Kari Cunningham receives NDA 40 Under 40

Kari Cunningham, Vincent Otieno

Immediate past president of the School of Dental Medicine Alumni Association Board of Directors Kari A. Cunningham, DMD (DEN '10, '12) was recognized with the National Dental Association’s 40 Under 40 Award at the 2023 convention on July 22 in New Orleans. Spotlighting the nation’s top dentists under the age of 40 who demonstrate extra-meritorious achievements, this award denotes a high standard of excellence in the profession as well as innovation, vision, leadership, and an exemplary level of community involvement. 

“It is an honor to be among the recipients of the 2023 National Dental Association 40 Under 40 Award,” said Cunningham. “From being a faculty member, mentoring a host of students and colleagues, owning a private practice, to serving a president of our local dental society and alumni association—and representing organized dentistry at the state and national levels—it is a beautiful thing for these efforts that impact our profession and the communities we serve to be recognized on this national platform.”

[pictured: Kari A. Cunningham, DMD, right, husband Vincent Otieno, LMT, left]