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Dental societies, leaders honored with 2011 Golden Apple Awards

Dental societies, leaders honored with 2011 Golden Apple Awards

The ADA is recognizing dental society activities and excellence in leadership through presentation of the 23rd annual Golden Apple Awards.

In the category of Legislative Achievement for a constituent society with a total membership of fewer than 1,000 dentists, the Vermont State Dental Society won the Golden Apple Award for its program, Successful Opposition to a Governor. For a constituent society with a total membership of more than 1,000 dentists, the Arizona Dental Association won for Focus on Member Needs.

In the recruitment category for the Excellence in Membership Recruitment and Retention Activity award, the Michigan Dental Association won top prize for its Noncovered Services Recruitment Campaign. For retention, the Nassau County and Suffolk County Dental Societies (New York) won for Scrubs and Stilettos.

For a constituent society in the Excellence in Dental Health Promotion to the Public category, the Indiana Dental Association won the Golden Apple for Drinks Destroy Teeth. For a component society, the Sacramento District Dental Society won for 1st Tooth or 1st Birthday.

In Excellence in Member-Related Services/Benefits for a dental society with a total membership of more than 1,000 dentists, the Michigan Dental Association received top honors for the Launching MDA COVER Program.

The Georgia Dental Association won the Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Promotion of Dental Ethics for its LEAP Program.
For Achievement in Dental School/Student Involvement in Organized Dentistry, the Michigan Dental Association won for Comprehensive Connections to Dental Students.

The Louisiana Dental Association received this year’s Golden Apple for Excellence in Dentist Well-Being Activities for its Dentist Well-Being Activities.

In this year’s Open Category for a constituent society, the Wisconsin Dental Association won for its program, Promoting Early Childhood Dental Health.
For Excellence in Access to Dental Care Programs for a constituent society, the Michigan Dental Association won for A United Voice. For a component society, the Fort Worth District Dental Society (Texas) won for Save a Smile.

The Golden Apple for Inspiring Careers in Dental Education at the Predoctoral Level was awarded to Dr. William G. Forbes of the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Dentistry, and the following recipients received their awards during the ADA 25th New Dentist Conference in Chicago in June: Dr. Paul Kennedy III of the Texas Dental Association received the New Dentist Leadership Award; Dr. Risé Martin of the San Antonio District Dental Society (Texas) received the Outstanding Leadership in Mentoring Award; and Dr. David White of the Nevada Dental Association received the New Dentist Legislative Leadership Award.