduating in 1996. In 2013, Dr. Germain received the ADA Golden Apple Award for developing the Indiana Acceptance, Inclusion, and Respect (AIR) Leadership Program, which cultivates leaders who strive to create a receptive and inclusive dental profession. In 2015, the IDA also recognized her with its Leadership Award. Dr. Germain is active in many dental organizations, including the ADA, IDA, and the Indianapolis Dental District Society, serving as president in 2009. She is also a member of distinction of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the International College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the American College of Dentists.