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Nominations for ADA new dentist awards due Dec. 1

The ADA Committee on the New Dentist bestows four prestigious awards every year to recognize members and committees for excellence.

“Nominating an individual or a committee for an award is a great way to show them how much you appreciate their time and effort,” said Dr. Robert Leland, chair of the Committee on the New Dentist.

The nomination deadline for the following awards is Dec. 1:

  • Golden Apple New Dentist Leadership Award: Recognizes an ADA member dentist who graduated on or after Jan. 1, 2001 who has demonstrated outstanding leadership initiative in organized dentistry.
  • Golden Apple Outstanding Leadership in Mentoring Award: Recognizes an ADA member dentist who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in mentoring.
  • Golden Apple New Dentist Legislative Leadership Award: Recognizes an ADA member dentist who graduated on or after Jan. 1, 2001 who has demonstrated outstanding political/legislative leadership initiative. The ADA Committee on the New Dentist and American Dental Political Action Committee select the recipient of this award.
  • New Dentist Committee Outstanding Program Award of Excellence: Recognizes a constituent or component new dentist committee for a single program or service that meets the needs of dental students, recent graduates and/or new dentists, or that facilitates their involvement in organized dentistry.

Award recipients will be recognized at the ADA 25th New Dentist Conference, June 16-18, 2011 in Chicago.

For more information or to download Golden Apple Award nomination forms, visit the New Dentist Committee’s section of the Dental Society Resources website (www.adadentalsociety.org) or contact the ADA Committee on the New Dentist office at newdentist@ada.org or Ext. 2779.