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Apply for ADA Foundation awards by June 30

June 02, 2017

June 30 is the deadline to apply for three ADA Foundation awards.

The ADA Foundation Dr. David Whiston Leadership Program annually provides two $5,000 awards — the Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award and Henry Schein Cares Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award — to individuals who have demonstrated leadership skills in efforts aimed at improving the oral health of the public. The award funds are designed to cover the costs associated with attending a leadership development program offered by the American Management Association.

Candidates must be nominated by a mentor; be a dental student, graduate student, resident enrolled in an accredited dental school education program or an early career dentist under 40 in his or her first five years of professional work following a residency; and have held a position within dentistry where he or she has demonstrated leadership skills. The Foundation created the awards in 2014 to honor Dr. Whiston, who served as ADA president from 1997-98, ADA trustee from 1992-96 and president of the Foundation from 2010-14.

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The deadline to apply for this award has been extended to June 30.

The deadline for the ADA Foundation Crest and Oral-B Promising Researcher Award, a new recognition launched by the Foundation and Procter & Gamble is also June 30. This award is designed to promote and recognize excellence in oral health research that advances preventive dentistry.

The winner will receive $5,000 to attend a scientific conference to further his or her knowledge and/or to present findings. With approval from the selection committee the awardee could also use the award to fund research-related expenses.

Eligible applicants include degree candidates who conduct oral health research in preventive dentistry while enrolled in one of the following degree programs at an eligible institution: D.D.S., D.M.D., Ph.D., master of science degree or master's degree in public health.

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