WVU dental school oral medicine provider and professor receives WVU Chancellor's Award

Dr. Juan Bugueno recognized for service

A West Virginia University School of Dentistry faculty member and WVU Dental* provider is among the individuals and teams recognized at the September Health Sciences Chancellor’s Awards ceremony.

Dr. Juan Bugueno, associate professor and oral medicine specialist in the diagnostic sciences department, received the Outstanding Achievement in Local or Regional Service award which recognizes faculty for advancing the service mission of WVU Health Sciences.

The Chancellor’s Awards honor faculty and staff who are recognized by their peers for their outstanding accomplishments at WVU Health Sciences.

Bugueno, nominated by colleague Dr. Jerry Bouquot, received a certificate signed by the Chancellor and an engraved WVU memento.

Glass, dark blue decorative glass with Dr. Juan Bugueno's name included as a Chancellor's Award recipient.

Dr. Bouquot’s comments included:

Since specializing in OM, he has worked hard and constantly in the academic world to improve the convergence of biomedical and clinical sciences, especially as a focused lecturer for disciplines such as microbiology, pharmacology, and biochemistry. He has mentored numerous dental students, eventuating in Clinical Case Reports often being submitted to national OM and Oral Pathology meetings; many were selected for either poster or oral presentations, with one chosen among the five best case presentations at the meeting.

Left to Right, Dr. Jerry Bouquot, Theresa Ripko, Dr. Juan Bugueno, Dr. Elizabeth Kao, Dr. Bryan Whitaker

In 2019 he moved to the WVU School of Dentistry, continuing his geriatric care activities, with a strong emphasis on H&N oncology. There he developed a strong relationship with Otolaryngologists and Radiologists at the WVU Cancer Center, initiating and strengthening coordination of oral care services for cancer patients…a long-neglected aspect of WVU cancer care. His patients in this arena also were (often) from underserved, low-income regions of the state.

Dean Stephen Pachuta, Dr. Juan Bugueno, Mercedes Cerda

*WVU Dental is the clinical component of West Virginia University's dental school. It is where faculty, students and residents treat patients. Call WVU Dental at 304-293-6208 for questions and appointments.