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Awards and Recognition

Humanitarian Award

The American Dental Association annually recognizes a dentist who has distinguished him/herself by outstanding, unselfish leadership and at least a 10-year commitment to their fellow human beings in the field of dentistry, through the dedication of extraordinary time and professional skills to improve the oral health of under-served populations in the United States and abroad. Award nominations are due by September 15 of each year for the following calendar year. Learn more about the Humanitarian award and download the nomination packet, as well as read stories and view videos about the most recent award recipients.

Certificate for International Volunteer Service

The Board of Trustees believes that the personal effort and dedication of ADA members who serve as volunteers in developing countries in order to improve the health of the people merits professional and public appreciation and recognition. Applications are due by April 1 each year for the Certificate for International Volunteer Service. Learn more about the award criteria, complete the online application and view the list of last year's recipients.