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Dr. Katie Sowa Stuchlik named 2020 Texas New Dentist of the Year

October 14, 2020
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Dr. Stuchlik
The Texas Academy of General Dentistry named Dr. Katie Sowa Stuchlik as the 2020 Texas New Dentist of the Year, according to the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
   
A 2015 alumna of the UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston, Dr. Stuchlick won the award on Sept. 17 during the Texas Academy Awards at the annual Lone Star Dental Conference, an event held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She was one of 12 nominees.
   
Dr. Stuchlik practices at Dentistry of the Oaks in northwest Houston with fellow UTSD alumna Dr. Lindsey L. Wendt.
   
While in dental school, Dr. Stuchlik served in several leadership positions within the American Student Dental Association and was honored with the International College of Dentists’ Student Leadership Award upon graduating.
   
She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and Greater Houston Dental Society. Dr. Stuchlik is also a contributor to the ADA New Dentist Now blog.
   
The Texas New Dentist of the Year Award started in 2009 to recognize emerging leaders in the field of dentistry. Nominees must be general dentists who graduated from dental school within the last seven years, and who have been members of the academy for at least two years.