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May 31 application deadline for ADA Foundation awards

May 09, 2019

Image of ADA Foundation logoDeadlines loom for a handful of ADA Foundation awards that provide financial assistance and leadership opportunities to dentists, researchers and Give Kids A Smile program coordinators.

The deadline for each of the below opportunities is May 31.

  • Dr. David Whiston Leadership Program: Two awards of up to $5,000 each – the Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award and the Henry Schein Cares Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award – for early career dentists who show leadership in efforts aimed at improving the public's oral health.
  • ADA Foundation Crest + Oral-B Promising Researcher Award: Provides up to $5,000 in financial assistance to promising researchers to pursue a career in research that advances preventive dentistry.
  • ADA Foundation Dentsply Sirona Research Award for Dual Degree (D.D.S./Ph.D. or D.M.D./Ph.D.) Candidates: Provides up to $10,000 in financial assistance to promising oral health researchers.
  • GKAS Community Leadership Development Institute (GKAS Ambassador program): The ADA Foundation provides a minimum of ten travel grants to a select group of applicants to enable them to attend a three-day training session in St. Louis, where Give Kids A Smile began.

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