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2021 Archive
  • Dr. Cesar Sabates Installed as ADA President

    October 16, 2021

    Dr. Cesar Sabates of Coral Gables, Fla., is the newly installed 158th American Dental Association (ADA) president. He is the first Cuban-American dentist to hold the position.


     

     

  • Baltimore-area Dentist Selected as President-Elect of the American Dental Association

    October 16, 2021

    Dr. George R. Shepley, a general dentist in Baltimore, Md., is the president-elect of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Shepley was recently elected at the ADA House of Delegates Meeting during SmileCon™ in Las Vegas on October 16.  Dr. Shepley served as Fourth District Trustee of the American Dental Association prior to being elected as president-elect. 


     

     

     

  • Dr. Theresa Cheng Receives 2021 American Dental Association Humanitarian Award

    October 13, 2021

    Theresa Cheng, D.D.S., of Issaquah, Wash., is the recipient of the 2021 American Dental Association (ADA) Humanitarian Award. Each year, the Humanitarian Award honors an ADA member for improving the quality of life and oral health of individuals in the U.S. and internationally over a period of 10 years or more. Dr. Cheng will be honored at ADA SmileCon in Las Vegas on October 13.


     

     

  • National Dental Meeting Hosts Events to Support Local and National Non Profits

    October 12, 2021

    The American Dental Association (ADA) will host two philanthropic events under the umbrella of its Give Kids a Smile® program during its Oct. 11-13 national meeting to help underserved children at both a local and national level.


     

     

  • Leaders in Evidence-Based Dentistry Honored

    October 12, 2021

    The American Dental Association Science and Research Institute (ADASRI) and the American Association for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) today announced the winners of the annual Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) Faculty and Practice Awards. The awards are supported thanks to an unrestricted educational grant from Colgate and are presented to educators and clinicians who have made significant contributions to implement and advance EBD. The winners received their awards at SmileCon™ in Las Vegas.


     

  • Rear Admiral Timothy L. Ricks Receives 2021 American Dental Association Distinguished Service Award

    October 11, 2021

    The American Dental Association (ADA) will award Rear Admiral Timothy L. Ricks, D.M.D., with the ADA Distinguished Service Award at ADA SmileConin Las Vegas on October 11. The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor given by the ADA Board of Trustees.


     

     

  • Dr. Martha Somerman Earns 2021 ADA Gold Medal Award

    October 11, 2021

    The American Dental Association (ADA) announced today that Martha Somerman, D.D.S., Ph.D., has been named the 2021 recipient of the ADA Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Dental Research. The ADA has presented the award every three years since 1985 to recognize individuals who, through basic or clinical research, have contributed to the advancement of the profession of dentistry or to major improvement in the oral health of the public. The award is generously supported by Colgate. 


     

  • Dr. Kathleen T. O’Loughlin Earns 2021 Distinguished Service Award

    October 11, 2021

    The American Dental Association (ADA) has awarded ADA Executive Director Dr. Kathleen T. O’Loughlin with the ADA Distinguished Service Award following a special recognition at the SmileCon opening session today in Las Vegas, ahead of her retirement after 12 outstanding years with the ADA and 40 years of service to the dental profession. The Board of Trustees usually only gives one Distinguished Service Award per year, however, this year, they chose both Dr. O’Loughlin and Rear Admiral Timothy L. Ricks, D.M.D.


     

     

  • Dr. Hatice Hasturk Earns 2020–2021 Norton M. Ross Award

    October 11, 2021

    The American Dental Association announced today that Dr. Hatice Hasturk has been named the 2020–2021 recipient of the ADA Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research. The ADA has presented the annual award, through the generous support of Johnson & Johnson, since 1991 to recognize investigators whose research has significantly impacted some aspect of clinical dentistry. 


     

  • FDI General Assembly Selects Drs. Chadwick, Gehani, Marron-Tarrazzi for Leadership Positions

    October 04, 2021

    The FDI World Dental Federation convened its first ever virtual session of the FDI General Assembly (GA), FDI 2021 World Dental Congress-Special Edition, hosted by the Australian Dental Association Sept. 26-29.


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