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Nominate a Dentist for the American Dental Association New Dentist Awards by Dec. 1

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CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2009—If you would like to nominate a new dentist for one of the annual American Dental Association (ADA) Committee on the New Dentist Awards, please submit your nominations to your state or local dental society by Dec. 1. The dental society will then submit the nominees to the ADA Committee on the New Dentist (CND) for the following categories:

  • Golden Apple New Dentist Leadership Award: Recognizes an ADA member dentist who graduated on or after Jan. 1, 2000, and who has demonstrated outstanding leadership initiative in organized dentistry.
  • Golden Apple New Dentist Legislative Leadership Award: Recognizes an ADA member dentist who graduated on or after Jan. 1, 2000, and who has demonstrated outstanding political/legislative leadership initiative.

The CND is also accepting nominations for the Golden Apple Outstanding Leadership in Mentoring Award, which recognizes an ADA member dentist who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in mentoring. The nominee for this award does not need to be a new dentist.

In addition, the CND is accepting nominations for the New Dentist Committee Outstanding Program Award of Excellence, which recognizes a constituent or component new dentist committee for a single program or service that meets the needs of dental students, recent graduates, new dentists, or that facilitates the involvement of dental students or new dentists in organized dentistry.

The winners will be announced during the ADA 24th New Dentist Conference, which is scheduled to take place June 24-26, 2010, in San Diego.

About the American Dental Association

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 157,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit www.ada.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website www.MouthHealthy.org.