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Applications accepted for ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership

Deadline to apply April 30

Contact Information:

Telephone: 312-440-2806
E-mail: mediarelations@ada.org (Journalists) or Contact ADA (All Others)

CHICAGO, April 5, 2013 — The American Dental Association (ADA) Institute for Diversity in Leadership is accepting applications for its 2013 – 2014 class.  The institute is designed to provide education and leadership skills to dentists who are members of racial, ethnic and/or gender groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in leadership roles within the profession and their communities.

Twelve applicants will be selected to attend three leadership training sessions conducted by faculty from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management at ADA Headquarters in Chicago on Sept. 23-24, Dec. 16-17, and Sept. 4-5, 2014. As part of their coursework, participants will be assigned to design and lead a project to serve a community. The goal of the institute is to build a lifetime network of supportive relationships among alumni as they move on to leadership roles.

In addition, students will be given the opportunity to network with ADA leaders, as well as leaders from the program's corporate sponsors and non-profit organizations, faculty from the Kellogg School of Management, program alumni and ADA staff.

Eligibility and application information is available at http://www.ada.org/5402.aspx. Applications are being accepted until April 30 and applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by July 15. For additional information contact Stephanie Starsiak at 800.621.8099, ext. 4699.

The ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership was made possible by contributions from Procter & Gamble and Henry Schein Dental. The ADA, Procter & Gamble and Henry Schein Dental fund all student expenses. The institute was established in 2003 and counts 117 dentists among its graduates.

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About the American Dental Association

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 157,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit www.ada.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website www.MouthHealthy.org.