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New ADA Foundation award helps promising oral health researchers

April 19, 2017 The ADA Foundation and Procter & Gamble have launched a new award to promote and recognize excellence in oral health research that advances preventive dentistry.

The ADA Foundation Crest and Oral-B Promising Researcher Award will provide $5,000 for the winner to attend a scientific conference to further his or her knowledge and/or to present findings. With approval from the selection committee the awardee could also use the award to fund research-related expenses.

"This new award will help further research on the prevention of oral disease and will encourage early career scientists to expand their horizons," said Dr. William R. Calnon, ADA Foundation president.


Eligible applicants include degree candidates who conduct oral health research in preventive dentistry while enrolled in one of the following degree programs at an eligible institution: D.D.S., D.M.D., Ph.D., master of science degree or master's degree in public health. The application deadline is June 30.

"Crest and Oral-B are committed to supporting the next generation of researchers who have passion for prevention and the important role it plays in achieving optimal oral health," said Dr. J. Leslie Winston, Ph.D., director of global oral care professional & scientific relations and clinical operations at Procter & Gamble.

To read the full eligibility criteria and to apply, visit ADAFoundation.org.