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Awards and Recognition

Humanitarian Award

The American Dental Association annually recognizes a dentist who has distinguished him/herself by outstanding, unselfish leadership and at least a 10-year commitment to their fellow human beings in the field of dentistry, through the dedication of extraordinary time and professional skills to improve the oral health of under-served populations in the United States and abroad. Award nominations are due by September 15 of each year for the following calendar year. Learn more about the Humanitarian award and download the nomination packet, as well as read stories and view videos about the most recent award recipients.

Certificate for International Volunteer Service

The Certificate for International Volunteer Service recognizes ADA members who have volunteered in developing countries to improve the oral health and overall health of individuals. Applications are due by July 1 each year for the Certificate for International Volunteer Service. Learn more about the award criteria, complete the online application and view the list of last year's recipients.