Jared I. Fine was the 2013 recipient of the John W. Knutson Distinguished Service Award in Dental Public Health presented by the American Public Association Oral Health Section at the 141st APHA Annual Meeting in Boston Massachusetts. The Knutson Award is presented to honor an individual who has demonstrated sustained and exemplary accomplishments and made an outstanding contribution to improve oral health in the United States. He has served as dental health administrator for Alameda County’s Public Health Department since 1975. He has also served as board member and chair of the California based Dental Health Foundation, president and board member of the Alameda County Dental Society, and chair of the Oral Health Section of APHA. He completed his MPH studies and residency training at the University of California, Berkeley where he also served as president of the Public Health Alumni Association.