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ADA Health Literacy Essay Contest for Dental Students at Participating Dental Schools

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The ADA Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention (CAAP) sponsored its first pilot health writing contest for dental students in 2015 per the suggestion of Dr. Sorin Teich, Associate Professor, Department of Comprehensive Care and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. The Ohio Dental Association also collaborated on the initiative. The objectives of the contest are to increase students' knowledge about health literacy principles and build their skills in writing plain language. 

Every year since 2015, the ADA has increased the number of dental schools invited to participate in the pilot contest. All dental schools are now invited to participate.

Visit this page in September 2019 for information about the 2019 Health Literacy Essay Contest!

Previous Winning Essays:

For additional information, please contact

Sharee Clough, RDH, MS Ed healthliteracy@ada.org
Manager, Preventive Health Activities
Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention
312.440.2775