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Deadline approaches for dental informatics standard award

May 12, 2017 The ADA is accepting applications until July 15 for the 2017 Robert H. Ahlstrom New Investigator Award, which highlights the role dental informatics standards play in dentistry.

The award is open to dental students who are ADA members; ADA members who earned their dental degree after 2012 and member dentists pursuing an additional degree or specialty.

Permissible application submissions include an original standards-related research report that has been completed within the 2016-17 academic year but not published; a standards-related article that was published within the 2016-17 academic year; and a standards-related extended abstract poster developed within the academic year 2016-17.

Submissions must also address in 250 words or less how the research incorporates current dental standards and/or contributes to the development of dental standards.

Recipients of the Robert H. Ahlstrom award, which is named after the first chairman of the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics, receive a $1,000 honorarium and airfare and a two-night hotel stay to present their paper at ADA 2017 — America's Dental Meeting in Atlanta in October.

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