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Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research

The American Dental Association, with generous support from Johnson and Johnson Consumer Inc. is pleased to announce Professor Jocelyne Feine as the 2016 Norton M. Ross Award recipient.

2017 Norton M. Ross Award (1991-2017)

Download the Call for Nominations Brochure (PDF)


The Norton M. Ross Award, established in 1991, is presented annually in memory of Dr. Norton M. Ross, a dentist and pharmacologist who spent most of his career in academic and research positions. Dr. Ross elevated clinical research to a higher level of scientific standards, and his contributions to the fields of oral medicine and dental clinical research have had a positive and lasting influence on the public's oral health.

The Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions in clinical investigations that have advanced the diagnosis, treatment, and/or prevention of craniofacial-oral-dental diseases, as well as outstanding research endeavors in other areas. Selection is based upon the scope of the nominee's research, with special emphasis on its impact on clinical dentistry, and on publications in refereed journals. Award recipients typically demonstrate a high level of creativity and innovation.

Award and Recognition

The recipient receives a $5,000 honorarium and a plaque.


The American Dental Association sponsors the Norton M. Ross Award with the generous support of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

Nomination Procedure

Submit a concise letter of nomination describing the nominee's accomplishments in the context of the award's objectives, along with the nominee's curriculum vitae and a list of publications. The letter should be explicit in describing the impact of the nominee's research on clinical dentistry.


The nominations deadline for the 2017 Norton M. Ross Award is June 30, 2017.

Please address nominations to:

Kelly Mangold
The Norton M. Ross Award
American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611