NC Dental Society recognizes Dr. Ryan Le for leadership

Dr. Ryan Le has received the Student Leader in Organized Dentistry Award from the North Carolina Dental Society. The Society recognized Le during its 163rd Annual Session in Myrtle Beach held May 16-18, 2019.

Dr. Ryan Le

Dr. Ryan Le

The award is given annually to deserving fourth year dental student who are in good academic standing and have shown exceptional leadership and interest in organized dentistry. The students may have been involved with the NC Dental Society or other professional dental organizations while in dental school and display outstanding potential for future leadership in organized dentistry.

Dr. Le was awarded a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the ECU School of Dental Medicine on May 3, 2019. He graduated from Queens University with a bachelor’s degree in biology, and then worked in the private sector while earning a master of business administration (MBA) in biosciences management and a masters in microbial biotechnology from North Carolina State University. Dr. Le will begin an Advanced Education in General Residency at ECU’s Community Service Learning Center-Davidson County in June.

While in dental school, Dr. Le served as the Second Delegate and then First Delegate of ECU’s American Student Dental Association (ASDA) chapter, leading the re-branding of the chapter to more effectively engage members in organized dentistry, network with colleagues and collaborate with other organizations. Under Dr. Le’s leadership, the organization’s annual Burnisher’s Ball doubled its contributions to the school’s Patient Care Fund. The school’s dean, Dr. Greg Chadwick, appointed Dr. Le to the Professional Conduct Committee in 2015, a position Le held until his graduation, serving as a student co-chair.

Dr. Le served as a student trustee on the NC Dental Society Board of Trustees. In addition to his membership with the American Dental Association and NC Dental Society, Dr. Le is active in many professional organizations and uses his talents as a photographer to beautifully document many dental school events.