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Evidence-Based Dentistry Faculty Award Announced

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Telephone: 312-440-2806
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CHICAGO, Feb. 13, 2014 — The American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) have established the Evidence-Based Dentistry Faculty Award to acknowledge a dental school faculty member who has made significant contributions to implement and advance evidence-based dentistry (EBD).

Applicants must be an ADA or AADR member, a full or part- time faculty member at a U.S. dental school and have completed an EBD-related project within the last two years. One application per dental school will be accepted. The recipient will receive a $1,000 award at the AADR’s Fall Focus Symposium Oct. 7-8, which will be held in conjunction with the ADA Annual Meeting in San Antonio.

"Implementation of EBD into practice is essential to the translation of scientific findings to our patients.  There are talented individuals who are paving the way on how to accomplish this and the award is a great way to drive greater awareness of their successes", said J. Leslie Winston, DDS, PhD, Director, Global Oral Care Professional & Scientific Relations at Procter & Gamble.

EBD focuses on providing personalized dental care based on the most current scientific knowledge. EBD integrates scientific evidence, the patient's oral and medical condition, medical history and treatment preferences, and the dentist's clinical judgment. The Evidence-Based Dentistry Faculty Award is supported by an educational grant from Procter & Gamble Professional Oral Health.

Award applications will be accepted until June 30. For additional eligibility requirements and application information, please contact Malavika Tampi at tampim@ada.org or 312-440-2511.

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