Carl-Gugino-Dawson-Lifetime-Achievement-Award-GLDTGreat Lakes Dental Technologies (formerly Great Lakes Orthodontics), Tonawanda, NY, announced that its co-founder Dr Carl Gugino (pictured center) has received the Dawson Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the dental profession.

The award was presented at the January 2019 Dawson Airway Symposium in St Petersburg, Fla.

The Dawson Academy is a postgraduate educational and clinical research facility focused on the advancement of dentistry.

Gugino graduated in 1953 from the University of Buffalo School of Dentistry. He established a local practice and eventually specialized in orthodontics in 1961. Gugino co-founded Great Lakes Orthodontics with Peter R. Breads in 1967. After years of expansion, the team eventually sold the company to its employees. Gugino currently serves as a member of the Great Lakes Dental Technologies Board of Directors.

Gugino, who belongs to numerous American and European societies of orthodontists, has practiced orthodontics exclusively and held lectures on this subject throughout the world. He is the author of the next generation Bioprogressive Philosophy, ZeroBase Orthodontics which combines treatment planning and diagnosis into time efficient treatments. Gugino also developed the first computerized cephalometric and visual treatment objective program available in orthodontics, and his patient management and teaching philosophies are used by practicing orthodontists around the globe.