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ADA Golden Apple Awards to Recognize Success of Dental Societies

ADA accepting entries May through June 3

March 12, 2013

Contact Information:
Telephone: 312.440.2806
Email: (Journalists) or Contact ADA (All Others)

CHICAGO, March 12, 2013 – The American Dental Association (ADA) Golden Apple Awards recognize dental society leaders, members and staff who have contributed to the success of their oral health-related programs and activities. Now in its 25th year, the program offers opportunities for dental societies to showcase programs and activities produced between June 1, 2012, and May 31, 2013. Entries can be submitted electronically between May 1 and June 3.

State and local dental societies can submit entries in any (or all) of these categories:

  • Legislative Achievement
  • Excellence in Membership Recruitment and Retention Activity
  • Excellence in Dental Health Promotion to the Public
  • Excellence in Member-Related Services/Benefits
  • Outstanding Achievement in the Promotion of Dental Ethics
  • Achievement in Dental School/Student Involvement in Organized Dentistry
  • Excellence in Science Fair Program Support and Promotion
  • Excellence in Dentist Well-Being Activities
  • Open Category - Innovative and successful programs that do not fit into any other existing Golden Apple Awards Program categories
  • Excellence in Access to Dental Care Programs
  • The Green Apple—Excellence in Environmentally Sustainable Programs and Education
  • Outstanding Achievement in the Promotion of Diversity and Inclusion

Winners will be notified by Sept. 9. Application forms are available at ADA Golden Apple. For assistance, contact Dental Society Services at 1-312-440-2600 or e-mail

Editor’s Note: Reporters are invited to follow the ADA on Twitter @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