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John W. Stanford New Investigator Award for Standards-Related Research Paper

The John W. Stanford New Investigator Award was designed to encourage dentists and dental students to conduct standards-based research and standards development. Dental standards are developed by dental professionals to establish specific technical, performance and/or safety requirements for dental products.

Dental students and dentists who have earned their dental degree no earlier than 2016 and dentists pursuing an additional degree or specialty are eligible to apply for the John W. Stanford New Investigator Award. Permissible application submissions for the John W. Stanford Award include: (a) An original standards-related research report completed within the academic year 2019-2021 but not published; (b) A standards-related article published within the academic year 2019-2021; or (c) A standards-related extended abstract or poster developed within the academic year 2019-2021. The abstract should include extended detail on methods and discussion sections. All submissions must include an explanation in 250 words or less of how the research incorporates current dental standards and/or contributes to the development of dental standards. Applications are due by November 15, 2021.

Apply for the John W. Stanford New Investigator Award (PDF)

Download the John W. Stanford New Investigator Award Flyer (PDF)

The awards committee and the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs will select the winner which will be announced in January 2022. The winner will receive $1,000, domestic airfare and a three-night hotel stay to present their award-winning paper at the ADA SCDP and U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 106 on Dentistry Meeting in Atlanta in March 2022. The winner will also be announced in the ADA’s member publication, ADA News and their paper will be eligible for publication.

The namesake of this award, the late Dr. John W. Stanford, was a pivotal force in dental standards development for more than 40 years and was responsible for the establishment of the ADA’s current standards program.

Past Recipients of Stanford Award:

William 'Bo' Key
William “Bo” Key

2021: William "Bo" Key, “Fracture Toughness and Fractal Analysis of Ceramic Benchmark Materials”

2019: Emily Wible, "Long-term Effects of Different Cleaning Methods on Copolyester Retainer Properties"

2018: Claudie Pascal, "A Laboratory Model to Evaluate Tooth Bleaching Efficacy in Stained vs Non-Stained Human Teeth"

2017: Cassandra Winterrowd, "Fixation Screw Torque versus Bone Integration for Swine TMJ Implants"

2016: Haitem Naas, "Effect of Surface Treatment on Porcelain Bond Strength to Titanium"

2015: Nathaniel Lawson, "Depth of Cure of Bulk Fill Composites with Monowave and Polywave Curing Lights"

2014: Robert Yau, "Influence of Core/veneer Thickness Ratios on Failure of Bilayered Dental Ceramic Crown Systems"

2013: Noor Obaisi, “Determination of the Transformation Temperature Ranges of Orthodontic Nickel-Titanium Archwires”