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Promising dental informatics standard researchers sought for award

February 06, 2018 ADA members, including dental student members, who have completed original standards-related research and who have a dental degree earned after 2013 or are pursuing an additional degree or specialty are encouraged to apply for the Robert H. Ahlstrom New Investigator Award.

The award, named after the first chairman of the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics, aims to highlight the crucial role dental informatics standards play in dentistry.

Applicants can submit an original standards-related research report that has been completed within the 2017-18 academic year but not published; a standards-related article that was published within the 2017-18 academic year; or a standards-related poster developed within the 2017-18 academic year.

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 award will receive a $1,000 honorarium and airfare and a three-night hotel stay to present their paper at ADA 2018 – America's Dental Meeting in Honolulu.

Applications should be submitted by May 15. For more information or application materials, visit