2024 Faculty Advisor of the Year Award Winner

Sophia Khan, DDS, MS

Dr. Sophia Khan

“Dr. Khan’s mentoring goes beyond the classroom when she resurrected the student chapter at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. It’s been 2.5 years, and she has garnered support and enthusiasm not only for the area of general dentistry but also for the value of belonging to a national organization. With her full-time commitment to the dental school as an associate professor and the director of student affairs, a single mother of two children, president of the Colorado AGD and student chapter faculty advisor, she makes it a point to stay engaged with her students. She keeps us on task and gives us autonomy to make the club our own. Her energy is infectious and pushes us to do more and be more.” – Elle Bertuccelli and Devan Cruz




The Faculty Advisor of the Year Award honors one AGD Student Chapter faculty advisor who provides their AGD Student Chapter with the best overall support and guidance.


All AGD Student Chapter faculty advisors are eligible for this award. The advisor’s chapter must be in good standing by having submitted a current Student Chapter Registration/Renewal form by December 31, 2023. 


Constituent leaders and/or student leaders may apply for this award on behalf of their student chapter. 


The New Dentist, Resident and Student Committee/Membership Council will judge the entries.


Winners will receive:

  • Symbol of recognition
  • Recognition on the AGD webpage and at AGD2024
  • Up to $500 to be used on one of the following:
    • Registration and/or travel to the AGD2024
    • National portion of their membership dues
    • Membership programming for their AGD Student Chapter
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the membership team at 888.243.7392 or students@agd.org.