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ADA News Wins Association Media and Publishing’s Awards

Excel Awards Considered Most Competitive in Industry

June 06, 2013

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CHICAGO, June 6, 2013 — The Association Media and Publishing recently honored the American Dental Association’s (ADA) member newspaper, the ADA News, with two Gold awards and one Silver award for outstanding newswriting. The ADA News won top honors in a pool of 900 entries from association publications across the United States.

The Association Media and Publishing’s Excel Awards are considered among the most competitive in the association industry and recognize superior quality and innovation in association publishing. The ADA News won a Gold award for newswriting, a Gold award for the feature, "Emory Apologizes for History of Anti-Semitism at Dental School," and a Silver award for the feature, "Sandy Aftermath Recounted." All awards were for articles that appeared in the Nov. 19, 2012, print issue.

"The ADA can take great pride in producing a highly respected – and award-winning – newspaper, and in the outstanding work of the ADA News team," said Michael Springer, publisher. "I also believe that the outstanding working relationship ADA News enjoys with our leadership, with other ADA staff and with our members is a strong contributing factor to the quality of the news produced."

The ADA News staff is James Berry, associate publisher; Judy Jakush, editor; Craig Palmer, Washington editor; Stacie Crozier, associate editor; and senior editors Karen Fox, Kelly Soderlund and Jean Williams. The ADA News began in 1970 and publishes 22 issues a year. The stories cover socioeconomic and political developments affecting dentistry and health care in general while highlighting ADA services to its members.

Editor’s Note: Reporters are invited to follow the ADA News on Twitter @ADANews and the ADA @AmerDentalAssn

About the ADA

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 163,000 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 For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website