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2014 ADA New Dentist Committee awards

September 01, 2014 Kansas City, Missouri — Dentists and new dentist committees were honored July 19 at the 12th Annual New Dentist Committee Awards Luncheon.

Recipients were chosen based on a demonstrated commitment to new dentists and dental students through their enthusiasm, volunteerism and dedication to the future of the profession. The 2014 awards and recipients were:

  • Golden Apple Award for New Dentist Leadership: Dr. Dustin Burleson.
  • Golden Apple Award for Legislative Leadership: Dr. Christopher Herzog.
  • New Dentist Committee Outstanding Program Award of Exellence: San Antonio District Society Committee on the New Dentist.
  • Outstanding New Dentist Committee: Illinois State Dental Society New Dentist Committee.
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Outstanding committee: (Above, from left) Kathy Ridley, Bryce Larson, Dr. Brenden Moon, Dr. Andy Wiers, Dr. Jill McMahon and Dr. Samantha Arnold, staff and members of the Illinois State Dental Society New Dentist Committee, hold up their plaque for the Outstanding New Dentist Committee.
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Outstanding program: Dr. Larry Dougherty, chair of the San Antonio District Dental Society Committee on the New Dentist, accepts the New Dentist Committee Outstanding Program Award of Excellence. The committee formed a fantasy football league that provided a unique networking opportunity for practicing dentists, residents and corporate sponsor representatives.
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New dentist leader: Dr. Dustin Burleson, the 2014-15 president of the Greater Kansas City Dental Society, accepts the Golden Apple Award for New Dentist Leadership.
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Legislative leader: Dr. Dan Bruce, ADA New Dentist Committee 11th District representative, accepts the Golden Apple Award for Legislative Leadership on behalf of Dr. Christopher Herzog, who couldn't attend the awards ceremony.