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Nominations sought for prestigious ADA research award

March 05, 2018 The ADA is accepting nominations for the 2018 Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Dental Research.

The Gold Medal Award honors individuals who help advance dentistry through basic or clinical research or improve the oral health of the public in a major way.

Every three years, the ADA recognizes the accomplishments of a single dental researcher with the award. The 2015 recipient was Dr. Steven Offenbacher, a University of North Carolina School of Dentistry researcher and professor who was recognized in part for his groundbreaking research about the relationships between periodontal disease and pregnancy outcomes.

The winner will receive $25,000, a gold medallion and, if eligible, a three-year term as a member of the ADA’s Council on Scientific Affairs.

The ADA and Church & Dwight Co. Inc. co-sponsor the Gold Medal Award.

To nominate an individual, submit a formal letter of nomination specifying the candidate’s qualifications along with the candidate’s curriculum vitae and a list of publications.

For more information or to submit a nomination packet, contact Kelly Mangold by email at

Packets can be mailed to Ms. Mangold, Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Dental Research, American Dental Association, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Fourth Floor, Chicago, IL, 60611-2678.