Designer braces company WildSmiles Braces will present Dr. Erika Babikow with a $1,000 outstanding essay award during the American Association of Orthodontists conference, which is being held May 21-24 in Miami.
Babikow is currently a second-year resident at the University of North Carolina. She received her dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Her essay discussed her personal approach to orthodontic care and her "willingness to go the extra mile for her patients," noted a panel of independent judges.
The $1,000 award is intended to help residents with tuition and book fees as they work to complete their orthodontic residency program.