10 Under 10 Award Nominations Now Closed

10UNDER10 Award

10 Under 10 Award

Developed by the ADA New Dentist Committee in 2017, this award recognizes 10 amazing dentists who graduated from a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation less than 10 years ago. We're celebrating dentists who demonstrate excellence and inspire other in science, research & education, practice excellence, philanthropy, leadership and advocacy. Nominations were open from October 1 - December 31, 2022. 2023 10 Under 10 Award winners will be announced in spring 2023. 

Additional Information

Eligibility: Nominees who meet the following criteria were considered:

  • Active member of the American Dental Association
  • Graduated from a U.S. accredited dental school between the years of 2013 and 2022 or be an international member of the American Dental Association graduating dental school between the years of 2013 and 2022.
  • Exhibited excellence in areas such as Science, Research & Education, Practice Excellence, Philanthropy, Leadership and Advocacy

Award Timeline and Selection Process: The nomination period is open October 1 – December 31 each year. The recipients are selected by the ADA New Dentist Committee and announced in spring of the following year. The New Dentist Committee considers all eligible nominees. Committee discussions are confidential.

Award Recognition: 10 Under 10 Award recipients will be recognized on ADA.org, ADA News, the New Dentist Now blog, at ADA Annual Meeting and through other ADA channels, and will receive a $1,000 cash award and a plaque. All nominees are listed on ADA.org and in other places.

Help Promote: If a dentist or a state or local dental society would like to help promote the award or one of the winners, please contact the New Dentist Committee office.

Questions: Please contact the ADA Member Service Center at 312.440.2500 and request to speak with the New Dentist Committee office or email newdentist@ada.org.