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ADA announces 2013 Golden Apple Awards

State dental societies, components from across country honored

In recognition of excellence in leadership and dental society activities, the ADA announced the recipients of the Golden Apple Awards for 2013. 

The Washington State Dental Association received the Golden Apple for Legislative Achievement for a constituent society with total membership of more than 1,000 dentists for its WSDA Advocates for Stronger Dental Safety Net program. For a constituent society with total membership of fewer than 1,000 dentists, the Golden Apple went to the Mississippi Dental Association for its Mississippi Rural Dentist Scholarship Program.

In addition, WSDA received the Golden Apple award for Excellence in Member-Related Services/Benefits for its program The Source. Along with Kitsap County Dental Society, WSDA also received the award for Excellence in Science Fair Program Support and Promotion for its Washington State Science and Engineering Fair.

The Golden Apple for Excellence in Membership Recruitment and Retention Activity, in the recruitment category, went to the North Carolina Dental Society for its NCDS Ambassador Program.

The retention category award went to the Illinois State Dental Society for its Finance and Fashion program.

In the category of Excellence in Dental Health Promotion to the Public, the award went to the Oregon Dental Association for its program ODA Presents "Teach Me How to Brushy."

The Indiana Dental Association received two Golden Apple Awards. The first was for Outstanding Achievement in the Promotion of Dental Ethics for its program Ethics Roadshow—Indiana Ethics Jurisprudence. The second award was for Outstanding Achievement in the Promotion of Diversity and Inclusion, in the constituent category, for its Indiana AIR (Acceptance, Inclusion, Respect) Leadership Program.

In the component category of the Outstanding Achievement in Promotion of Diversity and Inclusion, the award went to the San Gabriel Valley Dental Society, which also received the Golden Apple for Excellence in Access to Dental Care Programs for its Excellence in Access to Dental Care Program.

In Achievement in Dental School/Student Involvement in Organized Dentistry, the Golden Apple went to the Louisiana Dental Association for its LDA Outreach of LSU School of Dentistry program.

In Excellence in Dentist Well-Being Activities, the award went to the California Dental Association CDA Well-Being Program.

Nominations were received for the Open Category in this year's Golden Apple Awards. The California Dental Association received the constituent award for its program Component Services Self-Assessment Workbook. The Chicago Dental Society received the component award for the program CDS Supports Members' Development of a Free Community Dental Clinic.

The Green Apple for Excellence in Environmentally Sustainable Programs and Education in the constituent category went to the North Carolina Dental Society for its NCDS Communicating in a High Tech World; the component category went to the Dallas County Dental Society for its DCDS Shred-a-thon.

For individual winners, Dr. William F. Vann Jr. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received the Golden Apple for Inspiring Careers in Dental Education.

The New Dentist Leadership Award went to Dr. David White of the Nevada Dental Association; and Outstanding Leadership in Mentoring Award went to Dr. Daniel Edwards of the Michigan Dental Association.