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.
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
After reviewing more than 165 submissions, these are the all-stars who rose to the top:
Dr. Alexandra J. Fitzgerald, MD
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