Smile Tank 2022

Innovators – get ready! Do you have an innovative idea that would grow and enhance member value? Have you often thought of ways that the ADA could make your life as a dentist easier or more professionally fulfilling?

Now’s your chance!

Announcing the second annual Smile Tank session at SmileCon: Smile Tank 2022 – Member Value Innovation. Submit your entry now..

From all eligible entries, the Council on Membership will select 5 individuals to present their ideas as submitted during SmileCon. The contest will take place in the Member Center on Friday, October 14 from Noon-1:30 p.m. The winning entry will be considered for implementation by the Council at a future time.

Participant Eligibility:

  • ADA member in good standing
  • Registered for SmileCon at time of submission and be available to present your idea on Friday Oct 14 from Noon – 1:30.
  • Current members of the ADA Board of Trustees, Council on Membership, New Dentist Committee, and Diversity and Inclusion Committee are not eligible

Award Timeline and Selection Process: The nomination period is open August 1 - September 1. The recipients are selected by the Council on Membership leadership. Entries must be submitted by September 1 at midnight to qualify. Late entries are not accepted. Questionnaires must be completed in its entirety.

Award Recognition: The first place winner will receive $2,500.00. The second place winner will receive $1,000.00. The third, fourth and fifth place winners will each receive $500 each. Winners will be acknowledged in ADA News.

Questions: Please contact the ADA by email newdentist@ada.org.