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Golden Apple Awards

2015 Golden Apple Award Program Information

Now in its 27th year The American Dental Association’s (ADA) Golden Apple Awards Program has 14 entry categories including two NEW categories: Excellence in Interprofessional Education and Excellence in Interprofessional Relations for state and local dental societies to gain recognition for their leaders, members and staff to showcase programs and activities produced between June 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015.

Category V has been renamed as the, ‘Dr. David H. McCarley Golden Apple Award for Excellence in the Promotion of Dental Ethics’.  Dr. David H. McCarley served on the ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs from 2008-2012 and was a member of the Texas Dental Association’s Council on Constitution and Bylaws from 2006-2014.  Dr. McCarley was the president of the Texas Dental Association at the time of his passing on January 4, 2015.  A devoted husband and father, Dr. McCarley was a dentist of unparalleled ethics, making this award in his honor a fitting tribute.

There are several categories with connections to membership related initiatives and, there’s the “Open Category” where dental societies can enter innovative and successful programs that do not fit any other categories.

Entries will be accepted beginning May 1, 2015 through June 1, 2015 on ADA Connect.  Award recipients receive a prominent trophy to be proudly displayed at your dental association.

Entry Deadline:  June 1, 2015

Find program materials and entry forms in the document section below.

For more information, contact Connie Paslaski, Program Coordinator, 800.621.8099 x3541 or paslaskic@ada.org

2015 Golden Apple Awards for New Dentists and New Dentist Committee Awards

The American Dental Association’s Golden Apple Awards for New Dentists and New Dentist Committee Awards are unique opportunities for state and local dental societies to gain valuable recognition for their new dentist members. The programs offers five different categories for new dentists, mentors and new dentist committees. 

Deadline entry has now passed. Please check back October 2015.

For more details, contact the New Dentist Committee, 800.621.8099 x2779 or newdentist@ada.org.

2015 Golden Apple Award for Inspiring Careers in Dental Education

The Council on Dental Education and Licensure's (CDEL) Golden Apple Award for Inspiring Careers in Dental Education recognizes members and/or faculty members who are outstanding mentors willing to share their knowledge to enhance the scholarly, professional, and personal development of aspiring and emerging dental faculty.

This category is open to nominations from not only constituent and component dental societies, but also other dental organizations, ADA members and students. The application deadline is March 15, 2015. For more information, please download the document below:

Golden Apple Award - Dental Education Category

The Council on Dental Education and Licensure (CDEL), Golden Apple Award for Inspiring Careers in Dental Education recognizes members and/or faculty members who are outstanding mentors willing to share their knowledge to enhance the scholarly, professional, and personal development of aspiring and emerging dental faculty. This category is open to nominations from not only constituent and component dental societies, but also other dental organizations, ADA members and students.

Deadline entry has now passed.  Please check back in early 2015.

For more information, contact Esperanza Gonzalez, Lead Project Assistant, CDEL, 800.621.8099 x2698 or gonzaleze@ada.org